Walden University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (394)
I have attended Walden previously and am currently re-enrolling for the upcoming Fall semester. I have NEVER had trouble from anyone I have worked with, from financial aid to the enrollment advisors. They all have been wonderful! I was forced to withdraw due to life circumstances late last year, and they have been extremly helpful in getting me back on track. YES, the work is difficult and time consuming...what good college isn't? You have to take the responsibility to schedule your life and classes so that you can focus on them 100%. If you have made the choice to go back to college, as an adult, then act like an adult and do it right. You would have the same expectations from an on-campus college. I know. I did that for 3 years! Walden is wonderful and I highly recommend it to anyone!
I am currently attending Walden U and cannot wait for this term to be over so I can transfer someplace else. I absolutely agree that there is NO teaching whatsoever at this university.
The professors will give a crazy amount of work each week, and if we ask a question about the material they will advise you to research online. There is not a consistency between one professor and another as far as the style of writing. I have to write APA style, but each professor follows a different pattern, we just find out AFTER the grade is in, which could be 2 or 3 weeks well within the course. If you ask the professors for any clarification, there is NONE.
I would NOT recommend this university to anyone, unless you already have a degree and just want to fool around. You will not learn anything substantial, and have no guidance here.
As an international student Walden University is a good choice. this is my 6th quarter as PhD student in public health and I can say that Walden need hard work, 30-40 hours per week, and patience.
I do respect their tuition system and their focus on peer reviewed articles which helped me to write a real scientific paper.
My negative points that walden university is providing lots of unecessary courses which are copy and paste from our previous courses in order to increase their credit hours.
Some teachers are very cooperative and their comments are precise and logic and that give me an impression that they really read carefully what we wrote. others are arrogants and not cooperative but in general I am satisfied.
I don't understand all this complaining and whining. Going to school online is not easy but you have to put forth the effort. They are not going to give you a free degree. The purpose is to learn. I have four children and a full-time job, and I get it done. Granted, I have help from my husband with the house and kids, but it can be done. Nothing in life is easy. Anything worht having takes hard work. If you don't like it,go to another school or go to a "traditional college" and waste more time. If you beleive in yourself, nothing is gong to get in your way. Just because you think the staff at Walden are rude doesn't mean it's going to be better anywhere else. There are rude and inconsiderate people everywhere, even at a brick and mortar campus. I have never had problems with anything at this college.
Any concerns I have ever had, have always been addressed. My enrollment advisor was such a help to me. No, it wasn't easy at first, getting all the paperwork submitted, but it is like that at any college. People are just making excuses to quit.
Maybe this school isn't for you if all you are going to do is complain about it. Find another school but don't ruin it for the rest of us.
I have read all of the negative reviews about Walden University. When deciding what master's program to pursue, I had to realize that bad news is always posted faster than positive news.
I am enrolled in the mental health counseling program, and I am impressed with the expectations. The instruction is not easy, and not everyone is cut out for online learning. If you do not have the ability to work independently, you will not make it. If you do not have adequate research skills, you will not make it. If you expect to receive easy grades by posting bull crap on the weekly discussions, you will not make it. If you want an easy education go to University of Phoenix, where some of the students use Wikipedia as reference, and do not understand why they need to use peer reviewed articles for written assignments in a master's program.
After looking at many options, I decided on Walden University for my Master's of Nursing degree. I am starting my second semester and thus far it is working out perfectly for me. I have read some of the negative reviews and I am not sure how or why they have had such experiences at Walden. It is shocking to me. I do not have a single bad experiece to report. Many folks sounds as if maybe they were not able to be successful at Walden so they have blamed their failure on Walden instead of taking the responsibility.
I do believe that I under estimated the amount of time it was going to consume but that is OK. I am motivated and excited about the program. I am so glad that I did not see these negative postings before I started the course work or I might not have moved forward with the program at Walden.
It is not for everyone. If you are not self motivated or not college material, you are wasting your time registering because you will not be able to be successful at Walden. You have to be willing to make sacrifices and be flexible with your free time. You have to be willing to stay up late at night to get the work done and you have to sacrifice time on your days off and weekends to make it happen. It is not cheap and it is not easy but it is what I am willing to do to get a MSN
I am halfway through my Masters at Walden, and I have loved it so far. I wish people wouldn't write negative reviews that they assume pertain to everyone...they don't. Everyone has a different experience. The fact is, Walden is an accredited institution and offers a quality education. I know that some programs may be better than others, but I have had no complaints about mine.
The coursework is WAY more demanding than anything I have experienced in a traditional institution and the professors all have their doctorates and are extremely knowledgeable. I have to attend two residencies for my program and complete the same internship and practicum requirements that any other brick and mortar school student has to complete.
Like everyone is saying, online education takes discipline. It seems that a lot of people who are not satisfied with Walden expected it to be much easier than it was or for them to work around YOUR schedule...traditional schools don't do that, neither does Walden. Great school, I recommend it.
I am currently a student at Walden University. Before I enrolled;I was told that based on my transcript from my undergrad program, I would receive at least 15 transfer of credit. The enrollment adviser looked at my transcript and said "we usually give up to 45 TOC, but you are only eligible for 15. I will hand your paperwork over to admission for processing".
Well lo and behold, I received an e-mail from the admission office stating that I was not eligible to receive any transfer of credit(TOC).I have to take three additional classes as electives each class is 5 credits and they charge 2,500 per 5 credit class.
They are trying to rip me off by paying 7,500 for three elective classes that I do not need, not to mention those classes can be credited based on my undergrad program. I will sue if they do not grant me those 15 TOC.
Let me say! VERY UNPROFESSIONAL! DO NOT GO TO WALDEN UNIVERSITY! They call you constantly. You do everything they ask… then…BOOM! The infamous goal statement! Due to poor grades 20 years ago out of high school (a lot of us have been there) and a diploma RN, 2 bachelor degrees and 5 graduate classes (with a 4.0 GPA) taken at another university, later, I have to explain my whole entire life story of why my grades 20 years ago are not up to “her” standards and what happened along the way.
I wrote a 2 page letter with an overall general explanation. I had it proof read prior to sending it. The editor stated it was very well written and this was coming from a professional PhD educator. The “advisor” from Walden stated she wanted more. She wanted a detailed explanation done for review by December 27th and this was December 24th, Christmas Eve. Not a time to hash up my life but I did.
Out of spite, I wrote 7 pages. It was very difficult to write and brought back a lot of things that I did not want to deal with, especially, over the holiday season. I was angry and very frustrated. I decided this university is not for me. In my opinion, this is not showing a supportive attitude for potential students. I felt it was very intrusive. I have applied to several universities and received acceptance. I have never had to explain the deep darkness of my life. I feel it was none of her business. From the reviews that I have read, I WILL NOT be attending this school.
Any school that does not support the positive things that you can bring to their university and focuses on the negative aspects of one’s lifetime is NOT a school I want to attend. DO NOT GO TO WALDEN UNIVERSITY!
I am in my third quarter at Walden working on a PhD in Philosophy of Public Admin with a specialization in law. I am very pleased with the coursework, the level of professionalism, and the flexibility of the online environment. I completed my Master's work at Boston University via online studies. I had a positive experience there, and I find Walden a bit more relaxing and a bit more user friendly. The coursework is challenging. At this point in my education, I already know that you get what your put in. If you put in the energy, and you seek to understand and absorb, you will.