Ashford University Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology

3.83 out of 5 stars
(39 Reviews)
78% of 39 students said this degree improved their career prospects
72% of 39 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
J.S. - 4/3/2014
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011
"I began my undergraduate degree in psychology at an on campus, 4 year university with a great reputation. However, due to health issues, I had to choose: I could either finish online or wait several years before I could finally complete my BA. I chose the latter and I am incredibly grateful I did. Ashford's programs, while not perfect (whose are?), were very comparable to the other online courses I took before entering the school. Basically, it was organized, straight-forward, and you got out of the class what you were willing to put into it, and I liked being able to just focus on one class at a time. I know Ashford has made big improvements to their degree programs over the past couple of years and as an alumni who receives the "Ashford Alumni" emails, the support and webinars for job-seeking graduates is great, more than I've seen at any school hands down. I am now enrolled in a Master's program at a highly-regarded university and I am well-prepared as I learned how to be an individual learner, how to seek out answers, and how to manage in an increasingly technological educational world. My advice: carefully evaluate your options, and if online is your best bet, then do the work and put the time in. Read, work to improve your writing, and learn to use available resources if you need help rather than settling. If you're not up for that, then this isn't a good option as this is a self-directed program. If you are up for it, this is a great way to go! Good luck!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Darlene Classen - 7/8/2013
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
"I was one year away from graduating with my Bachelor's when I had to stop going to college due to child care issues. I was devastated. I thought I would never get my degree and a coworker introduced me to Ashford. I had my reservations about an online education but I did my research and found that I could get into many Master's programs at typical brick and mortar schools. I really thought the online environment would be different. I have read many of the reviews and while I know nothing is perfect I do know that some people just do not put forth great efforts to achieve results. I read one person say that you can buy your work online or just reword another student's responses. Well I'm sure you could but what do you get out of doing that? NOTHING...at a brick and mortar school I could pay someone to do my work and I can still get a degree but I have still learned nothing. I believe you get what you put in. I was determined to graduate at a specific time and so I doubled up in classes (I would not recommend this). This was a major challenge for me but I did it and still passed with A's. I will say that I did fail two classes but that was my own fault. The teachers were very understanding of my situation when things came up and sometimes allowed me to make up work. Some teachers have rules and policies and will not budge but I will not say that this is a bad reflection of the school. Rules are rules. As for financial aid and advisors, I did have a few issues here and there but nothing a phone call or an email could not take care of. The staff was always very polite and very helpful when I needed them. My financial aid was never an issue and I received my disbursements as planned. The online experience can be very difficult if you are not disciplined and self-motivated. You do not have anyone holding your hand to get things done but this is college and I don't know any college that "holds your hand." The programs was quite vigorous with their 5 week classes. They were very quick but insightful for me and not everyone participated in discussions as I would have liked but I experienced the same thing in regular school as well. Attending graduation was a very proud moment of mine. My children and family were able to see me walk across that stage in cap and gown and it felt wonderful. I am now applying for my Master's and I would have attended Ashford if they had what I was looking for. I think that you can only make the decision that is best for you so while people will speak negatively of Ashford keep an open mind and be true to yourself. In the end it your education, not theirs."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/16/2013
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"I started Ashford in 2009 and received my Bachelor's in Behavioral Science in 2013. I must say Attending this University was not a walk in the park. However it was a great journey for me; I am now attended Ashford for the second time to receive my MPA )Masters of Public Administration. I am looking forward to achieving my goals that were set.Ashford is the type of school that you will get out of it what you put into it. I have learned quite a bit from this school and all the staff was a learning experience. As I stated before no walk in the park but my education is worth it. What a great accomplishment for me and it can be for you as well. Your destiny is all on you and you should only attend this school if you are serious about your education!!! Good Luck"
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