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Reviews 4847 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: I had a death in the family and I was accommodations where made so I could finish my classwork

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4 College Senior

Career Services: I have yet to see post grad services I am hoping by the time I graduate in five weeks that someone will help me out.

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College Junior

Facilities: Because it is an online campus, there are no facilities to review. The online environment is okay though.

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5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Because this is an online school, I don't have to be in class at a certain time and can work at my own pace. The main problem I have is the workload and balancing my actual job with being a part time student.

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3 College Junior

Career Services: Career services tries hard to get students engaged and to get them to utilize the features of the career center, but there are few resources for finding internships or preparing you for interviews for jobs that fall within your major. The webinars are fairly interesting, but again, no real-world solutions for working students.

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2 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: My education is financed through government student loans. There are no scholarships offered, and I don't know what a full academic year will cost me ahead of time. Tuition is high ($1300 per course), but most of that goes to the IT department to build and maintain the online classrooms. After they register you for classes and use up all of your financial aid, the financial aid department is very helpful in setting up affordable payment plans and explaining the money that you still owe.

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3 College Junior

Student Body: Because AU is mainly online, there are students and professors from all walks of life. Many students are in the military or working adults, making outside life experience a large focus of the interactions in the discussion forums. While there are definitely superstars in my classes, most of them have a hard time maintaining proper grammar, so I worry that others will think my degree is from a school that doesn't focus on academics. I wouldn't worry so much if I could see the class averages in the gradebook.

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College Junior

Campus Resources: Most of Ashford's students are online students, so campus resources don't exist. The library offers a wealth of knowledge for research papers, but it still is not comparable to a brick-and-mortar library. Also, many online students are left out of the student life that occurs at the Clinton, Iowa campus. We don't hear anything about athletics...it was by chance that I stumbled across a story about the Saints basketball team in the playoffs. There aren't many student organizations that online students can get involved in either. The journalism department at AU is working to rectify this--they just started the first online chapter of Society of Professional Journalists. This is a huge step, but I wish that there were opportunities for students to work on a weekly online newsletter or maintain the news alerts.

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College Junior

Campus Resources: The online student portal is well-maintained, but most technical problems occur at home because the classes are online.

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3 College Junior

Online Courses: The online courses push me more than traditional classrooms ever did. I am forced to teach myself the material each week. However, the downside is that the workload is more than any other half time student would put in. Finding time to do the readings, complete the discussion questions, complete the written assignments and respond to discussion questions in addition to having a full time job is difficult. The registration process is very easy: the academic advisers schedule classes for students. As a transfer student with my electives completed, I found this very convenient. However, if I were starting as a freshman, I have a feeling I would miss out on the opportunity to explore my interests. The best thing about Ashford is the flexibility. I can log into the classrooms and complete my homework on my own time. While I have had a few great professors, many of them seem out of touch with current journalism majors. I understand that most internships don't pay, but this is an online school mainly for working adults--it's practically impossible for me to afford to work part time and have an internship that doesn't pay. I wish the classes would require something like maintaining a blog that way students could gain practical experience and start to build an audience.

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4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I went to Ashford University. They offer my entire curriculum online so, the courses that I needed were super convenient.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I wish I could pursue my Masters Degree in ABA at Ashford, I now have to search for a new school. I love the Academic Adviser service that was provided.

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4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Transferring credits from another college was easy to do. The only frustration I have now is paying for another class out of pocket.

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4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: There was not problems with Financial Aid.

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4 College Senior

Academic Experience: Majoring in Psychology at Ashford was the best experience for me.

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4 College Senior

Academic Experience: The only time there was a problem with the workload is when unforseen family problems occurred.

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College Senior

Student Body: Did have to opportunity to meet any of the students on campus. I am an online student.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: The schools online library was a great accent to helping me with writing assignments.

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College Senior

Campus Resources: All my computer networking was done at home because I am an online student. However, whenever I did have any technical problems I had the access of calling the schools technical support.

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College Senior

Career Services: Since I am an online student I did not have the opportunity to participate in any on the schools career fairs. For job prospects I have to do my own research.

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4 College Senior

Facilities: Having the ability to go back to school and still have a full-time job. Going to school online was the best opportunity for me.

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4 College Senior

Online Courses: The instructor always stayed in contact with students especially during family emergencies and severe weather storms.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I do not regret going to Ashford, at all!

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The facility itself is great, and the staff!

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I selected yes on the top question because I recently found out my Financial aid is beginning to run out. This is not the schools fault but I wish my counselor would have caught it sooner or could help me better in a re-active way. I feel like I'm floundering trying to apply for a ton of diff scholarships and what not.

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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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