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DeVry University Online
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Horrendous Teaching Staff
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Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Graduation Year: 2016
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I have not had a major problem with finances, but in terms of an education, I feel that I am more intelligent than more than 50% of the professors. Most have outdated teaching styles, are lazy, and use words to make you feel inferior. In reality, the past 5 out of 10 classes I have been forced to use the internet to teach myself. I sit through the lectures, participate in group activities, but the book and assignments are error ridden and teach you a very small amount. It is better to not even go to class and teach yourself using the internet and YouTube. I was drawn in because my first 5 professors were outstanding, and I learned a phenomenal amount. However, there is a very few selection of professors in your area and by the time you get to the meat and potatoes of your degree you are stuck with crap filled professors. Those with huge egos and who produce disgustingly, poor results. I wish I had known this before I had spent thousands of dollars in classes that can't be transferred. My advice: GO TO A SCHOOL THAT IS ACCREDITED. This school has burnt out professors who you will wish you could fire yourself. Never, ever, have I been more angry at people in my entire life. I have so much hate and anger towards my past professors because I feel that my money has been wasted. If I am going to teach myself it should be for free and I shouldn't have to pay. Screw DeVry University and their egotistic, demeaning, and overall horrendous teaching staff.

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Dont fall into trap
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2007
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Please go to a better school, I am not so proud of telling people that I graduated from this school. The school never helped me with anything despite the promises that they will assist you with job placements. Also the tuition is drastically high and the quality of education I received I think I could have gotten better education in Asia or any community college. Everything I know now is based on what I have learned in my Job nothing from school. I thought I was the only one but after seeing everyone's comment then its proven that the school .....you decide its your money your life good luck!!!

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Realistically, C'mon!
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Degree: Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Graduation Year: 2015
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Inspite of what you have probably read, this review will be more on the positive side. With these other reviews out there, you might be asking, "how could this be?" My experience began with a placement advisor that assisted me with all my initial exams, application paperwork, degree plans descriptions to help me better choose the path I would eventually follow. He even checked in on me a few months down the road. After, I was assigned to an academic team that has been assisting me since. Have I had billing issues? A few. Have I had issues getting in touch with professors, finance or my academic team? Sure. Everything to date has been minor or fixable and my experience so far with each has been acceptable. With me, my finance issues were worked out and professionally, I might add. Now, if I were to apply here all over again, I would check tuition rates and make sure my applications are submitted ahead of time, they helped me do this. Understand what it means to be a full-time or part-time student. I believe if you are talking only one class per session, you will not be a full -time student unless you can find a class that is 6 or more credits per hour (not possible). I BELIEVE the answer is 12 or more credit hours per semester is for full-time. If you are taking 3 X 3 credit hour classes and one 2 credit hour class, you won't make the cut that semester. Its not by how many classes as I understand. Anyway, I went with Web Graphic Design. For the WGD (CORE) side of the house, I have had a very pleasurable experience. Just like so many that have left comments, yes there are students that seem to only do the bare minimum or copy someone else's posts or do not participate with team events. WHO CARES, that is their grade. Unless proven otherwise, I will "assume" (quotes there) that the professors are professional enough to see through the BS and assign the appropriate grade to those SLACKERS (it is obvious what they are doing, there are some stupid people attending this college). Now, on the general education side of the house, my experience is not as high. I find myself agreeing with some of the other posts that describe a more self-teaching course then instructor led. There are course critiques, use them. If you don't then you should probably keep your comments to yourself, you have essentially become part of the problem. Make these educators do there job. Remember at the end of the day whose butt is on the line, not theirs. Last, it hurts me to read things like the school condones sexual discrimination, that was pretty bad write up, but why would someone put themselves in that position? I don't have the campus experience, wish I did to share. I have enough problems with 4 kids, 3 car payments, tuition and work. Summary- do the research, this is not a school to jump right into blindly, it is a for-profit (look it up). At the end, yes we have to trust what we are being told, if something does not sit right, ask someone else before you sign. So far, I have had a pleasant experience, I hope you will too. These reviews by the way, need to be taken with a grain of salt, consider the reviewer may have not been completely truthful. Consider they may have been one of the last students that were shocked when they were cited for academic issues and maybe left a negative comment out of spite. I will not say these reviews are false, just you may never know. Its not like we are arguing over a top ten school here. Oh, the high tuition? You knew it was before you signed? Not sure what the problem is when the first bill gets to you. Recommendation, have some money in the bank initially until you get settled (took me just under three months to work out my issues (thats is a sessions and a half by the way). Financial aid is usually late, remember, everybody and their mama wants it. Makes you wonder how many people are in that job? Plan ahead!!!!! Gees!

