Walden University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (420)
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****
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!
My experience was mostly positive with Walden until I started the Marketing class for my MBA. The professor was very disengaged and never followed through on his promises. I was unable to submit my Final Assignments through the portal and I called him and told him. He asked me to e-mail it to him seperately and that he would grade it. When the grades came out i saw that he never grades the actual assignment. I called him reminded him again. I called the school and told them as well. But nothing ever happened. They don't seem to care once they get the money out of you. Its a very impersonal experience. You are practically on your own. Lucky if you have a good professor, too bad if you don't. The school does not get involved ot take any responsibility,
Here is the lawsuit being filed against Walden: http://www.waldenuniversitylawsuit.com/ I started Walden in 2009 and I am still there. Sadly, my federal financial aid has run out after completion of 32 terms at Walden. It only took 3 years to finish the coursework, but the last 5 years have been on the dissertation alone. The school is set up to delay you from graduating so that they can make as much money as possible and max out your student loans. I have over $450,000 in student loan debt and I am not even done. I had to pay for this term out of pocket and I am told I may graduate soon. The degree I will be getting is not APA accredited which you need to work in the psychology field as a doctor of psychology. The degree does not come with a license, so that means that you can't practice psychology legally when you finish. When I tell people I went there for schooling, they feel sorry for me. They have told me that the degree is useless, and I should have gone anywhere else for doctoral study. There is a class action lawsuit being pursued against Walden University and Laureate Education. If you have been a victim of fraud from attending Walden, you should sign up for the lawsuit. It's on a contingency basis and you will not have to pay unless the lawfirm wins! You should also file a complaint with the BBB and the Dept. of Education. This school needs to be shut down ASAP. So many students are victims of Walden's fraudulent business practices. This is a school that is all about the money! RUN!! Here is the site for the lawsuit against Walden University: http://www.waldenuniversitylawsuit.com/
Worst decision i ever made to attend this school. Beware of the grad nursing programs. The issues many people experience finding a clinical site are true. They also do not offer you the assistance that they claim when they lure you in. I learned later on the school doesn't have a good reputation and so honestly where i'm from that makes it even harder. As for dealing with departments like financial aid, you can forget it. This school doesn't operate like a typical brick and mortar. You talk with people mainly through email and when you call the billing department to discuss anything financial related they won't even let you speak with them directly instead everything happens through a third party person. You'll never get the name of the person whom they're speaking with. If you do attend here, it would be important to make you sure you have a financial game plan because it is possible you can complete a lot of classes then they'll discover a way not to allow you to use any of the federal aid your entitled to so you might not finish! This school is a joke and i use to think that the negative comments i read were false or people just letting off a lot of hot air. If you have a negative gut feeling about it, like i did, run don't walk. There are plenty of other really great schools that will appreciate you being a student, work with you to complete your degree track a lot better than this one, and most importantly will be WORTH the money.