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2 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2017

I would never recommend this university to anyone. There are several different reasons for my feelings regarding his matter. For starters, the lack of organizational skills and professionalism of the nursing program is unacceptable. We spend $50,000 to complete a program, we should have some assistance along the way. During my last quarter of the program, I never received an email or call regarding applying for graduation. When I completed my undergrad at Georgia Southern University, they gave the students a checklist of the requirements for graduation. Walden University did not do any of this so when I went to take boards (AANP) to become certified, I contacted the university regarding my finalize transcript not being available. Their response was "it takes 4 weeks to finalize grades". I called during week 7 since my grades were not finalized and got the same answer "it takes 4 weeks to finalize grades". My response was "do you realize it has been 7 weeks since I completed the program?". It wasn't until then that an advisor looked further into my case and determined that I never filled out a graduation application. For starters, that is what academic advisors should be for. If they have a student that has completed all class work for a program, you would think they would reach out to that student when certain things such as a graduation application has not been completed. SO i had to wait over 8 week after completing the program to take boards. Also, during my last year at this university, I singed up for Women's health class. They placed me in the pediatric class while I was already starting my women's health clinical. Therefore, because of their mistake I had to drop out of the pediatric class in week 4 and start women's health class in week 4. Therefore, I was behind on 4 weeks of work and had to play catch up the entire quarter. I can not stress how unorganized and the lack of communication and assistance this university is with their students. They are so eager to get students in, calling weekly to check on their students until classes start and then you never hear from them again. Terrible excuse of masters level of education program.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Graduation Year: 2018

You will NOT get the experience you need to become a competent NP. The clinical component pales in comparison to that you would receive in a face to face environment. There is little to no opportunity for a real live instructors you provide you with the mentorship needed

1 out of 5
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

Dear Colleague/ Students, I'm very disappointed with unethical behavior of Walden University seeking to exercise my First Amendment Rights - freedom of speech.. I have been approached by the 3rd CLASS ACTION SUIT PENDING I am work for a class action attorney specialist. He has I have read consistent and deplorable complaints in many reviews of Walden. Other comments appear obviously false and contrived. Our legal action is comprised of, so far, 32 former students ready to sign on confidentially file class action suit. If you can prove your poor treatment by email trails or other docs. I'm sorry if you got on the phone and argued with dishonesty business office personnel or faculty; I can't use the that a strong submission of concrete evidence. I'll need to take deposition to file in various courts from written exhibits with dates times, who you spoke and financial docs(very important). Do you want to a refund for service NOT delivered by Walden University and you paid for it. Where you subjected to illegal employees and illegal FASA money indiscretions, false marketing and faculty delay and diversionary and unethical educational tactics. This hard to imagine some these illegal financial tactics. Do you owe the Government money for jobs leads and promises made by Walden Intake employees, professors and employees. Respond to my post and we'll take the next step ans see how many former students can help me prove this unfair treatment. Do NOT include your name anonymous but, your story real. You vote helpful and we should start a blog. Counsel and former student

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5 out of 5
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2019

I enjoy going to Walden. In a nutshell, stay on top of your submissions in each class (submit by wed and sun typically), don't get too political/stay positive in the discussion rooms, and realize that each class is 6 weeks -so if you don't particularly care for an instructor, it wont be forever. I will be a junior in the Bachelors program this year and I can testify it is worth the effort.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

I believe that Walden was an excellent fit for me. I was able to work towards my degree and work full time. The courses were relevant to my job and course of study. They built on each other to explore topics and expand my knowledge base. I was very happy and graduate as expected.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2018

At first it was a really good and I enjoyed my classes. Once I got into my core courses it became extremely frustrating. Most professors will do the bare minimum and expect you to provide work that wasn't requested. The new website has also caused me a lot of frustration. I am in my last course at Walden and I rarely hear from my professor. She provides feedback almost at the end of the week when it's not necessary anymore. Overall I just have a lot of frustration and wish they were more transparent with their expectations. It's basically a teach yourself school. I honestly can't remember a darn thing I learned because it's so fast paced and you are expected to do it all yourself.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care)
Graduation Year: 2018

This school is nothing more than a money mill. The guidance provided by the classes is extremely disappointing. I have taken 15 classes at this university. Every single one has given me reading assignments and a paper to do or a quiz to take. The feedback on the papers is practically nonexistent. Whether I tried my hardest or gave 50% I always received As on my assignments. There is no guidance, instructors just sit back and collect a paycheck. There are no lectures or study guides. Students are expected to read 200-300 pages per week among other things with no goal in mind, other than reading. Other universities provide study guides or lectures to support reading. I do not recommend this university. I was told the total cost would be significantly less than what I have actually had to borrow for student loans.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

Initially, the program its self was good. The communication with the professors and students was always professional and effective. After the various changes within the program via new program director took over the program is disorganized, the students concerns go unheard and overall the student is devalued. The quality of the education within the program has gone down as well. Instructors allowed to threaten student via falsify grades; the program director is unreliable in that she permits such un professional behavior by not actively resolving the issues within the program. Overall, this porgram is a reflection of the the lack of advocacy, compassion , and higher quality learning that is adverstized to its student populace. I strongly advise that anyone desiring to attend this academic institution please look else where. This university does not advocate for its students interest to pursure higher education rather the objective of the university is self preservation and fiancial gain.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

Initially, the program its self was good. The communication with the professors and students was always professional and effective. After the various changes within the program via new program director took over the program is disorganized, the students concerns go unheard and overall the student is devalued. The quality of the education within the program has gone down as well. Instructors allowed to threaten student via falsify grades; the program director is unreliable in that she permits such un professional behavior by not actively resolving the issues within the program. Overall, this porgram is a reflection of the the lack of advocacy, compassion , and higher quality learning that is adverstized to its student populace. I strongly advise that anyone desiring to attend this academic institution please look else where. This university does not advocate for its students interest to pursure higher education rather the objective of the university is self preservation and fiancial gain.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2018

Walden is a great school for those who are already able to proficiently use technology. I have had very few issues with the school, but I am also able to find the resources to answer my questions, understand my assignments and how to use their website, and keep all of my assignments organized. I have all of my classes registered for me by my academic advisor, so I have never had to worry about missing deadlines. At the beginning of my registration all the way until now, my academic advisor has been friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. I really enjoy this school. I would say, however, that online learning is a strength of mine and for someone who needs more support, this school may feel less supportive. A lot the work, financial aid, finding materials, contacting resources, is done by you, not the school.

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