Complaint / review text:
At 20 years old, I thought I needed a decent degree. So, one of my friends told me "We should get back on track and go back to school, maybe Westwood." This sounded perfect, especially because I had seen their commercials; and wow, they really fooled me! Long story short, I attended that college for 1 year, and I had a personal event in my life that I quit going. A few months later, I was about to re-enroll and finish off my 2 years in the Criminal Justice field; but luckily, an employee at the Anaheim Campus told me "Once you're done with this program, this will be your total debt." It was nearly $75,000. Then it clicked; she was warning me not to go back! Thank God, she did; and I just walked out!
Now, it's been 3 years, and I'm still paying Sallie Mae $23000 total now. I'm down to only $19000 for only 1 year "education." My friend that mentioned Westwood to me is now a "Westwood Graduate" with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and with now close to $100,000 in debt! And certainly her "B. S." is really what it stands for! She is nowhere in the law enforcement field and is high in debt, making loan payments over $400 - $500 per month! For all of you thinking of attending school, just sit and think "Is it really worth paying thousands of dollars just for a degree?"