Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (110)
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 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.
Strayer is a very good college that you can enroll in when you want to go to school remotely. The professors are always available to help you to be successful in your classes. They answer emails on time and even though you are at home, it is as though you are in classes because of the interaction that you can have with your classmates. It is a great experience.
I'm shocked and disappointed to see the negative reviews here about Strayer. I selected this school because it is regionally accredited, the most prestigious accreditation a school can receive, so I feel confident in saying my education is legitimate. In my opinion, the key to success anywhere is communication. At Strayer there are so many people to reach out to if you need help or have a question, but like any school anywhere, sometimes its up to you to trouble shoot your own technical issues or communicate in a timely manner if need help. These are skills you need in the workforce and qualities perspective employers look for. I noticed a lot of the negative feedback here is regarding Financial Aid. I would caution prospective students to take this with a grain of salt. When you sign up for school pay attention to what you need for your financial aid, take it seriously, and don't just blow it off if you're asked to prove you are who you say or that what you put on your FAFSA is true. I've had to provide documentation for Financial Aid and yes its a little more work, but its not the school punishing you, just take your time and do it right things will go a lot more smoothly for you. As for the professors, yes some were outstanding and some were not very impressive, but this was true of my professors at the local state school I attended before coming to Strayer. At the end of the day, its up to you to submit good quality work, on time! Shocking I know! If Strayer were a "joke" as one comment stated, they would just pass out A's for you showing up. That is not the case its a real school and school is hard. If your expectation is anything less, you're mistaken. Personally I've had a great experience, and couldn't be more delighted to finally say I am a college graduate all thanks to Strayer! If you want a better job and better opportunities, you're not going to get there with out some effort keep that in mind prospective students and best of luck!
DO NOT GET IN THIS PLACE! The management is totally worst thing to deal with. From financial service to anything that handles the records and paperwork is totally disaster here. First, I even lost count how many times they have messed up my admission and it got delayed 6 months because of their negligence, then they messed up my financial records and finally after graduation they never sent me my diploma, for seven months I had to call them every time to check why they never sent out my diploma and all of them gave me separate excuses and finally they made me pay some extra hundreds for no reason. I paid all those just because I had no will to deal with those people anymore and I needed my diploma for my job soon. I can not believe they are so careless about the system. I would never recommend anyone to go in this place.
Strayer initially started out fine, but while trying to receive Pell Grant I was questioned by their staff for months on end while they did a UEH review. For 1 semester a year prior I had an issue with attendance at a different school due to medical reasons. This was documented and I brought them in over 14 pages showing documentation during that semester. I had since returned to a different school with no issues for a full year before enrolling at Strayer. I now can't get them to agree to give me my pell grant, or to tell me why I can't get it. That pell grant was a huge help in me getting my degree, and to think I will have to take out a student loan just to finish school makes me sick. I just want to to finish my degree and move on. Also some of their instructors are great, but others are allowed to pick favorites, and yell at students if you disagree with them on something. I submitted a paper in my psychology class, and the instructor couldn't get it to download even though other instructors could. I sent it to her 4 or 5 times with the same issue every time. Help desk said it was on her end, but she didn't accept that and I had to drive with a toddler an hour away to the campus to have a department head sit there and watch me submit it, and basically force her to give me credit. I am a mother of 2 with a husband who travels for work constantly. We work hard for what we have, and to be denied what financial assistance should be our for no reason is unacceptable, and to allow professors to abuse their power with no repercussions is irresponsible.
I received my degree only to find out that it was a fake. It is not accredited by the state so it is worthless. Employers do not recognize it. I asked if they could help me in obtaining a first-time degree without work experience and Strayer said yes and it would lead to a job. They lied to me and then threatened me. Now I am contacting legal agencies in state and fed govt in order to bring justice. How can I pay a $36K loan oon $10 an hour on a part time job????? And Strayer told me I could do better..................What a scam they are!