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Degree: Nursing Education
Graduation Year: 2015
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Walden provided me with a respected MSN in Nursing and has given me a 35% discount on tuition for my PhD program. I find that those giving a bad rating to Walden U. are the same type of people who consistently blame their outcomes on someone else rather than considering if they are an appropriate candidate for an online education. It may cost more than a state classroom held course, but consider the time, travel expenses, and other factors and I will bet you that it comes near what you pay for the online course. However, it takes discipline and intelligence to complete an online program. You do not have the hand holding I find in classroom instruction and the amount of writing you must provide on each class assignment and discussion board is intense. It requires critical thinking and research that can substantiate your findings. You do not have a few classroom tests that can be crammed for in an overnight session. You have, week after week, discussion and papers that fully explore the subject matter of each class. So stop blaming others for your dissatisfaction until you fully evaluate your ability and readiness for online education. Walden is my school of choice and I feel fortunate to attend.

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Rachel - 20 days ago

I disagree, the program consistently changes and the person that handles DNP sends conflicting messages, which is frustrating for the student

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Florida Sun Girl - 19 days ago

Rachel, do you know that the President of Walden U. has an open door policy. If you feel so strongly about the program deficits then I would recommend that you contact the Dean of Nursing and the President. They will give you an open dialogue.

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Not Florida Sun Girl - 2 days ago

I earned my Masters in Ed from WU and gushed about it endlessly to my coworkers about how great it was. I chose WU after experiencing two online classes with a different online institution whose instructors had no experience to be teaching the courses they were.

Then I enrolled in the Ed.D. Program. Everything was going along swimmingly. All the course were rigorous and engaging. They were even structured to help you work on your graduate project or dissertation in steps. I was knee deep in my study - proposal complete, outline complete, IRB process began, 3 chapters written - and over the course of three semesters I was assigned 4 different doctoral chairs.

Every time I was assigned a new chair I had to begin the submissions and approval process all over again and make any changes suggested or requested. The third chair contacted me once in an entire semester and I never heard from him again. Then, because of a move across country away from my original study participants and no money or time to travel and continue the study, as well as having the fourth chair out of communication for several months due to overseas travel, I stopped.

I worked hard. No one had to hold my hand. I was making excellent process and was excited by my progress. But, when you are consistently blocked in your progress and cannot get answers or help in moving forward from an institution who had up to that point been very helpful, it's a bit disconcerting.

At that point I appealed and requested a change in degrees, as they began offering an Ed.S in the exact same speciality with the exact same classes(titles, syllabi, and all) shortly after I began my program. My appeal was denied several times. My personal appeal to the President then who had an "open door" policy went unanswered by him personally. My suspicions are that because I was out of financial aid in that last semester - I should have been done three semesters prior but due to the chair changes I wasn't - they knew there was no more money forthcoming from me ( they actually enrolled me in the following semester when I told them I could not continue and surprise I couldn't pay it) they felt no reason to help or provide anything for the money already spent.

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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
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I have read many reviews of Walden University. I personally find the DBA program to be top-notch. I also find that most people who complain simply are not intelligent and would complain about any program they go into. Online colleges or universities can be very difficult as distance learning is still considered to be in the infancy stages; however, I find that Walden University has a well developed learning platform. I can tell you personally that State Universities are much easier then online Universities as I have attended both.

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Joan Granston - 26 days ago

Donald, I can see why you are a Walden student. Without any research you are calling all naysayers unintelligent.....ah ah I am now truly convinced that this school is a cash cow and will graduate anyone who has the money and computer skills. Unfortunately this is not a computer class and many other skills are needed to be a great scholar. I wish you the very best.

