Argosy University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (118)
First off - Argosy University Sarasota is an awesome experience. The faculty and staff are great, it is collegial compared with two other campuses in the system, which tend to be hierarchical (we're the experts little children do as we tell you), while the Sarasota Campus is more collegial, and works well with older students who are motivated and disciplined. Online education is more challenging because the learning requires more of the student, a lot more. You must formulate graduate level answers that are well researched and well written. Then respond to other colleagues in the class in a thoughtful and professional manner. The is the Good.
The Bad and the Ugly have to do with the organization. They have a hard time keeping campus presidents and these turn over a lot. Tuition is high. Change happens with little or no notice. Tuition costs increase every September like clock work, without any noticeable improvement in their online platform, library databases (journal articles are sometimes difficult to obtain, unless you have a great librarian to access these - and Sarasota does). EDMC (the parent company) is a cash cow for Goldman Sachs - or perhaps paying down the debt incurred when they were taken private by Goldman Sachs. Argosy University, along with other for profit educational companies, are under fire from the Federal Goverment.
The faculty are your life line in any program and interview them as they interview you. Make sure you have the time and energy to take on the academic load if you are working or have other heavy obligations away from the classroom. If you want to do well in the program you will need to spend 8 hours a week per course you take - lots of reading and then lots of writing for the weekly or twice weekly assignments (some courses are 7.5 weeks so you cover the same material in half the time, while doing two weeks worth of work per week). Some courses involve residencies that last from one long weekend (Friday to Sunday) to two weekends in a row or a week long residency (Monday through Friday). Half of your course work must involve residency courses - this is an extra expense to travel to the campus and for lodging and meals for while you are there.
Other campuses (Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, etc.) are traditional class room based programs. These tend to like younger students that they can mold into their images of professionals (especially the PsyD programs - and really with the APA Accredited programs - Argosy University over all turns out about 150 to 200 PsyDs a year, which is impacting the job market for clinical psychologists, there is on going discussion about this in the APA - the Canadian Psychological Association does not recognize these for profit institutions and split with the APA over this issue).
I recently obtained my Bachelors in Psychology at this school. I had a wonderful experience. It taught in depth information in a way that made learning easy. I didn't have any problems during the curriculum because there was always someone there to assist me if needed. I am very happy with this school and would recommend it to anyone. I graduated with everything I needed in order to move foreward with my career and educational goals. This facility helped me to strive.
Look, instead of making yourself look like an idiot, giving a bad remark to a university that is awesome, maybe you should analyze yourself. Life is what you make of it...school is the same, you wanna do well and succeed, then you willdevote yourself to that success... blaming the school for your lack of interest and commitment is obvious and completely visible that you are not innocent yourself.
I have had a wonderful experience so far. I am b.s. criminal justice and will be going to law school. I felt no pressure to go to this school. I also felt that the people who advised me and have instructed me, have really been so helpful and intuitive. I appreciate the feeling like they are there to help me. I feel this is genuine. And its the beginning of success for me!!
The enrollment couselor is very skilled at getting you to attend the school. After that wonderful experience that is all you get the academic counselors are a joke. The financial aid person are not concerned about your needs. This school was a waste of time and efforts. I only stayed to complete my degree because the credits would not transfer. Please stay away. Not worth the aggrivation. Military students RUNNNNNNNN to Univeristy of Phoenix or elsewhere. They appreciate your contributions. Not Argosy University. Please don't fall prey to thier scam.
One of the most important attributes one can have is self-motivation. Argosy University requires one to be highly self-motivated. Another attribute is honesty. If a student does his or her own work, he or she will find that Argosy truly challenges the student. This is true for any University.Professors at brick and mortar schools are no better educated than professors at Argosy. Check your catalog and you shall see. Read and study all the materials you are required to do, and you will have a great experience. I have four degrees(A.A., B.A, M.A.,Ed.S.,) from brick and mortar schools and two from Argosy. The doctorate from Argosy required a tremendous amount of research,study, and self-sacrifice. I am proud of my accomplishments; do the right thing and you will be also.
I had a mixed experience with online learning. Some of the professors were serious about the assignments and made the assignments commensurate with a doctoral program experience. Some of the professors seemed to just go through the motions and just gave assignments that were just to get me through the class without proving that I knew the material. I guess that this is not different from class in a traditional brick and mortar environment, though. As for my own motivation, it was difficult at times to balance my time between work and home to make time for the online classes. I had gone the traditional route for my master's degree and I knew that I could not do this for my doctorate degree.
The online experience was harder for me to find time to do the classwork, but it was the only was to get my terminal degree - I am in my final term to get my doctoral degree from Argosy. My advisor does not know me. It seems as if the advisors only know the needy students who can't figure things out on their own. My advisor has changed 4 times since I have been enrolled, so I feel that I am on my own. This is not unique to online universities, but the face time is limited in online universities.
Very easy and straight forward. Course work was relative easy but time consuming. The chat option i used a lot to communicate with other students. The overall experience was great i would recommended it for those who cant go to class. Most definitely will prepare you for a career.
Online learning experience was more in depth than expected. The coursework was extremely challenging and the faculty made you work hard to earn your grades. Utilizing online chats and virtual classroom I could speak with my fellow students and faculty in real time. The experience was challenging and rewarding, my degree has allowed me to finally find a rewarding career with a promising future.