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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5 College Freshman

Online Courses: I Highly Recommend! The work load is heavier online than in a traditional classroom. However, I love that I can work at my pace and not have to leave my home (especially in the wintertime) and go sit and listen to a lecture for hours. I am a mom with two children under 2 years old, so this allows me to work from home and not have to find a babysitter. The registration process was phenomenal and so easy, I was surprised and impressed. The staff I have interacted with have been friendly as well as helpful. I highly recommend this college for people that have taken a long "break" from college and going back or have obligations, responsibilities such as children, and busy schedules, or focused individuals that know what they want and are committed to achieving that success, but may not have the time to sit in class during normal hours.

5 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Quality Education Made Affordable – Ashford University costs much less than their online competitors and traditional colleges and financial aide is available to all eligible students. What I appreciate most about Ashford is that they do not compromise on the quality of education just because they are more affordable. Your personal financial services adviser ensures you clearly understand and know exactly what you are paying for, the fees schedule, etc. so there are never any surprises.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A Fantastic School – Ashford University is absolutely amazing! Being an online student sure has its challenges but at Ashford, there are many services and people always available to help you. The structure and consistency of the weekly assignment schedule allows me to plan ahead not only for homework but for activities in my daily life. The accelerated schedule of 5 week courses makes it easy for me to obtain my degree in a reasonable amount of time without disrupting my regular 40 hour work week; something traditional classes on campus could not afford me. Ashford's online environment is user friendly and fun to use. The class structure at Ashford of taking only one class at a time ensures that no one gets overwhelmed. I highly recommend Ashford University to everyone!

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: No Campus – Unfortunately I am unable to attend the school campus due to the fact that I take my courses online. That being said i still think that it is a great school and they offer alot more than most schools in the same class.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Internet Classes – Im a Business Information Systems major. I currently take my classes online and it is great. It gives me the freedom to be able to work fulltime and also go to school fulltime. My major provides information needed to manage organizations efficiently and effectively.[1] Management information systems involve three primary resources: people, technology, and information. Management information systems are distinct from other information systems in that they are used to analyze operational activities in the organization.[2] Academically, the term is commonly used to refer to the group of information management methods tied to the automation or support of human decision making, e.g. decision support systems, expert systems, and executive information systems.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: Taking online classes are more difficult than traditional classroom experiences. Online classes take more discipline than traditional classes because of the reading and not being able to have a class discussion about the material.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I have had a lot of support from my school during the stressful task of returning to school after so many years of being home and not having the confidence to go back. The administrative staff worked above and beyond to make sure it was as simple as possible!

College Junior

Career Services: Not Sure – I have no personal knowledge about this area of service from my online college.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: Convenient Yet Busy – The ability to create one's own schedule for classroom assignments as far as time of day or night is convenient. It is also convenient that attending online college courses requires no babysitters, leave from work, or commuting. However, the classes are often accelerated which means you have a shorter amount of time to absorb and report on a subject matter but retain a normal work load and this means you stay very busy and often have little time left for other obligations - especially if there is no break between classes. There is also less student interaction involved. In my opinion it is still worth it considering the advantages of convenience and day to day self-scheduling. Students should just be aware that simply because classes take place online does not mean they are easier to complete; in many cases they may be more difficult. The registration process is quite simple and smooth with Ashford University and the instructors are quite knowledgeable and for the most part personable.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Ashford University has been most flexible in my recent life experiences as I relocated to another state in order to care for my ill and aging father. The professors have been understanding and conducive to various situation resolutions.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience with Ashford University has been beyond perfect. I am pleased I made the decision to attend this online college program.

5 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Ashford University has been professional and effective in assisting me with tuition and financial aid information.

4 College Student

Tuition & Financial Aid: Being a Veteran gives me an advantage. I am allowed to use my Montgomery GI Bill, so I currently have no need for financial aid. Every month my tuition will be taken care of by the VA. However, the one thing that I most appreciate about Ashford University is the one-time 60 day differential, which allows students to begin classes before making a payment. The VA will not issue you a check if you are not enrolled in school, and most schools will not let you begin classes if you have not made your first payment. I believe the education I am receiving is worth the cost of its tuition; even though I have no need for financial aid at this time, the finance department has sent me emails and given phone calls sharing their services and assistance if I decide it is needed in the future.

