Clinton, IA
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Reviews 4389 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I am just now beginning my second year at Ashford, so I have not had a chance to really get in to any major specific courses. So it would be hard to really elaborate on that at this time.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I responded that to this category with it's okay because I have had some really great experiences with my academic ad visors and some of my professors. But I have also had some really negative experiences with one of my professors.

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Since my entire education is online this is a very important category. And I am pleased with the style of my online courses

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: My classmates are all focused and driven adults

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: School provides a lot of resources for the students

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: This school's main high point is that it extremely flexible work load and schedule wise. it is the reason I can not totally regret my decision to attend.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the school overall. I love the schedule and the work load. I am a mom so I love that I do not have to sign on and sit in some sort of cyber chat at a certain time everyday. I am just unhappy about all the loans I have to take out to go there and the fact that I am taking out all these loans and still having to come out of pocket for all these random book cost, lab equipment etc.

College Freshman

Career Services: I have not taken a look at the career center yet.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I am currently taking online classes and I think the flexibility is wonderful! I am able to do my schoolwork on my time.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The school promised to be one of the best when it came with technology advancement, but that ended up being one of the most disappointing things for my school. But all in all, if you maintain at least a 3.5 gap, your whole tuition is paid for. But there have been many unexpected fees that don't even make sense. Also, the company you HAVE to buy books from, is super expensive and doesn't honor the guaranteed buyback that was promised.

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College Freshman

Student Body: The student body at my school is very unusual. It consists mostly of students from foreign countries and the university tends to be more interested in them. Except, for the few of the students that excel academically.

5 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: Workload is excellent. peer to peer interaction. Discussion can be kept between professor and student.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Fits to what I need to learn in order to achieve my degree.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: All process works out with my daily schedule and full time job.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: Students are still to show respect even though classes are online.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Since I am an online student, I have not been on campus and can only say from my experiences.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: Every topic pertains to what I am attending college for.

5 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: I am now a junior at Ashford and have never had any problems in this department.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It works with my daily schedule. I am able to have a full time job and school.

College Junior

Student Body: Online courses, only speak through the computer

4 College Junior

Online Courses: Online classes and traditional classroom are not much different really, you are still in a classroom. The difference is online is flexible and traditional have set days and times.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ashford is a great online college, however the registration process is long and the rising tuition every year is a bit much.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Ashford offers excellent classes for pursuing degree in behavioral science. The workload is reasonable.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: The professors are from different places all over the world and all have offered much in the classroom.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Online degree so far wonderful


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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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