Ashford University Reviews
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Reviewed by: Steven B on April 16th, 2010
This must be a whole bunch of paid reviews--that's what Ashford is: A MONEY MACHINE!!! I worked there for 7 months in the tortured state of selling the school to be something fantastic, which it certainly is not. If you want to be spending the amount for a private education online for a degree that really will not be looked at as reputable or upstanding as you might think then by all means go forth and become a easy bake oven scholar. Sorry, I just know from personal experience that the education provided is no where near the caliber at a traditional school (claims to be, but not the case) Why do you think Congress is currently investigating all for-profit online degrees???
I do not mean to discourage those who cannot go to a traditional campus, but this school is out to get your money. And the admissions into the University is a joke--as long as you can get financial aid and are not in default--you're good to go!! The advisors job is to get you to stick through your first course and then drop you into the abyss never to be heard from again. There are few advisors who sincerely desire to help navigate you into your fear of going back due to the cut throat nature of the business of sales.
I'm not bitter about my experience--just want to give you the facts that's all. If you can make it to a traditional campus, I'd advise you to do so!!
Reviewed by: Richard L on February 23rd, 2010
I have taken traditional in class courses and also online courses. I have taken two classes with AU and have been totally impressed. I highly recommend Ashford.
Chad where do I see the average score?
Reviewed by: Jon B on January 20th, 2010
I whole heartedly agree with Chad Wâ€™s April 15th review, and congratulate him on his success. The quality of your experience is directly tied to your outlook and effort. I have been around the block, so to speak, with my college career. I started out in a traditional setting. When that didnâ€™t work, I moved to a weekend off-campus program. This format didnâ€™t prove fruitful to my unique needs either. I found Ashford University in a last-ditch attempt to complete an undergraduate degree. The experience has changed my life. Not because the school did anything spectacular or out of the ordinary. Ashford just recognized the simple fact that people have responsibilities outside of academia. They set up an asynchronous format which allowed me to do the work when I could get to it. This school allowed me to plan around a chaotic and fluctuating schedule to meet the demands of family and job. Ashford University treated me like an adult. I was responsible for my work and beholden to deadlines. If I needed clarification on something the professors were only an email away. I donâ€™t necessarily â€œcreditâ€ Ashford University with my success; I thank them for allowing me to find it within myself.
I graduated last October (2009) and have already used my degree to land a job in human services. I am currently applying to graduate schools and am working toward building a rewarding career. Isnâ€™t that what it is all about? I recommend Ashford if you are responsible and self motivated. If you can cultivate the art of answering the question asked youâ€™ll do fine. Cultivate discipline when life gets in the way and you will not only succeed academically, you will learn to apply this discipline toward a career.
Reviewed by: Chad W on April 15th, 2009
After reading many reviews for online classes, I came to realize that all colleges receive a mixture of reviews, both positive and negative. Those who struggle in class seem to be the ones who scream the loudest about the integrity of the college they are bashing, often refering to the school as a diploma mill.
Let me set the record straight. Whether at a brick and mortar campus or an online classroom, you get out of your educational experience what you put into it. I have been enrolled at Ashford for one year, and will be graduating March of 2010. I currently hold a 3.97 GPA, but I will tell you that this is not a cake walk. On average, I put in approximately 20 hours per week to maintain this average. When grades are posted, a class average for each assignment is posted so you may gage your accomplishments to that of your peers. Let me tell you that not every classmate does this well. For example, on our latest writing assignment, the class average was 6.16 points out of a possible 10, I scored much higher than the average, but this speaks volumes to my statement of you get out of it what you put into it.
I have found all but one of my classes to be challenging, and the instructors are always posting questions to students Blackboard disscussions, pressing them to explore further. Ashford is a quality school, that is accredited. If you are serious about learning, not looking for a free pass, Ashford is an excellent choice.
Reviewed by: Jacob M on March 17th, 2009
Great school for what it is designed for. Affordable, but high quality education.
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