Argosy University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (125)
Now that graduation is approaching, Argosy University is now telling me that I may not have enough funding to graduate. That is impossible, because the government awarded me $19,000.00 in grants along with subsidized and unsubsidized loans as of 2017. The university repeatedly comes up with numerous ways of keeping our grant funds. I have only received approximately $8,000.00 in grant money. My question is where is the rest of my funding. The balance would probably be enough for me to graduate.
After a year at a community college I went to Argosy to finish my Bachelor's degree. I am glad I did. I've had some great professors and really enjoyed the 5 week courses. I don't miss 16 week classes. The student services staff and finance department are great people and very helpful. Now I am an MBA student at Argosy with plans to complete my DBA there.
Argosy University is the WORST school I've ever seen. Please look into other schools before considering them. The financial aid process is horrible. You will regret ever attending. If you attend online, you basically are left alone. And you must pay to write your own dissertation.
I think this is an excellent school. Staff is very helpful my academic advisor calls me weekly to make sure things are going good. Doing excellent in my classes. Teachers are awesome and understanding. I'm so proud of myself. Argosy university is amazing.
This school will say anything to get you to enroll, then lives up to none of its promises. They are very quick to process your tuition, but once you're enrolled, it's nearly impossible to get a return phone call, the classes are sub-par (at least the 1 I took). I only made it through 1 class and I left to enroll in another school. The entire experience felt like an extreme "used car salesman" day...flim-flam.
Lovely and friendly staff will work for the students, the Dean is very supportive and very active in the day to day formalities. My academic advisor was always therror when I was in need to making important decisions on my future and Career choices. The staff is very knowledgeable in all areas of service they offer.
They are the worst, not honest, greedy university, ever! They are a "For Prifit" institution, so do your research first and foremost! Their courses are rediculously over priced and all they care about is your money!! I worked very hard, for over two years, on my, so called, "Degree"; what a joke! I maintained a 4.0, Honor Society and President's/Dean's List the entire time! I was 4 courses away from my diploma and had to get hip surgery! When I returned, from " approved " medical, I was locked out of my class. I was told that I had to come up with $1,200, in order to resume! I had just went through major surgery and out of work for six weeks; they did not care! A Financial Advisor, Danielle, harassed me endlessly and had me in tears the day after my surgery! Even though I told her "four" times, during that conversation, that I just had six inches of my hip bone removed and major surgery, she was very unprofessional and really didn't give a care!! Total turnoff!! I still never received my, "useless", transcripts, due to owing the rip-off, for profit, fake university money! I wasted two years of my life, studying like a maniac, while working a 48 hour a week, physical labor, job, to end up with NOTHING!! Do your homework people, in regards to receiving a legit and transferable degree program! They are a lying, cheating institution and are not forthcoming to unsuspecting students. I did win a Student Debt Relief settlement, against them! I tell "everyone" to avoid this institution!! Funny thing is, they still send me emails to finish my "degree(?)"! Just go away!!!!
