The University of Arizona Global Campus Reviews

3.36 out of 5 stars
(686 Reviews)
69% of 686 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 686 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Kat Matt - 1/7/2021
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"VERY disappointed with this school! Very disorganized from the beginning, and no-one knows anything about you when you call. They drop you from your classes at any point, and you can't get back in until the next one starts. I was dropped in the 4th week for something ridiculous, and they would not put me back in, all that work lost!!!! That was the second time that had happened. Would def do your research on schools before you decide on this one!! Don't screw yourself with extra work that can be avoided. Wish I had picked different!! :("
2.9 out of 5 stars
Tamarsha Quick - 12/2/2020
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"I truly enjoy my education with the school, but now that it is coming to an end (I graduate 12/21/2020), I have been informed by the financial aid department that I owe $537.88 out of pocket (which includes graduation fee - which is fine). Mind you even though you may have received a loan, you do not receive any money from those loans, they go straight to your tuition (which again is fine). I am an (A -B+) student, have done well throughout my whole school year have not had an academic problem that would cause a problem with my financial Aid. I noticed throughout my time with Ashford that my financial aid account kept being adjusted, classed added that didn't start till months later, classes added that I had already taken. My awards letter disbursement amounts kept switching. I really took the cake because I had an amount of $1933.88 (which included fees for my last class and a balance), I was fine because I knew I had a disbursement coming on 12/01/20 for over $4000.00 that could cover the amount. Well low and behold three days later, I look at my account and see that a refund for Dirsub of $681.00 and a refund for Dirunsub in the amount of 866.00 was added to my account the total to $3480.88. I immediately contact FA and was informed that a refund had to be made because my credits were reduced due to me graduating this month and not February 2021, but my disbursement would cover the balance fine fine fine. Three days later low and behold I receive another awards letter showing my disbursement amount has been reducing and will not cover the balance, leaving me to have to pay $500 and something dollars out of pocket. I am very upset with the lack of communication between the FA staff and students......They need to do better, by keeping students aware of changes and not waiting until the last minute or before graduation."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Tory - 11/21/2020
Graduation Year: 2024
"The courses can be tough, but that's to be expected, especially when you're being prepared for the real world. I've had excellent instructors, two of which would reach out to me when they saw that I was behind. I'm only on my fourth class, but I think I bit off more than I can chew with the program I chose. It's interesting, but too overwhelming for me. Add in issues (health, mental health, and technical), and I just can't keep up. That's on me though. My issue with the school is my academic advisor. She doesn't reach out to me until I'm close to being dropped, and even then it's not that often. Now that I've been dropped, she wants to get in touch with me about re-entry. Why not reach out sooner, BEFORE I get close to that point?? Or someone, anyone, reach out!? Other than the issue with her, I haven't had any problems. I'll be going to another school since the program I was in is too much for me and they don't offer anything else I'm interested in. Just like with any other school, research, research, and research some more (the school and your chosen degree) then see if you think this is the right one for you before committing."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Pre2020 - 11/3/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2025
"The school structure definitely needs some work. I had one of the worst experiences just with registration at this school. I was paired up with an academic advisor who made the process even worst. As a mother of 3 kids I couldn't stay on the phone for hours end to chat about the process when she could of simply had me do the paperwork. She wouldn't move my start date until she talked to me about it even though I went and spoke to her manager on the phone and sent several emails. I didn't feel comforable starting when my aid hasn't went through yet or my transcripts. Our timezones and schedules were very conflicting. But I do believe in blessings because of this issue i researched other schools I ended up going to Grand Canyon. They're running a scholarship program to make my tuition more affordable also the degree program is alot better for what my career goals are. I decided a bachelor in arts isn't for me I would rather have a bachelor in science in psychology with a focus on mental health. They're not the only school that does one class at a time. Grand Canyon also offers 1 class at a time as well, with options to move up after a few classes. They're soon merging into University of Arizona so I don't know how this will impact the school. So definitely do some researching before going to Ashford University."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Ashford regret - 10/8/2020
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2024
"Enrollment talked a good talk to get me enrolled. The first 3 classes you take are basically useless and intended to get as much money from you as they can before you figure out that you will actually be teaching yourself. Assignment instructions are often vague and if you make mistakes or errors on your assignment, you wont be able to revise and resubmit for any better of a grade. Instructors will mark down points but not actually tell you what you did wrong other than say something like "formatting was incorrect", but not tell you how you were supposed to have formatted. I was marked down for formatting in 2 classes before getting to the 3rd class and finally being informed as part of the curriculum that APA formatting was required for all assignments. This happens over and over. You do an assignment on your best guess as to what they want and then a week or two or a class or two later, there's a link or a video that explains what you were supposed to have done previously. Most of the videos are extremely vague anyway and are more of a sales pitch for why to do the assignment rather than how to do it. My Husband has a Masters degree and looked over the course content and method of "teaching" and told me to withdraw because there's no academic value in it."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Josh T - 9/30/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"Spent 2 years here did not graduate. Support staff is the worst you will ever see, education is middling at best. Transferred to SNHU had no issues and am extremely pleased with the service and education from them. Just trying to get my transcripts sent for graduate school, has cost over 3 hours of endlessly going back and forth between tech support and admissions, each one saying they can't do anything and I need to speak with the other. Now the admissions office is closed and tech support says I will need contact them in the morning and I still don't have my transcripts."
