Ashford University Reviews - Business Administration

3.62 out of 5 stars
(15 Reviews)
78% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
73% of 15 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.3 out of 5 stars
Josh T - 9/30/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"Spent 2 years here did not graduate. Support staff is the worst you will ever see, education is middling at best. Transferred to SNHU had no issues and am extremely pleased with the service and education from them. Just trying to get my transcripts sent for graduate school, has cost over 3 hours of endlessly going back and forth between tech support and admissions, each one saying they can't do anything and I need to speak with the other. Now the admissions office is closed and tech support says I will need contact them in the morning and I still don't have my transcripts."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Ashford university - 5/9/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"Just know you will fail at least one course a year, so you have to retake/pay more. I "failed" a course, saved the work, took course again, turned in same work and got an A+. Also 3 credits shy of my Masters because I couldn't pay 40 for a quiz, so I failed the class. They would not work with me to pay later or make payments since i was out of work. Refused to repay for another class, so left with 3 credits to go and over 100,000 in school debt."
1.0 out of 5 stars
LionInTheCity - 7/16/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"So today is 7/16/2019. I am on my 4th course. I have to say, Ashford pulled me in with a good speech about how I should only take out enough loans to cover my tuition. Well...into course 3, I was told that I have a balance of $494 because financial aid did not cover everything. At that point, I was forced to take out the max loan to cover everything. This is for my bachelor's degree, and I am already paying back school loans and didn't want my loan payments to be horrible when done. But I didn't have 494 to pay with mortgages, kids LIFE, etc. SO here I am taking out the max:ONLY to be told by a teacher in my last class that I plagiarized a paper (I did every paper the same throughout the course) and I went from a b to a D-..meaning that not only do I have to RETAKE the class, the stipend that I was supposed to receive from the access funds has to go right back to them. I have reached out to my teacher, and no response. She was not helpful from the beginning. Her feedback on my papers was the worse, and when I used the tutoring services, they even admitted that MOST instructions are not clear, but my paper looked good. It was almost like she failed me on purpose. Didn't even grade my last paper..just a flat out NO GRADE_ FAIL! Some feedback would have been great to know what I did right at least so when I retake the stupid course, that by the way has NOTHING to do with my major, I can know where to improve. I am seriously thinking about dropping out. From lying behind admissions counselors on financial aid, to loans, to lies about the paper...I am just about to call it quits. And not to mention...the teachers dont teach. Everything is read this article, watch this podcast and do the work! the end!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Online experience with human interaction - 3/24/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"My masters experience was awesome. The exposure to scholar/practitioner world through my MBA program has opened my eyes to many opportunities I never thought were possible. That, you can contribute to the society at multiple directions while earning income from various sources. The education was very engaging and allowed high connectivity with other learners and instructors. Indeed, Ashford for me was an online experience with human touch."
4.0 out of 5 stars
David - 12/29/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"I completed my bachelors at Ashford University, and will have completed my MBA by February 2019. Many of the bad reviews are from those individuals that should have never attended a college. The others were clueless about fiscal responsibility when they applied for loans. Stop complaining that you are in debt. You all signed off that you understood the consequences of debt, and were provided a monthly estimation of what it would take for the loan to be repaid. The college has well structured courses, an easy to use portal, and good instructors. There are a few bad apples just like any brick and mortar, but I had a good experience with Ashford and you may too. Just understand what you are signing up for, and what it will take to pay the loans if you choose to take them. Most importantly you need to understand that this is a college and not a summer school. Courses will take work and dedication. Its not as easy as online commercials make classes out to be. Ive basically had no life outside of school, family, and work for the last 6 years. Good luck and enjoy the review!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ashford University - 12/5/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"I'm graduating from Ashford in 9 weeks and I can say that Ashford ha been a difficult but fulfilling experience. I have worked on my course many times well into the night - but the support from the school (teachers, tutors, etc.) has been great. Yes, it is expensive, and it is not for everyone; but again, my experience has been great. Issues that others experience with enrollment, financial aid, etc - are many times caused by that student not following through as I have never had such issues and everyone involved from the school has been very responsive. I believe I only had one issue with an instructor - but it was resolved quickly and without further issues with guidance from my academic adviser. Ashford is worth the work,"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thomasina Rushing - 10/4/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"My time at Ashford University was simply amazing. I was able to maintain a 3.27 GPA overall and I really loved my professors because they taught me everything I needed to know about Business. They were caring, patient and very insightful because they did not lecture but they provided the best means for understanding the information. If you had problems you could reach out to them and always get a response. The schedules were just perfect for my work hours because I was able to maintain that GPA and keep my work hours so that my family would not starve. I wanted to go back to Ashford, but unfortunately they do not over a Doctorate program. So I had to switch schools in order to complete my Doctorate Degree. I obtained my degree in Business Administration and it will be effective once I get to the point of obtaining a job that will allow me to shine in my chosen career."
1.0 out of 5 stars
K. Brown - 5/18/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2021
"This College sets you up for failure at the very beginning! A year after starting the process to attend courses, having my finical aide approved, and taking out student loans; now they are demanding that I supply them with a state ID (that I didn't have a year ago) and cannot afford to get right now! I have been dis-enrolled as of today, with more than $10K due in loans, and I owe them more than $6K in courses. In order to get that all taken care of, I have to get my ID (which takes several weeks), and start the process all over again (re-enroll). I choose this college because I thought that I would be able to get an affordable education. Now I'm going to have 6 months to pay to either get back into college or pay it all back! I have worked so hard to get to where I am, now I have been knocked down, and have to start all over again. This last year has been a complete and total waste of time and money! Hopefully I can get this situated in a timely manner, and further my education with a college that assist me, rather than blindside me!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jay - 4/10/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"I earned my Bachelor's in Business Administration from Ashford in 2017. I am now pursuing my Masters in Business Administration through Ashford. It was hard work, and required effort and motivation on my part. After earning my degree I am making more money then I ever have in my life. It's about the work YOU put into it, and what YOU do with your degree afterwards. I love this school and would recommend it to anyone. Throughout my program I talked to several different advisors, but they were all AWESOME and truly cared about my success."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Marion S. - 3/9/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"This school is the worst online university I have attended. The advisers and staff do not return your emails or phone calls in a timely manner. No one ever answers their phone and it will be days before you here back. Many times I had to call several times a day for a week before someone would return my call. The professors are not qualified to teach the material. My 10 year old has the same knowledge on subjects I was taught by Professors. I am a military wife and the school refused to update this in their system for over 2 years and finally at the end of that time demanded I pay them 6,000 to finish out my last semester. I would not recommend going to this school. They are unprofessional and will steal your money and pocket it. Keep copies of all communications with staff, because otherwise they will deny any issues you may have."
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