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  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    with this school, you get what you pay for, unlike other online schools.

    Food and Dining

    you can get discounts

    Dorm Life

    it would be great if there were a dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    treat this school like you would any ground campus. make sure you get help on time management and network with other students and professors.

    In three sentences

    attending walden u was the best decision for me living in southern california. the school really take the time to make sure you have the tools to become successful. the instructors are highly insightful and educated in their fields.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 2 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    learning is from home.

    Great for these types of students

    walden university is great for students who are looking to return to school and have busy home and work lives. they provide disability services for students who need extra accommodations. if you're looking to expand your learning and career, defnintely consider walden.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    walden university is online education, with residential learning events.

    Bang for the buck

    having compared walden to several other universities, i found the flexibility of the online learning to be very appropriate for the adult learner. in addition, tuition is reasonably priced.

    What to do for fun

    i enjoy volunteer activities and spending time with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    studies are from home, except for residencies.

    Dorm Life

    for the residencies, you go to a hotel. the rest of the time, it's study from home.

    Academic Rigor

    they appear to be fast paced and challenging. they are definitely comparable to other universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid to ask questions. talk with the admissions counselor about your interests in the long run so they can discuss with you the options for the pursuit of your degree program.

    In three sentences

    i have found the application process to be very friendly. my admissions counselor has been in contact on a regular basis and has been very encouraging throughout the process. i definitely recommend walden university to anyone who is going back to college and is looking for flexibility in schedule and a great program.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 3 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are too busy for the in-person classes and are fast learners will prosper at Walden University, students that have a very active home life will also benefit from Walden as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay organized and use the tips that the instructors give, time management is easy with Walden because the professors will work with you if you ask them to.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has the best prices I have seen thus far not only is the tuition reasonable but it includes the cost of books, dvd's, and any other materials needed for the course.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the convenience of the Walden university online program, it allows me to be a mother, wife, and RN all at the same time. It gives me the flexibility to balance my personal and professional life.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much new knowledge that I would not had a chance to receive had I choose another university. Not only does Walden have great student support services they have excellent professors mainly doctorates and the have a wealth of knowledge that they share with the students.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You never have to worry about safety. Walden's online format offers a completely violence free atmosphere. Make the right choice and seek a higher education.

    Clubs and Activities

    While there are no traditional clubs, Walden offers an extensive online format with student to student and faculty to student support via email and/or chat. You are never alone at Walden, while support has your back, current students are always there to help.

    Great for these types of students

    Walden University is great for all students; particularly for international and regional students who may seek unusual, or otherwise unattainable programs to bolster their professional endeavors. In addition, Walden is the ideal institution for working professionals and single parents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is highly unusual that graduating classes know each other by first and last name basis, have debated each other and really come to like one another without ever having seen each other. At Walden, one really looks forward to making connections that last and can be conceptualized via fiber optic connection worldwide.

    Bang for the buck

    I have a Bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration and graduated Magna Cum Laude from a local College in my area; however, in this difficult and highly competitive economy, I was unable to gain employment in any field until I started working toward my Master's at Walden. In fact, Walden seemed to open many doors for me as I began speaking confidently and passionately about my field of study to employers. Walden has changed my perspective about the job market and myself as I am now gainfully employed in my field of choice and looking forward to the future.

    What to do for fun

    Attaining personal and professional excellence is not for the faint of heart , or the weak of will. However, learning from a distance has its benefits; such as maintaining social status while impressing your friends with your academic prowess. Go ahead and show off your smarts; attend Walden!

    Food and Dining

    Eat whatever you like while you study online in your pajamas! Online education is the perfect venue for working professionals, single parents and the elderly or disabled. Imagine attaining your highest and finest good: all from the comfort of your home.

    Dorm Life

    N/A; live at home and attend a globally enrolling school! Walden University is an online Undergraduate and Graduate College perfect for the working man or woman seeking a higher path for success. Walden offers both certificate and degree programs for personal and professional achievement in a globally diverse and currently relevant atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    Walden will set a fair and stimulating pace; it is up to you to keep up! Those of you looking for an easy A may as well not apply as Walden is for diverse and intelligent students seeking a broader understanding of themselves and the world around them. Walden University is setting the bar on distance learning and you could be as proud as I am to say that you helped to set that standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Each student at Walden should have, or develop, a basic knowledge of current internet capabilities, and have a general understanding of Internet access and etiquette. Further, Walden students must be self-motivated and willing to dedicate at least an hour each weeknight to their online studies. Posting early and often is the best way to achieve an excellent grade at Walden while they guide you through the process of achieving your very best.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is a highly accredited institution that functions through motivating altruistic individuals by furthering their pursuits in academia. The faculty and staff at Walden achieve this goal via intensive efforts geared toward personalized attention and exceptional instruction aimed at bolstering far-reaching knowledge of each chosen field; engendering each student with a comprehensive vision of their future.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non-Traditional Students, Working Parents

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Hard!

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    at home learning.

    Great for these types of students

    walden university is a very diverse university that spans the globe. there are international locations that make it interesting because you can interact with people all over the world. online learning is especially nice for stay-at-home mothers, working parents or someone who is in need of a flexible schedule.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    at home learning.

    Bang for the buck

    prices are comparable to other online courses.

    Food and Dining

    at home learning.

    Dorm Life

    at home learning.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are hard but college is not supposed to be easy, right? the online format makes it fit into a busy schedule better than campus classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is a fast paced online program. people think that because it is online that it is easier, this is not true. i have taken classes at a college campus and these courses are actually more in-depth. this school allows you to work on your studies at home or anywhere you can get internet service. the instructors are very helpful and the classes are set up to be user friendly.

    In three sentences

    walden university online is a convenient way for students to find the time to study along with working and taking care of families. the online program is user friendly and the staff are knowledgeable. the classes are fast paced and cover tons of information.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are disciplined and are serious about their education. If you are not disciplined then distance learning is not for you. It requires focus and dedication in order to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you print out your syllabus and get started as soon as your course opens up and stay on top of your assignments. Always reach out for help when needed immediately when confused on an assignment instead of procrastinating.

    Bang for the buck

    I am saving money by choosing an online school. The tuition is cheap compared to other online schools and the accreditation is on point.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being a Walden student! The teachers and advisors are really friendly and helpful with any questions I have and I would recommend this school to anyone!

    Am learning a lot

    Walden University is a great learning experience. There are tons of reading and writing assignments and I feel that my writing is improving thanks to Walden and their caring staff.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    the courses offered are challenging but all my professors have taken time to discuss whatever i need further explanation in, and they returned my email in a timely fashion.

    Tips for prospective students

    the courses given are very well planned. it is important to remember to do your discussions as well as your applications in a timely fashion.

    In three sentences

    i think that walden university gives the student a wonderful education and experience. the instructors, not only give educational advice but also practical advice on the subject matters being taught. i would recommend a person who doesn't have time for a class room setting education to try walden.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    since it is completely online, you have nothing to worry about.

    Clubs and Activities

    has numerous, numerous types of clubs. the whole ecampus life is devoted to developing a community full of student interactions and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students who work full-time and can't go to class at specific timings. good for students who don't learn well in classroom setting and enjoy using the internet.

    Bang for the buck

    the university is accredited and is taught by professors at masters and doctorate level who have a huge variety of experience in their fields. for example, my communications professor is an actor and has got many accolades for his directing, acting, and producing.

    What to do for fun

    they have an ecampus life where there are various clubs and activities that you can join.

    Food and Dining

    since it is online, the food and dining depend on your service at home and how well you cook.

    Dorm Life

    since the university is completely online, there are no dorms. if you pretend that your bedroom is your dorm room, then you probably have the most comfortable and private dorm in the country!

    Academic Rigor

    because it is online, you are expected to write more and constantly express your thoughts and opinions. the teachers are strict in grading but thankfully there is rubric provided for every assignment so you are never clueless or lost about anything!

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be overwhelmed by the initial orientation class. just go through it, most of the information is something you already probably know. believe me, it gets much easier after that!

    In three sentences

    walden is a complete online university with help from the enrollment officer every step of the way. instead of the typical three semesters, this university has four quarters per year and each class is normally five quarter credits. it is an excellent university that is completely focused on its students

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    independent, self motivator's and learner's, stay at home mom's, and for people who want to get their degree in spare time.

    Bang for the buck

    the price of tuition is lower than many online schools and they offer a great degree in several areas. overall i am so happy i chose walden over the other online schools i was looking at. i must say, the other choice i had was $40,000 more for my degree than what i am paying at walden.

    What to do for fun

    play sports, hang out with your children and grand children, watch a great movie, play games with the family,.

    Food and Dining

    i am a great cook, so the food here at home is always good.

    Dorm Life

    i am an online student so i live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    fast paced classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    you must be able to read and comprehend at a high level as you are basically teaching yourself. the reading that is needed for each class is quite high as the professor is not right there lecturing students. it would be nice to see the professors teach by video links.

    In three sentences

    awesome school. efficient friendly staff that are easy to work with and willing to help you in anyway possible. good curriculum, average workload, and not an overload of assignments.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Motivated

    Tips for prospective students

    Be dedicated know what your are expected to pay.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is a little higher then a few others but well worth it if you put in the time and can afford it.

    Did enjoy being here

    I enjoyed the format of this college.

    Did learn a lot

    I learned a lot attending this college.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for dedicated committed students

    Tips for prospective students

    Wonderful college. You however will have to work hard and manage your time

    Am enjoying being here

    4 out of 5

    Am learning a lot

    4 out of 5

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    2 stars- it does not cost this much to attend college or university. Overrated

    Am enjoying being here

    I will give Walden University a rating of 4 stars. It is a good university so far and I have no complaints.

    Am learning a lot

    4 stars

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    this is my second online school experience, and comparitively speaking, walden is far superior to my previous school. the classes are well developed, the teachers are very knowledgeable and the staff - from enrollment through advising through tutoring are helpful, courteous and easily accessible. i am very pleased with my choice.

    Academic Rigor

    i have found the program, thus far, to be very challenging. the teachers are very involved and available. but, you have to be ready to do the work - and there is a lot of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared and committed. the online learning environment is very challenging, fast paced and requires a tremendous amount of dedication. it is also very rewarding.

    In three sentences

    i have been attending walden for over a year. the program is challenging, the teachers are attentive and involved and the online platform is well developed and easy to use. in addition, walden offers wonderful supportive features such as tutoring, advising, and career planning.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    it's online - continue doing what you like for fun.

    Dorm Life

    it is online - your dorm is your bedroom at your home.

    Academic Rigor

    unsure what rigor is meant in this context

    Tips for prospective students

    check with acdemic advising team on any questions and all options that are available to you.

    In three sentences

    walden's premise on social change is what all students should prepare in. the academic advising is incredible and will always walk you through difficulties. i highly recommend this institution.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    great for students who have an adult life that they are not able to put on hold. also great for young adults who would like to go further in their education but are not wanting to relocate or go through the hassle of college life. also great for those who usually find themselves ahead of the curve and are frequently bored in class because of the slow pace.

    Bang for the buck

    this program was the most inexpensive but covered more course topics that i felt would benefit me in the long run.

    What to do for fun

    i experienced the college life during my undergraduate career so now that is no longer something i look forward to. i do everything that i would do normally for fun including hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    since it is online, i fix my own meals.

    Dorm Life

    since it is online, i live at home. :)

    Academic Rigor

    course work is difficult but at the end of the course students are better prepared. the course work forces you to learn and seek outside references, making you more involved in issues currently going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you have never taken online courses before please be prepared to work hard and read a lot of material. if you have taken online courses before, please do not under-estimate the course load!

    In three sentences

    great university for a working adult who wants higher education that is actually creditable! classes instructors make sure that students have a solid understanding of course materials and the degree requires an actual internship that is not online, giving students a competitive advantage in the working world! class work is done at your own pace and it is possible to have a full life outside of school work

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I think this is a great university that exposes the student to much more diverse interaction than a traditional school

    What to do for fun

    Chat with other student online and definitely get out and about at a residency!

    Food and Dining

    online school

    Dorm Life

    online school

    Academic Rigor

    Since you primarily work alone, a high level of dedication is necessary, but this brings out the best in people and allows for a very diverse interaction from fellow students. You get to learn about some unique perspectives, as your classmates are all over the country and all over the world!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make yourself heard - both to the school (admissions, financial aid) and within the course. Utilize all the resources available to you - and if you notice something missing, suggest it be added!

    In three sentences

    I think the program and people at Walden are fantastic! The opportunity to meet and interact with both students and instructors at the residencies is phenomenal and the online community is supportive as well! I would highly recommend this school for anyone wanting to work online and receive their degree.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Good school overall, just pricy.

    Academic Rigor

    Homework and discussion questions weekly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be dedicated and focussed on this online environment.

    In three sentences

    The enrollment advisors are great, as well as the professors. Once you are enrolled, you never hear from anyone, especially academic advisors. Financial aid representatives seem to be reading from script and are not very knowledgeable.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are many on-line groups and forums that you can join and be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    Busy professionals and parents.

    Bang for the buck

    Quality Education at an affordable price.

    Academic Rigor

    A good amount of amount. Make the time and you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard. Do not be fooled into thinking that it will be easy because Walden is an on-line school. You will work hard at this school, but it can be done.

    In three sentences

    A great school with a large variety of curriculums. Eager to assist with Financial Aid & Scholarships. Staff & Professors make themselves available to assist you in every way.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is on line so they are pretty safe. They work really hard to set-up a secure website so that students can access their accounts in safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not know of any club activities at this time.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a full time working parent that has no time to go to a campus then this is a good school for you. Other wise it is not the best if you need hands on communication with an instructor.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a school that cares about the student and they do realize that you as a student can not afford pricey books. They recognize that the economy is under distress and are quite willing to offer budget friendly books that are great for any budget.

