Walden University Reviews

  • 595 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
54% of 595 students said this degree improved their career prospects
49% of 595 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Kimmieg
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2015
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"Attending class online is not for everyone. It takes an enormous amount of time and dedication. It is hard work but with determination you will meet your goal. I have not had any problems with Walden; faculty, advisors all have been great. I have never written so many papers in my life, but I am learning a great deal about the field of psychology. It is what you make it. I have heard people complain about brick and mortar school also, the truth is everyone will not have the same experiences; one must do what is in their best interest. I have referred friends to online programs and the reason for them not succeeding had nothing to do with the school but everything to do with their work ethic. If you really want it - go for it. Some may have had some bad experiences but it doesn't mean everyone will. I thoroughly enjoy attending Walden. I'm growing, learning and enjoying every moment."
Ph.D. Psychology Student
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"This program is demanding and takes a lot of work to master the material. You get out of it what you put in and must be motivated and disciplined to be successful. It isn't a "degree for a fee" and everyone does not deserve to pass just because they pay tuition. If it were that easy, everyone would do it. I found all the student support services knowledgable and helpful, from admissions and advising through to the end. The only criticisms are that in a face to face situation, you gain enrichment through the experiences of your instructors and cohort, and working side-by-side in research institutions is a needed skill if you want to get into academia. There are also little to no opportunities for grad assistantships that would help with the huge financial burden that earning a Ph.D. entails. I found too many classmates who didn't do the assigned readings, evident in their interactions on the discussion board. Reading posts from people who are attempting to bluff their way through the course is a huge waste of my valuable time. They need to be more selective in who they allow into their programs, and weed out those who do not rise to the level of scholarship needed to complete the program. But, being a for profit college, makes this a big business. The convenience was a huge factor in my staying here."
Charlotte
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Library Technology
"If you have other choices definitely consider them. Walden is for profit and has no desire to see you succeed. They want your money and could careless about life Unexpectancy. My spouse emptied my bank account and I had to take drastic measures. Walden was not interested or willing to work with me. Save your $45,000 or enroll somewhere else. You won't regret it."
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  • Reviewed: 10/31/2015
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"Do not attend here. Professors can ask you to submit work over and over and thus slowing down your graduation time into extra years. I had multiple college professors proofing my papers against their rubric before I sent them into Walden and my assignments still didn't pass. I complained to get a resolution at Walden and they sided with the professors. I then discovered reviews of so many others who had it happen to them as well so I quit before they did it to me anymore. Check out google for complaints like this and see for yourself. I never graduated but put 2015 under year graduated above because it wouldn't let me leave a review without a date. Do not attend Walden. Do not ever attend Walden. I work at a college and constantly warn my students to not attend Walden."
Sylvania Jones
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Online education is not for everyone. You have to be on top of everything from financial aid to your required courses. Like everything in life we have the choice this Walden online educational course works great for me. You will get out whatever time and commitment you put in. I'm working on chapter 4 and 5 of my Dissertation. If I need assistance my Doctor,research department and the writing are all available to assist me in any way they can. No different than a physical university."
Masters
  • Reviewed: 10/25/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"Excellent program. Strong professors. Considering a doctorate from here. The online program was more challenging then my friends who attended classroom programs in nearby universities. My degree had real world application. I highly recommend this program."
VERY unsatisfied prospect
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"These people are a JOKE. I spent my hard earned money ATTEMPTING to apply to this place. But this was a joke from the get go. NO ONE tried to help me with the application process. EVERYTIME I called my "so-called" adviser wasn't available. Then I switched advisors. She was even more of a joke. Names are A.M and A.B. Run away from these people. Don't even waste your time requesting information. Trust me. They're a big joke."
I don't think so
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2015
  • Degree: Small Business Management
"This is a very poor school. I would strongly recommend you try others before coming here. This group is indecisive, lacking leadership, and poor management of the process. People here stand no chance of graduating, this is a "for profit" school. You need to think about that and choose an alternative. Walden only cares about one thing and isnt you. MONEY!!! If you want to complete your classes and fail to get a degree this is the school for you. Poorly run, poorly managed, and do not believe the nonsense this school will shovel you regarding the famous fantasy student who flew through the process in 40 weeks. That's a total joke. Anyone who reviews them positively they just havent been here long enough. It's a sad school."
J. Grant
  • Reviewed: 10/6/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"I'm a new student at Walden University and I did my research before I selected them. They transferred more than half of my credits from my AS Degree in Healthcare Administration from Keiser University with no problem. So far I am very happy with their curriculum, the professors, my classes, the funding (although I'll be in debt for the rest of life paying off subsidized and unsubsidized government loans) and I am looking forward to the day I graduate as a Walden graduate with a BS Degree in Healthcare Management. You have to be willing to give 100% or more to succeed, if not it's just a waste of your time and money. Personally, I think it's worth it because I know it will benefit me in the long run and I plan to follow up at Walden to obtain my Master's degree in Healthcare Management. The online courses are just as challenging (or more); and they are an accredited school. You can agree or disagree, but that's just my opinion and I feel blessed to be a student there."
