Walden University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (340)
I was pleased with the content of my forensic psychology program, and with the professors. However, do not attend Walden University. I agree with with other reviews, they are out for just money, nothing else. The programs do not prepare you for license exams for psychology and counseling; the professors take weeks to grade assignments, provide feedback, and the professors are not friendly when it comes to family deaths, emergencies, being in the hospital, etc. The university itself is not accepting of these mitigating circumstances that arrive in ones life, they do not make exceptions for anything, they are rude to students over the phone, play phone tag, DO NOT TELL YOU that there is a guy who will help negotiate with student conflicts, will not pick up the phones, do not give you office numbers, you only get staffs voicemail, they rarely call back, rarely email back, and when they do it's days or weeks later. They would sooner keep you enrolled and cause students to lose their loan forgiveness program, versus let you withdraw and keep that loan forgiveness. Do not attend this university. It is inadequate, the staff and professors are rude and disrespectful towards students, programs do not prepare you for license or examinations for license, only their non-clinical programs are worth being in. If you want to be disrespected, not supported, be given the ring around, play phone tag, be ignored and not validated, recognized, supported, and respected, sure attend here.. otherwise go to universities and stick with good colleges, private colleges, or being on campus, at least there the staff and professors are respectful, supportive, understanding, and will make exceptions to the best of their ability when unpredictable life circumstances or mitigating factors present themselves.
Just an FYI Walden The school of Public Health is not CEPH accredited so that means the MPH and The PHD programs of health science does not have the specialized accreditation. There is no need to complain, they will blow you off. A lot of jobs will not accept applicants or allow you to train at the facility without it. If you are considering going to this school find another one who has the CEPH accreditation.
Very disappointed with Walden University. The teachers rarely contacted you and took a couple of weeks to review classwork. Was on payment plan with financial services. Without any notice through email or phone, sold my account to credit collection agency while I was making payments.
The college is pathetic and they don't know what they are doing. They make it sound like they are there to help, but really their just there for the pay. All they care about is getting someone in a hole and laughing to their face. I took one class from them and never will finish their school. I am on Pell grant and they acted like it would pay for the class and it didn't. I passed the class with an A and now the stupid system wants $606! I hate the policies you have seven days to drop a class and they don't tell you anything. Mrs. Vikki Walsh is the one who informed me how great their college is! Walden is nothing but wolves in sheep skin. I cannot believe I fell for the fraud. I'm telling you the system is messed up and all the college wants is your dough they don't care about education. The work is a repetition of junk you already covered your not learning anything! There is no educational criteria when it comes to this college. The facility and college is a waste of time! I'm here to tell you this because I want you to have a better education than I did!
Like all education, the program is what you make it. It is not a walk in the park by any means. Instructors will not hold your hand and walk you through classes. You will not be "given" grades, you will work very hard to earn them. Online learning is not for everyone. Consider this to be more challenging than the traditional classroom setting.
School is horrible - instructors never return e-mails and give little to no feedback. When it comes to writing the dissertation you are left out in the cold when other schools have you working from day one to find your topic and assignments build through each class Walden does not do this they expect you to research their chosen topics till you get to the end and then ok go for it do your topic now. Financial Aid states they will work with you to pay off amounts due but then after 90 days turn it over to some company that charge you $200 + in additional fees then when you do pay in full Walden states still not paid and will not write off Misc amounts that nobody can account for - DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS SCHOOL!!!
Walden University is what you make of it. If, an individual uses time management successfully, they will be okay. A lot of students want to schedule vacation trips, weddings and other activities during the school semester. Walden University does not support that. Walden University will make a student work for everything they earn. Sometimes, glowing reviews will come and sometimes it does not. My experience at Walden University was students who love shortcuts will not be successful. We had a group project in one of my classes. This young lady did not research or contribute for the group project. She received the same grade as all the students, who contributed. Later on, that student was dismissed because of plagiarism on her dissertation. The issue is not during coursework; the issue is the dissertation phase, if one cheats the process in the doctoral program; one will pay for it later on. I guess what I am trying to say is Walden University did not give me anything, it is not a diploma mill. The doctoral program is real as they come. You have to work as hard as any brick and mortar school, and you do not have face-to-face instruction; therefore, discipline and time management is key to your success. Students that do not succeed will want to put a spin on it, but one not willing to work hard should not come to Walden University; those students that are willing to work should.
Walden is very unprofessional, Ramy was my admission and they do say they keep record of everything, but it only happens to the things which will benefit them. Make sure to ask them to email you everything otherwise the answer can change. teaching is not the best. Spend your money somewhere which you can get better education. I had to spent so much time talking and waiting for manager or... to call me back to see what can be done for the mistake but no resolve and they didn't care about the mistake they made
After completing this program I have a diploma but I do not feel like I know what I need to be a entry level FNP. I attempted to pass my national certification and am now having to go back to learn material that was never covered in school. Save your time and money... Go to a school that will teach you what is needed for your boards and not wasteful data entry and other things that are not needed for your degree.
Please DO NOT choose Walden, and DO NOT lose your time and DO NOT waste your money! I am new (Since 2013) in the USA with no English background and I learned it by myself. I am a computer software engineer (BS graduated in 1990) and I am the owner of an IT company in my country to design Databases & Information systems for more than 100 industrial factories. I got my MBA in 2015 and decided to develop my knowledge in the contemporary computer sciences. I am 49 and I don't want, and I have no time to be an English expert! I attend to DIT online program in Walden! I was only an online DIT student for five weeks, but the professor instead of teaching computer courses, tried to teach English course! He didn’t know any things about practical projects, and I think he misunderstood the course title! He replied my assignments feedbacks with sending offensive and ridiculous words. He didn't understand the difference between the native and international students. He asked me to prepare a power point presentation and speak on the all slides, I did but he replied me with mocking sentences about my accent. I, with long time experience in software development field in the real world (not just academically) will not accept such behaviors from a person who I never saw him. They waste my time. They send me tens of letters for tuition fee, I answered to them many times do dispute and forget it, but they sent it to the collection agency. Surely I will not pay a dollar for such service to them. I wrote to them: “It is much better to forget otherwise I will sue you, and I will prefer to say my words in the court via my lawyer”. I apologize if my English writing was not in formal style because I learned English by myself, and I came here to improve my professional technical skills, I have no time many years to be an English professional or a linguist.