Argosy University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (101)
I am currently receiving my Ed.D from Argosy and it has been a pleasant experience. My professors were knowledgable and helpful throughout the program. I had one instructor that I did not agree with or care for due to his warped views, but that happens at all universities.
Otherwise, I have no complaints!! My dissertation committee is involved and readily available, offering guidance and feedback. I am surprised by many of the negative comments regarding Argosy...it has worked well for me and my schedule. I would recommend this school to others, but I would also urge students to find the program that works best for their lifestyle. I've enjoyed my experiences at Argosy University...
The school lures you in with such a caring nature. But once you are enrolled, you get a quick stipend to appease you. Later you may find yourself locked out of class. Now they have decrease the amount of classes to only one every five weeks, this sets you up for failure.
As you progress the classes dwindle down to two to three students, and the faculty get an "impatient" attitude when you attempt to ask anything about your finances. Lo and behold, the tuition keeps increasing, and is now $1620 per class! Stay away! I am exploring a transfer as we speak. I have a GPA above 3.5 nd take my education very seriously, however the faculty don't seem to, with the exception of a few that really care!
Argosy is only interested in money. They have no academic counselors who stay with them more than three months. In twelve months of my education, I was assigned FIVE academic advisors. I was told the obvious deception that the advisors were so great, they were given promotions... yeah right. I wasted a year of my time and over fifteen thousand dollars.
Oh by the way, what ever tuition they start you at, it will increase each and every term. I was given wrong information by the new academic advisor and wrong information by the new, financial aid advisor. BIG mistake going to this school online. I am so sorry for attending there, please don't make the same mistake...
Advice Stay Away From Argosy Online.. When you first enroll they are nice..When you get close to finishing..they get nasty..will cheat you out of money with bogus charges.After they get all the financial aide out of you..they will withdraw you..Good luck with answers why.And don't get sick while taking a class and try to withdraw from a class..they will give you a F.. Deceptive accounting practices. You can have a 95 average in a class and they will fail you.
They don't want you to graduate..Always new student advisers and financial reps. Coursework was okay. Online instructors were great except two.
I must address some of these negative feeds. Any college that you attend, either online or campus based, will have their faults. Students throughout history have had problems with either teachers,staff, or certain communications. As a student, one must expect some of these contingencies; however, if it is the education that you seek, I feel that you will find it at Argosy. What you are willing to put in, you will get out! As for representatives calling you in order to gain your enrollment, of course they are going to call you and harass you in order to gain a student! DUH!!!
If you are not interested, tell them. As for the $50 enrollment fee, in most circumstances they will waive that for you! No one is putting a gun to your head to make you attend college; you attend because you want the education and the good career path. If you are not willing to put in the work, then online school isn't for you. You will have to do a lot of reading and a lot of compositions! Being a full-time student is the same as having a full time job, if not more difficult. If you have to work to support yourself or your family, keep this in mind. The workload from a college can't be lessened because one has to work. A college education means work.
As for financial aid, let me tell you, I had only been enrolled in Argosy for 3 weeks and they had already released a stipend check for me! As for grades, they require that you maintain a certain GPA in order to pass the classes; I think this is a good thing. It shows that they take grades seriously! I love this college and have no problem finishing my MA in Forensic Psychology here!!
This school is way over rated..expensive... The staff is rude..rude..rude.. I felt pushed into going and then regreted it so much. 3 credits that tranfered and I had to wait to start my new school, waiting on my transcripts. I wish there was a way to take them to court for all the debt they racked up in financial aid on me. 28,000 for three credits...give me a break!!!
Word of wisdom, ask questions and ask about transfering credits... you will be amazed.They are nice until they got you!!! Then your S.O.L. I have just completed my third term at Everest University and already I have 37 credits in 9 months time,Do your homework when you decide..If they are pushy to the point you cannot think straight, believe me there is a good reason!!!
I took classes at Argosy University for 10 months. The day before Thanksgiving, they called me and said that suddenly my financial aid was not enough and I had to agree to pay them X amount of dollars a month out of pocket otherwise I would be locked out of class. Sure enough, I was locked out. The bachelor's degree here costs almost $64K when the same degree at a top 10 online school costs less than half that.
It seemed like every time I logged on, I'd have a different counselor. The turnover rate there seems very high. Once someone called me and stated that the other person had gotten "promotion with the company" and moved on. This was a big red flag for me.
In my first class, there was another student who clearly had no business in college. She wrote on a second grade level and her contributions were far removed from what we were instructed to do. The instructor treated her well but this was another red flag. It seems like they accept students just to get the money. Some of the instructors don't seem really interested. Some do. The classes are 5 weeks each which is something I loved but not enough to keep me there. I transferred out last week.
This school sucks, plain and simple. They want to take your money, but not give you a break when it comes to my computer crashing. I got online tonight to do my homework and their site is totally down. Do you think they will give me an extension on my schoolwork now?? Doubt it. Argosy is a JOKE.
I have attended Argosy for nearly two years now. It has been an awesome experience.I would recommend this school in a heartbeat! I love Argosy because of the learnig environment and the individuals who are there to aid in successful outcomes. The course material is easily assessable and teaches relevant information pertaining to each class. I would suggest this school over any other online program available.
I was in the Doctorate program for several years. I took all the classes and did well and learned significantly. I also passed my comps.
A few years ago every few months you had to go to Sarasota and have all weekend classes, from 2 pm on Friday until 5 pm on Sunday. That was the best part of the program and they have cancelled that part. I guess to compete with other online programs that did not have that requirement. I learned a lot networking and learning from my co-students.
I thought the teachers were fairly good, some better than others and one really bad. But all that is to be expected. The online learning is a little different but it worked out well for me. Then the real bad news. I started out working on my dissertation and somehow I had a dissertation chair that did nothing. I received no guidance or anything.
Since I knew nothing about the dissertation process, or at least very little since this was my first time, I thought everything was going good and I kept writing. I wrote about a 150 page dissertation without doing things just the right way. Of course I had zero help or advice. When my dissertation chair changed they gave me someone that I could not understand. I mean really not understand. I would correspond by email and I would kind of understand what he was saying but when I spoke to him in person or on the phone I could not understand what he was saying at all. I could understand that he told me everything I did was wrong. So after paying a lot of money I was going nowhere. So I complained and they gave me another dissertation chair. I think this was really just to get another semester of payments out of me. This guy just told me I needed to totally start over on my dissertation. He would not approve anything I did or help with any ideas.
Even my adviser gave me some good ideas and when I would copy it almost word for word, just to see a response, my chair would not even give it any positive feedback. So at the end they would not even reply to my emails. My problem with my dissertation, I now know, is my research question wasn't satisfactory. I was doing more of pure research. I wish someone would have told me before I spent several years on this. With just a little help I could have done this. In addition my last chair told me my research has to be totally new and something no one has every done before. Well that is a pretty tall order and I have found out you can extend the learning and still have new things for the research. My topic was the move from US GAAP to IFRS and to find something that no one has ever written about is very difficult and probably if you you did find a topic no one would care anyway, it would be so obscure.
Just to check on this I came up with a very very narrow focused topic and something I am sure no one has ever researched before and sent it to my chair. Once again he did not respond. This degree was very important to me. I am sorry I went through three chairs and 3 advisers, which hurt my chances a lot. Later on in the process I found out they had a few very competent people in the school that could help me, people in the office for business dissertations, but you still have to get things past you chair.
I have other plans now to move forward and be successful but spending a lot of money on this degree and not achieving it has hurt me financially as well as for possible jobs. I am looking for other options for my future though.