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Reviews 4789 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I Think It's Worth It. Basically, the title states my response. Yes, I believe the tuition coast, though higher then community college, is well worth the level of academic knowledge provided. The financial aid process has been fairly simple, very knowledgeable, and I am left without worry or fear. Keep an open line of communication with the counselor's provided to you and there should be anything holding you back.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Very Excited – In the beginning, I was not sure how the material pertained to my degree. As I read on in the text, I realized, the initial material was not geared toward my degree in particular, but towards my overall success. It is structured to open the mind of the student, have you look deep within, and resolve any lingering doubts or resolutions you may have which may hinder further action taken in the class. As we all know, the percentage of students dropping classes are high. The material I was presented; tapping into my specific learning style, organization & time management, works well towards reducing this risk.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I was extremely apprehensive, enrolling in an online school. There are so many which do not meet academic standards. Once I reviewed Ashford's credentials and history, though, I became less hesitant. I have to say, the experience so far has been amazing. I am sailing through each w eek, and have yet to experience negative feedback or receive a poor grade. This University is giving me the confidence I always needed to achieving my lifelong goal of completion of my Master's degree.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Despite my continued worry over previous credits not transferring, I have to say my experience so far has exceeded my expectations. Ashford has equipped me with an amazing support staff; from my Admissions counselor, financial aide counselor, to the student advisory dept, have all provided tremendous support and encouragement. I was walked through the online system before classes began, and am quite comfortable locating every aspect of the University on my own. My Library, and various other resources are at my fingertips, and I access them without reservation, and despite the complexity of the online forum. So far, I am in my third week and I truly feel more positive then I have in the past, on campus. I would recommend Ashford University to everyone seriously pursuing a brighter future.

2 College Freshman

Campus Resources: I would have to say that maybe if the time limits on assignments or attendance was a little more clear. I would like to know exactly what time zone and where they are located.

2 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Difficulty Reaching Advisors – The financial aid documents seem very standard and self explanitory as with most schools presumably, however the issue with ashford is the student to counselor ratio. The counselors seem overtasked and take what feels to be an eternity to contact you back. The courses are entirely worth the time and monetary investment even with the obstacles.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I Like the Atmosphere – I would have to say that the atmosphere of the class rooms are good. The students seem to help eachother more. However, I belive that the work should be explained a little better and make more since.

5 College Freshman

Student Body: Great for Seeking Further Education as an Adult – I would say that my experiance at ashford has been great. The teachers are great to get along with and answer questions within a timely matter. I would reccomend this school to parents, students, any one that wants to further there education.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Academcis Offered – I believe the academics that are offered at Ashford are decent.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: Computer Network – The computer nextwork is pretty simple and pretty much compatible with most set-ups

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: My Experience – My experience at Ashford University has been great! The main reason why I chose to attend was the program did not require group work. It is hard enough trying to manage groups in an actual classroom, let alone online. The online school is extremely flexible for me and my lifestyle, and work. I am a single mother of one and I work part-time.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: The online program at Ashford University is excellent! They offer help and guidance thru e-mails and teacher assistance. The also have an area just for students to interact with one another for non related school topics. Also, the school provides each classmates e-mail address for students to help one another in their classrooms. The class rooms always provides related articles for students to review rather than the required text. In addition, the school provides an easy to use informative library.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: This is the best thing I could have done for myself. From the initial enrollment counselor not letting me make excuses for not starting right away. To the continued encouragement of my academic advisors and the updates and reminders about my loan eligibility from my financial advisor this has been an amazing way to finish college. The class structure is fantastic. I am enrolled as a fulltime student but only have to focus on one class at a time every five weeks. There is a lot of classroom interaction, easy communication with the instructors and constructive feedback on your papers. The website is amazing. I can track my degree progress, work on my resume, access the library, make friends online. I am loving every minute this experience.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's okay, and the military benefits are really good.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Best School I Could Have Ever Chosen – The main reason I choose this school is because you only focus on one class every five weeks and you can do your work around your schedule.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: Real World Applicability. The area of health care administration is one that is right now critical to the future of the health care system in this country. To be given the necessary guidance and direction to be a part of this important area for all the citizens of this country, in an on-the-ground manner, is very fulfilling and rewarding to me personally. There should be plenty of job opportunities for one in my position now and in future.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: Cutting Edge Flexibility. All of the professors that I have had have been engaged and clear about the purpose we are all about. Further, they have asked questions calculated to cause me to think in a deeper and freer manner notwithstanding the lack of face to face interaction. In areas where it was necessary to do greater explanation or more in depth guidance, they have been ready willing and happy to.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Well Rounded and Cutting Edge. Ashford has been around over 100 years and although I have never physcially been on campus, I feel thankful that I had the opportunity to have the experiences of learning and interacting with others with common interests and goals in the online forums.

3 College Sophomore

Career Services: My Advisors – At Ashford Universisty they have some of the best advisors I have ever had to deal with. I was really nervous at first but once we started talking and they got me lined up for my classes I got a little more comfterable. I had a few issues with my financial aid but any time I would call to speak with them about it they would even to stp by step instructions to walk me through the process so I could get everything done on time and that was very helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I am an online student at Ashford University and I couldn't be more happy with the program and class scheduleing. I have five week classes, easy to access assignments, unlimited resources, and great instructors. We have a lot of in class interaction with great feed back not only from our classmates but from the instructor and teachers assistant as well. I hope when it comes time for me to graduate and move on to another college for my degree my credits transfer with no problem. I came from a conventional school and didn't have this much success not only with my classes but my credits transfering. I am excited to see where my degree and Ashford will take me in the future.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: My place of employment provides tuition reimbursement; therefore I strive to get an A, so I can receive 100 percent reimbursement. I also take out loans. All is well.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The workload is not overbearing, it allows me to stay focused and be committed weekly to completing my assignments on time and absorb the feedback from my instructors so that I can do better in the current or future classes. I'm a business major and it is what I expected and more in order to prepare me when I graduate.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Academic Progress – My experience with Ashford University so far has been a rewarding one. I have been away from school for over twenty years, but the way the on line program is set up I have been able to successfully complete all of my assignment on time and is currently on the Dean,s List. This is truly an honor for all of the hard work and dedication I have applied to this program. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in pursuing their education.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: The programs most associated with Ashford in my opinion is business and management type classes. They have a great accounting program as well. When I was checking into schools to transfer to I was not really looking at an online school. I had a representative from Ashford called me and I did research into the academics at Ashford. I wanted to know I could be a part of Ashford and meet my criteria in academics. The class registration process is very simple, you go online look at their calendar of majors and call your advisor. Which by the way is also the financial aid advisor. A one stop shop. They make it very user friendly to join classes, and are very accomidating.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: Being an online student I really do not know much about the extra curicular activities on campus. I do read the announcements and the school paper. They have many activities for campus life. The library is full of knowledgable information for research or for just sitting down and reading. They also have a great book store full of wonderful amenities you can obtain.


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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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