Argosy University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (39)
I had my share of ups and downs with this school. Just like any organization there are positives and negatives. In regards to teachers- I have learned allot. I feel they are very qualified and fair. You have to apply yourself to see results. I keep seeing complaints about financial aid. Well I wanted to go to the school and tear it down brick by brick over my issues with my financial aid advisor. Then I got with L. the head of Atlanta's financial aid office and I have not had one problem since. In fact she has gone above and beyond what I need and keeps me in the "know". I already have next year financially mapped out because of her dedication and consistency. HW. my admission counselor calls and checks in on me often and because of him I have successful graduated. If I ask him for anything, that same day by the latest next day, he will have what I need. Lastly my academic advisor S. also ensures I'm good with my scheduled classes my work life balance etc. I guess it depends on what campus you attend and more importantly who you seek to know. I was blessed with my dynamic trio H., S., and L. and they make sure everything I need, I have. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is working, have a family, and in pursuit of a degree. Its pricy that would be my only complaint but so is a Range Rover or a Porsche. You pay for what you get and I got a degree I can use and education I wont loose.
This was the worst program I had ever attended. The first 1.5 years I really appreciated the professors, but then things changed. I went from professors who were actively practicing in the field to all academics. After the change most of my professors had not actively practiced at least 7+ years prior. The new teaching staff was very vocal about their thoughts of the previous staff and of their assignments (this was difficult as they came in during the middle of the semester and told us how "stupid" the work we were doing was and how they were "offended by the need to grade it"). During my three years in the program, we had 4 deans, high turnover of staff, and discovered that the admissions department lied to those of us in the program. The recruiter had been fired but the school neglected to tell the students. There was a lawsuit filed against my school by a student (my branch is no longer around) as well as several other Argosy branches and several State Attorney's General file lawsuits as well. If you want to learn something do not attend this school. There are better options out there for you.
They lie and lie and lie then dont call you back then lie some more. They are awful at getting back to you they never have answers and they are poorly run. Even when i was a student worker there they were awful inside and out. I regret choosing to go to this school. They lied about scholarships and aid. They owe me money but wont pay.
Argosy University- Hawaii has a terrific faculty and staff. The instructors are well educated and competent re: their respective course platforms. This school has impressed me with the overall level of education taught and the continued focus to its comittment in support of students. The campus has a large military based student body which has contributed greatly to the overall experience due to its diverse contigency (compared to other schools in the State).
The Instructors are all qualified and well researched. The course content is somewhat challenging. You need to know how to apply yourself. If you are a slacker or do not put much effort, do not expect to get good grades.One concern though is the enrollment criteria. It is a bit disturbing to see how some students respond to discussion posts and assignments- as if they don't even belong in college. Besides that, the complaints posted here are clearly from persons who did not apply themselves sufficiently, did not ask their academic, financial and admission counselors enough questions and feel the need to vent for mistakes they themselves may be responsible for instead of the school.
Please do not go to this school. I finished my BS degree and they kept my financial aid money and I never received my diploma. This school is a rip off and do not care about any students only about how many they enroll to keep the doors open. Do more research online you will see.
Please stay away for this school. Is someone calls to sign you up don't do it. They don't teach anything. They school is failing and may shut down soon. They will do the bait and switch right away. If you are get any refunds from your financial aid they hold it and give it to you when they want. I have already filed a complaint with the DOE. They have been watched from Attorney General and has so many lawsuits against them now. All facts do some research and spread the word.
This school was never honest. My money paid in from financial aid and they would hold it for long periods of time before I received my refunds. They were poor teachers and staff at the call center. My finance counselor never returned my calls for days if at all. Admission reps didn't want anything to do with me after I enrolled, if I called I was always passed to someone else
I attended Argosy University in Tampa, Fl. I was recruited over the phone by a very charismatic recruiter. I was excepted site on scene as I was finishing up my education in England. I thought this was so exciting and such a great opportunity at that time. Little did I know, they except just about anybody at this school. This became extremely apparent just my first few courses. As a counseling student, I had peers crying in classes and opening up in full disclosure during vignettes and practices. And quite a few occasions I caught myself looking around the room going, "is this really happening? "I couldn't believe the level of unprofessionalism that my clads mates in a master's program were exhibiting. Add to this the disappointment and frustration in learning that the promises for accreditation were never capped. I entered the school with the understanding that it was going to be credited. This is the reasoning and substantiation for paying such a high amount for tuition. I was told several times that they were in the process of obtaining this. Even until this day, some 11 years later They still have not been accredited for mental health counseling by CACREP; Very misleading. I now have roughly $60,000 in debt to Argosy University. This highly overrated degree all these years later, and I am earning roughly $42,000 a year. I would never do it again. Buyer beware. Do your research!!!
Hello, Please do not waist your money at the Schaumburg location.You will have R.E. and C.G. as first year instructors. Steer clear of them because they are poor instructors and lack skills in giving good, positive, constructive criticism. For example, they are both unapproachable, unsupportable, and feedback consists of vague, illegible writing such as "what?" "This doesn't make sense!" "There should be a semi-colon here!" (I'm serious-these are actual feedback comments on a paper that I wrote for Carolyn's class) and she said I was very undergrad. Also, they are not interested in helping develop students as clinicians. Papers are "graded" based on bias opinion and they will not give you feedback on how to improve or where you were lacking. So you will be set up for failure the next time you write a paper for them. Communication from staff is poor. You will never hear from your academic advisor the whole time you are there. Not even to reach out and ask to see how things are going. Nothing. I am all for constructive criticism, I mean that's what college is, right? Learning? Well, at Argosy Schaumburg you don't get constructive criticism, you receive poor remediation that consists of a very rigid, unapproachable, "instructor" that clearly get's aggravated if you don't agree or learn from her. How she has made it to be a counseling psychologist-I have no idea. I would never feel comfortable going to her as a client and therefore do not feel comfortable learning from her because she is exactly who I DON'T want to be as a clinician. On the other hand, there are some great professors there who are incredible and have amazing track records. It's those people who I loved learning from because they let you know being in grad school was not easy and that yes, you have learning to do but that you already came into the program with great qualities. I wish there were more of them on the Chair of the department. But sadly, there isn't. Which made me stop attending and seek other programs.