National University

National University (NU) is a private, nonprofit institution located in San Diego, California. NU offers bachelor's and master's degree programs through 6 schools and colleges that include Business and Management, Health and Human Services, and the Sanford College of Education.

  • Average Tuition USD 28,656
  • Acceptance Rate 90%
  • Students 17,608
  • International Students 1%
  • Total Cost USD 16,848
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 17:1

School Description

National University was founded in 1971. The university today is the second largest institution in California. NU has many locations that are spread across the San Diego County, that is in addition to regional campuses that are located in areas that include Sacramento, San Jose, and Los Angeles.

National University has over 17,000 students. NU offers its students many services that includes a writing center, bookstore, and the Student Academic Success Center. In addition, the Student Engagement and Leadership department provides plenty of opportunities for students to be engaged on campus.

Master Programs

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarized, interpreted and communicated

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Advanced Teaching Practices

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    The MS in Advanced Educator Practices provides pathways to inspired teaching and learning. The program engages candidates in opportunities, based on Universal Design for Learning design theory, to gain skills, knowledge, and expertise to become more effective teachers and transformative change agents in education.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Applied Behavioral Analysis

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that includes a six-course sequence in applied behavior analysis (ABA) that bridges applied behavior analysis in the school settings, and community. It is designed to prepare candidates for acceptable behavior management techniques and strategies in a P-12 setting. Students will develop skills to assist them navigate through the halls of P-12 academic environments with a knowledge and understanding of special education law, rules and functions of school personnel, and behavioral consultation.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Biology

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Business Administration in Spanish

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program in Spanish that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Business Analytics

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that is designed to prepare students to apply scientific knowledge to big data to find practical patterns for decision making. Organizations measure their operations, forecasting, and future strategic plans scientifically through analyzing data in marketing, sales, finances, and supply chain areas.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Clinical Regulatory Affairs

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that provides a comprehensive program of graduate study in the need, design, implementation and management of clinical trials from the biomedical industry perspective. In particular, clinical research courses focus on global regulations, standards, and statutes, which are necessary for designing, developing, obtaining approval, performing, and reporting on clinical trials.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Complementary & Integrative Healthcare

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares students to master their ability to develop a therapeutic relationship between clients and practitioners that highlights the integration of mind, body and spirit, identifies appropriate evidence-based practices and incorporates multiple modalities to achieve optimal health and healing. The curriculum emphasizes prevention, health maintenance, early intervention and patient-driven care.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Counseling Psychology

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that provides the academic pathway for students who are committed to the practice of professional counseling. There are two specializations to choose from. First is the MFT Area of Specialization, which emphasizes marriage and family therapy and is designed for students who are committed to the practice of individual, couples, family, adolescent, and child psychotherapy. Second is the LPCC Area of Specialization, which emphasizes counseling techniques and theories, including those related to career development, and is designed for students who are committed to the practice of individual and group counseling.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Criminal Justice

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Cyber Security and Information Assurance

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Data Analytics

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation for applying statistical methods to solve real-world problems. One goal of this program is to prepare students for careers in data analytics with a broad knowledge of the application of statistical tools, techniques, and methods, as well as the ability to conduct in-depth analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Another goal is to prepare students for careers with analytical database knowledge, the ability to apply analytical database tools, techniques, and methods, and the ability to design, develop, implement, program, and maintain data marts and data warehouses.

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    Digital Cinema

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that provides a hands-on experience applying dramatic narrative and cinematic concepts and professional techniques from Hollywood and independent film traditions to the creative development and production of entertainment and other media content. The digital cinema production program focuses on developing filmmakers well-versed in all aspects of low budget, independent filmmaking that can be applied to a variety of media content production environments, including commercial, corporate, and industrial promotion and communication projects; film, television, and other entertainment media distribution channels; and instructional media programs.

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    Digital Journalism

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares learners to become dynamic new media professionals capable of using emerging technologies to generate, create, and disseminate news and analysis in a competitive, fast-moving global information environment. This online program covers theoretical and practical approaches to news coverage and packaging and contemporary business and marketing models relevant to news organizations.

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    Education (Master of Arts)

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed for individuals interested in seeking professional growth and advancement in educational fields. Students will complete a six-course core focused on exploring the historical, philosophical, psychological, and social foundations education; analyzing issues of educational equity and diversity; understanding learners with learning exceptionalities; examining the foundations of curriculum, assessment, and instruction; and using educational research to deepen critical-thinking skills. This program is not designed for students seeking a teaching credential.

