Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (147)
I have now attended Strayer for over a year now. I am about to start on my 6th quarter this fall. Lets get one thing straight: I LOVE the online classes because of its flexibility and the way its set up. I have really gotten a lot out of my classes for management and all but one of my instructors were phenomenal. The educational experience has been the only thing that has kept me with this university. If it weren't for that, I would leave in a heartbeat. Every single quarter, the business office has managed to mess up my registration and/or financial aid. You can't make heads or tails of their accounting records on your student page. Each class is $1725 and you take two of them a quarter.
You can either break it up into monthly plans (to cover what financial aid doesn't cover) or apparently most people pay it out in full. I don't have that kind of cash so I go on the payment plan. The way their "system" if you even want to call it that works is that your classes all have to be paid for before you can register for the next quarter. If you are on the payment plan, however, this makes it impossible. My classes constantly get dropped and without any notification what so ever. On top of that, the financial aid got messed up and disbursed a very small amount and then later on it did a huge amount. Again I was not notifiied of any of this. I stumbled upon it when I figured out a new quarter was starting and I had NO classes. I went up to their offices not once, not twice, but four times trying to straigthen things out. Due to their poor record keeping and knowing what is going on, Strayer had me apply for a direct plus loan since I was told I didn't have enough funds for school.
Now we are in the situation of having too many loans AND my next quarter classes were magically dropped again. I still have another TWO years to deal with this every 3 months. You have to wonder if it really is worth it to stay with these guys. I have had nothing but positive experiences with the actual course work and the college part, but their systems and support are so insufficient it's not even funny.
Attended for about one year and from day one I did not have good feelings about it. DO NOT TRUST THE STAFF (Unprofessional and Retarded). They will lie to you and mislead you in every department.
I am now in process of transferring back to regular university in NOVA and for a lot cheaper!
After reading some of the reviews, I was hesitant to contact Strayer. I decided though to look into it considering that almost all online colleges get bad reviews. I am glad that I did call and I will be in my second semester soon. My financial aid does cover everything and will continue to cover everything until the degree is completed. Financial aid has been very helpful. I enrolled in an English class that I didn't need (we were waiting on my credits to transfer in from Cincinnati state) and so I spent my book voucher on the English books.
When I had to switch my class to business 100, they gave me way over the amount of money for the books and with that I was able to order a few reference books and two flash drives that I really did need.the staff is very supporting . I guess it does matter though which campus you go through. I have had no issues with the akron ohio campus and do np expect to have any in the future.
I have gone to Strayer for 3 semesters and it has all ended up with the same result. Them wanting more money in the end and them not knowing what is going on with your financial status. I am using the GI Bill and they(Strayer) have no idea what is going on most of the time.
They over charge for everything...if you want to just pay for a degree without being taught anything then this is the school for you.
The staff is confused most of the time of what is going on with your account and when you pass a class they say you didn't and have to retake them so you end up having to pay them MORE money.
MONEY HUNGRY SCHOOL!! DO NOT GO HERE!
This school is a big con. They overcharge for the classes and are no help to student when or if they have an issues. The school is all about the money for them. I will never ever encourage anyone with sense to go for this rip-off ride. This school sucks.!!!!!
I just started my final year at Strayer and we informed that my financial aid has maxed out. 57,000 dollars in three years. I have many friends and family who went to schools such as Penn state, California University and WVU and none of them had this problem with maxing out financial aid, How can this type of school be so much more expensive?
Does everyone who attends this school have this problem. Also during my first year I wasn't even getting enough to cover everything and had to pay a couple hundred dollars per quarter out of pocket. I would love to know where all of this money has gone.
I guess it depends on your main campus because my main campus is in Arlington, VA and they have helped me with any and every question I have ever had. Everyone has been very friendly and they will call back immediately if they are not available right then.
I had hope in this school but lost it quickly with the help of the finance department. These people are the worst, one person says one thing then the other says something totally different. Nobody is on the same page so your left to wonder what's really going on. After all of the run around your asked to sign a letter stating that you will beer making monthly payments to kill your balance that came out of nowhere. Just be cautious to they're tricks to steal your money, i wish i was...
I am so disappointed with this school and I feel I have to stay with them until I graduate because I only have 10 classes to go for my Bachelors, I will not recommed this school to anyone. I find out in my last I year don't have enough money for my books nor will I no longer receive money back from tuition which I was living on it makes a person wonder all our tuition money is disappearing too.
The people in financial Aide are rude, they tell you different stories about your FA Lausingp
I graduated from Strayer University in 2008 with my Master of Education degree! My experience at Strayer prepared me for the career opportunities in my field. The professors were very knowledgeable and I appreciated the fact that they were industry professionals and they brought that knowledge into the classroom.
The support staff was also helpful with financial aid, book, and academic support. I received a high quality education at Strayer that has prepared me for my future. I highly, highly recommend this great university!