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Walden University

697 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $12,180

53% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
51% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Reviewed: 10/14/2023

Degree: Clinical Psychology

I have completed my coursework. I am now in the dissertation phrase and practicum/internship. My chair hasn't provided me feedback on my dissertation in the last two quarters. I am currently having to add a second practicum site due to not meeting Walden's requirements for practicum. Walden's criteria for practicum sites does NOT align with APA or my state guidelines nor did Walden flag the issues I had with my current site. Now they are rejecting documents that have been approved for the last 2... Read More


Reviewed: 9/7/2023

Degree: Clinical Psychology

I transferred from Ashford. Ashford University was in trouble at the time. I was at senior level and wanted to keep my education goal alive. Walden accepted majority of my credits. Not even a year of attending Walden, I was hit with a bill. A bill a little less than $2,000. The finance department could not clarify details of how I accumulated such bill when I had not finished beginning classes. I was disabled with poverty level income. They block me from going any further with my degree. The balance... Read More


Reviewed: 8/31/2023

Degree: Counseling

Want to hear all about social justice, but not about things you need to know as a counselor? Do you enjoy being taught by people who have never left the university to work in the counseling field, and dress like circus freaks? Do you love paying money for the privilege of pretending you take any of those people seriously? Then Walden is the place for you! Every single article, video, and writing assignment is all about how everybody who isn't white is poor and downtrodden, and the people who are... Read More

Matthew Blakey

Reviewed: 8/15/2023

Degree: Business Administration

I just finished my MBA through Walden. Utilizing their Tempo program was efficient, and the most affordable route to an MBA. I had really good service from their support staff and faculty. I do truly feel i got a lot out of the content. ACBSP accredited just like my 2 local universities. I just wish they had more zoom/interaction opportunities.


Reviewed: 8/11/2023

Degree: Criminal Justice

I don't know what happened in the criminal justice program, but all of the instructors I took classes with ten years ago are gone. I had such a good experience with my bachelor's and came back for my doctorate after a long break. I didn't recognize any of the professor's names and the classes were terrible. Luckily I dropped out very early on, but it was a costly mistake. Speaking with students who stuck with the doctoral program, all of the classes are outdated, and their assignments are nothing... Read More

Eddis C

Reviewed: 7/25/2023

Degree: Human Services

I will be finishing with my dissertation in the next few weeks and it has been a long process but worth it in the end. Walden represents positive social change which happen to be a great fit for me. I was privileged to have great chair members help me achieve my goals and reach the finish line. My experience has been exceptionally positive and Im am glad I stuck it out. It is a lot of work completing the dissertation process but a level of commitment is essential in completing the program. Consider... Read More

Jordan Burdette

Reviewed: 7/24/2023

Degree: Social Work

I absolutely would not pay for this school or waste your time. There is nothing that sets this school apart from other schools with the exception of the ridiculously high cost, which again, is not worth it. Bopping between individuals to get anything figured out is an absolute nightmare. Hands down the worst schooling decision I have made.


Reviewed: 6/22/2023

Degree: Nursing

I enrolled in Walden University for a post graduate degree, but found their financial aid and bursar's office seriously lacking. Their overall customer service and connection to students is wanting due to lack of communication between departments, limited and if any guidance and support. I would not recommend this school to anyone, much less my peers.


Reviewed: 5/21/2023

Degree: Social Work

The communication was horrendous. It’s staffed with representatives who some are great, and the others have no idea what they are talking about and read off their scripts. I withdrew last winter for personal reasons and was looking to go back. First I was told I did not need a SAP appeal. I was told this by two very competent reps… then it all went down hill. I applied to have it reviewed twice only to have an email sent twice saying I wasn’t a student even when I was registered for classes. When... Read More

Farida Sirmans

Reviewed: 4/20/2023

Degree: Public Health

I was a student enrolled in the Public Health PhD program and logged in once when the classroom opened up. Unfortunately, due to a life-threatening medical emergency with my mother I opted to withdraw from school after 2 days in the course. I notified my enrollment counselor immediately and he the withdrawal. I was totally thrown when I received an invoice from Walden University for the full tuition of $2,858!! I was not even in the courses for a full week so I reached out to the enrollment counselor,... Read More


