Walden University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.19 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 842 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 52,565 (8,035 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 47% part-time, 53% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

I like the ease of online education however I miss the opportunity for true classroom discussion. Discussion posts are great but when there is a particular topic of heightened interest in a class it would be nice to have face to face conversations. There is some loss to doing only online learning but the ease and flexibility also make up for that for a working professional like me!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I recieved my Bachelors from Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS and have found that Walden is much more advanced technologically and provides more student services (such as assignment help) than I even knew was available on the internet!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel that the online program at Walden is an exceptional way to complete a graduate degree while working a full-time job. However, sometimes it is difficult to receive feedback from important members of the support team.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2012

My Walden University graduate studies program was one of the best experiences I have had as an adult learner. I was able to work closely with an Academic Advisor to assist me with my Educational Goal Plan. In addition, all of my courses were online which gave me the flexibility I needed. With the support of Walden University staff and close friends and family, I was able to continue straight through with the program and graduate in 22 months.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The quality of your education depends on the luck of the draw with the specific professors that you get to teach your class. Coursework load is reasonable and not overwhelming for the most part. Financial aid department is not very helpful when you call in with questions. Academic Advising is very helpful, however, this school is a tad pricy for the overall experience you receive.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I chose Walden University because of their focus on social change. I have dedicated my life to being a social change agent. I have advocated for battered women, the homeless, and individuals dealing with substance abuse issues. I currently work with the homeless in Uptown Chicago and I plan on offering counseling services through various agencies associated with the surrounding homeless shelters. Walden had been instrumental in helping me develop the necessary skills to follow my dreams.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Top quality work load and academic merit to the materials used and the programs run. While I do not have an affinity for the online higher learning model, the level of work required, as well as ideas presented within the program were definitely graduate level and cutting edge.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

At Walden University, the students are as diverse as the programs. I am extremely grateful to be part of a cohort with so many different viewpoints and opinions. The faculty are helpful and easily accessible, and they are masters in their respective fields.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Walden University's MBA provides the flexibility for working professional and the practicality to use the education in real life experiences.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Most of the professors I have encountered at Walden are very dedicated and invested in helping students pursue their educations. This is especially true of professors with a history of teaching at physical universities. However, I have encountered a few professors that seem to believe their role is limited to hanging their name on a virtual door. As a result of their lack of involvement and familiarity with course content they hinder student enthusiasm and progress. Fortunately, I have only seen this in a small percentage of the professors at Walden.
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