Walden University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (424)
I have read some posts about the financial aid office at Walden and they are true, They are awful and I expressed that in my last student survey. I also do not agree with the Residency you are required to take that cost you in addition to your tuition $1375.00 and if there is not one close by then you have to fly and book a hotel while your there which is additional money, and it is all for nothing. I went to one and I did not learn anything new, or anything that could have been taught online. Just another way for this university to suck money out of people seeking their doctorate. The teaching staff at Walden is good, really have not had a problem with them and the subject your taking for whatever semester always has good reference material, good amount of time to answer discussions, and turn in papers.
This school requires a commitment to be organized and self-responsible. You HAVE to own your assigned reading, discussion posts, responses, make sure you meet the grading rubric requirements, actively participate, stay on top of your schedule and your financial aid. If your education is not a top priority-or you lack strong self discipline-this is not the school for you. Im half way through my MSN degree with this university and have a 4.0 GPA. It has not been easy. Ive had incredible instructors who respond to me quickly, Im automatically enrolled in my next class so I don't miss deadlines to register, and I have had absolutely NO issues with financial aid. I have even received a scholarship every single semester. I have 9 classes left and Im taking them one class at a time so that my grades don't suffer. I order my books from a different website to save money. I am literally earning my Masters Degree in my pajamas at my kitchen table. I will have 4 semesters which require clinical and have already contacted multiple sites who have agreed to allow me to complete these clinicals with them. You HAVE to do your own leg work. Anything worth having is worth working for. This is for me. I alone can do the work.
So far I have no complaints about this university at all. I graduate in may, and all of my classes have run smoothly and communication with any teachers, advisors, financial aid people has been ok. The classes are challenging and most professors have been great, except one, but you can't expect all of them to be the same or great. People are individuals and have different ways of dealing with stuff. If you are someone who can handle dealing with multiple types of people and situations you should have no problems.
Excellent program with caring faculty who had lots of experience in the field. While not easy, I learned a lot that I could apply to my work in local govt. Great resources provided to students like the library. Great investment for me so I would recommend
Great faculty but dissertation process is too long and confusing. Department chair useless in dealing with issues I was having with one committee member. Program is easy compared to brick and mortar universities and many who graduate cannot get full time professor jobs due to its horrible reputation.
I want to announce that I graduated in 2016 with my BSN from Walden University. The entire course was challenging. I have learned a lot about research. Also, the classes compelled me to critically think. The most enjoyable thing that I enjoyed with online learning was that I was able to attend school at my kitchen table in my pajamas.
I have to emphasize that my negative remark is unfortunate . The culture of the office of Financial Aid at Walden University ( culture of disorganization and miss-information ) will jeopardize your academic efforts . The customer service is not as good as it should be (crew members do not enforce any written policies ) it is all about ripping you . On the academic front I have nothing bad to say , the teachings , the materials are excellent and they offer great degrees . Be on top of your academic adviser IF YOU ARE RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID ,BE CAUTIOUS . THEIR OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID DEPARTMENT DOES NOT COMMUNICATE WELL OR AT ALL .
I only deal with them because I am a U.S. Resident/Caribbean Medical Student. I don't have many issues with the scholarly aspects/instructors of the courses. My issues lie in their other staff. As a Caribbean Medical Student I should have received 25% off my entire 2 year tuition. I didn't realize I didn't receive it until my last course in the program. Well, no one has contacted me and it has been over 2 months of contacting almost every department there, bursar, financial aid, academic advising, enrollment advising, ombuds office, etc., they just refuse to address the issue. So silly me, I began a second program with them, won't be for too long either, because after that situation and now what they've recently done to me. They put my course start date as 08/28/17, when my class actually began 09/05/17, which flagged my account for non-participation and held up my financial aid disbursement and subsequently my refund. Now, my refund wait period is now a week late. They refuse to expedite my refund even though it was clearly an error on their part. The lady I was speaking with regarding the issue, put me on "hold", so I was "holding" for a few minutes while she went to speak with her supervisor, when they disconnected the call, basically hung up on me. So if you run into problems at this school just know you'll have zero help
Y. s**** as a college prof. She really should be fired, and removed from Walen University, as a prof she lacks communicating with students and acts like a no it all... fire her or students will really leave the school because she sucks. She really has a bad attitude, and acts really stupid. please get rid of this h****