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

1.0 out of 5 stars
Run Away - 9/23/2019
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018
"If you want to deal with a lot of people who don't care about you or you success then this is the school for you. They have no compassion and only care about your money. They feed you pretty words and empty promises to get you to sign up, but one you don't you learn the truth. I am a hard worker and was ready to give it my all, but had some issues with some papers with financial aid. I kept having to resend items in and by the time they final approved of the papers a hold was already placed on my account. I couldn't sign up for classes to make me a full time student so I go't the minimum amount of financial aid and missed being able to sign up for more classes. I understand they want their money and they got it but I got screwed out of being able to take more classes. The people in the financial aid office were noting but rude and uncaring. The papers wasn't even my fault the notary had gotten a smudge of pen on the piece of paper and didn't initial it, so I had to go in and re do everything. If you want a school that is convenient and caring go somewhere else because this one is neither of those things."
1.0 out of 5 stars
dimplesgirlll - 9/20/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"Dont try to enrolled in this school if you African American they discriminate against me for wanting to attend I email them and admission counselors discriminate like keep changing on me for my race. I don't appreciate this school customer service. Word of advice don't attend online Waldorf Online University."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Mislead and Mad - 9/20/2019
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2020
"I recently enrolled in Walden, when doing research I was told by someone from the school that I would be considered a full time student if I took two six-week classes per term. Later (after I was enrolled) I found out that this is the case for the school but not for financial aid. With the grant I am getting I need to be full time (12 credits) which I was lead to believe I would be, but I am not. Being full time is also important because I am receiving VA benefits that if I am not full time I won't get much founding. When I was on the phone with someone from financial aid at walden she was nothing but rode, wasn't helpful at all, and I kept having to explain what I was talking about because she wasn't really paying attention to me. Also for the first class I was required to take a useless class. it basically was "this is what an online class is" I already have an associates degree (which I took a lot of online classes to receive it) so it has been a waste of time and money (I don't even think I need it for my degree since I have all of my electives done). If I could go back I would pick a different school because this school is misleading and not what I was expecting. I was told that I would have all these great resources and help, but I get left on hold forever. I'm sure there are good online schools out there this one is just no one of them."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Daniel Johnson - 9/17/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"The classes were great. However, despite turning in a notarized statement and a picture of me holding my ID, then doing a 3 hr phone review while on vacation on Valentine's Day I was told they could not verify my identity, after attending a few sessions already because my roommate signed up and I let him borrow my laptop. They refused to process anymore financial aid for me or sebd an official transcript to the college i applied to after"
3.6 out of 5 stars
J. Horner - 9/10/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I recently graduated from Walden University and I was pleased with the experience all the way. From the moment I decided to continue my education, they advisers were friendly, efficient, and available. If I ever had a question, they were quick to respond. The professors were professional, adequate, and thorough in their teachings as well as feedback on assignments. I recommend anyone who has previously taken college courses online to join Walden University. If you haven't taken online courses, I would recommend Walden as well since they give you more than enough tools and resources to help you acclimate to the online classroom."
1.3 out of 5 stars
As Close To Fraud As A School Can Be - 8/27/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2019
"What started as a decent school has turned horrible over the last two years. Major billing issues, being enrolled in courses not needed for the degree and being charged for them, courses started without professors involved, mandatory resources for assignments unavailable to entire classes, curriculum changes for the same program every enrollment period making it hard to track progress. Lack of support teams who actually care about students. You are a number and a dollar sign to this school and nothing more. Constantly changing graduation requirements are on the verge of advertising fraud."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Monica - 8/20/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I attended this school in all of 2017 for a master's in nursing education. I first found the system to be a little overwhelming because you have to go to different screens in order to get information or post information. I contacted the help desk and told them that I was having difficulty with the program no one assisted me. At the same time I was having difficulty I saw hurricane Irma passed through and I had no electricity to continue the course, once again I contacted Walden and they refused to drop me from the course after they claimed they would. I then found out I was automatically re enrolled and then a bill was sent to collection for a class that I never took. I am trying to resolve this issue with them and hopefully that there will be a good resolution."
5.0 out of 5 stars
SR - 8/11/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018
"Walden is an excellent school. I graduated in 2018. I had no problem getting a job and I am doing well. I am a single parent, with a full-time job and 3 children. Yes, you have to work hard and it is a very rigorous program. I have a friend who studied at Dukes online NP program and the curriculum matched almost identical. She did not have to find her own clinical's, but she also paid twice as much to get a degree from Duke. Walden never said they would help find my clinicals. My admissions counselor told me upfront to start looking early. Yes, it is self taught, it's online. There is no surprise that we teach ourselves; this is what online classes are. Many people come into this program expecting a brick and mortar spoon fed education. If that's the case, and you need the face to face contact, then online is not for you. Oh and I passed my boards the first time. Walden is awesome!! I had no problem getting a 6 figure job and I feel prepared to take care of patients. Thank you Walden!"
1.1 out of 5 stars
KMSonja - 8/11/2019
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"I did not graduate, I withdrew. Walden University is inept and unable to provide clear direction. If you are considering going here- RUN! The leadership has changed so many times since I started, and advisers were numerous- I lost count after 14... No one can give a stratight answer and no two have the same answer. Misguidance, misinformation is the only speciality that Walden has. After 8 long years and 400K in Debt, I am done. It is not worth it. They let anyone into any program even if the background doesnt match. They are just money hungry and do not really care about the student or their success. The department I was in had 5 maybe 6 or more different chairs during 8 years. It has been a dispointment and waste of money, with ZERO return on the investment as I cannot find a job in the field since I have no clinical experience or degree to back the administration portion. WALDEN SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN! No one knows what is going on there and there is zero continuity bewteen deparments and systems. EPIC FAIL! I would love to give them less than one star but that is not an option."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Olicia - 7/19/2019
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2019
"My experience at Walden has been horrible. I am a new student. Upon completion of necessary paperwork at the time, I started classes a week later. I am currently in my fourth week of a six week class. 14 days after the initial contact with class, students are to receive a disbursement of FA refunds. I never received my refund after that time. I received an email after I inquired about my disbursement to inform me that I had a hold on my account due to a missing official transcript. The very next day I sent my transcripts. My enrollment specialist said he never received the transcript. Then, I immediately called my prior university and they sent my transcripts a total of 2 more times. I called 3 and 3 times a day for 4 days to check on the status of my electronic transcript. Walden finally (claimed) they received the transcript. Now. I have to wait 24 hours for them to upload the transcript to my file, 3-5 business days until it is process, and an additional 14 for disbursement. This is ridiculous. I have never experienced this in all of my academic years of being at a institution for higher learner. I would not recommend this University to anyone, especially if you need your financial aid in a timely fashion."
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