Walden University Reviews

2.78 out of 5 stars
(573 Reviews)
53% of 573 students said this degree improved their career prospects
49% of 573 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Allyson Blue - 2/28/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care)
Graduation Year: 2020
"The program gives you the essentials of what you need to succeed. The key is being a motivated person with discipline and self drive. You won't be spoon fed and quite frankly I'm unsure if I would trust the clinician that has to be hand held. The program and my clinical preceptors gave me the basics that I need to begin my career as a provider. We are entry level NP's and not experienced clinicians. I had an extremely positive experience at Waldn. There were no surprises and I was well aware of the expectations."
1.4 out of 5 stars
FRS - 2/18/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2023
"New York pulled their ability to recruit students from new york. I enrolled in 2010. I took a leave in 2014/2015. When I tried to returned in 2019 to finish my degree, I was told I could not because they cannot enroll anyone from New York. I have 60 credits in the program and I cannot finish. I can’t get any answers from the school on how I can’t complete the program or how I can get reimbursed. Does anyone baby any information or has experienced this?"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Nita - 2/14/2020
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am currently enrolled in what should be my last quarter of the tempo program. I absolutely hate it. The assessment are ambiguous with no clear directions when I try to get help from the “professors”. they are short snippy answers with no real directions. The academic coach just tells me to address my concerns with the prof. It is horrible, stressful and time consuming trying to figure out what they want. I am ready to throw my hat in the ring and start over at another school."
5.0 out of 5 stars
David - 2/13/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2021
"I am a second year student at Walden University working toward my MSN-FNP. This program is absolutely no joke. The professors are all working in the field, and provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their students. Each of my professors have been available via phone, and email. Questions and concerns are oftentimes addressed within minutes to a few hours (during the work week). I study and complete my weekly class work in about 36 hours each week, and it’s paid off. I am extremely satisfied with the university and the education it has provided me thus far. Next are my Clinicals, a total of four, each requiring 144 hours to be completed in an 11 week period. The selection of a clinical site, and an experienced preceptor, is key to successFully completing the program. If you are contemplating attending Walden’s FNP, then you must be prepared to put in the time."
1.4 out of 5 stars
TexasA - 2/13/2020
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2011
"It is my fault in the first lace for letting myself get into so much debt. My principal is 50k and everytime I look at it, it's like a stabbing pain on my chest and a headache. First of all I graduated a Masteral Program in which I have not learned much anything at all. It is more like a self taught program, everything was just reading and purely essays. I just jumble everything and all I know is that whoever is behind those grades made me look good with a 3.42 GPA without testing my knowledge as a form of approving the given grade. Long story short... I only paid for the usage of the website (online based classroom) and no affiliation to any of the hospitals in San Antonio to attend my internship and mostly it felt nothing after graduating but a paper. I am shifting my interests and hopefully in the long run, this transcript can jumpstart a better entry level pay... I am sad for all the graduates out there and the debt problem after collecting the transcript."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Monice Ntatin - 1/23/2020
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am a graduate and all went well except recently when I asked for just 2 reference letters which I'm entitled to. I was given the run arounds for two months by Dr. Pettis Perry, who promised to erite one but never did. He lied, kept saying one thing or another and never wrote me a letter. I even stressed the fact that I had just had surgery and was in the recovery state and it meant nothing to him. I ended up losing two great opportunities due to his lies and laziness. Be aware! He's very bitter and angry! He even sent me a negative email addressed to another student and I had to call him on it and reminded him I was an alumni. He frustrates students & good for nothing! At the end Dr. Remaly wrote me one and Dr. Castaneda signed the other. I can't thank them enough! I'm furthering my education with a doctorate but will NOT recommend Walden university!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sad to Say - 1/23/2020
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2018
"Walden is NOT the school for you if you require a true academic educational experience. Waldens principle focus is to overcharge and extend your graduation time. As the other reviews have stated Walden will exhaust ur financing if you're not savvy. There is no true instruction as most professors typically respond after the assignments are due, hence impacting your grades and the ability to be coached or directed. If you're just seeking a degree and not really interested in a true college experience, then you can appreciate Walden's turn n burn approach to everything. Very rarely , if ever will Walden feel like a great place to actually learn but you can use the internet to your advantage and pass the courses."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Walden University - 1/22/2020
Degree: MBA in Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2021
"I could complain I prefer to take action. As I was cheated and documented the whole shell game the employees ran on most students. This a money-driven University where the employees are without ethics. Walden University financial aid office continually over billed me, took FAFSA money and I filled a compliant at the consumer protection agency in Minnesota the Universities home state. The attorney general overseas this matter as well. This a fraudulent financial action and I filed a compliant with department of education inspector general's office. I received a refund. Please make your complaints known be a real student and research and don't complain uselessly."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anne - 1/19/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Walden is an absolute joke. It's an okay way to get some letters behind your name for low effort & cost, but good luck learning anything. The courses trade between being wildly easy (one professor gave me an A on a discussion post before I even turned it in) to irrationally hard (another professor graded down for not using references when introducing ourselves in the first discussion post). I took 3 courses and was luckily able to transfer them."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Denise - 12/29/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care)
Graduation Year: 2016
"If I knew then what I know now I would have never attended this University. I had heard such great things from other students so I decided to apply. What a huge mistake! The coursework does not prepare you to be successful as a Nurse Practitioner. I am currently working with another Walden Nurse and she said that she enjoyed her experience with the program. I am asking myself did we attend the same university because I definitely don't feel the same way! Finding receptors was a nightmare. I later learned that my geriatric preceptor did not want anymore Walden students and I can understand why. I also discovered that some employers will not hire Walden graduates. During my clinical rotations I asked my clinical instructors for guidance. I was told that I was basically supposed to rely on my preceptors. They were not getting paid to do that. I am not posting this for sympathy. I just wish I had done my research prior to applying to Walden. I feel like I wasted valuable time and money on a program that did not prepare me for practice. When people ask where I went to school, I am ashamed to mention the school's name. I definitely do not recommend this school to RNs looking to further their career."
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