    Food and Dining

    The campus is completely online so there is no dining offered.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life because everything is offered online.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are actually hard but there are instructors that are willing to work with you, so long as you communicate with them and keep them aware of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to keep ahead of assignments. If you keep ahead of assignments then you do not have to worry about a lot of points being deducted from your assignments.

    In three sentences

    I think it is a good school that will work with you as long as you are willing to do the work. I have had teachers in my past that were unforgiving when it came to turning in asignments no matter what the circumstance. Teachers here understand that you have a life outside of school.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    virtual campus

    Clubs and Activities

    several available and still growing.

    Great for these types of students

    parents returning to school, professionals and travelers

    Bang for the buck

    walden university is very competitive when looking at the cost of education.

    Academic Rigor

    the challenge of learning is based on an exchange format that challenges and enhances research and observation skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    online studies require you to be self-motivated and diligent in performing the curriculums required agenda.

    In three sentences

    walden university online is challenging and invigorating. the environment is open, professional and personal. walden university is a leader in online education.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    i am not sure if there is an affiliation with greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    working students, parents, grandparents; anyone who has a busy life and does not want to travel to sit in a classroom several days a week. this school allows you to work from home or anywhere you feel comfortable!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    online school

    Bang for the buck

    compared to most other online schools, walden university's tuition and fees are more reasonable. i would reccommend walden to everyone!

    What to do for fun

    online school

    Food and Dining

    online school

    Dorm Life

    online school

    Tips for prospective students

    the only dumb question is the one never asked! ask questions! it is important to stay ahead so you don't have to catch up. print out all course requirements and keep it in a binder. print out all weeks assignments ahead of time, so even if you don't have access to a computer, you can see what you have to do next. maintain a positive attitude!

    In three sentences

    i am pleased with my decision to attend walden university. the support they offer is amazing, and the class structure meets my needs. i am able to work full time and pursue my degree!

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    working students, parents and people that do not like the traditional classroom environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    manage your time very well and always start on assignments early. this way if you fall behind, your assignments will still be on time.

    In three sentences

    walden university is a great school. i love the learning environment. the staff at walden university is very friendly and helpful.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 186

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    i really like the school and professor

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    this would be great for people on the go, you can get your assignements in before they are due.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    online university, i stay home.

    What to do for fun

    play online mmorpg's

    Food and Dining

    online school, i eat at home...

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are a fast learner then online would be a good way to get your degree. if you need some time in the learning process i would say go to a physical school where you can get help if you need it.

    In three sentences

    the classes are every six weeks with a week break every two classes. i am learning a lot but find that some of the professors are complacent and are only there for their pay. i pay $1300 per class but should be paying $300 because i do it online.

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is stupid to pay for the books & then pay for the term. I dont like this school as well as my other college i was at.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are careful with the DQs there can be rude people that respond back

    In three sentences

    I think so far it is a good school. I feel the advisors can contact the students more. I feel the degrees are way to long for the amount of credits i have.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    They do not promote as many clubs and activities since it's online but I feel that they could offer more or at least promote clubs and activities across the country.

    Great for these types of students

    Adult students, continuing education, post-graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    For an online school it is reasonably priced. They also offer a military discount, which is helpful for those in the service (dependents as well).

    Dorm Life

    It's an online school, I don't know what their dorms are like on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned a lot of new information and my program is challenging. I have found that some professors have low standards, which is frustrating but the end of term evaluations are a way to ensure it doesn't happen in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Compare and contrast universities that offer the same program and determine which is a better fit for you. I would also recommend asking the speak to their advisors and other staff members you know you will have to interact with. This will give you some insight into how you will be treated as a student.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is convenient for working professionals. It provides an interactive, online community with qualified instructors. The advisors and other office personnel such as student services and financial aid need to improve their professional conduct and communication skills.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Start in September

    In three sentences

    Friendly helpful admission advisors. Super easy application process. Budget friendly.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    walden sets very high standards. know what's expected of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    know your department chairs. know the chain of command. approach each situation as your own advocate while remaining calm. collected and respectful. ask lots of questions and get things in writing, especially with trends in education curricular changes. keep all syllabus for license purposes.

    In three sentences

    as with any institution, walden has it's short comings. however, with the right approach you can be assured that the situation will be taken care of expeditiously. i have achieved my m.s. - psychology and currently writing my dissertation. effective personnel in most cases.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Full time employees

    What to do for fun

    Church, dance and spending time with my daughter.

    Academic Rigor

    The online class instructors create videos to assist in individuals studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walden University is an awesome school for working students.

    In three sentences

    I started studying with Walden University due to their online program. Their online program worked well with my military schedule. The six week quarters assisted in a quick degree program.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Walden University is great for students who are committed to going to school and are able to budget their time effectively to meet all of their personal and academic goals.

    Bang for the buck

    I researched online masters programs and this was the most cost effective program that included all the books and other materials shipped to me at no additional cost!

    Dorm Life

    This is an online program so you can go to class from your own bedroom!

    Academic Rigor

    I have found the online classes to be manageable but I did have to stay organized and not procrastinate. The classes are application based so there are no tests but you are asked to apply your new knowledge to an assignment every week. It is challenging but with commitment everyone can be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that future students take the time to do the practice class to get a feel for what the actual classes entail because it is a true example of how to students attend class at Walden University.

    In three sentences

    Walden University Online is a great program because it is student centered, the learning is application-based, and the online tools are designed to promote success. The instructors are experts in the field and interested in promoting the students as the new leaders of the future. Finally, Walden University is an affordable program that includes all books and educational programs at one cost.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    similar student and professional organizations as other traditional universities

    What to do for fun

    Walden has many speakers, presnetations, webinars, and social change volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

    Academic Rigor

    academic rigor is very high and actually requires much more APA formatted written work than many traditional institutions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set daily and weekly coursework completion deadlines, keep a detailed calendar, complete all work by the respective deadines, and contact your professors with questions...they are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    I am very happy with the professors in my Ph. D. Health Psychology program. I am also pleased with challenging academic level of the courses and strongly endorse the 'scholar practitioners for social change' mission. It must be said that my phd health psychology program requires multiple weekly APA formatted, research-based assignments, projects and papers, which are surely more intensive than many brick-n-mortar APA accredited institutions.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Believe it or not, there is Greek Life at Walden

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of social and academic clubs available

    Great for these types of students

    Working Adults Stay at home moms and dads

    What to do for fun

    Meet other students in your area. There are forums on facebook and twitter as well as the website to meet not only Walden students, but Walden grads.

    Academic Rigor

    The program I am in, Business, is tough. I have worked hard over the last two years and am seeing the culmination of hard work and dedication pay off. I am so happy I chose Walden over some others. The work is tough but with perseverance and dedication it can be done!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard. This is not an easy program contrary to popular belief.

    In three sentences

    The best enrollment counselors The school wants you to succeed Great for working adults

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Please see above comment.

    Food and Dining

    Please see above comment.

    Dorm Life

    WU is an online only institution.

    Academic Rigor

    I would rate the academic rigor for Walden University as four stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead and devise a goal/outline for your progress so that faculty can better assist you with your degree progression. Utilize the online resources made available to you.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is convenient, challenging, and progressive. I obtained a Master's degree from WU and am now pursuing a PhD there. They offer several references and links to assist students in their pursuit of academic excellence and have retained very helpful and educational faculty.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working professionals, hard workers, self-motivated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard.

    In three sentences

    The professors and support staff are wonderful to work with. The online environment allows me the scheduling freedom that I need in order to balance my career and family with my education. The educational programs are top notch.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Online school, can't rate food

    Dorm Life

    Online school, so I can't rate dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of course work to keep up on, but its very doable if you are determined.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start applying for scholarships now!

    In three sentences

    Teachers are great. Online support is the quickest I've ever dealt with. Prices are a bit high though

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    working adults

    What to do for fun

    I go fishing in order to relax my mind and get away from the books, play a good game of cards or backgammon

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying for Walden, be ready to study

    In three sentences

    And outstanding College Excellent Intructors and Staff The Best online college for the working people.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    a tour is offered to Greece for the students that are interested in traveling and studying abroad.

    Clubs and Activities

    Studying abroad, seminars and also other educational activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for working professionals

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online Campus

    What to do for fun

    Be part of the study abroad program

    Academic Rigor

    Good

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very focus and very consistent in your classes in order to get the best out of it.

    In three sentences

    Walden University it's a school that is focus on success. The goal of Walden University is to be a progressive University and to provide education to working professionals all around the world. Walden University is a great place to learn a career.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Adult learners and full time workers

    Bang for the buck

    Good value for the level of convenience.

    Academic Rigor

    Walden's academics are very rigorous. You must dedicate time, energy, and intellect to your studies. This is not an easy endeavor. The professors are supportive, but a high level of academic work is expected of the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should expect an incredible learning experience. You will be pushed in you curriculum but you need to have drive and determination to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Walden is a top rated and accredited online institution. It has enabled me to work full time and secure my advanced degree. The professors are helpful and I learned exponentially in my first year at Walden University.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Walden is a great school for people who are working and don't have the time to spend in a classroom.

    Bang for the buck

    Walden is one of the cheapest options for online schooling and yet still offers all of the normal features of a brick and mortar school.

    What to do for fun

    I spend lots of time with my family. I work in my yard/garden. I play an online MMORPG. I go hiking in the mountains around where I live. My husband and I also have a small gold mining claim that we spend a few weekends working during the summer.

    Food and Dining

    I fix my own food in the comfort of my own home.

    Dorm Life

    Walden is an online school so I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are in a simple format, however there is a great deal of reading due to not having lectures.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to do a great deal of reading.

    In three sentences

    Walden has given me the opportunity to be able to complete my BA in Criminal Justice-Human Services by giving me a lighter class load (1 class every 6 weeks) and in the comfort of my own home. I live in a small rural town and I am unable to attend normal classes at a brick and mortar school. The online learning platform is very user friendly.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Single Working Mothers.

    What to do for fun

    I work full-time and go to school. I don't have any fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused.

    In three sentences

    Walden is a convenient institution that caters to helping you become successful. The classes are modified to benefit each student. Walden responds to all my questions in a timely manner.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Great School!

    In three sentences

    I think it is a great school. The staff is very helpful. They have great online support.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    43 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    workers , parents

    Bang for the buck

    Kind of expensive

    Tips for prospective students

    It will be a good try to get into this school.

    In three sentences

    Academic Advisor Monique Brown is very helpful

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online, computer viruses are the only real concern for safety.

    Greek Life

    Online.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-starters. Students who are organized and self learners.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online

    Bang for the buck

    Way too expensive! A great education depends on how much a person applies themselves.

    What to do for fun

    There are many groups you can join. There are travel opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    Online

    Dorm Life

    Online

    Academic Rigor

    Even though they are online, the required materials are excellent to learn the course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that you can devote to an online environment. Be prepared to pay a lot of money. Student advising needs a lot of improvement.

    In three sentences

    Very convenient. Classes are structured well. Students services need improvement. Too expensive.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    anyone with a busy life, single parents, working professionals, anyone really!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    online classes

    Bang for the buck

    You definately get what you put in.....college is expensive anywhere...this school however is very worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Classes are taken online.

    Food and Dining

    There is no food or dining.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging work but not impossible! Not a scam school that lets anyone graduate, this is a real college, with real assingments and grades. They are also accredited.

    Tips for prospective students

    Call them or apply online! The staff will help you the entire step of the way! You get an enrollement advisor that helps you for every step, you also get an academic advisor, a support counselor and much more

    In three sentences

    Walden has very interesting classes that are worth your time! The staff from enrolling to support to the teachers go above and beyond to help you. This is a fantastic college!

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Walden will send you emails concerning webinars and seminars going on across the United States. With my major being health sciences, I have attended some seminars.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that have a personal life, work, children or family responsibilities, the online experience is a great management for obtaining both financial and academic gain.

    Bang for the buck

    The online experience can still have an interpersonal content. You must make the best of your experience through taking it seriously.

    What to do for fun

    There is social website linked to Walden where you can meet other students. I have met students across the United States.

    Food and Dining

    There is no food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is strong on plagarism and academic integrity. Thus, using your own hypothesis and research is instrumental. If you are going to use authors research and material, it must be properly quoted. They also use search engines to check for level of orginality.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though its an online campus, reading all required material and using the information in an integral fashion is imperative to the success of your academic career.

    In three sentences

    The education here is of quality standard. The teachers collaborate with the students, to ensure their learning experience is up to par and the information obtained is applicable for the field of study.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online

    Greek Life

    Online

    Clubs and Activities

    Online

    Great for these types of students

    Online

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy being with my husband and daughter.

    Food and Dining

    I am online.

    Dorm Life

    I am totally online.

    Academic Rigor

    I would rate it a five.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to be discipline is the key.

    In three sentences

    I am very pleased with Walden. Walden has been my first online experienced. I would definitely take other online classes again.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, just like all he rest.

    Academic Rigor

    Walden expectations are fair. The importance of staying on top of your work would be the most difficult, but as long as you follow up with your instructor, obtain help when needed, and study you will be find.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask a lot of questions, and stay posted with your assignments because it's very hard to catch up if you get behind.

    In three sentences

    Walden University online rates around 9.5 of 10. Their online program has versatility; video's, reading, communication in cohort groups and excellent professor's.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    You should work closely with your enrollment advisor to plan a program that is right for you.

    In three sentences

    Walden University makes learning convenient and possible for individuals who work full time. The support system at Walden is amazing; there is a whole team of people to help with all aspects of the educational process. Walden instills confidence and makes one say: I can do it!

