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Walden University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityB Research AvailabilityD
Research Funding- Graduate PoliticsB
Errand RunnersB+ Degree CompletionB
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]- Sufficient Pay-
CompetitivenessB Education QualityA-
Faculty AccessibilityA- Useful ResearchA-
Extracurriculars- Success-UnderstandingA-
Surrounding City- Social Life/Environment-
"Individual" treatmentB+ FriendlinessA-
Safety- Campus Beauty-
Campus MaintenanceA- University Resource/spendingB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Lowest Rating
Research Availability
Highest Rating
Education Quality
He cares more about Research Availability than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Public Policy (This Major's Salary over time)
The good:
  • Set your own study/class schedules
  • Plenty of writing practice
  • Fairly well organized syllabi provide a challenging educational experience; this is not a diploma mill
  • Qualified and supportive faculty and staff
  • The bad:

  • Limited faculty engagement in the online course environment; expect to learn from the other students' comments on your posts
  • Some students in the early courses clearly do not belong in the PhD program; Walden accepts all comers (at least those who can pay)
  • Little opportunity to progressively work towards a coherent dissertation topic while in the coursework; expect to play catchup once you enter the dissertation phase
  • The ugly:

  • Expensive, very expensive
  • A long journey, very long
  • Not helpful as a step to a brick-and-mortar university position, but might get you a job in distance education, lead to a promotion in the job you already have, or fulfill a personal goal
  • If I had it to do over again… …I'd go to law school. Three or four years and you are done.

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