Argosy University Online Reviews
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I now have a degree, have over $40,000 in loans, and no job. Once you leave the school forget trying to reach anyone to have any questions answered. I wish I never went to this school especially for an online degree. Most people I talk to that went to an online institution receive a 4.0 so how is that competitive or demonstrative of the material learned? Plus, I cannot find assistance from the so called excellent career building services.
Argosy University is a bit expensive, but I've crunched numbers, and the tuition isn't much higher than a University of California school. For the Criminal Justice program (which is an accelerated platform), I found that the price of tuition was well worth the money because it saves so much time (and there is very little hassle). Because classes are online, there is schedule flexibility, so it's a great choice for those who have family obligations and/or are currently employed. There was always good communication between my Academic Adviser, Financial Aid Adviser and individual instructors. The program's curriculum consists of material that is both pertinent in the career field and challenging. The material is intended to prepare you for a career in your degree, and I found that it does just that. For me, Argosy University Online was such a pleasant experience, that upon graduation of earning my AS in Criminal Justice, I decided to continue my education towards earning my BS degree. I recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a no-hassle, flexible learning environment. Just like anything else in life, you'll get out of it what you put into it. Argosy U Online was no exception to that rule for me.
I started at Argosy last February and just finished my AA in Psychology. I was able to double up some of my courses so graduated in just under 18 months. So I've taken other online/distance courses (Phoenix and PennFoster) and so far this school has been the most realistic and best quality of them all. Like any college, some of the courses are harder, some are easier, some of the teachers are more forgiving than others, and sometimes there can be glitches in the grade system you have to keep an eye on. Overall, I do enjoy this college, and I was referred to it by a friend who already had a job in the mental health care field after he got his degree here. I do have to say, there is a lot of writing involved. I don't know if all online schools are based around constant essay writing, but this one is. Very few tests, in fact only 1 in my past 2 yrs.
This school is expensive but it is also rigorous and prepares you well. I had regular contact (monthly) from my financial adviser and academic adviser. I did get a new financial adviser part way through but it wasn't a big deal and they did just as good a job as the first one. I had regular contact with my classmates and professors during classes. There was a lot required and although most classes did not have quizzes (a couple did) they did have discussion posts, responses, and papers that were required and the papers were generally long. A final paper that is around 15-20 was usually required towards the end of the class which really made you think about the class as a whole. I see a lot of negatively; mostly with either communication issues or financial aid which surprises me because those were both great. I got contact even when it wasn't needed and financial aid was standard; through the DOE. I can see where you may have issues if you you've defaulted in the past with DOE but otherwise the whole process was very standard and comparable to every other college I have attended (this is my doctorate so I have attended 3 other schools previously and all were the exact same process financial aid wise).
Hello Everyone, I have had great times attending Argosy University online for my AA degree. I am continuing for my BS degree this September. I am so great full for everything Argosy University has helped with. I was lost and then started school here and I have changed so much. I have so many professional contacts that I needed to move forward with my career and Argosy helped with that in a huge way. Thank you, Kayla
This school financial services is bad. I was told I wouldn't have to pay anything until I either quit school or graduated. I was still attending my classes. Then i receive a letter saying I need to pay or I will have to stop attending their school. They are a joke. Now I owe over 10,000 for attending 6 months. Never again will I send anyone here.
I have been working hard to earn my Bachelor's degree at Argosy. I see so many bad reviews and I do not understand why. Do people find work after they graduate? That's what I want to know. I heard that your degree is useless.. is that true? Or has anyone found a good job after graduating from here?
This school was okay at first but one year later I cannot get any help from anyone ...I email , call, etc and there is never any returns. I have gotten so fed up with this that I quit school. I will never attend Argosy again. Also I would not recommend this school to anyone.
I have read many negative reviews, and I do not believe them. I have obtained my BA, and Masters from this school online, and I have had a GREAT experience. College is suppose to be challenging, and Argosy makes you earn your degree. The people that are complaining seems to me are the people just wants a hand out degree. Yes, I must admit that the classes are a bit pricey, but it's also your choice. I love the school so much that I am starting back for the Doctoral program, so stop hating on Argosy, and get a good EDUCATION.
I was in the process of enrolling into Argosy's Master in Counseling Washington DC program and, after immediate acceptance, decided to do more research about this school with no apparent admission criteria. Got your BA/BS? Congratulations, you've been accepted. Another red flag was inability to review department's faculty and get an idea of who I would be learning from in the next 2 years. Also, the price of "education" was crazy steep. Basically, the only reason I was considering Argosy is because it well aligned with my vocational demands and Master in Counseling program on this particular campus is CACREP accredited, which is pretty much a must for those wanting to seek LPC licensure. So Argosy does have that going for itself, but so do a lot of other non-profit schools at a much cheaper price. Anyways, after thorough research about this school and for-profits in general, I withdrew my application and never looked back. Instead, I am attending a reputable, non-profit, accredited mortar & brick university this fall and don't have to worry if my future employees will question the validity of my degree. I would really encourage everyone to THOROUGHLY RESEARCH FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS before proceeding. Even with accreditation, I don't think it's worth it. Personally, I really don't want to financially support this awful business that's robbed so many people of their money with nothing to show for it. Either way, best of luck to all. And remember, just do your research and educate yourself.