Argosy University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (118)
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.
The professor do not communicate.they wait to the last minute to grade which that doesn't give you time to bring your grade up..at then when it's to late. That's when you MIGHT get a response. I will not refer this school to no one that is really serious about being successful n getting a degree..The academic counselor is amazing. .I even had the worse financial counselor...Sorry but I wouldn't refer Argosy University to anyone that's if you are serious abt your degree..I had an amazing Math teacher but hands down for the rest
Well as you can see there are many mixed reviews. I'm surprised at many of these comments since they are so far from the reality of my experience at Argosy. I can attest to this, the instructors were great, accessible, available and caring. As was the administrative support staff. I, too had several medical interruptions during the pursuit of my MBA, but never suffered any of the consequences I read about in some of these reviews. The course material was always very interesting, stimulating, and informative and I learned plenty, even though I already had decades of experience in the business world. My personal opinion is you get out of it what you put into it. I had NO problems with the funding, registration, text books, or anything else along the way. So I will say this, you get out of it what you are willing to put into it. If you're prepared to be responsible, diligent, vigilant, hard working, dedicated to succeeding, and respecting of time management...you will enjoy the experience and you WILL succeed!
Please do not attend this for profit corrupt school. They are very unethical. You do not learn much the instructors do not care to much and the school has kept financial aid money of mine and I'm in the process of trying to get it and dealing with DOE. Everyone seems to care at first about you and help but after you get through the first few classes you will not get return phone calls from finance counselors or academic counselors. STAY AWAY! Go to another school