Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (150)
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.
I have been enrolled at strayer for a little over a year now through the online campus. I have been very pleased with my experience. When I was originally getting enrolled they treated as a person not a possible sale. They took the time to actually talk with me and figure out if their school would even be a good fit for me as well as talked with me about what I want to do, not just what would seem like a good career choice.
Through the entire enrollment process they helped me step by step. I had never taken online courses and was nervous. Strayer did a great job at helping through the process of making sure I knew how to use all my resources, such as the free tutoring service.
The courses were challenging and the one time I had trouble with a professor my admissions officer helped me get in contact with the dean to resolve the issue. The only trip up I had was with my financial aid, in the beginning it was just fine, but then they changed the company who processes their financial aid. They were really good though at letting me know what was going on and always got back to me when I had inquired about any updates.
In all I have been very pleased with my experience. Of course there will be times where things don't go perfect, but that is with any school, which I have been to. As I stated the only hick up was with FA, but I am here to go to school and go through my courses not collect financial aid, and they always made it clear that even though there may be a delay from the government in getting funds that my courses were taken care of and would be as long as I maintained the requirements to do so.
Strayer hasn't been perfect, but I don't except perfection out of anything and they've done a great job at keeping me informed and as long as I've done my part they've done their part.
We are going into the 11th and final week of class and I have not received all of my financial aid. I have been taken on a wild trip only to be told that they are working to get funds for me. When I ask to speak to those who make the decisions in they tell me that they do not speak to students directly.
I am very frustrated with the way they have handled me this quarter. We I send emails they don't reply in a timely manner and when I leave voice mails they don't reply at all. They make it seem that I am a burden to them when they are the ones who are suppose to help the students. It is making it very hard to concentrate on my school work worrying about my financial aid issue.
I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY FINANCIAL AID AND WE ARE IN THE 9 WEEK OF SCHOOL. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU AS A STUDENT. INSTRUCTORS ARE AWFUL AS WELL. THEY DON'T EXPLAIN THE HOW TO DO THINGS IN THE CORRECT FORMAT. STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This school has been a great challenge for me and I believe a challenge is one thing that everyone needs in their life. I have been very happy attending this school because I work nights and this school provides me with the ability to get my studies done at my own availability at any time of the day. The textbooks get sent directly to your door and they have their own book store or you can order from someone else.
The administration and financial offices have great customer service. This school is awesome for the people that want ot further their education, but have a very busy life. I would definitely recommend this college to anyone that wants to help themselves to a great opportunity.
I was very disappointed with Strayer University. I am a professional and chose it predominately due to its online option. However, the school is deficient in so many areas from the over used curriculums to the unprofessional instructors and deans to the poor administration.
What I found most disappointing is the overused curriculum. It is so outdated that the assignments can be purchased online verbatim to what is required in the curriculum. And the school has reduced its administrative costs by not providing the instructors internet checks for plagiarism. The instructors give little to no instructions.
Grading of assignments only involved uploading the correct answers without any personal notes or suggestions for improvement. In one of my last classes the professor never entered my final grade into the online tool - blackboard. When I contacted him, he said not to worry he gave me an A. I told him I was more concerned with the evaluation of my work, and needed to know the scores for almost 30% of my assignments he was behind in grading. He said he no longer had the information and left it at that. I contacted the Dean and he said there was nothing he could do. To make matters worse, after the commencement, my transcript still had not been updated with the final grades so I had to contact the Dean again. It took almost a month for it to get corrected.
Providing negative input on my Alba Marta has the potential to diminish prospective employers’ views of my education, but I'd much rather suffer that than have another individual stumble on such a useless school with the assumption that they will get the education they are paying for. Strayer University gives online schools a bad reputation.
This school was one of my absolute favorites because they are flexible, took majority of my transferred credits and offered great courses for my field of study. However, the atmosphere is a bit too relaxed and the staff is not "straight up" with the students.
The Business Office/Financial Aid office is the ABSOLUTE worse! They are very nice, but no one really knows what's going on with Financial Aid. This quarter is about to end and I still haven't received my disbursement. I'm told that my application for FAFSA was ok, and I have my confirmation statement of funds for this school year from Strayer.
However, online it shows that my disbursement is being held for review...how long does it take to be reviewed? I've been getting the "run around" for the past four weeks from the manager in the Business Office. Is there someone else I can talk to before taking this matter to a higher official, perhaps the president of the school? How can I talk to those in the Central Financial Aid office besides the one at my home campus? HELP ME!
I earned my first Masters from Strayer in Education 2010. My first experience was a great one. I decided to go back and get a second Master in Human Resources. That's when things took a turn. Strayer placed me in wrong classes and now those classes don't count so now I have to retake the classes.
Secondly, my tuition has yet to be disbursed and I have not received my financial Aid check for my living expenses. Strayer has become extremely commercial and does not care about the students and the financial aid department is horrible. After this quarter I will officially retire from Strayer University and will not return. It has put a bad taste in my mouth.