Ashford University Reviews
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Stay away!!! This school is only in it for the money. I have had nothing but headache and problems. They increase tuition more than normal, they charge more fees and more for materials than normal. They are a private for profit university. They do not care about you, they care about your money. I had problem after problem with the financial aid dept. I was in the middle of getting my degree and they discontinued classes I NEEDED to get my degree, their answer was basically too bad for me, they can do what they want and they already have my money. I cant graduate now and am over 50,000 in the pit with them. I had to transfer to a different university and lost about 50 credits I paid and spent time earning. Teachers do almost no work and offer no help, a computer system handles all the grading a such. STAY AWAY!
I would like to start off with, all colleges are businesses. If you believe that colleges are not, then you are very mistaken. I would say that Ashford is a great college. As far as people saying that the classes are BS or too easy, I am in the military and had 200 college credits from other schools all over the world as I travel. Most of those classes where in person (CTC, UMD, NTC, etc.). My GPA was 3.85 with those 200 college classes. Granted 40ish were in Criminal justice, 40ish in engineering and the rest in whatever was offered when I was deployed into a theater. My wife received her degree (BA of Science) from TX A&M and said that I do more per class then she had to do with her degree. I love the fact that the cases are five weeks long and I can literally do them anywhere in the world. I am currently deployed again and I have been able to do a full year of college. Even when missions came up or I had no internet the instructors were very understanding (minus one) and I was allotted to turn in assignments late without penalty. Even with a few minor issues that didn’t go in my favor, Ashford is a great school. If you were wondering my GPA is currently 3.36 (Mostly because of my work environment) with Ashford, finishing two classes with two classes to go before I graduate. On an additional note, there instructors all have doctorates, my friend has a masters in computer science degree and taught for University of Minnesota, just to compare if you believe the instructors are not qualified.
I had read the reviews but everyone seemed so nice and the classes seemed to be what I was looking for. If I had a way to transfer I would. I have 12 credits left and I cant wait to be finished. I have never used APA format. Since the start of my classes, back in August of 2014, I have been writing my papers the same way. Not one teacher has ever told me, in addition to the author footnote, that I have to put the quotes in quotations. The instructor I just had let me write 5 papers for his class and then gave me a zero on my final paper because he said I plagiarized because I didn't use quotations. I honestly didn't know and if someone had informed me in my previous 8 classes I would have done that. Appealing was a waste of time as I was informed that even though my teacher(s) never told me it is listed online. I was under the impression that teachers were there to point out mistakes and help you learn not to do them. Now I have to take the class over and come out of pocket to do so. If you are looking for a quality school don't go here. The teachers, when they actually teach, are either mediocre or condescending. I am so mad at myself for even going here.
Let me tell you something about Ashford University. First of all the student advisors do not care about you and nor will they ever. Mine straight told me his only job is to schedule my classes other then that he will not help me with anything else. The education you will get from this school is sub-par and I can promise you if you try to go to another school you will have to retake classes because it does not meet the standard. In the online portion instructors do not grade your assignments they simply turn it in to a computer and it grades it based off of a couple things but if the assignment comes back with more than 5% of someone elses work you WILL FAIL the assignment. I spent 3 days working on a 10 page report and because it was 5% like a previous students work I failed my final paper. Trust me save your money and go somewhere else it is not worth it.
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.