Walden University Reviews - Information Technology

1.44 out of 5 stars
(11 Reviews)
0% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
0% of 11 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Unknown - 6/6/2018
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I had to drop off my children this summer by bus, due to mishap with the airlines. It took me five days to get up there, and will take me that amount of time to get back. When I contacted the instructor, all he could say was the assignment was easy, and I should be able to do it. The program director was contacted, and literally had the same thing to say; my instructor tried to work with me; regarding the assignment. I should obey policy, even though I asked for extension ahead of time. In addition, some of the instructors do not care about the students; nor about the students personal affairs. They only care about getting paid from you."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Polly Melon - 5/12/2018
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am still currently taking classes at Walden University. The classes are back dated. One class I took was created back in 2011. One of the books was created back in 2010. Also, the advisers do contradict one another. So, if you talk to another adviser in your area, the do not say the same thing. You have to make an appointment with advisers. I had to make mine weeks in advance. I went to another University, called them in that day and they called me back within hours. Blackboard and the CRM do not sync. A class that is dropped will still show up in Blackboard. The residencies are very expensive. There is a cost to adding just a residency to your class list. Then you have to pay for the room and food. As far as positives, teachers got back to me within a day by email. Grades were turned back to me three days after I turned in my homework. They provided feedback that did assist me to improve my homework assignments. All the teachers responded promptly to discussion boards."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Choose another School - 9/5/2017
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"It is unfortunate I write this review, Walden University has some good people but for the DIT program I would not attempt to enter. On several occasions my schedule changed due to the program changing and transfer credits I once received are no longer valid. For those looking to improve your educational experience I recommend you seek higher learning opportunities elsewhere. Walden does not care about the students they only care about their money and getting students to take more classes. No one has graduated under the DIT program and that is a problem considering the program keeps changing to ensure no one graduates. Their is some sort of scheme going on!"
1.3 out of 5 stars
Jme - 2/13/2017
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018
"The absolute worst college experience ever, especially with financial aid and the FAM department. Teachers are ok, seemed well prepared. Already had a college degree, looking to add to my expertise, but the admin staff id's the most unprofessional and unkind I have every dealt with at any institution, our business for that matter. You'd better hope you don't have a problem with your financial aid going through, or you're going to be lead down a path of lies and manipulation that's end up getting you in the end, literally. The Clinton's have a vested interest in this university, so do your homework on them and this sorry excuse of a school before making an important decision."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sathyan Kuppuswamy - 1/28/2017
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2006
"I completed my masters in computer science in 2006. I was studying in NTU (National Technological University) when Walden took over NTU. Recently, I had applied for a new job and provided my education credentials to my prospective employer. When they did the background check, they contacted Walden to verify my degree. Walden had told them that I took some courses, but didn't complete my degree. Before this happened, I had already quit my current job, because everything else was fine and I didn't even remotely think that Walden would not verify my degree. I had the paper copy of the degree with me, all the tuition fee receipts for every course, the commencement book that shows my name as one of the students that completed the degree. I shared all this with my prospective employer, but they wanted (and rightly so) the verification to come from the university. The prospective employer pretty much pulled the plug on my offer since Walden told them I didn't finish the degree. You can only imagine the amount of stress this caused. With a family to take care, no income, no health insurance, no job and already vacated the current house and basically no place to go. I called Walden and pleaded with them to look into this issue quickly. Of course, there was no urgency on their part....zero understanding. They said some one else had to look into it and it may take up to 2 weeks. I called them several times and pleaded, begged, cried, shouted......but not much impact. In the mean time, my prospective employer asked if I had lied on my application and if so, they said I can correct it now, but that they cannot guarantee an offer. I told them that I didn't want to change anything....everything that I wrote in the application was the truth to the best of my knowledge. And that Walden was still looking into it. Eventually, the HR from the prospective employer was able to get in touch with Walden and looks like Walden finally confirmed that I had received the degree. And they finally hired me. This is what happens with for profit universities, especially the online ones. Zero regard for students. I'm thinking that Walden's computer system wasn't updated correctly with NTU students and it was probably showing that there was no record of my completing the degree. My guess is that when they took over NTU, they didn't convert the list of students and the courses that were done at NTU. But this is not the only reason I'm saying Walden is bad. When they took over NTU, the only thing Walden did was increase the tuition fee. Also, we used to be able to take courses from good partner universities like some of the state universities in Florida, Colorado etc., All this stopped after Walden took over NTU. They started offering their own version of the courses that some of these state universities had. But, the quality wasn't the same. The only good thing for me was that I had completed almost all my courses through these other partner, state universities. So, don't waste your time and money on Walden. The current Walden university degree is most likely not worth it, doesn't have the reputation as the other traditional universities, its expensive, its not what they may claim it to be, nobody knows about this university (if you tell people that you studied in Walden, they ask...what?, where is it?, is that even real?) and at the end of it all, they may end up saying you didn't finish the degree."
