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Strayer University

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Description of Strayer University

  • Location: Herndon, USA
  • Year of foundation: 1892
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: about 50 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

Strayer University is a private commercial higher education institution. The university was founded on the basis of a business college, received the status of a university in 1988. Currently, 45,000-52,000 full-time and online students study here. Campuses are built in 24 US states, and the online platform is available to everyone.

A bachelor's/master's degree can be obtained in one of the areas:

  • Information Technologies
  • Criminal justice
  • Medical services
  • Business
  • Public administration.

The teaching staff at Strayer University includes more than 2700 highly qualified specialists working full-time and online.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Strayer University

Program name
All year round
from 1480.00 $ / 11 week
from 1480.00 $ / 11 week
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 1680.00 $ / 11 week
from 1680.00 $ / 11 week
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 1680.00 $ / 11 week
from 1680.00 $ / 11 week
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Since a large number of students use online education, the university does not have its own dormitories. Students can request help finding accommodation near campus.

Activities Strayer University

Most of the events are held in remote mode: intellectual games, quizzes, Olympiads are organized.

Tutoring is available in the areas of English, mathematics, accounting, economics. Students can get help with learning for free.


  • Accreditation by the Association of Colleges and Schools for Higher Education Programs
  • 82% of graduates consider their studies at this university appropriate
  • Most students study online
  • Partnership with educational institutions, state organizations
  • The average age of students is 34 years, the majority of the total number of students are women.

Facilities and equipment at Strayer University

It is headquartered in Guerndon, Virginia. The 64 subsites are located in the east, west, and south of the United States in 15 states. In 2013, the leadership of the university, which then had about a hundred campuses in 24 states, decided to close some points of study due to the increased demand for online programs.

On each campus, institutions are equipped with classrooms, computer classes, canteens, recreation areas, libraries. Media centers with computers provide services for the use of equipment, technical support, equipment repair. Every student can get a university laptop by successfully completing an online education.

The libraries of the university are located on all campuses and in an online format: paper copies of books are stored in buildings, audio materials, databases, electronic copies of literature are stored in remote access. Students can get an interlibrary pass if the book is on another campus.

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

Strayer University's website is equipped with an Irving chatbot providing academic and administrative support. In the online format, there are also bookstores, souvenir shops.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year includes several quarters:

  • Winter: January-March
  • Session: January- March
  • Spring: April-June
  • Session: April-June
  • Summer: July-September
  • Session: July-September
  • Autumn: October-December
  • Session: October-December.

The session interval includes two mini-sessions, each of which lasts a week.

Additional expenses per semester:

  • Accommodation, meals – from 2900$
  • Transport – from 150$
  • Medical services
  • Books, consumables – 150$
  • Technology fee – $65
  • Fees – 110$
  • Household needs.

For six months, students spend about $ 3,000-5,000.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Requirements for admission to undergraduate programs:

  • Completed application form on the official website of the university, enrollment agreement
  • Photo ID
  • High school diploma, transcript copy
  • Aggregate score not lower than 2.50
  • Score above 93 on the McCann exam (English)
  • SAT 530, ACT 22
  • Transferable credits comparable to ENG 115, 116, COM 100, 101.

For admission to postgraduate specialties:

  • Completed application form on the official website of the university, enrollment agreement
  • Certificate of the previous level of education, transcripts
  • The average score for a bachelor's degree is not lower than 2.50
  • Identity card
  • GMAT testing from 450, GRE from 300
  • At least three to five years of professional experience
  • Personal essay, resume.

Foreign applicants must additionally provide one of the tests:

  • Minimum McCann score of 4 in writing, 13 in grammar, listening, reading
  • TOEFL from 500 for a paper test, from 61 points for an electronic
  • IELTS from 5.5
  • PET score on cambridge exam.

International students must pay a TOEFL exam and pay a $300 tuition deposit.

Scholarships Strayer University

Scholarship options at Strayer University:

  • Free course for the completion of three classes, which allows you to save up to 25% on tuition fees
  • $5000 for new/newly admitted undergraduate students studying over 18 credit hours
  • 4000$ for masters who completed their bachelor's degree here
  • Scholarship payments for friends of students for $ 500.

Financial aid is not as dependent on academic success as scholarships, but in order to receive it regularly, satisfactory grades should be maintained.

  • Federal Grants
  • Direct loans, plus loans.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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