Aspen University Reviews

3.97 out of 5 stars
(119 Reviews)
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
79% of 119 students said this degree improved their career prospects
76% of 119 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.1 out of 5 stars
Rn 4.0 - 2/3/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2019
"Would NOT recommend this school. Instructors abide by their own set of rules, assignment requirements listed in multiple places within online classroom and all listed differently. Makes it hard to know what to follow. Advisors not at all helpful. If you contact the school/ instructors for any reason, you may not hear back at all. Assignments are graded late and you may or may not get feedback before the following assignment is due. All around poor institution. Would not choose aspen if I could go back and do it over again."
1.4 out of 5 stars
RJM - 1/27/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"I would not recommend Aspen University, unless all you care about is getting a piece of paper. Each Professor gets to set their own rules, sometimes completely deviated from APA Format. Grades and feedback are often returned last minute or late, not allowing the student to review feedback before submitting the next assignment. Most professors take more than 48 hours to get back to you, if they get back to you at all. The assignments are poorly written and full of grammatical errors. Buyer beware."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Lily - 1/15/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"Meh. I wouldn’t choose Aspen University if I had it to do all over again. Assignments and discussion posts are poorly written with grammatical errors. Doesn’t put forth a very good image. Professors get to pick and choose the standards they follow, so one professor will mark you off for something that another one requires you to do. Professors are poor at responding in a timely manner. When they do respond, they copy and paste information you already looked at. The reason you would be emailing is to get clarification on the poorly written assignments...not to have them copy and paste it back to you. Workload wasn’t bad, but the support is non-existent. You WILL be on your own with professors who just copy and paste the same feedback for everyone."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Bordeaux - 9/7/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2023
"As someone else said, if your job is requiring you to upgrade your education level and you don't want to take out a loan, it's a fair place to start. But far too many times the instructors are focused on whether or not you did APA references correctly, and even if you consistently provide the same APA formatting, one teacher will be fine with it while another teacher will take off points. No consistency. There's essentially no teaching per se. If you have a question, many teachers will give you a link to look it up, but chances are, you've probably already looked at that link and need clarification. I've really pondered if I have earned my grades because some teachers must have a 'copy and paste' when they give feedback. it's almost ALWAYS the exact same words, like: "Refer to APA handbook. Good work, good participation in the discussion. Keep going!" It's ultimately self-taught. Telling a student to go look it up is not teaching. There are formatting problems with the Desire to Learn platform."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Concerned potential student - 7/14/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"We went on a tour with 2 admissions personnel....there was approximately 10 of us. One potential student had a child with autism and was very emotional that day. One of the tour guides was Jordan she was not as bad as the other.....the rude and insulting comments made about the child when he and his mother were not present was totally disgusting! I wouldnt go to this so called university for anything in the world!!"
3.0 out of 5 stars
RN to BSN - 7/6/2019
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"This online university is a good program, however it definitely has it's faults. The classes that you are required to take are adequate. It basically is self learning, writing papers every week, and posting to a discussion board and interacting with your classmates. The instructors are adequate but sometimes are difficult to get in contact with. Each one has their own grading rules, and what one instructor accepts is what another instructor does not. It seems all work is focused on APA format and proper citations and not about the content of your paper. Expect to get points deducted if your paper is not 100 percent APA format. I mean if you are missing a comma, points are deducted. Seems ridiculous, but true. Some instructors are late getting your grades to you, making it difficult to improve your next paper if you don't know how you did on your previous one."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Tee - 6/23/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Please do yourself a huge favor and pass this program by if you work full-time and have a family. The amount of busy work is just crazy. The assignments are enough, the discussions are over-kill and a waste of time...I learn absolutely nothing from them. They are just a waste of 800 words and 2 hours of time. You need to be prepared to spend at least 2.5 hours EVERY SINGLE DAY in order to get assignments completed and turned in on time. So NO weekend plans! I'm honestly tired of being stressed with this program but really just don't want to waste the money I have already invested, so I'll finish whenever I'm done. And please plan for 2 years to finish this program if you intend to have any sort of life while you're doing it!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Steph - 6/12/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2019
"If you are looking for an "easy" piece of paper, this is not the academic institution for you. I was hesitant to pursue an online degree after many years in a classroom; however, you will get out of your studies what you put into them. You must have drive, integrity, discipline and passion to excel anywhere, although these are especially important for graduate studies at Aspen. My professors were incredible in both their passion to assist in my success as well as the motivation to participate daily in discussion forums, feedback on assignments and overall guidance. Phenomenal experience."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Rach - 5/27/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"If youre relying on financial aid a lot like I am nowadays after going to a traditional school, then this will probably work out for you. Ive gotten my -associates degree in a good online school, as well as done on campus, and Im just glad this school isnt my first experience. This is a SELF TAUGHT school; I say that in capital letters because not everyone is going to do well with that. Sure, I can read law journals online, but taking a criminal law class with absolutely no module material is actually pretty crappy. Youre most likely going to do some discussion posts, and do an assignment every week. Is this the kind of learning I want? No. But for then price, Aspen allows me to finish up the other half of my almost finished Bachelors degree. I wouldnt recommend you going on here on the sole basis that I havent learned anything new over the last few months. However, if youre in a situation where money is tight, and you see those job requirements with bachelors degree required, then this is an affordable way to finish yours."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Rich Nowak - 4/7/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"The classes require extensive reading and writing. Expect to write 10 to 12 weekly per class. I have a 4.0 and spend approx. 8 hours weekly per class. Some instructors do not provide adequate feedback on your work and simply focus on your APA formatting. Overall, Im very satisfied and recommend Aspen."
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