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I really enjoy going to Walden University for the simple fact that they actually screen the students for admission and make sure to explain everything to the students before just allowing any mo-jo to attend.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is a very experienced school with knowledge and advice on helping people know what educational road to go down. Admin is very sincere and helpful. The classes are great and the instructors are as well.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The working individual

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    What I found to be exciting is that you get to meet people from all over the world at your residency.

    Food and Dining

    non-applicable

    Dorm Life

    no dorms until your residency

    Academic Rigor

    4.5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    The individual that desires to attend this school must be up for the challenge.

    In three sentences

    Walden is a great school for the working individual. It is mission driven in encouraging their students to promote positive social change.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working adults, single parents, and students that only have time for online classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Walden, by far, has been a wonderful experience for me. I love the convience of taking online classes, the flexibility it has to offer and the support and communications with everyone has been wonderful. Very helpful!

    Academic Rigor

    Everything is laid out for you, all you have to do is follow it and meet your deadlines and you are good to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid and request transcripts so that you have them on hand to fax or mail in as soon as applying. New classes start every six weeks and having this ready only speeds up the process of taking classes sooner. Don't be afraid to ask questions, the enrollment advisor is there to guide you through the whole process and help you.

    In three sentences

    Walden offers a wide range of studies and degrees. The application process is extremely easy and you are immediately assigned an enrollment advisor to get you started and underway. The courses are very well laid out and easy to follow.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Full-time employees and anyone considering advancing their career.

    Dorm Life

    Since this is a online campus, you have all the comforts of home. It can't get better than that!

    Academic Rigor

    Just about right! Walden has a writing center, great library support, and all the online support you may need. From live chat to webinars to support your learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walden provides the support and services needed to help you successfully complete your program. If you are considering WaldenU, check out their website at Waldenu.edu for additional information. You'll be glad you did!

    In three sentences

    Walden gives me the flexibility to pursue my degree program without having to leave my home or workplace. The staff, support services, and students are absolutely supportive and amazing!

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Busy working adults

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive

    Academic Rigor

    Tough especially online where there is little help

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a challenge

    In three sentences

    The online process is great. The only drawback is if doing a Masters degree or PhD and getting the thesis or dissertation done. It is much harder online.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Brush up on your time management skills and be sure to check in with the professor about their thoughts on the day-specific deadlines. Use scholarly references in all of your submissions, and take advantage of the face-to-face residencies!

    In three sentences

    The faculty at Walden are socially conscious and dedicated to learner success. Classes are thorough, convenient, and most of the professors are fantastic about guiding you through course material and providing timely feedback. Though online education is more expensive, it is worth it for the flexibility.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Spending time with family and friends, looking forward to taking long trips in the near future.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage any prospective student to consider Walden University online as their school of choice, they offer many courses which are in touch with the current market trends.

    In three sentences

    The Walden University Online experience for me has been one that has is both enriching and rewarding. Every individual which I have had the pleasure of making contact with via email, chat, or phone has been, polite, professional and supportive in making sure that my Walden experience be a memorable one.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    As desired...

    Great for these types of students

    Great for me!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Virtual group meetings are tough to schedule with other students.

    Bang for the buck

    It is really what you see is what you get. This is a real school with real issues like any school and the work load is tremendous at least at my level.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you choose as you will be in the comfort of your own home. I do recommend having a hobby or to do something fun every now and then.

    Food and Dining

    As stated above not applicable.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any other school: what you do reflect in your grades. The work load as well as the content is no different.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be serious about it, because it is an online school so you have to be your own motivator. You can be prompted by the faculty but ultimately you have to do the work yourself. Fortunately there are residencies where you meet up live with students and faculty once a year.

    In three sentences

    Since I have been at Walden University I have grown intellectually and personally. In my estimation this school is grounded and is the best avenue for people like me who are pursuing other endeavors but yet are in search for higher education. I would recommend the school to anyone.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    58 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    Very dedicated to helping the student be the best he or she can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask as many questions as you can. Before talking to an adviser I suggest making a list of questions and topics to talk to your adviser about. The more information you have the more equipped you are to make an educated decision about your future.

    In three sentences

    Through my experience thus far Walden is dedicated to the student. Through the email and phone conversations with my enrollment adviser I was made to feel accepted, excited, and my adviser was very understanding and knowledgeable.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 59 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self disciplined

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive and advisers don't keep up with you

    Food and Dining

    does not apply

    Dorm Life

    does not apply

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do above the required amounts in assignments

    In three sentences

    Walden is good for that self disciplined person

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Meet like minded students, faculty, and staff.

    Food and Dining

    Still your choice.

    Dorm Life

    Live any where, but go here!

    Academic Rigor

    Go at your pace. Go slow or go fast. It's your choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't apply if you aren't going to put in the hard work.

    In three sentences

    Lots of information on how to write and research topics of interest. Professors want to help! If you work hard you will succeed.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who have a career focus and want to achieve big with their lives.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walden University has a tradition of academic integrity and a mission focus that can put your head in the clouds.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots. There are a number of social groups to join like LinkedIn.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend Walden University Online foe those who have disciplined minds and a career focus.

    In three sentences

    Walden University Online is a great school. I have had my world view completely overhauled and given a boost by this unique institution. The greatest thing that has happened to me is being admitted by the school.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you schedule time to do your readings and discussion postings.

    In three sentences

    Walden University Students learn what it means to be a Scholar Practitioner and address social change. Walden Students are being taught to be leaders and go out into the world and make a difference. Walden University is a school that has made a huge difference in my life.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    NA. Walden is an online school.

    Food and Dining

    NA. Walden is an online school.

    Dorm Life

    NA. Walden is an online school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research and know what career path you want to pursue before committing to a school.

    In three sentences

    Walden is a very good school to attend. The professors are thorough in their approach to learning and the assignments are quite intense. It is a lot of work but it all pays off in the end because you learn a substantial amount of information.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is great for stay-at-home mothers, students who don't like the classroom settings, or just anyone who loves a challange.

    Food and Dining

    None

    Dorm Life

    It's an on-line school.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not that hard at all, but if you find yourself in a rut, there are lots of services that can help.

    In three sentences

    By attending Walden University online has made me a better person. I'm a single mother of 3 and I wanted to do something with my life, so I decided to attend. The academic staff was so welcoming and very understanding. They helped me all the way through and hasn't let go yet and for that I'm proud to be a prespective student here. I would recommend anyone who is dedicated and has time management skills to apply to this university.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working students, stay at home parents and those that do not like the traditional classroom setting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key. For quarter-based students, get a head start on your classes early in the week to make sure that you will reach your weekly deadlines.

    In three sentences

    The online atmosphere is great. The courses are challenging. Walden University is a great online school to attend.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not live on campus

    Bang for the buck

    I Love Waldenu

    What to do for fun

    I do not live on campus

    Food and Dining

    I do not live on campus

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    5 star rating

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would advise them to use all of the resources necessary that Walden offers such as, tutoring , advising, library resources and so on. Most of all... become familiar with using your computer if you are considering taking online classes, it's a necessity.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy taking Walden's online classes and I enjoy working with the Professors. I would rate the college online courses at a 10 being the highest number for making a positive impact on education and a positive impact on older adults that want to go back to school and receive their degree.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    This does not apply to online classes

    Dorm Life

    This does not apply to online classes

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to assist in changing the world or you enjoy being a social agent, Walden University is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Walden 10 out of 10. They are committed to social change and are willing to help you grow academically.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    Various 'communities' that address a myriad of interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Various 'communities' that address a myriad of interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Various 'communities' that address a myriad of interests.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is worth the education provided. There is one perk in the psychology department that includes books in the tuition for the undergraduate program which does help to save on funds needed for the educational process.

    What to do for fun

    There a quite a few 'communities' to join, there are a couple of honor societies, and there is participation in the annual Global Day of Service. This is a wonderful concept where the entire university join hand -in-hand to provide volunteer service to worthy causes.

    Food and Dining

    Does not apply.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are no 'walk in the park'. Although the classes are online, it should not be construed that the classes are easy or that you will not learn in a quality fashion or earn a quality education. Students should be prepared to study and apply great effort and energy to the process of learning and earning a degree. The process is fine-tuned to meet the needs of the students while allowing some flexibility for special circumstances.

    Tips for prospective students

    Each student should ask thorough questions of the enrollment and academic advising counselors. Be prepared to 'rethink' possible career path, and engage in the dialogue to assure a complete understanding of expectations and responsibilities of all parties involved in the educational process.

    In three sentences

    The school is based on a solid principle of attaining a quality education for the purpose of self-fulfillment and to enact positive social change.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    69 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any individual that has a family to support and have the desire to pursue their education.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is cheaper than most online colleges and have a smaller number of students so the focus that your professor will provide for you will be tremendous.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are in a situation similar to mine, that you have to take care of a family this university is the perfect opportunity for you to achieve your dreams and get a valuable education.If you are in the military or coming from the military like I am this wiil be the perfect school to provide you the skills you need to get a level up on your education.

    In three sentences

    I'm going to be entering my second year of college and so far the process has been excellent my career counselor has provided me a lot of tools for success to achieve my goal in obtaining my bachelor degree in Public Administration.The information that I have been given regarding my degree plan and goals has been excellent and I can't wait to start.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Superior quality campuses, with the best security. Concerned and caring staff and students that develop a team effort in the success of each individual student and the University.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs for any individual and their preferences and many activities for students online to participate, and interact with on-campus students. Multiple campuses around the world to connect with.

    Great for these types of students

    Online learning is time efficient, and cost effective with the level of academic challenge that is of the highest quality. Graduates are well-respected, influential in society, and are very professional.

    Bang for the buck

    This online University is extremely challenging. The courses are in quarters or semesters depending on the academic pursuit. Quarter classes are very intense. Two 6week classes or three within a 12week period. It is very difficult, but worth every effort when completed and the intensity makes this University one of the most academically respected and challenging colleges in an online environment.

    What to do for fun

    Meet classmates online outside of the classroom. Participate with activities that are interactive.

    Food and Dining

    Each to their own sources, a home cooked meal or a dinner out. Each student has the freedom of choice.

    Dorm Life

    Freedom to live at home and complete your higher education goals, while maintaining a normal life.

    Academic Rigor

    Online courses are not for the weak. Stay focused, work hard everyday. Don't procrastinate! Challenge yourself to new and unusual ideas. Accept differences as learning opportunities. Stay professional in all circumstances and allow others to have their opinions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in continual contact with support team. Always keep asking questions to find your answers. Seek advice and accept Instructor critiques as a challenge to change yourself to be more professional. Back up, copy, paste and keep hard copies of all your work.

    In three sentences

    A universal world-wide academically challenging university. Excellent student support for a successful, complete and scholarly education. Influencing positive social changes around the world.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Relaxtion, yoga and studying.

    Food and Dining

    Not living near the College so I cannot rate this area.

    Dorm Life

    Not living in a dorm so I cannot rate this area.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent staff, excellent online program, excellent college and there accredited, nationally!

    Tips for prospective students

    It helps to start a career early in life and then years later, you really discover who you are as an individual. It took ten years working in the healthcare field to discover I want to own my own business.

    In three sentences

    I have gone to two other Colleges and really lost hope in my education. When I found Walden online, I was completely pleased. The entire college is great. Everyone is efficient, professional and excellent customer service skills. My enrollment adviser has been emailing and calling me personally since the day I filled out the online application. I truly have enjoyed the entire process and look forward to completing my degree with this college.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The program is great for self-motivated students that work well independently and in-groups. Students with a strong desire to effect social change will benefit greatly from the programs Walden University offers.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending Residency programs allows students to enjoy a new city or country, while interacting with peers and learning additional skill sets. During the day attending classes provides much needed knowledge to successfully complete your degree program. Once classes end for the day, its time to socialize with friends, explore new restaurants or just kick back and relax; before preparing for the next day.

    Food and Dining

    When attending Residency the location is always great and accommodations are wonderful.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is relative to the Ph.D. level of education. Students are challenged to go beyond the required curriculum to explore new learning . As a result, the learning experience is engaging and meaningful. For this reason, the students progress at their own pace, learning to apply new knowledge in diverse circumstances and create subsequent learning experiences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Participate in course forums and discussions to develop ongoing, interactive partnerships with fellow students. Make use of the vast majority of student services and learning resources. This enhances the overall learning experience through partnerships with fellow students. As a result, you will learn so much more than it you limited yourself to the courses for your discipline,

    In three sentences

    Walden University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience,, which may be applied directly to the workplace. The program structure fosters significant research, writing, and application skills to effect social change, Accordingly, I in a better position to improve the learning environment of my school community.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Chi Sigma Iotta is a wonderful

    Great for these types of students

    self motivated and organized

    Bang for the buck

    The best online education you can receive

    Food and Dining

    none

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is CHALLENGING, but the education you recieve will more that prepare you to be a stellar professional!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized and motivated, and connect with other students and professors for success

    In three sentences

    Absolutely the best school I have ever attended. The professors are supportive. The course work is challenging.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The assignments are challenging, but they make it difficult to get your assignments when everything could be on a blackboard. Instead you get assignments in Discussion, Resources, and Assignments and Projects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know the cost and if you may need additional funding, if so Walden is not for you. I did my research but did not think about the need for additional funding.

    In three sentences

    Accessing the class assignments are complicated and I feel it could done a much simpler way. The instructors challenge the students to think critically and express our thoughts without plagiarism and write with integrity. The Enrollment Adviser is supportive and accessible. It is very difficult to get private loans with Walden, which is not made known prior to enrolling and you don't think about it until you need it.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Walden is a great school with great resources to help you succeed in your classes. The teachers here at Walden are very passionate about teaching and helps whenever they can. The enrollment process is smooth and there is an advisor to walk you through every step and will keep in touch with you through out your first semester.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a great, flexible school to get a quality education choose Walden but make sure you have enough money for the expensive tuition.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is a great school. I am a general public health undergraduate student. Walden is a bit expensive but I feel I am getting a quality education.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This questions is not applicable to Walden.

