Walden University Reviews - Education

2.93 out of 5 stars
(27 Reviews)
64% of 27 students said this degree improved their career prospects
52% of 27 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.6 out of 5 stars
J.Frank - 1/25/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"There is a lack of communication. I enjoyed the classes but when it comes to communication from other departments there is none. I am in my second class and I have yet to speak with someone in FA to explain my award letter or go over options with me. When asking live chat anything you will get many different versions about what is really going on. I work at a school but I heard so many good things about Walden so that is why i choose to attend here instead of my own University but I have yet to experience them. We pay too much to not be told about whats going on. COMMUNICATION IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!"
3.3 out of 5 stars
VMC - 11/28/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"More needed to be done to prepare doctoral students for the dissertation and/or doctoral project. No preparations or guidance for writing the dissertation/doctoral study was done in my program until the 7th semester. Universities such as Capella begin this process in the first or second quarter."
3.2 out of 5 stars
VMC - 6/18/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"My degree involved some great classes and I learned a lot, but the program was very regimented and a number of the courses were not sequenced properly. Most of my books were 7 years old. I had to supplement what I was learning with coursework from other universities because there was not enough variety in my program. The coursework did not prepare you well for the research and dissertation/doctoral study phase of your degree. Consequently, you are forced to spend additional time and money trying to setup a research study that you are not prepared for. I finally got a wonderful doctoral chair who helped me immensely, but the for profit motive of the school encourages the least amount of instructors for the highest amount of students (so she was very busy). Nonetheless, all but one of my instructors were good teachers who genuinely cared about the students they taught, but It was sad to see a student drop out of the program due to one horrible instructor who had an emotional IQ of 50. This teacher had a Ph.D. in education with little to no knowledge of how to teach others effectively."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Diane S - 5/4/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2020
"The advisor gave me bad information which cost me money. I requested a different one. I then was hospitalized and the new advisor had me submit paperwork for refund/withdraw. Did everything I was supposed to. I was told by advisor it was approved. The next thing I know I'm getting calls about owing tuition for the semester I had withdrawn. When they called I explained and they said I had to find the advisor and have them clear it up. The advisor was gone and they assigned the first advisor back to me. Then they turned it over to a collection agency. They promised refund and withdraw and now I have a collection on my credit report. Thank You Walden University., the only recommendation I will give is "Don't go to Walden." To all veterans, be careful they will give you bad info and then charge you."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Older guy - 2/16/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2020
"At first I was really intimidated by the lack of direction when it came to figuring out the system but once I had that, I was good to go. good instructors, good classwork and knowledge base, very few complaints. It is not easy, but if you keep at it, anything is possible. Some people are not suited to totally online studies, and I assume that is where the negative complaints come from. I, however, love the format and find it stimulating and refreshing to have this much freedom to do well. If you are serious about getting your degree, this is the place for you."
1.0 out of 5 stars
RB - 6/29/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"For those of you who were scammed by Walden, as well, there is an attorney's office handling student claims. The website http://www.waldenuniversitylawsuit.com/ has the details. So, if you, too, were conned by Walden, as many us have been, reach out to the attorney's office. Good luck to all of you!"
1.4 out of 5 stars
Wendy - 5/9/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"Walden University is corrupt. I started the program in March of 2010. Things went well until I finished the courses and began my dissertation. I faced the same problems many others have listed, changing committee members, long waits for revisions, long waits for the writing center, and committee members constantly making me completely changes things. This, of course, led to extreme debt, because Walden charges all the way through the dissertation process, over $5000. a quarter. In 2015, I was forced to withdraw. I have over 160,000. in student debt from this degree alone, and the saddest part is, I have no degree. I was informed by one of the faculty members who left, that I will probably not be able to transfer, because Walden's KAM system does not transfer well. I was an honor student on scholarship at two respected brick and mortar institutions for my bachelors and masters degree. Walden is all about corporate greed, and students all over the world suffer."
5.0 out of 5 stars
cj - 4/24/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"As an adult learner, especially through online learning, the individual needs self-motivation and have proactive behaviors for seeking help or answers. I have had an extremely positive experience with WU. Just like anything else in life, you get what you put in - I am very happy with my program and the end results."
1.0 out of 5 stars
RB - 12/20/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"Walden purposefully prolongs the dissertation phase simply for profit. My entire experience in the Ed.D. program was terrible. My first chair was hardly around, the 2nd committee member in that group missed tons of problems according to the URR. What was all that committee work for to have it rejected by the URR? Oh, yeah, so I would have to start the whole process over while paying more tuition. Also, the amount of other technical issues and lack of professionalism I dealt with would take forever to type out and it's an embarrassment that I ever put up with any of that at a supposed school, in the first place. When I called Walden out on being a scam, the guy pretending to be a Chief Academic Officer actually sent me someone else's transcripts, complete with that person's private information. Walden is a con and I hope we see criminal charges against Walden and Laureate officials."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2011
"I loved the ease of everything being online. I had a full time job, and was pregnant and then a new born while attending. The teachers will quick to answer any questions and very supportive. The other students were easily able to be reached as well."
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