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Degree: Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: 2015
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Every negative review you see about Walden is true. It isn't worth the hassle. I signed up for the DBA program after being told how I'd receive credit waivers, a $5000 grant just for joining and various other perks. Nothing I was told about the program itself was accurate. Then, they broke federal law by refusing to use my allotted $20,500 per academic year and demanding I take out a Graduate PLUS Loan. Then, they broke another federal law by refusing to report my enrollment status to Clearinghouse. They always had some lie to tell as their excuse. The academic value of coursework at Walden doesn't exist. If you want a degree that isn't respected with a good GPA go to Walden, but otherwise avoid. I spent the entire semester trying to get my money back for Walden's various criminal actions and failure to provide a legitimate academic experience and managed to ace the course I didn't pay attention to, that sums up the academic rigor [or lack thereof] at Walden. No one at Walden seems to know anything. They have a 24/7 chat, but never know the answer to anything. The online writing center is a joke. You ask them to review for formatting style and all of their critiques are personal nonsense that don't help you improve your article. The professors don't seem to know anything either. There were at least three instances where I had to say to my professors "if you don't know what that word means you shouldn't be teaching doctoral level business courses." If you want your money back and to drop out of Walden I would suggest quitting your job, as it is a never ending process. No one answers the phone or responds to e-mail. If you do get a response its just a lie claiming they're working on it, but they really aren't. Avoid Walden University at all costs. You will lose out on jobs you're qualified for because no one respects them.

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Greg - 11 days ago

Sounds like you had a rough experience with this school, but I have to say I had the opposite in the same program. Its all up to you If you are going to learn from the material and implement it in your life or just complain. I had issues with some professors at this university, but I also formed great relationships with others as well. The only real thing that I disliked about attending this university was my peers that did not put any effort in their work ( for my response) and having to pay back loans haha.

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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015
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Walden University at the Doctoral Level is an absolute joke. I would dare say that they're a joke at all levels. But, I'll refrain from hurting the feelings graduates of that piece of garbage. They are designed to recruit as many students as possible to boost their commission and that's all they care about. You WILL NOT receive any support and the feedback from professors pretty much comes from a "comment bank". The professors barely read your work and gave me grades for completion. Don't waste your time or money as I've yet to find anyone who has successfully matriculated from any of their doctoral programs. I've been in education for 20 years, so I believe that I'm an authority on what's a good educational program and what isn't. In addition, I've already earned 3 Master's degrees from accredited brick and mortar institutions.

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David - 8 days ago

Its an Online University, of course it is going to seem less intense compared to three masters from you received from brick and mortar. It is geared for you to learn on your own with minimum guidance. At the level of Graduating degrees the student should know what type of quality they are submitting and if they are truly learning from the material. I agree money is a drive at the for-profit university "of course" but you should not knock an outlet that gives someone the tools to better oneself.

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Degree: Developmental and Child Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
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I just (literally 3 weeks ago) graduated from Walden with my BS degree in Psychology. I love the school and the course work. If you're a person that needs constant attention and help this school is probably not for you, because you really have to work at your own pace and independently to complete task or coursework majority of the time. Seeing as I worked full time while trying to obtain my degree, this was right up my alley! My thing is college is not hard--no matter what school you attend as long as you know how to follow directions and turn papers and discussion boards in on time-you'll do fine. If not......then you won't. (shrugs) This school is VERY expensive, but to work and your own pace on your own time it was worth it to me.

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Dr. P.C. Kutschera, PhD - about 1 month ago

Am really dismayed by all the negative comments on this blog which run against the current of my own personal experience as well as numerous students and graduates I encountered on the way to receiving a PhD in Human Services in 2009. I would put the rigor and intensity i experienced studying for my doctorate @ Walden, from 2006-2010, up against the challenges and standards of any so-called "brick and mortar" college or university from which I hold a bachelors and masters. My doctorate experience included a number of intensive on line courses, filing the equivalent of 16 peer-reviewed research papers under the University KAM (Knowledge Area Module) instruction system, and the completion of a vigorous, 3 year long dissertation experience at the mercy of a quite high quality demanding dissertation committee; my chair was an Ivy League degree holder. Admittedly it was a tough grind for someone already well established in the responsibilities of a demanding career - but well worth it. Have nothing but the highest praise and greatest pride in declaring I am a Walden doctorate degree holder. Glad I never quit - sticking out a long climb to reach a most revered summit. Go Walden go!

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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2013
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SCAM! They told me my doctorate would cost $40k, but it was over $100k. They kept changing my committee, there was a huge lack of correspondence, and each delay costs another semester. What one instructor approved, another would disapprove, which caused further delays. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!!

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sunny - about 1 month ago

It took me over two years to secure a Chair and Advisory committee.

