Ashford University Reviews
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This school has poor communication. They should include books in tuition because no one wants to read online all day or keep printing everything out. Just because people want to go to college online doesn't mean to make everything online, it gets boring and its not every encouraging. Their financial aid department is slow and doesn't get back to you on time. I don't care what anyone thinks, even if they think this school is awesome because its not but everyone has their own opinion. I would just tell anyone i know wanting to go here what I have experienced. I was very nice to these people to, only to get the opposite in return.
I am currently taking my third class with Ashford. My enrollment advisor [name redacted] is the Best! He is so helpful and has been patient. I received my associate's from a well known online school and I have attened campus school in the past. I love Ashford the most of them all. My only problem is finance counselor never calls me back, but my finances are handled. I would just like for her to call me to answer small questions I have. The work is challenging and worth while. A lot more writing is required than from traditional schools.
I am in my last class with Ashford. I've been enrolled since August of 2006. Ashford is great. I have had no problems with customer service like others have mentioned. I've learned a lot. I do wish they would make the ISBN number of books available so I can find a cheaper source than the book store.
I have just finished my first week and i am really liking ashford. I would like to say that I have the best enrollment advisor [name redacted]. She has been there to answer all my questons and helped me through the whole process to include my first class. Thank you [name redacted] and ashford
To all of you who are complaining about books not being included-wakeup! If you went to a traditional on-campus college, you would have to pay for your books out-of-pocket at that bookstore. There are A LOT of scam schools out there that include the books in your tuition and send them to you or let you "pick" them out. Those books will not be bought by any bookstore, not even Amazon. I have bought more expensive text books than what AU charges and their prices aren't even that bad. At least with AU, it is only 1 course you are buying for instead of 3-4, like with most schools(online or traditional). Why didn't you use the refund money to buy the book/books needed? That is what the refund is for-buying school supplies.
I have been enrolled at Ashford for a year now. The books are very expensive. Financial aid department is no help. Email and calls are never answered. I was attracted with taking classes every five weeks. I did not realize the books would be so expensive. Yes, there is a lot of writing involved but the overall format of classes has been great. I am looking for a university that has books included in the overall tuition.
Ashford's curriculum is up to par with other universities on-campus programs. The difference is, when attending college on campus, you don't have to write so many academic research papers. Being forced to write this many papers actually makes you apply yourself. I can appreciate the challenge Ashord has brought into my life, but it was totally unexpected.
I'm in my fifth course, trying to keep up with the pace and every other week, major writing assignments are due. I was a day late in one of my courses and my professor deducted 30 points. In my previous courses, they only took off 10 points for each day late.
Overall, this has been a great learning experience and I'm more than happy with Ashford University. Please note: Unless you are truly passionate about pursuing a degree, no college will ever work out for you. If you are serious, any college you choose will back you up.
Most people who have bad experiences, bring it on themselves- by not being sincere and passionate about their goals. Obama visited Ashford earlier this year because he knew it was a good college to speak to. I'm extremely proud that I'm an Ashford University Saint!
I completed the online MBA program in October, 2007 and found the experience overwhelmingly positive.
If I had any criticism of the program, it would be that the grading was not tough enough. Otherwise, the volume and content of the material covered was challenging enough and several of the instructors, most notably Father Dave, were outstanding.
I rejected most of the MBA programs I considered because of their emphasis on "collaborative learning" or team based assignments and grading. I believe that such programs tend to attract and breed freeloaders and I was determined to avoid this. I chose Ashford because their classes were all based on individual performance and I believe I made the right choice.
I am currently an online student with Ashford University and I will say that I have had a wonderful experience. My enrollment advisor, [NAME REDACTED] is the best and very knowlegable.
My academic advisor [NAME REDACTED] can't be anymore helpful. I have been blessed to have wonderful teachers and classmates. I am really thankful that I came across this school. I highly recommend it.
I have been a student with Ashford for a few months now. I have lost interest in the university and have started my search for a new one. I am lucky to get a resonse to e-mails and when I do, my questions are never answered. The books we order are not covered under financial aid, we must purchase them on our own, and they do not correlate with the courses that we take. My experience with Ashford is not positive. Many students in my current class have left the university for the same or similar reason.