Minneapolis, MN
Walden University


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David
What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Anything that consist of doing a positive social change. There are groups that you can join to connect to and help participat...

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Anything that consist of doing a positive social change. There are groups that you can join to connect to and help participate in events in your home town.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

We have students from all over the world attending this school on-line. i have met people from Africa, Middle East, Europe, South America, and the US. Most of the students that go to Walden University are working and take classes at night or early in the morning.

Nataki
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Nataki, as you embark upon your senior year, I share with you hindsight from 25 years post-graduation. The underlying th...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Nataki, as you embark upon your senior year, I share with you hindsight from 25 years post-graduation. The underlying theme of what I want to share with you is to implore you to make your goal inner happiness. From that, let me share the following 2 tips I know now, but wish I knew then: 1. Manage fun into your busy schedule. You have always been diligent in making progress, completing tasks, and checking things off the list. However, enjoy life! Allow things to happen rather than trying to plan everything, and deviate from the plan once in a while. 2. Identify and pursue your passion. Don't ignore that strong urge to serve others and make things right. It may not make a lot of money, but that - advocacy and social justice - is your calling. Regardless of what you try to do, you will find that it will be a recurring element in the things that motivate you most. You will be fine in whatever you do...you are must made that way. But take it from me - these 2 tips will increase your joy and your success!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Self-disciplined, self-starter , with ability to self-teach info.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Instructors rely on the assigned reading materials to teach. Although instructors are available to respond to your questions, they do not proactively conduct online lectures or hold real-time seminars or any other format to actually teach the course curriculum.

Joseph
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could give my high school self-advice there are many things I could say. But one thing I would love to tell my high scho...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could give my high school self-advice there are many things I could say. But one thing I would love to tell my high school self is to love yourself. I would have finished college the first time around. I would have realized that all the parties are the same. I could have taken classes that would have bettered my college experience rather than ones that my friends were in. But I believe that if you want to succeed in life you have to love yourself enough to constantly want improvement. So, high school Joseph, I want you to know that in order to love or care about anyone or anything else in life we must learn to love and care for ourselves, that is taking care of our bodies, being kind, smiling, getting an education, staying humble, and seeking a true purpose. High school kids don’t listen very well but if I had seen myself at 29 telling myself to love myself I think it would have had an effect. But I know that its never too late, and my mistakes have made me who I am today.

Christina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I just started this month. It is the perfect place for a student who would like to study online.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I just started this month. It is the perfect place for a student who would like to study online.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Not sure, I just started in November.

Describe the students at your school.

Willing and eager to learn.

What are the academics like at your school?

They are intense and directed toward your degree plan.

Amy
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Try harder that last year! Skip the parties and worry about working when you're older. Really apply yourself this senior year...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Try harder that last year! Skip the parties and worry about working when you're older. Really apply yourself this senior year so that you're ready for college. You CAN do Algebra ll, you just need to get a tutor and try harder. Don't transfer out to easy math, you got this girl! And no one remembers you fainting in the pool your sophomore year on the swim team, let it go! You can talk to the coach, it's ok, he isn't holding that against you. You should have stayed on the team for the past 2 years so you could swim in college to help keep that butt size down just a little bit. But, since no one seems to tell you enough, I want to leave you with one last thing. You are strong, and you are smart and you are witty and you deserve everything you strive for. Keep your chin up, keep smiling, and remember, you have to love yourself before you can truely love another.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Being an extroverted person, I was very worried about the lack of actual face to face contact. While this is made less of an issue with the amount of discussion boards and professor interaction, it still isn't the same as one on one with the person IN person. The other concern is the occasional website snafu. Twice I've had time sensitive assignments due, submitted them but then for whatever reason, they didn't make it thru the system. Thankfully, the instructors are understanding and this hasn't affected my grades.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

There is nothing quite like taking your finals exam at 2 am, in your pajamas, listening to your own music with your cat curled up on your lap.The only thing I have to worry about is doing the work. No worries about loud classmates, or parking on campus or being away from home more than my 40 hour work week. Walden makes online learning simple and easy. The instructors are very responsive and working through the website is intuitive and easy. Very happy with my decision to go there to get my Master's in Nursing Education.

Aristea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Walden is a wonderful school I like that it offers classes online and it gives me the ease of learning at my own pace. I li...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Walden is a wonderful school I like that it offers classes online and it gives me the ease of learning at my own pace. I like that the classes are intense which helps me learn more. People think online learning is easy. It's not. It takes discipline and patience and hard work to earn the grade.

What are the academics like at your school?

They are intense but they help you learn. It's up to the student to make it or break it. The classes are focused based on your major and they are structured in an online format that is easy to explore and understand.

Charlene
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

I completed my degree online. The professors were very helpful, explicit in their expectations and I had a very good underst...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

I completed my degree online. The professors were very helpful, explicit in their expectations and I had a very good understanding of what was expected of me.

Describe the students at your school.

I completed my degree online. My classmates were very supportive. It was a safe environment to take risks and put yourself out there. We all participated in the forum discussions.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would allow myself time to know what I really wanted to do with my life. I felt so rushed to have all the answers at 18. There is plenty of time to decide. I would encourage young students to not be in such a hurry to attend college. I would start saving for my college years before graduating high school. The debt incrued by student loan is a scary thing today. It doesn't even guarentee a job after graduating. So take advantage of saving money before getting married and having a family to pay off any debts including student loans.

Florence
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A higher degree. A higher purpose.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A higher degree. A higher purpose.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice to myself as a senior would be that before I graduate, I am going to to research colleges that interest me. After I narrow the list down to at least 10, I will fill out applications for the colleges. I will also look at my family since none of my family members graduated from college. By seeing what types of situations my family members are in due to lack of college education, this will motivate me to attend college and graduate. Once I graduate from college, I can then have a career so that I can be stable in my life. My college friends would only be the ones that are serious about their studies, and their goals in their lives. How satisfied I am during and after college means what types of individuals I surround myself with in my life whether it is during college or my career. I would always remember first comes a steady job, and then comes marriage and children. Graduating from college would mean that I accomplished a huge goal in my life. In the future, my children will want to follow in my steps since they would see that I am happy.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

An individual that has poor time management skills and one who can not deal with constant changes.

Brittany
Describe the students at your school.

It has been refreshing to meet other students from different places, cultures, and backgrounds at Walden University.

Describe the students at your school.

It has been refreshing to meet other students from different places, cultures, and backgrounds at Walden University.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give my former self is, "Know how to fail". Life is full of ups and downs, you will fail a lot of things and you will also accomplish so many other things. But understanding how to fail will get you farther in life. It is no one's intention to fail at anything, but failing helps you grow that much stronger. Failing shows you how to succeed. It is important to learn that if you fail you grow from it. You know what to do differently the next time around. But if you know how to fail, you also learn how to succeed. You grow and learn from your experiences and failures. So use your failures as your motivation to succeed in anything you do. Once you know how to fail, then you will learn how to succeed.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about Walden University is not being able to see the breakdown of what I am being billed for in tuition.

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