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Walden University
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Walden University is a quality school.
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
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I am a student in the early stages of the Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Walden is perfect for working professionals who want to have academic preparation with a flexible schedule. You must be a self-starter and willing to work. Walden will support you but they will not spoon-feed you. I have enjoyed most professors. I like the accreditation, online format, and 24/7 Student Support. Your degree will be what you put into it. Put nothing in and you will gain nothing. Put hard work in and receive much. The resources are there but you have to make it work. Walden's financial aid and billing areas need an overhaul. They are difficult to work with. Walden professors, academic advising, enrollment advisors, and student support are great. I am grateful to be a student at Walden-and proud of the degree I am warning.

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Degree: Public Health Education and Promotion
Graduation Year: 2013
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I found an opportunity to change my career from Walden programs. I was highly enriched by the dept of knowledge I got. My dissertation was not easy because it involved a lot of work writing and re-writing. Sometimes frustrating, but I learned from it. My education has given the power to have a strong voice on health issues and I have been making presentations and speaking out about improving access to healthcare to all. Though, I am still looking for a suitable job to apply my education, I have always share good view on health issues. I have written a book on primary healthcare. Academic work at Walden was rigorous and not for students who are not self-motivated or used to being spoon-fed or led by the hand. Online programs are not for everybody. It is an innovation which will take time before people get used to it.The program is for self-starters. My advise to future students is that doing online degree is not an easy one. Also, doctoral programs are not easy and will always pose challenges and those who are not strong enough will surely drop out. The effort you put in equals what you get.

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I feel that Walden is too easy. Honestly, most of the students in my classes could not have passed the classes in a traditional university. The students do not create great work, yet they still receive good grades.

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Lynn - 5 days ago

I understand what you are saying, and had those same thoughts at times throughout my program. However, I really feel, that at the graduate level it is more about what you want to get out of it that matters most, rather than a grade. The more work you put into it, the more you will get out of it....which will take you further in the long run.

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Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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Many people struggle with online learning, but the fact is, you are earning a college degree. It will not be easy. There are definitely communication hurdles here but I found that advisors were easy to reach via email and that my professors were amenable about deadlines when I had family emergencies as long as I stayed in communication,

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Degree: Nursing Education
Graduation Year: 2015
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I was thinking of applying to Walden for a doctorate degree and was excited because their ad says they accept a portion of previous credits. I was attending an accredited program at the doctorate level and wanted to transfer as many credits as allowed. When I heard back about the "evaluation" of my transcripts, I was told that NONE of my credits would transfer. They didn't see any similarity in the title of my classes as being the same- I pointed them out easily. I asked how classes were evaluated (by course title and on the web) - however I was invited to send my syllabus if I wanted to appeal. Not even ONE class? How could one accredited University program's courses not even be considered by them? ???

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Walden is a GREAT school
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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2018
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I have been attending Walden for almost 3 years. I swtiched programs at the end of one and now working on the degree that will work better for me and my dream job after school. Attending a=n online school is going to be hard work. Walden is not my 1st online school, I recieved my B.A in Foresnic Psychology online at Kaplan U and I have nothing bad to say. Each degree was and is hard work, there is no personal life while working on your degree and if you are working full time you have to set aside time to do your classwork and stick with it. I work with many people that have gone to Walden and each are working in the field that they went to school for, you have to be dedicated to do the work before and afer school. Walden can only give you the knowledge you have to apply it and get the job. I am proud to say that I am a student of Walden and I will be prouder when I graduate.

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Kelly - 22 days ago

If you want to see hard, please try attending a traditional university. Big difference and most Walden students would not be able to pass. Just being honest because I graduated with my BS from Walden and I'm really starting to regret it.

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Degree: Nursing Education
Graduation Year: 2013
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Please do not waste your time, or money. You get what you pay for.

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Not worth it
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
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Advisors do not reply to your emails. They don't adhere to the time in scheduling appointments; getting a hold of someone by phone is nearly impossible. Classes aren't too bad. Enrolling was fairly easy.

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Ana - about 1 month ago

One of the advisors recently quit, however, the advisor I have has been nothing short of awesome. I have never had a problem with the advisors

Don't do it! Get a 2 year technical degree at a...
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Degree: Communication and Media Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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Be very careful. Only attend if you are wealthy,military or on welfare. The tuition increases yearly,so far 1550.00 a class and a 120.00 tech fee for each quarter. I owed 3220 (2 classes for Spring 14'). This instituton is not Princeton or Harvard, so I am not really sure how they justify the outrageous cost to attend.

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Leslie - about 1 month ago

Graduate level courses are more expensive than undergraduate courses. I have found Walden University's tuition rates to be comparable to other universities. I am also very happy with the rigor of the courses as well as the knowledge the professors have and share. I am in my third semester at Walden and I am proud of all that I have learned.

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Angelique - about 1 month ago

Well, it seems as if you made the mistake by not doing your own research with which university would accommodate your budget.... either that or thought college would be cheap.... (which wasn't smart thinking on Your part).

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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I can't say enough good things about Walden University (WU). Intellectually, I have grown beyond what I thought possible thanks to WU's faculty's direction and my dedication to my studies. The less-than shining reviews about the school in some publications I think come from individuals who don't want to exert the time and effort into the degree. A doctorate is going to take a tremendous amount of work and in no school will professors nor staff be perfect. The stellar quality of the education offered by WU is inarguable. I will give WU five stars in every category - every time.

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Mr. Fakespotter - 17 days ago

this is totally a fake review

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