Ashford University Reviews - Bachelor's in Healthcare AdministrationSee reviews of all programs at Ashford University
This school only cares about how money they can extort from the students and do not care about your education. When I first started aside from the financial aid being a complete mess and no support form the financial aid department. Then I started taking their classes, and everything was great, and then I started to run into one teacher after another that hardly reply to questions and when they do they are rude and spiteful and sarcastic. I have found that they tend to give you a bad degree, so you have to re-take classes, so you have to spend more money for classes. The advisors are inconsistent and do not have your best interest at heart to guide you in the right direction. I had a 4.0 GPA, and the required classes are done, and my advisor refused to allow me to apply to honors college. As you get closer to graduating they require you to pay thousands of dollars to graduate or to transfer your transcripts. The mentality is here is your book, and your assignments figure it out. Which is fine with me but then when I get publicly ridiculed in discussion with my peers for not doing it right, I grow tired of the abuse and feel that there are so many other colleges out there that take much better care of their students. They do not care about the students they only care about money and how much they can extort out of students while allowing their teachers to grade on personal feelings and not on merit of work.
The reason why I am sharing this negative review is because one instructor, Dr. G, and Associate Director of Academic Intergity, had absolutely no concern for the integrity of my grade in a course. Their online system, Waypoint, had been faulty to accept my class submission and absolutely no one assisted me in finding a solution to the error. I submitted hard evidence that I eagerly attempted many times to submit the assignment, but Waypoint would not accept it on my computer or other public computers. To ensure that I turned my final assignment in on time, I found an alternative by inboxing Dr. G. the FULL file of my assignment. She did not want to grade my assignment because it was not turned into Waypoint "on time", when the entire issue at hand WAS WAYPOINT! IT WOULD NOT ACCEPT THE ASSIGNMENT...Then, I took the problem to appeals. The Director, came up with the conclusion on behalf of the entire University and said that he regrets to inform me that they will not be considering my case. He said that my computer had a virus and that it was for personal reasons that I did not get my assignment in.... As a straight A and B student in the class, I presented the question to Dr. G. and Mr. M. because neither one of them attempted to assist me with the problem concerning Waypoint (they have not even responded with a cause of ths reason why my assignment wasn't submitting): "Lastly, my question to you and Dr. G. would be, why would I complete an assignment and attempt to turn it in on time via email and not want to turn it into Waypoint for an acceptable grade, knowing that I am a straight A and B student?!".... Sadly enough, my experience has been ruined at Ashford, and until the day I graduate, my surveys and reviews will remain FLAMBOYANTLY NEGATIVE in remembrance of this infamous and grievous time. I hope that you don't have to experience what I have. PS: Once again, I still have not received an explanation why Waypoint has not been accepting my assignments, and why it has been faulty. I guess that they are going to sweep it under the rug.
I had both good and bad experiences with Ashford University. In order to make it through classes you must apply yourself. I failed an Algebra two class and had to pay out of pocket! Yes, they had the funds I borrowed already allocated! The online tutoring was not helpful at all so be prepared to pay out of pocket for help; especially if you have not had math in quite some time or are weak in Math! You only get one full break for two weeks in December! You do have access to Career Services as well as your campus email. I dislike the constant emails and phone calls about Ashford's Masters program? My enrollment advisor moved on and I was given two more advisors; one of which was never available. I don't understand why so many advisors and for the most part; don't seem genuinely interested if you're having personal issues! They tend to answer you with words like; "Huh, aww, that's great and perfect"! Online is an improvement to brick and mortar and as a non-traditional student this made studying by myself and for myself memorable.
Ashford University is not an accredited school. I found that out when I tried to obtain a loan to attend the school. No one would touch this school. So my advise is if you want to continue your education go some where else. Because this school is WAY TOO expensive.
While continuing my education with Ashford, it was difficult to get ahold of anyone in any department! I would constantly get a run around with them. Now that I'm trying to attend another college, I am getting same run around with my college transcripts! I would not recommend this college to anyone and please by all means attend anywhere else but here!!!
I am a single mother working fulltime. Ashford was able to provide me with the education I lacked to grow within the health care field. I was able to stay at home with my children and receive my education. I did have a few issues with financial aid, but was able to resolve them.
I attended Ashford University because my work schedule and home life were altered in such a way that online was the only option. I can tell you that Ashford has prepared me for my now graduate school at University of Miami. They are a good school, and if there are people out there that think you can't be challenged and educated via distance learning, I encourage you to give it a try.
Ashford University has good instructors and teaching materials. But when it comes to finances the school is very terrible. The business office and some students advisors are very misleading. I have had some many lies and misinformation about finances and finacialaid which put me into debt. I have two courses left to complete my BA in Health and Human Services with specialization in Healthcare Informatics. At the beginning of my second to the last course they said I am owing and they withdrew my classes. I am trying to get money to pay and complete my balance courses and graduate with my degree. I DO NOT THINK I WILL EVER RECOMMEND ANYONE TO THIS SCHOOL.
Ashford University made returning to school less of a hassle being a single mother as well as working full time. The staff and Professor that I had dealt with on a daily basis throughout my education were always understand of personal circumstances that would arise due to my sons health. In addition, they are fast at responding to email and phone calls regarding my education and always willing to help the best way that they could. Even with being an alumni of Ashford I am still contacted by staff in regards to potential job offers and career events and training.
I was all for Ashford the advisor was amazing. They help and explained everything great. I felt very comfortable with going to school here I was enrolled and going to classes online, very easy, self explained. Enjoyed the program !!.....until life unexpected happened and I felt that it wasn't the best time to continue with school for the time being. Everything change at that point! I was told I was a quitter, a drop out and that I was running away. It went from guidance and helpfulness to being bullied into staying enrolled. I was literally in tears arguing with someone about me staying in school, I was made felt like I was doing the worst thing possible by taking step back from school. That one moment changed my experience. I have talked with other people with ashford and they were understanding and apologetic to my situation. I even talked to a counselor to make sure my decision was the best and there wasn't other options. Very helpfully. I cannot say weather ashford is a good or bad school to attend, I enjoyed the online setup of the class and the instructor that I had but My one situation tho changed my view on going back when time permits.