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DeVry University Online
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IT COST TOO MUCH MONEY!!!
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Degree: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Graduation Year: 0000
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Good school... Good program and curriculum.... But costs WAY too much. Horrible at handling paperwork... financial assistance reps are un informed or poorly trained... amd IT COST TO MUCH! Bottom line.... IT COST TOO MUCH!!!! And I say it again, IT COST WAY TO MUCH!!! $2000 per credit??? UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

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Look before you say yes
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Degree: Computer and Information Sciences, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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Maybe campus is better than online, but I would not suggest going to this school online at all. They promise you a lot of things to include help, tutoring and if you ever have an issue to help resolve it. From experience I can personally say this could not be more of a bigger lie on earth. Will start with problems in the classroom. You can call your student adviser team at any point for help and file a complaint or concern. This is true however they will say they will call you back and follow up, they never will and after calling them for a third time and getting the same answer I gave up. Second if your military stay far far far away from this college. I filled out all my VA paper work two months ahead of time before attending this school and all of a sudden a bill in the mail for tuition. Concerned I call the school and say well I have not received my house allowance yet from the VA and also I am now getting bills from you. They tell me something was missing from the paperwork and that they never submitted it. They also inform me there is nothing they can do at this point and I am stuck with the bill. Amazing how that works, anyway this schools curriculum is a joke as well. Can anyone tell me why one would need psychology and physics for computer programming? Last but not least if you do still decide to enroll into this school be prepared for every paper to be plagiarized. This is by far the most annoying thing in the world from this school everything and I truly can say everything in this school they will say you plagiarized even if it is an opinionated question that is your sole opinion. Ex. What is your favorite car color? If you answer black, blue, green etc. Congratulations you have plagiarized and you will get a zero if you do not change it or if you do not cite it. Plagiarizing something is stealing, you can not steal your own opinion. Good luck to anyone who attends, also take a look at the real facts online about how many students actually graduate this school and get a job in that field of study. No not this site but other ones the numbers are completely astronomical how bad they are. I should have done more research prior.

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Ugh!
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
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There is a total lack of concern when it comes to the students success. You are constantly pushed away as someone elses' problem and you almost have to complain to get help from anyone. This place is horrible for newer students.

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Online courses need to be tweaked. Some Profess...
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014
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The biggest problem with Devry is there professors. The professors tend to teach you as a equal coworker, they do not realize that the students are beginners and are not as experienced as them. I took computer classes, some professors set up iconnect lab and did the work with you so they can help you with the assignments, others just used skillsoftware for you to do their work. Problem is the skillsoft software never worked. It would not connect or the instruction to do the lab were never correct. So it took 3 hours to connect to the software and maybe 8 minutes to do the lab. I have also noticed most of the textbooks and information were outdated so I never even read the ebooks they provide for the class. I also think the tuition is too high for just average education. Average time spent of school work each week for 2 classes is 3 hours. Buyers remorse. Wish I knew before hand it was a profit for school college. The way online courses are taught they could just get rid of the professors anyway, most of them do not do anything but grade your homework.

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Degree: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2015
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Devry is one of a few online schools that offers a degree in Health Information Technology that is accredited so that you can sit for the RHIT exam, which is a major credential in the HIM department.

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Adena - 3 months ago

Is there anyway you could give me an idea of what your tuition costs for this program?

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Angel - about 1 month ago

Amber, I'm curious if you feel confident in performing HIT functions in a managerial capacity once leaving? What prereqs did you have to do if any prior to enrolling in the program?

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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I went in just for an evaluation about my future and school and came out a student. Everyday has been better than the last with experiences that I will treasure always.

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maria - 3 months ago

What would you recommend I'm planning to take college courses and not sure if I should transfer how was your experience?

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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My experience with DeVry University has been a good journey for me. Initially I was apprehensive because the presentation method, lecture, is not the best way for me to learn. However as I grew accustom to the curriculum style and all the resources that were provided to assist students, that helped me quite a bit. Also, it strengthened weak areas that I had, such as reading and investigating on my own; now, I can say joyfully I am stronger in those areas. The Career Center is not as interactive in helping students, at least me, to acquire a position. Yes, they have a list of company's that have hired from DeVry; and yes, there may be some relationships amongst some of the organizations, but there is no specific placements or at least strong interceding.