1.0 out of 5 stars
mikiekimi - 9/13/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I should have listened to my gut and the reviews I read about Walden. They are super-responsive when they are trying to get you in the door, but once you are a student they are slow to respond to questions and provide assistance. The course I took had very unclear assignment expectations, cryptic deliverable instructions, and unrealistic scenarios to work from or on. I get it that Doctoral students write a lot...but don't waste my time with writing exercises that are not grounded in reality in some way shape or form. A majority of my prior education took place via online instruction so this wasn't my first rodeo. Buyer beware if you consider Walden university."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mehdi.K. - 7/10/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Please DO NOT choose Walden, and DO NOT lose your time and DO NOT waste your money! I am new (Since 2013) in the USA with no English background and I learned it by myself. I am a computer software engineer (BS graduated in 1990) and I am the owner of an IT company in my country to design Databases & Information systems for more than 100 industrial factories. I got my MBA in 2015 and decided to develop my knowledge in the contemporary computer sciences. I am 49 and I don't want, and I have no time to be an English expert! I attend to DIT online program in Walden! I was only an online DIT student for five weeks, but the professor instead of teaching computer courses, tried to teach English course! He didn’t know any things about practical projects, and I think he misunderstood the course title! He replied my assignments feedbacks with sending offensive and ridiculous words. He didn't understand the difference between the native and international students. He asked me to prepare a power point presentation and speak on the all slides, I did but he replied me with mocking sentences about my accent. I, with long time experience in software development field in the real world (not just academically) will not accept such behaviors from a person who I never saw him. They waste my time. They send me tens of letters for tuition fee, I answered to them many times do dispute and forget it, but they sent it to the collection agency. Surely I will not pay a dollar for such service to them. I wrote to them: “It is much better to forget otherwise I will sue you, and I will prefer to say my words in the court via my lawyer”. I apologize if my English writing was not in formal style because I learned English by myself, and I came here to improve my professional technical skills, I have no time many years to be an English professional or a linguist."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Waldensucks - 3/15/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Doctoral program can't finish I am stuck with having one mandatory class to take, and they only have one professes or for this class The instructor failed me I filed every petition and gave full documentation but all were seined the real problem is that they want me to take the same class same syllabus from the same teacher I feel he was racist and had a problem with me for not having taken the residency due to lake of funds he abstractly made sure I did not pass I was only .something away points away from a 70 the grade point was 69. This teacher took off points for anything he could find as well as when it said I exceeded the expectation of the criteria he still did not give me all the points also he did not explain or document his reason in the comment section but when I brought it up he said there were grammar errors and it was his decision whether or not to give me all the points, The professor also took points from me because he said he reformatted my paper, and it wasn't long enough after reformatting but he never showed or posted the reformatted paper. Secondly, I used the example in the syllabubs for my formatting to make sure I had formatted it properly. The main issue for me is paying and taking the same class from the same teacher who failed me and we have a disagreement there is no way he will be able to grade my work fairly and I not trying to waste more money for this teacher to fail me again this school is very unethical and needs to be shut down I am sending all my info to all educational out let a school that big that doesn't have another teacher for a mandatory class is not right they may just be lying . I can't finish my Doctor without this class"
1.3 out of 5 stars
Abused and more Confused - 8/15/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 0
"The coursework was unchallenging and basic. The learning of new knowledge was non-existent. The inconsistencies among the course syllabus, rubics, instructors and assignments were highly stressful. God forbid one would inquire about these inconsistencies to the supervising staff, or one will get dropped from course without explanation and refund. Advisers and instructors were snobs and unavailable and one had continual delays in needed feedback. The tutoring services were non-existent, due to a contracted third party which the school had no control of, that would kick one out within 5 minutes. When one would try to log back in, the error reports generated were, "Your log in is not recognized or server is down please try back later." This tutorial service had no chat function available for assistance, only a long distance telephone number with a long wait, for literally no assistance. All Walden staff either had no control, had no clue, were completely inconsistent in answering questions, because everyone's answers were different, and/or were unwilling to offer assistance or options. The continual electronic mishaps with email and the online classroom was frustrating. The lack of support was horrible and the more one would try to find someone willing to assist, the more stressful it became. It was the worse educational experience I've endured. I wasted a full year of my time and financial aid."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 2/14/2013
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year:
"Several quarters of study were 8-10 days of productivity with 9 1/2 to 10 weeks of waiting. Most notably for University Research review. Their entire thesis/dissertation process is serial. Meaning you pay your tuition regardless of whether Walden staff actually produce feedback. I still intend to graduate because of the investment already made. But, Would You Recommend Your School? I selected no -- because there was no opportunity for "Hell No" or "Not a snowballs chance in ..."To be fair: Walden is not a Diploma Mill, Because it does not care to focus on those processes that would help students. Walden a profit driven "service provider" that views it's students as limited term revenue streams. In Walden's view, Walden must help relieve students of their money for Walden's profits."
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