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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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I retired from the Navy and have been in my second career for 16 years. I am very trainable, well trained and educated. I have been with UoP for two and half years, with two classes remaining for my BS/Business Management degree. I have had nothing but great experiences since I started. I have been challenged in every class, it is far from being easy. To be honest I think there was more expected from me then a traditional college. The faculty is awesome. This is not a give me and you earn every credit you get. Go for it!

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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2001
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I never graduated from the "school." After attending classes, one of which did not cover anything it was supposed to, UOP failed to find me a student teaching position. To get this posted, I may end up putting in a false year because I did not finish. This is only a way for Apollo Group to make money, not a college at all. Truthfully, many of the teachers were good. But, I never got the credential I paid for and had no way to finish. There is no way UOP can have such a high rating. Stay away. Now, I am going on a campaign to get some of my money back. A waste of time? Maybe, but I will let as many people possible know. I wonder how the head of the company and stockholders sleep at night! I sure can't with dozens of calls from my lender. My credit is ruined and I have no job. Never, never go to University of Phoenix!

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Rebecca - about 18 hours ago

No school is ever responsible for ensuring that someone gets a job after graduation. The education provided to you to learn is what the school promises. It is up to you to put forth the effort and be proactive in your future.

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
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The text books are just redundant chapters explaining the same points. The Gamescape is probably the dumbest thing I have ever done. 8 substantive posts is hard to do with crap material. When I saw the UOPX famous alumni I was not impressed. I'm a vet and the UOPX changed my attendance 4 times and I was forced to take a LOA. UOPX told me I owe them over 400.00 and threatened to send that to collections. I'm trying to find a place to live so by putting that on my credit I'll be screwed. I called the VA debt management and they said I shouldn't owe UOPX anything. My academic advisor changed 4 times all with out notice and they never responded to my emails. My financial advisor was the rudest person I have ever dealt with. She, held my BAH for two months and my FASFA money so I didn't see that money for a while even after getting my COE and everything. My wounded warrior advocate had to step in and after she contacted the school my money magically appeared in my account. My VET friend is about to graduate from Ashworth we started at the same time and I was a year and a half away form graduating. Her experience with her school made me jealous. I dropped UOPX and will probably switch over to her school. If you do pick UOPX please make sure the accreditation is still active. I know 2 people that graduated from UOPX and their degree is not worth the paper it's printed on. I don't want someone to pay tons of money only to have their degree be worthless. I hope this information helps you. Also, definitely make sure the school you choose is accredited and employers will actually be impressed by the school you graduated from.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
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Go someplace else. The school has its conveniences, no doubt! The curriculum is so so, more analysis than fundamentals such as writing, user friendly and constructive math. This school does not make it easy to transfer to tier 1 schools. It is designed to keep you at Phoenix, while missing varies college benefits. The staff is very uninformed. They make it hard to graduate due to the communication issues between departments. A student working their butt off should at least get a phone call when they are out of attendance, as a result of "lack of communication".. They find ways to make extra money off of you. I was in the last week of class, all assignments complete...but I didnt post one word " check-in " that week (I posted all my assignments in one day) to be counted in attendance and was dropped. I was never informed of the check in..just posting twice a week, but at the time I had completed everything.. nothing to post! 1375.00 charged out of pocket ..(Financial aide didn't cover this) I had to retake the class. I was punished here. It was my daughters high school graduation week. Rude staff will talk over you. You have a mentor and graduation coach at the beginning they drop off after your third class. No stars here! I'm done.

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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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Great University with a very rigorous Doctoral program. The University prepares its Doctoral Students to face any academic and research challenge. This University has helped me achieve my career goals in academics. The dissertation process is a bit long by makes sure that standards are met.

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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
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This is not an easy school. I thought it would be a piece of cake but you have to work and you have to work REALLY hard to EARN your degree. It is not given to you. Anyone looking to make "easy" A's - this is NOT for you. Anyone thinking that UOP is a "degree mill" - DO NOT apply. I have never worked so hard for anything as I did this degree but it is MOST DEFINITELY worth it.

