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Anyone heard of this school I am thinking about getting my nursing degree and finishing up my pre reqs since they are on a quarter system and can get them done at a short amount of time. I have taken quarter classes before and its fine for me this. Anyone just getting info and debating if I should go to a community college or here.

South University? As in South University in Savannah, GA?

Yes there is one in Savannah, GA but I am looking at the West Palm BEach, FL location.

Ahhh, good deal. Well, I live in Savannah, GA for 11 years and know from experience that So. Uni is very good. Challenging, but their programs are excellent.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 43 years experience.

Ahhh, good deal. Well, I live in Savannah, GA for 11 years and know from experience that So. Uni is very good. Challenging, but their programs are excellent.

What makes you say that they are excellent? A new campus is opening up near me and I am curious about them. They seem terribly expensive and I am always leary of for-profit schools. Are they a "for-profit" school?

FoodieJ

Specializes in CVICU, CCU, MICU. Has 7 years experience.

I took my nursing pre-reqs here, i liked the quarter system. But they are incredibly expensive and I found the staff to be less then helpful at times.

I liked the small classes and the schedule, I do not like the size of my loans though.

I was just acepted into the PBSC Nursing program which starts in January, so i am finishing there

:-) much more affordable

I took my nursing pre-reqs here, i liked the quarter system. But they are incredibly expensive and I found the staff to be less then helpful at times.

I liked the small classes and the schedule, I do not like the size of my loans though.

I was just acepted into the PBSC Nursing program which starts in January, so i am finishing there

:-) much more affordable

I just applied to their Janurary program and the thing is that the price of their tuition after all my grants got in and everything in Financial Aid barely covered my expenses and I still have to come up with a private loan alternative to pay of the remaining balance. I spoke to the Financial Aid officers and she told me that almost every student that are in the nursing program have some balance to pay every month. It kind of got me nervous and being that I already have loans up to my neck right now I decided to take some of my pre reqs at PBSC and maybe go to FAU. It seems like a good school but the price is over the top.

FoodieJ

Specializes in CVICU, CCU, MICU. Has 7 years experience.

I just applied to their Janurary program .

which program? the allied health? or nursing?

academically, their programs are really good. the students come out knowing their stuff. the one in savannah does interviews to get in and continues those while you are in program. true, it is crazy expensive. i have a very good friend going through the pa program there and have had to take out private loans as well. but she said the education and intimate atmosphere she gets there is worth it for her.

wish me luck guys, i have a tour with them tomorrow at west palm campus. I finished all my pre-reqs and hopeful start their program in the spring. It come to a point that i really don't care about the expenses, i just want to get into a nursing program, get my BSN and FINISH with school than wait forever to get into a public school. i"m 20, i want to be a nurse by 22 or 23 year old.

wish me luck guys, i have a tour with them tomorrow at west palm campus. I finished all my pre-reqs and hopeful start their program in the spring. It come to a point that i really don't care about the expenses, i just want to get into a nursing program, get my BSN and FINISH with school than wait forever to get into a public school. i"m 20, i want to be a nurse by 22 or 23 year old.

So how did everything go any updates??

I went and the school is great, the lady told me they have about 90 applications and they pick about 40 student for their program. Unfortunatly It was too late for me to apply for the spring . But for the fall semester I got accepted to 2 nursing program. So I wont be apply for their program But if u interesting about southern university go for it , I think is a great school but a very expensive one...lol

I have a friend who was about to go to South University and I told her dont bother. Its way too expensive and its much cheaper to go to a regular college/uni. I dont like for profit schools at all.

I have a friend who was about to go to South University and I told her dont bother. Its way too expensive and its much cheaper to go to a regular college/uni. I dont like for profit schools at all.

what is the difference besides price??

South University is the worst school that I have ever been too. Thankfully all my classes transferred when I left the school to attend the school I am at now. South isn't necessarily bad in terms of teachers. In fact, I had a couple good teachers while attending school there. The problems lie in the following formats:

1) The school is unbelievably priced. I have never been to a worse college in terms of expense. If I would have stayed at this college I would have ate through all my financial aid before even getting to the core nursing classes. I mean talking about almost $7,000 per quarter which is unheard of. I am paying no where near that at the new school I am attending, and getting more classes.

2) The way the school is set up. It's not set up in semesters but in quarters. I am not kidding when I tell you my Anatomy and Physiology class I packed 16 chapters in 2 weeks. How is that even possible? Its not when each chapter is hefty and loaded with information. Everything in the chapters is fair game. How do you read that fast, and comprehend what your reading? You would have to have every day of those 2 weeks devoted to nothing but reading the material. When you have a family and job it's not possible. I normally have a 4.0 GPA but the same thing happened with the Medical terminology class. I ended up bringing my 4.0 down to a 3.8. I moved from another state, and had one B in a math class. But I had brought my gpa up highly and this school just does things backwards

3) They have a bunch of young kids manning the offices. I still haven't gotten one of my financial aid checks. They took forever in forwarding my transcripts. I paid online to have my transcripts sent to my new college and they never sent them out. I had to drive to the college and pick up my transcripts and hand deliver them to my new college.

I am very disappointed with this college. I think some of the teachers are great. But some are terrible. The school is unprofessional. I would recommend it to anybody. Your living in state, and are paying out of state tuition. I understand that its a private facility. But the prices are terrible and not worth the money. It did nothing but bring my GPA down. I am lucky I have a natural aptitude for my science classes or this could have been a nightmare.

And one other thing noteworthy: If your taking online classes don't be surprised if teachers drop you. Not only not taking online classes but in school classes. I was dropped from my English class because I missed 2 classes. I called in. I had to go home for a death in the family. I talked to someone and my teacher and they all assured me it would be all right. Well I get an email that I am being dropped from my classes. I rose this to the attention of the dean who fixed the problem since nobody else could and everybody blamed everyone else for the mistake. The teacher blamed the administration, and the administration blamed the teacher. I just wanted this to be dealt with efficiently which it wasn't till I rose the issue to the Dean. I was not paying a crazy expensive amount of money for 1 class to be booted out. I did two quarters there, and basically ran out of there. This is my terrible experience. It may not be the same for everybody, but before I attended the school I did some research. I saw reviews upon reviews about how terrible this school was. I didn't attend the online school at first, and went to the campus school thinking they were different. Well they weren't. This was something else quite misleading. So do your research before attending this school. I had to find out the hard way because I am bullheaded. Please don't make the same mistake. I don't know anything about the PA program. I do plan on getting my nurse practitioner degree. But really won't be coming back to this school ever again.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

I went to a college that did their school in quarters before. And yes they are for profit colleges. Their credits don't transfer and they are terribly expensive. I would never go to one again. Plus check and make sure they are accredited. I have a friend who is doing one of those colleges now for her LPN but can't do the RN because the RN is not accredited. So what's going to happen is she is paying a buttload of money for her LPN license and then if she wants to be an RN she is going to have to start all over because a regular college isn't going to take her credits that she already has. A big waste of money if you ask me.