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Walden University
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Average reviewer salary: $63,261

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Immoral and Unprofessional
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Degree: Education, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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Avoid this school at all costs. After five classes, I called it quits. Four classes of no interaction with instructors and perfect scores on every assignment which led my to believe nothing was being graded as long as they were getting paid. I expected a level of academic integrity and would rather had feedback based upon my work not just being handed out grades. The fifth class that ended my tenure there was finally instructor involvement but very highly unprofessional involvement and then I started to notice that I might actually have been the only real student in the class because everyone else had to same writing style on the discussion board, every post was formatted the exact same way. It made me believe I was interacting with phony students or just names to fill up the class. I tried to drop this class and was told I must complete 60% of the class or my financial aid would be returned leaving a balance so I completed 75% of the class and then tried to drop the class and they refused so I stopped participating the rest of the way and withdrew from the University on the last day of the term. But, two weeks later, I now have a 1400 balance on my account for money that they claim they returned to the lender and are trying to collect on it. But when I contacted the lender, they said no money was returned so they are trying to scam 1400 extra dollars out of me.Stay away from the university at all costs

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Tonia Jackson - about 6 hours ago

This is one of the worse schools, and I would suggest everyone stay as far away as possible from them. After withdrawing from a course, (due to the unforeseen and tragic death of my son) they refused to work with me as far as getting into another course, and sent me an outrageous bill for the class I withdrew from. That what I got for choosing a for-profit university that only cares bout money and not education. Do your research and choose an online school that is not for profit and whose referral rate is impeccable.

Very pleased with Walden
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Degree: Nursing Education
Graduation Year: 2014
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I have just completed my MSN. Most of my professors were very knowledgable and helpful. A few were not but that is expected in every institution of learning. I am shocked at the comments. I felt I received a quality education and it will be very useful for my career goals. This is a true evaluation. I noted one person stated the postive evaluations were falsely sent in.

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hendricks - about 6 hours ago

you did nursing thats why

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I took a six months leave of absence. After becoming very ill and needed medical treatment. I send in the Doctors reports to them. But after the six months, they would not let me resume my studies. I appealed and they still would not let me resume my studies. When I asked them why? They stated that they did not have to tell me the reason why. I wrote an email to the university. They never replied to me. Do NOT go to this school.

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Ada - 9 days ago

I have been with this University for over three years due to my leave of absence due to two surgeries. As I returned I needed disability accommodations which I was given, but the instructors were not supportive academically in any way or form. I have had to repeat classes due to my recovery process taking longer and now that I am almost completed just with only five more classes to go the academic advisor explains that if I academic probation since my GPA fell below standards and my writing is poor. Meanwhile, you have student plagiarizing left and right and not is being done, but yet the student's who work hard in their writing receive a notice "academic probation" and if you fail the class again you will be out of the University. This University has no type of empathy, support services and lack accommodating students with disabilities. I will now have to transfer and lose credits and start ALL OVER AGAIN!

No school perfect but wow
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2016
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My teachers were wonderful very supportive and helpful. The feedback is excellent, my enrollment adviser was excellent, but my academic adviser was awful. I called to get feedback on what classes should I take for the next course and was told " just pick any". I never heard from my academic adviser until my 3rd term. IT is awful as well, financial aid was unhelpful and uncaring. I got my refunds on time which is hard to do with most schools. But now that I read all the negative reviews I will be getting out of this school as soon as possible. Nervous!

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Horrible University, Stay Away!
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Degree: Nursing Practice
Graduation Year: 2014
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Walden University is quite expensive, quite disorganized, has very poor student services, and ultimately just wants your money, and does not want to provide a quality program. The programming was somewhat difficult, with some good faculty, however the dissertation stage of the program was a joke... They assign you a project chair, who 9 times out of 10 forgets what stage you are at, fails to send your project to the other committee members within the prescribed periods, and you will likely do at least 1 extra course that you did not plan to do so you can get your dissertation completed. In my dissertation they changed my committee members twice, delayed my graduation, made me take another course, with no acceptable resolution with the university even though they violated their own policies. My advice STAY AWAY from this university, they are HORRIBLE to their students.

