Ashford University Reviews

3.37 out of 5 stars
(684 Reviews)
69% of 684 students said this degree improved their career prospects
68% of 684 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
Angela S. - 10/6/2015
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"I had read the reviews but everyone seemed so nice and the classes seemed to be what I was looking for. If I had a way to transfer I would. I have 12 credits left and I cant wait to be finished. I have never used APA format. Since the start of my classes, back in August of 2014, I have been writing my papers the same way. Not one teacher has ever told me, in addition to the author footnote, that I have to put the quotes in quotations. The instructor I just had let me write 5 papers for his class and then gave me a zero on my final paper because he said I plagiarized because I didn't use quotations. I honestly didn't know and if someone had informed me in my previous 8 classes I would have done that. Appealing was a waste of time as I was informed that even though my teacher(s) never told me it is listed online. I was under the impression that teachers were there to point out mistakes and help you learn not to do them. Now I have to take the class over and come out of pocket to do so. If you are looking for a quality school don't go here. The teachers, when they actually teach, are either mediocre or condescending. I am so mad at myself for even going here."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Josh - 9/28/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"Let me tell you something about Ashford University. First of all the student advisors do not care about you and nor will they ever. Mine straight told me his only job is to schedule my classes other then that he will not help me with anything else. The education you will get from this school is sub-par and I can promise you if you try to go to another school you will have to retake classes because it does not meet the standard. In the online portion instructors do not grade your assignments they simply turn it in to a computer and it grades it based off of a couple things but if the assignment comes back with more than 5% of someone elses work you WILL FAIL the assignment. I spent 3 days working on a 10 page report and because it was 5% like a previous students work I failed my final paper. Trust me save your money and go somewhere else it is not worth it."
3.7 out of 5 stars
John Bunting - 9/24/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"First of all, I am baffled at all the negativity regard Ashford. I have been at this school for a year and a half, and the experience has been just great. people with all there negative comments must have not done anything right, didn't work hard, didn't follow through with their programs, ect. This school is accredited and businesses WILL hire you if you meet the requirements. Has anyone ever heard of networking? Yes, not all businesses are going to hire you just because you have a piece of paper. It takes a little more than that. I would recommend this school to anyone, because I find that it is a great school. Yes, its expensive - Averaging at $430 per credit hour, which is NOT that bad. All online colleges are expensive. College is not cheap, people. Deal with it, or go somewhere else. By the way, I have a 3.63 GPA and graduating in March of 2016."
5.0 out of 5 stars
MG - 9/22/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"I have had a wonderful experience at Ashford University. The professors are extremely qualified. Education has always been about the effort a person is willing to exert. In today's world, brick and mortar school are no longer necessary to receive a credible education. The university is well organized, supportive and convenient."
4.1 out of 5 stars
David Mcneil - 9/22/2015
Degree: Homeland Security
Graduation Year: 2014
"My Ashford experience was a very good one, I received credit for my military experience as well as my current employment endeavors. So ,I was able to get a bachelor's degree in three and a half years. The classes and instructors were a challenge at times, but overall it was a great experience."
1.0 out of 5 stars
JB - 9/18/2015
Degree: Hospitality Management
Graduation Year: 2014
"Horrible School, do not attend this school how can graduate and recieve your degree went through all the procees of them conferring your degre and they come back a year later saying its no good wow what a joke of a school now you have to pay back the money you got with no degree. PLEASE LOOK SOME WHERE ELSE FOR SCHOOL PLEASE."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Student67 - 9/14/2015
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"I would not chose this college again. If I wasn't almost done, I would transfer. The classes are basic and don't require a whole lot of work. I feel as though I am basically paying for my degree and to write a few papers about 3-8 pages in length. Some of these classes are a joke too. Just a way to make money in my opinion. The finances are crazy and trying to get your disbursement, well you better just sit back and wait for it becauase it's not coming soon. I was signed up for a class that required a pre requisite and bought a book and then the day before class began, I was told I couldn't take it! Wouldn't recommend."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Samantha - 8/29/2015
Graduation Year: 2014
"Horrible. I stopped attending because the professors and classes were awful. I now attend a new school and just received a $3,000 bill from Ashford. AWFUL do not go here. They are happy to take your money and not tell you. I was often more educated than the professors anyway."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Mike Hackney - 8/26/2015
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014
"Excellent program for three reasons: it allowed me to tailor my 'class time/study-time' to what worked best for my work and travel schedule; it is truly a 'you get out of it what you put into it' kind of program'; and the overall level of tasks and requirements for the courses was more than appropriate for what the course was really about. Yes, it is is distance learning, but unlike a campus setting, it is about doing the work, not dealing with the ego issues of a face to face professor and the stress that can create. The Forbes School of Business is a good program--you learn new things but you you learn, most importantly, how to THINK about new things--and that is what an executive needs to be able to do in order to effectively lead teams and manage new situations. Finally, at the end of it all, one has to take the (relatively new) National Comprehensive Examination for MBA Candidates. I admit a great deal of trepidation because this is the same exam that all of the folks at the "real" business schools take: how would I do? How well was I really prepared? I scored in the 99th percentile--not a brag, but it shows that I really had learned what I needed to do to be competitive with other MBA program graduates. Do I wish I had gone to a 'big league' B-school? Sure--but time and circumstances did not allow me to do that given my job and career status; given that, the flexibility made the Forbes School a great alternative for me."
4.0 out of 5 stars
TK Poole - 8/12/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"I enjoyed my studies overall. As with any school some instructors are better than others. However for 95% of my classes they were nothing but helpful and encouraging. I had a great experience however you are left to your own as far as absorbing and understanding the material. For math related classes this gets difficult. I finished (just this week) with a 3.62 GPA"
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