Strayer University Reviews

3.54 out of 5 stars
(271 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,380
48% of 271 students said this degree improved their career prospects
62% of 271 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
Dave Oland - 7/26/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"Pointless classes ,instructed by professors far removed from the actual major (hotels and tourism) almost none had actual industry experience. Many of the classes required student to student interaction which was poorly proctored by the instuctors,in some cases ,students had better in class lecturing abilities than the instuctors."
1.0 out of 5 stars
not pleased at all - 7/24/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2021
"I began attending Strayer in Spring 2018. Immediately I was being told by the financial aid department that I was selected by the Department of Education to be reviewed for verification. I called the department of education and was informed I was not selected by them for no reasons and my financial packet had been sent to Strayer. I then called the school and once confronted, they released my disbursement. I forgave them and enrolled for the next semester which is the Summer 2018. They did the same thing again!!!! They stated that I was flagged by the department of Education to be reviewed again. Once again, I called the department of education and they said AGAIN, they did not flag me. Strayer has been a big disappointment to me and was the worst decision I made when it comes to my higher education. If I could have gave them a minus star, I would have!!! Don't trust this school!!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Marilyn - 7/17/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"Run from this place as fast as you can. Been dealing with financial aid since April still no luck. I'm so frustrated with this place. They requested documents over and over again the same exact information. I'm looking for a number to file a complaint ASAP."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Marilyn - 7/12/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"Run as fast as you can away from this school. You can never get in touch with your success coach. No returned phone calls. The financial aid department is by far the worst ever. When you first enroll financial aid is smooth thats just to get you in and then hit you with major financial aid problems. Ive been trying to get my financial aid solved since April and week after week their constantly requesting the EXACT same verification forms. Begged one rep to not move my documents around that it would only restart my process he did exactly what I asked him not to do. This school is a rip-off and Im transferring ASAP. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS HELL HOLE."
3.0 out of 5 stars
John - 7/11/2018
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have attended Strayer University at their PG County campus since 2016. I am a part time student and take one class online and one class on campus a quarter. The staff at my campus seem nice but I generally have issues with understanding instructors due to heavy accents. Foreign accents are a common occurrence in the DC area but it makes it hard to learn course material when you can not understand the words coming from your professor. I have had some very good professors at my time in the school that really seem to want to help you do better as a whole, not just in class. The online classes have not been too overly difficult up to this point as long as you review all the required materials. Financially I have had no problems with the school. I use GI Bill benefits to attend and the school set up everything for me. All of my payments have been made and I have had no outstanding balances to contend with. Switching gears to the course curriculum I do feel as if some of the classes are on the easy side of things. There are many classes that I don't feel very challenged in other than the occasional discussion post. The workload isn't too over bearing and I generally have an easy time getting it done within the week allowed. This is on top of juggling a full time job, a part time job, and a few volunteer hours a week. Overall I am happy with my experience at Strayer so far. I would recomend this school on a case by case basis. If you are just trying to get a degree to get a little ahead in life then this school might be the ticket. It all depends on your situation and the career field you are in or trying to pursue."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Clarence - 7/7/2018
Degree: MBA in Accounting
Graduation Year: 2011
"Received Undergrad degree in Accounting from highly regarded state college. Worked in the field for a decade then decided to get an MBA from strayer as I is accredited by the same people who accredited the state college I graduatiled from previously. Because of my work schedule I took all but one course online. It worked well with my schedule at allowed me to attend virtual class when convenient during the week. I put a lot of effort into it and graduated in two years. Received straight As and 1 B. Having worked I. Accounting for a decade I found the professors highly knowledgeable on the subject matter, competent at teaching their subject and available for questions within a reasonable time frame. Within 4 months of graduating I was hired for a new job making $25k more than before. I now make well into six figures. Reading the comments associated with negative reviews it seems to me that most of those people would not have succeeded at any school they attended. Its all about the amount of effort you out into it; not her effort the professor puts into it. If you have a bad professor, and they exist everywhere, your own motivation should cause you to work to overcome that challenge. I borrowed all of the money to attend college and found their tuition assistance people incredibly helpful."
1.0 out of 5 stars
jacdumb - 6/18/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 1983
"i took couple class back in 2012 at strayerr-dc campus/ it was a mistake and a joke the instructor could not speak English you can tell he had very little training in teaching during introduction by each student then i ask the instructor to tell us about his background he inform me its not of my business i was a older student 54 yrs/after break i went to the dean office to drop the class i did my under graduate at bu in boston in 1983. i recommend any student do not go to this school/All they care is the money the instructor have a open book test and no teaching background/remember its your money you have to pay the student loan back the school or the instuctor"
2.0 out of 5 stars
kjmc - 6/11/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"Worse school for Financial aid services. first time at this school started April 2nd. I'm in the last week of school and still having to send over documents for financial aid. This is a like a scam, I have never attended a school where they want you to change your taxes from 2015. Mind you I attended a local college in 2016-2017 and completed the program with financial aid with no problem. Came to this school and it has been one thing after another with financial aid. And my taxes were done by a professional tax service with an accountant. Please please please stay away from this school. I am in the process of trying to find a school where I can complete my education."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Luis - 5/25/2018
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018
"I worked for a Chrysler dealership and they used to pay for my school. Worst experience ever, I'm glad that I didn't paid anything. Money hungry folks they care ZERO about you and your future. They lie and they say sorry... Go to WGU or a real meaningful option. Strayer is for profit they just care about the money of their investors. That's it."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Dissatisfied - 5/24/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2099
"If you have to take a break, no matter the reason, even though you're almost done, you lose the graduation tuition grant funds. An equivalent of 5 classes! How convenient for them. I now would have to fork out $1700 (+) each course to earn my degree, instead of just 1 course."