Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (122)
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!
Strayer initially seemed like a great place to gain an education but that soon changed. There recruiters are so interested in enrolling students that they forget to express requirements to receive employer discount. I attended for almost 2 years with receiving my discount because they require a verification every quarter but no one seems to explain this. After realizing the issue, I was advised I would receive all my income if I sent in verification. I sent in my pay stubs going back 2 years to learn that they would only retro pay me for 12 months. Then they changed there policies for financial aid and didn't advise students of all changes because they said only a small percentage of student were affected. Strayer in my opinion are money hungry and care more about making a $1 than the real needs of its students.
I was looking for a nontraditional school that worked with my schedule. Strayer has good and bad but the substance is the same as when i did traditional schooling. After both my degrees BA now Masters i feel just as prepared as every person i have interacted worth in my field of work I lived abroad prior starting back college and didn't know too much of the negative things floating around. I hear a lot about for profit vs not...things associated with money...to the customer service ...each student will have their own experience. For myself..customer service was good any questions i ask always got answered. Maybe location is instrumental. Not for profit vs profit is a huge debate ...in regards in where and how funds come in..and what is recording in the books as what. Teachers are just like every other teachers..some of good some sub par some excellent. Bottom line do I feel I was given the resources and obtained the knowledge needed to be successful in my career industry and the answer is yes. There will always be negativity but you have to figure what you are seeking and if it fits your life. I will be working on my doctoral next ...of course not at Strayer (no doctoral programs) and i am one in few who statistically go for an advance degree from Strayer but there are a few of us around. Good luck to whatever you choose ...yes you who is reading...pray on it or whatever is your thing...and rock it....
Stay away from it. Success coach knows less than you do, and never return your calls. Teachers can barely speak English, and will teach you nothing that is related to the class. The mostly important classes for your degree are only offered online, what's the point then? Oh if regret could kill someone, i would have been dead by now!!
Strayer University the worst school you could attend. They are not at all considerate with international students and their requirements. All they care about is money and that's it. They will try to get you into a program and make false promises and give you incorrect information.Once you are enrolled they will change everything around. Since I joined the school they have cut down on staff and I have seen people not staying their for long. I bet they deal poorly with the staff as they do with the students which can only explain the high turnover rate at the university. The student advisor I was assigned never gets back to me. They keep assigning me to different people because I assume they keep laying off employees or employees leave themselves. Classes are not up to the standard of a graduate program and I feel like I pay all this money for nothing. I basically have to sit by myself and read and understand. I would not recommend any one local or international to join this school. When you see the name Strayer run as far as you can.
All these positive reviews are phony. The staff puts this up to make a difference. This school is horrible the professors are nasty and rude. The elevators always getting stuck. Emails snd phone call never get returned.Dont go here stay away. The staff does not care about your future just there check.
Strayer University is an OK school to attend, especially if you need to work while you try to obtain a degree. It's a great way for adults to go back and get a higher education. Even for young adults it would not be a bad ideal to attend this University.
I have had minimal issues with this school from the beginning. I was not told that all my courses would not be counted because of the grade I received. Then I was five courses away and the Professor decided to not grade my work. I contact the professor, no reply. I contacted the counselor and she directed me to student affairs. Student Affairs said that I should come to them when I failed the class. I dropped the class because I cannot jeopardize my GPA for this professor, with his issues. This school will not tell you everything up front and will keep you their to pay money every semester. Don't go to this school.
Beware if you are a returning student from another college. At first they accept your past credits then after a couple of classes they approach you saying they have reviewed your transcripts again and that I needed more classes. More money for them. One reason I decided on Strayer was that they accepted more of my credits and to find out they wasn't going to accept some credits was a big disappointment. It delayed job raises and promotions, Also, some of my books were cut and pasted together, the index did not agree with the chapter page, which was noted by the professor and other students. No refund offered. The education I received was not remarkable. Also, get in writing if you drop/add. I was told I did so in time so as not to be charged, but guess what, the class was on my loan.