Argosy University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (121)
I completed my degree at Argosy University online in September of 2012. For the most part, the professors were great. I had a couple of rude ones and financial aid was good back then. However, about over a week ago, I needed my transcripts (and still do) and all I have been getting is the run-a-arounds. I was told from the operators and the admissions office that it takes the "register's office" 1 to 2 business days to get in touch with me....this is so NOT true! Its now on the second week and no one knows anything. Between the operators and the admissions office, all I am getting is the run-a-rounds. All they do is tell me to leave messages with the register's office "and I do" with no phone call back from the register's office. All I get is a voice machine. I even contacted the "director of admissions" through email and have not heard back from him either. I am so glad that I went to school back then instead of now. No one could not even pay me enough of money to go to Argosy. They are not even worth the money if someone paid me. Even if I got a scholarship for the whole 2 years, I still would not attend. IF they are this way now, I can imagine how it is for most students. I cannot get an answer from anyone about my transcripts. All I hear is that I am just an operator, so I dont know. They should make it a way that if someone is not answering in the "register's office" that someone can handle calls and situations like this. All I need is for the register's office to answer a few questions for me...and I CANNOT even get those questions answered.... Argosy University is not AS professional as they seem....
The school gives the run around when it comes to asking simple questions. This doesn't help with career placement nor any real guidance when it comes to finding employment leads. This school does not live up to what the academic advisor at Argosy University tell you. The financial aid advisor also gives you a lot of the wrong information. It's like they hired idiots to do a job
I have had nothing but positive experiences with Argosy University, with the exception of a a few lackluster professors. I was enrolled in the online MBA through the Sarasota campus. I never had an issue with Financial Aid or Administration in anyway. My Academic Advisor was always prompt in responding to my inquiries. As with any college experience, there will be some professors that are better than others. The majority of the ones I had in this program were good. The hardest part of the program is adhering to deadlines. It is enforced, at the same time, however, most professors will allow late submissions if you communicate to them prior to the due date. I would recommend the online program to others. I am also considering enrolling for my D.B.A. through them. *I would also like to mention that Argosy has now become a not for profit school. I noticed that was a complaint in many of the reviews on here.
I started classes at Argosy back in 2015. After a few months I left due to my academic adviser harassing my phone every day. In March of 2017 I decided I would give them another try. As a veteran I receive money from the VA to cover books and tuition. However, my tuition counselor would call or email me wanting me to put in for a student loan to "cover books and tuition" when in reality they just wanted more money from me. During my attendance a couple family emergencies happened. A storm knocked power out in the house I live in for about a week and a few weeks after that my mom got sick and subsequently passed away a few months later. During both of these events I let my advisers know. On Sept. 11th, a day before the end of the early Sept. module, I was separated from my classes. I spoke to my education advisor and asked that they let the VA know I wasn't going to be starting the next module the following week. They never did and took the money the VA sent them. That left me with a $1,300 bill from the VA. On top of that, I somehow owe the school $2,400 in tuition that was covered by the VA the prior semester. What did I gain from Argosy during my 7 month enrollment? Nothing. Not only did I never take a class that pertained to my degree, I lost 5 months of my GI Bill to a school that would fight me every time I tried to sign up for a class to further my major and kept packing my schedule with "classes required by the school". Now I've attended online schools before and I know theres at least one general class about how online classes work, but 4-5? that's asinine. I wouldn't recommend this school to any vets. Not only did they screw up my classes, they took money from the VA knowing I wasn't going to be attending other classes. I'm going to SNHU. I've heard they're much better
My experience at Argosy University was very pleasant. The Teachers were available often and answered questions to help improve your work. the counselors were also amazing and were able to guide you to the best route possible to complete your degree. The online classes were easy to maneuver and the best part was that the books came included in the tuition and were included online, you didn't have buy your books separately.
Okay so first of all I have read so many reviews from here. I have a totally different experience from this school. I just graduated with my Associates of the Arts in Psychology and now doing my BA and 40% of my Masters due to my grades. This school has done so much for me and taught me so much that I am now working at a counseling center connected to a hospital. I am an intake worker. The other counselors here are amazed on so much that I know they know the school and it is amazing. The staff, teachers etc never gave me a problem at all. I would highly recommend this university to anyone that wants a great degree. Hats of to this university you did me great!!!!!
Argosy University is a wonderful educational institution. I have learned a lot since attending, granted-I do have years of business experience. During 2001-I enrolled at a prestigious culinary school, which I will not name, to give bad reviews for Argosy would be ridiculous. The teachers are professional and helpful, however, not all the instructors are wonderful, there always seem to be one bad apple. There are some teachers better than others-I surely would not rate them all the same, collectively-one out of every seven is wonderful. Unfortunately-not all teachers pose the same attributes, this is the reality. Overall-I would recommend this school to anyone. I will have my masters in six months. Wonderful school. The one thing that should change is the grading part of the school. Personally-the work should be graded timely. There is no reason why grades should not be posted the day after the assignment is due. If the assignment is due on Wednesday for the discussion piece and drop box, both grades should be posted no later than Thursday. Especially if the student has the work completed early. Some of the instructors will not have grades until Sunday?
They do nothing but lie and try to steal your money. The financial aid department is rude and the teachers are too. Lame people who don't know how to help anyone. Those who teach the classes really lie to you over the phone. And even by email too. Run fast from the university now and don't look back ever. Don't make the same mistake and give them anything about you. Just a warning and listen to others also and don't fall for the lies they try to tell you. They have you switching adivors without even telling you too. And they try to tell you that your not attending classes and don't tell you nothing. The teachers love the kiss butt students more than the hard working one. Don't find out the hard way like most do. And get some of your FAFSA taken from you. Please run fast and move on quickly people. Beware of there nonsense and don't take the c*** they try to tell you people.
Please do not enroll into this program. The information on the website states that completing this program will "enable you to compete for titled positions such as a researcher, executive director, director of career services, community college professor, counselor (with prior licensure), consultant, administrator, supervisor, and researcher." Yes, researcher is listed twice. Honestly, an M.A. from a fully accredited program is worth more than a doctoral degree from this program. If you just want the title 'Dr.' before your name, that is fine. If you want to actually compete for gainful employment or start a new career, I suggest you chose another school. Preferably, a school that is not for-profit, (Watch Dan Rather's report on for-profit colleges and universities on YouTube). I have experience in the mental health profession, however, I still have yet to find gainful employment in the field post graduation. Several of my fellow graduates from Argosy's online program share the same frustrations. I contacted the Director of Admissions to voice my displeasure, as well as the program director, and other staff. The only one who replied was the Director of Admissions, who only forwarded my information to career services. The services provided was not helpful. The entire program focuses on passing the comprehensive exam and completing the dissertation. Post doctoral fellowships are not offered, and you definitely will not receive career or job readiness assistance that focuses on utilizing your degree. I did not have any issues with staff, and an issue with only one faculty member. The people I encountered were professional and very nice. However, it costs too much to attend a school where people treat you well, but the quality of the education or degree itself is ineffectual.
I attend the Dallas Texas campus and I must say that the staff has always been amazing at this location. I learned so much and they pushed me and made me a better student. I have no regrets about attending this school. I have dealt with so many departments at this campus considering that I receive financial aid and I have some disabilities that the professors work with. As long as you are prepared to work hard and invest into your future then you will love this school.