• Address: 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

  • Phone Number: (866) 492-5336

  • Website: https://www.waldenu.edu/

About

Walden University was founded by Bernie and Rita Turner in the year 1970. The university collaborated with Harold 'Bud' Hodgkinson, a faculty member of the University of California, in order to get the grounds laid. It is a private-for-profit type institution which is fulfilling the needs of students from more than 150 countries and from all 50 U.S. states. 

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 18:1.

  • The total student population of the university 52,565 which includes 24,159 full-time and 28,406 part-time enrollments. 

  • The library of Walden provides huge volumes of books, and journals in various fields. Students can directly access the books and contact the librarian for any queries through the online portal.


Online at Walden

The university offers a wide variety of courses for students both in the home country and abroad.

A team is available online for student support and to address the queries of the students. The courses are student-friendly and industry oriented. 24/7 accessibility and availability of the courses in a wide range of countries make these online courses worth pursuing.

The university also offers accelerated online programs which can be completed before the said time. Their online programs are practiced by the leading platforms in the market to enable students to easily work on their courses. 

The faculties also upload the course materials which can be accessed by the students. Interaction of the faculty and students also occur through this platform.


Reviews 

Reviews state that students have found the university supportive and flexible. It also states the following reviews.

  • The faculty is strict and result-oriented who are always focused on building industry-relevant skills in students.

  • Courses offered have good industry and market value. Online courses are worth the value with the 24 hours of student support.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Minneapolis, Minnesota

FAFSA/Federal School Code

025042

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP, NCATE, ABET, CCNE, CACREP

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.waldenu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Some of the programmatic accreditations are as follows.

  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Accounting, Business Management, and Management programs.

  • The Council for Accreditation of Counselling and Related Educational Programs has accredited the Counselling programs.

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing has accredited the Nursing programs.

  • Technology programs are accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

  • The Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 18: 1
Total Population 52,565
Student Population Full Time: 24,159 Part Time: 28,406
Gender Division Male: 24 % Female: 76 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Walden University offers 163 online programs across 15 Majors

Accounting

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Business Management

Offering 29 programs accross 5 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 6 programs accross 4 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 3 programs accross 3 degrees

Nursing

Offering 11 programs accross 3 degrees

Psychology

Offering 15 programs accross 4 degrees

Education

Offering 55 programs accross 6 degrees

Human Services

Offering 9 programs accross 4 degrees

Health Science

Offering 12 programs accross 4 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 10 programs accross 4 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 3 programs accross 3 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Safety

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Walden University admission process

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of Walden University is 100% since it follows an open admission policy. You can easily get enrolled in the university if you qualify for the eligibility requirements.

Statistics

The total student enrollment in the university is 49,680, out of which 7,442 are undergraduate, 42,238 are graduate and 1,363 are undergraduate transfer students. 


Admission Requirements

Following are the requirements to get admitted into the WU.

  • You will require a minimum high school GPA

  • Proof/Record of High School Transcripts or GED

  • TOEFL scores - For international applicants

WU provides an opportunity for students all over the world to join its diverse and distinctive community made up of people from the different social, cultural, educational and economic background. The university also recognizes the need for education and understands the significance to foster academic excellence. To get admission to Walden University the applicant needs to be prepared with certain items or documents.

Applicants need to before applying for admission need to prepare certain items such as:

  • Official transcripts from their previous schooling.

  • An unofficial transcript can be used until the pre-admission evaluation is completed. Later the applicant needs to submit the official transcript once gets admitted or get enrolled in a degree program.

  • Resume displaying the work history of the applicant.

  • Educational and employment history.


Bachelor’s - New and Transfer Students

WU weights and values students past experience in terms of previous tuition and work experience. They believe in to put the knowledge and experience gained to work for students in earning a degree at Walden. Selection of students for enrollment is done based on an inclusive, holistic and meticulous review of the applications. The University may consider exceptions based on their discretion which depends on the student’s background and work history.

Following are the conditions students need to fulfill to get enrolled into Bachelors

  1. Official Transcripts
  • Candidates with lesser than 12 college credits should submit an official transcript of their high school diploma which should be accredited by a state or national accrediting organization or by or General Educational Development (GED).

  • Candidates with more than 12 college credits should submit an official transcript from an educational institution that is accredited by a state or national accrediting organization or accredited by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the U.S. Department of Education.

Students need to submit a transcript from all previous institutions at the time of enrollment or admission for review. If official transcripts are unavailable then students can submit an unofficial transcript for review at the admission process. But it is vital for students to submit an official transcript to get enrolled into a degree program and for consideration of the transfer of credits. Students need to keep in mind that Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements for the transfer of credit are not the same from admission GPA requirements.

In addition to meeting the above condition or criteria, students need to meet at least one condition - 

  • Students should be 24 years of age or older.

  • Students should be 21–23 years of age and should have at least 12 transferable quarter credit hours.

  • Students should be less than 21 years of age with at least 90 quarter credit hours.

  • Should have been an active military or a veteran and should provide documentation of service.

Students should complete an application form.

Students should pay an application fee.

Students should have access to a computer and the Internet.

