Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (147)
I have just got taken for a 1,700 dollar ride by Strayer. There is a long story here but I will not bother typing it out and getting mad all over again.
The summary is that after 5 months of trying to get my credits evaluated, I have discovered that the discrepancy at my previous college is fairly common and that they generally have to make a telephone call to the Bursar’s office and all can be resolved.
I have told this to my advisor, advisor’s supervisor, Campus Dean, and Campus Director, currently they have all told me that is a Strayer policy that they cannot change and that none of the credits will be transferred. This is total BS, these credits have been evaluated and accepted at multiple other regionally accredited universities. This issue was never brought to light before I started making payments and there has been no offer to help by anyone at Strayer.
I know that this college is a for-profit university, but regardless of my feelings this is a poor business decision to not make a phone call and get the credit approved so I can start going to school fulltime with the 9-11 GI Bill until I graduate. Strayer if you are watching, look up my case and change this policy. Potential students, you should really make sure that everything is evaluated and approved before you start any classes, DO NOT TRUST PEOPLE AT THIS COLLEGE, make sure that the credits are posted on your account.
I started Strayer University in Spring 2010. I was very excited about the school and the way I was treated. Loved the teachers and looked forward to classes. Flash forward Fall 2011. There was some confusion in signing up for the fall quarter but I was reassured by the business office that there was no problem and my voucher was released so I could order books.
I started contacting the business office in Oct. 2011 to find out about my financial status. I was trying to enroll for winter classes. No one in the office knew what was going on. There is one in the office that I talk to, the others have a tone and roll their eyes.
I was not allowed to sign up for the winter quarter and since the Christmas holiday was at hand I had to postpone the communication til after the holidays. I started back in contact after Christmas and before the New Year. That is when I was told I had lost my pell-grant and that I had to make payments of $240 a month to continue classes. I was told the government didn't cover all of the tuition. Since I could not afford the payments I was forced to with hold from taking classes. In February I received an email saying that I was past due on my account and they were turning me over to collections.
I contacted the business office again. Low and behold they found that I had lost my pell-grant before the fall quarter and had failed to let me know. Now I am stuck with having to make payments, small as they may be, and I am not allowed to get my transcript to see about another school. I am 5 classes away from having my Bachelor's and I am now in Limbo and due to pay the loans back with no degree to show for it.
I feel that this was very unprofessional and there should have been more communication. Arrangements could have been made before it reached this point. Also, I am making payments and still receiving letters of collection and collection fee's in the process. I am very frustrated and will not recommend this school to any one. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing and it causes pain for the students.
Honestly, Strayer has its flaws but so do all the others. Just like the companies we will be working for. I am satisfied with the professionalism of the facility and staff. My overall experience at Strayer was good. I learned alot and made connections with people from all different backgrounds.
I graduated , 12_18_2011. Untill two days ago , still getting Emails and phone calls telling me, that i have not register for the spring classes. I believe that is so bad for school being around for a long time , can not keep track of who graduated and, who still attending school.
This is the worst school EVER! They blatanly lie to your face, they are very unprofessional, The Dean talks to you on the speaker phone, I asked why do she do that? She said because she's typing, I asked have she heard of headset because you could clearly hear people conversating in the back ground which was causing her not to hear you so she asked me to talk louder???? WOW, really Dean. The she stated she needed to call me back, of course I didnt hear back from her. If you at all disagree with any decision they will completely give you the run around until you quit.
NOWWWWWWWWW you owe them this huge amount of money. One person in financial aid says you owe it to the school, another one says to student loans but no matter what you owe it to someone and they want it but still dont know who! Did I say they are very unprofessional at the Cobb County GA office. They are totally pass the buck type system operation. They are by far the worst education system in the world.
I have attended Strayer for 2 years and am Graduating this summer. The entire time I was with Strayer the instructors were for the most part not qualified.
For the expense (which I did not pay for myself)the education recieved was little to none. I am obtaining a B.S. from there with a 4.0. So as you see I am not complaining about paying, or about my grades. However, like the title stated this school is entirley unprofessional.
Most every semester I recieved a teacher who had zero expierience and they fired shortly after only to give us another non-expierienced teacher. The reason I have a 4.0 is not becuase I am a guiness allthough I would like to claim that to be so. It is becuase the teachers were inexpierienced and not knowledgeable about their class at all.
Well,not all there were a few really intelligent and professional one but they were to few to count in the overall scheme of things. I even went so far as to contact the president of Strayer regarding some of the lack of instruction I was recieving and he too blew me off.
Financial Aid is another matter entirley and it has yet to be solved, three months and waiting. They have a centralized FA office but a student cannot contact them directly and must go through the campus who like a chicken with their head cutt off will give you the run around until you give up. Which is where I am at. I do not need the money for classes and I have paid for books this far myself. So no worries.
