Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (125)
After reading some of the reviews, I was hesitant to contact Strayer. I decided though to look into it considering that almost all online colleges get bad reviews. I am glad that I did call and I will be in my second semester soon. My financial aid does cover everything and will continue to cover everything until the degree is completed. Financial aid has been very helpful. I enrolled in an English class that I didn't need (we were waiting on my credits to transfer in from Cincinnati state) and so I spent my book voucher on the English books.
When I had to switch my class to business 100, they gave me way over the amount of money for the books and with that I was able to order a few reference books and two flash drives that I really did need.the staff is very supporting . I guess it does matter though which campus you go through. I have had no issues with the akron ohio campus and do np expect to have any in the future.
I have gone to Strayer for 3 semesters and it has all ended up with the same result. Them wanting more money in the end and them not knowing what is going on with your financial status. I am using the GI Bill and they(Strayer) have no idea what is going on most of the time.
They over charge for everything...if you want to just pay for a degree without being taught anything then this is the school for you.
The staff is confused most of the time of what is going on with your account and when you pass a class they say you didn't and have to retake them so you end up having to pay them MORE money.
MONEY HUNGRY SCHOOL!! DO NOT GO HERE!
This school is a big con. They overcharge for the classes and are no help to student when or if they have an issues. The school is all about the money for them. I will never ever encourage anyone with sense to go for this rip-off ride. This school sucks.!!!!!
I just started my final year at Strayer and we informed that my financial aid has maxed out. 57,000 dollars in three years. I have many friends and family who went to schools such as Penn state, California University and WVU and none of them had this problem with maxing out financial aid, How can this type of school be so much more expensive?
Does everyone who attends this school have this problem. Also during my first year I wasn't even getting enough to cover everything and had to pay a couple hundred dollars per quarter out of pocket. I would love to know where all of this money has gone.
I guess it depends on your main campus because my main campus is in Arlington, VA and they have helped me with any and every question I have ever had. Everyone has been very friendly and they will call back immediately if they are not available right then.
I had hope in this school but lost it quickly with the help of the finance department. These people are the worst, one person says one thing then the other says something totally different. Nobody is on the same page so your left to wonder what's really going on. After all of the run around your asked to sign a letter stating that you will beer making monthly payments to kill your balance that came out of nowhere. Just be cautious to they're tricks to steal your money, i wish i was...
I am so disappointed with this school and I feel I have to stay with them until I graduate because I only have 10 classes to go for my Bachelors, I will not recommed this school to anyone. I find out in my last I year don't have enough money for my books nor will I no longer receive money back from tuition which I was living on it makes a person wonder all our tuition money is disappearing too.
The people in financial Aide are rude, they tell you different stories about your FA Lausingp
I graduated from Strayer University in 2008 with my Master of Education degree! My experience at Strayer prepared me for the career opportunities in my field. The professors were very knowledgeable and I appreciated the fact that they were industry professionals and they brought that knowledge into the classroom.
The support staff was also helpful with financial aid, book, and academic support. I received a high quality education at Strayer that has prepared me for my future. I highly, highly recommend this great university!
I have just got taken for a 1,700 dollar ride by Strayer. There is a long story here but I will not bother typing it out and getting mad all over again.
The summary is that after 5 months of trying to get my credits evaluated, I have discovered that the discrepancy at my previous college is fairly common and that they generally have to make a telephone call to the Bursar’s office and all can be resolved.
I have told this to my advisor, advisor’s supervisor, Campus Dean, and Campus Director, currently they have all told me that is a Strayer policy that they cannot change and that none of the credits will be transferred. This is total BS, these credits have been evaluated and accepted at multiple other regionally accredited universities. This issue was never brought to light before I started making payments and there has been no offer to help by anyone at Strayer.
I know that this college is a for-profit university, but regardless of my feelings this is a poor business decision to not make a phone call and get the credit approved so I can start going to school fulltime with the 9-11 GI Bill until I graduate. Strayer if you are watching, look up my case and change this policy. Potential students, you should really make sure that everything is evaluated and approved before you start any classes, DO NOT TRUST PEOPLE AT THIS COLLEGE, make sure that the credits are posted on your account.
I started Strayer University in Spring 2010. I was very excited about the school and the way I was treated. Loved the teachers and looked forward to classes. Flash forward Fall 2011. There was some confusion in signing up for the fall quarter but I was reassured by the business office that there was no problem and my voucher was released so I could order books.
I started contacting the business office in Oct. 2011 to find out about my financial status. I was trying to enroll for winter classes. No one in the office knew what was going on. There is one in the office that I talk to, the others have a tone and roll their eyes.
I was not allowed to sign up for the winter quarter and since the Christmas holiday was at hand I had to postpone the communication til after the holidays. I started back in contact after Christmas and before the New Year. That is when I was told I had lost my pell-grant and that I had to make payments of $240 a month to continue classes. I was told the government didn't cover all of the tuition. Since I could not afford the payments I was forced to with hold from taking classes. In February I received an email saying that I was past due on my account and they were turning me over to collections.
I contacted the business office again. Low and behold they found that I had lost my pell-grant before the fall quarter and had failed to let me know. Now I am stuck with having to make payments, small as they may be, and I am not allowed to get my transcript to see about another school. I am 5 classes away from having my Bachelor's and I am now in Limbo and due to pay the loans back with no degree to show for it.
I feel that this was very unprofessional and there should have been more communication. Arrangements could have been made before it reached this point. Also, I am making payments and still receiving letters of collection and collection fee's in the process. I am very frustrated and will not recommend this school to any one. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing and it causes pain for the students.