    Greek Life

    This questions is not applicable to Walden.

    Clubs and Activities

    This questions is not applicable to Walden.

    Great for these types of students

    This questions is not applicable to Walden.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This questions is not applicable to Walden.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel as if I am getting more for my money; the quality and consistency of the educational rigor encourages me.

    What to do for fun

    Spend time with family and friends.

    Food and Dining

    This questions is not applicable to Walden.

    Dorm Life

    This questions is not applicable to Walden.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is challenging enough to help develop critical thinking and problem solving skills(for problems within the classroom; as well as, in one's personal life).

    Tips for prospective students

    - Apply for scholarship during the admission phase. - Create and maintain a schedule - Create and maintain relationships with professors and peers within your discipline and field of study.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Walden University as a great institution; committed to development for scholars, practitioners and persons interested in changing the world around them (within their sphere of influence).

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I attend an online school so I do not have experience with campus safety on campus.

    Greek Life

    I attend an online school so I do not have experience with greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I attend an online school so I do not have experience with any clubs or activities on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Walden University is great for all types of students. Students that are self-motivated and are able to learn without direct face-to-face instruction are perfect for the online education environment. In addition, students with a family, a full-time or part-time job, or just busy with an array of other responsibilities would also do well with the convenience and flexibility that online universities offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I attend an online school so I do not have experience with any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The flexibility, convenience, and quality of education I receive at Walden University makes the higher cost of attending an online university worth the extra cost.

    What to do for fun

    I attend an online school so I do not have experience with what to do for fun on campus to review. However, in my personal life I spend time with my husband and teenage daughter playing games, going on outings, and watching movies for fun. I also enjoy spending my down time with close friends and extended family.

    Food and Dining

    I attend an online school so I do not have experience with food and dining on campus to review.

    Dorm Life

    I attend an online school so I do not have experience with dorm life on campus to review.

    Academic Rigor

    At Walden University the expectations are high and the required school work is challenging, but the academic rigor is just enough to ensure that each lesson is not only learned, but applied throughout the course work. Each course is constructed to ensure that coursework is not only completed by the students, but that the students are also able to demonstrate that the course concepts and information is understood correctly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Here are a few tips for prospective students. Time management is key and will help to ensure a successful outcome. When feeling overwhelmed take a break and return later, this will help you to relax and regroup. Ask for help when you need it and don't be afraid to challenge yourself.

    In three sentences

    Walden University offers great programs that accommodate all types of schedules. The instructors are knowledgeable, encouraging, and challenge their students in appropriate and productive ways. Lastly, Walden University brings students together from all over the world, creating an opportunity for various multi-cultural experiences and view points.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working or Stay at home parents, or those who cannot commute to a college.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition includes books, which are ordered and delivered to your door without any hassle.

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy the discussions involved in the classes, I think I learn more tips on practical teaching from classmates sometimes!

    Academic Rigor

    In the Master's Program, some classes are a little easier and some require much more time and effort. Overall, it is has been a good balance so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure that you have access to an adequate computer with a good Internet connection. Don't hesitate to contact any of the support services if you have questions, and don't let the idea of an on-line college scare you if you are a returning student.

    In three sentences

    Walden support has been great. The class length and workload are ideal for working individuals, especially those of us with kids! The instructors are helpful and encourage you do go just a little bit farther, even though it's all on-line!

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Instructors are helpful, but demand quality in assignments and active participation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Organize your schedule, review your assignments and keep contact with instructors and classmates.

    In three sentences

    It's flexible, convenient and with a variety of available resources to support an online experience.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    This is an online college, no food or dinning.

    Dorm Life

    The community life that Walden has brought to me has been amazing. Not only have I created friendships I have started my own networking system.

    Academic Rigor

    The lessons are taught within six weeks and is hard at times. Must devote a lot of time to my own studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending Walden remember that this is your decision, and you should not apply for an easy degree. This college is not easy and they expect you to concentrate on your own education.

    In three sentences

    I have had an amazing experience at Walden. I have learned so much, and the teachers are helpful. The learning experience is one of a kind.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Do not live on campus

    Greek Life

    Do not live on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Do not live on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Busy, motivated, organized

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not live on campus

    Bang for the buck

    The quarter break down for my degree program keeps things quick and interesting.

    What to do for fun

    Do not live near campus

    Food and Dining

    Do not live near campus

    Dorm Life

    Do not live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    I am challenged everyday in my field of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether computer savvay for not Walden can work for you if you put the effort in to learn. You will walk away with a huge useful skill set with working with computers.

    In three sentences

    Walden is a fantastic school. With teachers and staff that make a tremendous difference in the life of their students. I am committed to Walden and they are committed to me.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Walden creates a number of activities that are based on social change.

    Great for these types of students

    The program design is great for students with a hectic career and/or schedule, since you can work at your own pace.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of academic rigor varies by instructors. However, program design allows students to explore individual interests, which helps to create opportunities for subsequent learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Identify one academic advisor to work with throughout your program and help you stay on-task with completing program requirements.

    In three sentences

    Walden offers a rigorous and challenging curriculum, based on students individual interests.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I think that the campus police are superb on our campus. But, then again, I am one person's perspective on that subject.

    Greek Life

    Although I don't participate as much as initially, Greek organization is Okay on a resume, but quickly become a little too expensive for the life of a college student.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not a social bar fly, so the clubs are not the highlight of my social activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Geeks and nerds like myself love the computer labs, and the science skills labs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The book store, the college pub, and the college square are all great gathering places to socialize on campus. Another great place is the campus library.

    Bang for the buck

    To save dollars and get more bang for my buck I cut coupons and shop at Dollar Tree, Walmart, and other discount stores.

    What to do for fun

    Read, play board games, and watch television in my pajamas.

    Food and Dining

    I cook and eat at home. Restaurant food is too expensive for a college student.

    Dorm Life

    Distance Learning. Not applicable. And, besides, dorm life is over rated, and not safe for someone who has not been away from home before.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an enthusiast. So, rigor is the least of my problems. In fact, I live to exercise and be active.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, and don't give up! Success is just around the corner if you just stay focused.

    In three sentences

    I think that Walden University is an excellent school of higher learning. I will advance my career there using online studies like so many of my colleagues. I am excited to have the opportunity to attend Walden University.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    Great for these types of students

    none

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    What to do for fun

    discusion forums

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on the task at hand and avoid procrastination.

    In three sentences

    The school offers student support and instructors who are willing to work with students. It is a comfortable learning atmosphere. It was my desire to obtain an advanced degree and this has given me the opportunity.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A high degree of online classroom interaction between classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online programming

    What to do for fun

    Online programming.

    Academic Rigor

    Waldenu is about achievement and standards. My experience at Waldenu has been challenging academically. A-rating

    Tips for prospective students

    Constantly research other schools and weigh your options. Chances are Waldenu will remain your choice.

    In three sentences

    Walden University has literally been breathes of fresh air. Since enrolling into Waldenu my education objectives and goals are being met. The faculty fairness and program offerings are quite satisfying. I am excited to be a student here!

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    None.

    Food and Dining

    None.

    Dorm Life

    None, I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Walden University is an excellent school who is rigorous with it academic program. With daily online sessions, discussion Q & A, it is recommended for the seasoned student.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students who are working full time, with a family, Walden Unversity is an accredited online school. I highly recommend Walden Unversity!!

    In three sentences

    Walden is an excellent graduate school. I earned my MS in Counseling Psychology and currently I am in the Ph.D. program with Walden. Excellent professors and I have learned so much about my field of study.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Church

    Academic Rigor

    Superior

    Tips for prospective students

    great place to be

    In three sentences

    outstanding school I would highly recommend to any to further their education.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Research each institution you want to attend. Ask as many question as you see necessary. Always remember that you are your best advocate. Most important of all select a field of study, a major that fits your aptitude and interest since you are the one working on the degree so choose wisely not just because you heard it is the hot degree to have and pays well.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is a Unique institution. Walden is a flexible institution. Walden University staff and counselors are very diligent and are skilled experts in their fields.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    90 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am online student but tips for students who attend class at the school are as follows: Carry your cell phone all the time. Do not walk alone in the dark. Walk in groups especially at night. Know your surroundings. Do not get in a strangers car for a ride no matter how desperate you may be to get some where. Meet in a public place if you need to meet someone you don' t know very well. Learn how to say no when necessary.

    Greek Life

    Greeks are the natives and inhabitants of Greece. The ancient people with non-modernized cultural beliefs that may have different views of women and other cultural beliefs. Although modern people often have myths about Greeks that may not reflect their true way of living. I don't think that Greek life is applicable to Walden.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is ok to attend club in moderation as long as it is not distracting the individual from his/her school work and other important responsibilities. Extracurricular activities are good in moderation as it helps one to mature, learn, grow and get prepare for life events and challenges. It enables one to become a responsible and contributing member of the society.

    Great for these types of students

    Online education is ideal and great for working adults. It is also suitable for working mums who have difficulty maintaining the schedule that comes with traditional schooling. Online education is great for people who like to make their own schedule and people who have transportation problem.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this yearly traditional festival in Nigeria named OGHO FESTIVAL that is celebrated every June - August. During this festival, each village of this city will have a day specifically reserved for them to have their own ogho dancing. The ogho dancers will wear beautiful mask covered with nice arts of different colors on their face while the rest of their body will be covered with elegant nice lace material. People from other cities will show up to view the dance. Young girls and boys will invite their girl friends and boy friends for sleep over for 5 consecutive days.

    Bang for the buck

    This is by far the most inexpensive and affordable school compared to all the schools that I researched. It really worthy it.

    What to do for fun

    When I am not busy with school work, I watch movies and extra buttered popcorn.

    Food and Dining

    I am taking online courses so I don't know much about the food and dining at Walden.

    Dorm Life

    I am taking online courses so I don't know much about the dorm life at Walden.

    Academic Rigor

    Judging from my undergraduate program -BSN, I figure this program will require even more study time. Researching on what it will take to succeed in graduate studies has helped to answer some of my questions. My understanding is that 5 credit units will require 10 - 15 hours of studies. Since I will be carrying 10 credit hours every quarter, I estimate about 20 - 30 or more hours of studying per week. I believe it is doable. I will make good use of time management. Avoiding procrastination and being motivated will help me to achieve my goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't have to worry about buying books on your own. The school will send you the required books before the beginning of each semester. You also don't have to worry about your course registration because the school automatically registers the classes for you. Make sure your GPA is 3.0 or above to apply. Walden has awesome academic advisers who call almost every week to make sure they update you on what is going on and to make sure all your questions are answered. Make sure you have planner and external flash drive where you will save all your works before posting your papers to the discussion board.

    In three sentences

    Walden university is the most affordable university compared to all other universities that I researched on. I like their course schedule and for me I have to carry 2 classes every quarter semester which is manageable with part time or full time job. Most other universities require you to have 2 years work experience before admission but for Walden, you can graduate from nursing school and be able to get admission right away for your graduate studies without having to work as a nurse first.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    none

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Great for these types of students

    Great for working adults.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    none

    What to do for fun

    Campus

    Food and Dining

    none

    Academic Rigor

    Walden University is rigorous at # 5 but hard work pays off in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Hard and be dedicated to impacting social change

    In three sentences

    Walden University Online is very rewarding. Walden University is a great school. Walden University is one of the top online universities.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    online professionals

    Bang for the buck

    You are really learning a lot from your peers while improving upon your academics.

    Academic Rigor

    But you have to be to dedicated and definitely discipline to study online.

    Tips for prospective students

    The curriculum and course work are definitely relative to the degree I am pursuing. I love it. .

    In three sentences

    it is an awesome!!

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you save money because the school is expensive. Make sure you set aside at least 3 hours a day to focus on your studies. Rent your books from outside sources because Walden's bookstore is expensive also.

    In three sentences

    Walden is a great school. I have attended traditional universities and nothing compares to going to school online. The teachers and staff are friendly and very helpful. Classes are easy!

  • 12/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    94 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online environment is as safe as your virus scan.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are academic/educational memberships available depending on your major choice.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated, Organized, Committed, and need the flexibility of virtual learning environment while working or taking care of family.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Does not apply

    What to do for fun

    That's entirely up the learner.

    Food and Dining

    Dpes nopt apply. I chose one star because the system will not allow me to pass.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply. I gave it 1 star because the system will not allow me to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Actively engage in the learning process. Use all the many resources available. Sign up for Webinars to learn more about whats available at Walden, help for writing KAM;s or Dissertations.

    In three sentences

    The Walden University experience is a challenging and exciting one. The Professors provide knowlegeable and intriguing module for student learning. Support services are readily available via phone, chat or online.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Well my campus is very safe,since my campus is at my house. Walden University is an online college and does not require the student to go into a classroom.

    Food and Dining

    As I stated before this school is online and does not offer food/dining. So this question does not apply to Walden University.

    Dorm Life

    Walden does not have a dorm life. This school is strictly online.

    Academic Rigor

    I can honestly say this school has changed my whole outlook on online schooling. I prepared myself for extremely hard, fast pace,overload, work, and surprisingly the school is what you make of it. Since I have been at Walden I have taken 6-7 classes and I have obtained A's in all of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are three tips that I would give to any perspective Walden students; do not procrastinate, get to know your online classroom,as well as other students, and remembering you set the tone of what you will get out of your class. I like to stay on top of things so for me staying on top of discussions,and assignments as easy,but I do know people who got so far behind they could not catch up. Make sure you remember this is a 6 week course design for learners who do not mind fast pace.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is the perfect fit if you are a student who has so many things going on that the only time you have to set aside for school is real late or early morning. Even though, I am not in a traditional classroom I still feel like I am apart of elite group with the same common denominator, obtaining a degree. This school is a melting pot of all types of cultures, race, sex, age and other which makes discussion even more fascinating.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    96 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am taking online courses.

