Carlos Albizu University - Miami
- 4 Year
- MIAMI, FL
Carlos Albizu University - Miami Reviews
Rating 3.77 out of 5 112 reviews
Not a genuine place at all - check out how many students pass the state exam for psychology, mental health, etc .. you will see how much integrity this institution lacks, it says a lot regarding the type of training they provide. There are also no opportunities or networking a D school overall. The academic experience is low - they pretend they care, but they don’t - the curriculum is old and they think they are the best - some professors are Arrogant- they just pretend to be good but just stay away. No campus safety, no student life no cafeteria - sound good enough ?
They treat you like a number not a person. They dont comunicate anything about scholarships or tuition guides. Only they are interested to get you on finantial aid by the way the most expensive and the classes take up to 4 months when other universities take up to 2 months per class. In my case I spent 2 years studying and they decide to dismiss me without any intention to help.... the feedback for evaluations very poor non specific. They apply policies for their convenience no yours. The GPA is 3.00 you have to reach it but they dont apply the policy to give you the grade before 10 days you deliver your research papers. One more, they keep your originals papers even when you are dismissed, why? I dont have the minimum idea. They make you waste time and money to borrow... awful! Its incredible!
Small intimate classes make for a more one-on-one learning experience. Professors vary in experience and knowledge. Some classes very easy (almost too easy) and some classes are more difficult. Good professors are far and in between, but this is a great university for people who find is especially hard to do well in school. At least in the undergrad level, the classes are relatively easy to pass. Also great if you want to pursue career in Psychology or Mental Health industry. However, if you want to study anything else, probably not the best choice for you. No gym, no sports, no fun events. Community involvement is lacking.
School did a very nice clean up on the Psychology area.
There are students from all over attending classes at this campus. Anywhere from Haiti, Cuba Colombia, Jamaica, etc.
Campus overall is pretty safe. There is only one security guard that I have seen at the main entrance of the campus. There's no one covering the back side.
There really is no party scene at this institution. The university is too small.
The school is mostly surrounded by businesses/warehouses. There are a couple of apartments and homes near by.
There are a variety of personalities at this school. Since the masters program takes place in the evenings, most people are in work wear.
The school is relatively small, there is not much to look at. The upside there are tables outside the campus where you can enjoy a break outdoors.
There are not a lot of restaurants close by, there are your typical chain restaurants close by that do get boring after awhile. The upside is that the mall is close by and you can get a bite to eat there. I have no seen a restaurant that gives discounts for Carlos Albizu students. All the "healthy" places do require a bit of a drive.
The professors are very informative and have made the classroom experience tolerable; considering we are in class for 2 1/2 hours each class. The style of how the classroom is ran is a completely different compared to my undergraduate experience. At Carlos Albizu University, the classes are smal, and the professors know you on a personal level.
The school offers practicum in your perspective degree.
Miami has many different kinds of restaurant from Greek to your all American classic burgers. Prices range from $1- $45 a plate. Many vegan restaurants.
I enjoy my program every semester we have from one-four guest speakers, I am happy to have been accepted into PSI CHI honors, which is for psychology majors with a 3.5 or above. Professors are excellent at teaching their subject. Classes are extremely interesting and workload can sometimes feel like a lot, but at then end one can notice one has learned a lot by it.
The application process was easy. At first I was uneasy about attending CAU and staying in Miami or going to another school in Pompano beach, but after seeing the great importance the school places on Psychology and the students I was quickly drawn in. In my interview I noticed the admissions counselor paid close attention to everything, from how my nails were done to the way I spoke. I was making sure that they had everything they needed for me to start, they had trouble obtaining my transcripts from Miami Dade College electronically, but was able to mail it to them.
As a psychology major at Carlos Albizu I feel lucky. My professors are passionate with what they teach, the workload is a lot in some classes but always dealing with the class subject. Professors are often giving us advise with our field of choice and concern with the direction we are headed with our chosen major. There are many internship/job opportunities they host a job fair every year. Talking to almost anyone on campus you can be directed as to where to apply.