Walden University Reviews

  • 672 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
54% of 672 students said this degree improved their career prospects
52% of 672 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Gabrielle Collins
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2022
  • Degree: Counseling
"Walden is an an excellent school for someone looking for an actual professional level degree. It is NOT a degree for someone unwilling to do the work, to change and challenge themselves, or meet professional level expectations. It is a true Masters Level program, delivered 90% online, and that means the onus to get the work done and do well is on YOU. The professors in these courses are all Doctors, who are working clinically in the field, and have years of experience. They have written textbooks, and served on national and state accredication boards. Walden truly cares about the level of professional they are putting out into the world, and it shows. They have help lines across the board, from IT, paper writing, library and research, mental health and many financial and scholarship programs. However, none of it will be handed to you. You have to do the work to find help if it is necesarry. Many people begin a degree without understanding the requirements and then refuse to accept their own culpability in thier failure to succeed. Walden is NOT easy, but it absolutely does prepare you for a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, including forcing you to look at your state liscensure requirements, as well as preparing you for your state liscensure test. Good luck and I absolutely DO reccomend Walden University."
Erica Burns
Responded: 9/21/2022

Thank you so much for your detailed and glaring review. This type of feedback helps validate the vision that our staff and employees work toward - great student experiences and outcomes. We appreciate your comments and hope you will continue to share your thoughts with others.

BSN
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I wish I had read some of these posts on Walden University. Now I am regretting my decision to start and presently I am unable to complete my program with just two courses to complete in order to graduate. These courses require a preceptor. I was told to go on their website and locate the sites that they have on meditrek, every one of these sites that they claim is an affiliation is a lie. Walden stated that you can't use a hospital or nursing home but if every email they sent me with information for sites were just that. Every preceptor I tried was not willing to do face to face because of COVID and would perhaps do tele conferencing which Walden refuse to accept. I complained asked for help in finding a preceptor and nothing no one is willing to help. I have written several emails never even heard back from my so-called advisor that was assigned. Walden does not follow up to find out why you are not enrolled in classes. Please take it from me and learned from my mistake go somewhere else. They are better schools out there. They have lost me as a student for the Master's program since I pay out of pocket and with no aid. I assuming that they treat students who get aids better that those who pay up front."
Bernadette
Responded: 9/20/2022

We’re sorry to hear that this is your perception of Walden University. Our desire is to create incredible student experiences and outcomes, but we also realize there are always areas for improvement. We would like to learn more about your specific situation and your feedback to see how we can assist. Please email us at WeCare.Walden@mail.waldenu.edu with your name, email address and phone number, and a member of the appropriate team will reach out to you within 24 hours to discuss your feedback.

K
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"The "Field Experience" portion of the program is a nightmare. They force you to arrange your own field experience, offer absolutely ZERO help finding preceptors, then reject them when you do find them. This program is an embarrassment to higher education and professionalism in general."
Kara Winter
Responded: 8/30/2022

We’re sorry to hear that this is your perception of Walden University. Our desire is to create incredible student experiences and outcomes, but we also realize there are always areas for improvement. We would like to learn more about your specific situation and your feedback to see how we can assist. Please email us at WeCare.Walden@mail.waldenu.edu with your name, email address and phone number, and a member of the appropriate team will reach out to you within 24 hours to discuss your feedback.

CJ
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This was a terrible experience. The counselors feel more like sales reps than someone who works within a school setting. I would be very very cautious of every applying to this school for any of the nursing programs. They are deceitful for their clinical courses. You will have to find your own clinicals despite them saying they have a wide network of sites. The school will still charge you for everything but will not set you up for a successful academic career. Look elsewhere! They are lying on their site."
Kara Winter
Responded: 8/30/2022

We’re sorry to hear that this is your perception of Walden University. Our desire is to create incredible student experiences and outcomes, but we also realize there are always areas for improvement. We would like to learn more about your specific situation and your feedback to see how we can assist. Please email us at WeCare.Walden@mail.waldenu.edu with your name, email address and phone number, and a member of the appropriate team will reach out to you within 24 hours to discuss your feedback.