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    Education with Nevada Elementary Licensure

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program, with Nevada Elementary Licensure, designed for students who are committed to being instructional leaders in the K-8 setting. It is intended for students who want to obtain an initial teaching license and master’s degree at the same time. Courses for this degree meet the Nevada Department of Education requirements for an initial teaching license. This program is available only in Nevada.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Education with Nevada Licensure

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program, with Nevada Secondary Licensure, designed for students who are committed to being instructional leaders in classrooms of grades 7-12. The Nevada teacher licensure program is intended for students who want to obtain an initial teaching license and master’s degree at the same time. Courses for this degree meet the Nevada Department of Education requirements for an initial Nevada teaching license. This program is available only in Nevada.

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    Education with Teaching Credential

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program, with a Multiple or Single Subjects Teaching Credential, designed for candidates dedicated to instructional leadership in the P-12 setting. This program meets the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects teaching credential. This program is available only in California.

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    Educational Administration

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed for students who are committed to improving education and who are interested in advancing their careers by becoming school site or district administrators. It can be completed with a Nevada endorsement of Administrator of a School or a California preliminary Administrative Services credential, or without a license option for those pursuing a career in the nonpublic education sector.

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    Educational and Instructional Technology

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed for students who want to participate in the paradigm changes that technology is precipitating in both education and training, as human learning moves from print and classroom-based instruction to digital media. The history and effectiveness of change processes and the role of technology in human learning are key components to the program.

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    Educational Counseling with PPSC Credential

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that is aligned with national standards and prepares candidates for the position of school counselor. Graduates of this program generally seek employment as school counselors in P-12 schools or in an institution of higher education. Students also get a recommendation for a Pupil Personnel School Counseling (PPSC) credential.

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

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    Engineering Management

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations, and prepares individuals to plan and manage such operations. Includes instruction in accounting, engineering economy, financial management, industrial and human resources management, industrial psychology, management information systems, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control, operations research, safety and health issues, and environmental program management.

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    English

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A programs that provides a comprehensive program of graduate study in English, including core courses in literature and a rich array of electives covering the large area of academic study under the umbrella term English. The master’s in English program is ideal for teachers who desire a content M.A. beyond the credential. It is also excellent preparation for doctoral studies in English, teaching in the two-year college, or other careers requiring a high degree of literacy.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Film Studies

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Finance

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Forensic Sciences

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Includes instruction in forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, entomology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology and autopsy procedures, DNA and blood pattern analysis, crime scene analysis, crime scene photography, fingerprint technology, document analysis, witness and suspect examination procedures, applicable law and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Gerontology

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that fosters development of the conceptual and clinical foundations necessary to design and provide strength-based services to our aging population and to develop methods of inquiry and innovative practices to address the evolving needs of the growing numbers of aging persons in their communities.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Global Management

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares students to apply program content to improve decision-making skills to become more effective managers. This program is appropriate for students currently or intending to be working in organizations which operate internationally or impacted by international organizations.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Health & Life Science Analytics

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that is designed to provide students with a practical learning experience through application of statistical methods to solve real-life health and life science analytics problems. The goal of this life science analytics program is to prepare students for careers in health analytics and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Health Informatics

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed to enhance the practice of health informatics by preparing students for career growth to mid-level and leadership positions within healthcare organizations, technology, and consulting firms. This health informatics online degree program is intended for students interested in the effective use of information technologies and systems to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and affordability of healthcare.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Healthcare Administration

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed to enhance the practice of healthcare administration/management by preparing students for entry-level and middle management roles in healthcare organizations. Healthcare management involves the organization, financing and delivery of services to prevent and treat illness and disease, including programs that serve the public and private sectors at all levels - local, state, and federal.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Higher Education Administration

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that provides candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary for leadership positions in higher education administration. Candidates will learn to apply sound educational theory, leadership, and strategic management techniques in the planning, evaluation, and implementation of instructional programs and student services. Candidates will also learn strategies for managing and implementing change in the dynamic higher education environment.

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    History

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that offers a broad yet focused program of graduate training in historical research and writing. The program is well-suited for teachers who would like a discipline-based Master’s degree beyond the credential. It is also excellent preparation for a career with the State Department, teaching History at the community college, doctoral studies in History, or any career in the public or private sectors requiring advanced research, analytical and writing skills.

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    Homeland Security and Emergency Management

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that represents an interdisciplinary area of research and application that brings together the fields of homeland security, terrorism, and emergency management as they relate to man-made and natural disasters.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Human Behavior

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed for people desiring greater knowledge of the behavioral sciences. The degree exposes the student to a wide array of behavioral topics covering personal, social and organizational issues. The program is intended for students who have specific ambitions in the fields of supervision, management, and administration, but should also appeal to students undergoing life transitions, seeking personal or career growth, or requiring preparation for doctoral-level training.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Human Resource Management

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Information Technology Management

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that teaches students to develop the skills needed to design, build, and manage IT infrastructures, along with career skills such as project management, software design, database management, cyber security administration, problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking.

