Strayer University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (140)
Strayer initially seemed like a great place to gain an education but that soon changed. There recruiters are so interested in enrolling students that they forget to express requirements to receive employer discount. I attended for almost 2 years with receiving my discount because they require a verification every quarter but no one seems to explain this. After realizing the issue, I was advised I would receive all my income if I sent in verification. I sent in my pay stubs going back 2 years to learn that they would only retro pay me for 12 months. Then they changed there policies for financial aid and didn't advise students of all changes because they said only a small percentage of student were affected. Strayer in my opinion are money hungry and care more about making a $1 than the real needs of its students.
I was looking for a nontraditional school that worked with my schedule. Strayer has good and bad but the substance is the same as when i did traditional schooling. After both my degrees BA now Masters i feel just as prepared as every person i have interacted worth in my field of work I lived abroad prior starting back college and didn't know too much of the negative things floating around. I hear a lot about for profit vs not...things associated with money...to the customer service ...each student will have their own experience. For myself..customer service was good any questions i ask always got answered. Maybe location is instrumental. Not for profit vs profit is a huge debate ...in regards in where and how funds come in..and what is recording in the books as what. Teachers are just like every other teachers..some of good some sub par some excellent. Bottom line do I feel I was given the resources and obtained the knowledge needed to be successful in my career industry and the answer is yes. There will always be negativity but you have to figure what you are seeking and if it fits your life. I will be working on my doctoral next ...of course not at Strayer (no doctoral programs) and i am one in few who statistically go for an advance degree from Strayer but there are a few of us around. Good luck to whatever you choose ...yes you who is reading...pray on it or whatever is your thing...and rock it....
Stay away from it. Success coach knows less than you do, and never return your calls. Teachers can barely speak English, and will teach you nothing that is related to the class. The mostly important classes for your degree are only offered online, what's the point then? Oh if regret could kill someone, i would have been dead by now!!
Strayer University the worst school you could attend. They are not at all considerate with international students and their requirements. All they care about is money and that's it. They will try to get you into a program and make false promises and give you incorrect information.Once you are enrolled they will change everything around. Since I joined the school they have cut down on staff and I have seen people not staying their for long. I bet they deal poorly with the staff as they do with the students which can only explain the high turnover rate at the university. The student advisor I was assigned never gets back to me. They keep assigning me to different people because I assume they keep laying off employees or employees leave themselves. Classes are not up to the standard of a graduate program and I feel like I pay all this money for nothing. I basically have to sit by myself and read and understand. I would not recommend any one local or international to join this school. When you see the name Strayer run as far as you can.
All these positive reviews are phony. The staff puts this up to make a difference. This school is horrible the professors are nasty and rude. The elevators always getting stuck. Emails snd phone call never get returned.Dont go here stay away. The staff does not care about your future just there check.
Strayer University is an OK school to attend, especially if you need to work while you try to obtain a degree. It's a great way for adults to go back and get a higher education. Even for young adults it would not be a bad ideal to attend this University.
I have had minimal issues with this school from the beginning. I was not told that all my courses would not be counted because of the grade I received. Then I was five courses away and the Professor decided to not grade my work. I contact the professor, no reply. I contacted the counselor and she directed me to student affairs. Student Affairs said that I should come to them when I failed the class. I dropped the class because I cannot jeopardize my GPA for this professor, with his issues. This school will not tell you everything up front and will keep you their to pay money every semester. Don't go to this school.
Beware if you are a returning student from another college. At first they accept your past credits then after a couple of classes they approach you saying they have reviewed your transcripts again and that I needed more classes. More money for them. One reason I decided on Strayer was that they accepted more of my credits and to find out they wasn't going to accept some credits was a big disappointment. It delayed job raises and promotions, Also, some of my books were cut and pasted together, the index did not agree with the chapter page, which was noted by the professor and other students. No refund offered. The education I received was not remarkable. Also, get in writing if you drop/add. I was told I did so in time so as not to be charged, but guess what, the class was on my loan.
I decided to attend Strayer to pursue the MBA route. I have my undergraduate in Nursing but I always wanted to open up my own health agency. Strayer has been extremely helpful with allowing me to be flexible with the program considering my crazy nursing schedule. EVERYONE, that I have come in contact with from the Fredericksburg VA Campus has been extremely nice, approachable and very willing to help. The only reason why I did not give 5 stars for every category is because I currently work for the Department of Veterans Affairs and since my MBA is not related to the field of nursing, they refused to recognize the degree towards a promotion at this time. I am okay with this decision for now because my ultimate goal is to utilize the knowledge and resources I have received from Strayer University to eventually open my own business.
I just graduated from the MBA with concentration in project management program at Strayer University. My undergraduate studies were completed at a brick and mortar private college in NYC. Adjusting to taking online courses was difficult initially at Strayer University, but I opted to start off doing hybrid format until becoming more familiar with the learning modules. This MBA degree was worthwhile. Despite the negative reviews, I completed the program and will move on to pursue a Doctorate. Strayer University is Middle States accredited. If the school offered doctoral programs, I would attend. I received a promotion position within the first three months of getting the degree. Even now, I still get calls for other job offers. I'm originally from New York and like the fact that although I attended Strayer Campuses in the Washington, D.C. metro area, the campuses in New Jersey are close to New York. So, employers are considering my application along the East Coast. The many campuses and accreditation allows for students to be recognized by employers in various states. I will definitely recommend this school to other working professionals. The career services and Workforce Recruitment Program was also beneficial to my job search process.