Walden University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 871 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 52,799 (8,239 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
Source: NCES

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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.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2009

It was hard to answer some questions due to the online nature
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.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The overall experience is a positive one. However, the dissertation process does leave one feeling lost. By the time you get a full sense of the expectation, your chair may step down, committee members may not work cohesively, and this is occurring while the cost is increasing.
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I love I can complete my assignments within my schedule constraints. The staff are very involved in your success. While using the online is beneficial in all aspects of my needs, the workload is heavier for the accommodations.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I am proud to be a Walden University student because the school promotes social justice work and advocacy. This focus is one of the main reasons I chose Walden for my graduate program. The course work is challenging and relevant. and instructors are experts in their field. Occasionally, outdated resources are used and the technology is a little outdated sometimes, but overall the online classroom experience is user friendly and conducive to learning.
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