Student & Graduate Reviews
Jeff - 2/29/2020
Graduation Year: 2020
"Strayer is barely a school. The professors don't help and you can't fight your grades. They pretty much don't care and just have everything graded on automation or hire others to grade it for them. I went 6 classes writing papers and get to class 7 and that professor tells me I have everything wrong with the way I write papers. I asked them how I wrote everything incorrectly, they didn't tell me, just that I needed to submit my paper to the virtual writing center. I do now before I submit it to the class for grading, and I still have problems. Then, I get to the next class after I finally get a decent grade on one paper, and the new professor tells me I'm writing it wrong again. So I go a year writing papers for this college consistently A's and B's, get one professor whom I am not consistent with, change my ways and plead for the professor to help because you know this is a college and I want to learn the correct way. Especially at the outrageous price that this school is charging. But yet that doesn't happen, because every professor is different and no one wants to tell me the correct way. So basically be prepared to teach yourself. It's been over a year and I can honestly tell you I have no idea how to write a paper the correct way. This is not a learning program."
Percival Viagoly Masaline - 1/22/2020
Graduation Year: 2019
"The Master's of Public Accounting program at Strayer University is designed purposely with the sole intent of adequately preparing a candidate to successfully pass the CPA exams. The four major courses ( Business and Economic Environment, Auditing and Assurance, Regulations and Advance Financial Reporting) are the exact courses tested on the CPA exams and are taught proficiently by well-rounded, knowledgeable and experienced professionals. Furthermore, the institution provides the candidate with a complimentary CPA review package at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the Public Accounting program, it's certain to meet the requirements of employers with competitive advantage in tax preparation, auditing, financial analysis and much more. In other words, the tools Strayer provides for the MPA program coupled with the candidate's skill set and tenacity makes that dream of becoming a CPA attainable; I have no regrets."
Kelly - 12/17/2019
Graduation Year: 2022
"I am scared to death after reading these reviews. I previously attended another online college and earned my degree. I never had a problem with financial aid. I went on the FAFSA site and did a correction to my 2019 FAFSA and added Strayer University to it. I didn't change anything else. My income was already on there so again, I changed nothing else. I waited about two days and recurved an email that my FAFSA was processed and it was sent to my chosen school. To me that means it was approved for X amount so I didn't think much of it until financial aid started text messaging me saying I was selected for verification for 2017. It is almost 2020 and I don't see what 2017 has to do with right now. Literally nothing has changed since 2016 as far as my income. All that happened was me switching schools. I emailed my 2017 tax return to financial aid and I get a text that says they need my transcript and I have to fax it. So I ordered the transcript and after that I decided to look at reviews and see if anybody else had this issue. So many of you have the same problem and now I am freaking out that they are going to keep dragging it out and put me in the hole thousands of dollars. I am not a bitter, disgruntled student with poor grades. I had a 3.8 for two years at my previous school. I am scared of being screwed over. I really feel that before u should be able to order books, get a laptop, or even start classes, that the financial aid situation should be handled. My previous college never put money on my bookstore account until after I signed my award letter. This review is only in regards to financial aid. I have not yet started yet, and may not even attend."
Cynthia Morrow - 11/21/2019
Graduation Year: 2022
"Strayer is the best n u can learn a lot from easygoing professors who are the most amazing people and will help u to succeed. The teachers who on call and will go over a lot with you to make sure you have the right answer to the problem to solve and they take time to explain the curriculum"
Monica Barnette - 11/21/2019
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Strayer University. I have been with Strayer throughout my entire college experience. I loved the interaction with the staff and myself. I love the interaction with the Dean, Dean Williams. They really guided my education experience. Now that it is one semester away from completing my Masters program, I feel that I am leaving behind family. I am forever thankful for my experience at Strayer. I went from an 2.7 GPA in under grad to a 3.7 in the Masters program. They care and help you to achieve greatness you have to want it bad enough to achieve it! The professor's on and off campus are all wonderful and always want you to succeed and know current data."
Tiffiney Davis - 11/21/2019
Graduation Year: 2021
"The Accounting program at Strayer University is absolutely amazing. The instructors are always there to help in any possible way. Strayer has many programs available to help with tutoring. They provide you with a Student Success Coach to help keep you on track and to help keep you motivated. I have never attended a school that has been so interested in the success of their students. I would recommend this school to anyone that is looking to further their education."
