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Walden University
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Walden is Top Notch
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Degree: Education, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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The class rigor, advisor support, and guidance by professors outranked my experiences with the brick-and-mortar universities I attended. If you are looking for an accredited and respected advanced degree from an online university and are willing to work for it (which, of course you should anyway) then WU should be a consideration.

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Horrible!--stay away-go someplace else
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Degree: Nursing Practice
Graduation Year: 2014
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The entire process is centered around delaying you graduation so you are extended for multiple semesters paying the outrageous tuition. The professors for the capstone project do not assist you at all other than directer you to the learning center. The program director Dr. M. needs replaced. I would recommend another college such as the University of Southern Alabama--I hear good things about that school.

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icuRNmaggie - about 1 month ago

What is the pass rate for their FNP grads on the AANP and AACN exams?

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Losano - about 1 month ago

I don't agree with you. I love Walden University; the way they have designed their student portal and the black board are fantastic. I believe the program was too hard for you that it left a bad taste in your mouth; thus, you hate it that much.

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Losano - about 1 month ago

I don't agree with you. I love Walden University; the way they have designed their student portal and the black board are fantastic. I believe the program was too hard for you that it left a bad taste in your mouth; thus, you hate it that much.

Don't have a medical problem while in school.
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Degree: Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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Getting into school is relatively easy. The advisors were very friendly and helpful in completing all documentation for enrollment. I started having medical problems, serious medical problems with a brain infection and spinal cord damage and neck problems in my class. I am going through a tremendous amount of medical examinations and tests along with taking a lot of medication. Some medication I take are muscle relaxants and painkillers which make me sleep in incoherent. I tried to withdraw from the University and the University told me I could not. They informed me I would have to fail the class and I could petition for a withdrawal grade of W but as I mentioned would have to fail the class Ist. I informed them I don't remember what I'm reading or what I am submitting in paperwork due to the medication. I informed them I'm paying for the education but I don't know I'm being educated on because of the medicine. They simply said were sorry but you have to fail first. Be warned.

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Good School - Be Prepared to Work
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Degree: Health/Medical Physics
Graduation Year: 2016
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I found the Walden program to be very good. As a professor myself, I enjoyed my courses and with the exception of 1 instructor, have learned quite a lot during my studies. I am starting my dissertation this year. A positive of online courses is that you get to experience many professors from all over the world. One of my professors was from Yale, one from Pudue, some from Georgetown, so lots of professors take on a course or two for the experience and to network with other professionals in the field. Some professors are very active in their fields, such as public health, so you have the opportunity to network with some interesting people. There are some things about online learning that are different in that you must do more work, reading, research on your own, so you have to plan when you will devote your time to your studies and stick to it. You will also need to learn to use the writing center and online library to supplement your work. I have not found that any employer looked down at online schools, especially since most major universities now have online degrees. Employers would have to be pretty out of the loop to still think this way. The degree was helpful for me in finding an excellent higher education position. I found Walden through a referral from the hospital center where I worked. Many health and public health professionals attend Walden. Walden could do better at advising students, at communicating programmatic changes and helping students to form support groups toward dissertation. I think advising needs some shoring up. This is where you will need to double check what you are told. The writing center and library staff are very supportive and helpful and they stay on top of the latest research. I have had absolutely no problem with financial aid, with taking a quarter off when my parent was ill, etc. so there is an option to take time off. Plan to spend 70K for a PhD unless you can get some help from your employer or pay a portion yourself while in school. Walden will set up payment plans for you also. The bursar's office is very helpful and on top of things. You have 7 to 8 years to complete a PhD if you need it. Most people don't. I would say to plan 5 years if you're working full time. Be prepared if you want a doctoral degree to set aside a social life and plan to study, read and research about 15 to 20 hours a week. You get used to the pace.

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Micheline A - 2 months ago

Thank you for the information, very informative. I am working toward my MBA with Walden, my first time taking online courses, it seems rewarding, I work on my own paste, the advisors, technical support team, instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. I was referred by my best friend who received her MPH, after that I have one working or her PHD in marketing, one PHD in psychology and now is my turn to turn the page introduce my family and friends to Walden I have several who drop their former institution and transfer to Walden, and some who procrastinated for years already start. Way to go Walden. I am thinking on pursuing my DBA with Walden but I have little more time to complete my MBA so for sure where to challenge myself even further.