    Food and Dining

    I am taking online courses.

    Dorm Life

    I am taking online courses.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are every challenging and forces students to work outside of their comfort zone and it also gives students the chance to work collaboratively with other students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your schedule will permit you to be active in the classes because participation is critical.

    In three sentences

    Walden provides students with very knowledgeable professors and the courses offered are challenging. I would give Walden a 9 out of 10.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is not applicable, since it is an online school.

    Greek Life

    This is not applicable, since it is an online school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Each program has an honor society of its own. There are opportunities for graduate students to do research with faculty, work-study grants, and a strong committee dedicated to social change. The social change committee is always looking for students to join in and either start or participate in projects dedicated to improving society.

    Great for these types of students

    Walden is excellent for people who are working full-time, parents with young children who want to advance their education, or people who are already in a career but may want a change yet cannot afford to stop working while obtaining their degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is not applicable, since it is an online school.

    Bang for the buck

    Walden is expensive, but not more expensive than most private schools are today. The cost of education is reasonable and affordable, and the university has tried to keep costs stable over the last few years due to the economic problems in the United States that would have prevented many prospective students from being able to go to college. You get an amazing library center with a ton of resources and services available, a writing tutorial center, and an excellent advising service with advisors specializing in the needs of your program. Walden is a well-known school and is rapidly increasing in international popularity, with students enrolling from all around the world!

    What to do for fun

    This is not applicable, since it is an online school.

    Food and Dining

    This is not applicable, since it is an online school.

    Dorm Life

    This is not applicable, since it is an online school.

    Academic Rigor

    I am very happy with the academic rigor. The courses are very well designed, interesting and challenging. They are organized to properly and sequentially grade the student to build the necessary skills they need to gain from a particular course, to the degree that you know your stuff when you're done!

    Tips for prospective students

    Not all of the programs for licensures are accredited by umbrella organizations. For example, while the university is accredited by the Middle States College Association for accrediting colleges, the clinical psychology doctorate program I am in is not accredited by the American Psychological Association. You need to check with your state licensure requirements to ensure you will be able to apply for and receive licensure in your state when you graduate. Walden's program is very well designed and many have succesfully graduated and become licensed clincians, but this is something that you should keep in mind when applying.

    In three sentences

    I am enjoying my experience at Walden University. The courses are well-designed, interesting and challenging enough to maintain my interest. The university is very well-organized and has a wealth of resources available to help students through their programs.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    98 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    hang out with friend and family, church,

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the colleges/university Make sure you chose the right program Be confident

    In three sentences

    Just beginning my courses Very excited about my decision Can't wait until I graduate

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I play soccer and softball. Go to outings with my children. I love to dance. Attend socials with my residents and have fun in life overall.

    Academic Rigor

    Class work and/or papers offer students a different perspective and giving thought into the question or assignment being asked. Give an opinion but be prepared to defend your answer with knowledge and don't be offensive or take it personally when writing online. It is fast paced and enlightening.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive in classes. Make a set time for class work. Don't wait until the last minute. Always have a back up plan for your computer. Have fun, enjoy, and watch your dreams come to fruition.

    In three sentences

    Walden University Online offers achievable dreams and the education one seeks. Walden gives flexibility, accountability, and validity to their students. Walden is accredited.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    100 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Stay alert and remember to look out for others.

    Greek Life

    From undergraduate experience, find an organization that fits your character, and enjoy the friendships for life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Where are your interests? Build on what you know.

    Great for these types of students

    Students are people, enjoy life, and be open and willing to experience different cultures. I don't believe it will hurt anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Have an open mind and heart.

    Bang for the buck

    Take advantage of all opportunities, some may only be presented to you one time.

    What to do for fun

    Laugh, laugh, laugh. Just have fun everyday..

    Food and Dining

    Try to eat as healthy as possible, and skip the diet soda with a cheeseburger and fries.

    Dorm Life

    It's many many years since I resided in a dorm, however I don't regret I experienced that part of my life experiences. The majority of that time was fun, give it a try.

    Academic Rigor

    The reasons for entering or returning to school were made with great thought from many, stay focused and determined. Most importantly, stay current with technology, and if you are not tech savvy, DON'T PANIC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start strong with your academic endeavors, a strong start leads to a strong finish.

    In three sentences

    After many years of being away from school, and finally making the decision to return my rating for WaldenU online is a little disappointing. I believe much more input is needed from the academic advisors. This can only enhance and improve the enthusiasm from the students who made the choice to return to school, especially those students who have been away for many, many years.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am taking online courses, but I can feel the safety of this university from a distance as I have mentioned previously that is like heaven as it is peaceful, loving and caring, above that it gives the best education ever.

    Greek Life

    I have never experience the Greek Life for I am an online student and I do not even know what it is.

    Clubs and Activities

    All the activities are beneficial and fun., which drives every student to be actively involved and participate with the mind of winning at the end of every activity.

    Great for these types of students

    Students are like brothers and sisters born in one family. The code of conduct designed by the spirit to accommodate every individual of every tribe has promoted acceptance and love among students and the staff.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have never experience any unusual spirit of negatives ever.The tradition in this university is accepted and appreciated by all people around.

    Bang for the buck

    I am struggling to get financial help to pay my studies. I believe I will have assistance for Walden has provided with some sources that I believe will bring a change to my studies financial problems.

    What to do for fun

    Playing educational games which are fruitful to our studies is the most of all the fun I ever had before.

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student and never been in their dining, but I can imagine as they can give the right education to the students,they are definitely dishing out the right food and dinning.

    Dorm Life

    I am studing online, but it is like home which is the best place to be.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic standard is outstanding and incomparable.I have never experince such a delivery in my studies before. I believe I was taken by God's hand to get here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students are attracted by the culture and atmosphere of this university. The voices of the enrollment advisors are so motivating and encouraging and you cannot deny their recruitment.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is a wonderful place to be, it is like heaven because it is so peaceful. I am happy to be among the students at this university.I have already gained a lot.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    102 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Adults or people who need to work and attend school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask a lot of questions.

    In three sentences

    Walden is an online university. It is great if you need to work and attend college at the same time. If you can afford it, I would go to a more typical school.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Perfect fit for older students, well disciplined students who aren't expecting a handout, and students with some experience under their belt.

    Bang for the buck

    At $290 per credit hour (quarter based), it's the cheapest online university I have seen. Definitely a better bargain than Univ of Phoenix! With degrees in several areas and ranging from certificates to Ph.D's, I think it's a great deal.

    What to do for fun

    unknown

    Food and Dining

    unknown

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that with anything in life, you get in what you put out. It's not Harvard, but a degree from Walden is not a walk in the park. They definitely are not a diploma mill, which is what a great deal of people mistake it for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that going to an online college/university means that a lot of your decision needs to be based on your level of self motivation and discipline. For new high school grads, I would suggest the typical brick and mortar school in order to experience the college lifestyle and to ease yourself into the college experience.

    In three sentences

    Walden has a broad variety of majors to choose from, with online Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees available. They have several accreditations, but check your field to make sure your field is included. There seems to be a great deal of essay writing, and most classes are 5 quarter-based credit hours. Each class lasts for six weeks and you are considered full-time if you take one class every six weeks. I would use caution however, in regards to their financial aid. While federal loans and grants are available, you are on your own in pursuing aid. Their financial aid dept is terrible with follow through or financial aid guidance. It's been two months since I filled out my FAFSA and took out my loans...I still don't have any financial aid.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for the self motivated student that can work with a lot of freedom and that doesn't require a lot of babysitting. If you like to work directly from your text, and like straightforward classes, then Walden is the place for you

    Food and Dining

    You eat whatever is near you. This is online schooling!

    Dorm Life

    You live at home! What can be better than home cooking? :D

    Academic Rigor

    You have to be self motivated to survive here.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip is to read read read EVERYTHING that's available to you on the student pages. Find groups on facebook with students that have similar interests as yours, its a big help. TALK TO YOUR ADVISORS, they are there to help you.

    In three sentences

    This school is wonderful for the busy student that doesn't like traditional school settings. The classes are straightforward and upfront, the grading is fair. Its a great college experience without the campus!

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    105 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Honor societies, social change organizations

    What to do for fun

    online social media to mimic the socializing of traditional campuses

    Tips for prospective students

    Ensure that reading and writing intensive learning works best as that is the format.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is a great institution geared at social change through students education. The Enrollment Advisers are very knowledgeable and helpful with the application process. I would say the school does not seem to want to mass enroll, but yet ensure students are at the right university.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    106 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is not the cheapest school, but it is convenient and online.

    What to do for fun

    Read, it is online :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get some time management training if you are not good at time management.

    In three sentences

    It is very easy to apply and register for classes. The online classes really work with my schedule.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The college is a safe place because they make sure no one gets hurt and provide services for the disabled students.

    Clubs and Activities

    The have clubs for the programs you are in such as PSI CHI for psychology.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for nontraditional students. The classes can be done at home on your time schedule but watch the deadlines.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are expensive and so are all the program requirements such as Residency and Conferences.

    What to do for fun

    Get to know some students that you always have class with. Get together for lunch if possible.

    Food and Dining

    Need to add more snacks and food items when away at Residency.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great. They do require work and a lot of reading. Try to keep up never fall behind and watch for deadlines because they are important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep in contact with academic advisers Ask the professors for help when needed don't wait till to late. Watch your financial aid it can get away from you. Set up a schedule and keep up with it.

    In three sentences

    The classes are fascinating and are matched up with our program. The professors are so much more helpful. The administration and other offices are all available to all students all you do is ask.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    108 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    online study - so very safe :-)

    Clubs and Activities

    There are offering for social service projects - these were not something I was interested in so can't really rate

    Great for these types of students

    Graduate school - working full or part-time - interest in the social science field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walden emphasizes a commitment to give back and be a socially responsible involved human being

    Bang for the buck

    In addition to the courses, adademic materials, online library and access to professors - Walden offers career placement seminars, writing seminars, a first-class online library and other optional instruction and opportunities to participate in the online community. A very good value, I think.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, I would rate the academic rigor as Moderate - but some courses were substantially more demanding requiring time spent doing research and projects as well as producing a thoughtful final paper.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be realistic about your work load. Taking two classes - with responsibilities to post in discussion groups each week, complete class reading and video reviews, write a one page papers and work on a final paper for each class was challenging while still working full time

    In three sentences

    Walden worked with me to gather the things I needed to enroll. The school has a quality and committed faculty. The course work - all online - is interesting and relevant.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    109 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be on your A game, because the curriculum will challenge you.

    In three sentences

    This school is awesome. The professors and staff members are professional. The curriculum here is allowing me to work in the real world of business.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    110 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    whatever you chose .. school is online .

    Food and Dining

    school online so food is great :)

    Academic Rigor

    All courses and coursework is intense , however it pertains to what you are going for rather than random topics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be disciplined or willing to make and stick to schedule.

    In three sentences

    I am getting the education need for my career choice with additional concepts of electives such as world religions. My instructors give me great feedback in which helps me succeed in each course. I am only a year away from graduating and have learned enough to know my career path.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you work this is will be great for students. You can work around your work schedule.

    Academic Rigor

    On the scale of 1-10, I will give Walden a 10

    Tips for prospective students

    Very good school because they care

    In three sentences

    Walden University Online is the best. Walden University cares about their students. When asking questions, you will get a response right away.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Learner and achiever

    Bang for the buck

    Walden University is an accredited institution that for over 35 years has provided an engaging learning experience for working professionals.

    Academic Rigor

    Walden has proven for 40 years to be a great institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to have a sound knowledge and achieve your goal,just go to walden university to update your knowdlege. walden university is there for you to update your skill and knowledge from activty to productivity, you will be better in future and express yourself where ever you. walden is my mentor,and I will continue be the ambasador of this great university for ever.

    In three sentences

    Walden�s collaborative learning community and diverse online schools can help you achieve your learning goals. Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change. Walden University envisions a distinctively different 21st-century learning community where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater global good.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    113 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Whatever antivirus software is installed on your computer.

    Great for these types of students

    The non-traditional, full time working, or with children type student.

    Bang for the buck

    Walden is comprable to other institutions of its nature.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you want.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is whatever you want, being that you get to make it since this is an online university.

    Dorm Life

    This is an online university, so whatever accomodations that you have.

    Academic Rigor

    Walden will challenge you and keep you up to date.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set aside time to work and always keep in mind that life happens.

    In three sentences

    Walden is a very convenient online institution. They provide you with a quality learning experience. As an online learner you are able to interact with others in the courses you are in and the instructor. The library and resources are always available.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    114 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time and do discussions.

    In three sentences

    Very user friendly.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    115 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who have to work full-time and need a flexible schedule. Almost all courses follow the same assignment submission date, so once you are adjusted to the schedule the consistency between semesters helps manage all aspects of life.

    Bang for the buck

    This mostly relates to the transfer credits, since it's going to cost me $15k extra to complete my degree.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you see the full list of transferring credits, and how they are going to be specifically applied beforehand. Don't rely on the preliminary information at all.

    In three sentences

    Their requirements to transfer credits include submitting a classes syllabus from the previous university. I lost a lot of transferable credits, but didn't find out until after I was enrolled in the university.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    116 of 186

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I am a current student here at Walden University. I take my classes online. They a have great support team. Every time I call I get the help I need from the most friendly people. I would recommend Walden University.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    117 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    study

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students is to make sure that they are organized and make a schedule so that everything came be completed on time.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is an accredited online university that has excellent instructors, which are very knowledgeable and helpful. This program is designed to give working adults an opportunity to finish their degree while working full-time.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    118 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Becoming a member of your professional organizations is encouraged.

