DeVry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (256)
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.
I liked this school at first, but now I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The reason is they don't get you your practicum something you have to have. They have no connections or contracts for students to get hands on at any corporation. Don't believe them. I had to take a practicum online, now has anyone heard of that, I haven't. This school stinks. Charlotte campus, they stink!!!!!!
This school is a joke and they are not honest at all. I lost so much money attending this school. With gas, tuition, and application fees it was outrageous. I figured it would be amazing to get my Bachelor's in around 3 years but after one semester tuition went up, I didn't receive a refund but eventually even if I would have it wasn't nearly close to the quote I received via e-mail from the department of education.
These people should be shut down completely along with all of the types of schools. They are scams and it's just more economical to go to a community college. Heck an actual University is cheaper than this school.
I am more than half-way through my Bachelors degree program with DeVry University Online. I have absolutely no idea what people are complaining about.
I have had zero issues with the finance department. One of the key things to this is you have to be ACTIVE in your own finances with any establishment. I have a feeling that some people have been sitting around waiting for the finance department to contact them about stuff. Sorry, but that is just not the way the world works now-a-days. You have to the be one who stays on top of things.
Getting your FAFSA filed early in the year is the key! People who wait till the last minute to get their financial aid information filled out and then expect immediate turnaround, are in for a rude awakening.
The ones who are complaining about the classes? I have a feeling they are the ones who took some classes and figured out how hard this program really is! It is not for everyone! You have to be disciplined and sacrifice a great deal of time to complete these classes. It is 10 times harder than a typical classroom setting. I think that is one reason why there is such a high drop out rate is because not everyone can handle the pace that you need to keep in order to succeed.
The professors can be tough, but they are trying to do their job in teaching this material to you. Not everyone can handle the critisism or the stress. But this program WILL prepare you for the career you are seeking.
My own opinion is that the majority of people on here who are complaining about things, are ones who tried the program, found out it was not right for them, and then got pi$$ed when they did not get a refund. DeVry is a great school and I am proud to be a student there.
DeVry Class of 2012 student
Devry has been great for me. Online student and in school for Business Administration. Right now, Devry is not an accredited school in each study focus of their business program, but I'm out hear competing with Wake Forest, Duke University and NYU and Harvrad graduate and they aren't doing much better in my region, so know what you are doing before you decide a school ruined your life.
So many people point out "THEIR" problems with Devry, but they only have the perspective from their experience. One person's problems with a school, does not mean that is how the school handles things. Devry or any online school, is as only strong as the students who are self motivated, have initiative and excel at critical thinking.
Devry is an online school, no experience is going to be the same as in a traditional class room, because socialization, communication and hands on exercises are through digital media and electronic communication. But in no way, does that mean that you won't learn the same thing.
In my state, NC, we have many schools who have incredible academic programs, yet there is no true definition of which is better. Winston-Salem State is near my town, they have a great Business School. But they only offer general Business Management and Accounting, Devry offers about 5-7 different study focus for their Business Administration degree. So sometimes its not about access, as much as it is exposure. NC State is a nationally recognized tech/engineering school. Yet I'd have to pay about 3 times what I pay at Devry and receive a degree that uses the same material and software as Devry. Devry is not for everyone. I truly and honestly suggest if you are not a strong self taught person, avoid any online school. That is not an insult, take it for face value. Some people are simply better with open discussion and hands on examples. If you are not already personally pursuing interest in what you are attending school for and are not willing to study, spend money or gather information when you are not required, I suggest going to a tradition school. Many people who feel devry has failed them in getting work and presenting their degrees has yeilded negative feedback are simply not thinking about it. If you are not doing research about what job you wish to be hired for, what jobs are in your local area and economy, how much people in your degree field get paid or what parts of the Nation need jobs in your field, you will be disappointed when you graduate. I am not trying to insult anyone or claim superiority over anyone other schools, but realize you need to do research into ANY school now and days. If you do not read equal amounts of Pros and Cons of a school, you are already being mislead. Devry has been a great school for me, I can't get time off to attend traditional school and I know what I'm in school for. I already know what I will be doing with my degree. I attend conventions in my area, study stock of companies I'm interested in and attempt my best to continue building a strong portfolio outside of school, with what I've learned.
Hey everyone, I just transfered out from Devry after a year of ridiculous bs from their finical aid and success coach ( academic advisor) I don't have problem with the class, it's more computerized rather than traditional classroom which is tolerable. Here is my story:
I transfered to Devry under the impression of been getting in to a degree that I was interested in.
One year later, the advisor informed me that I was in some technical degree because of my transfered credits!
IT'S TRUE THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING TO GET YOU IN AND TAKE YOUR MONEY!! But that's not it, they set me up with 3 to 4 ridiculous loans with incredible high interest without explain anything to me, and after many problems with financial aid, both me and my mom are in debt now. I also taken 2-3 class that had already been transfered in from other schools. And my advisor just said oops. Not to mention, she never responds when I needed academic help until much later.