Clinton, IA
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Reviews 4748 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Excellent School With Great Support – I was very pleased with my online experience and the academic support I received. I would recommend the school to anyone looking to build their hiring potential. Because this is online I did not get to enjoy all the campus activities available to other campus students.

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: It Takes a Lot of Discipline – The online classes take a lot of discipline with time management. However, that is to be expected with not only online classes but with traditional classes.

5 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition Is Very Low – The tuition is very low for this school. There are a lot of schools out there that are very expensive. By the time I recieve my Bachelor's it will only be $40,000. For a lot of colleges that would be the cost for one year.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Professors Are Great – If I could meet all of my instructors that I have had the pleasure of coursing with, I probably would hug a few. Their involvement in all of the discussions not only fed me with some great instruction, they made what was being taught fun.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Excellent School – I have attended an online school before and it is nothing compared to Ashford. Ashford is concerned with your success at graduating and everyone is very helpful and wants you to succeed.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Try to Stay on Top – By responding to all classroom discussions no matter how short or quaint, please add something for students to digest. This will always make your instructors happy about what is going on in their classes. I try to maintain a positive attitude with everyone I respond to and adding some humor to their already stressed state.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The online library is not the best and kind of hard to understand how to use it. The librarians that are available are not always knowledgeable on the useage of the library and sometimes you end up with the same answers as what you would recieve through the library links.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Teacher's Assitants and Tutors – In my classes they have teacher's assistants which I have never had in online classes I have taken in the past. They also have tutors available 24 hours a day, which is also something that I have never experienced. I think that it is very helpful to be able to have a tutor at any availability because, not everyone has a schedule that can accommodate only daytime tutors.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Always up, and They Notify You When They'll Update Systems. I've been in a university that did not take good care of their Information technology. It was up and down, the internet through the school was slow, and sometimes went down. Ashford University has always been up when I needed, I have hardly experienced any hiccups with their student portal, and contacting them when I need to has been relatively easy.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Very Flexible With Academic Grades and Credits Transfers. I had been to two different schools spaced 10 years apart. All the credits from both colleges transferred to Ashford and what I have left to take is mostly required courses that either weren't offered at the first college, or that I had difficulties in at the major university. Ashford made the transition easy by having an advisor call me sometimes daily to check on me and seeing how I was doing and asking about whether I was having difficulties. So far, I can say that I have not had any problems.

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5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Great Academic Challenges With Positive Results – I have sat through classes where the teacher has no personality, bores the students, and chastises them for not performing to expectations. Then I have sat through Ashford University's online classes, where the conversations are engaging and positive, the discussions are very educational and thorough, and the Instructors challenge you to think beyond your potential. I like Ashford University for the challenging and positive academic experience.

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5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Great University for Those on a Tight Schedule – Maybe you are challenged or intimidated by the traditional classroom setting. I was. I ended up going into Ashford University to try the class setting and courses out. I will not go to another university. I will graduate from Ashford University because the classes are thorough and challenging in a positive way, the students are uniquely intelligent, and the instructors truly care for the students. I give this university the A+ it truly deserves.

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3 College Senior

Career Services: I feels that the class that I am taking our focus around the real world. The professors that are teaching the subjects are working in the field. If I have a question about my class work or written assignment the professors that I have had has gotten back to me in a timely manner and with suggestion on how I can tackle the home work. I am very happy with Ashford University.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall I Am Happy With My Choice – I like the fact that the courses are only 5 weeks in length. It is easy to post in the forums.

5 College Junior

Student Body: Amazingly Comfortable – Everyone seems so able to communicate openly and readily. There are a few single mothers such as myself. Everyone allows the education process to flow smoothly.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: The workload is amazing and so easy. They continue to follow up and check on me. The school makes it so simple to stay on top of my projects.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Glad I Followed Through – So glad I decided to follow through with my education and how easy the whole process has been with the advisers. I really wish I had done this much sooner than I ended up doing.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I Like My School! I really enjoy doing my work and their online program is great. I find that the work load is manageable and the interaction between students that their online program demands is great. Very important!

College Sophomore

Campus Resources: I Am an Online Student – I have no clue about campus resources. I am going to school through their online program.

2 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Not Great at Getting Back to Students – I have found that their financial aid center takes forever. My stipend was over three weeks late but Ashford got their money from my loans asap. I didn't like the lack of communication either. However, my admissions counselor is amazing. To this day, if something isn't getting done, she handles it asap! She gets the other departments that lack in their turn around time going!

College Sophomore

Career Services: I Don't Know Yet – I am finding out that they seem a little overwhelmed. It took quite some time for the person looking at my resume to get back to me. Not her fault though! It seems like they need more employees. I did however get pretty decent feedback from her when she responded. And she did let me know it may take a bit for her to get back to me. So far I'm ok with the process.

2 College Junior

Campus Resources: Not Aceptional – I requested a tution credit because of a hurican and never even recieved a reply about the status.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: No Complaint – Overall the convenience and flexibility is whats helping me. The school officials understanding the importance of education, as well as everyday life and it seems that they try to accommodate us, and encourage our continuous education. Nothing about Ashford thus far has been of an hassle, and it was very easy to transfer my credits over.

5 College Junior

Student Body: Diversity Is Important – I have met people here at Ashford, from different social economic back grounds. The age group varies, we have full time working people, to homemakers and individuals self employed and so much more. And amongst each other in these classes we all have the same focus to get these degrees so that we can make changes in our lives and others. It's very nice.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The resources provided from the school are good. If technical problems are to occur we are usually made aware of the situation through an email, a week or more before the maintenance is to occur. Overall I am pleased.


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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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