    Great for these types of students

    Adult learners, working professionals who want to upgrade their skills and education, full time parents getting ready to return to the workforce.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No unusual traditions, but they do have a focus on being a scholar-practitioner, the learning doesn't end when school is done.

    Bang for the buck

    As an accredited university, and the convenience of on-line with the additional resources they have available I feel it is worth the cost. Not as high as some, not as cheap as others

    What to do for fun

    Anything I want, especially since I live in Henderson, NV, right next door to Las Vegas.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigorous but not impossible. I felt like I was getting my monies worth and that I would have the necessary skills to successfully move into my area of expertise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a rigorous program, but with all the tools to be successful. To be an on-line student you must be able to manage your time. After finishing my masters I have stayed with Walden to do my PhD.

    In three sentences

    Walden has a great staff of individuals who work very closely with you to help you be successful. I have also been impressed with the available on-line resources that they offer. They prepare you well for real world application of skills.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    119 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    online university

    Tips for prospective students

    Check it out! It is the most reasonable in price and has the same curriculum as other schools!

    In three sentences

    Walden makes school accessible and affordable! The flexiblity allows me to continue to work, be a mom, and reach my career goals!

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    120 of 186

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Walden is a great school. Most student interaction is online. Pursuing a Masters in Education

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    121 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Online

    Food and Dining

    Online

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life, the school is online.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very helpful, they register your classes for you every semester, plan your academic progress and program until you graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great experience, very helpful, academic advisor are great, 24/7 student support, and a fulfilling experience.

    In three sentences

    Overall, my experience at Walden University has been wonderful. I have learned a lot from Walden, and have gained plenty of experiences from this University. I would recommend anyone who is working on their doctorate degree to attend Walden.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    122 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It's online so I don't know, but it's always good to socialize with classmates and see who is in your area.

    Food and Dining

    online

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Assuring you use all resources in the classroom for that week and staying updated to announcements made in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management can make you or break you. Start early

    In three sentences

    On a scale 1-10, I would give them a 10. High expectations of the students and believe in academic integrity.

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self-directed, busy professionals

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, so far. I have not graduated yet but being in the doctoral program has given me an edge over others in my field.

    Dorm Life

    This is an online program

    Academic Rigor

    The information that you learn is applicable to the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a choice between the structured online classroom or the self-directed approach, this is the school for you. They offer career services and writing assistance. If you don't want to feel like a number, this is a great program.

    In three sentences

    The instructors and mentors care about the students. There are many resources to help you write and learn research tools. There are many degree programs to choose from.

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A little expensive

    Tips for prospective students

    Advisers need to have more knowledge .

    In three sentences

    Great school to go to.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    125 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working adults.

    Bang for the buck

    I think this is a great value as the flexibility allows me to continue my full time job. The extra money in tuition is more than made up for by not having to reduce my work schedule.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you would like since you're free to make your own schedule and travel while taking classes.

    Food and Dining

    There is no campus. Everything is done online.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms as there is no campus. Everything is done online.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the most challenging classes I've ever taken but you must be an independent student and have good reading skills. Invest in some APA software to improve your scores.

    Tips for prospective students

    Registration can be a bit of a pain but once you get past all the red tape it's a breeze. Make sure you call and talk to an actual person in the financial aid department to get all your questions answered. Online education is best for self motivated students, nobody will be holding your hand.

    In three sentences

    Excellent online University with a variety of undergraduate programs. First semester free! Fits well with my full time work schedule and travel.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Walden University is really big on community outreach. The university has recently teamed up with an organization at my medical school to help the a local shelter in St. Kitts by providing necessities to those that reside there.

    Great for these types of students

    Many of the students that attend Walden University have sought an education that affords a level of flexibility. Myself and several of my classmates are also attending medical school. Others work full time in various corporate settings.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walden provides online degree options that has enable me to work toward a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration, while attending medical school in St. Kitts.

    Bang for the buck

    In addition to being a graduate student with Walden University, I am also in medical school full time. I wanted to enhance my medical education by learning more about healthcare administration, and Walden has afforded me with this opportunity, in a manner that is conducive the my already hectic schedule.

    Academic Rigor

    Walden University programs are challenging, but reasonable in expectations. While some courses require more effort than others, overall the program manages to balance the level of complexity quite well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any other graduate program, what you put into it, is what you get out of it. While Walden University affords some level of flexibly. As a student you are sill expect to perform at a top level.

    In three sentences

    Walden University provides me with an academically rewarding, yet challenging opportunity to further my education in a flexible setting. The programs has enabled me to both share and expand my knowledge, as far as health care is concerned. I would strongly recommend Walden University for anyway seeking a top rate education.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    127 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Chi Sigma Iota is the chapter for the Psychology Honor students!

    Dorm Life

    You can do your entire class from the comfort of your own home!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are interesting and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is worth the money! Get the biggest bang for your buck!

    In three sentences

    Number one rated across the country, I am proud to be a student of Walden University. Their CACREP Master's Counseling program is recognized in Oregon as well.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    128 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    None

    Food and Dining

    None

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    It is very rigorous as you are responsible for your assignments and getting them in on time and completing them accurately.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be very dedicated and committed to getting your homework done. Discipline is the key word.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is an excellent university to learn online. The classes are very challenging. The residency program is an excellent way to bring the students together and to learn from an in person instructor.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    129 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who have a lot going on and can't / don't want to spend any more time at traditional brick and mortar colleges.

    Bang for the buck

    Price per credit hour is competitive but the number of credits per class is outrageous, that is how they make their money.

    What to do for fun

    There are groups and clubs you can join, they also encourage volunteer work outside of school.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of reading and writing, however if you can use a computer than Google will be your best friend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships, the cost is a little high. Avoid student loans at all costs.

    In three sentences

    Convenient and flexible for those who have families and jobs that they have to tend to. I love being able to log into my classes when I want, although they have deadlines on assignments there is plenty of time to complete.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    130 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is a little pricey but I am willing to pay for the convenience of being able to work more and attend school when I need to.

    Food and Dining

    It is an online program.

    Dorm Life

    I get to live at home since schooling is online.

    Academic Rigor

    I have to spend much of my time reading and doing research, but keep in mind this is a graduate program I am completing. Keeping myself motivated is the important part in finishing my homework on tme.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to dedicate time to your studies and the teachers are always helpful with answering questions in a timely manner.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is very dedicated to teaching students about multiculturalism and how to promote social change. The teachers are great and understanding. I enjoy learning about my field of study, mental health counseling.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    131 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is not food and dining at this school because it is an Online University.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life at the school because it is an Online Univerisity.

    Academic Rigor

    This school involves a lot of reading and research. Learning APA formatting is a must.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school should be your choice if you do not have a lot of time to go to a brick and mortar facility. You must be disciplined when it come to learning independently because you will have deadlines to meet and you cannot procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is one of the best online schools. The faculty and staff are ready to help you when you need it and are very knowledgeable about the subject matter. Social change is Walden University's primary objective.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    None.

    Food and Dining

    None.

    Dorm Life

    None.

    Academic Rigor

    This university focus is to support and advance all of its students into the career world to become productive in society and promote social change within communities across the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should maintain a close relationship with faculty and otehr students to gain the best experience and guidance during their program. Attendance of the academic residencies will help you understand a lot of information, meet faculty and other colleagues in person, and obtain answers you may need.

    In three sentences

    This school is very organized and represent the best student body of exceeding in acadmic honesty. My professors have been very motivationa and inspirational during my graduate school journey. I am happy to attend such a prestigous school knowing that my degree will advance me further into the career I deeply desire.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    133 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Walden is an online college, but they do have programs where you can volunteer in your community, internships, and go overseas for experience in your career.

    Food and Dining

    Walden is only an online college.

    Dorm Life

    Walden is only an online college.

    Academic Rigor

    Walden academic allows you to do discussion questions. Discussion questions allows you to interact with other classmates. There is a syllabus that helps students to with there homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    The advice I would give to prospective students, is to never procrastinate. Procrastination will get you behind in online school. Always ask for help when you need it and have good time management.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is an great school. I love that the professors help you and give me good advice. The courses online are challenging, but it prepares you for your career.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    134 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Online

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very knowledgeable about their field of studies.

    In three sentences

    Walden University courses are very academically stimulating and the professors are very knowledgeable. However, the university could use some additional audio and video stimulation, within the courses. Overall, I enjoy attending Walden University, with the exception that I would appreciate more audio and visual stimulation, within the courses.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    not involved

    Greek Life

    not involved

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer a significant amount of activities and trips that you can be involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Students whom can not spend time going to class on a regular basis but can manage their time at home and busy work life around what they need and the times they need it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely i feel that the tuition is right for the education you receive.

    What to do for fun

    For fun i enjoy spending time with my 5 children.

    Food and Dining

    I do not live anywhere near the college.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms...

    Academic Rigor

    The academic Rigor is outstanding I feel that you definitely learn what you need to know and the workload makes sure you are comprehending what you are learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to navigate and know how to work in a group without working personally with the group.

    In three sentences

    The best online school I have attended, very straight forward, friendly and useful. Their online process is easy and i love how it is set up and how easy it is to use.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No violence since the courses are online, this is a plus.

    Clubs and Activities

    We are able to post messages on the community cafe. There are available community clubs for students.

    Great for these types of students

    Online is great for students who love to work online. What I like about online courses that you can work on your assigned assignments at anytime. The syllabus is well-written, clear, and concise. The professors are available for students and will contact you via emails or via the phone within a professional time frame.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is about right. I wish there was more opportunity for more scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, playing basketball, and traveling with my family

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is not applicable.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is not applicable.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is critical, which is extremely important for to achieve my outcomes and to be successful in my profession as a future DNP. Students who are looking for an easy A, please do not attend to Walden University. Believe me, you will earn your grades by completing your assignments and participating with the online discussions. Walden University has a standard of excellence for professional learners and the bar is set high for students to achieve their goals. I am proud to attend Walden University because I am the image of Walden University's mission statement.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I highly recommend that you attend an orientation seminar to become aware of Walden University's mission statement and the outline of the programs that Walden University has to offer. Finally, Contact an admission advisor. My admission advisor was Marla Bertoni, she is fabulous:-).

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy attending Walden University for my DNP. The Professors are awesome! I have learned a lot from my peers and Professors. I highly recommend Walden University.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Watch movies, catch up with friends and etc. You should only get to do fun things when all of your assignments have been completed for the week. It is so easy for one to forget their assignments that are coming up.

    Academic Rigor

    The assignments and exams, quizzes really gets a student on their toes. There are plenty of researching that has to be done for papers. When it comes to reading the textbooks, some courses an individual will have to read at least 4 chapters in a week. Here is how coursework is done in some programs for Walden: Thursdays is the discussion post between 350-500 words and up. The responses to the students on their post are due on Saturday. Exams, quizzes, and papers are due on Sundays. Students have many resources to help them with their assignments. When it comes to textbooks, you have an option between purchasing a textbook or an e-book.

    Tips for prospective students

    The prospective students should ask about scholarships for their program since Walden University tuition fees and technology fees keep rising every quarter/semester. Individuals should know that they do not have a personal academic advisor or a financial advisor since I guess Walden have too many students. The professors are great at what they do. The instructors will help you out no matter how many times you call them or e-mail them. There are times when students needed one on one conference with a professor so that they will be able to pass the course. The professors are very knowledgable about the course that they are teaching. The professors are always engaging the discussions with all of the students.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is a great University to attend since there work is very rigorous. This University have the highest expectations for their students. Students have to keep calling about their Financial Aid issues/questions since they may forget since the financial advisors are always busy.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Full time workers. Stay at home parents. Busy professionals. Wheelchair bound.

    Bang for the buck

    When you get your student loans, do not spend all the refund money. You may find that you run out of student loan money before you run out of school. The maximum allowed to borrow is 138,500.00. If you wish to pursue a PhD, you will find the funds do not make it to the end of your coursework.

    What to do for fun

    I don't live in Minnesota.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm Life

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor depends on the capabilities of the student. I do not personally have any problems with the rigor. I find the psychology classes to be easy, and the technical classes like statistics to be challenging but manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn APA format. Stay on top of your classes. Participate a lot in discussion boards.

    In three sentences

    Walden cares about their students. I enjoy the coursework, the level of challenge, and the instructors. There should be more participation in the discussion boards.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I My whole experience with Walden University is online. I am sorry I have no knowledge one way or the other of campus safety.

    Greek Life

    I have no knowledge of greek life at Walden University. It is possible there are fraternities and sororities at Walden University.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have no knowledge of activities at Walden University. I would hope they would have fun filled activities for their on campus students.

    Great for these types of students

    Working adults would enjoy the pace of the courses. The courses are set up with working adults in mind. Walden University understands people today have other obligations besides a higher education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have never been on the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say Walden University is worth the cost. A student seeking the online route needs to look at the advantage of attending classes wherever they want. This a perfect situation for many working adults.

    What to do for fun

    When I am not studying for courses, I enjoy kayaking, and hiking. My wife has recently found pinterest, so I get the pleasure of going to garage sales to assist in looking for items she can recreate into crafty hoopla for our home. Fun.

    Food and Dining

    I only use the online resources to attend Walden University. The dining from experience is a bowl of cereal after working a twelve hour shift. However sometimes we do treat ourselves to Jimmy Johns, their salt and vinegar chips are really good!

    Dorm Life

    My experience with Walden University is strictly online. I do not know what the dorm life is like at Walden University. However my personal dorm life means sharing a bed with my wife and two dogs...I am sure other students on campus get their own bed.

    Academic Rigor

    Walden University can be challenging, a student needs to understand to learn takes time and dedication. When challenges arise instructors, and academic advisors are there to assist students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Call Walden University and speak with their counselors. The counselors are there to assist potential students. Upon enrolling prepare for success and a brighter future.