Reviewed: 4/5/2023

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care)

Walden should not be an accredited nursing university. I have gained little to no knowledge here. They have taught me nothing that I need to know for the clinical experience. The board of nursing needs to look into this school. There is typically one weekly homework assignment that has nothing to do with our future practice. Our midterm and final are not even proctored the majority of the time. There is no challenge at university. Unprepared and unknowledgeable nurse practitioners are known to come... Read More


Reviewed: 4/1/2023

Degree: School Counseling

I would give the program 5 stars but one incident/person ruined everything. I have graduated so now feel comfortable talking about this incident. Most of the professors were great. One person/professor tried to derail me and took a personal interest in trying to destroy my progress. She is one of the higher ups and is a TOXIC NARCISSIST. Be very careful. If you advocate for yourself, stand up for yourself, she will try to destroy you personally and professionally. I waited until I graduated to post... Read More


Reviewed: 3/18/2023

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health)

This review highly targets potential nursing and NP students. Please, I beg of you, read this. Walden University is an online "university" that provides flexibility to working adults. Because of its nationwide reach, it provides continuous education for military and military-associated students at risk of delays because of having to move. I am a military spouse who worked as a nurse full-time. The flexibility that Walden offered highly appealed to me. However, entering Walden University was the worst... Read More

J. Williams

Reviewed: 2/28/2023

Degree: Clinical Psychology

I highly recommend this school to anyone with the flexibility to work from home. You must utilize practical time management skills for this program to work effectively. By no means does it mean the school is easier, but if you apply yourself and make valuable connections with your colleagues, obtaining your degree will be easier and more pleasant. You must be self-motivated and willing to complete all assignments and tasks on time. As humans, we are not perfect, and there are instances where the... Read More


Reviewed: 2/28/2023

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health)

Walden = diploma mill. I was originally in the Psych NP program, until I did my research. Walden U has a great “product”. But this is a business first, a school second. Keep in mind that anyone who applies gets in & your degree will be seen as second rate. I was told by my first clinical preceptor (that Walden makes you find on your own) that I would probably not even get an interview there because I was going to “one of those online schools”.

M. Lewis

Reviewed: 2/3/2023

Degree: Supply Chain Management

PLEASE LISTEN TO ME NOW OR BELIEVE LATER!!!!! This was by far the WORST educational decision I have ever made. This is a WINDMILL MONEY factory!!! I enrolled back in 2015 along with 2 friends of mine for the DBA program and let me tell you this, I finally had sense enough to leave after I realized the dissertation process would NEVER END. Imagine completing all of your core classes only to reach the end (Doctoral Study/Dissertation process) and have the professors simply argue back and forth in regard... Read More

Eva Gillespie

Reviewed: 1/17/2023

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric-Mental Health)

My experience with Walden started out great. They are very helpful and inviting when you first enroll. The classes have all been challenging and educational. The scary part is that when you finally make it to the Preceptor portion, best of luck to you. My practicum should be starting in 6 weeks. My application is still "awaiting review". I spent thousands of dollars and hours upon hours making sure that I found an appropriate preceptor and submitted all of the documents. I expected an answer within... Read More


Reviewed: 12/20/2022

Degree: Business Administration

They will charge you for a full semester, I attended the school 1st day of class and was locked for the remaining of the semester. Sent numerous of text and chats about not being able to see my courses. To make short I was billed $1400.00. For make introduction post


Reviewed: 11/22/2022

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric-Mental Health)

I wish I did a better college research. Please read all the reviews for the NP program. Take your business elsewhere where you hard work and dedication is appreciated. I been struggling for the past year trying to find a preceptor since Walden won't provide you one. Finally I found one, after documentation was submitted, they put me on a waiting list. Now suddenly, my application never was submitted. Everyone tells you something different and no one know what's going on. I wont be able to start my... Read More


Reviewed: 11/22/2022

Degree: Psychology

This place is just a money factory. I do not recommend this place. It is a very rough place. On this place there are no advisors, they are voracious sellers, which is the opposite of a proper academic environment. Try to find a decent place, for your personal and professional success.


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