Clinton, IA
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Reviews 4789 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Online Courses: Great Experience – I really enjoy taking online classes because of the convience it offers.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: Depends on the Instructor – I have attended 3 online classes at AU and have come to the conclusion that, your online class experience depends how active your instructor will be, as well as yourself. Just like any traditional class, you activeness in the classroom will play be role in the outcome at the end of the course. Also, just like traditional classes, it is important for the instructor to be active with the students to influence a positive outcome at the end of the course. I struggled for a descent grade in one of my online classes and I feel it was because the instructor was not very active in the course. Many times I wanted to know the answers to questions and confusion of other students but never got them. Instructors should be required to be more active in an online class then students, to ensure course quality.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Transfer School – My school is a good school to get your mind ready for attending school again. The introduction to my school was smooth and easy to comprehend. There was a lot of support during my enrollment proccess, but not so much now that Im into my fourth class. AU is a good school to get started with when returning to school. You will definitely end up transfering schools either before or after aquiring an associates degree.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: My Experience – I have had nothing but good experiences from applying to being a full time student. Everyone is very helpful and really provide what is needed to get through classes. My instructor are easily accesible and any questions that I have are answered promptly. I could not ask for more from an online school.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Work Out and Food – the gym is always open but the cafeteria close so early

4 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Full Ride Scholarship – i got a full ride scholarship. i only had to pay for room and board

3 College Freshman

Student Body: Education Is a Priority – My school consists of older people,having no choice but to return to school. They often write about their roles as parents, and life situations that caused them to have to return to school to be successful and more successful.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Happy With My Choice 100% – I believe that i made the best choice for my life and also my family's as well. Ashford has done nothing but impress me so i have nothing bad to say bout them.

College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Again I Do Online School So I Can't Give Information About It. However i was trying to choose between two schools actually enrolled in both. Until i talked to my admissions concieler and she sent me info about how much cheaper Ashford was from Kaplan and how much more of a success rate Ashford had over Kaplan. That just made my descion right there.

College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Im Online Schooling – I don't know how there stuff on campus is because i have two kids ages 3 and 4 months so i couldn't go on campus. :(

College Sophomore

Campus Resources: There Isn't Any Issues – This college is very easy to get online. they have everything for your classes set up perfect. I had to learn a little bit more of the technical terms of computers, and they actually had that as well. I'm greatful for my college, my admission conuceler is the greatest she calls everyday to check up on me and my college really cares about me succeding.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Library Is Hard to Navigate – The school offers lots of wonderful things like the writing center and the library. The library is very hard to navigate. Often times I can not find any articles that I need for my papers.

3 College Junior

Career Services: Clinical Work Hard to Find – Job prospects for my degree are very hard and I need to still go through and get liscensed. The problem is the school being able to help with cinical work.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Awesome Online Opportunity – My school has unique classes with the experience of being in a real classroom setting. The teachers are great and I have their contact information in case of a problem. I also save money on daycare for my kids and gas expenses!

4 College Freshman

Online Courses: Online Course – I was very nervous starting the online course but once I got a better understanding I was good to go. The teachers are very straight forward and also very helpful. It different from the traditional school because everything is done online and you don't have a teacher standing over your back.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience in school have been wonderful and I wouldn't change it for the world. I learn a lot of new things and a lot of things to enhance my future. I love it!!!

5 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I never had a bad experience when applying for financial Aid. I do know some students that have; however, I have been fortunate (knock on wood).

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: Sports on-Campus Are Huge – AU on-campus is really huge for on-campus students. One particular that caught my attention was bowling. As a former league bowler, I found it very interesting that AU has a Bowling Club. Even though I am an online student, I actively follow the Bowling Club.

Other than Discussion Boards, there is not much interaction among online students. One thing that I would suggest for colleges/universities is for them to offer a reunion or meeting of students that attend online studies. This would help us to feel more as if we were truly a part of the student body.

4 College Senior

Student Body: AU Students Are Looking to Expand – Most AU students are looking to expand their knowledge either within the field they are currently in or changing fields entirely for a change of pace in the work force. Many of AU's students seem to be military or previous military members or they lost their previous jobs due to the economic cutbacks.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Weekly Work – I am enrolled into an online school, so I can't basically say anything from on campus stand point.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Overall I did not come to that in my course of study yet, But I thinnk it will be as wonderful as it is now in my studies.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: The software was offer was my computer simply cause it was online, did not visit the campus because its in a different state.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: At Ashford, they offer good schedule for the students to easily attend and complete the course. There schedule is every five weeks, very accerdiated which makes learning a good step but at our pace. Staff I can say is very friendly via email simply because it's online opition but overall the services are great and I've been a student for over an year. Acdemically, this is a great school!

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: This Is My First Experience – This is my first experience with online school. I have received a lot of phone calls that will help me succeed. Everyone has been extraordinarily nice.

College Freshman

Campus Resources: School Resources – Ashford University has the same resources as any other college and keeps the doors open for anyone in need which includes student center, libraries ,campus activities and access to the needs of their students.


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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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