    In three sentences

    Walden University has given me the chance to continue to work full time, while pursuing a career to better my future. Walden University has given me a second chance at a better life for myself and my family. I would encourage any working adult to enroll with Walden University.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    140 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No campus, thus not applicable

    Great for these types of students

    Self-directed, self-disciplined students. Otherwise, you won't succeed here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm at home. There are required residencies and those can be interesting.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm in the Ph.D. program and had opportunity to go to other schools. This works for me.

    What to do for fun

    I work. This is an expensive program.

    Academic Rigor

    It's up to you, the student, to find out about your field. There's NO hand holding or specific, lock step direction, but there's also no one denying you opportunity to explore new ways of interpreting existing knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to write.

    In three sentences

    Designed for the self-directed, self-disciplined student. Expensive. Only good writers need apply.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    141 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ones that work or do better with little or no face to face contact with others. Distance learners.

    Bang for the buck

    Within in my course of studies, I have found that the professors to the most part are knowledgeable and wanting to assist the students succeed and understand what they are trying to learn.

    What to do for fun

    Since it is an online school, I have to plan my leisure time around study and work time. I have to make decisions on what is more important getting school work done or being with friends and family.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses may be more rigorous than others. Depending on your abilities and how much you want to put forth the effort you can get things done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Each professor may be different in grading and what they want in your writing. Always put in citations from academic journals, even to back up your opinions and write in APA format.

    In three sentences

    I think it is a very good school. One who has never done online classes before needs to learn the in and outs of writing constantly without the immediate feedback from professors or peers. They are flexable with classes and take the needs of the students as a priority.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    142 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The working adult and parent

    Academic Rigor

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    Research all colleges because online school is expensive and know what you are expecting to get out of college

    In three sentences

    Great college Social impact is everything Great Professor

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    143 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is great for all students, but especially for those students that work and go to school also.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that I am getting a good education at a good price. The lessons are fair but challenging and no one can take away the knowledge you learn or the friendships you earn through your experience at Walden.

    What to do for fun

    There is an online campus to interact with other students and to learn more about the college.

    Food and Dining

    Does not apply to this school.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply to this school.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor for this curriculum has varied from not easy to difficult. This is what I feel is needed to ensure the best learning opportunity for the different types of classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    New students should review the library, and reference areas before starting classes in order to be able to access them efficiently when the need arises.

    In three sentences

    Walden University Online is a great school. The staff is competent and fair. The access to the necessary areas is fast and efficient, with plenty of notice of any shutdowns for update.

  • 09/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    144 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, all colleges are too expensive. Walden is no exception to that. For whatever reason, there is a tuition increase every year (generally all colleges do that), and there doesn't seem to be any increased benefit to the student with each increase in cost. (This is a bit of a sore subject for me, so I may sound a little bitter.)

    What to do for fun

    Since Walden is an online university, fun is completely up to you. I highly recommend that you balance your academic life with a way to relax and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Walden is an online university, so refreshments aren't included. But, having snacks on hand while you work through the night on your research paper is a good idea.

    Dorm Life

    Walden is an online university, so where you sleep is completely up to you. I suggest a very comfy bed, since you'll need your sleep to combat all the papers and class submissions you'll have to write.

    Academic Rigor

    Every submission to a Walden class is checked for plagiarism, grammar, spelling, etc. If you are not a strong writer, or if you struggle with the English language, there are helpful links via the Student Portal. For example, there's an Academic Writing Center, where you can submit your work and have it checked by someone who will offer assistance to help you learn how to write or how to write better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research, research, research! Don't stop at the recruiter - be sure to ask questions, seek out commentary from current students, learn all the details of the program you are interested in. Does your program require a residency? If so, what is involved in attending (travel, hotel, cost, any cost to you to maintain your home/household while away - pet sitting, kids, etc.)? Does your program require field experience? If so, what does that entail - finding a new job? Internship? How easy is it in your city or town for students to find a field experience site? Seek out other students who have gone the road before you and get advice on things that you're going to be required to do to complete your program.

    In three sentences

    Walden University Online is a great way to go to school while still living a very full (and busy) life. The online environment gives freedom while still supplying avenues for support, if needed. Students who want to excel in their education as well as their chosen career can really spread their wings at Walden.

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    145 of 186

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I have enjoyed the learning environment. The ability to discuss problems with the instructor has been a life saver

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    146 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    This is an online school

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for working adults as well as high school graduates.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is an online school

    Bang for the buck

    This is an online school

    What to do for fun

    This is an online school

    Food and Dining

    This is an online school

    Dorm Life

    This is an online school

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are rigorous, however manageable. Time management will be key in ensuring you stay on top of things.

    Tips for prospective students

    All prospective students should make sure they fill out the FAFSA before the due date. Prospective students should also make sure they view the cost, time frame for completion and curriculum of each program they are interested in before they make a final decision on a program.

    In three sentences

    Walden University provides great online education. There course curriculum is extensive, however it really prepares you for your future career. The academic and financial counselors are very helpful in providing direction and information on additional resources.

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    147 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    challenging classes that require a lot, but worth the hard work.

    In three sentences

    Full time education while continuing to work, makes it easy to balance life. An abundance of student resources and helpful teaching staff.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    148 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Walden is great for parents who don't have the time to go to a traditional school. It's also a great fit for working individuals.

    Food and Dining

    As it is an online school, this depends on your cooking abilities. I am a pretty good cook so my food and dining experiences are excellent.

    Dorm Life

    Doesn't qualify as it is an online school.

    Academic Rigor

    I was surprised at how much work actually went into online schooling. I thought it would be easier than traditional schooling, but it's actually pretty rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask your enrollment adviser lots of questions. They are there to help you make the best decisions, use it to your advantage. If at anytime you are unsure about an assignment, ask your instructor. They will help and your grade will be better for it. Also work on your time management skills, as they are invaluable.

    In three sentences

    The academic advisers are extremely helpful and work hard to help you achieve your goals. The teachers are fair and knowledgeable. Walden's classroom is a little tricky to navigate but the school provides special courses to teach you how to find what you are looking for.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    149 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I don't attend onsite

    Great for these types of students

    Looking for a challenge, smart, intelligent, strong and gifted.

    Bang for the buck

    Walden University cost the same as many other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies, see plays, travel internationally, cook and photography!

    Academic Rigor

    I totally give Walden University online 5 Stars!

    Tips for prospective students

    If your serious about learning and pursuing a degree online, Walden University is one of the best schools to purse your degree at. The staff at Walden University make you feel comfortable before starting classes and the professors explain each course thoroughly to make you feel comfortable.

    In three sentences

    Walden University Online is an excellent college that I recommend to anyone. The enrollment advisors, academic advisors and professors are very knowledgeable. Each course challenges your mind in such a positive way.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    150 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working professionals

    Bang for the buck

    I did a lot of research before choosing Walden. It was better priced then most other universities. However, they do not set you up with clinical sites.

    What to do for fun

    This school is online

    Food and Dining

    This school is online

    Dorm Life

    This school is online

    Academic Rigor

    Since starting the program I have had a significant amount of work each week. Although you do not have to attend scheduled classes, the assigned work can take a lot of time to complete. It is very self-motivated learning. Time management is really essential to success in this program.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are applying for the nursing program make sure your state has approval. It may be helpful to identify potential preceptors before starting the program, since time goes by quickly and it can be difficult to find someone while working and taking classes.

    In three sentences

    The technology components of the program are straight-forward and user friendly. Instructors are readily available by email and provide good feedback on assignments. Overall, the nursing program is good, however, I have had some issues with the administration.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    151 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are many opportunities to be accepted in to honor societies and there are various activities throughout the country for students to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    self learners, motivated students who want a new way of learning or those who have difficulty in traditional classroom settings.

    What to do for fun

    Take time to yourself. Enjoy your personal life and activities with a flexible schedule to complete coursework.

    Dorm Life

    this is an online program so there is no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research. Know the program and the requirements before you commit.

    In three sentences

    Walden is committed, capable, and supportive of student goals and student success within their programs. Walden advisers are there to help when you have questions or feel stuck. Walden instructors take the time to know their students and help them through barriers when the occur.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    152 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The only experience I had with food provided from the institution was during a residency. It is very healthy, just not my cup of tea.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good course material, you actually learn every week of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard and DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!

    In three sentences

    A tough school, where you actually learn and do not just receive a passing grade. Well worth the tuition and time that is put in.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    153 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Communicate with classmates online

    Food and Dining

    Does not apply

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply

    Academic Rigor

    Walden is very strict with academics, which is something that I am glad about. Being strict on students forces students to be greater than the average graduate student and helps produce more qualified educators

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to complete an online program successfully, choose Walden. Faculty and staff will walk you through everything and provide you with the tools you will need to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Walden University's faculty and staff are very friendly and helpful. They assisted me in every step of the process for enrollment and helped get started with everything. They have a plethora of information online for easy access for its students, which is something that I love.

  • 11/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    154 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No on campus experience with Walden University

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy reading and singing in the choir.

    Food and Dining

    No food and dining experience

    Dorm Life

    Online

    Academic Rigor

    The academic life is filled with caring people. When you have great people behind you and supporting you, it encourages you to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students, you will enjoy the education experience here at Walden and it is truly a success.

    In three sentences

    The experience at Walden has been a great success thus far. The instructors are wonderful. The class sizes are small, and the people are very friendly.

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    155 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    What to do for fun

    Not much I am a online student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take a lot of classes take what you know you can do.

    In three sentences

    Walden is very Professional and helpful to the students. Walden has a very easy program for working students to follow. Walden is very is easy to past

  • 11/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    156 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    See above.

    Food and Dining

    See above.

    Dorm Life

    Since it is online there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very important to not get behind because then it can be very overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take the Student Orientation course and take it seriously. It will help a lot. Also, it helps if you get a calendar and write down your assignments and when they are due to help you plan your week. Don't get behind because six weeks go very fast. Stay on top of your assignments and don't get behind. Take advantage of the ask the instructor section and also you academic advisor.

    In three sentences

    Walden University gives students the resources they need to be prepared to be successful in their program. They make them take a preparation course that gets them familiar with the classroom and how to maneuver in it. They also are very good at getting them familiar with where they need to go within the website to access things such as financial aid, transcripts, and research resources.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    157 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Professional learning communities.

    Academic Rigor

    Each course and the overall programs have objectives that are clearly defined from the beginning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Budget your time wisely and set weekly goals.

    In three sentences

    Walden University sets high standards and provides students with the tools to met those standards. Walden is a five star school with a mission to change the world for the better. I would recommend Walden to others.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    158 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since this is an online school campus safety is not applicable.

    Greek Life

    I am not familiar with Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school does offer various clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are capable of working independently.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walden offers the annual day of service activities. During the days of service students and faculty are asked to partake in some volunteer activity. It is a worthwhile event.

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely worth the expense.

    What to do for fun

    There is a heading designated as, Campus Life, which enables one to connect to other students and various activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining does not apply

    Dorm Life

    The dorm situation does not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    This endeavor takes endurance and a stay with it mentality. You can do it. Sometimes you have to encourage yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to learn. You have to be willing to dedicate yourself to the process. At the end you will feel a sense of accomplishment that cannot be matched.

    In three sentences

    I give this school thumbs up. I have found the teachers very engaging. This is am opportunity I would recommend to anyone looking to advance their education.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    159 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I attend classes online thus may not be able to know much about this.

    Greek Life

    I attend classes online thus may not be able to know much about this.

    Clubs and Activities

    Social change club Breast Cancer awareness club Walden Football club

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who wish to promote social change in all aspects of life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I attend classes online thus may not be able to know much about this.

    Bang for the buck

    I attend classes online thus may not be able to know much about this.

    What to do for fun

    I attend classes online thus may not be able to know much about this.

    Food and Dining

    I attend classes online thus may not be able to know much about this.

    Dorm Life

    I attend classes online thus may not be able to know much about this.

    Academic Rigor

    Walden is accredited online University by the Laureate International Universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise them to kindly seek furthering their education in this accredited online university that would promote their effect on social change to promote healthy living and improve quality of life.

    In three sentences

    Walden University offers the best online learning environment for students. The courses are offered by excellent academic professional of high integrity and the curriculum promotes the scholar-practitioner effect.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    160 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students.

    What to do for fun

    The University has various groups at which you can participate.

    Tips for prospective students

    The initial process is time consuming, but after all information is submitted, the rest of the transition is smooth sailing.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is a great school. The flexibility is great. The instructors are great.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    161 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    This is an online venue

    Food and Dining

    This is an online school

    Dorm Life

    This is an online school

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not even think about the DBA program. Go for a Ph.D. instead. The MBA program was GREAT!

    In three sentences

    Their DBA Program is not user friendly. I am a legacy student (from the beginning) and my Review Committee wasted a Year of my time. The committee chairman was given to me who is not familiar with my major and the rest of my committee did not understand my research design, so I was forced to change to something mainstream.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    162 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    online environment

    Greek Life

    online environment

    Clubs and Activities

    online environment

    Great for these types of students

    working student

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    online environment

    What to do for fun

    Socialize

    Food and Dining

    online environment

    Dorm Life

    online environment

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to enroll. Take the leap, acadmic advisors are always available to help you through the process.

    In three sentences

    Walden University online is great for a working student. Technical support is always available if you may experience trouble with your technology at home. Academic advising is superb, they are always available to guide the student through their program of study.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    163 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Parents, older people, school drop outs, coming back to college, expanding a career,and anyone that has a life but understands the importance of knowlegdge.

    Academic Rigor

    They give you all of what you need online and easily accessible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set out time schedules that will conform to your life style.

    In three sentences

    Best attentive professors. Fast and easy to enroll and start school.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    164 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    none

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Great for these types of students

    full time workers, with families, that don't want to be tied to class rooms

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    you get some quality instructors that are helpful. Most information in classes is current and on topic for porgram.