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Degree: Information Technology
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I used to think Devry was a great school. They have commercials about all of these success stories on the TV all the time. That is what got me interested. The school work is effective and it is not 100% essays like some online schools. However, their communication sucks. They sent me an email stating I was missing my official GED transcripts. So I pulled them up on my computer and emailed them back. A few weeks later the same email was sent. Stating the same thing. So I resent them. That same day, which was 5 days before registration, I called them up and asked what was going on. They said my transcripts are not official because they are not sealed in an envelope. Because of this I cannot register for the next term's classes. Because of that I lose my GI Bill funding which I use to pay my rent. They could not take the time to call me and sort this out before it was to late. They never emailed me stating I had the wrong transcript. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The last college I was in had no problems accepting the same transcript. I mean do they think I forged it? I was in the military for the love of god how did I get in without my diploma? This school sabotaged my education and because of that I am going to be homeless. Well done Devry, well done.

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Bill - 4 months ago

Here's an idea. If you don't want to be homeless, instead of signing up for school so you can have the military pay your rent, GET A JOB!!!

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Joseph Giddings - 4 months ago

Since then Devry has fixed the problem but I started my classes 3 days late. I don't know who Bill is but all I can say is this. Bill must be one of those disgruntled employees that work some dead end minimum wage job and has tiny man syndrome because of it. I however am not like that. I want to make more than 7 bucks an hour. That is why I am in college. It is one of the reasons I joined the military so they would PAY for my education. I put money in to receive the GI Bill. I will admit I was a little ticked off at Devry for this and needed to vent a little. If could take back the negative things I said I would. The military pays me to go to school. It is the purpose of the program I am in so I can focus all of my attention on school. I am in classes about 6 to 10 hours a day depending on the class and the workload. I didn't sign up for school so the military would pay my rent. I spent 12 months in a war zone and payed on my GI Bill the whole time so I could get a decent education when I got out. I already have a job lined up that pays 30 bucks an hour when I graduate. So maybe, Bill, you should rethink your last comment.

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Michael M - 3 months ago

In fairness why were you not proactive at the very least? From your review you stated "They sent me an email stating I was missing my official GED transcripts. So I pulled them up on my computer and emailed them back. A few weeks later the same email was sent"

Why wait weeks to see if everything is good especially if you didn't receive conformation from Devry and more importantly you needed them to continue to receive your G.I. Bill money? Granted Devry could have sent a more detailed email but you seriously telling me you could not call the school or go up to them in person to work this out instead of waiting weeks?

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Joseph Giddings - 3 months ago

Michael M,

One of the things I mentioned is their communication sucks. I called them many times. Trust me I would not just lay over and let my future wash away. They told me I needed my official GED transcripts every time I called them and on my GED it says "Official GED Transcript." So I could not for the life of me figure out why they would not accept it. Finally I got a hold of an educated employee that told me it had to be sent from the state I received it. I got it in the military and the GED program I received it from was shut down so hunting it down took a few days. If it would have got there one day later I would not have been able to register. They also never sent me any confirmation even after they received it. In case you didn't know it takes anywhere from 3 days to 2 months for the registrar services to process a transcript after it is received. luckily for me it was more on the 3 day side.

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Bill - 3 months ago

Actually, to set the record straight, Bill already makes the kind of money you are going to school to make. I earn my pay teaching in a school much like DeVry, teaching people like you. Many of those people are good hard working students that work full time jobs AND go to school. Some of them even take care of families after a hard day of school and work. Also, understandably, some of them are unemployed and go to school in search of a better life for themselves and their families. That being said, there are those that are in school for other reasons. I have been teaching for almost twenty years now and I have seen them all. The reason I commented on your online review of DeVry University is, because of your comments, you fall into the category of the whiners and the hustlers. I am talking about those (whiners) who, just because things don't go the way they think they should, they go online and trash the institution they will eventually sign up to go to anyway. By the way, would you STILL not recommend DeVry to anyone, as stated in your review, now that YOU go there? FYI; transcripts are not official just because they say OFFICIAL at the top. I can't believe you actually think that, but I'm glad you do because that one got a chuckle out of me. If that were the case, I didn't need to go to university. All I had to do was copy a degree from the internet that said OFFICIAL at the top LOL. Now let's talk about the job thing. You're using your GI bill to pay your rent? REALY? I thought the GI bill was for you to pay for your education. Hummmm, sounds like a hustle to me. Well, just so you know, employers will hire the C student who worked AND went to school before they will hire somebody who sat on their butt while they went to school. They want employees who can handle it when things get tough. You are taking the easy way out. Once again, here's a suggestion, and I will rephrase with a little more detail this time. How about using your GI bill to pay for your education the way it was intended and get a real job to pay your rent?

Could be A LOT better
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Degree: Project Management
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Tell us about your college experience.

The online courses that Devry offers were w good fit for me due to my travel schedule.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I would choose the same degree, but not Devry if i could start over again.

What advice can you offer other students?

Do your research. Devry is insanely expensive compared to traditional colleges which are offering more online courses.

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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2009
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I enjoyed my college experiences. My undergrad work was done at two colleges. I received an associate degree and a bachelors degree.

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