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Jessica - 19 days ago

Terrible experience, the directors, staff, advisors and teachers don't care about the students. Don't waste your money

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Degree: Psychology
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Within the next few weeks, I will not be a student at Walden University. As an institution of advance learning their administrative business practices are inefficient and unprofessional. I have always thought that once an educational institution's main focus is on increasing profit margins and less so on the welfare of its students, and the quality of its pedagogy then there is bound to be a conflict of interest. The university's "unethical" practice to recruit as many students with a failure to explain the financial aid process in details prior to and even during enrollment is deceptive. This is particularly so for international students whose country of origin financials aid's practices and rules differ from that of the United States. Upon self-discovery of the latter, rather than the university trying to help me in a professional manner, I was made to feel ignorant and the blame was cast solely on me for not having the initial detailed information from the university. This is despite my many attempts to obtain the same. Each time I attempted, I am transferred to another department of which people are either unaware of what I am relating or I am told my information lacks credibility. Then there are the insensitive, rude undertone emails and telephone conversations that reflect the "after the fact" limited information. If I was that ignorant, would I have become a student of higher learning in the first replace as suggested by the reactions of the university's staff? At one point I was not given an academic advisor because the university was not aware that they had not given me one following the departure of the previous academic advisor. Who incidentally had lacked advising and professionalism skills, small wonder she departed from the university. As if to punish me for some unknown crime, fate caused me to self-appoint a new an equally ineffective academic advisor. What behooves me is that these people have master's and doctoral degrees, many from Walden university. Yet they lack basic common sense as well as advanced thinking skills that ought to be reflective of their educational attainment and maturity. Did I also mentioned that when a person telephones the university, you are advised and reminded that calls are monitored for "quality [guarantee]purposes, " a script that is embedded in the psychic of the university's staff and that is all there is to that action. Also, the university request that you complete these survey so that "we can improve the delivery of our services," really,? That is so ironic! An educational institution cannot be teaching its students how to act professionally responsible while its administrative and academic support staff are being inefficient, incompetent, and unprofessional. This spells, hypocrisy and deception, therefore I do not want to be connected with an institution that engages in not only such practices but also bias and discrimination. I believe that good reputation is still important so PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider carefully before choosing Walden University, I had to learn the hard way after receiving initial warnings. Please do not make the same mistake as I did.

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wallygirl - about 1 month ago

Financial responsibility is the students. The university offers aid but you must still educate yourself on the process and requirements. It is irresponsible to accept help without a full understanding of how aid works. Further, the number of years spent working on a college degree varies according to the student. I love walden but I do not think every person is able to handle online learning. Your libellous claims seem punitive. You disparidge walden without taking any esponsibility for yourself.

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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2018
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I love this school. The program is intense and educative! When I was researching online programs, Walden is the name that kept coming up. They have been around since the 1970's and were the first teacher education school for currently employed educators. The program is rigorous and upholds expectations of excellence. For students who have not previously attended online school, this may not be the right choice.

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Deceived - about 1 month ago

Do not get your doctorate at Walden. The dissertation process is a money trap.

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Joan Granston - 26 days ago

Hey Wallygirl I am happy for you. I wish they would have been more honest with how they do business overall. I have done online courses before an I have completed all my classes with Walden. My problem is now that I am at the finishing stages they do not seem to be able to follow through and if they make you frustrated you may just give up and they are still rich from your loans. I think they may be fine with first or maybe second degrees.....but I am not trusting their ability to successfully support a doctoral education degree.at least ONE COUNTY in my state does not recognize them for some degrees, now I know why.

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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
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I signed up with Walden thinking they would live by their promise "A lot of help in one place" They did not. I am getting ready to go to court with them unless they are able to rectify the current problem. Most Professors are fine. I am not impressed with their academic advisors. I think at least one of them is so involved in his own studies he loses sight of his duties to the student. There is too much money involved for errors to be made that leave the student holding the blade. I am sorry I did not pay attention to the article that says they have a very low retention rate. You could be a great student and Boom! out of nowhere you get a surprise you did not expect.....no problem if they take responsibility.....but they do not.