Al R
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"I am a current student at Walden.I conducted several months of research before starting my program. I obtained two degrees from another online school.I really wanted my Masters and Ph.D. from a respected school and quality program which this is. They take the I/O psychology program very serious. I was able to have phone calls with key members of the department before I started. All professors are Ph.D. scholars in this department compared to BA/BS and Masters in other online schools."
Student
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2015
  • Degree: ESL
"I am in a graduate certificate program. Walden offers coursework and degrees that help you meet your goal. Is it a Harvard or Yale? No. It is Walden University. Take it for the experience that it is. Don't judge. Enter, study, do more than you need to, and learn. Do not expect perfection because only God is perfect. I enjoy Walden and I recommend it. There are many whiny people on this site. Go study."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
"I really enjoyed going to an all online school. It was easy for me to work on my school work on my time and not have to worry about going to class. As long as I had access to the internet I could work on my homework anywhere. I could print the readings or just read them online. The papers seemed easy for me to write and I rarely had any trouble getting them done. Overall I was very satisfied with Walden."
beaware
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school shows the reason to stick with a brick-and-mortar as they lack efficiency. It all started applying to one of their graduate nursing programs. The "enrollment advisor" they had calling me constantly along with everybody else knew NOTHING about the program....yet they claimed to be from that department? They couldn't even answer a simple question about the practicum which is of great importance. If you can't finish the practicum which they don't even set up for you then you don't graduate. This is particularly important for those in graduate nursing programs. So not to be able to tell students about it and to call yourself an "advisor" for the program shows they don't care what happens to you once your foot is in the door and they take your money. They bombard you with emails and calls and I even had to request to speak with the supervisor after interactions with a rude advisor who basically told me he was going to keep calling me regardless if i didn't want him to. Should've knew I couldn't trust this school when they couldn't tell me the success rate of some most students in their programs such as the Nursing Informatics or NP programs. Now I have to start over elsewhere. Poor student service combined with people who don't even know a thing shows the quality of this school. Save your money and get a degree from a more reputable school whose name you won't regret carrying."
Master of Science-Communication
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"Walden University prepared me for success in the Master of Science in Communication degree. My enrollment advisor, Kevin Gipprich, was outstanding. The faculty cared about me and were invested in my learning. I am pleased to recommend Walden University."
PhD ww
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Human Services
"Excellent program for self directed, motivated, students. If your grammar is poor don't go or learn before you go. Some teachers are good, some not directive, but this happens at any school. I had the best dissertation chair. She helped me the entire way."
Walden-Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2015
"My experience as a student at Walden University has been quite positive. The professors whom I have had for classes were available, responsive, and demonstrated a personal investment in my learning. While there were some professors who were better at this than others, every professor was helpful to some extent. Having the opportunity to attend an academic residency linked me with other students and provided a sense of the university. Walden is a for-profit school and is honest about the status. I highly recommend Walden for working professionals who want an education. You must be willing to work for this degree. You will receive what you put into your Walden experience. Do not expect professors or staff to hold your hand and do the work for you. Be an adult, study hard, and you will excel."
Patrice
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"I have had a great experience at Walen University. I just graduated cum laude and had a great time at graduation. Online education is not for everyone. It takes hard work and dedication. Everyone I encountered was very helpful, from academic advising, financial aid and enrollment advisers. Im currently enrolled for my master program. I would recommend walden to anyone that is discipline enough to do the work and put in the time and effort. I love Walden!"
dbastudent
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Please stay away from this college, especially DBA programs, they are just rip-offs, There is no real value and they are there just to suck your money, I am stuck there and lost money on this useless program and thinking to quit forever, trust me and look for some other good college"
KKMGR
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"I attended a reputable brick and mortar school for my Associate's Degree, Walden for my Bachelor's and am exploring which of the two I will choose to pursue my Master in Healthcare Administration as both universities offer the program totally online. The more I research this topic, the more disappointed I become with the impression most people have of Walden. I know for a fact that their curriculum is comparable to the online offerings of a major, local university. Furthermore, online work is about self-motivation and some people just cannot succeed in this way. I have found that professors do not simply let sub-par submissions slide; students are held accountable to the assignment requirements. I have a 4.0, spend probably 8 or more hours per week on each class's assignments and feel that I have learned valuable skills I will apply to my new field. I would definitely recommend Walden to self-motivated students who like to write. Research assignments are the crux of the work, both big and small, along with quizzes and tests. I love to work this way and feel that Walden's online environment has given me an opportunity to continue to work and take care of my children while earning my degree. In fact, I love that I don't need football Fridays or a campus crawling with alcoholics to get an education these days. Walden has been great for me."
MBA @ Walden
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2015
  • Degree: International Business
"I attended Walden while working full-time. This degree did help advance my career as a Real Estate Analyst and provided the flexibility to be a working adult & wife. I am currently pursuing my doctorate in business administration at a brick and mortar school. Walden isn't for everyone and takes a lot of self-motivation and discipline. If you are willing to put in the time and effort with minimal supervision, go for it. If you need to more face-to-face help, go to a traditional school. I would be interested in seeing the outcome of those who give negative reviews for this school. Did they finish? Are they self-motivated? Once again, I am the type of student who does not want to sit in a classroom all day. I have a successful career and work for a Fortune 100 company (I'm also a military BRAT if that helps anyone). Feel free to ask any questions. However, I will not respond to trolls."