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Clinton, IA
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69,336
Tuition
$10,938
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 4389 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Online Courses: It hard when your have difficult with a paper and you can't bring it to a teacher, some teacher in a classroom already know you writing style it hard.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: I'm an online student, it hard when you want to talk to a teacher but I guess it works for me.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Everything I need is online, including my school's library; under my school website.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: My school is an online school so I am able to do my work whewn I ha ve the chance to.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I was very interested in Criminal Justice and Forensics, and was excited to learn all about this field. Ashford's program basically covered just the laws, and nothing about the actual jobs. I think I learned about the Magna Carta in every class. I ended up dropping forensics because the student course guides sounded like they were all repeats of the classes I already took.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Ashford has been very helpful in making accommodations surrounding my illness. I became very ill 2 years into the program, and am still very ill. My advisor has helped me postpone classes when I have surgery or have a lot of medical tests that interfere with my schedule. The only downfall is that I get charged for the class if I do not stop within the first seven days. Also, some teachers are very helpful and understanding when it comes to submitting late work if a student has an emergency, but some teachers have a no exception policy. One teacher even said that she did not care if your computer broke, and it was our responsibility to go find another computer to use.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I like the program, but I think some of the classes are very repetitive. I feel like most of the criminal justice courses were a repeat of the one before. I had to write a paper about the same subject in three different classes. I also think the individual preferences of each teacher are difficult to learn. I have gotten docked points in one class because I used personal experiences, but then docked in the next class for not using personal experiences. I also think their books are far to expensive. When I enrolled, I was told that books were around $50-$60 per class. Most books are over $100! Their new online constellation program is nice, but the price for each online book is even more expensive than buying the actual book.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: It's very unusual talking to people who I don't know. I enjoy there hospitality and friendly relationship. Possible topics include workload,professor/student relationship, and peer-to peer interaction.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The main reason why I choose this school is because one of my classmate told me it is a very good school. The instructors are good and very helpful.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: There are many things that are offered at Ashford Univerisity, such as tutors, writing center, travel groups to different areas that you are able to receive credit for. The registraton process was very easy to do,with the help of the advisors as well.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The Academic experience at Ashford University was exactly what I expected, the classes were not the overwhelming, yet you had to do exactly as it would state to do. The examples that were given were very understanding, and if you did not understand something the were willing to help you to comprehend the studies.

4 College Junior

Student Body: My classmates are mostly adult learners. Some are deployed military, some are working with children, and all are here because of the flexibility of an online program.
There is a great diversity both ethnically and socially.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: Most of my classes have been challenging and rewarding. The material is comprehensive, informative, and pertinent to the subject.
The professors have been, for the most part, highly accessible and more than qualified. The variety of experiences the professors have been through enable them to provide the students with a rich resource pool.

4 College Senior

Online Courses: Online classes are great! You don't waste hours every week sitting in a classroom and listening to a lecture. You can study at your own pace and if you have questions the instructors are quick to respond. You can even email other students for more information or opinions.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: The online classes are easy to keep up with. With a baby it was hard for me to do school work every single day, so having to only check in three days a week was really great!

4 College Senior

Career Services: I am not depending upon Ashford to help me find a job at this time. I am planning on homeschooling my son for a few years first.

3 College Student

Tuition & Financial Aid: I am sure the education I receive will be worth what I receive. I however am worried about the financial end of it; I am single mom of 4 kids and I was just hit by a teenager who hit me head on and caused me to have a broken socket in 5 spots and i have 16 weeks to learn to rewalk again. So I decided to not give up one morning and go back to school while I am recuperating. Hopefully through grants I can get some financial help.

3 College Student

Online Courses: An online class you need to be more disciplined and need to have more time on your hand at home. I was in a horrible head on car collision and I can not walk for 16 weeks so online is the only way that works for me, but still it is a very disciplined class and way to go through school.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The assignment topics are discussed in the weekly readings and if you have any questions the instructors are always there to assist as best they can. Administration is very helpful and willing to assist in any way.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: It's very convenient. I only have 1 class to worry about for 5 wks and then I'm on to the next class. Most of my credits tranferred in as electives so now I only have my core classes and program classes before I earn my BA.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I have had several life situations come up in the last two years. Ashford University has helped to accomodate with time I needed.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: Its Like Being on Campus – When I began on-line learning I thought it would be very boring, but to my surprise the staff make it interesting by the class participation done through our thursday discussions.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Although I am an online student, I do make use of the online library. I gave it an a- because it is often difficut to know just what to type into the box in order to get papers on the subject I am researching.

College Sophomore

Campus Resources: I am an online student from Illinois. I will not be on campus until I graduate in 2015.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I am happy with the money I am paying, but was misleaded when applying because I would told my financial aid would cover my expenses and now find that it does not. Currently, I am having problems with communicating with my financial advisor. Response and real conversation times are a little slow.

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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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