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Minneapolis, MN
Undergrads
887
Tuition
$11,010
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Reviews 1784 total reviews with an average rating of 4.0

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4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The school is constantly sending emails regarding new classes and workshops that are being offered.

2 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Career Services: Not at this level just yet.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Campus Resources: This is an online school.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The schools tuition is as expected. The financial aid process is going well. However, I am almost at my loan limits and find that I need to figure something else out to make this goal.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I haven't had any problems so far with either the courses or the professors.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from my school is very important to me and my career. Without a Bachelor's degree, I would not be able to go further in my career.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: My experience with my school has been good.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Just a general major. The school did not offer a major in my career choice for advance degrees

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Average work load for an online program.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall, I will be happy if I get to finish the degree, I feel I have learned alot in the process, however at times I have felt like I have missed out on some things that i would have had if it were a local university. I have not been able to get into volunteering or internships since my degree doesn't require it. Since it is not a local college, there is no real affiliation with organizations to allow me that opportunity. The biggest negative is the cost, I am out of funds and have seven classes to go. I am an A-B student and have taken pride in my GPA, I am a little frustrated that I have come this far and don't have the resources to finish. If I had known back at the beginning that the program I chose didn't really afford me the opportunity I was looking for in a career, I wouldn't have had to change majors two times, causing me to be in this situation. In this way I think it is a weakness on the part of advising, and myself. I love the convenience of the online and the 6 week courses, not a fan of the costs.

3 College Senior

Student Body: I had to work on a group project a couple of times and have met people that I feel I could talk to and kept in touch with.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The campus is my living room or anwhere I am at the current time of a class I am attending. I have been in class in Arizona, California, Wisconsin Dells, and in my hospital room. My classroom is completely portable and fits in my Vera Bradley Messenger Bag! The social scene is online and I have been invited to be a part of several different organizations which will be interesting to see how these things begin to play out. Up until now I have not become a part of any just because of time and my limited schedule. Now I am looking to become more involved, I have recently joined the NOHS (National Organization of Human Services) and hope to meet many in my current field. There are also resources for resume writing and interviewing techniques. There are Webinars for career choices as well.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: There are writing centers, career servce centers, a good library and resource center. Not so much activities since I don't attend an actual campus.

2 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: This is the most frustrating part for me, as I am currently 7 classes shy of my Bachelor's Degree and am completely out of financial aid. Had somebody told me at some point that this could happen or was likely to happen, steps could have been taken to prevent it. However, I had to find out on my own when I went to register for my last core class that I am 10,000.00 away from achieving my goal. Each class is about 1300.00, making it easy to reach your lifetime maximum financial aid limit before you finish. I have heard of this from other students in class discussions as well so I am not an isolated case of this happening. When I call for help as to how I can finish they say I can make a payment plan, or take out a personal loan. I am hoping to find some form of scholarship to help offset some of this since my husband is out of work.

4 College Senior

Online Courses: I love the online learning environment. I do not have to worry about making time to sit in a classroom and can do my class requirements at my convenience and schedule. The discussion topics that are required weekly provide a way for students to interact and get to know each other's interests. There is a class cafe at the beginning of each class for students to introduce themselves and is a great way to find others who have the same goals or career choices that I do. Most professors have great response times and spell out exactly what is expected of you, there is also a quick response time to my questions or concerns. All of my instructors have been understanding when I have encountered a situation where my assignment would have to be late, due to hardship or illness, and have not deducted points. Overall I wouldn't want to sit in a traditional classroom again!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: The flexibility of classes is the best since you take it from wherever you are as long as you have access to a computer and the internet. I have been on vacation more than one time while in class. There has always been help when I needed it which was a concern that I had when enrolling in an online program. I have had to call technical support at 11:00 at night in order to submit an assignment and surprisingly there was someone available to walk me through and trouble shoot the problem that I had. One frustration that i did have is that my credits or a full year at a community college some years ago did not transfer at all. It is also frustrating to find that nearing the end of my degree I am out of funds with too much college and not enough money to finish. I did not realize that this could happen, I changed majors twice to make sure that I had the right program for me. Each time I ended up losing some and extending my graduation date, thus I am out of funds before my degree is up. When expressing my frustration to the Advising team the response I got was that this happens alot. I would consider this a problem, like maybe there isn't enough Advising or assistance to make sure you are on track throughout the process.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academic Experience: What I like about Walden the most is that it is completely on line and gives me the freedom to take my classes around my life schedule. I work full time, and have other responsibilities, I am able to work my school work around my busy life. I would not be able to sit in a classroom and do this. I have been able to be on vacation and still be in school. One down side to this whole process is that the program that I am in is for Human Services and it is a self design since they didn't have exactly what I wanted to specialize in. In this particular program it does not require an internship, as a result of this I feel I am missing out on some valuable field experience that i could get had I been enrolled in a local university. I am currently in the process of trying to volunteer as a child advocate through CASA so I feel this will allow me to gain that critical experience for the field I am studying for.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academic Experience: The workload and curriculum varies from class to class. I do like that it is spelled out for me what is expected for each week as far as deadlines and grading guidelines. Some classes require group projects or power points which can pose a challenge when students are spread out all over the country and need to coordinate schedules in order to complete an assignment. There are writing centers to help with the level of academic writing process as this is a huge part of online learning. Paper writing is a huge part of weekly assignments which can be difficult depending on the topics. Overall I have gotten into a routine and know how to navigate and accomplish what needs to be done and with a good grade.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Career Services: I am in my last year at Walden and should be graduating sometime next year if I can come up with the money to do so. Unfortuately I have run out of funds, the classes are expensive and it is easy to reach your maximum lifetime limit for undergraduate loans through financial aid. I did not understand this part of the whole process. I do plan on finishing and getting my masters in counseling. My goal is to be a counselor in the elementary or middle school age schools.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Online Courses: Registration is easy and expectations are always very clear.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This has been a great experience so far. It was very easy to apply and enroll.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Facilities: I don't know much beyond academics.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid office was very easy to work with. Tuition is a little more than the local school I was looking into but I would have had a 30 minute drive each way and would not be able to work very many hours.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Academic Experience: I am in the first class in my program so I cannot really answer this,

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: This school has the specific program I was looking for and my class experiences so far have been great. Workload is very manageable and professors are helpful.

1 person found this useful Report
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