DeVry University Reviews
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THE OTHER DAY I DECIDED TO QUIT DEVRY AFTER 2 1/2 YRS. THE FOLLOWING REASONS WHY I MADE THIS DECISION ARE: FIRST. I SHOULD HAVE DONE MY HOMEWORK ON DEVRY BUT I DID NOT KNOW ANYONE WHO ATTENDED THE SCHOOL FOR ADVICE SO I PARTIALLY BLAME MYSELF. THE ONLY GUIDANCE I HAD WAS FROM THE ADMISSION ADVISORS. WHEN YOU GO TO ORIENTATION THE SCHOOL INFORMS STUDENTS HOW GREAT SOME BENEFITS ARE AT DEVRY. FOR EXAMPLE: TUTORING AND SOME SOFTWARE PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS FOR FREE AND THAT’S SOMETHING YOU CANT GET AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE WHERE THEY CHARGE YOU. WELL BIG DEAL, SAY YOU SUCK AT MATH AND TUTORING IS ABOUT $100 PER SESSION. YOU KNOW WHAT, SAYS ITS $200 PER SESSION. YOU STILL ARE GOING TO BE SAVING MONEY IF YOU TAKE CLASSES AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPPOSE TO DEVRY. THE FIRST RED FLAG I NOTICED ABOUT DEVRY ARE THE PROFESSORS. MOST PROFESSORS ARE GREAT BUT THEY HAVE TO TEACH BY THE BOOK. CLASSES ARE ONLY EIGHT WEEKS LONG RATHER THAN 15-18 WEEKS AT A COMMUNITY/MAJOR UNIVERSITY. SO PROFESSORS ARE RUSHING YOU TO COMPLETE YOUR COURSE. FOR EXAMPLE I HAD A PROFESSOR IN A MATH CLASS THAT WOULD JUST SIT AROUND AND LET STUDENTS WORK ON THEIR MATH PROBLEMS OVER SOME COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND IF YOU NEEDED HELP THE PROFESSOR WOULD GO AROUND AND HELP THE STUDENT WITH A PROBLEM OR PROBLEM(S). WELL, WHEN YOU HAVE ABOUT 20-25 STUDENTS IN ONE CLASS AND MOST OF THE TIME HALF NEEDS HELP, FOUR HOURS GO BY FAST. AND WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO, SO IS THE PROFESSOR. SHE WOULDNT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AFTER CLASS. SHE WOULD SAY "CLASS IS OVER AND I HAVE TO GO". THE SECOND RED FLAG CAME WHEN MY OWN PROFESSORS AT DEVRY WOULD INFORM THEIR STUDENTS "IT DOESNT MAKE SENSE TAKING THEIR CLASS BECAUSE YOU CAN TAKE THE SAME CLASS AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THE SAME CREDIT" WHEN I HEAR THIS COMING FROM A DEVRY’S EMPLOYEES..SOMETHING IS WRONG! I FINALLY DUMMIED UP AFTER 2 1/2 YEARS. IT MAKES NO SENSE GOING TO DEVRY AND PAYING OVER $600 PER CREDIT WHEN YOU CAN PAY BETWEEN $50-60 PER CREDIT AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE THAT CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO A UNIVERSITY. SO WHY IN THE WORLD PAY OVER $2500 FOR A FREAKIN FRESHMEN ENGLISH COURSE WHEN YOU CAN PAY $200-$250 AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THE THIRD RED FLAG WAS YOU HAVE TO GO BY DEVRY'S SCHEDULE. SAY FOR EXAMPLE YOU WANT TO TAKE ALL YOUR BASIC COURSES AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE..MAKES SENSE RIGHT? WELL ONE OF YOUR MAJOR COURSES IS NOT AVAILABLE JANUARY BUT IT’S AVAILABLE IN MARCH. FOR FINANCIAL AID TO PAY FOR COURSES THEY NEED TO BE TAKEN BOTH JAN AND MAR.THEREFORE TAKING MONEY OUT OF YOUR FINANCIAL AID RATHER THAN SAVING. THE FOURTH RED FLAG ARE THE STUDENT SUCCESS COACHES. WHEN YOU START AT DEVRY YOU ARE SET UP WITH A SUCCESS COACH THAT ADVISES YOU ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL AID,CLASSES NEEDING TO BE TAKEN AND WHICH PATH TO GO WITH, ETC. YOU WOULD THINK YOU WOULD ONLY HAVE ONE SUCCESS COACH TO BE FAMILIAR AND COMFORTABLE WITH AND GUIDE YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THE 2 1/2 YEARS I'VE BEEN THERE I LOST COUNT HOW MANY SUCCESS COACHES I HAD AND WHEN ONE COACH ADVISES ME ABOUT ONE THING, ANOTHER COACH WOULD TELL ME SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT CAUSING ALOT OF CONFUSION. OVERALL, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND DEVRY UNIVERSITY OR ANY FOR PROFIT SCHOOLS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY HOG YOUR FINANCIAL AID. SIMPLE AS THAT. MY ADVICE: BE PATIENT. