Ashford University Reviews
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First of all I loved Ashford. It may be a bit expensive , but college is. If you are in an online program, expect a stigma, but times are changing, more and more universities have online programs, this is a fact. I transfered classes from junior college and a SWAC university, all the professors had master degrees and my advisor never changed. I received all they promised, my advisor even advised on the cost!!!! I am proud to say that I graduated from Ashford with honors and my employer does not look down on it, I put in the blood, sweat and tears to get a degree, period!!! I could go on on, just wanted to add that some of the Negativity is not founded. Remember that folks that have a negative experience are more likely to voice an opinion, For me it was great and now I am experiencing the rewards of my hard work.
I felt compelled to write a review on behalf of Ashford University as a student and not an employee. All the negativity I have read is far from the opposite to my experience. My student advisor may have changed a few times, but who cares--as long as I have one. Secondly, people complaint of cost; well, one should be smart enough in this day an age to do a little research on school tuitions before enrolling like I did. I loved the rep that helped me enroll in school, if it were not for him; I would not have known that my work offers tuition reimbursement and since they are accredited; my company pays up to $5,000 of the cost. Yes, I agree that the tuition cost is excessive; but then again,. so is the cost of technology. One can pay hundrerds of dollars for a smartphone (yearly), but is complaining about their cost for their future. I am nearing my junior year and I have nothing but good things to say about the staff. The instructors are quick to answer my questions and have even praised me on several occassions for my excellent work. I have not been in a school setting since 1996 and so, I was freaking out; however, Asfhord helped be get through it. I work 10-hour days----5 days a week and so, this has become a very flexible way I can learn and further my academic and professional career. My theory is, if you cannot follow the simple instructions and questions of an instruction, than one is not putting in their 110% effort. I say this because I hate math with a passion, which I always failed math; but yet, with the help of my teacher, classmate, and resources, I was able to pass the class with a 94% since I gave more than 110%. Moreover, because of this school, I have been inducted into 2 different well known honor societies since so far I have aced all my classes because of my drive for success. I find it interesting that people can complain when in fact, they have the choice to do whatever they please including how they spend their money. I do agree with the positive comments that unless you put your best foot forward and strive for success, you will fail in anything you do in life. In order to face the easy road to life, one must face turbalance and hardship to get there. Life was never meant to be easy, look what Jesus Christ (if you believe) endured for our sins. Overall, I am loving this school for getting me to have some college courses under my belt in oppose to just a high school diploma. Since I enrolled in school, my grades have granted me two HUGE raises. Therefore, for those that say that this school is not worth it, well it was to me because I get paid more than double than I was before beginning this school and it is not as hard as many make it out to be. If you have apurpose in life, than make it happen. #PlainAndSimle
Ashford University seemed to be the only online college that offered a degree to obtain my career goal. The enrollment adviser was great. I attended for a year, every week or so they change your Academic Advisers, Either Instructors do not care or are just idiots. I have not learned anything going to this joke of a school. The Library is a joke, you are required to use Scholarly Resources on all assignments including discussion post and they must be from the Ashford Library, however, none of the links in the library ever work. I got so tired and frustrated of trying to find an article that there is access to. You spend more time going to broken links than writing your final paper. The only person seems to know anything are the enrollment advisers, they are con artists and their goal is to get you stuck in courses and waste your money. They do a great job, everyone else working for Ashford got their degrees out of a cereal box, because if you write with any sign of intelligence they accuse you of Plagiarism even when you prove it is not through Turnitin.
Ashford is a great school. For me it was my first college experience and I was able to advance my career. The classes are interactive and the instructors/professors are very knowledgeable. The strong points of Ashford is the student services, the interaction of the classes and the help you get from the instructors/professors. The weak points is Ashford is a bit spendy, overall the cost is comparative to most online classes. I felt what you get far out weighed the cost. I recommend Ashford for the student that wants flexibility and enjoys the online class environment. Good luck all.
