Walden University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (348)
Terrible, Instructors do not keep their scheduled preceptor conferences, upsetting the physician preceptor, and frustrating the student. You will not receive adequate training from the school or direction to do so for clinical medicine. You must have a strong nursing background to survive clinical rotations, which you must find your own preceptor and rely on the university for affiliation agreements, which are very unprofessional and not prompt and getting completed, thus slowing down or halting your academic progress. No one at the university either knows their job or can provide any information on the specifics of requirements or expectations for any of the course work, Assignment rubrics and grading is prejudicial, and not according to content. If you cannot get in elsewhere then you are still taking a big financial risk on attending at this ghost university.
Attending class online is not for everyone. It takes an enormous amount of time and dedication. It is hard work but with determination you will meet your goal. I have not had any problems with Walden; faculty, advisors all have been great. I have never written so many papers in my life, but I am learning a great deal about the field of psychology. It is what you make it. I have heard people complain about brick and mortar school also, the truth is everyone will not have the same experiences; one must do what is in their best interest. I have referred friends to online programs and the reason for them not succeeding had nothing to do with the school but everything to do with their work ethic. If you really want it - go for it. Some may have had some bad experiences but it doesn't mean everyone will. I thoroughly enjoy attending Walden. I'm growing, learning and enjoying every moment.
This program is demanding and takes a lot of work to master the material. You get out of it what you put in and must be motivated and disciplined to be successful. It isn't a "degree for a fee" and everyone does not deserve to pass just because they pay tuition. If it were that easy, everyone would do it. I found all the student support services knowledgable and helpful, from admissions and advising through to the end. The only criticisms are that in a face to face situation, you gain enrichment through the experiences of your instructors and cohort, and working side-by-side in research institutions is a needed skill if you want to get into academia. There are also little to no opportunities for grad assistantships that would help with the huge financial burden that earning a Ph.D. entails. I found too many classmates who didn't do the assigned readings, evident in their interactions on the discussion board. Reading posts from people who are attempting to bluff their way through the course is a huge waste of my valuable time. They need to be more selective in who they allow into their programs, and weed out those who do not rise to the level of scholarship needed to complete the program. But, being a for profit college, makes this a big business. The convenience was a huge factor in my staying here.
If you have other choices definitely consider them. Walden is for profit and has no desire to see you succeed. They want your money and could careless about life Unexpectancy. My spouse emptied my bank account and I had to take drastic measures. Walden was not interested or willing to work with me. Save your $45,000 or enroll somewhere else. You won't regret it.
Do not attend here. Professors can ask you to submit work over and over and thus slowing down your graduation time into extra years. I had multiple college professors proofing my papers against their rubric before I sent them into Walden and my assignments still didn't pass. I complained to get a resolution at Walden and they sided with the professors. I then discovered reviews of so many others who had it happen to them as well so I quit before they did it to me anymore. Check out google for complaints like this and see for yourself. I never graduated but put 2015 under year graduated above because it wouldn't let me leave a review without a date. Do not attend Walden. Do not ever attend Walden. I work at a college and constantly warn my students to not attend Walden.
Online education is not for everyone. You have to be on top of everything from financial aid to your required courses. Like everything in life we have the choice this Walden online educational course works great for me. You will get out whatever time and commitment you put in. I'm working on chapter 4 and 5 of my Dissertation. If I need assistance my Doctor,research department and the writing are all available to assist me in any way they can. No different than a physical university.
Excellent program. Strong professors. Considering a doctorate from here. The online program was more challenging then my friends who attended classroom programs in nearby universities. My degree had real world application. I highly recommend this program.
These people are a JOKE. I spent my hard earned money ATTEMPTING to apply to this place. But this was a joke from the get go. NO ONE tried to help me with the application process. EVERYTIME I called my "so-called" adviser wasn't available. Then I switched advisors. She was even more of a joke. Names are A.M and A.B. Run away from these people. Don't even waste your time requesting information. Trust me. They're a big joke.
This is a very poor school. I would strongly recommend you try others before coming here. This group is indecisive, lacking leadership, and poor management of the process. People here stand no chance of graduating, this is a "for profit" school. You need to think about that and choose an alternative. Walden only cares about one thing and isnt you. MONEY!!! If you want to complete your classes and fail to get a degree this is the school for you. Poorly run, poorly managed, and do not believe the nonsense this school will shovel you regarding the famous fantasy student who flew through the process in 40 weeks. That's a total joke. Anyone who reviews them positively they just havent been here long enough. It's a sad school.
I'm a new student at Walden University and I did my research before I selected them. They transferred more than half of my credits from my AS Degree in Healthcare Administration from Keiser University with no problem. So far I am very happy with their curriculum, the professors, my classes, the funding (although I'll be in debt for the rest of life paying off subsidized and unsubsidized government loans) and I am looking forward to the day I graduate as a Walden graduate with a BS Degree in Healthcare Management. You have to be willing to give 100% or more to succeed, if not it's just a waste of your time and money. Personally, I think it's worth it because I know it will benefit me in the long run and I plan to follow up at Walden to obtain my Master's degree in Healthcare Management. The online courses are just as challenging (or more); and they are an accredited school. You can agree or disagree, but that's just my opinion and I feel blessed to be a student there.