Strayer University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,515
50% of 213 students said this degree improved their career prospects
59% of 213 students said they would recommend this school to others
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PJR
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I have been employed in the healthcare industry for decades, and only needed the degree now because my company was acquired by an organization that requires it for me to advance any further. I already earn as much if not more than others with a degree because of my experience. Strayer is ok, but your experience will vary class to class depending upon the professor. Some just don't give a damn, others are awesome. I am in a class now that has quizzes each week, 4 major assignments, and tons of reading requirements on top of weekly discussions. Last semester, I had a professor who insisted we use the questions asked for the discussion as an outline in our posts...the only reason for this would be to make it easier for her to grade. It did nothing to enhance an organic discussion experience. The caliber of the student body seems pretty low. Strayer admits anyone who can pay. As a result, there are many students who are not really performing at college level, and it shows. I can only imagine what the assignments look like that students hand in when there are so many grammatical and spelling errors in the discussions. Class grade averages are frighteningly low, too. I took two classes last semester, and the last week of class the averages were 68 and 72. While some professors record themselves taking you through the material (like a real lecture), the vast majority do not. It is entirely up to the student to read and comprehend the material from the textbook, ancillary material, and LinkedIn learning recordings. It really is self-study on a schedule. Am I loving the experience? No, I'm not. My company is picking up the tab, and with 11-12 more years of work ahead of me, I want one more promotion and am not really looking to change companies to one that values experience more than a piece of paper. At this point, I am keeping my head down and moving toward the finish line. I just want this chapter closed."
Kelly
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2022
  • Degree: Human Resources
"I must say that the professors here are amazing! On the other hand I will say that many of the support team members (Student coaches) have no idea what they are doing. In my 15 months I was assigned to approximately 5-6 student coaches. With that said, the only time that I ever heard from a student coach was when it was time to sign up for more classes. Outside of registering for more courses, it was like pulling teeth to get a coach on the line. They will not return calls, but will send random e-mails never answering questions. I've had coaches dis-enroll me from courses due to their lack of understanding as to how VA funding works. The sad part is that I referred 2 other peers that are also retired military and we have all had the extremely painful nightmare of making it through our degree programs. I would NOT recommend any military personnel attend this as they do NOT have the qualified staff in meeting active duty or military retired personnel's needs. Best wishes!"
Christian Believer
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Strayer University was a great investment. Upon graduation I noticed a major increase in interests from employers. I have gained confidence in areas such as marketing, financial statements, and business operations. Strayer does a great job of breaking down complex material and delivering it in an easy to comprehend fashion. This is not a cake University and you will have to earn your grade especially in the latter courses. I am shocked at how many new skills I've gained from this program. This is a fine institution and it was an honor to achieve my MBA here. Class of 2021."
Cynamon Curry
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2021
  • Degree: Business
"This school is terrible! I can't say that enough. I feel cheated! They put me in a degree program. Then changed it after I took 5 classes starting they did a mistake. After all this they claimed they were getting financial aid but handed me Bill for over $10k."
Jonathan
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2021
  • Degree: Management
"Do you want your assignments graded on an assembly line from a part time employee who is not your teacher? Well, at Strayer, that is exactly what they do. It will be hard to find a career with a degree at Strayer University compared to a degree from other institutions. They might be regionally accredited and care about their students, but it ends there. Strayer University is still a for-profit university, and they want your money. Faculty will seldom grade your assignments and responds to your emails. Instead, they hire part time workers to do all the grading and do it like an assembly line. Their part time workers will quickly look over your assignments and then click a button that will automatically give you a grade reply. The same is true when you think a person is responding to you within a discussion board. The part time workers are trained to look for key words and then click a button that will give you something that you think is a unique response when they never read your assignment. Part time workers who grade your assignments have quotas, so everyone is rushed to complete them while they have a team who is looking only at plagiarism. That is correct, they have people who automatically assume you are dishonest and will investigate every paper you turn in. The discussion boards are very easy as most of the questions are related to your opinion and personal experience. The tests are very easy because all the answers are found online. The assignments have some challenging aspects, but if you follow the template, you are likely to earn a very high grade. Do you really want to learn like this? You would not because you will learn some things, but you will not learn everything an employer is really looking for. Employers who know Strayer and their reputation will not hire their students. Employers who may not realize how bad they are may hire their students, but those students are likely to struggle as they did not learn the material needed to be successful in the real world. The best definition for diploma mill is Strayer University."