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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2012
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I had an excellent experience as a student in the University of Phoenix. I learned, the teachers and advisors were very helpful and I was well prepare to continue my master in another college. I graduated from GCU and thanks to the work given in University of Phoenix, I graduated from my masters degree with a GPA of 3.49.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
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My college experience was non-traditional at the time; although, in the three elapsed years since I believe it is becoming less non-traditional. My college is a for-profit institution so the cost is much higher than most schools but I was able to complete my degree online while working full time and raising a family along with the help of my wife. I am honored to have a degree from University of Phoenix. I believe that a college degree helps sets you apart from your peers in your ability to stick with something and see it through to completion. I also believe very strongly that I would not be in the current position I am today without a college degree.

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Degree: Accounting and Business/Management
Graduation Year: 2016
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Dont attend this school! save your money and DO YOUR HOMEWORK!! THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE!!! I started attending this school in February of 2012 and I am almost done but I honestly feel scammed. I was told I would have to pay 75k for a 5 year b.s. degree and now I have to pay 10 thousand more????? apparently each year according to "department of financial affairs" students are only entitled to 12500 per year and apparently I exceeded that. Absurd!!! Do you homework everyone before attending any school!

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James - 23 days ago

I completed an Associates in Information Technology on 8/10/2015

I have mixed feelings on Phoenix. I think they need to drop the axe on a lot of students who fell too spel w0rds in their discussion boards.

I also believe they need to push harder on people to NOT repeat other peoples post-just in a different manner...

Here's the problem: They want forum post but no one cares about posting... I understand that... read the material and be tested on it. Maybe they should REALLY tighten their shot group and enforce posting standards, citing the text or outside sources-no one can just agree to someone elses post/they need to bring new information to the table. However they need to lower the post per week because some subjects are too dry of a subject.

I was accused of plagiarism and was reported without even being notified-I was furious because that was not my intent. I received a 0 for the grade but apparently I left a paragraph from a template I was using in the document. I feel instructors should first speak to students to make sure it wasn't an accident or oversight. However they are enforcing their standard which I can appreciate.

I had a math teacher who had some weird grading method, he would grade before assignments were do in an attempt to give students realtime grades as he said; he overwhelmed himself though and started screwing up our grades... it was a big cluster and every student not only questioned it in forums but had to keep a close eye on their grades.

Lastly and I think this should sum Phoenix Up.

My assignment at a security policy was picked apart, grammatically, apa format wise and the actual assignment was tore to shreds and questioned by the instructor. She took the time to seriously read my assignment and question things I had in it, while I don't agree with all her critiques-you can't say I flew by because it was seriously angering me that I had to explain every detail of how I envisioned a gun store being ran with the new technology.

It has it's tough classes and it has it's easy classes-I'm used to deadlines so I am pretty good on getting things submitted but I also did a lot of work to get there, I would give it a B+ in my book. It is more strict and more tough than any Army class I've taken but a bit less difficult than Gordon Conwell's free seminary which I had started a while back.

My belief is if they pushed harder on their discussion boards, enforced their group discussions and group 'team activities'-making the optional ones required it would be a great upside.

What I also left in my feedback to them: THEY NEED A POSTED SYLLABUS IN WORD FORMAT AND THEY NEED A COURSE CALENDAR! :)

Not a terrible school but they need a bit of work! BTW: Their CMGT class gives me a voucher to take a CompTIA exam... that's a pretty dang good certificate that holds weight in any job or setting!

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Degree: Accounting and Business/Management
Graduation Year: 2014
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I finished my associate degree in accounting at University of Phoenix and started on my Bachelor degree this year. Tuition costs in the associate program were fair, but when I started the Bachelor program the costs almost doubled, and when the course costs did not take all of my student funding the tuition and materials costs were increased by another $150, and now on top of student loans (unsub and sub) I have outstanding school charges as well. I was unprepared and unadvised that my tuition costs would rise by such a ridiculous amount and am now in the process of searching for a school that is not trying to take all college funding that I have available to me. So Associate Degree=fair deal/Bachelor Degree=poor deal.

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