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Try another online college instead
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Degree: Multimedia Design
Graduation Year: 2016
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First of all, I was shocked at how much they DON'T actually teach you! You have to do all the research on your own and the teachers ask YOU how to do stuff, as if YOU are the teacher and THEY are the student! This is so not an education. You might as well use YouTube on your own to give yourself your own real life education. The only thing this college is good for is to remind you about copyright infringement and my goodness do they ever repeat the same lesson multiple times over about copyright infringement instead of providing you with new material to succeed in your career. They don't tell you early on that what you're studying can't possibly take you anywhere in your specific location of residence, so you waste time and money on them instead of being a productive part of the economy. They send you to bankruptcy and they screw you over on inaccurate billing fees that you have to be on top of 100% of the way in addition to your intense studies, whether you plan on becoming a manager or not. They'll screw you over the moment you turn your back. They didn't tell me about the specific forms I had to fill out towards receiving financial assistance, so I ended up having to withdraw thinking that I had to wait until the new tax year and only months later did they call me back to explain what steps to take immediately to continue trying to get an education from them. It doesn't actually matter because it just so happens that it's just about impossible to work in the game industry as an artist in NYC because there aren't actually enough internship jobs here to survive on for years before getting considered for steady work. All too often, college is a scam because the staff members who probably know your field better than you do refuse to guide you properly and tell you the truth so you could make informed decisions before you become too old, too sick, and completely useless in the workforce. I believe in online educations, but DeVry acts absolutely incompetent. Even after my final withdrawal where I explained to academic advising all my reasons why I had to leave PERMANENTLY, they still call the living daylights after me to tell me about their new semester starting soon so I could enroll when ALL of their lame programs are completely USELESS TO ME! I hate this college and their unethical, irresponsible, incompetent, rude manners. Their level of stupid makes me wretch.

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Learnings cool...Financial Aid is not.
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Degree: Healthcare Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2016
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I am currently a student at Devry and I just want to say (because it's getting very frustrating) that the learning aspect of it is just fine in a way...Though professors can still leave you hanging..but the financial aid....SUCKS. They told me your loans and scholarship will be posted between weeks 3 and 6..im on week 7..and nothings been posted..just my grant, so even though I "shouldnt be worried"...its a little disturbing when I still get emails saying i have a billing statement with a balance on it EVERYDAY, knowing that the scholarship and loan needed to be disbursed like a long ass time ago. They are already very inconsistent, it's getting frustrating really quick. And then you get assigned this "Coach"...He literally calls me everyday and bugs the crap out of me. Like how am I suppose to give you anything to work with if you can't even let me learn for a day? Then I tell him yeah I do have an issue with one of my chapters that I don't understand, and yes I have contacted my professor and got nowhere. and hes like "oh well..you can get tutoring for it"..and I go '' so theres tutoring for this chapter specifically?" and he said yes...WRONG. Yeah--thats not a "Coach"..that's someone making learning more frustrating. His name starts with a U.

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Great school and one of the best decisions I've...
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2004
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Great experience.... administrators were helpful. Price was reasonable and allowed me to work while going to school. It was certainly not easy, and I had to work for it... but that is what school is all about and what I think a lot of the negative reviewers fail to realize. I have a Bachelors Degree at DeVry also and I have never had a problem with using it to attain any job I desired.

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Do not do it! Check with the local colleges first!
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Degree: Healthcare Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2015
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So I call this college to see about an 18 month course, and they make me do these assessments. Ok no biggy... Then they pursue to tell me that for an 18 month course that it will cost 42,000$!!!!! And that my financial aid will cover only 11,000$. They then expect me to pull out a federal loan for 33,000$!!!!!! So I go down to the local college and find out that I have to pay nothing out of pocket, no loan that I will be paying on for most of my life and will have money left over from financial aid for supplies and such.

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DeVry University
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
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I began DeVry University Winter of 2011. It was supposed to be a 3 year program but it ended up being 4 years. There are positives and negatives to DeVry. They do have academic advisors that check with you every so often and help you schedule your classes. Their financial advisors also help you understand you costs and awards. Being able to be flexible in your schedule is awesome since I'm a single mom of two little ones. Though this was a great decision for me, it also proves difficult at times. Because it is a university, their costs are much higher. I think it is $600 per credit. For this reason, I ran out of loans my last year. Other than finances, DeVry offers loads of help and a flexible schedule.

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AWFUL SCHOOL!!!
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
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Well... where do I begin?!?! Financial Aid Dept is absolutely ridiculous. Nothing they told me was adding up. So I did some research on my own, and what I learned made me sick. I kept calling them to get a straight story and they constantly lied to me. I started out as a "full time" student and when I called over a question I had over financial aid, and they told me I was part time. How in the world can they drop you to half time student when you enrolled as full time and doing school work as a full time student? Plus not informing you of this change. I had to submit a form of "student identification verification" which I went to my bank to have notarized. I sent it back over night by UPS. That was 2 months ago and it is still incomplete. I have called several times over this matter and I was told by student finance and my admissions advisor that the document was received and signed for but somehow it has disappeared so now my student financial aid will not be disbursed until the document is located and reviewed. This started in early February 2015, here it is almost middle of March, I have started school but racking up a big bill that I've already received a statement saying that I owe $1927.00 and I'm only in week 2 of school. None of this makes sense. My admissions advisor tells me one thing but financial aid office tells me another. I wish I could submit a screenshot of my emails with them but I can't. It will back my complaint up 100%. Financial aid office told me to stop talking to my admissions advisor and my admissions advisor told me that financial aid needed to get their crap together. I am so fed up. This is the most aggravating school and you cannot get the same story or truth from anyone.

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Lidia - about 1 month ago

I agree with you Melissa that FINANCIAL STUDENT DEPARTMENT sux. I am going thru some situation with them as well. :(

don't attend this school save your money
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
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Do not attend this college. It over chargers the student you will be in debt with a degree noone excepts. Every office in the school have attitudes and and are not there for the students.From Financial aid not giving refunds,professors that don't return emails this school is a joke.

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