Ashford University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (573)
First of all, I am baffled at all the negativity regard Ashford. I have been at this school for a year and a half, and the experience has been just great. people with all there negative comments must have not done anything right, didn't work hard, didn't follow through with their programs, ect. This school is accredited and businesses WILL hire you if you meet the requirements. Has anyone ever heard of networking? Yes, not all businesses are going to hire you just because you have a piece of paper. It takes a little more than that. I would recommend this school to anyone, because I find that it is a great school. Yes, its expensive - Averaging at $430 per credit hour, which is NOT that bad. All online colleges are expensive. College is not cheap, people. Deal with it, or go somewhere else. By the way, I have a 3.63 GPA and graduating in March of 2016.
I have had a wonderful experience at Ashford University. The professors are extremely qualified. Education has always been about the effort a person is willing to exert. In today's world, brick and mortar school are no longer necessary to receive a credible education. The university is well organized, supportive and convenient.
My Ashford experience was a very good one, I received credit for my military experience as well as my current employment endeavors. So ,I was able to get a bachelor's degree in three and a half years. The classes and instructors were a challenge at times, but overall it was a great experience.
Horrible School, do not attend this school how can graduate and recieve your degree went through all the procees of them conferring your degre and they come back a year later saying its no good wow what a joke of a school now you have to pay back the money you got with no degree. PLEASE LOOK SOME WHERE ELSE FOR SCHOOL PLEASE.
I would not chose this college again. If I wasn't almost done, I would transfer. The classes are basic and don't require a whole lot of work. I feel as though I am basically paying for my degree and to write a few papers about 3-8 pages in length. Some of these classes are a joke too. Just a way to make money in my opinion. The finances are crazy and trying to get your disbursement, well you better just sit back and wait for it becauase it's not coming soon. I was signed up for a class that required a pre requisite and bought a book and then the day before class began, I was told I couldn't take it! Wouldn't recommend.
Horrible. I stopped attending because the professors and classes were awful. I now attend a new school and just received a $3,000 bill from Ashford. AWFUL do not go here. They are happy to take your money and not tell you. I was often more educated than the professors anyway.
Excellent program for three reasons: it allowed me to tailor my 'class time/study-time' to what worked best for my work and travel schedule; it is truly a 'you get out of it what you put into it' kind of program'; and the overall level of tasks and requirements for the courses was more than appropriate for what the course was really about. Yes, it is is distance learning, but unlike a campus setting, it is about doing the work, not dealing with the ego issues of a face to face professor and the stress that can create. The Forbes School of Business is a good program--you learn new things but you you learn, most importantly, how to THINK about new things--and that is what an executive needs to be able to do in order to effectively lead teams and manage new situations. Finally, at the end of it all, one has to take the (relatively new) National Comprehensive Examination for MBA Candidates. I admit a great deal of trepidation because this is the same exam that all of the folks at the "real" business schools take: how would I do? How well was I really prepared? I scored in the 99th percentile--not a brag, but it shows that I really had learned what I needed to do to be competitive with other MBA program graduates. Do I wish I had gone to a 'big league' B-school? Sure--but time and circumstances did not allow me to do that given my job and career status; given that, the flexibility made the Forbes School a great alternative for me.
I enjoyed my studies overall. As with any school some instructors are better than others. However for 95% of my classes they were nothing but helpful and encouraging. I had a great experience however you are left to your own as far as absorbing and understanding the material. For math related classes this gets difficult. I finished (just this week) with a 3.62 GPA
From day two, excluding day one because I assumed I was where I should be, they put me in wrong program, took money out of my acct without authorization, lied to me and told me if I wanted to be in another program to pay $50 and they would do it. I am thinking of taking them to the BBB because I was going into the Bachelor of Psychology when they told me that if I started out in the A.S. degree I would get one semester free. I was happy, until I found out the one I was in was incorrect for transferring over and I would need additional classes. They have been rude, unethical, not customer friendly, and it took me forever finally asking another student, how to request my next set of books.
I just graduated in July, 2015. My overall satisfaction with Ashford is good. All my instructors were intelligent and had there doctorates. Enrolling was easy and I had 74 units transferred from my JC where I got my AA. The cost benefit analysis is positive, less then $20k overall to get my bachelors including my JC costs. You get settled in to a rhythm pretty quick, rotating classes every 6th week, which I liked. I had my worries about if I made the right choice on a college but Ashford has everything that matters accreditation wise. Im just starting my job search so I will see if the degree pays off. You get out what you put in, I busted my butt and never missed an assignment and put quality time into my studies and I got a 3.91 g.p.a. I made the dean's list every semester and was invited to the Golden Key Society and was inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda.