DeVry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (243)
I was a 3.89 high school student who was the commencement speaker at graduation, had acceptance letters and full rides to Michigan State, CSUF, UCI, UCR, UCSB, CSULA and others, and I decided to go to CSUF. I am happy I went there because I got to experience the truth about these institutions. I went there for one semester and had good grades, and decided to transfer out to DeVry.
Many people told me not to go here and that my potential was well beyond DeVry, yet they failed to truly know what DeVry does. Like everything in life, you get what you put into this opportunity, and man have I been rewarded. I will be graduating in June of 2010 at the age of 21, and if all goes well I will be passing my CPA exams by December of this year as well. I graduated from Santa Fe High School in 2007, and most of my classmates aren’t even near the ball park I am in.
DeVry gives you the real world experience with professors who have worked in the real world, not just professors who have learned from books and would choke in the real world, like the ones in various prestigious universities. I will make it this simple: when I went to interview for the position that I am currently at, I went up against those UC and CSU students, and it came down to EXCEL knowledge, and DeVry had taught me that.
DeVry focuses on the things that employers looks for, it focuses less on the general education courses, and gives you the practical tools to succeed. For me right now, I feel that I can go into any interview against any student from any school, and I owe this to DeVry. So when they tell you that DeVry isn’t a good school for business, just laugh and take the opportunity anyway. Lastly, if you want to graduate with your BSBA in Accounting, and would like to become a CPA, there is no better alternative than DeVry.
I originally attended on campus at DeVry Institute of Technology, Los Angeles, from 1984 to 1986, and graduated with the Electronic Technician Diploma. I had 4 job offers within the first 4 months of graduation. At that time, ITT tech was the other front runner.
I returned to DeVry University in June 2007 to complete my bachelor's degree in Technical Management (BSTM). DeVry accepted my 21-year-old transfer credits, so I only had 2 years to go to complete my BS. At that time, I was employed by the University of California at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The lab was so impressed with its DeVry grads that it recruited annually from 4 DeVry locations. ITT grads were also considered; University of Phoenix students were not recognized. I am currently 60% complete with my MBA in networking and communications (MNCM).
About 3 out of 4 negative DeVry and Keller reviews I read are usually finance department or monetary related. I personally enjoy the flexibility of on-line classes. My instructors are knowledgeable and have impressive credentials from such institutions as Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Why would instructors with such impressive backgrounds be wasting their time at a phony institution handing out fake degrees?
I have taken 27 courses in the past 2 and a half years. My instructors have always communicated very well with me, always available, and very helpful. My daughter is going to the local JC and her good friend attends a California Division I University. Both my daughter and her friend have taken the same exact Math course on-line that I've attended through Pearson Hall (which I believe answers the question of reliability and quality of education).
I suggest that many of you who want to put DeVry and Keller in a negative light because of a financial mistake (90% says created by the student) should not give a negative review to a school you didn't give a chance to to begin with. Sure, I had a mistake created by the finance department when I switched over from DeVry to Keller, but the department was extremely helpful and communicated with me during the whole process. No problem.
This is NOT a degree you can pay for and expect the certified paper WITHOUT doing the work. They advertise degrees like that elsewhere (guaranteed in 7 days or less!) I wouldn't be surprised if most of the complainers here in this forum opt to pursue that option.
Don't judge DeVry and Keller by what you read here. Talk to someone---who currently attends---in person---interview students who go to all 3 schools (DeVry, ITT, and University of Phoenix)--then make your own judgement! Good luck! ;)
I am a student at devry since 2008 I will earn my degree in a few months I have not had any problems as of yet. The professors are great and academic advisors are wonderful they will do anything to help you. It is a good online school!
First, I would like to say it is not always best to pay attention to people's complaining when he or she cannot even spell simple words correctly. I like that I could use my credits from my first school that was not regionally accredited. DeVry uses the credits toward a technical management degree. For me, this was the best possible situation so that I did not have to start all over again toward a BA. They are regionally accredited, and have intelligent teachers. The school is expensive, but is worth it for me rather than starting all over at a different school that won't take any of my credits from a trade school. I go 2 nights a week and find the course work just about right. I have A's in my classes and am pregnant and also have a 9 month old child. I also work. This is a great school for the working adult, and the financial aid rep is my favorite person. I think that it all depends on who you get to help you with the financial aid.
First off I came to this site to read a few reviews, not to hear a bunch of crying. It is not the responsibility of anyone else for your education other than yourself so cry in your pillow, not rant everywhere else. This is my story about DeVry ..
I was deployed in ubaydi iraq untill august 2009 but while in iraq they had managed to help me register before I even came home and gave me the first week to make up work. I have advisors upon advisors .. I have an advisor for my advisor. Even though they are not responsible they recommend ideas for finacial aid. I now have TA and a Pell grant. They have shown me course schedules where I see that I could have a BA in CIS by the time I re-enlist which means I just may not. I have reseached numerous other schools including on campus .. none are flexible with keeping the same content and learning which is probably why DeVry is the most respected online / campus college.
Phoenix is good but your looking at 2 times the acceration. DeVry is an accelerated college where youll take 2 classes every 8 weeks. Phoenix youll take 2 every 4 weeks, which doesnt seem liek your gonna get alot out of it. If your trying to be a brick layer .. seriously go somewhere else.
I really like the classes and instructors, but there is something seriously wrong with their financial services department. It was hard enough when I received a disbursment credit for $600.00 from them so I applied it towards my rent, only to find out they messed up with the disbursment credit and I wound up having to pay them the amount back in order to attend the class for the next semester.
To make matters worse, I have been going back and forth with them since august trying to get my income verified with the federal government (either they could not read my documents, or they submitted incorrect information). When I finally got it all straightened out today, I was told my dusbursement for the summer(its fall now)did not cover the total cost of my classes and I now owe them close to $4,000.00. They expect me to pull 4k out of thin air If i want to continue my education. I am beyond frustrated with Devry
Here's my HONEST experience from DeVry University. I enrolled at DeVry in Summer 2005 and graduated in 2008. It took me a little over 3 years to complete my degree in Computer Engineering Technology. After I graduated, I interviewed with a couple of companies including Northrop, Lockheed, Naval Research ($62,000) and Epson. To be honest with you, most companies tried to shoot me down just because I was a DeVry graduate. However, that didn't stop me. There were some questions that I was unable to answer but I?m not perfect. After interviewing with over 10 companies, I decided to settle down and take a position as a Software Engineer for an Aerospace/Defense company (salary: >$50,000). Unfortunately, due to the economy, Lockheed only had positions open in the East Coast which was why I didn't go with the company. From my experience, DeVry is not a bad school. I actually recommend DeVry for people who have experience from their field. A lot of people say that DeVry is a rip-off and a scam. I disagree to a certain extend. During my 3 years at DeVry, I didn?t have many issues with financial aid because I kept my GPA high. I graduated with a 3.9 and received plenty of grants from the government. I ended up with only $6000 in student loans. However, everybody?s experience is different. I had classmates who screwed around and ended up with thousands in student loan and withdrew from the school. I also had classmates who were trying very hard and DeVry screw their financial aid up so I think that the school needs to get its financial issues straight even though I didn?t have any issues from my experience.
Here's my opinion on DeVry's current engineering programs. The engineering program at DeVry has CHANGED FOR THE WORST and I DO NOT RECOMMEND anybody to sign up for the engineering program. You can't learn engineering in 8 weeks. During my years, it was a 15 weeks deal and it was awesome. At the Long Beach campus, we had some very amazing professors who scared students off to other DeVry campuses. However, with the state budget crisis, DeVry's new engineering curriculum and the rising cost of tuition, it is much better to go to a state university if you are fresh from high school. If you are an experienced professional or looking for a career change, DeVry is a good choice. I am currently pursuing my Masters degree in Engineering at a state university and I don?t see any difference between other students and me. Being in the field, I realized that DeVry missed some things during my undergrad years but DeVry compensated for other gray areas that state universities missed. Being a DeVry grad does not make me any less than any other student from a state university. It?s the student that makes the difference and not the school. However, you must make your own decision and decide what is best for you. Can DeVry really get me out in three years and if yes, how much will it cost me? Or if I attend a state university, how long will it take me and how much would I save as opposed to attending DeVry? State universities do have the upper hands because state universities are connected with one another and teach you the same fundamentals that you need to know in order to get into your field of choice. So from my experience, DeVry is credible.
However, it is up to you to make the decision on whether DeVry is better than a state university. If you are a DeVry grad, you will be put to the test when you graduate. If you know your stuff, you should be fine. I also noticed that most of the people that complain online about DeVry University are usually the ones that don?t graduate.
I have been at DeVry for over a year now and have had nothing but an extremely positive experience. The advisors are extremely helpful and the financing trouble that everyone else seems to complain about has not been my experience. My financial obligation is on track to be exactly what they said it would be.
A word of warning though. DeVry will not hold your hand through the process. They are a business and if you want what they sell, you have to be proactive about it. In the online component, you will have to do all the work yourself. Your instructor is only there to guide you, not carry you.
The financial obligation is on par with every other non-public University. Unlike other online universities, DeVry has a brick-and-mortar option. I had been to three traditional universities prior to DeVry and I believe the quality of the education provided by DeVry is the same if not better.
DeVry is not some online rip-off. They are an extremely successful publicly traded private school. When GM went under, Devry University replaced it in the S&P 500. The S&P 500 is not going to list some ripoff school. Also, the GI Bill will cover the expenses and under the new post-9/11 GI Bill, 100% of the tuition is covered. The VA would not cover it if DeVry was not legitimate.
DeVry University is an outstanding school. Most complaints appear to be from people who don't understand how it works. But as for an alternative to traditional education, it fills a much needed void. The sad thing is there is nothing DeVry is doing other traditional school cannot duplicate.
I know some of you probably had bad experience with Devry u but that doesn't mean that the school is totally a waist.Tuition is high at devry u. But I was even told the cost and everything up front and that wasn't enough to scare me awayI knew that their will be great benefit after graduation. I would recommend this to all: even if u dont like your school at least finish what you are doing.Dropping out will not get you nowhere. I dont know if some of the people on the site didn't ask any questions or not. But devry has gone well with me I am pursuing my b.a in network and communications management and they have accepted my previous credits from a school that wasn't even accredited anymore(high tech Institute) everything is easy and convient for me especially with the online programs. But this is my experience and I would recommend it. My girlfriend loves the school as well.Some of the remarks that are made about devry seems like that people didn't know what they wantd to do with their careers or just some are lazy.Some schools have the strengths and weakness and I devry is very strong foundation school that is regionally accredited and that will be recognize by any other school or employer in the land.
If you need someone to hold your hand and treat you like a toddler while in school, then Devry is absolutely not for you. I have been at Devry for four semesters now and I don't have anything negative to say. When I went for the enrollment interview, I was told upfront how much the education would cost, and what was required of me. The lady who I spoke with was very nice. And now I just deal with her soley if I have any questions. While I take a few classes online, I take most at their Bellevue, WA location. In some classes I have met students who worked at Microsoft and Boeing. To the best of my knowledge I am pretty sure that the people who teachers the subjects there are professionals in their fields so they are able to really provide first hand knowledge on a subject. At a course home page under the "Student Resources" tab all you have to do is click it and it will take you to your personal account where your financial aid, student loans, grades, and all other pertinent information relating to you is located. The classes at Devry are rigorous and you do have to work very hard to maintain a good grade (lots of reading and writing) A nice thing I also like about Devry is the job fairs they host about twice a year. And so for the people who claim that Devry is a joke, just admit you are disgruntled and I am sorry your experience was not as favorable as mine.