Walden University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.19 out of 5.0)
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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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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 Occasionally, outdated resources are used and the technology is a little outdated sometimes, but overall the online classroom experience is user friendly and conducive to learning.
0.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2013

This school is a joke. It is a diploma mill and no real learning takes place at this institution. I learned the hard way, but I have transferred to a real school where i am working first on my MPH and then will consider my options for further graduate study. It should not be this easy to get a PhD. And because the school lacks important accreditation, the degrees they confer aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. Check with employers and search for the types of jobs you are interested in within your field and ask whether they consider a degree from Walden to be of any value. Many job postings that require an advanced degree contain a statement such as “degree must be from a school whose accreditation is recognized” by the employer. Most employers do not recognize degrees from Walden University and other for-profit “online” schools because they lack important accreditation and both the academic quality and rigor are much lower than most schools. Do not make the same mistake I did (I am now basically starting over at a real school after wasting a lot of time and money). DO NOT GO TO WALDEN UNIVERSITY!!!
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2011

This program was very beneficial in helping me to help the students I teach reach higher educational gains. I do wish there were more scholarship opportunities for educators in this program to cut back on the cost of loan repayment.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of a graduate program is it helps you think outside of the box. This graduate program at Walden is nice because the tuition includes the books. I am also excited to be involved with a school that stays in touch with the students will after they sign up for the program. I completed my BSN online and once they had me as a student the customer service was horrible. Walden to date has been treating me WELL. I would recommend the school to family and friends.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

This online school has impressed in more ways than one. I did my undergraduate at an online university as well and was thoroughly dissatisfied with my experience at the other. However, at Walden University they have showed nothing but the utmost support through the admission process to getting setup for classes and so forth. I have taken one class and the structure is challenging but gives you everything you need to succeed. I know most reviews i've been finding about the school have been mostly negative but all schools will be the same its just what you take out of the experience and the use of tools to succeed. Unfortunately for my undergrad program there was very little support. professors hardly responded and professors were very unprofessional. Definitely check out walden
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Walden University is a great online school. The academic advisors have been great. Faculty is awesome about responding in a timely manner. The cons are that Waldenu University requires an extreme amount of time.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Walden University is not your traditional online school. The school has a load of support systems in place for anyone looking to obtain their degree online. Walden's residency programs are also outstanding, in my opinion. It is definitely a school that challenges students to make a positive social change throughout local communities.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

pros: asynchronous cons: cost and little face-to-face communication
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