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University of Phoenix
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Average reviewer salary: $44,615

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Degree: Engineering, Other
Graduation Year: 2016
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I have been in the UoP online bachelor's program for about 4 months now. I really enjoy it, and I have learned a lot. I have some friends in online school and I have been able to compare some the programs a little. . Some other schools require that you complete a list of assignment by the end of the semester. I know people that are in programs like that with an A in the class, and they tell me that they only log in once or twice a week. The UoP semesters are set up differently. The classes are set up in five one week blocks. (Some classes are more or less than 5 weeks) This works out to about 9 credit hours a semester. Every week a student will have assignments that are due during and at the end of the week. In addition to that a student is required to comment 8 times a week (100 word ish comments). The work is challenging and effective. Every few weeks I am surprised how far I have come. Some of the things I do not like about the UoP is that in the 7 day class cycle. I would really like it to be a little bit longer so I can absorb the material. Contact with teachers can be somewhat of a challenge. If a person needs additional feedback on an assignment, that person will have to wait a day or so for an email back. Response times are fast, but on a 7 day class cycle 1 day is a long time. But those are small things. The UoP is not a diploma mill. The student will work hard and it will be challenging. To address some of the bad reviews, some of these people that have a problem with the university, most likely have a problem with everything. I have seen students get on the class forum and argue with the teacher because the teacher would not extend a timeline. The students would clam family sickness, computer problems and countless other excuses. It was just the typical “I’m not responsible for myself” thinking. I would dismiss any poor reviews out there. The school is not perfect, but the school is very good at the online school experience and I highly recommend the university.

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Degree: Health Services Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
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So far I have had a good time while attending this school. The advisors are all nice and if your advisor isnt avaliable they transfer you to the avaliable advisor. The classes have been great although sometimes its hard working in a group when everyone isnt on the same page but overall I have enjoyed my classes..

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2011
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I would not be in the job I have today without my degree. I am currently in a two year graduate intern program for the Federal government with pay.

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If you can afford it go for it.
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Degree: Engineering Science
Graduation Year: 2015
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This school is no different then any other college. While I was in the military I attended many different colleges, and UoP is right up with them. Yes the school is a bit pricey but it's not like they hide the price of the class. If you can't afford it then don't attended the school. I have a year left before graduating I have been busy building my portfolio and had a couple job offers already. The school had a bad reputation back in 2007 because people are not use to change with the online class learning style. Fast forward to 2014 and now I can go to any college and get a online degree.

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Degree: Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
Graduation Year: 2012
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Do not recommend, staff does not care about it's students they lie or misplace emails about problems and when you leave because they will not help they force you to pay in order to get your transcripts if you dont you end up paying out of pocket and living in a homeless shelter

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Degree: Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2016
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University of Phoenix is a very good college to attend. The staff and instructors are very nice and helpful and put you at ease every step of the way.

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Great school so far
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Graduation Year: 2016
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Currently I am attending classes at the University of Phoenix online masters of health administration and masters of nursing program. So far I have been really impressed with the online learning environment. The syllabus is set up electronically and dynamically on the website. It is easy for me to realize what work I need to do for the week and what workI have already completed. At any time I can call my financial advisor or academic advisor and somebody answers the phone right away, most of the time it's actually the person that I've assigned to! This has been a world of difference from both of the previous schools that I went to where I had to wait on hold for ridiculous periods of time to get to talk to anyFinancial or academic advisor. I would recommend the University of Phoenix to anybody that is thinking about pursuing a higher education. Also, I love how they have the textbooks in electronic format so that you can read them directly in the browser, or download a PDF document. The only downside is that a large majority of the Learning is conducted through a reading Foreende, so if you're somebody who needs more of a lecture type learning environment the University of Phoenix is probably not for you. At least not their online learning program.

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Sidney Weston - 10 days ago

I plan on attending this school for my bachelor's in Healthcare Administration and I am active duty military, would you say it is doable if you work a full-time job?

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Elle - 10 days ago

I was working full-time when I completed by Bachelor's in Business. It's rough when you get to the 300 and 400-level courses. You should expect to put in 20 hours per week or more. You can get by on less but you won't get the quality experience you're paying for. It's doable, but not easy, and you'll have to give up most of your free time in your senior year. The associate-level courses are not too difficult and don't require nearly as much time each week. I imagine the workload is similar in your program area, although the topics will, of course, be different.

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Brooke - 8 days ago

MHADavid...Are you saying you are duel enrolled in two masters programs at the same time??? This information would be very beneficial for me.

UOP worked for me
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Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Graduation Year: 2008
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I completed my Bachelor's degree with University of Phoenix. I had been held back from obtaining better jobs due to not having a degree. Once I had my Bachelor's, I was able to move up. I started earning $10K more per year within 6 months, and now 6 years after graduation my income has more than doubled what it was without my degree.

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I will say after my Boise State experience the classes are more difficult and the instructors give a rat's a**. They give you every resource to succeed. There is the best resume building tools I have ever used and a lifetime online library. If people are concerned about unemployment afterwards I know MIT grads that are unemployed. I recommend you go in with an intent of being business owner someday.

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Degree: Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2011
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I graduated from this University in 2011 with a master’s degree in health administration. I decided to continue to pursuit my doctoral degree. I regret that I wasted my time and money enrolled in University of Phoenix. The instructors all have a diverse way of teaching. They do not have a structure for teaching or ethics. They make their own set of rules for each class. This was a confusing experience. The structure of the doctoral program requires you to solicit your own chair and committee member. You can only submit your dissertation work if you are in a current class. You are not allowed to submit if you have taken all of your required course work. Additional classes will be added at additional cost. Once you have secured your chair or committee member they are subject to bail out on you without warning and therefore you are left to do your search all over. They have various rules regarding the APA format and not all of the rules are the same from class to class. This was a very frustrating experience for me and I would not recommend this school to anyone. This is a for-profit organization and they are out for money. Your education and learning does not matter. I was 15 credits away before completing my DHA and I place on a six months hold because of plagiarism. My paper was cited as it should have been as instructed and because the percentage of the turn-it-in report was higher, than 10 percent the instructor cited me for plagiarism. The instructor stated that if I took the plagiarism course that he would give me half points for the paper. I did exactly what he said and because I dropped his class, he turned me in anyway. I was permitted to drop and was given a (W) for withdrawal for the class. However, the class ended about four weeks later and they decided to change my (W) to an (F) and place me on a scholastic suspension for six months. I decided to enroll in another university to complete my degree. The transfer caused me to loose credits as well as lengthen my time in school. I addressed all of my concerns to the Dean as well as the enrollment advisor but nothing happened except I was left with the short end of the stick. Avoid going to this school at all cost.

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Valerie - 22 days ago

Did you also attend University of Phoenix for your undergrad? I'd like to inquire more about your experience prior to me enrolling into this school. Please feel free to email me at sweetcheeks_321@hotmail.com. Thank you for your time.

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