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Walden University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityA Research AvailabilityA
Research FundingB Graduate PoliticsA
Errand RunnersA Degree CompletionA
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]B Sufficient Pay-
CompetitivenessA Education QualityA
Faculty AccessibilityA Useful ResearchA
Extracurriculars- Success-UnderstandingA
Surrounding City- Social Life/Environment-
"Individual" treatmentA FriendlinessA
SafetyA Campus Beauty-
Campus Maintenance- University Resource/spending-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Criminal (This Major's Salary over time)
After reading some of the reviews on this site, I had to add my own perspective. I have been a student at Walden for a little more than 5 years. I'm currently completing my doctoral dissertation, which has been a rigorous and demanding process, as was the coursework I completed along the way. My professors, including my current committee members, are engaged, supportive, helpful, and are focused on my success. In comparison to my undergraduate and master's programs, which I completed at traditional universities, my current program has been by far the most demanding and challenging, which should be the case at the doctoral level. In response to some of the comments regarding racism at Walden, that's not something I've personally witnessed. I've attended a number of academic residencies, and the student body is racially diverse, as was composition of the faculty. My original department chair was an African American woman, and I'm estimating that about 20% of the faculty at the residencies I attended were non-white, and included many women as well. Overall, I don't think there's anything wrong at Walden University. I would say, though, that there is a lot of bias out there about distance learning generally. So, if you're thinking about attending Walden, know that brick and mortar institutions tend to turn their noses up at graduates from private, for profit institutions like Walden. That doesn't make Walden a bad school, it's more of a perception problem than anything else. I think this will likely change as online instruction becomes more accepted overall. But, right now, it's an issue. I would say take a good look at Walden and compare it to all of the other options you have. Ask lots of questions, do your due diligence, and I think you'll find that Walden is a good option for undergraduate or graduate learning.
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