Kiki A. - 3/10/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"I've been at Strayer for about three years. It's ok. Comparing it to the local community college that I also attended, it's about the same, except for the course. I've had some pretty good professors and learned a lot. I've had three success coaches since I started because one was promoted to Dean. The other two still work with me. I cannot speak on financial aid because I use VA benefits. I've never had a problem with it. I think the tuition is way too high. I have three classes to go until I graduate. It has been a good experience so far. And no, I'm not employed by Strayer."
Tanesha - 3/7/2018
Graduation Year: 2017
"Ask direct question to the persons with job titles that are educated and train to advise you on the right career path. Get an advisory report in writing. Know the requirements for the job yiu are seeking and if this institutions is excepted in your particular state. Otherwise they will take all of your FA and waist your time."
Noel Montesa - 11/20/2014
Graduation Year: 2009
"My inclination to write this review is based on the number of reviews I read. I am sorry for those students who had a negative experience, but if you read closely their reviews, something happened and personal problems seems to be the commonality with all these reviews. What I read from the negative and positive is the same reviews one would read from more popular state schools. The problem I believe is that Strayer's admission policy is more relaxed and allows anyone to attend their university. Yes, they do have standards, but in the long turn Strayer will accept you. For those who are looking to earn a degree don't kid yourself, it's not easy and you will have to work and work hard. Universities (unlike public high schools) are not mandated to serve you. It's their degree that they are awarding, so follow all the requirements and DO NOT ASSUME. It is up to YOU to ensure all fees are paid - yes including parking fees like the ones in big universities. There will be some good professors and some bad ones. Before taking their classes, check them out. Ask the professor his/her philosophy. In fact, in universities such as Harvard, the professors are not advocate, but hurdles and its up to you the student to pass them. Some universities have tutoring, but remember those tutors cost money. Most of these tutors could be volunteers who are earning their way by serving. The cliché is "they paying their dues". In addition, tutoring can be academically rewarding because the tutors are learning too. Like understanding why the student they are tutoring don't get it. If the tutor is successful, they learned how to reach a hard to reach mind. Yes, you need to read. Don't assume that by attending class you'll get it all. Read the materials and complete the assignments. Yes, I know it's hard, but suck it up. When you are looking for a degree, make sure you have a plan and allow some flexibility with your plan. As for payment, if you cannot afford to go to school - DON'T. It'll just get your in debt and the bottom line is you may not even get a job because so many other people are qualified and can beat you out of that job you applied for. Think football. How many players are in the NFL? Compare that to the number of players in the universities? Even compare that to the number of players in high schools? In Texas alone, football is a religion so more players in the NFL came from Texas as compared to other states. It is the law of attrition and only the strong survive. So I'll finish my review by saying, it's up to you. I received my graduate degree from Strayer earning a 4.0 GPA for the program. Yes, it was challenging to complete, but I persevered. I had a plan, executed that plan (how to pay for it) and by the time I got to the end, I did not even ask them to mail my diploma and transcript. I made sure I picked it up from the office and yes I walked among all the other graduates. To me was worth one last time feel the robe, the tassels, hug my professor and say thank you. Strayer is a for-profit oriented school so they have never asked me for a donation like George Mason University (GMU). The complaints I read here could also be the same complaints from GMU. I am proud to carry both universities degree because I know I EARNED IT."
Erin Owen - 9/17/2014
Graduation Year: 2016
"Please learn from my mistake and my wasted time, money, and energy. At first the school seemed promising especially since the office was located close to my home. I already had my Associates and just wanted to finish my Bachelors degree with a possibility of obtaining my Masters. I attended Strayer for 2.5 years and during that time many counselors, admin and dean's changed positions, moved or went elsewhere causing the ability to contact someone almost impossible. At first the systems being used were okay than last Spring they "Updated and Upgraded" causing a lot of problem and also losing some studying and practicing assistance. When asked they would look into it but ultimately they put the blame on the system company. Due to this loss I needed some tutoring and per agreements I was allowed free tutoring. When I asked about it they didn't have tutoring for the classes I was taking and to contact elsewhere. Next when I asked the controller at my work (studying accounting) she could not understand the questions or on other questions why they were giving problems unrelated to the field and not used in the field of study. Finally after withdrawing my course in the fall due to not able to keep up without the assistance needed it took a year for them to suddenly charge me for withdrawing the courses without any explanation. When I withdrew I asked multiple questions and asked what to expect so I wasn't surprised later and even asked if I would owe Strayer, I was told no due to I withdrew after midterms. Please if you want to further your education look elsewhere Strayer is not the place to go."