Location
Clinton, IA
Undergrads
69,336
Tuition
$10,938
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 4389 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The tuition may be a little high. This is my first experience. But the admissions advisers are first rate.

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3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I am not sure how to rate this as I am a returning non traditional student and have no comparison.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I am still working on undergraduate core curriculum so I don't really know.

3 College Freshman

Student Body: It's hard to get to know the student body in an online environment.

College Freshman

Career Services: I am an undergraduate student and have not explored the post-grad services.

4 College Freshman

Online Courses: I really enjoy my online classes. They allow me the flexibility to work on assignments in a reasonable time frame whenever I have time for it. You are not overwhelmed by reading or research but each course seems to be well rounded and geared to the professional who is also a student. There is not a lot of hand holding but there is support if you need it.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Ashford University provides a flexible online environment where you are responsible for your learning. You get out of the classes what you put into them. If you do the reading and participate in the discussions you can get a lot out of this school on your own terms. You sometimes have to pester the professors a little bit to get them to be responsive but if you are persistent they do respond.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Transferring credits was never an issue. I gave them my transcript and my credits were given. Ashford University teachers are very flexible and willing to help you.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Because Ashford University is a relatively small school the teachers are more willing to have one-on-one time to help you with any questions you have.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wouldn't choose this school again because I am completely bored with the learning experience and tired of the monotony of each class, the only way each course differs from each other is by topic and content within the respective textbook. The instructors get paid to supervise, not actually teach.

2 College Junior

Online Courses: The instructor have little interaction with the students. It seems the only effort the instructors put forth is grading essays and being present post-discussion posts. The online dicussions DO NOT replicate a traditional college classroom discussion at all, far from it. It feels as if you can pretty much teach yourself at this University, not sure instructors should be required if their not teaching anything, they seem more like a supervisor of sorts.

3 College Junior

Student Body: typical student at my school in my experience is through online interaction only, in a non-real time format.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I personally believe I should be receiving a more creative online classroom experience for the amount of tuition that is paid at this university, the instructors should be required to be more virtually interactive and create the curriculum for their respective course rather than be just the grading authority.

College Junior

Career Services: I'm still enrolled and it's an online university.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The flexibility of the courses offered at Ashford University are top-notch in the area of working at your own pace, but there are still weekly deadlines to be met. The hassle and frustration I've had with all of my courses is that they lack the challenge of diversity/creativity in assignments. Almost every course requires the same effort of you and they very rarely deviate from each other (basically they all require you to write essays...in every aspect).

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I DO NOT like that almost every class requires you to write, write, write, and write some more. Pretty much every assigment given requires you to write a 3-5 page essay, there seem to be NO final exams EVER. Your "final projects" typically consist of writing yet another essay, this time in the tune of 8-10 pages. Theres seems to be little effort that has to be given from the instructors to actually teach the students, which is good for students who enjoy to teach theirselves I guess. Also the creativity of the curriculum is dull at best, hardly is there ever actual projects due, or challenging exams to be taken that you actually would have to study for. In summary, if you enjoy doing nothing more than writing book reports ALL THE TIME, then this is your college!

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Workload: Unpleasant because of monotony.

Curriculum: Dull because lack of creativity in academic teaching.

Have not and most likely will not get to the point of evaluating this University in terms of Internship/Job Opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: My online courses have been very flexile

College Freshman

Career Services: I have not gotten to that level as of yet

5 College Freshman

Online Courses: Prefer on line courses they are convenient to were campus courses are not as flexible

5 College Freshman

Student Body: The participation of my peers are commendable

5 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Resources has excided my expectation.

5 College Freshman

Campus Resources: With my online studying it is necessary that the network is properly working.

5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: There is a wide variety of academics available. Instructors and peers are helpful..

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: This is my first experience for online classes. Some classes are easier than others which I find no different to campus schooling. There has been classes that the workload was over whelming but I made it through it.

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Valerie Harvey
Hometown
Moyie Springs, ID
Major
AA-Business
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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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