Complaint / review text:
I have attended a couple Community Colleges, Air Force technical school, and UMUC before going to Strayer Univ. And I can tell you that Strayer is the worst place I have gone to. I am currently a few quarters away from finishing up an Undergraduate degree in what is supposed to be a Bachelor's of Science degree in IT Internetworking, when, in fact, the degree is more of a Liberal Arts degree and they know it from the get-go. The academic advisors will lie to you about their IT degrees being a Hands-on training program, when they know they are not. Do Not even bother asking them, as they only want to get paid for doing their job of getting you into the school they work for. Even speaking with a Director of a campus (who is a former Project Manager in IT) admitted that writing is essential in every degree program at this school, where open-book tests are not the main focus of learning.
So, when you hear someone say "We can agree to disagree, " give up arguing with them because you will get nowhere with them. Even if they want you to waste your time with their stupid surveys they ask for you to do. If they ask for you to do a survey for the school tell them back in their faces, "We can agree to disagree on doing your waste of time surveys, " as they are unwilling to change their degree programs and curriculums. I even went so far by talking to someone at Headquarters Student Affairs office for 3 hours complaining about the curriculum at Strayer Univ. And all I got at the end was to write an E-mail to them about their problems. As a student it is not my job to do their work for them, so I did not bother wasting my time writing an E-mail to them. I am too far, at this point, in completing my degree.
If you are a Technician and want a technical degree DO NOT go to Strayer Univ. There is no Hands-on training whatsoever.in fact, there are only two good things about the curriculums at this school: the underpaid professors who teach on-ground here and they accommodate for those working during the day by having classes only at night 1 day a week for 4 hours and online courses, where you learn mostly nothing. Most of the professors on-ground are good and I have only had a couple bad ones that were new to teaching. Most real Universities DO NOT even have Strayer Univ. Listed as a school to transfer from and they DO NOT accept their credits like Strayer wants you to believe.in addition, most recruiters for jobs DO NOT accept this school as a positive on a resume.
When I get done with this Undergraduate degree I plan on moving to Texas and getting 2 MBAs from one of the Texas Universities. I want nothing to do with Strayer Univ. After this degree is completed. The only thing good for me from this experience was that I received only an undergraduate degree and NOT a graduate degree from this joke of a school. For those complaining about the financial loan payback, which Strayer personnel harass you with phone calls after completing a degree, know this, you have a 6-month free loan payback before having to pay. This is for those who have financial difficulties, such as myself.
Another HUGE problem at Strayer Univ. Is the political makeup of some of the classes and, for the most part of the school, is Liberal. If you are a Conservative like myself, you are in the minority and are hated by other students and you are looked down upon by some of the professors who are also Liberal. Some of the professors, especially those teaching Political Science and Sociology teach that Marxism is better than Capitalism and that individualism is bad over government control. Well, for you morons teaching this crap in school, I have one question for you: Why is it that every society in the World that were Communist, Socialist, and have Marxist ideologies have failed? If you want to live in North Korea, Russia, Iran, and Communist China go there and live under their leader's rule, leave the western successful societies alone!