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spirithing - about 1 month ago

it all seems to start out ok, and then you get those people assigned to be your professor and are anything but. They are bully know it alls. When you drop a class you should be allowed to reuse your work and not re do the entire paper. I am waiting to see if this stupid bully I pay 2590 for this class is going to screw me over. she constantly ridiculous the class and makes very inappropriate comments and alienates the class. Not all, I have been fortunate to have a few great professors, but the few really do spoil the entire school. In this class we have to teach ourselves because she is a rude person who does not answer questions and in finding a solution I found university ofWisconsin was th answer they have such a thorough explanation of what we need to know, i actually emailed them and thanked them for being so great. this school pales in comparison, and wished I never applied, but that is what happens when you make decisions based on where you are and not where you want to be. I never should have signed up here, and waited for the best opportunity.

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Soraya Hoggarth - about 1 month ago

I concur with you both about some of the professors being professional while others have a "a bullying, know it all attitude." In addition, within the next few weeks, I will not be a student at Walden University. As an institution of advance learning their administrative business practices are inefficient and unprofessional. I have always thought that once an educational institution's main focus is on increasing profit margins and less so on the welfare of its students, and the quality of its pedagogy then there is bound to be a conflict of interest. The university's "unethical" practice to recruit as many students with a failure to explain the financial aid process in details prior to and even during enrollment is deceptive. This is particularly so for international students whose country of origin financials aid's practices and rules differ from that of the United States. Upon self-discovery of the latter, rather than the university trying to help me in a professional manner, I was made to feel ignorant and the blame was cast solely on me for not having the initial detailed information from the university. This is despite my many attempts to obtain the same. Each time I attempted, I am transferred to another department of which people are either unaware of what I am relating or I am told my information lacks credibility. Then there are the insensitive, rude undertone emails and telephone conversations that reflect the "after the fact" limited information. If I was that ignorant, would I have become a student of higher learning in the first replace as suggested by the reactions of the university's staff? At one point I was not given an academic advisor because the university was not aware that they had not given me one following the departure of the previous academic advisor. Who incidentally had lacked advising and professionalism skills, small wonder she departed from the university. As if to punish me for some unknown crime, fate caused me to self-appoint a new an equally ineffective academic advisor. What behooves me is that these people have master's and doctoral degrees, many from Walden university. Yet they lack basic common sense as well as advanced thinking skills that ought to be reflective of their educational attainment and maturity. Did I also mentioned that when a person telephones the university, you are advised and reminded that calls are monitored for "quality [guarantee]purposes, " a script that is embedded in the psychic of the university's staff and that is all there is to that action. Also, the university request that you complete these survey so that "we can improve the delivery of our services," really,? That is so ironic! An educational institution cannot be teaching its students how to act professionally responsible while its administrative and academic support staff are being inefficient, incompetent, and unprofessional. This spells, hypocrisy and deception, therefore I do not want to be connected with an institution that engages in not only such practices but also bias and discrimination. I believe that good reputation is still important so PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider carefully before choosing Walden University, I had to learn the hard way after receiving initial warnings. Please do not make the same mistake as I did.

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Soraya Hoggarth - about 1 month ago

I concur with you both about some of the professors being professional while others have a "a bullying, know it all attitude." In addition, within the next few weeks, I will not be a student at Walden University. As an institution of advance learning their administrative business practices are inefficient and unprofessional. I have always thought that once an educational institution's main focus is on increasing profit margins and less so on the welfare of its students, and the quality of its pedagogy then there is bound to be a conflict of interest. The university's "unethical" practice to recruit as many students with a failure to explain the financial aid process in details prior to and even during enrollment is deceptive. This is particularly so for international students whose country of origin financials aid's practices and rules differ from that of the United States. Upon self-discovery of the latter, rather than the university trying to help me in a professional manner, I was made to feel ignorant and the blame was cast solely on me for not having the initial detailed information from the university. This is despite my many attempts to obtain the same. Each time I attempted, I am transferred to another department of which people are either unaware of what I am relating or I am told my information lacks credibility. Then there are the insensitive, rude undertone emails and telephone conversations that reflect the "after the fact" limited information. If I was that ignorant, would I have become a student of higher learning in the first replace as suggested by the reactions of the university's staff? At one point I was not given an academic advisor because the university was not aware that they had not given me one following the departure of the previous academic advisor. Who incidentally had lacked advising and professionalism skills, small wonder she departed from the university. As if to punish me for some unknown crime, fate caused me to self-appoint a new an equally ineffective academic advisor. What behooves me is that these people have master's and doctoral degrees, many from Walden university. Yet they lack basic common sense as well as advanced thinking skills that ought to be reflective of their educational attainment and maturity. Did I also mentioned that when a person telephones the university, you are advised and reminded that calls are monitored for "quality [guarantee]purposes, " a script that is embedded in the psychic of the university's staff and that is all there is to that action. Also, the university request that you complete these survey so that "we can improve the delivery of our services," really,? That is so ironic! An educational institution cannot be teaching its students how to act professionally responsible while its administrative and academic support staff are being inefficient, incompetent, and unprofessional. This spells, hypocrisy and deception, therefore I do not want to be connected with an institution that engages in not only such practices but also bias and discrimination. I believe that good reputation is still important so PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider carefully before choosing Walden University, I had to learn the hard way after receiving initial warnings. Please do not make the same mistake as I did.