Chrys
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I have no complaints of my experience with Strayer. I really think when it comes to online learning, it takes a self-motivated person to succeed. If you are not motivated to meet deadlines and put for an effort on your own, then you will not have a very positive experience with any online school. My professors were very knowledgeable and helpful. The learning program, Blackboard, was very user-friendly. I learned a lot and I can apply it to my job."
Mr Stanley
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2021
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"Basically and transferring to the school I was explained that my prior phospha that was approved less than three weeks before transferring to Strayer University would transfer over no problem with the change of the school code guys I have been scanned by the school they pay for my classes they denied my Pell Grant this has been the worst experience of my life I recommend that if you're looking to go to the school please keep going please keep going they will scam you"
Spencer Fort
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2021
  • Degree: Computer and Information Science
"I would not recommend attending this school at all. I have been a student for 3 years and have been on the Dean's list for most of those years. The success coach i have been assigned does not return any of my calls or emails and has completely ignored me. This has led to me getting dropped from classes and signed up for classes that are not pertinent to my major. I have made requests to have a new one provided but this has not happened. This school is happy to take your money but that is where it stops. they do not care about their students."
Macie
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
"Strayer has nothing to offer an actual student. As a former student I experienced unprofessional professors, no advisor support, difficulty in getting Strayer staff on the phone for any questions and financial services stalling my every request. My personal experience was like pulling teeth no matter which way I tried to go with them. Strayer lures you in via false advertisements and a false sense of support but you don't realize it's too late until you interact with fellow Strayer students and see how dismayed they truly are. The list of negative experiences is never ending. From a former Strayer student, please avoid this particular school at all costs."
Jeff
  • Reviewed: 2/29/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
"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
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
j
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Overall it was a good experience. Some teachers are very liberal and I didn't enjoy there classes. Also in most classes if you are not agreeing with the other students they don't wanna have a discuss with you which makes the weekly discusses very hard if you don't agree with what they are saying."
Kelly
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
angela rains
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Stayed has transform my life. I love my school! Classes are arranged around me and my time and I have passed my own expectations. Instructors are wonderful. My Dean is in touch and supportive I love Strayer. I feel it is a mistake not to go to school to better your life."
Rosangel Escobar
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Strayer University online program is great, the classes are very interactive, the Professors are always there to help, and most important you feel like you are part of something big. If you are looking to get a degree in no time with great online classes that will help you to shape your future this is the rigth place to be."
Brittany
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Strayer has a great community of professors and administrators who are happy and willing to assist in completing your degree. I have enjoyed the leaning environment and the interaction from the students. Many resources available to help with your studies."
Theresa Brabham
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2019
  • Degree: Information Systems
"I had a great experience with Strayer for both my Bachelor and Masters Degree. I was so happy that I was able to transfers about 64 credits from when I went to school years before I started. When I started my youngest one was about 3. I was going at Night and One time I didn’t have a babysitter and had to bring my son. He colored and was so quiet you didn’t know he was there. The financial Aid office was always helpful and got the process done so fast. I Was able to take classes online and in person. They are flexible and family oriented,. I would Definitely recommend Strayer."
Jasmine Johnson
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Strayer University truly gave me a fresh start. Strayer provided me with an opportunity unmatched in comparison to any other institution. The courses are awesome The professors are involved and concerned about your academic and personal achievements."
Melanie Wright
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I decided to go back to school and needed a college that met two requirements. First, I needed a school that would take all my transfer credits from over ten years ago. Second, I preferred to take all my classes online. I am so glad I decided to go with Strayer. From the very start, the admissions staff were thoughtful of my time and accommodating. The teaching staff are so knowledgeable and passionate about each class they teach - I love it! I also love that I can reach my professors at almost anytime. AND most importantly, I love the flexibility that online schooling brings. I highly recommend Strayer University for working adults looking for an excellent online education."
T. Overall
  • Reviewed: 11/25/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I took all of my classes for my BBA degree online. It was perfect for my lifestyle of being a mom and working full-time. I could log into class 24/7. I liked the versatility of online classes with books, audio, powerpoint presentations and chat discussions. All those combined helped me succeed in graduating with honors."