Westervelt College

  (1.55/5.00)   |  15 Reviews
Westervelt College is a established in (unknown). The campus is located in and hosts students with an endowment of .  
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15 Student Reviews of Westervelt College

  • I had a wonderful time at the school and now i’m working full time on a great salary. I’m a bit surprised by the reviews below, but overall im very happy with my decision and where i am right now in my life. Westervelt was the right decision for me!

    Overall Score: (4.09/5.00)
  • Enrolling at Westvelt College was one of the worst decisions of my life. I was treated like a second rate citizen and dropped out after roughly a month. I wasn’t getting enough out of the school and it was also extremely overpriced.

    Avoid like the plague!

    Overall Score: (1.09/5.00)
  • What Happened?

    My sister attended Westervelt a few years ago and raved about it, but clearly things have changed. I graduated from the executive administration program and was extremely disappointed with my experience.

    The smaller class sizes were ideal, but the courses themselves felt like I was back in high school. I’m nearly 40 years old, so this felt like a waste of my time. The admin staff was not particularly friendly or helpful and I personally felt neglected by my teachers. I missed a few days due to a death in the family and they were attempting to guilt trip me.

    There has been little to no support from employment services and I’m still jobless.

    I don’t recommend attending this college.

    Overall Score: (2.54/5.00)
  • Recently graduated from the Travel and Tourism program. The course was excellent and instructors very professional. Using the GES now to apply for jobs. I had a very positive experience here. The school is smaller and the student to instructor ratio very low. The atmosphere very positive – lots of involvement from the dean and the office staff to be involved with students. An excellent alternative to 2 and 3 year programs.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • I would have to agree with ALL of the negative comments on here. And I will advise my ex school peers to submit a review as well. All Westervelt was interested in was money. There were a few of us in the class who were very devoted to doing well and extremely hard working. We would attempt to use the computer lab to work on Excel, Word, etc. only to be told there was a class in session. As well, if you wanted to spend time studying before a test, sorry about your luck. Absolutely NO PLACE to go. We would be sitting on the floor outside of a classroom. I would not recommend this school to anyone nor would my schoolmates. Go to Fanshawe and get a real education. Despite the fact that there were a few excellent teachers, most were unqualified.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • The Police Foundations program was promised to be the best in Canada. I assure you, it is not. Though a college like Fanshawe might not have the best reputation, at least you get an average diploma, which is accepted across Canada. Westervelt is only acreddited in Ontario.

    The quality of many of the Police related subjects was acceptable, but the filler courses like typing, and especially English, were horrifying. Our teacher had only ever finished a college level of english herself, and had not gone to teacher’s college. I found myself correcting her grammar and phrase usage all too often.

    There is but one saving grace for the entire program. The instructors. Almost all of which were successful ex-police officers with a lot of experience and knowledge. Even still, none of them were qualified teachers, and some would literally have three hour long sessions with nothing but talking about how amazing they thought they were.

    One of the bigger problems (there would never be enough space on this website to list them all) is the massive pricetag that comes along with the program. Fanshawe offers police foundations at somewhere in the $2,000/year range, for a two year course. Westervelt offers a less versatile, less accredited, and less useful course for $16,000 for a single year. this includes tuition ($14,000), uniforms ($1,000(which you can’t keep. they take them back at the end of your 6 months with it)), and books ($1,000 (you aren’t allowed to buy used books. buying their brand new books is mandatory))

    The two worst things about this school, are the fact that it is a private school and the administration. Since its a private school, they aren’t funded by the government. they are free to allocate money how they please. and as long as you still fork over your monthly payment, they will string you along, even if you didn’t pass any of your classes from the semesters before. up until the end of the year when they fill you in with “Thanks for your effort, but due to that class you fail in the first term, you can’t graduate.” The administrative staff will do literally anything to keep you paying, while at the same time, will do nothing to help you get through the year.

    In conclusion, the very talented salesmen will promise you a tantalizing career after a short stay with them, but as soon as you sign on the dotted line, the monster that is private education will drain you of your finances, and kick you to the proverbial curb.

    Thank you.
    And also, wasn’t a big fan of the school.
    Dylan

    Overall Score: (1.45/5.00)
  • DO NOT ATTEND THIS COLLEGE….it is just a scam!!! They are every unprofessional and DO NOT reject anyone. Go to a real school where there are admissions requirements like Fanshawe.

