DeVry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (261)
I found DeVry University Online to be a great school. The financial aide department and my advisor were both very helpful. I have always believed that the more you put in to a class the more you will get out of it. I graduated in June 2010 and my husband will graduate in two years. Personaly, I was not that impressed with DeVry student career services, but that does not mean the entire school is bad. I would not trade my BA for anything.
I would recommend DeVry to anyone wanting to an education!
I attended and graduated DeVry from 1999-2002. In almost 10 years of earning my degree the return on investment from going to this school is absolutely zero. The job offers after graduation were non-existent.
The so called job assistance they provided after graduation was there to simply let me know when a job fair is going on and after 6 months, they conveniently cut you off from help. Every job offer Ive ever gotten has been unrelated to the field and any experience/certifications I do have Ive had to get on my own. After all the time wasted and massive bill I accumulated its was by far the worst decision Ive ever made.
As far as the classes, at the time I felt about half of the classes were worthwhile while others felt like I'd learned pretty much nothing at the end. Most of the instructors were good people and were helpful if you needed them.
When I first started at DeVry I found that they were very helpful and cared about getting you the job you always wanted. After getting to my first class I had found just the opposite. My first semester there the instructor never taught us anything in our Math class and we were self taught. I had to ask student central to assist me with this class. Later on I had other classes that I found some to be useful and others were not.
As time went along the cost of attending DeVry with a full Pell grant was very costly. Each term a refund was mailed to me and I had to pay it all back plus more just to stay enrolled. I also found that they have very limited classes and schedule most of them for the middle of the day when I have to work. This has forced me into some online classes where the supplies cost over $700 a class. The standard rate for tuition is about $2,000 per class.
Also In my physics class the professor told me "grow up Tim" when I asked for more time on my final because I got locked out half way through. To reverse this I had to write a letter to the dean in Chicago along with several other deans. Last semester I had a refund sent to me for $600 which I used to pay some payday loans and put food in the house. I later found when registering for class that I had to pay everything back or I wouldn't be able to enroll. They told me that they made a mistake and this money should have never been sent. I had to go through several channels again just to make half the payment upfront and still have to pay over $200 a month.
Currently I am waiting on a check for $2600 to be mailed to me which will pay off my balance at DeVry of over $700. To get this refund amount I had to max out my government loans, cut down to part time, and extend my graduation date. I have been waiting now for almost a month for the check to arrive. Recently they did a remodel to try and make themselves look good. The only thing they did was paint the walls; however, the ceiling tiles in the class rooms are still falling. If I had it all to do over again I would never have came to DeVry.
I had been pursuing a degree with Devry and received notification on a Friday that registration for a new semester was nearing end. I contacted Devry to get information to start a class in this new semester. Once I started the class the following Monday I was informed that I would be required to purchase a book for the class which was back ordered a couple of weeks. I spoke to the professor and they agreed to work with me during the time I was not able to participate due to not having this book. I spoke to their acidemic advisors and asked that I dropped from the course because I demanded I get 100% out of this course rather than try to catch up when I received the book.
As tim passed I was charged for 10% of the class becuase I had signed in and participated. Becuase I dropped the class they dropped me from 3 other classes and dismissed me from further finishing any new classes. If you are thinking about going through Devry for anything don't waste your time or money. They will contact you and pressure you into getting into class as fast as they can and in the event you do not agree with their suggestions they will put you on probation and threten you with dismissals. WORST ONLINE SCHOOL YOU COULD EVER WASTE YOUR MONEY ON.
I was a student under Devry in 2010, I got a call from my advisor she told me I didn't have to attend October program because I didn't have enough finacial aid to do so,she drop me from the calles for that semester and set meup for January 3 2011: I had knee surgy, i told my counsel that then in June I still got a bill for $2700 almost $3000 dollar. I fill that they have not handlethere responsiblity.
Now I,m been harass every day out the week for a bill that finicial aid should of been handle it. I have no money to pay this. because all of these people working every day down there did not handle there business right are not even put any thig inthe computor properly. I also have doctors proof to prove that I been in the hospital. I hope that they try to do something about this situation soon are I'm going to have to get a lawywer soon because I'm still under the doctor care and can't get any rest. Thanks
I received my degree from DeVry University. I had great service and found a job fast. People hate on the school but look. I not just going to run my mouth and say how great DeVry Unversity is. Here is the proof for all of you.