3 College Senior

Online Courses: Effective Communication – Overall it is a good experience. From the non-academic point of view,sometimes it is hard to explain something in writing and it would be much easier to do so in person or even over the phone or via a live chat, but besides emailing, you don't have any other choice.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: I feel much of the work given is just busy work and will probably have no 'real world correlation'. I did not like it at all that they have raised tuition prices twice since I have been with the university. Once was bad enough, but twice, that is just too much. Another problem is that my 'advisers' have also changed since I have been with the university (about one and half years). You develop a rapport with one adviser and then they just go ahead a stick you with a new one. It is at times like this, that I feel I am just a number and not an individual.

4 College Junior

Student Body: As for what I know due to dealing with online students, I know that there diverse cultures and each culture is assisted equally.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The advisor that I have really works with me to make sure that I am advancing and accomplishing my goals. Everytime I get to a road block he always find a way to comfort me and keep me focusing on graduating and going to the next level of my education.

1 College Senior

Career Services: Wow! I Do Not Know. Although I have not graduated yet; I do not think that Ashford University will have a high quality of post-grad services. Because I attend school online I am unfamiliar with the school's career center, alumni network, and job services. I am not sure if they even have this type of benefit in place for us students. I will be sure to bring this question up to my academic advisor thus; I think that every college should have a career center available for its undergraduate's because in all realty students attend college in order to pursue a career.

2 College Senior

Campus Resources: I Attend School Online – I attend school online therefore all the computer labs classes are conducted on my home computer, and printing is done on my personal copier. The network reliability and speed of my computer is efficient enough to handle my online classroom material. Wireless access does not pose as a problem for me. In order words as long as I pay the internet bill, and keep my computer and printer/copier functioning properly the campus resources are great. I think that online colleges charge to much for tuition. (We) Students are being drastically over charged.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: I decided to go to Ashford University because it is an accredited online college. I adore the suppleness that this school offers. Going to school online has been very beneficial; I am earning a degree, working full time and I still have time to relax. The thing that I do not like about this school is the cost of tuition. I believe that online college should not be as expensive as attending an actual college because in all realty the only thing that the students are using is their own computer and a few well developed websites. Everything is done on a computer thus; if you think about it (we) students are actually teaching ourselves . I think that online tuition greatly needs to be decreased and refunded.

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: At Ashford University Online, you have the freedom to study its course materials within your schedule. Their time frame for course work to be turned in is very reasonable. In the traditional classroom the requirements of attendence can be difficult if you are working, you might not be able to get a class unless you reschedule your work hours. Not so when attending Ashford University Online. You may enter your student portal and attend class anytime 24/7 and submit your work. The lack of having to be in the traditional classroom is also economical as you do not have to pay for any kind of transportation. The peer-to-peer interactions are different than traditional classrooms because you write them in the discussion post. This is an asset, as you can clearly reflect on the discussion by reviewing the written words, verses the traditional classroom where you hope you have written your notes and accurately remember what was said.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Ashford University online provides an excellent system and staff for furthering education and completion of degrees. Problems that can arise, such as technical support problems are minor and are not used against the student. All staff and faculty have been professional in every aspect. The quality of education is excellent. It is well worth the price. The flexibility of being able to set your own schedule within require timelines enables working and non-working adults to achieve academic progress easily. Academic support from instructors and teachers assistants are prompt and excellent. Ashford Univerity Online is an excellent choice and well worth the money.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: College on line is good for me . I have to work to make a living but need help with everything

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Ashford is a pretty good college , I have had some great teachers and some not so great but over all its a goood place to learn

4 College Junior

Student Body: I am not sure about the student body at Ashford but I do know that there are many different students that come from different backgrounds. The school seems to be very accepting of all students.

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Valerie Harvey
Hometown
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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