Students applying for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, kindly refer to the School of Nursing category in the catalog for admission requirements.


Certificate Program Requirements

  • Students should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education from a recognized U.S. school accredited by a regional or state or national accrediting organization. The accrediting organization should be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the U.S. Department of Education. The bachelor degree should be in a discipline or field related to the program or specialization in which students want to get enrolled.

  • Students should require at least 1-year of teaching experience or a teaching certificate to get enrolled. Candidates with less than 1-year teaching experience can enroll if they are currently teaching as they are eligible for conditional admission.

  • On the discretion of the associate dean, a telephonic interview will be conducted with students on the reference contact listed.

  • Students with an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or more are eligible for full admission. Students a Grade Point Average (GPA) below 2.5 are eligible to apply for conditional admission.

  • Students should complete an application form.

  • Students should pay an application fee.

  • Students should have access to a computer and the Internet.

  • Students should provide names and contact information of two persons in the field of professional or academic who are qualified to comment adeptly on the student’s skills and qualifications for study in the desired field.

  • Students should provide their goal statement.

  • Students should submit an official transcript of bachelor’s degree along with any additional completed coursework which too is considered for transfer of credit.


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Requirements

  • Students should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education from a recognized U.S. school accredited by a regional or state or national accrediting organization. The accrediting organization should be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Students should have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or more in a bachelor’s degree.

  • Students should complete an application form.

  • Students should pay the application fee.

  • Students should have access to a computer and the Internet.

  • Students should provide names and contact information of two persons in the field of professional or academic who are qualified to comment adeptly on the student’s skills and qualifications for study in the desired field.

  • Students should provide their goal statement.

  • Students should submit an official transcript of bachelor’s degree along with any additional completed coursework which is to be considered for transfer of credit.


Master's Program Requirements

  • Students should submit an official transcript of a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or more from a recognized U.S. school accredited by a regional or state or national accrediting organization. The accrediting organization should be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Students should have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 in a bachelor’s degree or a 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 in a master’s degree. Students who want to get enrolled in a specific program, these requirements may apply.

  • Access to a computer and the Internet.

  • Students should complete an application form.

  • Students should pay the application fee.

  • Students should have access to a computer and the Internet.

  • Students should provide names and contact information of two persons in the field of professional or academic who are qualified to comment adeptly on the student’s skills and qualifications for study in the desired field.

  • Students should submit an official transcript of bachelor’s degree along with any additional completed coursework which is to be considered for transfer of credit.


Doctoral Program Requirements

  • Students should submit an official transcript of a master’s degree from a recognized U.S. school which is accredited by a regional or state or professional, or national accrediting organization. The accrediting organization should be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education.

  • In Post-Baccalaureate degree, students should have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

  • To get enrolled in preferred program students should have 3 years of academic or professional experience related to the program.

  • Students should have completed an application form.

  • Application fee should be paid for registration.

  • Students should provide names and contact information of two persons in the field of professional or academic who are qualified to comment adeptly on the student’s skills and qualifications for study in the desired field. The admissions office reserves the right to request these details from students.

  • Students are expected to submit an official transcript of highest degree completed to date.

  • Students should have access to a computer and the Internet.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

There are numerous resources available for the students to fund their education. On average, two-thirds of university students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is also available for international students, an active member of the U.S. Military or a Veteran. U.S. Department of Education, as well as other external sources, provide aid to the students.

Walden University Federal school code is 025042. Various type of financial aids offered to the students is given below. 

  • Federal Aid such as Pell Grants, TEACH Grant, Federal Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal Subsidized Loans are provided to the students. 

  • Institutional Aid includes Master’s Degree Scholarships, Post-Master’ s/Doctoral Degree Scholarships, Ann “Tunky” Riley Excellence in K–12 Education Scholarships, Advancing Public Health Excellence (APEX) Scholarships and many others.

  • Military Aid provided includes the Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, The VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program and Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program.

For more information on the procedure of acquiring financial assistance, the financial aid office can be contacted. Walden University Financial Aid phone number is 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368).

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grants $3,473 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) Varies Undergraduates, exceptional financial needs June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $3,752 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Subsidized Loans $10,807 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for the Direct Loan program. June 30th, 2019
Federal Unsubsidized Loans $10,807 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans Varies Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Master’s Degree Scholarships $10,000 Any Master's Degree from the University. Varies
Post Master’s/Doctoral Degree Scholarships $12,500 Any Post-Master’s or Doctoral degree program from the University. Varies
Ann “Tunky” Riley Excellence in K–12 Education Scholarships $25,000 Bachelor’s, Master’s, Post-Master’s, and Doctoral programs in K-12 education Varies
Advancing Public Health Excellence (APEX) Scholarships $10,000 Freshers of Master of Public Health. Varies

Data Source: https://www.waldenu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
The Montgomery GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
The Post-9/11 GI Bill $8,081 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Varies Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
The Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
The VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program Varies Service-connected Disabilities. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program $2,214 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.waldenu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 43% $3,482
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 2,380 $9,044
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 379 $8,420
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 2,001 $9,162

Data Source: https://www.waldenu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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