Walden University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (402)
It is going on six maybe seven years and I have not gotten my prospectus approved. I am totally disappointed with Walden University. The instructors are rude and some are pompous and narcissistic. The program does not prepare students for the dissertation. I am in the thick of it financially and have stuck it out this far. Either staff resign or those that sit for you temporarily are getting their pockets lined. No I would never refer anyone to attend Walden it has become a nightmare. Do not go there it truly SUCKS!!!
I have a BA degree and an MFA from highly ranked universities. I was hoping to complete a Ph.D. at USC, but found myself working full time. Walden was recommended to my by my grad school Dean at USC at the time. In my years at Walden I loved what my truly excellent professors taught me. My dissertation ended up winning an award for excellence, and my career was successfully boosted. These many years later I still use what I learned at Walden.
This school is a nightmare, and the worst experience so far. I will never recommend my worst enemy to go to this school. I am so disappointed in this stupid school. After paying so much money, they tell you to find your clinical sites which are so hard to find. When I finally found a place, they refused to approve my preceptor because according to them, "something was wrong with his license". Meanwhile, the doctor recently preempted a student from Walden a semester before me without any problem and whatever was wrong was dated back five years age and the doctor had been cleared. I tried to get hold of a clinical coordinator without any success. School starts in 2 days and no response from Walden. I am thinking of filing a lawsuit against this school for dishonesty and emotional distress.
Walden reinforces the negative stereotypes of for-profit diploma mills. Every student receives an A which fosters doubt about academic quality. I found Walden administrators to be dishonest, unresponsive, and unethical. The workload was embarrassingly easy and the caliber of students poor. With a 4.0 GPA, employers continually question the quality of my education and label Walden as a "business" rather than an academic institution. Walden is a subpar school that preys on vulnerable students. I won't even hang my degree because of the terrible reputation of the school.
I am currently in the School of Management and happy to report about Walden University. The instructors are great, very helpful, and experts in their fields. I also had Walden change my program for KAM to Regular classes and it was a great experience. I would recommend this school to any of my peers.
Exceptional university, excellent faculty, superior student support services, current curriculum, best academic experience. I never had to work so hard to earn a grade. My doctoral advisor was a tremendous expert who was constantly available. This was my most challenging academic achievement and I would absolutely make this same choice of university. Walden University is set apart from the rest.
Please read the headlines about the dangers and scams with non-profit schools. Walden can be the poster child for a predatory for-profit school. In the words of Walden's financial management team, "These are very expensive courses". The cost I paid did not come close to matching the quality of the education. Please attend a school that you can feel good about hanging your degree. Clients and other professionals role their eyes at Walden. I have to work harder to prove that I am more credible than the Walden name. Make your own decision but take all the negative about Walden seriously. I am living the Walden graduate nightmare.
Walden University is a dangerous institution that preys on vulnerable students and leaves them without support or assistance. My enrollment advisor was less than honest and the financial management department lacks integrity and honor. The education is subpar and basically students who show up in the classroom get an A. Video quality of much of the material is dated and the material includes quizzes with incorrect answers and typos. Professors do not teach. Class professors simply grade the work and provide minimal feedback. The financial aid and billing office cannot provide consistent answers to basic questions. Despite the CACREP accreditation, field placement sites laugh when they hear Walden. The name Walden lacks respect in the professional world. Stay away.
My experience at Walden has been excellent, the education and support I have received is better than many other brick and mortar. I began this program while living in NYC, at the time one of my coworkers was completing the same program at "one of the best NYC colleges". we constantly compare the work. In the end we both agreed his program was a joke, in addition he was always on the phone with academic advising trying to figure things out. Walden has knowledgeable instructors and the office staff will always do their best to help the students. I now live in FL where I am completing my internship and I could not be happier with Walden.
Once a fan and an advocate of Walden, I am distressed and alone in facing ramifications of attending Walden University. I attended Walden for two years and earned a 4.0 GPA only to have Walden refuse to abide by policies they agreed to in writing. I now have no degree, mounting loan debt, and no support from the school. Please avoid this school and seek a traditional, non-profit education. Walden sells you, takes from you, and then abandons you.