MONROE COLLEGE

U.S.A. New York

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I just want to know what anyone knows about this school? what do you think about it?

Specializes in Behavioral health.

I knew people who attended Monroe College back when it was still a Junior College more than 10 years ago, now it offers graduate degrees. I don't want to frighten you but knowledge is power. I have a very low opinion of the place. The academics were not on the college level and the attrition rate high. Students often were steered into taking out student loans to attend the place then wind up not graduating and be in a lot of debt. I would not recommend Monroe for anyone except an experienced working professional who needs a piece of paper to get a raise or promotion.

Now that was many years ago. Hopefully things have changed. Also because a nursing program has to maintain certain standards to be accredited, your education should be sound. I trust you know what's best for yourself, but $24K for a LPN program is very pricey. Are they offering automatic acceptance to a RN program with full transfer of credit? Have you looked into public programs at CUNY, BOCES, NYCDOE, SUNY.

guiltysins

887 Posts

I haven't heard much about Monroe now that I think about it. The only thing that turned me off about the school was that it was a for-profit institution.

Specializes in Behavioral health.

Remain vigilant and assertive and I'm sure you'll make it through. Good luck in your studies.

life_aknew

143 Posts

i don't have a personal experience with monroe college, but my cousin (who is my bff) is in their lpn-rn program and from what i hear via her...it was horrible. a few of the professors are said to have been very vindictive and unprofessional. my cousin said that the they are constatnly tested on material never mentioned in class and that some of the professors would also turn a blind eye to some students who were obviously cheating...

just last week my cousin called me very upset. she had spent this whole time going to school while working and studying up the yazoo for finals; when the administrative board told her that they weren't going to be able to offer her a spot next year after all. according to my cousin the school had given them the ati or teas test and told them that it wasn't necessary to study for it. but this is the reason why she can't attend the program, because of her low testing scores.

a group of students complained about this while others had went on to register for other programs when they saw that there was a huge problem with the college. the school ended up calling my cousin back to offer her another chance at taking the test and even provided her with a bunch of ati testing books. my cousin feels that it's too little too late, especially since they want her to take the test next friday. is she going to do it? sure. at this point she has nothing to lose and being that she is still going to be responsible for the loans she took out, i can see why she would try to take it again and stick out what she started with them.

i don't know, this may have just been her bad experience but it was enough for me to steer clear of monroe college-period.

good luck with whatever you decide.

meredith8

15 Posts

oh ugh i would love to hear from other students their opinions as well please......i think that is crazy i think i will sit in on a class if they let me before going if i get accepted or seomthing? 20 grand is alot

donnasRN

74 Posts

oh ugh i would love to hear from other students their opinions as well please......i think that is crazy i think i will sit in on a class if they let me before going if i get accepted or seomthing? 20 grand is alot

Yes, it's a lot of money for an LPN program especially since most facilities require an ADN or BSN. I'm paying maybe $10,000 more for a BSN lol

take2dskye

21 Posts

Im sorry but to me...monroe college is just one of those private, no name, 'tech' feel kind of schools that charge an arm and a leg for a nursing (lpn, not even an adn..jeesh) degree. I wouldnt recommend this place to anyone.

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