    This school is simply a waste of time and money. The sales person motive is to get as many students enrolled as possible.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • I went for this school thinking i will improve my computer and writing skills, i end up after 9 month with nothing though i graduated with diploma in executive administration with honor , i will start with the english courses their , it was like grade 4 or 5 level, we even never used computer in writing the treacher that teach the english courses no nothing about teaching , and she even does not have a degree in teaching , she has only diploma from westervelt collge, same for teacher for Accounting Computer , he is only a kid just gradute from westervelt college and if i asked him any question, he use to tell me that i have the book why i do not read and made fun of me, they have excellent computer instructor that i really appricate his patient and willing to help. I have no plan to use this diploma where i learend nothing but i had to complete for OSAP sake, never ever go their all my friend could not find a job using this diploma,

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • “Bill GatesSeptember 17, 2012”
    “HAHA… Thank god for me finding this site. I’m going to take the extra time and try to get myself into Fanshawe instead. Maybe take a few upgrade classes at Wheable before I apply for Sept 2013.
    And to think I almost got duped by that glorified salesman Gardner.”

    This is more than likely another fake blog! please research the Validity of this (BILL GATES) really? I don’t think so! This is violation if proven not to be Bill Gates of S.403(1) Identity Fraud!

    Remove this now!

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • HAHA… Thank god for me finding this site. I’m going to take the extra time and try to get myself into Fanshawe instead. Maybe take a few upgrade classes at Wheable before I apply for Sept 2013.

    And to think I almost got duped by that glorified salesman Gardner.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • This school is a joke, if you want to be a RMT and actually PASS your board exams go to Fanshawe. During my time I was told by the less than helpful instructors that they don’t get paid enough to help me. I watched for 18 months the teachers spend more time on facebook and getting massages from other students than answering our questions. And it shows, our class had a 20% pass rate on the board exams and all of us with the same issue. Not proper training due to the some of the nonsense teachers just happy to get a easy job. So out another $700 and wasting 5 more months before we can redo the exams. This place just wants your money, and in return you get the most unproductive waster of money. Oh and if you see any positive comments I would bet you that its the office staff….since I have yet to meet someone with something positive to say.

    Overall Score: (1.36/5.00)
  • Monster on a highway with coldblooded, arrogant, dictator -like leaders in pencil-skirts and they followers. They get shaky when you do not obey they way of thinking and ready to jump crashing your bones before swallowing you half alive.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • STAY AWAY FROM THIS BUSINESS! You will be mislead into thinking you will be trained for a career, only to find the quality of the education is “in my opinion” less than high school standard. There is also a high chance that this BUSINESS will not fulfill their contract and, you stand little chance of getting your money back or, gaining meaningful employment in your field of training without paying out more money elsewhere. This is a totally lose lose situation. (in my opinion)

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • That’s the best choice you’ll ever make in your entire life. If you don’t think you’ll make it into Fanshawe or any other community college take some classes at Wheable or Centre for Lifelong Learning and upgrade your credits to get higher marks.

    It may end up taking twice as long, but it will be worth it in the end.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • In my opinion, you should NOT waste your time with this school. The admissions staff, who are really slick salesmen promise you the moon, but in the end you’re left with a worthless piece of paper and even worse off than you were before you started because you have a massive OSAP loan. That is, if you are even able to finish, in which case you’ll just be left with a loan that you can’t pay off.

    The instructors, many of whom are NOT trained as teachers don’t have the scope of knowledge or skills (for lack of a better term) that a teacher should have. This is a SERIOUS red flag. They may know the subject that they’re teaching, but can they actually teach? YMMV with that one. They also play favorites and ‘bully’ those that they don’t like, if not that, then they just won’t care if you have a concern or question.

    The NACC (National Association of Career Colleges) or whatever they call themselves is a self governing agency. They make it sound like “national accreditation” from the NACC is better than regional accreditation, which is what a public college would be.

    I have never been so disappointed in anything in all my life.

    Preying on the desperate, shame on you Westervelt! I’ll bet the founders of the school would be spinning in their graves if they knew the sorry state of affairs that this place is in.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)

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