DeVry University Reviews
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One thing that I can say about Keller Graduate School of Management is that their curriculum and instructors are legit. If you apply yourself, you will learn. I have learned a lot in the courses. In addition, their online portal is top notch and there is no cost for books as they are included as e-books or as paper copy for 10 extra dollars. Again, the ebooks are very convenient, and they are extremely high quality. To my knowledge, they are the same as top tier universities MBA programs. Again, the instructors have real world experience and bring that to the table. DeVry or Keller just don't hire novices off the street. Also, I can't say enough about how awesome and convenient their virtual software access is. You can use all sorts of programs like Visio, minitab, etc. through their free virtual desktop without having to download them all to your computer. I can truly say from experience that Keller has been a quality education regardless of how many naysayers there are. It is a for-profit school sure. Do they want your money? Sure, but don't all universities or businesses want your money to stay in business? Keller is expensive, but they're also not subsidized like your State universities. I went to Keller because being a vet it is very convenient in my area, but if I wasn't a vet, I'd probably go to a more affordable institution. However, it depends on your situation. I'm sure there are cheaper options out there for various programs with regular brick-and-mortar schools.
Devry has enabled me to finish my degree so that I can pursue a career in the field that I desire. Devry was with me every step of the way from beginning to end. Devry has classes that are online as well as those that are in the classroom. The classes not only teach the required course knowledge but they bring in examples of how the field of study is being used in the real world. The course also uses new methods to show the technological advances in the field of study. There are new ways of using material. The classes are not stagnate. The options for courses are also varied. The course that you want/need is always available. Whether the class is available on campus or online. At first a student may seem apprehensive about about taking a class online. You may be afraid that the material taught will not be sufficient knowledge. But it is more than adequate. A student just needs to get used to the online classes to be successful. You need to understand what you need to do to make the course a success. You can't procrastinate. You need to do the readings and the homework or ilabs right away. If you do not understand something this will allow you the time to reach out to someone (your teacher or the tutor) and get some help. The teachers and the tutors are always willing to help you understand what you don't know. I would recommend Devry to someone who wants to finish their degree but is not sure what to do or where to go.
I was satisfied with the courses and the contact I had with the staff at DeVry/Keller. Though I still have yet to obtain a position in my career field. I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management in 2010. I went back to school in 2014 and my academic advisor had me to enroll with Keller. I was informed that since I already had a degree with DeVry and was an Alumni I would get the Alumni rate to go back to school with Keller. I found later that this is not true and I had to pay the standard rate as if I never attended school because I didn't get my Bachelor's and Master's from DeVry or both my Bachelor's and Master's from Keller. I was not able to get my Bachelor's from DeVry and get the Alumni rate continuing my education with Keller though they are affiliated and though they both are listed on my diploma from my Master's program with Keller.
After looking into several different schools, I chose Devry University. Devry's staff have been extremely helpful and encouraging through out my courses. I really enjoyed my time at Devry and would highly recommend Devry to anyone looking to further their education online or in class.
As a student in their 40's returning for a Grad degree after working for 20+ years and trying both state, community, and private schools - I can say that the DeVry/Keller structure and tools are the best I have seen. If you want a real life degree that prepares you to go to work the next day and use what you've learned, then this is the place for you. If you want to learn how to be a professional researcher and paper writer, then jump through the hoops and go to a state school or other school with a high price tag so you can become a part of academia. I am kicking myself for spending time and money buying into the prestige of the upper tier schools only to have wasted it. No one prepares you for work like the DeVry/Keller way of teaching.
I came back to DeVry after being away for 12 years. The representatives welcomed me back with open arms and walked with me carefully to make sure I was ready for the new semester. I'm back as a Senior and will finish in the summer, FINALLY receiving my Bachelor's degree. The classes are relevant to my career so while I take the classes, I can immediately apply those lessons to my job and I see the improvements. I recommend anyone who can to come to DeVry and receive that higher education he/she so richly deserves.
I was concerned about going back to school after many years since high school graduation. But all of the staff and professors are available to make this the best experience for my college education. I had been out of the workforce for nearly 10 years and was concerned with returning to work, but with my experience and education that DeVry has offered me, I will not only enjoy returning to work with my knowledge of my selected field, but I will have the knowledge to advance in my career choice. DeVry has helped my self confidence with the ability to know that I can do this. They are there to help, from enrollment, financial aid, technical issues , program selection and completion. This has been an exhilarating time. Not only giving me assistance with my education needs but they while staff makes it their goal to see me exceed. I'm so happy I chose DeVry!
DeVry University provides an excellent learning experience with qualified Doctor's and Professors of education. I got a free download of Microsoft Office with all the programs (and more) that I needed. DeVry has an excellent scholarship program and a list of other scholarships and grants you can apply for. The staff is very polite, professional, and helpful. I recommend DeVry to all students who want a quality education and to be well prepared for the business world.
I cant speak for other DeVry campuses, but I can speak for the campus located in Arlington, VA. I think it's unfortunate that DeVry appears to be looked down upon by others. I actually didn't realize that the school was looked at this way when I initially started. However, from my experience, the Arlington campus professors are top notch in their fields. They are retired VPs and Chief Financial Officers, retired pilots and generals, and overall, they all have substantial experience in their fields. So, students at DeVry at least the Arlington campus learn from the best of the best. Is DeVry overall as a school the best of the best? Well, it's not Harvard or Yale or anything. However, I think that it is unfortunate how so many reviewers judge the school and the people who attend it as those who couldn't get in anywhere else. Are DeVry's entrance requirement really relaxed? Sure they are, but that doesn't mean that the people who attend the school somehow have less than stellar abilities. DeVry students are a mixed bag. Some maybe wouldn't be accepted into other schools, but there are others who probably could. Overall, we have to understand that DeVry caters to students who are generally older, already have work and life experience, and who simply don't have the time or energy to go to a regular brick-and-mortar school. So, DeVry specifically works with this group of people. Some of these people have been out of school for years and maybe their academic skills may not be where they used to be. I think that DeVry has a bad reputation in some people's eyes because they are for profit and seen as a capitalist machine and because it has very relaxed admission standards. Also, sure their grading can be very relaxed at times too, but that doesn't mean that students don't put time, energy, and effort into making quality papers and other assignments. DeVry is just as much work as any other school, so I think that those who degrade it should understand that you can't judge a student by the so called image of a school.
The program itself was not bad, I learned a lot. I'm thankful for the degree but I was lied to about what it would day on the diploma. My specialty was biology, I was told it would reflect that, but instead said "general technical specialty." After I completed my online program, I went to the New Brunswick campus to speak with an advisor in career services. The woman I saw was amazingly unfriendly, downright nasty at times and could not care less about seeing me because I wasn't 100% on what career I wanted (the whole reason I went to talk to them). I arrived 5 minutes late, waited another 20, then when she was finally ready for me the first thing she did was yell at me for being late. She also basically yelled at me like a child for not bringing a resume, which I told her on the phone to make the appointment I wasn't certain how to make and didn't have one, and she told me she'd help me at the meeting. I wasted over an hour drive to see them for nothing.