Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (118)
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.
BEWARE !!!!! NEVER JOIN STRAYER !!!! ................ This is the worst school in USA. I transferred from another University to Stayer's recently due to location change. During admission process the Dean reviewed and confirmed that 4 of my courses would be transferred once I transfer to Staryer, but once I transferred they considered only two courses. The Dean later said he thought 4 would be transferred but only 2 got transferred, sorry. What a shame. Not fit to be in such a position. They just lure you like anything to join them, once joined everything turns upside down. They suck your money at every possible way.The professors who come to teach are just a piece of junk. They don't know anything.They also sit in the class like any other student and just everyone to read textbooks. Why the hell should I go to college to read a text book. Cant I do it in my home? waste of gas and time. huh .... I am stuck with this useless school. It would be the biggest mistake in your life if you join this school..BELIEVE ME !!!!......
Strayer University was intended for people who understand that if you want something then you will be willing to put the effort into learning it. They don't except excuses for incomplete work or payments but they are willing to work with you within reason. The goal is or everyone to have the opportunity to succeed although not everyone will. What I learned was definitely worth the time and the effort and I have decided to continue my education at their school although multiple universities do accept these credits. It is expected that anyone attending college level courses will read and write at that level and also have a basic understanding of how to do research work. If you are unsure of your skills in these things then take some remedial classes prior to enrolling or you will not be able to complete the program. It can be hard and at times exhausting but it is worth it. Talking to other students and communicating is also an excellent way to learn more.
My degree program has been a delight to me and my continued efforts to self-improve as well as to gain a higher level of education. I have become more aware of procedures, policies, and practices that are aimed at improving management leadership directives and presentation.
Please learn from my mistake and my wasted time, money, and energy. At first the school seemed promising especially since the office was located close to my home. I already had my Associates and just wanted to finish my Bachelors degree with a possibility of obtaining my Masters. I attended Strayer for 2.5 years and during that time many counselors, admin and dean's changed positions, moved or went elsewhere causing the ability to contact someone almost impossible. At first the systems being used were okay than last Spring they "Updated and Upgraded" causing a lot of problem and also losing some studying and practicing assistance. When asked they would look into it but ultimately they put the blame on the system company. Due to this loss I needed some tutoring and per agreements I was allowed free tutoring. When I asked about it they didn't have tutoring for the classes I was taking and to contact elsewhere. Next when I asked the controller at my work (studying accounting) she could not understand the questions or on other questions why they were giving problems unrelated to the field and not used in the field of study. Finally after withdrawing my course in the fall due to not able to keep up without the assistance needed it took a year for them to suddenly charge me for withdrawing the courses without any explanation. When I withdrew I asked multiple questions and asked what to expect so I wasn't surprised later and even asked if I would owe Strayer, I was told no due to I withdrew after midterms. Please if you want to further your education look elsewhere Strayer is not the place to go.