Walden University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (372)
Walden University prepared me for success in the Master of Science in Communication degree. My enrollment advisor, Kevin Gipprich, was outstanding. The faculty cared about me and were invested in my learning. I am pleased to recommend Walden University.
Excellent program for self directed, motivated, students. If your grammar is poor don't go or learn before you go. Some teachers are good, some not directive, but this happens at any school. I had the best dissertation chair. She helped me the entire way.
My experience as a student at Walden University has been quite positive. The professors whom I have had for classes were available, responsive, and demonstrated a personal investment in my learning. While there were some professors who were better at this than others, every professor was helpful to some extent. Having the opportunity to attend an academic residency linked me with other students and provided a sense of the university. Walden is a for-profit school and is honest about the status. I highly recommend Walden for working professionals who want an education. You must be willing to work for this degree. You will receive what you put into your Walden experience. Do not expect professors or staff to hold your hand and do the work for you. Be an adult, study hard, and you will excel.
I have had a great experience at Walen University. I just graduated cum laude and had a great time at graduation. Online education is not for everyone. It takes hard work and dedication. Everyone I encountered was very helpful, from academic advising, financial aid and enrollment advisers. Im currently enrolled for my master program. I would recommend walden to anyone that is discipline enough to do the work and put in the time and effort. I love Walden!
Please stay away from this college, especially DBA programs, they are just rip-offs, There is no real value and they are there just to suck your money, I am stuck there and lost money on this useless program and thinking to quit forever, trust me and look for some other good college
I attended a reputable brick and mortar school for my Associate's Degree, Walden for my Bachelor's and am exploring which of the two I will choose to pursue my Master in Healthcare Administration as both universities offer the program totally online. The more I research this topic, the more disappointed I become with the impression most people have of Walden. I know for a fact that their curriculum is comparable to the online offerings of a major, local university. Furthermore, online work is about self-motivation and some people just cannot succeed in this way. I have found that professors do not simply let sub-par submissions slide; students are held accountable to the assignment requirements. I have a 4.0, spend probably 8 or more hours per week on each class's assignments and feel that I have learned valuable skills I will apply to my new field. I would definitely recommend Walden to self-motivated students who like to write. Research assignments are the crux of the work, both big and small, along with quizzes and tests. I love to work this way and feel that Walden's online environment has given me an opportunity to continue to work and take care of my children while earning my degree. In fact, I love that I don't need football Fridays or a campus crawling with alcoholics to get an education these days. Walden has been great for me.
I attended Walden while working full-time. This degree did help advance my career as a Real Estate Analyst and provided the flexibility to be a working adult & wife. I am currently pursuing my doctorate in business administration at a brick and mortar school. Walden isn't for everyone and takes a lot of self-motivation and discipline. If you are willing to put in the time and effort with minimal supervision, go for it. If you need to more face-to-face help, go to a traditional school. I would be interested in seeing the outcome of those who give negative reviews for this school. Did they finish? Are they self-motivated? Once again, I am the type of student who does not want to sit in a classroom all day. I have a successful career and work for a Fortune 100 company (I'm also a military BRAT if that helps anyone). Feel free to ask any questions. However, I will not respond to trolls.
I had a different experience than others who have posted. Getting started with the classes and financial aid was no problem. I finished all my course work and then I hit my dissertation. This was a complete joke. I had no support and didn't understand the process that they kept changing. There was no help in locating committee members and no one to explain the process. The classes before my dissertation were no help in preparing for this god awful process.
This is a college that has lack of instruction. They do not use the textbooks and there is lack of support with instructors. The financial aid office lacks knowledge and does not communicate with students about the aid. Filing appeals is a waste of time and will only be denied
I applied for the PhD program last year with Walden University. I had to drop due to a mis-communication between the Admissions Representative and myself. I have emails to back up that he did not get my logged in for the semester in time so I could not view Blackboard for almost a whole week after the class started. I was told during this space of not having access to send the DOE of the program a message saying I was committed, which I was but unknowingly sent thinking I would have access to the classes previous to more than 4 days out of beginning of class. The instructor called me after the class begun and we talked and she said that there was no way to catch up. I agreed because of my lack of access to the class until that point. I then in turn called the DOA and he told me to send an email dropping the class, that I may owe something for the percentage I was in but not worry because he would just appeal it for me. I sent the email. I was then dropped from the program. I went to try to enroll for the following quarter and I was told by the AR that I could not enroll because of my balance. I was then told that I was liable for this. By the time I had any voice to voice with anyone at the campus after many attempts to contact they told me I had to submit the appeal. I did. I was then turned down because it was after the threshold of time allotted to submit appeal. I am now stuck paying for a class that I had 1.5 days of access to.