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Soraya Hoggarth - about 1 month ago

I concur with you both about some of the professors being professional while others have a "a bullying, know it all attitude." In addition, within the next few weeks, I will not be a student at Walden University. As an institution of advance learning their administrative business practices are inefficient and unprofessional. I have always thought that once an educational institution's main focus is on increasing profit margins and less so on the welfare of its students, and the quality of its pedagogy then there is bound to be a conflict of interest. The university's "unethical" practice to recruit as many students with a failure to explain the financial aid process in details prior to and even during enrollment is deceptive. This is particularly so for international students whose country of origin financials aid's practices and rules differ from that of the United States. Upon self-discovery of the latter, rather than the university trying to help me in a professional manner, I was made to feel ignorant and the blame was cast solely on me for not having the initial detailed information from the university. This is despite my many attempts to obtain the same. Each time I attempted, I am transferred to another department of which people are either unaware of what I am relating or I am told my information lacks credibility. Then there are the insensitive, rude undertone emails and telephone conversations that reflect the "after the fact" limited information. If I was that ignorant, would I have become a student of higher learning in the first replace as suggested by the reactions of the university's staff? At one point I was not given an academic advisor because the university was not aware that they had not given me one following the departure of the previous academic advisor. Who incidentally had lacked advising and professionalism skills, small wonder she departed from the university. As if to punish me for some unknown crime, fate caused me to self-appoint a new an equally ineffective academic advisor. What behooves me is that these people have master's and doctoral degrees, many from Walden university. Yet they lack basic common sense as well as advanced thinking skills that ought to be reflective of their educational attainment and maturity. Did I also mentioned that when a person telephones the university, you are advised and reminded that calls are monitored for "quality [guarantee]purposes, " a script that is embedded in the psychic of the university's staff and that is all there is to that action. Also, the university request that you complete these survey so that "we can improve the delivery of our services," really,? That is so ironic! An educational institution cannot be teaching its students how to act professionally responsible while its administrative and academic support staff are being inefficient, incompetent, and unprofessional. This spells, hypocrisy and deception, therefore I do not want to be connected with an institution that engages in not only such practices but also bias and discrimination. I believe that good reputation is still important so PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider carefully before choosing Walden University, I had to learn the hard way after receiving initial warnings. Please do not make the same mistake as I did.

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Soraya Hoggarth - about 1 month ago

