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Reviews 5016 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Ashford was 1 out of only a few schools that offer classes toward the degree that I wish to obtain on line. The curriculum offered touches my field of study in a very general sense. I will need to further my specialized education and obtain naturopathic licensing at a different institution in a different state unless by that time, the state I reside offers licensing. Unfortunately, there are no internships available too. The curriculum I am attending at Ashford will however, get me prepared for the specialized institution that I wish to apply to and hopefully attend, graduate and obtain my naturopathic licensing.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I like the fact that the university offers one class at a time. Since these classes are accelerated courses, I feel it is important to focus on one subject at a time. I feel that trying to cram in more classes in an accelerated semester would defeat the purpose of learning and learning would be too general and students would have a tendency to skip in order to keep up. The pace is already fast passed and it is important to be able to absorb as much information and learning as possible each course. Having one class is a way to keep up and be successful at learning in a fast paced environment.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The degree plan I am taking at Ashford will prepare and enable to get into the university of my choice to further my education in a specialized field and the ability to obtain licensing to become a doctor of naturopathy. Ashford does not offer internships in this field unfortunately. In order to enter the university for naturopathy, I will need experience and or training in fields that are similar or compliment a naturopath practice. Students of this particular school are not able to enter without prior experience and or some prior training in the field of alternative healing.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: I have experienced both campus classes and on line classes. I like the flexibility of on line school. I believe the workload for both are relatively the same. I do miss the interaction of campus classes. I like to be there with the professor and be able to interject right then and there as well as experience the other student's ideas. I feel with on line learning, we miss a lot of different perspectives that are also very important in learning. Sometimes this is lost in the discussions required for the on line class. People get to proof read before they speak on line and I kind of miss the impromptu idea storming a live campus class can ignite.

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: The students at Ashford University encompass a wide range of diversity in areas such as education, age, geographic areas, cultures and professions and goals. There are brand new students right out of high school on up to people in their 50's. In my observation, many students who attend on line classes have families, other employment and are looking to either change their profession or get a degree in the one they are already in.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: I love the library and the Writing Center. Ashford has many resources and they are easy to access.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The councelors did all the work and there were no hassles

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would choose this school again

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is just right to class size and style

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel that Ashford has what I need to succeed

5 College Junior

Online Courses: I love the assignment schedules

5 College Junior

Student Body: I feel that the online program is just as good as class room

5 College Junior

Career Services: I am getting my MBA

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: I am currently attending Ashford Online MBA

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: They are easy to understand, very well written

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: I am not on campus, I am online

4 College Freshman

Student Body: There is a lot of diversity of people who are taking the courses online and a person really needs to be creative if they are going to continue

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The only fees that I came up against were those for my books

3 College Freshman

Career Services: I have unofficial transcript credits that I was unable to transfer into the school. And after I graduate I would like to find a job and continue my studies.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: There is a lot of opportunities for the students as far as job opportunities and alumni programs

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: There are a lot of programs for the students and study programs like the writing center.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: I really enjoy studying at Ashford, because the programs, and instructors are very helpful. I just wish there were more scholarships available for the students.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I am actually a brand new student so I haven't had a lot of experience in this school yet.

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4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Once again I don't have much time with this college yet.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: I was extremely happy with the student center and the computer room to offer students access to computers. The financial aid office was so helpful. Most of all I want to say my student advisor Enrique was so helpful. He actually went above and beyond what was required of him.

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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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