Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (112)
It was a great fit for me. I had to work full time while going to school. Strayer offered on campus and online classes to fit my schedule. It is geared toward working adults.
Strayer is a great school and the professors really care and are ready to help. I made one call and they have been there helping me and motivating. I have been out of school for 17 years and i am doing online classes and it is not hard. You just need to stay focused.
Excellent school. The MBA program is flexible and possesses rigor. The courses were taught by exceptional faculty all of which possessed Ph.D.'s in Business. The truth is people complain about the school they attend if they feel they deserve a better grade or if they feel that their degree did not get them the career or job they wanted. I would tell those that complain they should consider their competencies and personalities before blaming the institution. I have hired thousands of people in my career and 9 out of 10 times the person's character and competency keeps them from being hired, yet their degree got them the interview.
I will be graduating from Strayer University this coming June and I must say that it has be an extremely challenging yet very rewarding experience! I finished my undergraduate degree after a 20 year absence from school, and was wary about pursuing a graduate degree but I am so glad I did! The professors are very knowledgeable and helpful and the administrative and financial aid staff are exemplary! I highly recommend Strayer for anyone wishing to further their education.
I am currently attending Strayer and have been for about a year and a half. Thus far the professors are great and are very helpful in your success. The professors I've had so far go the extra mile in helping students with quizzes and writing assignments, I mean just short of doing the work for you. I am using my veterans’ benefits and have not had an issue with tuition thus far. Strayer U will award you with your desired degree, but you have to put forth the work in completing the assigned work, you are not going to sit and class and ride on the backs of the other students. For working adults, like myself, I feel it’s a great school.
I currently attend Strayer online and to be honest I so love it. I see that everyone has a comment about any school. I had a couple of professors that were the worse but the good out way the bad. Overall I am very happy that I joined Strayer the best decision for me.
Strayer is a for profit school that was charging me $2700 per class for online enrollment in Business Administration. This price was not including books. The "school" was terrible and the professors were semi knowledgeable. While a few of my classes were okay, the majority were poorly taught with little to no interaction from the professors. The online campus was poorly designed and difficult to navigate. Since they have rebuilt it 3 different times. They claim to be for the students, and even said that I was eligible for a scholarship. After signing up for classes and expecting the $2000 Scholarship they said that I was ineligible for the program. I fought for 4 months to get the reimbursement from one class. I eventually dropped my degree and started over with another school because of the lack of administration and terrible professors. The financial issues put it over the top.
The main thing I can say the staff at the school are very caring and wonderful staff. I enjoy my classes online at times but sometimes I would I like time take classes in the class room and they don't have much of my degree classes in the school. I graduated with my Associate and I had some great professors online and only two bad ones. But I ended up passing the classes so I'm Happy.t
Please, do not go to Strayer. I started strayer in 2012 and they told me everything was going to be great. But that was a lie, I just find out that their degrees is worthless and when I asked for my transcript, they told me that I own them 2102.00. Really Strayer? This is not right. I don't know how I'm going to get this money to pay them. Don't be like me and let them fool you.
My inclination to write this review is based on the number of reviews I read. I am sorry for those students who had a negative experience, but if you read closely their reviews, something happened and personal problems seems to be the commonality with all these reviews. What I read from the negative and positive is the same reviews one would read from more popular state schools. The problem I believe is that Strayer's admission policy is more relaxed and allows anyone to attend their university. Yes, they do have standards, but in the long turn Strayer will accept you. For those who are looking to earn a degree don't kid yourself, it's not easy and you will have to work and work hard. Universities (unlike public high schools) are not mandated to serve you. It's their degree that they are awarding, so follow all the requirements and DO NOT ASSUME. It is up to YOU to ensure all fees are paid - yes including parking fees like the ones in big universities. There will be some good professors and some bad ones. Before taking their classes, check them out. Ask the professor his/her philosophy. In fact, in universities such as Harvard, the professors are not advocate, but hurdles and its up to you the student to pass them. Some universities have tutoring, but remember those tutors cost money. Most of these tutors could be volunteers who are earning their way by serving. The cliché is "they paying their dues". In addition, tutoring can be academically rewarding because the tutors are learning too. Like understanding why the student they are tutoring don't get it. If the tutor is successful, they learned how to reach a hard to reach mind. Yes, you need to read. Don't assume that by attending class you'll get it all. Read the materials and complete the assignments. Yes, I know it's hard, but suck it up. When you are looking for a degree, make sure you have a plan and allow some flexibility with your plan. As for payment, if you cannot afford to go to school - DON'T. It'll just get your in debt and the bottom line is you may not even get a job because so many other people are qualified and can beat you out of that job you applied for. Think football. How many players are in the NFL? Compare that to the number of players in the universities? Even compare that to the number of players in high schools? In Texas alone, football is a religion so more players in the NFL came from Texas as compared to other states. It is the law of attrition and only the strong survive. So I'll finish my review by saying, it's up to you. I received my graduate degree from Strayer earning a 4.0 GPA for the program. Yes, it was challenging to complete, but I persevered. I had a plan, executed that plan (how to pay for it) and by the time I got to the end, I did not even ask them to mail my diploma and transcript. I made sure I picked it up from the office and yes I walked among all the other graduates. To me was worth one last time feel the robe, the tassels, hug my professor and say thank you. Strayer is a for-profit oriented school so they have never asked me for a donation like George Mason University (GMU). The complaints I read here could also be the same complaints from GMU. I am proud to carry both universities degree because I know I EARNED IT.