I concur with you both about some of the professors being professional while others have a "a bullying, know it all attitude." In addition, within the next few weeks, I will not be a student at Walden University. As an institution of advance learning their administrative business practices are inefficient and unprofessional. I have always thought that once an educational institution's main focus is on increasing profit margins and less so on the welfare of its students, and the quality of its pedagogy then there is bound to be a conflict of interest. The university's "unethical" practice to recruit as many students with a failure to explain the financial aid process in details prior to and even during enrollment is deceptive. This is particularly so for international students whose country of origin financials aid's practices and rules differ from that of the United States. Upon self-discovery of the latter, rather than the university trying to help me in a professional manner, I was made to feel ignorant and the blame was cast solely on me for not having the initial detailed information from the university. This is despite my many attempts to obtain the same. Each time I attempted, I am transferred to another department of which people are either unaware of what I am relating or I am told my information lacks credibility. Then there are the insensitive, rude undertone emails and telephone conversations that reflect the "after the fact" limited information. If I was that ignorant, would I have become a student of higher learning in the first replace as suggested by the reactions of the university's staff? At one point I was not given an academic advisor because the university was not aware that they had not given me one following the departure of the previous academic advisor. Who incidentally had lacked advising and professionalism skills, small wonder she departed from the university. As if to punish me for some unknown crime, fate caused me to self-appoint a new an equally ineffective academic advisor. What behooves me is that these people have master's and doctoral degrees, many from Walden university. Yet they lack basic common sense as well as advanced thinking skills that ought to be reflective of their educational attainment and maturity. Did I also mentioned that when a person telephones the university, you are advised and reminded that calls are monitored for "quality [guarantee]purposes, " a script that is embedded in the psychic of the university's staff and that is all there is to that action. Also, the university request that you complete these survey so that "we can improve the delivery of our services," really,? That is so ironic! An educational institution cannot be teaching its students how to act professionally responsible while its administrative and academic support staff are being inefficient, incompetent, and unprofessional. This spells, hypocrisy and deception, therefore I do not want to be connected with an institution that engages in not only such practices but also bias and discrimination. I believe that good reputation is still important so PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider carefully before choosing Walden University, I had to learn the hard way after receiving initial warnings. Please do not make the same mistake as I did.

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Soraya Hoggarth - about 1 month ago

I concur with you both about some of the professors being professional while others have a "a bullying, know it all attitude." In addition, within the next few weeks, I will not be a student at Walden University. As an institution of advance learning their administrative business practices are inefficient and unprofessional. I have always thought that once an educational institution's main focus is on increasing profit margins and less so on the welfare of its students, and the quality of its pedagogy then there is bound to be a conflict of interest. The university's "unethical" practice to recruit as many students with a failure to explain the financial aid process in details prior to and even during enrollment is deceptive. This is particularly so for international students whose country of origin financials aid's practices and rules differ from that of the United States. Upon self-discovery of the latter, rather than the university trying to help me in a professional manner, I was made to feel ignorant and the blame was cast solely on me for not having the initial detailed information from the university. This is despite my many attempts to obtain the same. Each time I attempted, I am transferred to another department of which people are either unaware of what I am relating or I am told my information lacks credibility. Then there are the insensitive, rude undertone emails and telephone conversations that reflect the "after the fact" limited information. If I was that ignorant, would I have become a student of higher learning in the first replace as suggested by the reactions of the university's staff? At one point I was not given an academic advisor because the university was not aware that they had not given me one following the departure of the previous academic advisor. Who incidentally had lacked advising and professionalism skills, small wonder she departed from the university. As if to punish me for some unknown crime, fate caused me to self-appoint a new an equally ineffective academic advisor. What behooves me is that these people have master's and doctoral degrees, many from Walden university. Yet they lack basic common sense as well as advanced thinking skills that ought to be reflective of their educational attainment and maturity. Did I also mentioned that when a person telephones the university, you are advised and reminded that calls are monitored for "quality [guarantee]purposes, " a script that is embedded in the psychic of the university's staff and that is all there is to that action. Also, the university request that you complete these survey so that "we can improve the delivery of our services," really,? That is so ironic! An educational institution cannot be teaching its students how to act professionally responsible while its administrative and academic support staff are being inefficient, incompetent, and unprofessional. This spells, hypocrisy and deception, therefore I do not want to be connected with an institution that engages in not only such practices but also bias and discrimination. I believe that good reputation is still important so PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider carefully before choosing Walden University, I had to learn the hard way after receiving initial warnings. Please do not make the same mistake as I did.

