Strayer University

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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 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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    Reviewed June 26, 2023

    I attended Strayer for 3 years only to realize that I wasn’t really learning anything. They don’t care about you when it comes to your education and they don’t really teach you anything that is relevant to your course of study. They are money hungry and don’t care about you actually getting an education.

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    Reviewed June 9, 2023

    I graduate from Strayer University at the end of this month. My degree will be my scarlet letter of shame for falling for a scam. I know most of you may be thinking “Wow, congratulations!” or “What an accomplishment!” but honestly I am ashamed and embarrassed. I have wasted my time and money on a scam. Strayer University has stolen thousands of dollars from me and many others. Throughout my time at Strayer, I was taken advantage of and did not receive the quality of education that was promised to me. Despite completing my coursework with all A’s and preparing to graduate soon, I have learned very little. It is particularly concerning that I was directed to watch videos on LinkedIn by my professors instead of receiving proper instruction. These videos are from LinkedIn Learning and cost $19.99/mo.

    The cost of each class at Strayer: $1525. I was enrolled in three classes per semester. A semester is 11 weeks, so let’s just roll that up to three months. Three months of LinkedIn learning would cost me $60. I instead paid Strayer $4575 plus fees each semester I attended. I’m no genius (and to be honest Math is my worst subject) but the Math ain’t mathin’. Unfortunately, this situation has resulted in significant financial expense and a waste of my time completing assignments that I could have completed independently by watching the videos on LinkedIn. Furthermore, this experience has caused me emotional stress, as I have had to balance my studies while working a full-time job and several part-time jobs to cover the extreme cost of attending this university.

    If you are considering attending Strayer University, I urge you to reconsider. There are many other, more reputable universities that will offer you a better education and a better value for your money. I am sharing my story in the hopes that it will help others avoid the same mistake I made. Strayer University is a scam, and I want to do everything I can to warn others about it.

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    Reviewed May 2, 2023

    I have transfer from Capella hoping this Strayer university would be better but the grass is not greener on the other side. The professors don’t teach you, they give you a lot of unnecessary readings so you could teach yourself. I did not pay thousands of dollars to teach myself, if so then I wouldn’t be here. For one, I am a visual learner. Reading words don’t always work for me and the professor doesn’t care about visual learning. She just states that she provided videos from other people’s work and expect us to know how to do the assignments. Ridiculous. Unfortunately this is all across Strayer’s courses. I wish I could get a refund. If I have seen these reviews ahead of time I would have not come here. Yes! I do read the provided materials but if you cannot teach something to its simplest form then that doesn’t make you a very good professor.

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    Reviewed April 28, 2023

    Before you decide to attend Strayer University, I want you to keep in mind that "some" professors have zero tolerance against people with learning disabilities. I'm on my second year and I haven't had any problems until now. I suffer from multiple disabilities and a learning disability is one of the major ones and this class I'm in now could care less about my disabilities. I have a hard time learning and it takes extra time for me to fully understand things. I submitted a assignment and I truly didn't completely understand it. They refused to give me a second chance to try and raise my grade.

    For years I suffer from depression and anxiety and it just seems that some professors are just rude bullies that's just out to make a dollar and could care less about you and your grades and or what you are going through in life. They refuse to give you a second chance on assignments. Not everyone is smart and perfect like they are. It's truly a shame how some of these professors are allowed to treat their students. Strayer University is a truly amazing university. Just please keep in mind not every class is going to be great.

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    Reviewed April 27, 2023

    Strayer University is holding people REFUNDS and I am a student as well in the MBA program and I do not work, all of their jobs are in west. I don't know where and I live in NYC. Someone help the student please.

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    Reviewed Sept. 19, 2022

    Good Evening, Mrs. ** or to whom it may concern. I'm a graduate student at Strayer University. For the past year or year and a half we have been force to take classes online due to COVID. Now going into year two things in the DMV area and other states have opened back. Strayer has even allowed their faculty to return to work. Our children from elementary school to High school has free education. The school board set a date for all students to return to school and we as parents had to go with it and what restrictions are being put in place. Even the CDC stated we don't have to wear mask anymore and the Federal government open its doors. I would like to discuss when will we get to be notified on when will classes be returning.

    I know I'm not the only one that has raised this issue of when the class will be back on campus. I would like to have some type of answer because I have children just like the Majority of the students and staff. Our children have been in school for 2 years and the parents do not have a say. Strayer needs to take in the account that every student learns different. I pay for my education and I did not get any choice to how I get to handle my education. Now the CDC stated no more mask or Quarantine mandates. Even the Federal Government is back open.

    Again I pay for my education and don't get a choice or any type of correspondence on how long class will not be on campus. But it is ok for the staff member to go to work but I pay for my education and I didn't get a choice or any type of option and before you say tutoring the tutoring is not face to face. I have to leave a message explaining my situation or problems then wait for some to get back to me. I need answer. I'm entitled to some answer. I pay for my education. If the President and Vice President of Strayer University doesn't feel the need to answer students maybe they will answer the news media? Octavius ** Student

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    Reviewed Aug. 25, 2022

    Everyone is complaining about Strayer. Do your research on your fasa, see if you have enough funding before you attend any school. It's up to you to make sure you do. I myself have no problems with them, they were very transparent about everything not like the college before I got into Strayer. They said I had no funds from fasa which I did. Mind you, this was a community college only 20 minutes from my town. They were less transparent and the job thing, it's up to you to find a job, not them.

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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