Author: / Updated March 15, 2020

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Service rating -
Prices from $3
Deadline 3 hours
Refund Policy Yes
Revision Policy Yes

Company Overview

Studybay is a platform that has been offering academic writing help to students since 2011, which makes it quite an old writing service. The site design is nothing special, but it’s easy to navigate for the most part. I didn’t like that some important buttons are dumped to the very bottom of the main page, but I won’t draw conclusions in my Studybay review based simply on that.

Studybay main page

I was optimistic about this site because of hundreds of reviews and a great rating on such platforms as TrustPilot and SiteJabber. However, on the company’s site, I saw some unbelievable numbers: it is stated that they employ over 27 thousand writers who have completed orders for over 80 thousand customers. Granted, the company has been around for close to 10 years, but I still couldn’t help from wondering, is Studybay legit? This review is for those who are curious to find out the truth.

Quality of Services

As for the quality of writing, it’s a kind of a lottery with services like this. You may get a good writer, and that will explain some positive reviews. You can spend time scrolling through the available candidates, chat with them, and make your final choice.

Unfortunately, that didn’t save me from a poorly written paper. It was hard to read, and after I fixed some mistakes, the plagiarism report was not good either. That explains how the writer managed to send it to me long before the deadline was over.

1 A chance to get some low prices.
1 Deceitful numbers and writers’ ratings.
2 Direct communication with the writer.
2 No strict selection for the writers during hiring.
3 An opportunity to choose a writer yourself..
3 Useless customer support.
4 A risk of plagiarized and low-quality papers.
1A chance to get some low prices.
2Direct communication with the writer.
3An opportunity to choose a writer yourself..
1Deceitful numbers and writers’ ratings.
2No strict selection for the writers during hiring.
3Useless customer support.
4A risk of plagiarized and low-quality papers.

Prices and Deadlines

On the main page, there are promises of rates as low as $5 per page for a dissertation with a 3 weeks deadline or $8 per page for an essay with a 4 hours deadline. Now, even if these prices were real, I would not expect any real quality from a writer working on that dissertation.

However, the truth is that once you create an order, writers start bidding on it, and the prices are nothing like that. The lowest I got for a 2-page essay due in 10 days was $25. Other offers were as high as $70.

Choosing an expert for project

Oh, and there’s also a service fee you pay to Studybay. It’s not shown on the order page but is mentioned in the user agreement.

Payments and fee information

While I did get my essay long before the deadline, as I mentioned before, you can find multiple Studybay reviews from people who were less fortunate.


Although there are a lot of loud promises on the main page, once you get to the user agreement, it becomes clear that Studybay provides few real guarantees. The refund policy is quite vague, and the thing I hate the most is that the site seems to take no responsibility for its writers. From what I’ve seen, there is unlikely any serious selection process, and you simply have to hope that your writer is a decent person.

Online Reputation

Well, there’s a lot of praise for writers left by customers on the site, but if you look for feedback elsewhere, you’ll encounter quite a lot of negative and raging Studybay reviews as well. The answer to such a difference lies in the fact that this service uses a bidding system, and all of its writers are basically freelancers. And when I opened the experts’ list to see their rating, I was presented with only about 4 thousand writers, of which only about a hundred was online, and not 2.5 thousand like it says on the main page.

Experts' profiles

And now, the best part is only less than 800 writers had a rating – all the rest seem to have completed no orders to earn it. So, those are quite interesting details. After seeing this, I think everyone can agree that Studybay reviews and ratings have to be approached with caution and extreme doubt.

Experts' ratings

Customer Support

As if things couldn’t get any worse for the site, its customer support also does not get any points from me. The agents failed to provide any useful answers, and since the bidding system is meant to eliminate the middleman, you’re supposed to communicate with your writer directly. There’s little the support team can do, so I am not sure what its purpose is.


There are a lot more things I could reveal in my Study Bay review, but it seems to me that it’s all obvious by now. The company tries to blind you with the numbers, thousands of writers, high ratings, low prices, but hardly any of it is true. The bidding system could be considered an advantage in certain cases, but definitely not the way it is implemented here. It’s best to stay away from Studybay if you don’t want to waste your time trying to find a decent writer and still failing to get a well-written paper in the end.


Some reviewers state it is, but I would not call it that. It depends on the writer a lot.

The site offers little to no guarantees, and there have been reports that getting a refund is nearly impossible.

It is a registered company, operated by EDUTEC LIMITED, and the details are provided in the user agreement.

If you read my Studybay review, I don’t think you will want to call this site reliable. There is a high chance of wasting your money and not getting a proper paper.

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