After reading several negative reviews regarding Ashford University, I thought I would finally write and send in a review of my own. I found access to the site very safe and reliable. The staff and administration was always there for me. In order to complete an on-line education, one must have initiative. I believe that all of the complainers are lacking is some areas, and therefore; have problems that eventually escalate, causing frustration and/or failure. Ashford is pricey, but because of the convenience, very well worth it.
This is not a good college at all. They lied to me when I enrolled. They changed my coursework several times. They tried to drop me because they would not send me the paperwork I needed to fill out. Then they changed my fafsa paperwork so I would stop getting aid and had to pay them out of pocket before I could get my two BA degrees. And finally they decide right when I get my two diplomas in the mail that I have one degree and two diplomas. They lied and jerked me around for 4 1/2 years. It was insane. Do not go here. They are terrible to students and rude and over priced.
I found Ashford University to be an excellent online degree program. Thier student portal which was also accessible from mobile devices was very user friendly and professionally run. The online library database and option for e-books made it easy to access reference material or study anywhere. The five week classes with discussion posts due on Day 3 of each week, a 3 to 5 page paper or quiz due on day 7 of each week and a 8 to 15 page paper or research project due at the end of every class, greatly improved my research and writing skills. I have taken 35 classess with Ashford and have writen over 150 papers.
I had a fine experience with Ashford. I had attended community college previously and most of my credits transferred. I had also took a financial certification test through my job and was able to receive transfer credit for it as well. Ashford was beneficial for me because it allowed me to complete schooling while continuing to work. I actually wanted to attend a traditional on campus school but many of their classes are daytime and are designed for the "traditional" college student. I guess I could say that I was born during the right time because this option wasn't always available. The classes challenged me. I think like with anything you get out of it what you put into it. It takes self discipline. I had taken a hybrid online course at community college so this wasn't my first experience with distance learning. As far as degree credibility I have not had any problems. I applied for classified jobs with the school system. Some positions required college credits or verification of a degree. I submitted transcripts and it was fine. In instances where the pay was more for a bachelors I received more. I worked in 4 different districts. I also was accepted into an alternative teacher certification program with this degree. So for me I have not had any problems with the degree being accepted.
Ashford online is a wonderful school to attend! I am a sophomore nearing my junior year, and have had some wonderful experiences with the staff, counselors and professors! Of course, every now and then, you are going to run into those that are not so attentive; however, the good overcomes the bad. Any time I have a financial situation, my financial advisor is always prompt in answering all my questions and getting the ball rolling. If I have something I don't understand, my professors have always been prompt. The work is hard, yes, but if it weren't, I would not be accomplishing anything. You definitely have to have a desire for an education when you go to Ashford, without it, you will be one of the sooth-sayers like you find on here complaining because it's always somebody else's fault other than your own. And, Ashford, I guess, is the perfect one to lay your failures on, huh? Ashford is a wonderful school if you are will to put everything else aside, and make your studies top priority. It's not putting your family aside, it's securing a future for your family. Do not let negativity cause you to lose what Ashford has to offer you! Those complaining are just needing someone else to blame for their failures.
I attended Ashford University from 2009-2013 and thought that my learning experience was terrific. Going to Ashford is like anything else in life, if you put the effort in you will succeed. Ashford University offers a lot of people a chance to succeed but some of these people do not put the proper effort into their studies and then complain when they fail classes and lose the money they invested. As a student of Ashford I turned in every assignment in a four year period and received help from instructors whenever I needed it and as a result I graduated with a 3.83 GPA. In my four year journey at Ashford I was fully aware of the attack on the university by Liberal senator Tom Harkin, which resulted in me writing him a letter. After watching the assault come full circle over my four years at Ashford I formed the hypothesis that liberals (so called progressives) hate online, for-profit education because they hate profit, and they no longer control the monopoly on higher learning that has allowed them to indoctrinate America's youth for the last 75 years. Ashford University may make a profit but profit creates competition in the marketplace therefore making the university better in the long run. Also we must remember that schools like Harvard have endowments upwards of 2 billion dollars, that's not profit? In the end I would recommend Ashford University to anyone looking to further their education, but specifically those people who have to work 40 hours a week to support a family, Ashford gives you a chance to learn and work.