    What to do for fun

    none

    Food and Dining

    none

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    It can be tough at times, but what you put forth is what you will get out of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Depending on courses, be able to write. Remember that all professors have different standards. Try to engage with peers through the discussion boards.

    In three sentences

    It's a school that focusing on social change. There is no classroom courses only online discussion and assignments. Very flexible in courses and student needs.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you have a pulse and a checkbook and can submit three paragraphs a week for grading you will do well. This school is not for students who are serious about learning and actually earning a degree.

    Bang for the buck

    If you can read a book chapter or an article and summarize it in three paragraphs, and occasionally write a longer paper, you will do well. And that's fine if that's the type of educationÃ??? you want. But if you are really looking to be challenged to develop critical thinking skills and be able to analyze information and engage in the type of discussions with peers and coursework that fosters the type of learning that should be taking place at the graduate level, you won't find it at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    Mediocre work is acceptable, so you don't have to work very hard. Sure there is a lot of reading and weekly discussion post (often just a simple 200-300 word responses to basic questions about the assigned readings), but it's not very challenging work and you wont learn much doing it. You may hear that to succeed at Walden you need to be willing to Ã???work hard. But that refers to being able to read a lot and summarize the information for weekly discussion posts in two classes over a 12 week period. In other words, this is busy that may take some people a lot of time to do. The problem is, it is not learning. It is not the type of work that really allows you to think for yourself and engage in meaningful dialogue with the instructors and your fellow students. Everyone answers the same questions and basically writes the same summaries of the information. It's dull, boring, uninspiring work. And you pay $2500 per class to do this!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't settle for Walden. Keep looking for a better school.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for the type of school where you just pay your bill and submit anything that can be graded so it can appear that actual learning is taking place, this is the school for you. I am actually embarrassed that I was a student at Walden for over a year before I finally woke up and asked myself what am I actually learning?. I don't want to buy a graduate degree. I want to earn one.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Walden is online so campus safety is not applicable.

    Greek Life

    Walden is online so Greek life is not applicable.

    Clubs and Activities

    Walden is online so clubslife is not applicable.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are working and have life responsibilities would benefit from online courses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walden is online so campus life is not applicable.

    Bang for the buck

    Walden is online so bang for the buck is not applicable.

    What to do for fun

    Walden is online so fun life is not applicable.

    Food and Dining

    Walden is online so food & dorm life is not applicable. You can eat whatever you decide.

    Dorm Life

    Walden is online so dorm life is not applicable. There is a virtual campus in Michigan.

    Academic Rigor

    There seems to be a wide range of Academic rigor. Since the school is online, students are in competition with their own abilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Specifically ask how long the final project takes the average student to complete.

    In three sentences

    Walden University online communications with through Black Board is constantly improving. The writing center has a great staff and available for appointment every two weeks.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all resources the school has to offer. For example, library, career, resume service, interviewing, and many more live and webinar sessions.

    In three sentences

    I selected Walden because it offered my major in MIS at a doctorate level. I would recommend enrolling for a great online experience.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    168 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Do it from the comfort of your own home

    Greek Life

    honors societies.

    Clubs and Activities

    Chat room

    Great for these types of students

    Already working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Never been to physical campus

    Bang for the buck

    Relatively pricey compared to others. Graduate price is $850 per unit (some are in the $700 range while others are more than $1K)

    What to do for fun

    Live your life.

    Academic Rigor

    Course reading outside of online is heavy

    Tips for prospective students

    Search smaller institutions before deciding to make the commitment

    In three sentences

    Must have a computer. Must have good internet connection. Must be logged on daily.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    169 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The online environment is very safe :)

    Greek Life

    I do not think there is any greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several ways for students to be involved in Walden University.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a flexible but structured learning environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don' think that I know of any.

    Bang for the buck

    The education received at Walden University is priceless.

    What to do for fun

    No clue, but maybe I'll know soon, I hope to visit.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately I have not dined in the area.

    Dorm Life

    No opinion, I don't live in one.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic value here at Walden is expected for a doctoral program. I am very happy with this program and the challenging nature of the program is expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students will enjoy Walden's flexible schedule, tenured professors and the ease of the learning environment. Walden is the best online university out!

    In three sentences

    Walden is a flexible University with dedicated professors. My time at Walden has been enjoyable and the education received here is of high value!

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    170 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    My office is padlocked and the access to my classroom is secure!

    Great for these types of students

    A nurse that has experienced the true meaning of caring for a patient. One that is involved with the care plan of a patient and wants to ensure that the best care is given.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel as if I am getting a great education for a reasonable price. There is no value on associated with an education that makes one prepared!

    What to do for fun

    Challenge other classmates in discussions while adding appropriate humor to the conversation!

    Academic Rigor

    Walden prides themselves in upholding the understanding that a school can be whatever you make it. I have never had so much support from professors and I know that I am being challenged everyday in my studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to pursue you educational dreams and remember, an online program requires that you have the discipline to study the materials provided.

    In three sentences

    Walden is an exceptional outlet for learning! My future is secure with thanks to a respected accredited college. I am pleased with my progress after completing half of the Nurse Practitioner program; furthermore, I am planning my specialty in Dermatology and am excited to treat some ulcers!

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    171 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for the recent graduates, adult learners, and busy parents.

    Bang for the buck

    I think you get shorter semesters, and more credit hours for your money. You don't have added expenses when you attend online as you would if you went to a traditional campus, which is a bonus I feel.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you can fit into your spare time

    Food and Dining

    Since attending online, the food and dining are just as good as you make it!

    Dorm Life

    Great since I live at home and can go to class on my computer

    Academic Rigor

    Walden defiantly pushes you to excel, but there is always helpful resources available throughout the way. As a student, you will have essay tests, you will write papers, and you must take part in discussions as part of your studies, but in doing so, you learn so much more and are involved in a community of like minded individuals all gearing towards the same goal of learning and achieving their degrees.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have good Time management skills, communicate and build a relationship with your teachers, and enjoy the convinces that online college has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Great Online College

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    172 of 186

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Walden University provides the flexibility and opportunity for me to succeed and advance in my education. I love the college. It is the best thing that happen to me.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    173 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not on campus

    What to do for fun

    Not on campus

    Food and Dining

    None

    Dorm Life

    None

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a complete understanding of the program you will be taking and when your prospective completion time. The biggest thing is make sure you are ready to take on the cost.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is a great college online once you get an understanding of the online classes. Walden has a great entrance process, but once you are in the program there is little help from the advisors. The programs are confusing and I am still trying to figure out what I am suppose to do next.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    174 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    looking for an advanced degree for self-fulfillment. looking to transfer.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a lot of work. I have learned a lot so far and mostly decent instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be disciplined. Stay on top of your work and scheduling. Do as much in advance possible.

    In three sentences

    A decent school but they are really after your money. Academically it is good but the administration sucks.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    175 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I am very grateful that Walden University has aided me in the federal financial loan process and feel the high quality of the education I am receiving is worth investing in!

    What to do for fun

    Make sure to take needed breathers and enjoy life online and offline! Walden provides access to iGrad on financial health, giving insights on financial wellness in a fun approach that I suggest checking out!

    Food and Dining

    Thanks to Walden University helping me finalize my education's funding, I am able to eat well while pursuing my studies. Energy for hitting the books is really essential!

    Dorm Life

    It is certainly thanks to Walden University that I have been able to secure my dorm accommodations part of the attendance invoice at its partner Caribbean university in which I participate in their joint dual degree program!

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely not impossible to handle Walden University's coursework, but it is not an easy breeze through surely! It's great, challenging, and highly educational, so worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore this fascinating and impressive online university! You can attend webinars like on how to blog for change and about specific jobs. There are also class cafes to get to know fellow students in. The library they have is outstanding! Very importantly, take the time to tour and get familiar with the well-organized classroom setting for discussions and course assignment submissions! It really is an amazing university and incredible experience!

    In three sentences

    Walden University is a both a virtually wonderful place to gather with like-minded individuals and learn together! It teaches and aims to contribute greatly to positive change in the world as a community! The welcome and support the university gives is like family!

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    176 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students that are wanting to go back and further their education but need help figuring out the process and getting it set up.

    What to do for fun

    See above.

    Food and Dining

    I am taking online classes.

    Dorm Life

    I am not living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    My schedule will be tough but it is all so pertinent to what I want to do for the rest of my life. I am looking forward to it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize your advisers and allow them to help with any and all questions you might have. They aren't there to just do their job, they make it easy and you can tell they love what they do.

    In three sentences

    Walden University has been extremely hospitable throughout the application process. The academic adviser has exceeded all expectations in making my enrollment as easy as possible. Furthering education with Walden has been the best decision I have made in years.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    177 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Home cooked meals and occasionally pizza.

    Dorm Life

    It's an online university; my dorm is at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I found the coursework just as challenging as in my undergraduate program. All of the resources are available, but you still have to put in the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give yourself plenty of time for the application process (some things just take time). Don't let the fact that the courses are taught online fool you, they are every bit as challenging, and in fact more, if you consider that you essentially learn on your own, with the assistance of your instructor

    In three sentences

    I love the convenience of being able to set my own classwork schedule. The advisors and staff make the application (registration, financial aid..etc.) process as easy as can be made. The coursework is as challenging as I had in my undergraduate education.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    178 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to be home instead of a class room. Especially good for those who have ADHD, and need to take their time with classes. Walden allows you to work at your own pace, and only take one class at a time.

    Bang for the buck

    Walden is a bit over priced, but the education I am receiving is good. However, when you go to a residency you have to pay for your own motel and food, and they have you stay at the most expensive motels where the residencies are happening, like the Hilton Hotel.

    What to do for fun

    I go hiking with my dog, play video games, read, snow board, go walking. In the summer I like to travel and camp.

    Food and Dining

    Ramen noodles and whatever else I can find. That's home life of a college student.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm. I live at home

    Academic Rigor

    The topics and subjects are very challenging. They make you think, but also you learn a lot from the discussions and the papers you have to write. I love a challenge, and trying to find the answers to group discussions and papers is one challenge I love doing. The lessons are spot on with your classes, and they help you learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to attend Walden University, and do classes online, make sure you priorities your time between work and school, but make sure you have time for yourself and your family. Classes are a grueling 11 weeks, and a lot of times you can get caught up in school work and forget you have other stuff you have to do. Have time for yourself so you don't get overwhelmed, and have too much on your plate. Always make sure you have time to get your homework done, especially if you work a full-time job.

    In three sentences

    Adult on-line education is worth the effort that one puts into it, and nothing more. No one is going to give you an A for showing up on the discussion boards. The school is regionally accredited, and is founded on sound material by recognized academic authors in the field. I have found the instructors to be a knowledgeable group with a wide range of personal and professional experience to contribute. Obviously if one attends Walden, one is not going to obtain the branding that goes along with names such as Yale or Harvard to place on their resumes. Walden offers a guided form of education that is responsive to its clients needs, and the accreditation to state they have succeeded in obtaining their education or not.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    179 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    Adequate work for degree and skill enhancement.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use a calendar to keep assignments and dates on task. It's doable to work and maintain school schedule.

    In three sentences

    Work with you to assist with scholarships and planning educational course.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    180 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    I have only taken introductory classes so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be very driven and self-motivated to succeed at Walden.

    In three sentences

    Walden University is very flexible, easily accessible and academically challenging.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    181 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    The course load fit my schedule and it is not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid of the professors, to them there is no dumb question, They will help you with their feedback and comments. They make you want to learn while challenging you and what you are learning.

    In three sentences

    The best instructors, and faculty. My experience at Walden has been one of the best experiences in education. Clear and concise learning environment.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    182 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working professionals, mid-career change, career advancement

    What to do for fun

    Check out Walden's student resources for further support - library services, academic paper review and support. Not fun but well worth it!

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging programs and thought provoking discussions. The lively classroom interaction gives you a feeling of connection with your online peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your program well as well as job outlooks to be sure you are on the path you desire. The rigorous study will challenge you and your guiding principle will be the goal you set for yourself beforehand. Having completed your degree at Walden, you will be proud of the time and effort you put forth for a well-earned degree.

    In three sentences

    Walden University works well with students that have a busy schedule. The working professional will find it easy to advance in their field, or make a career change, through Walden's asynchronous instruction. I have had great success with Walden and found much support with their enrollment advisors and instructors, definitely the best school for me.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    183 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I like to read and cook for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Unknown

    Dorm Life

    I do not reside in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending upon your pace, difficulty can be a factor for some. However, the instructors will help you with anything that you do not understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Paying attention to detail in important. It is also imperative that you communicate with your instructors.

    In three sentences

    Walden University has set great expectation of its students. It is an excellent school for non-traditional student, and people who cannot attend a physical classroom. The staff is very caring and understanding.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    184 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Live at home, the same fun stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    on line. Home, food is great.

    Dorm Life

    On line, do not go to dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    A nice steady pace, I am learning a lot and feel challenged. It is not above what I am able to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first few quarters are difficult because it is hard to get used to being on line. Once you know how to navigate the classroom and get in touch with the teacher and other students it is a lot easier.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    185 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    None.

    Dorm Life

    none which was perfect.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor grew as courses became more intense. The rigor was perfect for the fulltime employee. The knowledge earned is relevant to the time and energy each student applies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized and contribute to your class postings. Communicate with classmates as if they could be your next coworker or employer.

    In three sentences

    Walden University Online was perfect for me. I had not attended college for over 10 years and was employed fulltime. The structure and organization of the classes fit nicely into my busy schedule. The availability to go to class any time of day provided the flexibility I needed.

  • 04/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    186 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get in touch with an enrollment advisor and they will get you to where you need to be.

    In three sentences

    Very accesable and helpful.