Ashford University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (624)
L. from Ashford University has been calling and talking to me about enrolling back in school. This has been about a year and I am a 50 plus year old woman. She conveince me this would not be a bad idea to go back to school.
Things began to happen one after another. My son passed away recently and Ashford University called me. Not to hound me about enrolling in class but to express their concerns about how I was feeling and doing as a person. When you find someone that has your interest and concerns at heart. This is where you belong.
I am currently attending Ashford University and I really haven't had that many problems with the school.I read some of the comments.Someone basically stated that another person was fabricating about their educational experiences at Ashford.You can't say that.The area in which you live could make a difference in whether they accept Ashford's classes or not.The community college in my hometown does not accept any of Ashfords credits,but I now live in Texas,so I pray that my new school does accept them.
The only problems that I encountered at Ashford was dealing with my financial aid,and canceling my classes so that I can attend a college that better suits my educational needs.Other than that I haven't had any major problems.
The instructors are nice,as well as helpful.Ashford is what you make it to be(but that's any school).Why am I transferring?I am transferring in October because I can get my degree with a concentration at another school quicker than I can at Ashford.
Would I recommend this school?It all depends on your educational needs and wants.This school is too easy for me.I need something more challenging.
However,I would recommend this school to someone that is looking for an easy A (like my mother or grandmother).I hope this has been extremely helpful.
This school has been an amazing experience for me and my family. After trying for many years to complete my bachelors degree, Ashford has finally made that possible. I know that everyone has their own experiences with online universities, and I can respect that, but for me, it was hard work and determination that has lead me to my goals.
And yes, Ashford is a REGIONALLY ACCREDITED University and I am able to transfer all of my credits earned at this university. The only way they would not transfer is if you completely change your degree going into your Master's program, however the general education units are all transferrable. Go Ashford! Go Saints!
The on-line portion of this school is only for highly disciplined individuals. There is no hand holding here, you read (study) do research (study) and write more than you would have ever imagined. This school is not a diploma mill, please don't let on-line learning, be confused with easy. You do the work, you get good grades, you get a diploma and you actually know something.
I knew that online college was not going to be the exciting, challenging educational experience I crave, but I at least thought that a school would be more selective in the admission of students, making sure that they had at least minimal writing skills and the intellect to handle the courses. I was mistaken. Discussion posts, when understandable at all, are so poorly written (in the vast majority of cases) they are nearly impossible to respond to in a meaningful way. Cheating is everywhere. Everywhere! And it is incredibly easy to get A's with minimal effort if you have the intellect of a 16 year old.
I am so disappointed and frustrated to have wasted almost a year, only to be looking for another school at this point. If you want a real education that you can be proud of, go into debt and go to a real school.
There was a person who wrote a review stating they would not be able to go to grad school if they had a degree from Ashford. My question to them is: "Did someone pay you to write such bull?" I graduated from Ashford with an MBA and I am now enrolled in a PHD program with Capella University; Ashford is a great school.
Don't get me wrong, instructors will vary (some are very fastidious and some are lackadaisical), but you will get that with any school. I know Ashford has recently come under intense scrutiny, however, I have found my experience rewarding and relevant. To say that one cannot get into grad school is a farce. Where were you trying to apply, Harvard?
I wanted to share my experience at Ashford University in response to the recent scrutiny in regard to their accreditation. I have attended both traditional & online learning platforms and have nothing but the best things to say about my experience at Ashford. From start to finish all the advisors, teachers and assistants were extremely helpful and focused on nothing other than my success.
In addition to the support I received the knowledge obtained was extremely valuable to my life and career.
Graduated. Received great job, been there for 2 years.
I attended this school for a year. The classes were ok. Some instructors better than others but you'll find that at any school. When I realized I could not get in to ANY graduate schools with a degree from Ashford I decided to transfer.
If you just want a degree, fine. However, if you need a degree for a job or want to go to any grad schools, find another school. There are many not for profit schools that offer 100% online degrees and are reputable.
I have tried one other college online before Ashford and wasn't happy with it. I gave it a second try with Ashford and have loved my experience.. the staff is so helpful and the instructors are first rate. The website is easy to navigate and the course material is challenging and yet interesting.
I was recommended to attend Ashford University over 3 years ago. Then, I was impressed by what the admissions advisor shared about the school. I reviewed some of the programs offered by Ashford but failed to see if it was a profit or non-profit school. I spent two years with this school exceeding well but realized as I spent many hours of study and writing research papers and realized that I didn't have much time to write essays for scholarships.
However, I had direct loans and pell grants available until now. The academic advisor is also the financial aid advisor. I'm concerned about how Ashford University would assigned the same person to handle more than one part of the student's account. I have 25 credit hours to complete the bachelor's program in Public Relations.
Right now, I'm facing some financial challenges because of mistakes I made in choosing to attend for profit schools. Some students are misled and left out because most of their time was place in a school that's under share holder's support. Some for profit schools value their name more than the achievements of their students.