Eric MacMullin
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2022
  • Degree: Healthcare Informatics
"I've graduated from Walden with a Masters in Nursing Informatics. It was a rigorous and rewarding process that provided vital information and skills. I changed careers almost immediately upon receiving my MSN, having this degree has clearly opened doors for me. I've also published a text and have consulted extensively with a publisher on other projects, all thanks to my MSN from Walden. Overall, truly great experience and I would recommend Walden to anyone who is interested in achieving a graduate degree."
Anne
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2022
  • Degree: Marketing
"I am extremely upset with this program. First, my student advisor was great! She was very helpful and knowledgeable, but financial aid denied my Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal. This means I cannot get financial aid for my FINAL CLASS in the Master's program. With their monthly payments, it would equal OVER $700.00 per month. Do they just assume I don't have other bills to pay? This is crazy. Maybe it is my fault for obtaining one C in a class, but really? I take 2 years of my life, and cannot finish the final class...."
M.Y
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Walden is a horrible University to attend. They withdrew me without warning, returned funds to the department of education, and billed me over $3,000.00 which is now in collections because the university does not make reasonable payment arrangements. They wanted over $1,500.00 a month until the bill is paid in full. The advising team does not care they do not advise students about anything, but they do make sure you accept credits for every subscription period so they can get paid. They make notes to your file about conversations that never happened. They failed me terribly and unfortunately at the end of the day we the students are the ones that pay the price. If you have questions there is nobody who can help I spoke to the student affairs, office of the president, and ombudsman's office, with little to no resolution. I requested my academic record and was given the run around finally they decided to send them and they were incomplete and ignore me when I brought it to their attention. The billing department refuses to send itemized anything when I started questioning them they ignored me, closed my request, and referred me back to the student affairs department something does not seem right. If you have options to go elsewhere chose one of your other options and stay away from Walden."
Matthew Blakey
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Loved the Flexability of the tempo program and was able to really put the work in and finish fairly quickly. You don’t get much instructor help or interaction in the tempo programs but that’s what I expected. I will be signing up for my MBA via the Tempo program next. Would recommend!"
Maria L Sanchez
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2022
  • Degree: Social Work
"Omg. This University is bad. The university just wants money. They make you take classes you don't need for your degree. Horrible experience they keep extending my graduation year. Horrible don't come here find other universities is not worth it......"
JL
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Terrible! Terrible! Terrible! I cannot believe how bad everything was. It was a horrible mistake to go to this university. I thought that this would be okay seeing as it was federally associated but not only was it a money pit, they offered no proper help with anything! I am trying to complete my PMHNP now and basically, you are left alone to learn the material yourself then get tested, and then graded. The teachers don't do anything! When you have to do a practicum, they will tell you they have resources but they do not. Their "resources" is a search of places that have been utilized by other students before then that's it. They do not pay the proctors but will inconvenience them to the point that they will refuse to be proctors. I think the school just does not want you to graduate!!! Then they use castlebranch for "onboarding" which in itself can not be reached and if you ask them to help, they'll tell "oh just call them". Honestly, find somewhere else!"
Merlene Ramnon
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2022
  • Degree: Biology
"Walden University Education is of the highest standard. Students graduated from Walden University are critical thinkers, assertive, independent and well grounded in serving communities and becoming self sufficient. Walden has taught many students to continue to advocate for social changes in underserved communities."
NK
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
"Would not recommend Walden to anyone. They don't help you find preceptors and they're way too strict on who you can do it with. Your instructors don't teach you anything, so you have to self teach. When you reach out to someone from the school they just send you verbiage from the handbook instead of working with you to find a solution. If my credits could transfer to another school, I would've done it by now."
Dr. Sheila Blanche Davis
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2022
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I believe that Walden University is an excellent school. I highly recommend Walden University to anyone who is looking to pursue a quality education. The professors and administrative staff at Walden University are experienced and have a wealth of knowledge."
Dr. Jacqueline Smith
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2022
  • Degree: Higher Education
"I learned and enjoyed my time at Walden University. I believe getting the doctoral degree is serving me well in my current position. I think the professors, chairpersons and the second/URR committee persons are what really makes the difference. I finished with having a great chairperson and committee. However, I initially did not have the same good graces. My committee helped me to use the education that I received and interject it into the dissertation/case study. My committee talked to me, educated me, guided me towards my degree. I am so thankful for them and how they have to use my "education for good"!"
Michele Vlach
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2022
  • Degree: Project Management
"I chose Walden because of the PMI-PMP affiliation and found the classes and people strategically aligned with the principles associated with PMI. The level of quality in the classes and the people are unparalleled. I would highly recommend this school and this program. I believe in it so much I applied and became an Ambassador."
Dr. Inas elansary
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2022
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Hi, I am along term person since 2016 at Walden university, receive 2 master, Doctorate and enrolled in DHA recently. So, I have nothing but exceptional experience. college that goes beyond basic career prep and equips you with ethical decision-making and critical-thinking skills and a greater understanding of and solutions for societal challenges to not only prepare you for a career, but for life it is WALDNE"
Dr. Rochelle Gilbert-Abram
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2022
  • Degree: Counseling
"Walden University is an exemplary institution that provides rigor and relevance regarding scholar-practitioner development. The curriculum, instruction, and assessment experiences were stellar encouraging networking and learning beyond the pages of the texts. I was able to secure resources from the library, writing center, and career planning and development department throughout my journey. I attended other schools that paled in comparison to the experience at WaldenU. Walden is a hidden GEM that honors its commitment to social change and educating its students. #IAmWalden #MyWaldenU"
Dr. Danielle Robinson
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2022
  • Degree: Public Health
"Walden University provided the flexibility required for my full-time work schedule and various community engagements. I really enjoyed the connection with my professors. My favorite moments were the residences. They provided helpful information and allowed me to network with other students and professors."
Dr. Geneva L. Reed
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Hello I had a wonderful experience at Walden University. Although working on my dissertation was challenging, I loved the rigor and learning experience, even when overwhelmed. Lastly, I have met some amazing faculty and peers that I am still in contact with after completing my education. If I had to offer a word of advice, I would say trust your doctoral chair and committee members, and enjoy the journey. Dr. Geneva L. Reed"
Dr Samuel Jacobs-Abbey
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2022
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Walden University is a trusted university with a solid social change program. Highly recommended to anyone. You can be assured of dedicated lecturers and professors who are ready to provide assistance at every level of your studies. You can also be assured of lasting friendship with faculties as well as fellow students"