Walden University Reviews

  • 612 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
54% of 612 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 612 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 10/11/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"They make it very hard to get a preceptor. They do not help and have so many hoops to jump through for preceptors they get annoyed and change their mind.When I say they don't help find a preceptor, I mean at all. You will have to pay for a preceptor through companies online that are very expensive.. Also, they promote the program as 2 years. That is if you go straight through and take the maximum classes each term."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
"Walden is the WORST institution you can attend! Am not saying this from sour grapes or because I have stored up bile against them. They are COLD, CALLOUS and UNHELPFUL. The counsellor is rude, unempathetic, unsympathetic and just DO NOT CARE! Being black is not a reason to attend this school. It is anything but for black people. Do not take my word for it. I promise you will regret it!"
Kiah S.
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2021
  • Degree: School Counseling
"This is the worst institution of higher learning, I have ever attended. They are only concerned with money and inflated numbers. Their professors don't even post lectures for the online classes. You literally just read and write a post, and respond to two others or write some nonsensical paper. I am one semester away from my field experience and am seriously considering transferring out of this joke of a school. They are under new ownership and have paused all incoming financial aid, so I was supposed to have my student refund already, and they have no timeframe when they will disburse my loans. Despise this school."
Peggy Smith
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2021
  • Degree: Education
"A year of my life was taken for a degree that did not expand the knowledge I already had within my profession. The lack of technical support was awful and after spending 4 months with them to fix my account, nothing changed. I finished my degree on my cell phone!!!! After graduating with honors, no diploma has been received. The university does not have one HUMAN person you can speak to about graduation, only an email that they never respond to. I would never recommend this university to anyone!!!"
Charlotte K.
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would absolutely do everything you can to stay away from this school. It is the definition of a degree mill. They do NOT care about you. They do NOT care about your degree. They care about numbers and money. It is a MAJOR waste for those with military benefits. Those using chapter 33 should especially stay away from them AND their tempo based learning. You do NOT get your BAH every month. They send you $200 for 3 months because of the way they enroll you. So they waste months and months of your benefits for 3 months worth of course work. While tempo based seems legit (you can get as much done as you want in 3 months) it isn't all that. Their teachers (especially public health) will IGNORE you for days on end if you are moving too quickly. They design the tests VERY poorly. I have argued with the school about a test I keep failing repeatedly. I have shown them where in the reading the answer is right, but the useless teacher refuses to acknowledge me or my correct answer. Do yourself a favor... stay AWAY. I promise the other poor reviews are accurate. This is a DEGREE MILL. They make you take BS classes to fulfill your degree requirements. I was previously enrolled in my MSN program but decided to take a step back with COVID and working. I went back to finish up my bachelors and suddenly I had to take 3 or 4 additional GENERAL EDUCATION classes... Tell me how that makes ANY sense! The course work is DRY. You don't learn ANYTHING. It is nauseating how many papers they have you write for a basic nutrition class. It just isn't worth it. I learned way more at my community college and nursing college then I did with this online BS "institution". You waste time and money. It is also bait click to get you in... promises to complete your degree within 6-9 months if tempo based, when in reality the professors wont allow you to. They will slow you down by refusing to open competencies and responding to you when you have questions or discussion board requirements. A TOTAL lie and sham. DO. NOT. WASTE. YOUR. TIME."
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2021
  • Degree: Public Policy
"I will recommend Walden University to everyone who want to combine a balanced work, education and family life style. With the flexibility of course schedule and unmatched Walden University support, Walden University has been able to achieve this milestone by providing students with all the support to they need so that they can complete the degree successfully."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2021
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Everyone at Walden University was very nice and they cared about the students. They were there to assist students to have a pleasant and successful journey. If your looking for a university to belong to then Walden University is the place to be. I wish I had started my doctoral program there in the beginning."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Walden is not a university that is student-centered. Working through the coursework is straightforward. The majority of the instructors have been there too long and too comfortable with the 'job'. You will find that most of the instructors have general overall feedback to your work (i.e., form and style could be better, you are on the right path, this section does not map to the rubric). You are teaching yourself 100%. Once you have completed the coursework for your degree, then the non-existent mentorship and committee work is where they prolong your thesis or dissertation. Your goals to have a true mentor to walk you through the process with frequent communication to complete your final project is NONEXISTENT. You could take change your competing priorities and dedicate 100% of your time to the final project and it will not be enough because you MAY have a section approved within 8 weeks and moving on to the next is not their structure. Now you are at this critical point in your education and you have no way out? You are not going to start another program. Do yourself a big favor and find yourself a university that is consistent in its outcomes where there is a bonafide mentorship through your dissertation and an alignment between you, the university professors, and the review committee to achieve the end goal."
Dr. Nick Mawani, DrPH, MPH
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2021
  • Degree: Public Health
"Excellent university! Great learning from qualified faculty within an enabling environment. Fellow scholar-practitioners were from diverse countries, cultures, and backgrounds. Walden University is indeed student-centered with one clear focus - support student learning by providing active staff engaged in relevant capacity building for scholarly academic learning designed to help students succeed. For example, excellent librarians, writing center, current APA support, and statistics courses to augment program courses. Furthermore, CEPH accreditation brought credibility to my Doctor of Public Health degree. Thank you, Walden University for guiding me into being an evidence-based scholar-practitioner in my quest to improve the quality of life of the people I serve, and achieving positive social impact at personal, family, community, country, and global levels! I highly recommend Walden University to new students who want to graduate from the world's largest online higher education university with accreditations recognized worldwide."
