Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (141)
The instructors were the best part by far, very knowledgeable and helpful. Any of the administration, not as helpful unfortunately. I spent 3 quarters here using 6 months of my GI Bill Benefits that I won't get back. Each of those 3 quarters they found a way to further screw up my livelihood. As a veteran student on VA benefits, my rent, car payment, other major bills of life were paid to me by the VA based on my enrollment in school. I saw this as an opportunity to focus on school versus working, but this also meant a dependence on my school to do their job pushing info to the VA, or if there are issues with that to, you know, let me know somehow!! On 3 occasions I have been nearly evicted, had my car repossessed, had my internet and electricity cut off...not to mention taking on more and more debt with friends and family who didn't want to see me struggle. All because my action was required for something and they never let me know, no email, no phone call, no mentioning it when I would check in with the campus office monthly, nothing said until it was too late to fix. The third and final time they told me that I shouldn't have been allowed to enroll in classes a month prior, because I didn't appeal the screw up they had from the last quarter. I was dropped from all classes on the 31st and was once again broke on the 1st of the month when all bills are due. Then they had the gall to try and fix it before winter quarter, to get me back, to which I replied that I would not be returning to them, ever!!! Potential student BEWARE!!
I went to Strayer University from 2001 thru 2007. I completed my Bachelor's in Information System and was unable to get a job in the field. I then discussed with one of the counselor about switching my major to accounting since I could not get a job in computer's. I was advised that I could start a Master's program in Accounting since I had required credits and classes. What they did not tell me was that I was missing 4 essential classes in order to obtain my CPA designation. I did not find this out until the last class of the Master's degree and after obtaining more student loan debt. So obviously, I could not obtain a job in the accounting field either. Unable to start paying student loans back, I continued my education in the Master's Degree of Information Systems. After completing the degree, I was still unable to obtain a job in the computer field. I found out that the reason for this was that Strayer was not considered a recognized college. I now had $100,000, school debt and no job.
I started back in 2003 and started my MBA program, and I was very successful in getting this degree and then came back to work on a 2nd degree because I started working for them and I only had one problem when I finished no one told me I was at my aggregate limit so that was the only problem I gad but for the most part I did understand my teachers and how they taught.
The worst experience ever financial aid is horrible main office is horrible never have people to help it's my last semester here once you enroll they have all the people for you to talk with after that you can't get in contact with anyone. Certain situations they don't know how to help. Horrible school everything about it
This is my 2nd year at strayer & I love it. The professors & coaches always respond to emails very quickly, the finiancial aid process was a little hectic but I expected it to be so and now everything's right on track. I highly recommend this school.
I personally have had no issues with this school since I started in 2014. I have had access to my coaches and instructors throughout and even got my best friend to enroll this year. Working to achieve your dreams is super hard and demands that you possess a characteristic that is strong enough to be proactive independently. Things do not always just land in your lap so it is up to you to make sure things are in order. Best wishes!
This is my first semester with Strayer and the last one. I have had the worst experience with Strayer. The financial aid department is the worst that I have ever seen. Why allow a student to start classes and not have them approved for financial aid. Instead you say that they are going to get you approved and allow you to start taking classes and then make several excuses as to documents that you need and then when you turn them in they find something else you need. I have been going through this with them since beginning of June 2017. So now I have to pay out of pocket for something that should have been paid for by financial aid. I have already enrolled in another school. I would not recommend this school to anyone unless you have the money to pay out of pocket and even if you did I would pick a better school. The staff is the worst and very unprofessional and rude and not helpful at all, even the Dean!
I have been enrolled for almost 2 months now doing my school work and turning it in on time and know they are saying that they don't accept my high school diploma I mean what the hell they say at the beginning o we take your diploma and now into two months after they call and say they are dropping me from my classes because they don't take my diploma I wouldn't recommend this college to anyone they are nothing but a liars.
So far I've had a good experience. It is true there were a couple of hiccups getting my financial aid and VA educational benefits sorted out, but I started the process early enough, and was proactive in reaching out to the dean of admissions and my success coach when it seemed the financial aid office was having issues with my paperwork, and everything worked out just fine. Also, the school does make it clear they don't have many resources for work placement, so you need to do your own legwork when it comes to finding yourself a job. It is a school for people who are self-motivated and disciplined, and doing the required course work every week is, well, required. You don't have to be a genius to do well, but you need decent writing and reading comprehension skills, and a willingness to give it your all. In crude honesty, other students are not there to see you through the academic programs, as we are all busy adults trying to get through each week's course load. However, the professors are willing to provide extra guidance if needed, and your success coach will be happy to help you figure out which classes to sign up for and it what order. There are online student forums where current students do log on and provide answers to questions about different school administrative processes as well. If you are looking for an easy on-line program, this isn't it. It is legitimate education, which is never easy to achieve. I still struggle sometimes to get school work done every week, but I think it is well worth it. I've attended brick-and-mortar not-for-profit schools, and I can assure you the same rule applies: you get out as much as you put in. Hoping to see the program through, as I am learning quite a bit, and getting a bachelor's degree is a personal goal of mine.
Strayers Financial Aid S****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE WORST EVER!!!!!!!!!This will be my last quarter. I have already enrolled in another school for Fall quarter.I have been an online student for 3 quarters and every quarter its a financial aid issue. I'm over it!!