The University of Arizona Global Campus Reviews

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70% of 682 students said this degree improved their career prospects
68% of 682 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Chris Barnhill
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"They transitioned from Ashford University to The University of Arizona "global campus", and had no idea what they're doing. I had a "hold" and they didn't know why. I ended up failing a course because I couldn't log into my class to submit my final paper which was 30% of my overall grade. A "D" in college is an F so I got to redo my course and pay for it. It's a total sham and student services is no help and has no idea what's going on. If I could go back I'd tell myself this place is not worth it. Keep looking, or invest your money somewhere else. Because going back to school at 40 yrs old and having to go through all that BS is for kids that don't have a life an family to provide for. Paying an extra $1800 for no reason, it's so maddening."
lavon Rosenbaum
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2021
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I have enjoyed attending Ashford's online campus. I enrolled for my B.S. in Early Childhood Education in 2017 and graduated 10/2020. After graduating and the experience I had at Ashford, I decided to re-enroll for my M.A. in Special Education, and so far, I am happy I did. I will be graduating with my master's on 8/21. After attending Ashford, I feel very confident in seeking a new career in education. All of my professors were excellent and very helpful throughout my entire education—outstanding online school. Be prepared to work hard and do your part with your teacher's support and all the resources they have to offer; you will succeed. I would highly recommend the school to my friends and family."
sean n
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2021
  • Degree: Finance
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"This school is a bit different from a traditional classrom. Professors will not hold your hand. It is a lot of self study, self direction and self motivation. And reading, reading, reading. If this is not your style of learning, then enroll somewhere else. I personally am almost done with my Masters and I got a lot out of it. The curriculum and reading covered a broad base of knowledge."
Jamie Campa
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2021
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I chose this school because it was 100% paid for by the company I work for and it took exactly 23 months for me to graduate. Below are a few things to consider: -Advisors will not hold your hand and walk you through the start of each class. If you reach out they are definitely helpful and respond quickly. -The work is easy as long as you put in the time and effort. One class every fives weeks expect roughly 10-15 hours a week of homework/ dedication. -Professor assistance if 50/50. Some go out of their way to help and others say call IT or use your tutoring resources. I asked for clarification on an assignment and one professor copied and pasted the original requirements with out further explanation. -If you are independent and don’t care to engage with other students or professors and simply looking to get the work done and get it done well than the school is a good fit. - During COVID professors were understanding if you reached out and just let them know your struggling emotionally/ mentally and they are more than willing to accommodate."
Kat Matt
  • Reviewed: 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!! :("
Tamarsha Quick
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2020
  • Degree:
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
Ashford regret
  • Reviewed: 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."
Josh T
  • Reviewed: 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."
J Hoang
  • Reviewed: 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."
Ashford university
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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!"
Catherine Green Ellis
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2020
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I entered Ashford Feb 2018 taking educational courses to obtain my Bachelor's degree in Education. I completed my program with high honors Oct 2019. Every time I inquired about taking courses pertaining to my content area I was rerouted to someone else, but was never answered. August of 2019 I received an email from academic advisor with an after graduation action plan. As I went through the action plan it kept rerouting me to other schools to obtain my licensing. When I finally spoke to someone about my degree and licensing, I was told I have to get an alternative license from the state I live in. It's now four months after my graduation I am told have to go back to another school in my state to obtain another 32 hours to get an alternative teachers license. This was a complete waste of my time and money. I was told today, Feb 11, 2020, that none of their degrees lead to licensing, that they lead to alternatives to licensing. THIS SCHOOL IS FRAUDULENT. IF YOU ARE TRYING TO OBTAIN A DEGREE WHERE YOU NEED LICENSING, THIS IS NOT THE SCHOOL FOR YOU. Disappointed Student, Catherine Green Ellis"
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2024
"This school is awful! Let just start by stressing the cost for credits! They are a rip off.... I am paying half the cost at another university for better education. They act like they care yet every time I called regarding my back financial aide they said I wasn’t able to get it because I owed 1300 for failing a class which is fine but they charged me and took that from my credit refund so it didn’t make any sense why I still had a balance. So they sent it to collections and I withdrew from the university immediately. It’s rather upsetting that I pid $300 on this bill just to find out that they had no intentions on reimbursing it in the first place like they ensured me that they would. Anyways it’s a confusing story but the moral of the story is they took 300 from pocket plus they kept 1300 out of my credit refund. And on top of that sent a bill to collections stating that I owed them 1300!!!!!! Sad excuse for a school and shame shame shame for ripping off people like that!"