Chazzarae Young
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2021
  • Degree: Social Work
"To those of you men and women who are reading this review, I want you to know that dreams really do come true as long as you stay confident and persevere in any situation. I graduated from Walden this past February of 2021 after attending the Barbara Solomon School for Masters of Social Work online program since November of 2017. It is with great pleasure that I inform you all that I have been hired within my current public school district as a Special Education Social Worker, adding about another $30,000 to my yearly income. Also, another goal I would like to achieve in the near future is to determine whether I want to go back for my Doctorate in Social Work as well as take courses in Early Childhood Education. Just like life, education is what you make it and it is true that it does not have to be about the degrees earned but the processed it took for you to obtain that degree. Sincerely, Chazz Young, MSW"
Prisca Jack
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2021
  • Degree: Education
"For the most part, My experience was extremely professional and rewarding. The timely responses of my professors improved my ability to produce improved responses to my assignments. Despite my family and financial challenges, I was able to endure to the end with the full support of the financial team and most importantly for me most of my professors. My time at Walden University will always remain etched in my mind as my most rewarding experience."
Sharon Dixson
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2021
  • Degree: Education Administration
"Walden University is an Amazing institution! I began my doctororal degree February 2018 and earned my degree January 2021. The academic staff were great, the advisor made sure I stayed on track with my classes to ensure I was meeting my goal. The workload of the classes were sufficient, although I waited some days until the last minute, it was manageable. The best part of my experience was getting to work with my Chairman, Dr. Peter Kirikiadis. Dr. Peter, encouraged, motivated, pushed, and inspired me to work hard for myself. This was the greatest moment in my life knowing that I was earning this prestigious degree on my own and when it was all over I will be able to look back and say "I did that". Thank you Walden University for allowing me to be a part of The Graduating Class of 2021."
Caroline Wendy Narine
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2021
  • Degree: Education
"The completion of my doctoral degree at Walden was a huge learning curve for me. I did not expect such a comprehensive package of courses. They were relevant to my specific area of study and scaffolded the research process. By the end of the doctoral journey, my competence was not limited to one research method but I graduated with expertise in all. The high quality and commitment of the instructors was exceptional. As an international student, the prompt and detailed feedback from my committee was greatly appreciated allowing me to complete within a financially manageable period. For the first time in my career, I focused on social change in education and now I am carrying that torch. Thank you Walden for a doctoral journey which has allowed me the opportunity to take my research efforts globally."
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2021
  • Degree: Education
"I enjoyed learning at Walden. Although it was not a walk in the park combining work and accelerated studies, but everything has been made such that students have access to quality learning materials and most especially great instructors. I loved it."
Darnelle Celestine
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2021
  • Degree: Education
"I would recommend Walden University to anyone who wants to study while working. The course content is relevant and their commitment to promoting social change adds value to the experience. I can personally attest to the support from faculty, advisors, library - every arm of the organization. Well worth it!!"
Leria Joy McKenzie
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2021
  • Degree: Education
"Doing my doctoral degree at Walden University was a great experience. The quality of instruction was first class even though I did not realize it until I graduated and began helping my peers who were working on their doctoral dissertations and Masters' research. Being a Walden graduate also opened doors of opportunities that I never anticipated, such as presenting at international conferences and getting lucrative job offers. I'm glad I chose Walden over the various other universities that I reviewed in my search for a tertiary institution to do my doctorate."
Evelyn Mangin
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2021
  • Degree: Public Policy
"I began my Ph.D. journey at Walden University (Walden) in 2017 and was unsure about attending an online school and the quality of education. Walden provided continuous technical and excellent pedagogy support. I became quickly acclimated to the online environment. The resources at Walden are endless and include me using the library, the writing center, the research center, methodology appointments, the availability to chat online, speaking directly on the phone with librarians, writing coaches, and professors in my field of study, and in a timely manner. The course work and dissertation were challenging but prepared me for my profession and taught me how to research, critically think, write, and apply my knowledge. My dissertation chair and committee members were there with me every step of the way. I am excited that I can now share my academic experience with co-workers and the public. I highly recommend Walden and the numerous degree programs at this academy."
Ava M
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2021
  • Degree: Counseling
"I can’t even believe this “school” is allowed to operate the way that it does. Their formatting online and portal are from the 1970’s. They hold onto your financial aid for months. Don’t go here. They still owe me money and every time I call, I receive some kind of excuse. This is so weird and the worst “college” I’ve attended."
Sophelia Kelly
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2021
  • Degree: Human Services
"I am currently a PhD candidate at Walden University. I am at the proposal review stage. I won’t recommend this university to anyone. Run like Forrest Gump from this school. For the most part, I had to trash myself due to little support from professors. I earned a master’s degree at this university while trying to earn my PhD. Worst academic experience ever. The dissertation process is designed to slow down even the best of students. It is all about the money when you run out they will throw you away like trash. The dissertation process is backwards and redundant. The chairs sit on a judgment seat and boast about having autonomy. Unnecessary revision and lazy professors. Run fast from this university!"
Hanna Brunette
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2021
  • Degree: MBA
"MBA was very educational and worth it. My down moment was actually at the beginning of the program, because it was my first time attending an online school, so finding where the prof' s instructions were located was a big deal for me. Even though I passed the orientation:) . Apart from that it was a Smooth sale after. All the instructor's answered all my questions at any time."