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Reviews 4389 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: I had a very easy time filling out all the paperwork that was necessary for my financial aid. Only problem I had was with the technology fee that each online student must pay for during your first class. The fee is almost thirteen hundred dollars.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Great Class Environment – In my psychology class was a very challenging class for me. The classes are each different except for the setup. It is a good school that offers a lot of support to its students and makes sure that their time at the school is a success. There are plenty of resources and online tools. Each class challenges you in different ways. After each class you learn a new set of skills and you have gained the knowledge necessary to pass your course.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: TA and Instructor. It is only my first course through Ashford, and it is online. So far, I've had more direct contact with the TA, but and comments to my posts have been made by the instructor, so far it seems both have contact with us. It seems if there are questions they get answered in a resonable amount of time.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Pretty Good – I chose an online school, one because I work full time, and I don't feel like going to campus anymore. I attempted the local university and hated every minute of it, I'm just too old for that. The school administrators have been very good with helping me adjust to the online environment. I have no complaints.

5 College Junior

Student Body: Diverse Body – I have attended Ashford's online community for two years and during that time I have found that the student body here come from all walks of life. From the working mom to the soldier in the field, anybody can attend as long as they have a basic working knowledge of computers, can utilize their time and be driven to write that paper even after a long 8 hour shift at work.

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4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Community Vs University – When I attended a community college, getting financial aid approved was like pulling teeth without going to the dentist, very painful. When I arrived at Ashford they understood my needs and were very helpful in getting me approved. Twice in the past I found myself in a hardship situation where I was afraid that I would lose my place to live, thus losing my internet connection and jeopardizing my ability to attend an online school. Ashford understood and expedited my payout thus enabling me to pay my bills.

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5 College Junior

Online Courses: Online Vs. Classroom Experience. Being a returning student who is also managing a career, time is very valuable. Having the flexibility to take a streamlined course without losing content is very important. Doubling that, not having to schedule classroom time, being able to take part in discussions at anytime, day or night using a forum model is added value to me.

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2 College Sophomore

Student Body: Average Mix – I was surprised at how rediculously bad spelling and grammar is! I am 51 and little of what I read from other students younger than I am would have never been acceptable.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: So Far, So Good – I had no trouble transferring my credits over and they were all applied toward my degree. I have had great support from my academic advisor Justin Berry and I get all of my questions answered.

1 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Lack of Communication With Financial Advisor – It took a very long time to get a response about finding out if there were any additional funds available. I should have received more.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: I been attending Ashford University since March 2011. I enjoy taking online course. I have enjoyed every professors that I have had they have been very helpful and understand. I have no problem with any of my courses.At Ashford Universtiy they help you with your financial Aid and to enroll in your classes.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My Experiences – I been taking online course with Ashford University since March 2011. I really love it, and I have decide that after I graduate with my bachelor in Early Childhood Education I will continue with Ashford so I can get my Master.

5 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Persistance and Consistency – The price of education does not matter because of the rewards that I will receive in the end. You cannot put a price on your future.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I went back to school after many years. I have to say that Ashford has made it very easy for me and they transferred my credits from my other college and made the college experience very comfortable for me so far. I am going into my 3rd class and I like it because I only have to take 1 class every 5 weeks. Taking classes online is not as easy as it may seem as you have to be self disciplined, yet it fits into everyone's life if you let it. Ashford has really helped me every step of the way and the instructors really are there to help you whenever you have a question. Another good thing is that you can ask the other students questions as well so it is a great experience all and all.

College Sophomore

Campus Resources: I am taking my classes online through Ashford University and I am enjoying it so much.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I'm Loving It! Professors are very dedicated to the students. Professors have high expectations, however, they are the most helpful in regards to helping the student reach their full potential. Love the fact that I can go to school fultime and work at the same time.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Accessing my materials are easy and the online library is great and easy to navigate. The Teachers are fair and helpful and are usually willing to work with the student, provided that the students let the instructors know of the situation in a timely manner. The instructors and advisors respond to the students' questions promptly, usually within the next day.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great Fit! This school is great and I would tell anyone who is thinking about going to go to this one. When I was thinking about going back to school, I wanted a school that fit into my schedule, Ashford is the one!

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: My School Consist of People from All Races and We Get Along Well Great – The Ashford student body is a diverse family where everyone is welcome. Students, faculty, and alumni interact and support each other from across the country and the world. Social media allows everyone in the Ashford community to connect and network whenever you wish.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Business Administration – They provide the necessary coursework materials through ebooks, text book purchases or other related links to complete the assignments.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Quality Education – I love Ashford, I am receiving a solid education. I am actually learning new things like logical and critical thinking for making better life choices. What they teach will make anyone change for the better. They are training leaders.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Curriculum is outstanding, professor is very educated in many social backgrounds throughout in order to assist those reaching for their goal as well. The process on class registration is done very timely and professionally.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The university's "academic integrity" is superb, and instructors and stafff are alwys in contact with the students, such as I.

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: The progress on my studies as absolutely excellent, but I am still waiting word on how the financial aid will take care of all my expenses pertaining to my objective. College degree!

4 College Junior

Online Courses: Practical and Useful. What I have learned online so far, I can use in my everyday personal and work experience. It is as if Ashford U. customized these courses for my age group. In doing so, the apprehension of taking an online course at my age was removed with each course.


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Valerie Harvey
Moyie Springs, ID
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Ashford University provides a great learning experience in a very unique environment. If you ask online Ashford students if they're happy with their choice to attend school there, most would probably say that they would do it all over again if they could, mainly because of its flexibility and convenience with schedules. The instructors are helpful and respond to questions in a timely manner, usually within one to two days. The instructors are helpful and encourage students to constantly look for better answers. Online classes are very convenient to students with complicated schedules; students can complete assignments at their own leisure, yet within the time constraints of deadlines. Most students find no problem completing their assignments.

A drawback of being an online student is that you don't have the opportunity to really check out the organizations or physical resources Ashford offers. However, the University does have an online library that students can go into from the Student Portal. The library is easy to use, and students can usually find most of the sources they need when writing a research paper. Even though it isn't your typical college interaction, the instructors and classmates are friendly and very helpful when you have questions. Students are able to help each other in unique ways. In one case, a student didn't have her book for class yet, and another student was able to scan a copy of the assignment and e-mail an attachment to her. Classmates are also helpful in post discussions and give each other timely advice and wisdom.

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