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How this student rated the school
Research Quality- Research Availability-
Research Funding- Graduate PoliticsA
Errand RunnersA+ Degree Completion-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]A Sufficient PayA
CompetitivenessA Education QualityA
Faculty AccessibilityA- Useful ResearchA
Extracurriculars- Success-UnderstandingA
Surrounding CityA+ Social Life/Environment-
"Individual" treatmentB FriendlinessB
SafetyA Campus BeautyA+
Campus MaintenanceA+ University Resource/spendingA-
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Errand Runners
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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: English (This Major's Salary over time)
I graduated from National's MA English program and found it very challenging and far exceeding my expectations. While the program is very demanding on my time (about 20+ hours a week), I found the curriculum and my other classmates a perfect blend. I have three other college degrees, and this program is no different in student expectations and demands.

Some may think online learning is easy or not nearly the same as being in a classroom environment. That may have been true when the Internet was new and many bogus schools appeared, but regionally accredited schools are meeting the online demand with great programs that are equal or sometimes far better enriched due to the technology. Online programs require a learner to be self-disciplined, prepared, organized, and motivated to succeed. I have had a few online classmates who were told about the demands of the program and accepted the task, but became angry with the school because they did not manage the workload well. How is that the school's fault? The curriculum demands are the same in an online class, if not more demanding, than a traditional class.

I have read several posted reviews and I frankly do not understand the complaints. Every school has its issues and service problems. I found that most problems I had with my prior degree problems was with the public university where I could not get the right person or department to help me properly. I have not found that with National. Is National perfect? No. If I would have a major problem, I would never hesitate to call the administrative office and get the proper help—immediately. I could not say that about the public university I attended—the administration would most likely not even take the call.

Bottom line, you will get what effort you put into it. National has been around for decades and has the test of time behind it. It is a nonprofit university (which I like) and it is a perfect alternative. It is a private school which means it does cost more to attend then public schools, however, this is normal and the tuition is well within the average range of other private universities.

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