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS BE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR COURSES. DO NOT RUSH TO GRADUATE LIKE DEVRY OFFERS. TAKE THE 15-18 WEEK COURSES. I COULD CARE LESS IF YOU ARE RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL OR AN ADULT WITH A FAMILY BECAUSE I GUARANTEE YOU…IT’S GOING TO HELP IN THE LONG RUN. YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF, WOULD YOU RATHER PAY APPROX $2500 FOR AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE OR $30-40K FOR AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE AT DEVRY? WOULD YOU PAY $18-30K FOR A BACHELORS DEGREE AT A UNIVERSITY OR $60-80K+ FOR A BACHELORS AT DEVRY? BY THE WAY, THE MAX YOU CAN BORROW FROM THE GOVT IS UNDER 60K, SO IF YOU NEED MORE MONEY TO PAY CLASSES, I WAS ADVISED TO SIGN UP FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS FROM A BANK CAUSING MORE DEBT. GREAT ADVICE FROM MY SUCCESS COACH, HUH? AS FOR ME, IM ALMOST 30K IN DEBT AND I ONLY TOOK ONE MAJOR COURSE WITH 19 MORE COURSES LEFT. SO YOU DO THE MATH. THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD HAVE MADE IT. I REALLY HOPE THIS HELPS YOU GUYS AND I WISH YOU THE BEST. GOOD LUCK!
Horrible experience!!! The first two classes I took were Finance and Accounting. The textbook the school chose was not very helpful; it had minimal examples and those it did have were often incorrect. Midterm and Final exam were based on the book used the previous year which had information that was not covered in my class. In the accounting class the instructor did not teach not to include the text for this class was terrible as well. Instead we watched videos of other instructors from schools such as "WaldenUniversity" teach the same course including examples. For this to be an accounting class I was amazed that the instructor never wrote on the broad once. Complaints are not taken seriously. If you're in it to learn it please do not waste yout time with this school. It will be a major setback and a waste of time and money.
I competed my bachelors degree on time, 3 years. I was working 5 days a week 50 hours a week Monday through Friday, so the flexibility was key for me. The job I had was not in my field of study and Devry gave me the fundamentals I need to get my foot in the door. I accepted a job at Nortel Networks as a Systems Engineer a week before I graduated making about $30,000 a year more than I was making in my previous job. After 7 years at Nortel I accepted a position at Cisco Systems as a Sr. Systems Engineer for 8 years. I am now a Systems Engineering Manage at a technology start up. Sense graduating from Devery I have increased my income 5x and in my current job I travel all over the world working with the largest Service Providers in every country. It takes a lot of hard work and a high GPA is a must to get a good job if you are just starting out in your field of study. If you think you're going to buy your degree from Devry and breeze through class you are sadly mistaken. I have worked with serveral people in my career that are Devry grads that have a story similar to mine. If you are not a 100% dedicated to completing your degree you need to rethink going to any school. Once you commit to student loans you will never make the money you need to pay it back without that Degree.
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!!!!
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.
I will never recommend this school to anyone. Teachers dont care, financial aid does not know how much money you need, either you are short or way over and get massive refunds (too much of a hassle to worry about sending money back). Academic Advisors register you for the wrong classes which creates an even bigger refund on your financial aid. And come to find out, most of their credits are non transferable. I basically had to start all over at another school. DeVry has been a waste of time and money. They do not care about their students.
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.
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.
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.
i LOVE THE ACCELERATED PROGRAM AND THE CONVIENCE OF LOCATION. I DO NOT LIKE THE ONLINE CLASSES. THEY ARE TIME CONSUMING AND I HATE TO JUST SIT IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER ALL DAY.