StudentsReview :: Ashford University - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Philander Smith College -- Little Rock, AR
Hobart and William Smith Colleges -- Geneva, NY
George Washington University -- District of Columbia, DC

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Ashford University

There are 10 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
I am an adult learner and had researchedQuite BrightOther
I am an adult learner and had researched my choices before settling on Ashford. My Academic Advisor changed at least three times a year allowing for no continuity. I had to have numerous interactions with the financial aid office for minor issues. They were the least helpful department I have ever encountered. My last call with Christian ended with him hanging up on me when I asked to speak to a supervisor.

I am not sure how Ashford operates but within my organization that is grounds for termination. I have never been treated with such disrespect as I was by the Ashford employees.

The teachers were overall friendly and as engaging as an online format allows for. I found most of the classes filled with busy work and not very challenging. I graduated with a 3.97 GPA and received all As and one B+ in four years.I worked full time while enrolled.My ratings on physical environment and social life are listed a Cs as a neutral vote. I have no reflection on any of these areas since I attended through an online format.

4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: B, Individual Value: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
This school was wonderful 3 years ago, whenQuite BrightAccounting
This school was wonderful 3 years ago, when I first started. They have grown too rapidly, had accreditation issues as a result, and have rapidly raised tuition rates. It's impossible now to get an advisor that is useful. You must expect to micromanage your financial aid, your account, your class schedule, and at times, call in to get your courses changed yourself due to advisor's scheduling improperly. You have no access to the dates of classes, or the ability to sign up for them yourself. Also, be prepared for them to change what is required for your program, as well as their policies every few months. They have 3 version of the 2013-2014 student handbook, for example.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2014
Collaboration/Competitive: B, Education Quality: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Going to a online program was about acessabilityBrightAnthropology
Going to a online program was about acessability for me. I had already used this format at brick and mortar junior colleges so I was prepared for how the assignments might be designed. The class selection was determined by my advisor based on predictions of filling sections with the major populous. Only once did I bother to request a certain class as a prerequisite to starting senior year courses. The advisors I had were all fairly prompt and now as a alumnus I am contacted often regaurding returning for graduate work or opportunities they have for me in the career center.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2014
Scholastic Success: A, Useful Schoolwork: C
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
• How to choose the right college?
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
• Personality Type and College Choice
• A Free Application is a Good Application
• College Academic Survival Guide
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
• The Scoop on State Schools
• The Purpose of a Higher Education
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
• How to choose a college major
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
• Nailing the College Application Process
• What to do for a Successful Interview
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
• Starting College (General College Advice)