Strayer University

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About Strayer University

Founded in 1892, Strayer University is a private, higher education institution which specializes in degree programs for working adults. The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees at over 90 campuses in more than 20 U.S. states and online.

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    Reviewed April 30, 2024

    I have 2 degrees from Strayer and have earned 0.00 dollars in the marketplace. Don't waste your time like I did. I'm currently filing a complaint with the Department of Education and with my congressman. Of course the school is run by **.

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    Reviewed April 25, 2024

    So all the way to the first day of the semester there were issues with obtaining my transcripts. So they dropped me. The day the semester started they enrolled me. All the while I couldn't get any info on my financial aid. They couldn't tell me until they had my transcripts and I was officially enrolled. So the third day I finally get to see they had screwed me over majorly. No wonder they wouldn't show me my Pell Grant, my subsidized, or unsubsidized loans. I dropped Strayer at 1am immediately after I read that email. The promissory form I signed showed that the entire course would be covered... Lies... Let's fast forward to today. I get an email saying I owe them $300. They are trying to charge me a 10% fee for never attended the semester. They tried to hold my Pell Grant so I couldn't attend anywhere else. I've not looked to see if they received my Pell after dropping them before classes started. I'll come back to update as it plays out.

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      Reviewed April 16, 2024

      Horrible school. Don't waste your time, find another online school. They will give you the run around and you can't walk in or speak with anyone in person. I advice would be to enroll in a local University.

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      Reviewed Jan. 17, 2024

      DO your research before attending Strayer - they will make it impossible for you to drop a class even if you have urgent, legitimate reasons. Admissions is hired to make money for the college and is based on commission. If you decide to consider this college, ask detailed questions, know what you are e-signing and KEEP copies, make sure any charges on your account are accurate. Ask for phone numbers and contacts from day one for questions or concerns. Know what you are getting into with this school, I cannot stress that enough.


      Strayer will also make is possible to drop a major. There is no interaction with success coaches. This organization is very terrible.

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      Reviewed Nov. 18, 2023

      I was charged a withdrawal fee from not completing the first Summer quarter due to personal problems which is fine by me. However, my problem is on my financial dashboard for the fall quarter, It doesn't show any of the deductions they claim I owed out of my refund...nor does it explain where almost $2,000 of my Pell Grant went!!! So after talking with someone I still felt compelled to further dig. So I went back to the summer quarter, and saw that I was only charged $25 for the withdrawal fee!

      Also I still have to pay back the full private loans, yet they claim that money was taken to cover the summer tuition fee!!! They lied about the amount I was charged for early withdrawal, and my pell grant isn't accounted for!!!! That's a breach of contracts on their behalves, AND THEFT! I'm going to fully withdraw, and dispute EVERYTHING! Oh, and let's not start on the system not clocking attendance adequately... Or better yet how the professors are not much help at all!!!! I'm livid, disgusted, and feel scammed overall! Why are they still in business and not being investigated??!! Their 90% of one star reviews written on them speaks volumes!!!!

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      Reviewed Nov. 16, 2023

      I thought I loved this school, and if I would have been writing this four years ago, I would have said this university was amazing. I believe they called so much they finally talked me into going back to school, which I knew I could not afford. After probably twenty phone calls, I agreed and signed up. I got them to return my emails and text messages the first year I was back in school and it seemed everything was great. Sense then, I can't get my "academic couch Tara" I believe her name is to return a email or anything. I have been trying to change my major for almost two years now. I also somehow have completely drained my financial aide and I am not even half way through school.

      This school does not do what's best for it's students, and dont think that there will be anyone on the other end of those emails because there isn't. Its funny how my couch changed to someone different after my first year of being there. Sense then I just get the same email with her telling me her name and that she is my couch and will help me if need be. Not one time has she returned a email and I have been stuck in classes I don't want or need and cannot get any help. I am so upset and I am really thinking about getting an attorney because I believe this school is ripping students off for their financial aide. I think I am a victim of this and need help so if anyone out there has any advice please let me know.

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      Reviewed Oct. 30, 2023

      Shawana ** is a coach at Strayer University, She does not respond to emails and when she does she is incredibly unprofessional. This School has been a massive letdown. They force you to take classes that do not even count towards your degree, so that it takes longer and you are forced to take out more student loans than necessary. If I were self paying I would be allowed to only take the necessary classes for my degree. This School is a scam. They are forcing me into more debt. They do not teach, They simply monitor. STRAYER is an embarrassment to the education system.

      Reviewed Sept. 25, 2023

      When it was time for me to graduate (2007), I paid my graduation fees and never received my diploma. When I inquired about this, Strayer had the nerve to send me a bill stating that I still owed them money that I did not. Stay away from this school!

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      Reviewed Sept. 6, 2023

      I found out too late that businesses do not recognize this school. They have now combined with another school to stay in business. They should be discredited and closed. I attended this school around 2008 but did not finish. I felt it was not necessary to get my MBA from this school due to the fact the lack of respect throughout the business community in Columbia SC.

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      Reviewed Aug. 1, 2023

      So how Strayer works is that I attended this college not to build for a future career. I have a career. I attended 4 years of culinary school and got my degree. I am a 5 star world renowned Private Chef. The school accepted grants and loans to cover my classes. When hurricane Ian hit Florida and I was severely impacted what I was told was that they don't care what I lost or went thru and dropped my classes and had the nerve to charge me the same amount that they got from the federal government. This is fraud. If you experienced this step up and do something about it. Don't attended this college. They are scam artists and they commit fraud.

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      Strayer University author review by Jessica Render

      With more than 120 years of experience in higher education and learning, Strayer University has developed a highly respected reputation.

      • Regionally accredited: The same accrediting agency that is used by top schools like Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Temple also provides Strayer University's accreditation.

      • Online price calculator: With price being such a driving force in higher education enrollment decisions, the option to calculate the cost before enrollment is ideal.

      • Online application: You can fill out an application for enrollment online, so you don't need to spend hours on the phone answering questions before finding out if you are eligible.

      • Masters degree programs: For virtually every bachelor's degree program, there is a corresponding masters degree available at Strayer University.

      • Online chat service: If you have any questions when looking over the material, they offer 24/7 online chat to help you determine your eligibility and answer any questions you might have.

      by Jessica Render ConsumerAffairs Research Team

      As a member of the ConsumerAffairs research team, Jessica Render is dedicated to providing well-researched, valuable content designed to help consumers make informed purchase decisions they can feel confident making. She holds a degree in journalism from Oral Roberts University.

      Strayer University Company Information

      Company Name:
      Strayer University
      Year Founded:
      2303 Dulles Station Blvd Mail stop 6E
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      United States