Argosy University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (33)
Teachers are great; classes great, other students are incredibly smart and professional; the academic side is really, really good. However, the administrative side sucks badly. The disbursement of loan funds is terrible. Every stipend is delayed 3-4 weeks after start of the 8 week session. That means I have had to go HALF way through a session with no money for books, food, gas money. The company that handles the stipend keeps changing, and if you can get a human on the phone they speak Chinese, or Phillipino, or some Asian language that makes their English very hard to understand. I am ready to quit Argosy due to management of the funding. I wonder if they delay making stipend payments on purpose. Why can't the money be available on the first day, or even before a session starts? Or, at the worst, in the first 2 weeks of a session? I see complaints about stipend payments from others online. They need to make a change, get a new way to handle the money or bring in some professional analyst to fix the problem. Until then, STAY AWAY FROM ARGOSY. The classes are great, but the administration sucks.
Argosy is a money making, corporate, for profit, school. They are not invested in students or their careers. The portals, syllabus, assignments and instructions never match up. They do not accept late work. They are not helpful. This place is a joke. All locations are a joke. I have been to 3 locations. Professors (if that's what you call them) do not work with individuals. Do not go here. I wouldn't send my worst enemy to this school.
I had a good experience at Argosy and learned important skills for therapy and assessment. I got a very good education, but wish it had not cost so much as I now have outrageous student loans.
Argosy University is a fast track school which means that you can receive your degree in less time than if you go to a traditional school. They offer night classes which works best for working adults, and as a single mother that works full time, I cannot afford to go to traditional schools and expect to complete my course study in the time that I did at Argosy, much less provide for my family while doing it. It conveniently offers both online and on campus, or blended classes to fit student's work schedules and learning preferences. And the course works are rigorous and they even have professors with outstanding Curriculum Vitae so you know you're not in a "diploma mill" which is the typical view of most for profit Universities.
Argosy University was a wonderful place to study Psychology. Unfortunately, it was not broadcasted that in order to find a promising career a higher education degree needed to be obtained. The courses that they offered taught me everything I needed to know about theory and practice. They encouraged students to think outside of the box and discuss ideas with others. What was lacking was the amount of professional development and career oriented goals and learning. I feel that I was not given the proper tools to network myself properly. They did not offer very much assistance in career placement. While the instructors were very knowledgable, I believe that I did not utilize them to the full potential. I would suggest having a concrete idea of a field that you want to go into and network like crazy. Make sure to become part of different organizations to make yourself more marketable after graduation. It is a great idea to seek out help when you are looking for a promising career.
The bachelors degree completion program in Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities was an excellent program. As a woman who was working full time, this program offered night and online classes that helped me to balance my work/school life. The small class sizes offered opportunity for more hands on, practical learning.
I pursued a doctoral degree in Education. I found my courses richly informative and the Professors knowledgeable as well as available. The scheduling of classes was flexible and easily accommodated my personal calendar. Not all campuses can be or are created equal. Many of the Professors with whom I studied are no longer with the University. There's been numerous changes in personnel over the years. It's important to research where within Argosy University you will attend.
Some individual professors and classes were great, and I gained a good foundation in business principles through this degree program. However, I do not feel that it prepared me the way a masters-level program should. I came away with an understanding that I would expect of an Associates' degree. I certainly have less knowledge of my master's program study area than I gained from my bachelor's degree at a higher-quality (publicly funded) university. Also, because of the private nature of this school, the administration focuses a large amount of funding to hiring recruiters and training them to fudge the numbers (graduation rates, etc.) They do not have any targeted academic advising or support for existing students, and the vast majority of students who enroll do not complete their degrees as a result. Please look at this data before enrolling.
Pros: I found the Master's in Community Counseling program to be rigorous, with solid content. The program is CACREP accredited which is extremely important in this industry. The professors were excellent. I found a great post grad job too! I am not sure why there are so many poor reviews. My degree was well worth the time and effort. Cons: This degree took forever to complete. Three semesters of unpaid internships was really tough! Also, you were responsible to find your own internship. No university support at all for this. I expected more support in finding internship opportunities.
Excellent MA program in Sarasota. I fully enjoyed my experience and it was NOT easy by any means. Any academic program should push you past your limits and most of the negative reviews are from people who couldn't pass classes. Obviously, there is something to be said for those individuals. Education is what you put into it, like everything else in life. For me, my coursework was intense and my internships were difficult. BUT, I pushed myself and completed it. Simple. If you are looking to skate through a Master's degree, this is NOT the school for you. If you want to learn, grow and use that knowledge to actually make a difference your slice of the world and have support doing it, then Argosy University Sarasota is for you.