Walden University Reviews

2.78 out of 5 stars
(584 Reviews)
53% of 584 students said this degree improved their career prospects
49% of 584 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
RN - 7/20/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Like all education, the program is what you make it. It is not a walk in the park by any means. Instructors will not hold your hand and walk you through classes. You will not be "given" grades, you will work very hard to earn them. Online learning is not for everyone. Consider this to be more challenging than the traditional classroom setting."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Very Dissatisfied - 7/19/2016
Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2016
"School is horrible - instructors never return e-mails and give little to no feedback. When it comes to writing the dissertation you are left out in the cold when other schools have you working from day one to find your topic and assignments build through each class Walden does not do this they expect you to research their chosen topics till you get to the end and then ok go for it do your topic now. Financial Aid states they will work with you to pay off amounts due but then after 90 days turn it over to some company that charge you $200 + in additional fees then when you do pay in full Walden states still not paid and will not write off Misc amounts that nobody can account for - DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS SCHOOL!!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brent Spruill - 7/19/2016
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014
"Walden University is what you make of it. If, an individual uses time management successfully, they will be okay. A lot of students want to schedule vacation trips, weddings and other activities during the school semester. Walden University does not support that. Walden University will make a student work for everything they earn. Sometimes, glowing reviews will come and sometimes it does not. My experience at Walden University was students who love shortcuts will not be successful. We had a group project in one of my classes. This young lady did not research or contribute for the group project. She received the same grade as all the students, who contributed. Later on, that student was dismissed because of plagiarism on her dissertation. The issue is not during coursework; the issue is the dissertation phase, if one cheats the process in the doctoral program; one will pay for it later on. I guess what I am trying to say is Walden University did not give me anything, it is not a diploma mill. The doctoral program is real as they come. You have to work as hard as any brick and mortar school, and you do not have face-to-face instruction; therefore, discipline and time management is key to your success. Students that do not succeed will want to put a spin on it, but one not willing to work hard should not come to Walden University; those students that are willing to work should."
1.0 out of 5 stars
dan - 7/18/2016
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018
"Walden is very unprofessional, Ramy was my admission and they do say they keep record of everything, but it only happens to the things which will benefit them. Make sure to ask them to email you everything otherwise the answer can change. teaching is not the best. Spend your money somewhere which you can get better education. I had to spent so much time talking and waiting for manager or... to call me back to see what can be done for the mistake but no resolve and they didn't care about the mistake they made"
1.6 out of 5 stars
Pamela - 7/15/2016
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2016
"After completing this program I have a diploma but I do not feel like I know what I need to be a entry level FNP. I attempted to pass my national certification and am now having to go back to learn material that was never covered in school. Save your time and money... Go to a school that will teach you what is needed for your boards and not wasteful data entry and other things that are not needed for your degree."
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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Aina Babasola - 7/8/2016
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"Walden university is for profit only. The professors are never on the same page in regard to students academic success. Faculty members working in silo and each with different agenda. I'll never recommend this school to anyone, worst school attended ever."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Lori Pruitt - 7/8/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011
"Walden is a for Profit school beware. I am an Alumni and made every attempt to finish my second degree with them this was a very difficult task to complete as it is for many other students. Look for a school who has the same goal as you do. A University who will partner with you to finish your degree with the least amount of financial burden as possible!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Reviwer4true - 6/18/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 1916
"Walden University offers great opportunity for full time workers to study and pursue their education. Besides, its courses are selected to match the objectives of the field of study. It has a huge library and the communication with staff and administrators is very smooth."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Michigan - 6/14/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013
"I chose Walden for convenience. I was working full time, and raising three children. I started in the DBA program, but had such a hard time getting the dissertation committee/topic/research project worked out that I cut my losses and got an MBA. The courses were not well constructed, so the "professor" to use the term lightly, would pose questions and topics that were not easy to respond to. The courses seemed to be written and managed by people who had never, ever seen them from the other side. Instructors are very well paid for their efforts, and it is just a business for profit. It is not an esteemed university, in it for the greater good of humanity through education. It costs a fortune, and you essentially buy your degree. You will end up frustrated and angry, especially when they show you their expensive new commercials, and and ask you repeatedly how you are positively affecting the university with your expensive degree. I would love to know how the president and faculty are changing the world, but they never have to disclose that. Run, do not walk to another school."

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