Location
Clinton, IA
Undergrads
69,336
Tuition
$10,938
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 4375 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: my School transferred the most credits that I had coming even after changing my degree

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: They have answered all the questions I've had.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: So far I am happy with my overall experience

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academic Experience: So far the courses available for my major are great.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academic Experience: all of these are available online

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Campus Resources: I do all online courses and have never visited my campus.

College Junior

Campus Resources: I have all online courses and have never visited my campus.

College Junior

Career Services: I am currently still in school, therefore do not have the need to post-grad services

4 College Junior

Online Courses: This is the first time I've completing done all online course it's, very easily and conveinent

College Junior

Student Body: I attend classes online and do not get to meet other students.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I believe I am paying adequately for my education. The process for financial aid at Ashford is very easy since they basically do everything for you.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I had a great first experience at Ashford because my admission counselor really cared about my education. My school is unique because it does provide the option for students to go strictly online, which helps in my situation. However, I believe that not all of the staff fully cares about my education or for me personally like my admission counselor did. They also seem to be after money since they are making me pay for a class I failed due to technical issues that I tried to resolve but their staff was not responsive. I am not sure if I would attend Ashford again because the staff does not seem to be as helpful as they should be.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Academic Experience: I attend Ashford online and am not accessible to different programs. The classrooms and filled with students of different majors and I am still getting my general education classes out of the way before I start taking my Education Major classes.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Our student advisors mostly choose the classes we need to take so the registration process is very simple for us. The professors are usually very helpful, but it depends on the type of person they are. The workload is not overbearing. I am not aware of study options associated with the school.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Online Courses: I actually enjoy Ashford's classroom experience. Everything is easy to understand and find and it is really simple. The instructor manages to respond to our discussion posts and the students have the ability to do so as well. Students can also talk to each other in a chat room called the Ashford Café. The only poor thing about the online classes is the help of technical support when needed.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Career Services: I am not aware of a career center, alumni network, or job prospects at Ashford.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: My experience at Ashford University has slowly become an unpleasant one. When I first started at Ashford University my admission counselor was great. She explained everything I needed to get my credits transferred and enrolled and it was such an easy process. She called me to check up on me all the time during my first month at Ashford to make sure all my classes were going as planned. She still continues to call me from time to time to ask if I have any questions or concerns. Now, I am just going to Ashford to finish my associates' and then hopefully can find another school to continue my Bachelors' in Early Childhood Education. I attend Ashford online and I had failed a class because I was having technical issues and reached out to my instructor, student advisor, and technical support and no one got back to me- although technical support claimed they sent me an e-mail, and e-mail I never received. My student advisor still has not reached out to me for a month after the situation took place and I requested a new student advisor- who is also unhelpful. I wound up failing the class and now have to pay Ashford monthly for a class I failed due to issues with their classroom- which I find unfair.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Student Body: I love my fellow classmates they are very intuitive and always give excellent advice if needed

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Applying for financial aid is the worst part about going to college only because its such a time consuming process but once completed its no problem what so ever

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: to me I think it would be just a normal college as any other college I know doing it online there is excellent library sources as well as group hang outs to chat with fellow classmates and do homework with

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: I use my own everyday computer and it works great for me

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: There has been a few different times when I thought everything was too much but with help of my advisors I was able to pull through it. They are all very understanding and here for my needs the best they can be without question

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience at school so far is way beyond what I expected it to be. I never went to college let alone doing it online but now that I have started I tell myself I should have started it along time ago. I would choose going to my school over and over again I am getting my bachelors degree but have decided to get my masters immediately afterwards I love my school!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I don't have the unique experience of on campus settings but I have heard lots of excellent things about the campus experience that I have realized if I lived in California I would be going to the campus instead of online

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I absolutely love each of my online courses and I think I learn something new with each one. I prefer online class more than I do a traditional classroom experience. doing my degree online is very flexible with my everyday schedule

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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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