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Soraya Hoggarth - about 1 month ago

I concur with you both about some of the professors being professional while others have a "a bullying, know it all attitude." In addition, within the next few weeks, I will not be a student at Walden University. As an institution of advance learning their administrative business practices are inefficient and unprofessional. I have always thought that once an educational institution's main focus is on increasing profit margins and less so on the welfare of its students, and the quality of its pedagogy then there is bound to be a conflict of interest. The university's "unethical" practice to recruit as many students with a failure to explain the financial aid process in details prior to and even during enrollment is deceptive. This is particularly so for international students whose country of origin financials aid's practices and rules differ from that of the United States. Upon self-discovery of the latter, rather than the university trying to help me in a professional manner, I was made to feel ignorant and the blame was cast solely on me for not having the initial detailed information from the university. This is despite my many attempts to obtain the same. Each time I attempted, I am transferred to another department of which people are either unaware of what I am relating or I am told my information lacks credibility. Then there are the insensitive, rude undertone emails and telephone conversations that reflect the "after the fact" limited information. If I was that ignorant, would I have become a student of higher learning in the first replace as suggested by the reactions of the university's staff? At one point I was not given an academic advisor because the university was not aware that they had not given me one following the departure of the previous academic advisor. Who incidentally had lacked advising and professionalism skills, small wonder she departed from the university. As if to punish me for some unknown crime, fate caused me to self-appoint a new an equally ineffective academic advisor. What behooves me is that these people have master's and doctoral degrees, many from Walden university. Yet they lack basic common sense as well as advanced thinking skills that ought to be reflective of their educational attainment and maturity. Did I also mentioned that when a person telephones the university, you are advised and reminded that calls are monitored for "quality [guarantee]purposes, " a script that is embedded in the psychic of the university's staff and that is all there is to that action. Also, the university request that you complete these survey so that "we can improve the delivery of our services," really,? That is so ironic! An educational institution cannot be teaching its students how to act professionally responsible while its administrative and academic support staff are being inefficient, incompetent, and unprofessional. This spells, hypocrisy and deception, therefore I do not want to be connected with an institution that engages in not only such practices but also bias and discrimination. I believe that good reputation is still important so PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider carefully before choosing Walden University, I had to learn the hard way after receiving initial warnings. Please do not make the same mistake as I did.

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Deceived - about 1 month ago

There is a group of students who are suing Walden for their fraud and money traps due to delays and failed policies. Google the case to contact the lawyers and join the class action lawsuit.

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Arrogant teachers, tough degree - about 1 month ago

It took me five years to get the doctoral degree, which was supposed to take three. The last year, they delayed and ignored questions about process to stretch it out, apparently.... My "professor" didn't even know when I had graduated. I assumed (naively) it was just logistics, rather than intentional foot-dragging.

Both doctoral professors I had were arrogant. One, who demanded I include his pet methodology in the study, wanted to be named as an author. This is despicable and I refused. The other lost my submissions twice early on, the second time causing a two month delay. After this, every time I made a submission I called her, then immediately emailed saying I had submitted work and had left a call, leaving an indisputable paper trail. As I said, I never suspected this was systemic and intentional.

The education was outstanding, because *I had to research and learn everything by myself* Think correspondence course. Zero guidance. This is excused by their educational philosophy of "constructivism", I.e. work it out for yourself.

The doctorate was a good thing, I make more money and it really opens doors. Online programs are tough, and you have to be very, very disciplined and organized in the extreme. As full time parent and employee, I had to attend online, so I had to make it work, and Walden is the best available online at this time.

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Walden is TERRIBLE. They lie to get you in. At the end they want you to do a portfolio and NO ONE WILL HELP YOU! They say each section is a mini assessment test. If you tge student need to make corrections they send the paper back to you with comments, redo/ revise papers over and over still they dont pass you. I have taken out thousands of dollars in loans they refuse to give me my masters degree. I have completed all the classes and did the portfolio work . For 5 sections i have done papers, 4,5, and 6 times and they still say my papers are not good enough. I'm thinking of looking up their "accredited" information and send them my papers along with a letter of disappointment.

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spirithing - about 1 month ago

your exactly right and the advisors are worthless too.

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Deceived - about 1 month ago

Do not get your doctorate at Walden. It is a money trap.

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Deceived - about 1 month ago

There is a group of students who are suing Walden for their fraud and money traps due to delays and failed policies. Google the case to contact the lawyers and join the class action lawsuit.

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Diane - 22 days ago

If you wrote your papers like you wrote this review, I understand why they kept sending them back to you for correction.

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