DeVry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (227)
DeVry university classes were 8 weeks long and were mostly done online. This is not a place where you get an education with instructors that speak little English and have little knowledge what they were teaching. You will feel isolated from the other students and too trusting of your advisors that don't have your best interests except draining your government aide dry and leave with massive loans/debt. I used a Project Management textbook that was from 2000 for a 2014 class curriculum yet we were charged 450 dollars as if it was 2014 textbook and I found the same textbook for 45 dollars with a discount on Amazon. That is just ridiculous.
I attended DeVry from 2012 and finished my last session of classes in June 2016. DeVry University is the worst school I ever attended in my life. They charge like $700 per credit hour and Software/books/supplies costing $1550+ even though the courses are online and outdated by 5 or years. It is almost going to be October and I still have not received my diploma yet from June which is been about 3 months since, I graduated. Also I filled my graduation application before attending my last session back in April as my advisors recommended and was approved on week 7 of May session. I found out that my financial advisor signed me up for a private Perkins loan with UAS of 5 grand with 5.5 percent interest. I only found out through the government student financial site. My other loan is around $28,000 loan with 4-5 percent interest with monthly dues of $300-350 for 10 years. I spend already $64,000 with the outrageous tuition/fees during my time at DeVry. I had employers laugh at my degree. I said I graduated from DeVry university or put it on my resume and the Hiring manager smirking during my interview as he looked through my resume. Then he said he will contact me when they have another opening is available. I wonder why bother applying for a position with DeVry university on my resume. I actually did that and removed DeVry off my resume and I got more phone calls for career opportunities... WOW that is magic.
I have NO idea where these negative reviews are stemming from, I apologize anyone ever felt that way. I am 2015 graduate from DeVry and I have NEVER had more support and guidance and genuine care throughout my time here. I am returning in 2017 to obtain my Masters.
If you are the type of student that needs to be constantly told what to do, then I do not recommend DeVry. I also don't recommend it to those who make excuses for not learning or to those who make excuses for not seeking the information they need to know for their chosen career. I worked in my field, entry level while attending DeVry and by the time I graduated, I was earning a good, professional salary. I am earning very well now but that is because I don't make excuses for myself when I fail and I have a passion for learning.
They do a great job at one thing, selling the program. Teachers are so-so. You start out taking general education classes just like any other school. The biggest complaint is the money charged and lack of jobs. At the time we enrolled in Devry we didn't realize that employers hate this school and are less likely to offer a job to a Devry student compared with another comparable candidate. The school is not worth the tuition amount and I would recommend another school. Ideally, start with a Community/Junior college with the general ed classes and transfer to a university to focus on your area of study.
I attended DeVry University mostly online and some at Addison IL campus from 2013-2016. I majored in Computer Information Systems Bachelor of Science degree. This is the WORST $100,000 plus 6-12 Percent Interest decision of my life. Where do I begin, DeVry university is a FOR PROFIT FAKE school. The education is outdated and downright poor quality. Their advisors are like playing the lottery. They are random each time you call them. You will go through with millions of different financial, academic, and career advisors, that don't care about your questions, inquires, or concerns of your future. The instructors are similar to the advisors which are inexperienced or learning as we taking the course and pass anyone for turning something in the course shell drop box. In eight weeks you practically learn nothing and waste thousands of dollars on nothing. Your degree is worthless and will not lead to a good career. These type of schools are constantly facing Department of Education/Federal Trade Commission investigation and countless of lawsuits from previous students that attended here. If you want to invest your time into this mess, you really don't value your life or your future. My degree is worthless, IT field frowns and jokes about my degree. They avoid looking at my education at DeVry and skip straight to my work experiences/certifications. Everything can be taught online for cheaper price and even free than attending at DeVry. GO TO A REAL SCHOOL like community college/state/private non-profit school. Not this Diploma mill SCAM... For profit scam schools... OR YOU END UP A VICTIM LIKE ME..........
Derry covers all the same study areas as standard BS universities. The difference is greater practical application verses theoretical study. I finished my BSEET with a 3.85 leading me to a 33 year career with Intel Corp. My experiences during my career are numerous and i wouldn't trade them for anything. While at Intel I worked in manufacturing, product development and 14 years in research with Intel Labs. I'm now retired and my career with Intel has been a great experience. I'm grateful for my education from DeVry.
Devry University makes it seems likes thus is the best ever upon enrollment. Some of the instructors or awesome and some are lazy and awful. The staff is not on one accord and they lie often. Student were told that once we graduated that the school.would pay for an exam and once we graduated they changed their minds. Believe when I say that they are not honest.
I have loved my experience at DeVry. The Professors are unique and offer multitudes of resources to learn with. Weekly video lectures, assignments that push you to learn, and evolve. I am 100% online as this is perfect for me, my schedule as a mom, and employee. I have felt that the academic advisers take the time to really invest in your path and what career goals you have after graduation.
I attended DeVry from September 2009 thru October 2012 studying Business Management and Human Resources Management. I enjoyed attending the classes onsite, but had to take several online courses in 2011 and 2012 because the onsite classes weren't available. I graduated Suma Cum Laude because I studied very hard, and read everything in the textbooks and associated online information. I prefer the onsite classes because of the knowledge gleamed from discussions with other students and professors. I must say, I did have to take extra classes after I had enrolled at DeVry, because, suddenly, new requirements were added to my chosen programs. I had over $61,000 in student loans -- which forced me to take out a 2nd on my house. It is now 2016, and I still have not been able to secure a permanent position. Now that I have read some of these online reviews, I have learned that some employers do not recognize DeVry as an accredited university. I am very disappointed that I spent so much money on my education, and have not enhanced my career (which is kind of in limbo since I can only find short-term temp work). I would recommend DeVry based on my onsite learning experience; but, I will advise the student to find out if their employer will accept a DeVry education; and for the student to stay on top of their loan balance and how it is paid.