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Walden University is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1970. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,695 and its setting is urban. Its tuition and fees are $13,830 (2013-14).
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For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 46,500 students from all 50 states and more than 145 countries are pursuing their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging online educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world.
Walden offers more than 75 degree programs with more than 345 specializations
Walden focuses on the professional needs of adult learners by offering programs that explore real-world issues, with courses designed by subject matter experts. Students gain the critical-thinking, leadership, and communication skills they need to compete in the global marketplace and to influence the workforce.
At Walden, technology helps to enhance students' learning and to provide greater access to education. Online classrooms allow students to engage with peers from any location, and 24-hour student support is available. Faculty members receive specialized training to help create a collaborative environment and give each student personalized attention. Walden also uses technology to better address the needs of its students. Services include a fully digital library and a career center with practical online tools.
Walden is guided by the belief that its learning community can effect social change across communities, countries, and continents. The university's mission of creating a positive impact in the lives of others fuels the passion of Walden faculty, graduates, and students and advances the outstanding work they do.
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When applying to Walden University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Walden University is $50. It has an an acceptance rate of 96.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||96.4%|
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The most popular majors at Walden University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Psychology, General; Human Development and Family Studies, General; and Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80 percent.
Walden University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,695, with a gender distribution of 24.5 percent male students and 75.5 percent female students.
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Campus Info & Services
Walden University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring.
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|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Walden University, 80.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,059.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$13,830 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data