Linda Nguyen
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2020
  • Degree: Finance
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"I was shocked at all the negative reviews for the University. Mostly about billing and debt. I was never one to focus too much on reviews because there's so many good and bad reviews that would confuse me. Glad I didn't. I have a 20% discount through a business relationship Ashford has with my employer, as well as waiving the tech and book fees. Which I am blessed and so grateful for, but even if I did not have this, it would be okay. These bad reviews need to realize that degrees cost money, it could cost a fortune. There are people that end up in debt for decades because of student loans. That is normal, that is why scholarships and grants were created. There are cheaper school options! Go there instead. My experience at Ashford so far has been pleasant. The process was simple. They even reimbursed me the amount my old college was charging for my transcript. It is 'easy to manage' classes and workload if you have proper discipline. I have maintained 4.0 GPA."
Bridget Mitchell
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2020
  • Degree: History
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I can't say enough positive things about Ashford. My daughter convinced me to apply in the Summer of 2017 because she had graduated, from Ashford,with her Bachelor's. Upon my first contact to the end, I had always been treated with respect. My academic advisor and instructors were top notch. I had a bad flu before starting one of my courses and I knew that I would not be able to concentrate. My AA helped me fill out an academic leave form so that I could start the class later. I really appreciated her for that service. Online education is not for the undisciplined. The work is quality and hard. If you don't like to write papers, then maybe you should attempt to do online education. I graduated Magna Cum Laude on October 13, 2019, made the Dean's list every term, and was in the honor society. Ashford University was the best experience in education for this non-traditional student, and now alumni."
Romina Mallea
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2019
  • Degree: Human Resources
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"At first, Ashford seems like the perfect school. The admissions people are friendly and make the whole process so simple. The platform online is easy to use, though a bit glitchy, but easy to over look. They provide you with free Microsoft Office and Grammarly. Where they fell short with me is when the enrollment advisor, Ana Monroy, dropped the ball big time. She failed to submit the form that SHE had me fill out that would apply my 20% off tuition discount from my employer. On top of that, the $115 and $95 fees were to be waived as part of the corporate partnership they had with Ashford. These didn't get applied until just last week. That's almost 6 months after I started my FIRST class. This might not sound like a huge deal, but it snowballed into student debt that screwed me. See, if everything had gone the way it should have, the discounts would have been applied for the 4 classes of the term, plus my grant and student loans, my balance with Ashford would have been $90. I would've paid that and I would be at $0 and I could then submit my tuition reimbursement to my employer to help pay off those loans, that's just over $3,400, I was eligible for up to $5,200. Fast forward to now, I no longer work for said employer, so now because of Ashford's huge screw up I have some very unplanned debt, slowly accruing interest. The icing on the cake was 2 months in when I tried to talk to my advisor, Nicholas Schleicher, and the person in charge of the corporate discount disbursement, made me feel like I was crazy and that I needed to submit this form. I humored them and did it. It got declined because I wasn't eligible. Once they finally figured it all out, it took them almost 4 months to backdate everything and fix their mistake. I have officially de-enrolled from Ashford as I have learned they are not trust worthy. I do not recommend them. If you're considering Ashford, please be very very cautious and be persistent or you'll get no where. If I had just accepted the declination of discounts, I would be in a bigger hole. The amount of stress it caused is immeasurable. The way it affected me at work, was the worst, my boss saw me bawling after I finally told him why I haven't been myself that week. Now because of all this, my ex employer can't/won't honor my reimbursement. In summary, Ashford University sucks. They just suck."
Tamara Pacheco
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Ashford University was a fantastic school option. As a military member, Ashford University was able to be flexible with my schedule, able to accept my Tuition Assistance, as well as offered military grants and support networks for veterans. They offer accelerated classes, only five weeks long. This made achieving my bachelor's quicker, easier, and overall great experience. The advisors were fantastic and very knowledgeable. I have no complaints about any of the professors. Every professor was knowledgeable in the course they were teaching, very helpful, accommodating, and easily reachable. I was able to contact my instructors easily and always received a timely, respectful, and helpful response. Since leaving Ashford, the university has been active in trying to recruit me to further my education, they have been very active in notifying me of scholarship and grant options, as well as enabling networking and connecting. Although all my courses were online, I feel such a sense of community and connectedness with my peers. I feel prepared and excited to take on the next step of my career and begin utilizing the information I learned from Ashford University and its staff. Although I did not choose to continue my education with Ashford, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to further their education and gain knowledge in any field. Especially those in the Armed Forces, as Ashford will go above and beyond to ensure you can receive a proper education and skill by the time you complete your degree. I feel better prepared to take on my next step in my education because of Ashford University."