Location
Clinton, IA
Undergrads
69,336
Tuition
$10,938
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 4748 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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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.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: The academic experience is better than most online classes. I get to focus on one subject for five weeks and then move on after the five weeks. I do not feel overwhelmed and it is a better learning experience. When I started my first class my advisor kept in contact through the whole five weeks. It helped me to stay on track and feel confident about what I was doing.

5 College Junior

Career Services: Career Services at Ashford University helped me every step of the way. I was out of the work force for about 2 years and when I was faced with losing my unemployment benefits they helped me intensify my search for work. I had help with revamping my resume and interviewing techniques. They worked so hard to help me get the job I really wanted. All the hard work Career Services and I had put in finally paid off. I landed the job I have been wanting for so long, working with teens. Thanks very much.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: When I was on campus. I had to get up and drive to school in bad weather and I was taking 4 classes at a time. Now I'm only taking one class at a time and that gives me the opportunity to concentrate on that one class and know that my grades will be good. I love online classes. I can go to school in my p.j's if I want to.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: My experience at Ashford was very heart warming when I transferred from my previous college to the university. It was easy to transfer my credits and my financial aid was okay. I didn't receive the money that I did when I was at the community college, but it's not about the money. It's about me getting my degree. I am very satisfied with my school.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Everybody is nice and friendly and the professors take their time to make sure that every student understands each lesson.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: My specific major is going to be in Forensic Science. The curriculum so far looks great and the future courses looks promising.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: In all honesty, there has been on some occassion where there is a few professors are too down right strick with the students and the course work. I had one professor like that but, I got to work right up to his standards quite well, with little flaws but got throught it with flying colors. Other than that this school is just so wonderful and I would not ever think of changing school! So far every professor, staff, student advisor and others I missed has been exceptionally so supportive and wonderfully caring!
Thank you!

4 College Sophomore

Career Services: With this high grade achievement, Ashford University has been very supportive in helping me get this far! I feel this college has made a tremendous change in my career goal and studies to go this far in pursuing a B.A. in Human Health Services. I am very happy with Ashford Univ. and I will continue in getting my B.A. & Master's!
Thank you!

4 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I like the online atmosphere. I am a small business owner, and need to be able to work at my own schedule.

1 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition increases are frequent. They do not offer financial aid and do not offer help with federal financial aid application. It is difficult to get that applied when it comes in. The process is frustrating. It is probably much easier and cheaper to take general ed classes at a local community college first. AU is overpriced and a waste of time.

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1 College Senior

Academic Experience: I could have learned better on my own. This was a major waste of time, money and energy. AU is only out for a profit. All things promised to get you in will go unfulfilled. I deeply regret my choice in AU. (This is coming from an honors student with double major and minor). AU is a joke!

2 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: took much persistence to have some credits transferred in and get credits for tests taken. I ended up giving up on getting my international degree credits transferred in and to get credit for work experiences. They do not want to give you credit so that they can charge you for the classes.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The main reason I chose Ashford is because of my schedule. With Ashford, I get to choose the days I go to school. The online courses are very convienient.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Sometimes there are problems with the computer network. When this happens professors are usually very understanding. We also receive updates as to when there will be maintenance on the computer network.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I am an emergency management and Homeland Security major. The courses only last 5 weeks so they are fast paced. The material taught is very specific to program and I feel once I am done with my program I will come away with a lot of knowledge in these specialized fields.

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: Everyone is from all different backgrounds. I enjoy meeting new classmates, and to see the opinion of everyone motivates you on how different possible answers different people can have. I think have a student body like this helps students prepare for the real world.

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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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