4.4 out of 5 stars
J Hoang - 9/25/2020
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am a mother of four and work full-time. Ashford's structure for my Master's allowed me to complete the program in a reasonable time and still have time for my family. I worked and studied hard throughout, and maintained a 4.0. It meant a lot of late nights and working on the weekends, but it was manageable. My academic advisor and professors were easily accessible. I used student loans, as my company did not offer direct reimbursement to the university. Financial aid was very smooth and I had no issues at all with the process (though filling out the FAFSA is always a pain). I was treated with courtesy and respect, and I felt like they cared about my success in completing the program. There are, most definitely, cheaper programs out there. For me, though, the structure, convenience, and efficiency of completion were well worth the cost. Before you select a program, do your research and consider all of the factors involved."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Ashford university - 5/9/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"Just know you will fail at least one course a year, so you have to retake/pay more. I "failed" a course, saved the work, took course again, turned in same work and got an A+. Also 3 credits shy of my Masters because I couldn't pay 40 for a quiz, so I failed the class. They would not work with me to pay later or make payments since i was out of work. Refused to repay for another class, so left with 3 credits to go and over 100,000 in school debt."
1.9 out of 5 stars
James - 4/16/2020
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2020
"Ashford represents itself as a "military friendly" school. This is not an accurate statement. There are several pitfalls that military students need to be aware of. Finances / Veteran Benefits: 1.) Financial services will not verify your GI Bill benefit level. If you are not 100% on your Post 9/11, you will have a very difficult time maintaining an accurate student ledger. This ended up leaving me with a $5,000 balance due that was slapped on at the end of my degree and left my unable to take my last class to graduate for over a year. 2.) You will get VA debt issues due to Ashford's inaccurate billing and claims practices. They will credit your account, then pull funding because they had already submitted it prior, and you will be left holding the bag with the VA. 3.) They are not a Yellow Ribbon Schoo. If you are 100% on your Post 9/11, you're leaving a lot of money on the table by going to a school that didn't meet this requirement. Don't sell yourself short on your benefits, go somewhere that actually offers full benefit usage. Academic Support: You will be assigned an advisor, who works in a call center. The advising experience is very similar to trying to deal with a "car warranty" salesman. Information is constantly conflicting between departments, and there is no oversight or accountability. You'll be told one thing, only to have it change the next time you call in. Getting things in writing does little to help actually resolve issues. Also, you are not allowed to speak to department Dean';s or senior school leadership when you have an issue. The Dean and President's offices of the school do not publish contact information, and the call center will not allow you to write concerns to these school officials. You end up feeling like you're dealing with the IRS instead of a university. Advisors: Your advisor will likely change several times during your academic experience with no notification. You'll just happen to see a different name pop up on your student dashboard. When you call, your advisor will have no idea what you've worked on with the previous advisor. It feels a lot like getting transferred between call center reps."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Shakeira - 3/9/2020
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2021
"Where do I even start ?! I was really excited to start classes! Once classes began, I did four weeks worth of work to only find out that I was removed from the school and had to start over due to a miscommunication mishap. I’ve never met a school that had staff members not be so attentive to online students! This school!.. I Would rate it zero stars if I had the chance to because (1) I feel like the staff is very unprofessional. (2) They do not call to check and to make sure that everything is set to even feel comfortable as a student . Its just always a surprise! This school is BS!"