Location
Clinton, IA
Undergrads
69,336
Tuition
$10,938
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 4764 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The availability of the help in the website is always there. I have never had a question that I was not able to get help with.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Online Classes – This school has been great for me, it has numerous sources on their web-site that have helped me to learn how to research and use the information that is available to me. I can be in my own home and still continue to do the needed research to establish a good grade.

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition Is Always Expensive – No matter what school you go too, I think tuition is always expensive but yet it's worth it. I am grateful because when I first started college I had a scholarship from my job. It paid for all my classes but some how the funding disappeared and I had to pay for college out of pocket. Now I have some financial aid help and this is great because it's not holding me back.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: College Online – Some unique things about my school, Ashford University are, I am attending an online campus. It's very great for me because I am a single parent and I have a full time job. This is a great chance for me to earn my education and get things done at home. I love my courses I been taking so far, and I have learned alot.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: It Feels Like One on One Care. So far so good. I haven't started classes yet, but the experience that I've have had with my admissions rep and financial aid advisor have all been good. The effort put in by the representatives makes it feel as if I have a personal team to support me as I make my way to get my degree. I look forward to starting school later this month.

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: I'm very satisfied with Ashford University. They have helped me get so far so quick!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Online Classes! The online classes are so easy to figure out and everyone is great with helping each other understand concepts. Great School!!!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Corrine My Advisor – Corrine was the best person I could have ever talked to and enrolled with. She checked on me befriended me, and helped me make the right choice which was joining Ashford University. I wish she could have been my advisor all the way through but I know anyone who gets her is so lucky.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: Easier Fit but Heavier Workload – Attending online courses was my only option in order to get a college education because I have children to care for, a job, and time restraints to work around. This option made it so much easier for me to be able to fit school into my day but in order for students to receive a quality education the workload is so much heavier than when I attended my nearby university many years ago. I find myself doing two pretty long and formatted papers in each class as well as two lengthy discussion post and 4-6 responses each week with a quiz thrown in about 4 times per 5 week class. This is very draining with everything else that I have going on and I recently had a teacher that decided that he wanted to make his class even more difficult and extremely vague/confusing with an increased workload. I have adapted to my required assignments and the majority of my teachers have been wonderful, but I worry a lot about whether I will be able to keep up in the future.

5 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: As a new student I had lots of questions about my financial aid and applying for loans. My financial aid advisors walked me through each step and made it really easy for me to get everything squared away.

5 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Fantastic Support System! I am extremely impressed with not only the quality of my classes, the learning material, and my instructors, but I am blown away by how helpful the Ashford University staff is. My phone calls are returned in record time, I always receive detailed/quality answers, and everyone that I have spoken to since I first enrolled has a deep desire to help me succeed.

5 College Student

Academic Experience: My admissions counselor, April has helped me and has been the most resourceful person. She friendly, resourceful and whenever I have a question finds the answer that I need. Thank you, April Quackenbush.

4 College Freshman

Online Courses: I love being able to enter my college classroom at any time. I also love the fact that I don't have to drive anywhere. Ashford's library and other available resources are awesome. It's kind of strange not being in a regular classroom, but we are ecouraged to interact with fellow students. I am just starting my 6th class, and am staying in contact with other students taking the same classes.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Love it so far...have not been in school since 1971...that is not a typo. I am retired, and was growing bored. College is inspiring. Love it at Ashford University. I take all online classes and can work at my own pace. After 30 years in Information Systems, I am looking forward to learning more about a more interesting subject, criminal justice. Ashford has excellent instructors and excellent resources available at all times.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: I love being able to turn in my work with lots of time to do it. Though it is ruff for me at times to get online, since I lost connection to the internet not that long ago. So finding free WiFi- hot spots is a bit of a pain! But, however the staff with the school always try to help you out. Some of the instructors can be really tough on you, but that's because they have lots and lots of people to deal with online. I'm giving Ashford an A, because I like the online courses, it's wonderful once you get in there and get the hang of things!

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Initial Observations of New Student – Ashford is a long-standing school in the community and strives to keep up with the 'times'. The school is providing me with an opportunity for online/ long-distance learning that is helpful to me.

5 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Counselors Are Helpful and Knowledgeable. Counselors are prompt, helpful, courteous, friendly, and informative. I have received several informative emails, and follow-up telephone calls.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Throughout a course there can be quite a bit of reading from week to week, but I haven't found it to be unmanageable. Creating a calendar for each class has been important to me so that I don't miss due dates. It's important to be committed with online courses.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Definitely for the Self-Motivated – The speed of the courses can be intense at the online campus. The benefit is that every month a new class begins so there is no time for boredom with a subject. Love Ashford and would recommend to anyone who learns at a faster pace and doesn't have time to sit through lectures during the week. Also, most of the books are now being posted within the course material so there's no need to purchase them from a book store which is a huge plus!

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: ashford university at one point was an all girsl school named mt st claire and i think something interesting is that there are a couple of nuns that still work here and teach!

4 College Junior

Student Body: The economic, class and cultural diversity in the online programs is great. There are some late bloomers, returning adult students, military and internationals. The net may be cast a bit too wide for some students may not be prepared for college level work.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I had no problems getting approved for my loans even though I was overlapping with my last semester of community college. If you are unsure about how financial aid works the advisors are quite happy to explain it to you step by step. The paperwork is easy but adjusting decisions later isn't very easy.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Ashford staff work very competitively to make you satisfied with there administrative results on your behalf. I found the courses were organized extremely well and teachers were approachable.
I can't give an A+ however because there is a very lacking amount of graduate programs and I would prefer not to have to transfer again since I know what to expect here.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Discussion Board – I love interacting with my classmates on discussion board. We get to know about each other, whos taking what courses and are able to assist one another in many ways. The discussion board is very unique in the tools available to check your work.

5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Academic Counselors – What I love about Ashford is, if I cannot get in touch with my academic counselor, there is always someone available to answer questions until I can speak to him. The staff is very helpful and show great concern for the students.

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Valerie Harvey
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Moyie Springs, ID
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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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