The independent economic-impact analysis, conducted by The Cicero Group for DeVry Inc., tracked wage growth from 2003 to 2010 for graduates from the three DeVry Inc. schools in seven states, as well as a control group of individuals who expressed interest in DeVry University, Chamberlain College of Nursing or Carrington College California, but ultimately did not pursue a college degree. Both groups had statistically similar starting salaries of $25,000-$27,000 in 2003. But by the end of the seven-year period, graduates from the three DeVry Inc. schools out-earned those in the control group by significant margins in all degree categories. Specifically, graduates who earned a bachelor’s degree from a DeVry Inc. school increased their earnings by 65 percent to an average $44,262 at the end of the seven year period, compared to the control group’s average final earnings of 18 percent, or $29,224. Associate degree earners saw wage growth of 42 percent to an average $39,478; and certificate holders increased their wages 22 percent to an average $31,782. Graduates of all the DeVry schools studied experienced significant growth in their earnings over the seven-year period. Graduates of Chamberlain College of Nursing saw the greatest earnings increase—64 percent. Those who graduated from DeVry University averaged wage growth of 60 percent. And graduates of Carrington College California saw their wages increase by 22 percent. In addition to wage growth, graduates from the three DeVry schools reported greater job security, were more likely to be employed in salaried positions, and more likely to have a job with benefits like health insurance. And because 85 to 90 percent of graduates from the DeVry Inc. schools remain in their communities five years after graduation (compared with 64 to 67 percent for typical college graduates), the economic benefits associated with higher college degree completion rates are more likely to be felt within the community. “DeVry’s primary focus has always been the success of our students. This research confirms that our graduates are succeeding in their careers and earning a significant return on their educational investment,” said Daniel Hamburger, DeVry Inc. president and chief executive officer. The research also found that minority students and those who are the first in their family to attend college saw significant increases in income after earning a degree from DeVry University, Carrington College California or Chamberlain College of Nursing. Minorities earning a degree from a DeVry Inc. school saw wage growth of 49 percent, while first-generation college students saw growth of 42 percent. This compares to 18 percent and 17 percent growth rates, respectively, for similar individuals in the control group.
This school is a joke [DeVry Pomona]!! They did not validate my loans from the government, which resulted in me having a $4,000 bill. They have admitted several times, it is there fault, but have not assisted me in eliminating this. They have damaged my credit by sending this bill to collections. They are also unhelpful and not available to the students; they do not return calls and are only available when they are trying to recruit you.
I am very dissapointed in this university, when I first went in they told me how I only had about 1 year and a half to graduate, they were going to count the credits from another college I was in. I explained to them my work schedule, and they told me I would not have any problems because they have evening classes so I can complete my Bachelor's. Now I go register for my next classes, turns out they do not have any options for me unless is online, they did not count my credits from the college I was in, where I have over 45 credits already, and my major is something you can not learn online, at least I can't. Is a hands on thing, and they can not come up with a good option for me, they say unfortunately my job is the inconvenient.
Now I am trying to change from University, at the beginning everything was fine, couple months later, look what is happening to me, this is the Orlando campus, and by what I have read, I think every campus seems to have the same issues. I personally recommend that you look for better options than this university. It is very disappointing.
I have been a student at DeVry University since January 2010 and it started out being the best experience. I have went to Mount Olive College of RTP also and was very pleased with that.
But Devry has lied to me twice, once about classes that I had taken to have transferred in. I was told that I could take them and what they would count as and after the fact of registering, paying out of pocket for them, and spending hours on end doing work I am being told they won't count for anything but electives when I have already met my electives.
Then I was told in the beginning that I could take classes on the campus and online to later find out that none of the classes I planned to take online are offered on the campus meaning that all of the Accounting courses have to be taken online.
So at this point I am very disappointed in Devry University. If you are in the RDU area look at Mount Olive College. They have classes one night a week for four hours and on the fifth week you get your book for the next class. It is organized and for the seated courses you don't have to do the discussion boards. Devry has blended courses meaning even if you are going to class you have to complete discussion boards.
I have been going there and its really nice. I do not have any issues with the financial issues that others have said. I got my grants and scholarships and I have got a 50% discount because of the military and also have a student and I was informed that I will be getting about 4,000 back because of the huge discount I get.
Also, I have been told by financial adviser that my school will only cost 8,000 altogether for my bachelors degree. That's fantastic. I am not sure what happened to everyone else but my finances are perfectly fine. For someone to say that they did not know about the loans seems very unrealistic maybe you were not paying attention but they a finance option when you sign in and you can see everything on there and also my adviser informed about everything before I even got completely enrolled.