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Poor APA in the discussions
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Graduation Year: 2013
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The most difficult part of this so called instruction is how the Ed.D's do not correct the incorrect APA formatting in the discussion forums presented by the students, if I am a student and I see the errors, surely the so called educator should teach these students how to write instead of waiting until the student is set to graduate from Walden, and in the last course of a program the educator will come down hard on APA formatting because they do not want you to graduate from Walden and not know how to write a correct APA paper. Furthermore, the educators do not educate, all they do is go to the discussions and ask a simple question of you or give a vague response, they do not teach. Not sure why you need a Ph.D to teach at Walden, I have a Master's degree and I could do a better job as an online educator than some of Walden's so called faculty. The best part of the program are the media segments also known as resources, in most case the presenters are impressive and knowledgeable, otherwise the course materials, reading and internet are how you learn, it is certainly not from the educators, THEY DO NOT TEACH

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Short and Sweet
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Degree: Curriculum and Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014
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For this review I will keep it succinct. Walden is not an institution where you learn through instruction. Read a book, write a paper, search on google, write more, and begin again. If you desire interaction, collaboration, good solid knowledgeable feedback, and consistency, then this will serve as advice to avoid the Walden program. It is very costly. It is non-supportive. It is geared for low profile. It is retaliatory. Search the internet first. Use your intuition and understand that there are individuals that pose as positive bloggers to underpin the university's reputation. If you pay close attention you will notice a very common voice to the posts. If you notice the posts that are opposite the glowing reviews, they all have the same theme. The cost per semester is outrageously expensive and the service you receive in turn is not worth the aches and pains of trying to pay off the student loans. The interactions are non-existent; the instruction is vapidly delivered. I advise you to pose as a disgruntled student and see how far you are allowed to go before you attempt to attend this "university". You will find that you are not only dismissed, but are marked for weeding. I will not bore you with my experiences, but suffice it to say that I have experienced all of the same things as the others with regard to non-instruction, bilking of money, retaliation, and no end product. Use the common sense adage "if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is". If you need to hear it, then "don't make this mistake - go to a face-to-face college or university". I wish you good luck in your journeys and may they bring you to your dream.

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Walden is Awful!
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Degree: Nursing Practice
Graduation Year: 2014
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Do not go to this school!! Terrible program! Very confusing with a lot of information not given to you. If you drop a course they will still charge you for it!!! Be very careful!

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Worse off!@
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Degree: Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Graduation Year: 2012
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It is true that I applied to Walden because I know that I could get a degree without studying much or do any meaningful research. I did not know how (understandably) biased the industry was against Walden graduates. I would have stood a much better chance of getting a teaching job without this EdD than with it. Now, I cannot get a job because I graduated from Walden. And- I'm broke!

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Carla Thomas - 13 days ago

This was a terrible Online University. It took me 6 years to complete an EdD because the faculty members were never on the same page as to how to get to the next level of writing a dissertation. I initially was approved and wrote an entire dissertation using Ground Theory to have it later rejected and turned into a Case Study. While your chairs disagree on what is acceptable, you continue to wait as well a get charged for their inability to come to an agreement. I know several other people who were charged because of the same problem. You will get a degree and go broke in the meantime!!

Happy I Switched From UoP to Walden!
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Degree: Communication, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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I will complete my Bachelor's in November of this year, and I CANNOT WAIT! The excitement does not have anything to do with the quality of school, I'm just thrilled with the thought of being out of school. :) Honestly, I have had a few bad experiences with instructors, but that will happen in every school. I attended Phoenix for my Associates, and I can confidently say that I am thoroughly impressed with Walden. UoP seemed to have tons of busy work and little application to their assignments, which is certainly not the case in most of my classes at Walden. I work hard to get everything I can out of my education (after all, I am paying a fair amount); I am diligent in posting my assignments on time and communicating with my instructors if I cannot. Overall, I feel like I have learned a lot and I have a fair amount of knowledge that can assist me in my future endeavors. I thoroughly plan to go back to Walden for my Masters after taking a year off to pursue my career in non-profit.

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Pink - 19 days ago

Online schools are not a good idea of doctorate degrees especially if there is not enough faculty support.

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