I have heard some problems with degree confferral, I hope not to expierience them. However, let this be said prior to graduating I applied for a few jobs listing my upcoming B.S. and it was basically worth BS coming from Strayer. So save your money, time, and effort and go to a more affordable, reliable known institution.
I writing this to form a complaint that I have against the school. Back when I completed the course for my DRP course, I logged into my account and the grade that I saw posted said B-.
I came up to the school and went to talk with one of the Student Services reps and told that person that I had completed my last course and that I had come up to the school to pay for my graduation fees. She then sat at her desk and had me wait for about 15 minutes while she went through my account and then she said, "Yep, you are all completed!" Then she told me that the fee was 150.00 and this is the amount that I paid. She checked to see if my mailing address was correct and then told me that it would be 10 weeks before I would receive my degree in the mail.'
More than 10 weeks later, I called to check on my degree because I had not received it. I asked the person that I spoke to at that time if there was a problem. I was put on hold for about 20 minutes. Then that person came back and said everything was fine and that I would have to wait another 10 weeks to get my diploma in the mail. Another 10 weeks had past and I called to change my address and ask about my degree being mailed because I had changed jobs. I was then told that my degree was not conferred.
I was told that I made a C in another course and that the DRP course was not what I failed. I asked for this imformation to be confirmed but I have not heard anything back on that. When I spoke to you, you advised that I would receive a $1,000 scholarship, but I don't see where the funds posted to my account. I sent an email through the website to find out about these documents that are pending on my account and I was told that all the documents were submitted.
When I spoke to Ayoola, she had me to fax over a signed copy of my FASFA. I asked her to confirm that she had them and she said she did. But then someone e-mailed me and said that they didn't have the paperwork. I emailed them back and said that Ayoola had it and she then claimed that she never had that conversation with me- until I sent the emailed that I saved to her. Then it was "oh, sorry. I have them."
So I got hammered about the forms, but my financial aid is still not processed to my account. And these documents are still sitting on my account: one says Federal Student Loan Discharge (NSLDS)- Needed, and one that says Disbursement Hold Student Loans- Incomplete. And they are telling me that nothing else is needed!
I am absolutely, completed tired and disgusted at this point. I keep getting the run around about something that should not have happened in the first place! Do you know I have applied for several jobs with Strayer, and I put on my application that I had a degree in Education? How embarassing is that? Can you imagine what the person reviewing the resumes thought about my application? Not only that, I'm not sure if I'm in the right course. It is so very difficult for me to complete this course because here it is a year later and I have started other things in my life where taking this course does not fit. But I know I have to complete this course to get my degree. Not to mention the fact that if my job finds out, then I will loose it. I don't have time for the runaround that I'm receiving. And I'm not going to continue to just sit here and let this institution jerk me around.
I need to be told what I have to do to get my funds posted to my account because I can not afford to pay out of pocket. I need to know if I am taking the right course and if there is any other course I need to be taking because I'm not going to get to the end again to be told that I still don't have my degree
As a flight crew member, I do not have the time to take a traditional course at a brick-and-mortar school. I checked out a variety of online universities and choose Strayer based on their desire to see you succeed and the ease of the financial aide aspect of my education.
I find online learning easy to fit to my lifestyle and my degree will all me to make certain life changes in the future towards a more fulfilling life.
I have attended Strayer for two years now and am finishing my last semester. I am a working professional and have attended other schools as well. I chose Strayer because of its accessibilty and flexibility. Strayer has grown dramatically in its delivery of quality instruction and has just acquired one of the top MBA schools (Kellogg) in the nation.
You will learn alongside students from around the world and the professors are very supportive. They are also highly competent and I have personally been taught by Professors who have come from many tier 1 institutions such as GW, Georgetown and Princeton. Strayer's student services are sub-par and their tuition is very high. But overall, it is a good school.
If you are looking for a traditional "College experience," this is not for you, most students work and go to school. There is no "campus culture." However, if you want a degree with the same accreditation as GW or Georgetown, give them a shot.
Expensive and yet not known. Usually you expect tp pay more for something that is unique. Not Strayer. You pay more for something that is barely a blip on the radar around here.
Courses are few and far between and they are more than willing to help you change your degree plan once they are not offering classes in your degree plan.
The admissions people were not up-front about the cost and suddenly added a "technology" fee and glossed right over that.
Instructors are good, for the most part, but they change staff like most people change underwear! Really, I saw 3 different directors, 2 deans, and almost a complete staff changeover in only 8 months going there. What is up with that?
Finally, I told my boss I was going to Strayer and he said, and I quote, "Never heard of them. You'd be better off getting a usable degree from a known school than one of those kind of school." If my boss thinks like that, I'm sure others do, too.