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    Journalism

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program where students produce creative work and refine it through workshops that focus on developing craft in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or screenwriting. In online workshops, students write constructive critiques of the work of their classmates, read modern texts from the writer’s perspective, and participate in generative writing activities.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Juvenile Justice

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed to prepare candidates who want to work in education, law enforcement, probation, social work, etc. with the skills necessary to develop specific strategies and solutions that are practical and effective when working with juveniles with disabilities.

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    Management Information System

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Mathematics for Educators

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that is appropriate for students who want a broad background in pure mathematics, including those who desire to be a mathematics educator, prepared for teaching in a community college or in the first two years of a college program. It is also aimed at high-school teachers who would like to expand their mathematics background and improve their credentials. The program will give students greater expertise in both mathematics and mathematics education. This program does not confer any state certification as a teacher.

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    Nurse Anesthesia

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that provides students with a solid foundation in the basic sciences pertinent to anesthesia care delivery.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Nursing

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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    Organizational Leadership

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed to prepare diverse learners to become effective, change-oriented leaders in an international society. It uses distinctive and challenging curriculum that integrates theory with practice, personal success with service to others, and information technology with creativity, empathy, and democracy.

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    Performance Psychology

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses upon the intersection of performance psychology techniques, counseling, peak performance, and sport science. The coursework covers theory, research, and applied techniques across the fields of business, exercise physiology, the fine arts, military and combat psychology, and sport psychology.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Professional Screenwriting

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    An online program that provides an in-depth study of the art of film, TV, and transmedia writing wherein students learn to create compelling, well-structured stories with memorable characters. Students will also acquire a foundational understanding of how to market themselves and their work in the entertainment industry.

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    Public Administration

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed for students who want to pursue a career in government management at the federal, state, or local level and nonprofit management. This online program is delivered and maintained through designed structured learning objectives within each class, all of which are foundational to the culminating research activity. The public administration graduate program provides a wide range of skills in financial management, budgeting, quantitative methods, urban planning and redevelopment, personnel policies, politics, and grant writing.

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    School Psychology with PPSP Credential

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares students to function as a school psychologist in a school setting. It offers the unique opportunity to make a positive impact on educational effectiveness and the lives of students. Students also get a recommendation for a Pupil Personnel School Psychology credential (PPSP).

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    Special Education (Master of Arts)

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed for teachers already licensed with a preliminary or clear credential in special or general education and/or for professionals who want to broaden their intellectual and professional understanding of the role of special education. In this Master of Arts program, candidates will expand their knowledge by developing, analyzing, and evaluating innovative and ethical practices in special education; and sustaining their commitment as educational practitioners and leaders in the field of education.

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    Special Education (Master of Science)

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed for educators and other professionals who want to gain knowledge and skills in working with students who have disabilities and other special needs. Students will learn about educational learning problems and teaching strategies to enhance the performance of students. This Master of Science program is aligned with the Education Specialist Authorizations and standards of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and is available only in California.

  • 11355 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Special Education (Master of Science) with Nevada Licensure

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program, with Nevada licensure and endorsement for generalist resource room, designed to present a variety of research validated methods, techniques, and opportunities to develop knowledge and skills to create and implement instructional programs that will positively impact the learning of K-12 students with special needs across developmental domains. Courses for this degree meet the Nevada Department of Education requirements for Nevada teaching licensure. This program is available only in Nevada.

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    Strategic Communications

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares students to assume professional positions in organizations that must meet the challenges of operating in an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment. This program equips graduates with both theoretical and practical approaches to developing strategic communications programs that enable organizations to meet their goals and objectives. Each course provides an essential stepping stone on the way to planning, executing, and evaluating effective strategic communications efforts.

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    Sustainability Management

    USD 12,096 Tuition Fee

    A program designed to provide methods and theories appropriate to the study of sustainability from business perspectives to practical engineering. Students will be exposed to managerial key ideas and practices with sustainable perspectives: risk assessment, life cycle, lean supply chain, firm excellence and innovation. Students are also exposed to combine engineering and sustainability concepts into the management practices of energy, environment, watershed and buildings.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Established in 1971

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    National University named its College of Education in honor of the contributions of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.

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          • , A practical education for the working person.

            BBA and JD - the school that made it possible for me to get undergraduate and graduate degrees while working full time, with hands on instructors who were experienced and working in the fields they taught, teaching us like it is, and not how it might be in theory.

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            , National University Great Fit for Working Adults with Busy Schedules

            National University provided ease of access to classes that fit my busy schedule. Class size and hours were optimum. The academic instruction was provided by individuals with experience in the fields they taught which brought "hands on" real life application of information shared. Excellent choice to further educational goals.

          • , Great flexible platform for college education

            Joined as a foreign student. Very nice streamlined process for admission. Good support given for flexible options, campus jobs etc. The teachers who were professionals from the industry also helped in grooming me to face real life scenarios. Very helpful in overall development, especially when you are new in the country.