Strayer University Reviews
There are currently 13 reviews of Strayer University
Reviewed by: Jean P on February 5th, 2010 featured
With Strayer, I honestly think it depends on which campus you go to. On my campus, the Dean is from Europe, speaks several languages, and is one of the most brilliant people I've ever met. The classes are "very" challenging. I have an undergrad in Business Administration, with a concentration in legal studies. My finance and economics professors were top of the line. My law-professor was an experienced attorney (over 40 years of practice), and argued cases before the Virginia Supreme Court. Those of you who had bad experiences, are in the minority. Furthermore, I can look anywhere and find a list of complaints about any college or university. So for the sake of common sense, lets end the "its horrible compared to other schools" assertion, which is in no way based upon any legitimate survey. In fact, legitimate accreditation surveys say otherwise.
Just a note: When I first transferred into Strayer, I called several universities in the area, including Old Dominion, Christopher Newport University, and College of William & Mary, all of whom confirmed that they would accept undergrad credits for Strayer. These three universities are very popular university names. Next case.
Reviewed by: Kim M on February 10th, 2009 featured
A seriously solid school with great credentials! SUO was also really affordable and classes were so convenient, I could go to school without having to give up my day job!
Reviewed by: David G, Bachelor in criminal-justice-schools on December 30th, 2011
I have had no problems going to Strayer University. They have been very helpful with my financial aid and getting me ready for on-line classes. I am a single father and they made the transition getting back to school very easy. They were there to answer any questions i had and to help me in any way i needed. I am still attending Strayer and will continue until i reach my goals. Every school has good points and bad points but most of the bad are because the student did not put forth the effort they needed to too reach their goals.
Reviewed by: K H, Bachelor in on November 24th, 2010
I have never seen an organization run by so many incompetent, unorganized, and unprofessional group of individuals. I would not recommend this University to anybody, especially the Delaware County Campus in PA. I am astounded that this organization has not been shut down yet. This obviously says a whole lot about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accrediting agency. I really hope that the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation steps in and shuts this scam down.
Reviewed by: jared t, Bachelor in on August 16th, 2010
I am currently enrolled at strayer to obtain my BBA. I really enjoy the classes I have learned alot in my time here. The biggest problem is their financial department. This year my loan amounts went up 1200 and should have covered the full amount of my cost with about 1000 left over for a student refund. The first year I didn't receive enough and paid about 200 or 220 a quarter. They would call me a few times a day about me paying what my loans didn't cover every quarter almost to the point of harassment. Well now that the tables have turned and they owe me money I cant ever get a hold of them. I have sent many emails and have not had one reply yet. It said I should receive my refund around the 4th week on the web site and we are now in the 8th week and I have yet to receive my refund or a email or phone call to reply to my prior emails.
Reviewed by: A S on March 14th, 2010
Strayer is like all schools with many campuses; it all depends on which campus you attend. I attended several of the University of California campuses, and they ranged from a total fraud and a joke to outstanding. I am at the Rockville Campus of Strayer, and it used to be the worst campus in the Strayer System. Then they got a new dean with a real PhD from schools you hear about not bogus schools where they give you a degree in a month. The campus has been transformed to something of very high quality with a lot of student spirit. So when you go to Strayer check out the dean first.
Reviewed by: Dave B on December 23rd, 2009
I am currently working on my MBA Degree with a concentration in Accounting. I recently completed my B.S. Degree in Accounting from Strayer University. I am now preparing for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination. I am not concerned that Strayer University's business programs are not AASCB accredited. I am more interested in receiving professional Licensing, such as obtained through the passing of the CMA examination, versus a program accreditation. Strayer University is regionally accredited and is recognized by the CHEA and the U.S. Dept. of Education.
I live in Texas, and a degree from the University of Texas rules here; however, I was able to obtain an Accountant Management position with my local city government with my Strayer University degree. A full background check was done on me and proof of me having a regionally accepted accounting degree. I had no problem with Strayer's accreditation acceptance with my new employer. In my quest for a great job, I quickly learned that many employers knew very little or placed very little interest in specialized program accreditation. They were more concerned with the institution of higher learning being regionally accredited. I would assume they much have a list of acceptable regionally accredited colleges. I would be more concerned with program accreditation if I were looking to work for a Wall Street firm.
Strayer University is not a Harvard nor a Yale; however, I received a very high quality education that works for me. I am very happy and would recommend Staryer University to anyone that is willing to put in a lot of hard work-especially if you are taking online courses, as I have done in the past and doing so now as I am working on my masters. I had some problems with Student Services and Financial Aid; however, I quickly learned to be pro-active and stay on top on this-as it is my responsibility.
I have attended several colleges in my life and each one of them had their own unique share of issues. I don't think there are any perfect universities out there. My advise is to find one that fits into your own personal scheme of educational attainments and stick with it. Every school is not going to work for everyone. I think every person is looking for something different than his/her fellow classmates. I was looking for a regionally accredited university that offered challenging online courses, and I found this with Strayer Universtiy. Strayer University has been around since 1892. A school that has been in existence this long would have to be offering a quality education of they would have been closed by now. Yes, Strayer Unvierstiy is a for-profit business ( a NYSE traded company), but how many for-profit businesses of any type would have managed to stay in business for over a 100 years if they were not offering a quality product or service.
Reviewed by: Anon A on December 18th, 2009
This school is a complete disgrace. Convenience is their only decent point and good for them because everything else is a disgrace. Dont waste your money and never seen a disgrace of a college in terms of the attitudes of all there, turnover within, complaint systems (a joke and a half), unethical behaviors, spyware on their computers, misuse information and nothing is done about it, incompetent and paranoid staff for obvious reasons, fictitious students created in courses, etc The list is endless and check out the online complaints against them, never heard of any other schools remotely close to the amount of complaints against them. Debacle and disgraceful...Its endless see for yourslef...
Reviewed by: Alex L on May 8th, 2009
I quit Stayer's MBA program after 2 semesters not because they were bad, but because they are not AACSB accredited. In fact, I was very happy with what I learned in those 2 semesters, but with out the proper accreditation....who wants to take the chance of spending all that money?
Now I am studying for the GMAT to go to another not-for-profit school.
Reviewed by: Andy G on April 19th, 2009
Completed the Diploma in Advanced Accounting in 2006. Mediocre quality education at a high cost. Most employers have not heard of Strayer. Also, no career search or alumni support to speak of. Go to a state university with an online options, such as California State - Dominquez Hills.
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