Review Averages: 5.3 out of 10
Strayer University Reviews:
Adult Learning is a Challenge
BBA - July 25, 2016
Television and movies portray college as all fun with parties each weekend and studying Monday through Thursday before the next series of parties. With working adults, this is NOT the case. Many working adults, like myself, have full time jobs, a spouse, maybe children, and other interests we wish to participate in. The average Strayer University student has other responsibilities besides earning that much needed college degree. At Strayer, no one promised me that it would be an easy journey to obtaining my degree. In fact, the university provides weekly videos on how to coupe with stress, or how to balance work, school, and life. The university WILL NOT give you anything. The university WILL offer you everything to make your journey on the road of success a good on. Adults must take responsibilities for our actions and those actions that are happening to us. If you have a problem with financial aid, then speak to whomever you must to get the matter resolve. If you do not understand how Blackboard or other programs work, stop and ask for help. Lastly, if you feel you have made an error in returning to college or attending a certain college, accept the fact you made a mistake and pay for the mistake. I have attended Strayer for five full terms and I have three to go. I made it my mission to attend college and obtain my degree. So, if I had a problem, I merely spoke to someone about it like and adult. Remember, we are adults, so we must act accordingly. Strayer is a very good university. I will recommend it ONLY to those who are serious about attending and graduating college. Not novice individuals who want to attend to college, but not ATTEND college with the goal of graduating. Strayer University only offers the individual a chance at a better life. It is up to the individual to make it happen.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Strayer and American Soldiers do not mix
Business and MBA - January 8, 2016
I attended Strayer University for just a few short weeks. While enrolling everyone was there to hurry up and get my signature. Along the enrollment I asked many questions about benefits and my entitlements as a combat Veteran. All questions were received short to no proper answer. Most phone calls and emails went un-answered. To top it off, I am a soldier and my duties were being effected by the hours required for online classes. Professors were hounding me all day asking me to do my work when it was supposed to be at my pace which would of been in the afternoons. I soon had to drop and submitted active duty orders which were ignored and Strayer began to violate the Service Member Civil Relief Act even after I mentioned my rights as an Active Duty Soldier and faxed them my orders for duty. The school is now asking that I pay close to $3,000.00 for attending only 3 weeks. This is Absurd, especially considering I tried to drop the proper way and my advisor would never return my calls to afford me the opportunity to drop within the time limit of having no charges. This week I was sent to collections while still on my Active Orders! If Strayer doesn't support the Men and Women that fight for there right to operate, then I say they don't deserve American money.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The right school for the right person
Business and MBA - November 3, 2015
I have read some of the good and bad reviews about Strayer and just wanted to add a few comments. The first is that Strayer offers all of the resources necessary to complete a degree efficiently and reasonably affordably. Costly degrees are not for everyone. Online classes are not for everyone. What you put in is what you get out. A straight A student at Strayer is just as smart as a straight A student at Columbia. The only area that Strayer is sadly lacking in is career placement. Most students go to school expecting to have a job at graduation. Most schools do a MUCH better job than Strayer as far as career outcomes. So this is important: Strayer would only be ideal in regards to careers for those who already have a job and looking for a promotion, or those planning on going directly to law or a traditional graduate school immediately after undergrad graduation from Strayer. I would not recommend Strayer (or any online graduate program for that matter) for graduate school because of the absence of career placement.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
You think you want to go to Strayer...read this first
BBA - October 21, 2015
I started a Strayer last semester. It took a semester to figure out the blackboard, due dates, etc. So I only took a few classes. This semester everything has changed. There are no tests or quizzes for online classes just papers, projects and discussion questions. You would think that was good but it's not. Teacher ask questions or make comments that are unclear trying to continue the conversation, after you post your discussion and are required to reply to a classmate who said exactly what you said there isn't much to say and becomes monotonousness and repetitive. In one religion class I gave my opinion and was criticized about my views, so were others, now no one really contributes until the last minute. If you decide to go to Strayer, take class in the classroom. It's not a school for working adults as I am not able to read the chapters and do the assignment and move on. You are constantly checking to see if someone replied to you or posted so that you have someone to reply to. Within a week you have hours of videos for each class and multiple discussions questions and required contributions for each class. This may not get approved but if it does KNOW what you are getting into. I'm almost finish so I may have to stick with it a few more semesters.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Business and MBA - July 23, 2015
I graduated from Stayer University in March 2012 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. I completed my MBA in December 2014. I have nothing but good things to say about Strayer University. I loved going to school there. I can honestly say that I believe I received excellent education. The school officials were always willing to help. I had some incidents with instructors; however, that happens at every school including Hinds Community College where I completed my Associate's degree. In the three years since graduating with my BBA, I have more than doubled my salary. I have an excellent job with fully paid benefits. Yes, my tuition debt is higher, but I simply enrolled in an income-based payment plan and my payments are much more affordable. I would certainly recommend Strayer University to anyone!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Business and MBA - June 18, 2015
I have had a mixed bag of experiences with Strayer. Most of my professors have been attentive and willing to help you with any problems you may be having with the course materials. Recently however I have had a absolutely terrible experience with a healthcare financial accounting professor. This is HSA525. I have been a financial professional in healthcare for 25 years. I should for the most part be able to do this class with my eyes closed. The text book was horrific and admitted by the professor that it was incomplete and contained exercise problems with no answers due to lack of information in the problem text. I have asked for the solutions to problems and have been told on several occasions that they are forthcoming. They have never been released. The professor copies and pastes responses to discussions with the same text each week. No input is provided. His explanations or reasoning about a topic clearly shows his lack of understanding of basic financial concepts. Unfortunately this class has put a very bad taste in my mouth. If I experience this again with my next class it will be my last. I will transfer to a local college with bricks and mortar.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Penn Foster College
Veterinary Technology - May 27, 2015
I am in the Veterinary Technology program earning my Associate degree through Penn Foster College. This program is AVMA accredited, stays up to date, has an incredible support system and I will graduate debt free!! Online school is not for everyone, and it gets hard to stay motivated but through this college I have gained many mentors and friends whom have supported, guided me and motivated me through it. I am now in semester three and getting close to finishing my degree!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Criminal Justice-- Administration - May 20, 2015
Just wish they thought about lower tuition so graduates don't graduate with such high debt.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Master of Science In Accounting - May 1, 2015
Excellent University education. If someone does not like for profit businesses, he/she is born at the wrong place. Go to Cuba or North Korea. I am taking my last class to finish my MSA. I will miss Strayer University.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Honest... Not bitter review
Business and MBA - April 30, 2015
Strayer started out as a wonderful exceperience. Classes were easy to maintain. Advisor seemed wonderful. This is my third semester and its just honestly gone to hell for me. Classes are becoming more and more to easy. Staff will not communicate. God forbid you call when financial aid is to be released. Not even calling for that and you hold for 30 min. They promised and sold one amount as tuition and that was a lie. My friend attended for her bachelor's degree and luckily was smart and got the associates because you WILL run out of money in your third year. They have withheld $500 from me this semester with nothing but different stories from different people. I just wrote my advisor who is the fourth in line I have spoke with and she thought I was a dude. That's how much they care. They will blow your phone UP to get you signed up then they will not respond to emails. To each his own but for me I'm gone.
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