Walden University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (310)
Exceptional university, excellent faculty, superior student support services, current curriculum, best academic experience. I never had to work so hard to earn a grade. My doctoral advisor was a tremendous expert who was constantly available. This was my most challenging academic achievement and I would absolutely make this same choice of university. Walden University is set apart from the rest.
Please read the headlines about the dangers and scams with non-profit schools. Walden can be the poster child for a predatory for-profit school. In the words of Walden's financial management team, "These are very expensive courses". The cost I paid did not come close to matching the quality of the education. Please attend a school that you can feel good about hanging your degree. Clients and other professionals role their eyes at Walden. I have to work harder to prove that I am more credible than the Walden name. Make your own decision but take all the negative about Walden seriously. I am living the Walden graduate nightmare.
Walden University is a dangerous institution that preys on vulnerable students and leaves them without support or assistance. My enrollment advisor was less than honest and the financial management department lacks integrity and honor. The education is subpar and basically students who show up in the classroom get an A. Video quality of much of the material is dated and the material includes quizzes with incorrect answers and typos. Professors do not teach. Class professors simply grade the work and provide minimal feedback. The financial aid and billing office cannot provide consistent answers to basic questions. Despite the CACREP accreditation, field placement sites laugh when they hear Walden. The name Walden lacks respect in the professional world. Stay away.
My experience at Walden has been excellent, the education and support I have received is better than many other brick and mortar. I began this program while living in NYC, at the time one of my coworkers was completing the same program at "one of the best NYC colleges". we constantly compare the work. In the end we both agreed his program was a joke, in addition he was always on the phone with academic advising trying to figure things out. Walden has knowledgeable instructors and the office staff will always do their best to help the students. I now live in FL where I am completing my internship and I could not be happier with Walden.
Once a fan and an advocate of Walden, I am distressed and alone in facing ramifications of attending Walden University. I attended Walden for two years and earned a 4.0 GPA only to have Walden refuse to abide by policies they agreed to in writing. I now have no degree, mounting loan debt, and no support from the school. Please avoid this school and seek a traditional, non-profit education. Walden sells you, takes from you, and then abandons you.
Great Experience. Rigorous. Now that I am working in the field, I am very happy with Walden. They are very well respected in the Counseling and Education communities. Ncate and Cacrep Certs are essential in these communities and Walden has those opportunities in the online environment.
Stay away from the school my first student loan experience in order to cancel out of the class you have to login which then they consider you as attending - sent email with an appropriate deadlines to my advisor who insulted me in an email regarding my serious family medical issue requesting a leave Walden received my fed aid was pd and Walden sent a bill currently disputing false reporting
I originally signed up for the RN-MSN program and switched from Leadership & Management to Education. Closing in on my last year, the Family Nurse Practitioner program became available. I jumped at the chance to be in the inaugural class. I was very pleased with the variety that the different professors shared and I cannot say that I was disappointed with their response times as they were always prompt. Finding my own clinical instructors to me was not a terrible thing! I was able to concrete instructors that I felt could mold me into the practitioner that I wanted to be. It wasn't always easy and yes the program is extremely time consuming, but if it wasn't, I would wonder if they weren't just after my money. The program is expensive, but due to the fact that it was completely online (except for clinicals) and at my convenience, I feel that it was worth every penny. I did decide to complete my DNP through Walden and must say that I was thoroughly disappointed and actually dropped out of the program. The adviser that I had was worthless and never seemed to be available. The quality of the response that I received was so poor that I decided that this would not be of benefit to me. Unfortunately, I just signed in and saw that he was still advising. (Maybe Walden should take a second look at the cause of a lost student and realize that you have a problem with some internal employees.)
This has been the most horrible and ridiculous experience. Walden has messed everything up from my financial aid, registering for classes, practicum accounts. etc Forget about making one phone call to try to correct the situation. This only leads to unanswered questions, or that dept can address your concern and will forward your concern to another dept, in which you never get a phone. call. Professors are horrible about responding to emails. Assignments are mundane and does not teach you how to practice as a nurse practitioner. Every semester has been one nightmare after the next, but unfortunately I am in the same boat as many of you. I am too invested in the program to start over some where else. I am not proud of the school and will not be proud of the institution name my degree with display. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE!
I definitely cannot recommend Walden University for completion of FNP or Acute Care NP, the field experience office is a nightmare to work with, frequent personnel changes add to the confusion and no one seems to know what is required from sites in contract negotiation. The student is not communicated with and when I have had communication with someone I received incorrect information. When I was setting up preceptors for clinical rotations many sites just refused to work with Walden, and when asked why, the response was generally always the affiliation agreement process. I very rarely get a response to emails sent from the school, and I have already invested quite a lot of money in this endeavor up to this point and feel I have no choice but to continue to pursue completion, however I caution anyone drawn in by their ease of acceptance and promises. There are a lot of better choices available.