Walden University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.19 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 845 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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

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2.67 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of the school: Great classes designed for the real world, instructors with a compassion to teach, instructors who have an extensive background in their field of study The cons of the school: Lack of communications at times makes it frustrating for students, lack of understanding that sometimes life goes wrong making it hard for students to get things done on time, and even though it is an online school, even computers crash and break leading to difficulties submitting assignments.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I believe that my graduate program is tailor made for some like me who is a professional,actively working and pursuing higher education. I take all my classes online and that is excellent for me but may be isolating to another student if they are unfamiliar with online learning.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015

This is an online degree program so many of the categories in the ratings above don't apply. Additionally, I am only one class in, so it's hard to give an accurate assessment at this time. So far I have been very impressed with Walden University in general, and the Human Services degree program in particular. They really do appear to set their students up for success.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The courses were high-quality, research-based, and relevant to my teaching practice. There was a lot of integration of information in what I was doing in the classroom, and immediate changes could be incorporated to better the classroom. Faculty was accessible, as were various student supports- both academic and personal. There is not a lot of academic competition, so that type of motivation is not there.
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