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Capella University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityB Research AvailabilityA
Research Funding- Graduate PoliticsB
Errand RunnersA+ Degree CompletionA
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]- Sufficient Pay-
CompetitivenessA- Education QualityA+
Faculty AccessibilityA Useful ResearchA
Extracurriculars- Success-Understanding-
Surrounding City- Social Life/Environment-
"Individual" treatmentB FriendlinessB
Safety- Campus Beauty-
Campus Maintenance- University Resource/spendingA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Dec 31 1969
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Working in Seoul, South Korea, my only two options for a PhD were to 1) Attend an online university, or 2) attend a local university in South Korea. As the second option was not viable at all, being that I don't speak Korean, nor do I have time to attend classes in a traditional brick and mortar univiversity. So it was either attend on-line, or don't go back to school at all.

After performing my due dilligence and researching several on-line institutions, I chose to go with Capella University. It was a very good choice. Having done a graduate degree at a Tier I university, I would have to tell you that the PhD work at CU was in-line with some of the hardest work I've done at a traditional university. ALL of the professors were first rate - a comment I can't make about any of the other universities. The work was TOUGH - but for a PhD, I expected it to be. Capella understands (for the most part) the importance of a educational brand - and they have successfully branded themselves as a quality on-line institution. Yes, I have read some of the negative comments on this website about how people would NEVER higher graduates from Capella, but the many, many outstanding accomplishments of the Capella alumni more than outweigh these snobbish comments.

With advances in technology, Capella has recently upgraded their courseroom. This has been an unfortunate mistep for the University, as they have had some major problems with the new roll out. I certainly hope they can put this behind them, because I would hate to see such a fine university have their reputation tarnished because they made some missteps with on-line courseroom technology - which is supposed to be one of their core competencies. But for prospective students, don't let this put you off too much - most of the problems have been fixed. More importantly, ask yourself, are you ready to really, really work hard? Because you will at Capella, and if you are not ready for the workload that comes along with a quality education, you might think twice about Capella.

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