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Degree: Forensic Science and Technology
Graduation Year: 2022
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This school is starting to be a three ring circus. I enrolled in this school prior to the start of my program. I did my FAFSA and submitted all required documents, including a letter that the school needed in order for me to be accepted. Ok so L F, my enrollment advisor reached out and advised that I was accepted. I was so excited and looking forward to starting on September 2. Shortly after, I checked to see if everything was going ok and to my surprise financial stated that my account was randomly selected and that they needed additional information. I sent everything in immediately. Unfortunately my high school transripts were mailed to the wrong address, which I except responsibility for as I didn't realize it was not the same address. Then I sent in this notarized letter that they requested. The letter should have been received prior to them receiving my H.S. transcripts, which was received on September 3. Well they claim they never got the letter. Ok so I sent it again and this time i sent it certified and it was received. Now they decided that the copy of my ID that they have had since the end of July isn't as clear as they would like it to be, which I find hard to believe, since the copy that I sent to them was scanned and emailed. This process of how they operate is very fustrating. They have decided to for what ever reason randomly select my account for verification, which is bull. If Walden has already received my financial aid, then what more verification is it that you need? I mean FAFSA didn't ask me for any verification. Now I am being told that they just need to make sure that what I submitted on my FAFSA is correct, umm you received payment so how much more correction and verification is needed? This is really getting on my nerves and leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I have been waiting for a returned call since 09/03/2014.

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Denise - 2 months ago

I agree with you financial aid had been giving me the run around. I started on the 2 Sept and just received the acceptance letter funny. Still don't have a package put together for my aid and the term ends 23 Nov 14; so this means that I will own a bill for this term and won't be able to register for the next term. Over 4$ the stated that I went over during my undergraduate.

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Carol Marie - 13 days ago

It is very likely that it was the Board of Education who chose to verify your information--not Walden. I was chosen for verification two years in a row, and it delayed my financial aid. The Board of Education chooses applications at random from what I understand, but there can also be red flags that may lead them to investigate you. I may have been investigated because I have been taking classes from my college off and on for 15 years with a lot of withdrawals because I had health problems. I didn't start pursuing my degree in earnest until 3 years ago.

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Degree: Accounting and Business/Management
Graduation Year: 2013
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I must say I appreciate every single time spent during my studies at Walden. I have attained volume of knowledge that is beyond my expectation. Inspite of the quality of education i attained from this lovely school, I am still struggling to enter the business world. Seems to me that many employers reluctantly consider candidates from the school. Their thoughts about the school causes them to overlook your abilities. And this is truely sad because there are many coming from ivy league colleges and could barely contribute to sustained growth. I am proudi went to walden... Inspite of the struggles and the chunk of debt i have accumulate, I believe they infused in me the capabilities to change my world...

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2018
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All advisors were exteemely helpful . If a problem occured it was taken care of in a very timeley manner. My instructor is very supportive , all of the tools avaliable are so helpful !

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Degree: Nursing Practice
Graduation Year: 2016
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I have been attending Walden since December 2013 ,and I have taken six classes so far and I have six more to go. As I can see it as a student the program has been very rigorous for me. I am a very hard working student and I have done well at the school. This is my first online school for myself but, I have tutored online students. Online takes a lot of time and dedication more than going to a brick and mortar school because you are truly self teaching yourself. I am planning to do my doctoral degree online not at Walden but another online school Maryville and it is because of their reputation. The tuition at Walden has been the cheapest I have seen around for a NP program its around total cost of 40,000 dollars. That is what a student pay to get a Bachelor Degree. I hate to see all the bad reviews but I think online education is what you make out of it as a student.

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Walden University was well worth it!
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Degree: Marketing, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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I selected Walden University because my mother was attending it for her Masters in Education. Although I had to adjust to online school, it takes a lot of dedication, the adjustment came easily. I did enjoy the set schedules for assignments that were posted for the entire class as I'm a procrastinator and need deadlines to help push me to actually completing anything. I liked my instructors, although sometimes I did feel a little overwhelmed with assignments. But, I always managed to get it done on time. Instructors provided great feedback on assignments and I felt that many were actually interested in making you want to learn instead of just giving you credit for completing the assignments. I decided to complete a Master's Degree from Walden as well, which I am currently taking. Yes, this school is expensive; but many schools are nowadays. Overall, I really enjoyed my experience here, with the students, instructors, and academic advisers. Whenever I needed to contact my advisor, which was not often, they got back to me quickly, usually within a few hours after emailing them. Online education is different from the usual way as you have to motivate yourself to complete the assignments and study. But I can say that before I even completed my degree, I found myself applying what I learned to my profession. That helped to continue to motivate myself to stick with my studies. I like doing my own research anyway so online learning was ideal for me. If you would prefer to be lectured or have face-to-face with instructors and peers, then online school is not for you. Otherwise, I would recommend it to anyone who needs a degree and does not have a problem with researching, reading, and writing papers. There's a paper due just about every week of class, but it helps you to be able to apply what you've learned. I can say that in the courses I took, there were not a lot of tests which was great as I am not a great test taker.

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Degree: Clinical Child Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
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Loved Walden! Everyone is amazing! Always answers your questions and then goes above and beyond for you!

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