Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (118)
I have read the negative reviews of Strayer and I am so glad that I attended the university before I read them. I would have never found out what a great school it is. I have experienced both online and brick and mortar campuses and universities, non-profit and now for-profit, so this is coming from someone who has true experience. This has been one of THE BEST experiences I have ever had. By far, the best online. They have not been around since 1892 for no reason. Every quarter I say, "This is the best professor I have had," then I enter into the next quarter and say the same. They are all professionals and brilliant in their expertise and fields. When I first registered, I did so kind of last minute, so I needed a lot of help with financial aid. The financial aid person not only helped me, but called the financial aid provider with me on the phone, which was amazing. I get every refund credit on time... within two to three weeks of the class is starting. So, financial aid was and is not a problem. The success coach calls to register me for future classes and at that time checks up. While I initially thought I should get more phone calls, my grades (4.0) have proven that I do not need to be handheld. I am an adult and if I need help, I can call... reach out and ask for it. The work is rigorous... really rigorous but is relevant and real-time, real life applicable. People tend to be more vocal, when they have a bad experience making it appear to be a regularity for the university, or anything for that matter, as a whole. They often do not tell what they have or have not done to add to the situation. So, here is a positive case... I do my part, Strayer does its part, at the end there will be a graduation! Yes with debt, but I would have had it no matter what school I went to.
Absolutely repulsive. I will never recommend anyone to attend a school with such disorganized financial aid departments. I attended this school for a year before they asked for documentation that was deemed unacceptable and informed that I need to find another method of payment. They will pressure you to attending if you show slight interest. They will call and email you constantly just to get you admitted and then initiate after you spend money there. I have had about 2 appeals with supporting documentation and still denied. I am disgusted with this school as to how they do not support individuals with mental illnesses or previous illnesses. Additionally, you never hear back from your "success coach" & everyone is unhelpful!
My Bachelor's degree in criminal justice combines traditional study of criminology and criminal behavior with practical, modern skills like crime mapping, report writing and forensics. Developing communications skills, information literacy, abstract thinking, and critical analysis in taking the next step in the criminal justice system. Includes fraud detection, juvenile crime, and computer forensics. Key achievements include: Become an authority on the operational and technical aspects of the criminal justice process and its components, including law enforcement, corrections and the courts Learn evidence-based techniques for preventing crime, as well as how to investigate crime and its global impact Learn what causes crime and how it affects our society Learn how the different arms of the U.S. criminal justice system (police, courts and corrections) work together at the federal, state and local levels to keep our society safe Develop the critical thinking skills you need to effectively investigate crime, enforce laws and implement corrections Refine your ability to apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of criminal justice situations discussions of relevant ethical issues are included in every course Build leadership skills that could help you stand out and advance in your career Familiarize yourself with the increasingly complex and powerful technologies used in fighting crime Strengthen the communication skills that you need to effectively share information, persuade others and manage conflicts The main goal in upon joining a University were to have great professors, hands on experience, and to become a master of my craft. Strayer University went above and beyond my expectations while fulfilling all my requirements.
This University is a very well controlled environment for the working class who are looking to have the college classroom experience without the hassle of scheduling. Their staff is accommodating to all your needs and degree qualifications. Great school!
My experience with Strayer was definitely one that I enjoyed. I currently hold my Bachelors in Business Administration specialty HR and minor is Web design from Strayer from 2010 and Masters in Public Administration from Strayer University. Strayer staff and faculty are very knowledgeable and the classes are structured in a way that made it possible for a single mother to take care of her family, work and further her education. The classes are structured just like any other big University with online classes. The content relates to real world experiences and examples. As with any school or class to succeed you have to apply yourself.
When you first apply to the institution, the staff will be overwhelmingly helpful. They will call and text and reach out to you throughout the scope of the courses and make sure you're reaching your goal. The further you get to achieving your degree, the more you will notice how hard it is to get a hold of anyone if you need any assistance. The material in the classes can ALL be found online which means you technically are not learning anything if the students (9 out of 10) take this route. WORST SCHOOL EVER. huge scam. Do not get yourself involved with this nightmare of an institution.
My experience with Strayer University has been remarkable. I have never had an issue with staff, curriculum, financial aid, or noncooperation from my success coach or any other entity within the community. Yes, I have encountered challenges while attending; however, any concern was addressed timely and professionally. I am proud to say that I am a Strayer University Student, and I would recommend the University to any adult that is serious about obtaining higher education.
Strayer University is Amazing. The degree programs were set up perfectly for anyone who may be juggling a career or family life. At times some of the classes were hard but, I don't think they were any harder than other universities. Since Graduating, I've been successful in my job searches and my knowledge in my career field has advanced vastly. On a scale of one to ten Strayer University gets a ten.
Strayer fit my schedule for working and raising a young family. The teachers always got back to me when I had questions. The office staff was great also whenever I needed something. Will colleges moving towards on line programs it is a lot more independent studying. (Far different from my college days) I am glad I am done and can use my knowledge to advance in my career.
Strayer University is a joke. They only want your money. The instructors will not call you back or answer your emails. When you reach out to the Dean and the Vice President of Student Affairs, they say it is not their problem. My instructor told me I don't care what you think. This is my course and do what I say or flunk the course. I recorded the conversation and played it to the Dean and Student Affairs. They said I needed to follow the instructor's directors. You're encouraged to think at Strayer. You are encouraged to pay your bill and do as you are told.