I was so excited to be accepted into this school with 2 points short of a 3.0 required GPA. After starting on 1/12/2017, I became immediately alarmed by the different quality of educational experiences from one of my classmates while introducing ourselves. While approaching my first assignment, I was informed that I needed to purchase books that I was told were already in place and covered by the $99 book fee. Now get this, every book was supposed to be an Ebook that you could download and own for up to 5 years. When I informed the instructor of my disappointment to learn that I would need to purchase books, he told me that my Academic Advisor didn't have a clue about the program. Red Flag!!! I never understood why as a graduate student in a doctorate program would need to practice going online to find scholarly journals. Wow....really!!! What a waste of time, money and energy. Tuesday morning 1/17/2017 I immediately started the process to drop the class and be totally removed from the program. After numerous emails back and forth with the Academic Advisor, I had to ask why was I being met with such adversity when I simply wanted to be removed before the deadline on the 18th. Even as I'm typing this he's still harassing me to stay. It's worst than an insurance agent or resort agent who is fighting with all his might to keep the deal. If I had read these reviews first, I would've never applied to this school. I saw on the internet that Argosy is the 2nd worst online school, and now I believe it. This is my advice....run, run as fast as you can. I graduated from a great Online program from Liberty University with both my Bachelors and Masters Degree. Why did I try something new? Not good at all
I attended Argosy University Atlanta campus online in June of 2015. The online classes were great, classmates were engaged and respectful and the instructors were genuine prompt but there was always something or a feeling of discomfort and intuitive deceit about this school. I attended this school for one year only because the worries about is Argosy a scam feared me to stop attending, but still today January 14, 2017 I still think of it. I was accepted quickly, the school wasn't a school it was a rented space with about 8 people inside appearing to be having class, my advisors were changing and drowns you in chargers. Please If You Are Considering Argosy University, Do Your Own Research Of This Place, walk the floor they're renting, read the fine print maybe even record your conversation. You can't unbake a cake! Be very careful with any school especially for-profit institutions.
I am currently attending Argosy University Online. I am about one week away from my final dissertation defense, but I do have some concerns. One is that committee response time is for the majority unacceptable. Currently the program has students going through 7.5 week dissertation blocks - eight of them. I am in the old outline where we are in four 15 week blocks. This lack of quick turnaround may be a problem for students that are well organized. Even though I am right at the end - I am still holding my breath because I am not sure what mess will come my way next. Also, even though I have not enjoyed the program, others will or have enjoyed it. I have seen many students get caught in the extension cycle, and then drop out. You really have to watch everything and everyone - and hold them accountable. It is a contract and they have responsibilities. I was supposed to graduate in October 2016 - and I started the program in January 2014. Most students will not move through that quickly, as I took no less than two doctoral classes at a time, and 16 courses are required before your DQE. It was called a comprehensive examination for my group. What is a shame is that I am not even excited about graduating - or supposed to be graduating - as the experience was so horrible that it took away what was supposed to be fun and exciting - and made it a total nightmare. Many of the battles such as financial aid timeliness, watching your ledger for inappropriate charges, poor response time and the lack of acceptance of responsibility of the part of the University, as well as the lack of a student centered focus are all of great concern. Would I recommend Argosy to students for doctoral study .............I must answer that honestly, and the answer is "No". Until the school learns to put students first, and understand that it is a team effort to work with students through the process - which means that your committee is supposed to help you, support you and not hinder you - I would never recommend the University. When a school sees $$$$ first, that is always a problem. I was able to attend Argosy because my employer offered it to me as an employee benefit. I was able to complete all the courses, and two of the dissertation blocks through the employee benefit program, before this employer announced they were closing - which meant that I had to pay for the remainder. Still it was a good deal - but the experience was and still is exhausting and NOTHING is timely!!! The Argosy IRB process needs a massive overhaul -it holds students up on purpose, when this process could be streamlined and students could move through it expeditiously. Almost every one I know in this program has nothing nice to say about the IRB process. It is not as difficult as Argosy makes it -and I believe that, as well as many of their other slow actions are all by design - because if the student does not meet all of the deliverables for a particular block - they must go into an extension - resulting in $2600 additional revenue for Argosy, for each extension. A lot of students are sucked into this horrible cycle and then never graduate - they drop out, but not before paying a arm and a leg in extension cost in their dissertation blocks. From my residency two - 15 students passed names and phone numbers so that we could motivate each other through the dissertation process. Out of the 15, only three remain - me and two others - the other twelve are no longer in the program. For some reason, I do not feel this trend is unique to just my group - I am sure this is a trend University wide. So with that - there will be good reports, and there will be bad reports - and you have to make up your own mind. Just be sure to be able to tell the difference between an evil spirited bad report, and a honest report that just may not be favorable. Whatever your choice during your decision process...........I wish you good luck and wonderful success.