Location
Clinton, IA
Undergrads
69,336
Tuition
$10,938
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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5 College Junior

Student Body: I am currently taking online courses. From what I learned in previous courses, there is plenty of diversity. There are different ages, races, religions, locations, genders, sexual orientation, and others. We often have discussions to post, that allow everyone to state their thoughts and opinion. I have also learned there are a lot of military veterans at Ashford.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: The Pros to Online Classes – Online classes are very convenient instead of sitting in class. I am able to manage my time better, since I do not have a specific time to attend class. Everything is organized, so I know when everything is due. The course work helps me learn better. I am able to chat with others in my course about assignments. Professors are always available.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Ease of Workload – since working fulltime online courses are a easier to do.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: THIS IS ONE AREA I WILL COMPLIMENT THE EASE OF PROCESS.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: HAS CHANGED PEOPLE THREE TIMES SO FAR AND THEY WONT RETURN OR REPLY TO MY REQUEST FOR CHANGING DEGREES AND POSSIBLE TRANSFERING

1 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: NO SCHOLARSHIPS AVAIL – BEWARE , PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHOLARSHIP STUFF PRIOR TO APPLYING, THIS SCHOOL OFFERS NOTHING FOR ONLINE ATTENDANCE.

4 College Student

Career Services: Post Grad Services – I do not know yet what the services are like post graduation.

4 College Student

Online Courses: On-Line Vs Traditional – On-line courses were kind of scary for me to think about. I am not proficent in computer stuff at all. But I decided to take them for the easy and convience. I am getting the same education as a traditional student, but can attend class when I want. It's easy to submit my work and the grading has been fair and reasonably quick. In all I would say that if you are a busy or returning student, look in to on-line courses. They have the flexibility you need, with the education you want.

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: All of the students I have spoken to seem very nice and want to learn about you and you want to learn about them. I have not ran across a student I did not like. I am sure it will happen but so far so good. All of the students talk to each other everyone week in the discussions and give each other our ideas/thoughts on the subject. Which I must say is a very good idea!

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: The Unknown – What I am paying for college is not the problem. What the problem is, you do not have enough money to go to the college. I thought that I had everything taken care of but found out that I do not have enough for the next semester. Therefore, I am looking for grants to help me with tuition.

3 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: Not for Faint of Heart – Online classes are not for everyone. However, Ashford does their best to ensure that you get accustomed to the way they run their programs. I do like the fact that there is a lot of interaction with your classmates and you learn sooo much. You really do not miss being in class because of all the interaction. The only issue with the online classes is that they are five weeks long and they go by fast, so you do not have as much time to fix your grade if you are not doing well. However, if you have good time management and are open to new ideas, it will be worth the challenge.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: They Believed Even When I Didn't – A few years ago, I was having difficulties getting accepted to colleges due to financial/transcript issues with a previous college. Every school I applied to told me that they would not accept me because of this despite the fact that was ten years ago, being paid, I currently held an associate's degree and had a grant to go to school for free. Every school turned me down and I was starting to give up and then Ashford contacted me. I told them my situation and my academic advisor literally said, "Is that it because you can start school in two weeks." Their belief is that if a person wants to go to school, they should be able to and I ended up getting my Bachelor's from them. I am so thankful for them because I literally had given up.

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Sometimes the weekly papers we have to do it to much and sometimes a final paper is to much when you can think of 8-10 pages without a title and reference page. Everything at Ashford is simple for me.I have more time with my kids and when they sleep I can do homework. No getting out of bed at the crack of dawn either.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Classes Online – I am in course online through Ashford because I have children and attending traditional college is not in the cards. Online school is more for me. I can learn and take my time on things you have have to post on stuff certain days of the week.

5 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Keep Your Head Held High for the Prize at the End – This School is so easy to work with. The staff are very helpful in all departments and if they do not have the answer they will bend over backwards to find it. The teachers in the online classes are very nice and some are more understanding than others. Then their are times when you realize certain instructors are only teaching online for the money. I do not like it when a teacher take 3 days to email you back. I recommend Ashford to everyone though.

5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Ashford University has excellent flexibility as I am enrolled in classes online because I have restraints like children keeping me from attending campus courses. I love being able to go to school from my home.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall Experience so far is how well Admissions, Financial Aid and all Ashford representatives are easily available and want to genuinely help in student success.

5 College Freshman

Campus Resources: At Ashford University I am attending Online classes, so the need for a computer is most important. There are many resources available for online students, most important I believe is the online library and writing center with lots of help in resources for just about anything or any topic.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: What Happen – What I experienced is they misappropiated my funding and now I am at the aggregated level, again still has classesd to take to graduate, I was also graded unfairly.....

College Junior

Online Courses: On-Line Courses – I love my on-line courses. I am a mother of four and I also do childcare out ofmy home, so the on-line courses work out really well for me. I would not change any thing in my schooling at this point.

College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: There is nothing that I can complain about at this present moment in time. I feel that they are doing everything they can to make sure that I get an education.

College Junior

Overall Experience: I really going to Ashford on-line, because it fits into my schedule better than attending classes at a univeristy.

3 College Sophomore

Career Services: Career Service – I'm not for certain if AU provides this service. I most certainly will look in to this.

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: Diversity of Students – We have students from all over the U.S. ranging from young (just out of high school) to adults. Some to continue their education while others, to advance their careers, or to finally getting their chance to attend college for a degree.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Since day one, the staff at AU has been a tremendous help. Even till now, I get a call every week or other week just to check and see if I have any questions, feedback, problems, even to motivate you that the decision I made has set my future for the better. I feel like I'm on top of the world just because of this one service they do. I can't imagine what other things services they have in store for me. They are number one in my book.

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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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