DeVry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (239)
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.
I've learned a lot in this college. It saddens me to hear all the negative comments. I have 5 classes left. Many of the former students have graduated and moved on. . It doesn't matter where you go people always have negativity to spread. I will comment that the jr college I graduated from I didn't learn anything from. At least at Devry I can say I have learned and I'm ready to start a career
I didn't have the money to go to a prestigious university so I went with this one. It costed me less, relative to out-of-state tuition, finished in 3 years and it actually prepared me for Graduate school. I really took my courses seriously and tried to consume as much as possible. The professors that I had were either experts in their field or graduated from a really good school. Post-graduation I was really worried about not being paid well or getting into a good grad school. I took the GRE and murdered it. Forward 1 year later I had a Comp Eng degree from DeVry and a MS degree from Carnegie Mellon. I even had some of the highest scores in the Comp Sci classes so I don't consider the CET program @ DeVry Phoenix a bad investment....
I am a disabled Veteran was offered to go to school. I chose DeVry down in Columbus, OH. The VA was paying for my schooling so I decided to check out DeVry. First off they said the Network and Communication Management degree was something I would look forward to. That was their first mistake. Second the VA supposedly sent to much money DeVry sent it back now are charging me $500 to release my transcript. Now I can't go to school again till I pay this $500 in full. They are punishing me for not finishing their school and I'm trying to better my life. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
Despite it's dubious reputation as a for-profit school, my experience at the DeVry University Federal Way, Washington campus was very good. Admission is easy but the academic standards are high and the curriculum was challenging. The Federal Way campus is a small community so class sizes are small. The professors all had industry experience and want the students to succeed. Building a rapport and professional relationship is easy. The degree programs are primarily technology related so if you are interested in that field, DeVry is not a bad way to go. It is an accredited university. When I attended, the career services department wasn't fully established so I didn't receive much help with finding a job but it has improved considerably since that time.
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.
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.
This is a University that wipes you out. It is so expensive. They tell you will finish in 3 yrs but it takes way more than 3 yrs. By the time you graduate you will owe over 70,000. I am still paying my student loan and it is 2015 now. Also they will tell you they will place you or find you a good job and that is not a true statement.
After reading many of the reviews on here, I felt like I had to stand up for my Alma Mater. I am not sure why people are complaining about how expensive the school is. Everything is laid out there regarding cost of credit hours and full-time tuition rates. Multiply that by how many semesters / hours you need, and "voila", you have how much it's going to cost! It's not rocket science. I'm also confused about the people complaining about how difficult the courses are. Did you not want an actual education? If you aren't being challenged, you aren't learning. And no, this is not a fake review from DeVry. I am a former student. You can look me up on LinkedIn, if you need verification.
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.