University of Phoenix Reviews
DO NOT GO IF YOU ARE MILITARY. They dropped us 3 times in the beginning then changed their policies regarding course enrollment so Veterans will not get their BAH on the first. It's a scam. I am going to have to drop out because they don't care about military personnel at all.
I really enjoyed my experience with this school! And, I negate some of the negative reviews as some are the experience of individuals specific to certain aspects of the school, but should not personify the whole degree experience. For instance, I was very dissatisfied with the financial portion--too expensive and the finance department was not very helpful. For this reason, you can not rate the entire school on my bad experience with the finance portion, because my teachers, subject matter and the curriculum was very good. Furthermore, the ability to receive my degree online was very hard, but awesome! You must be disaplined without requiring so much attention, or just pursue the traditional approach. So, everyone acquiring an online degree should be commended, and ware whatever degree you receive from whatever school with dignity! On the otherhand, the school should continue to promote a well grounded experience for their students, in order for the school to succeed.
My major at the University Of Phoenix was Human Services. I did not expect this school to go into complete detail about the human services field. I expected it to teach me only what the textbook had to offer. This school, in fact, went above and beyond my expectations. Not only did I learn the textbook material, as most colleges focus on, I also learned the about experiences of working in the field by multiple instructors. The instructors would always correspond our readings to their experiences. This was an important aspect of the learning process. As everyone always states, they learn the material, but when do they actually use it in their profession. Many aspects make the University of Phoenix different from traditional colleges. One of the important aspects is the hands-on learning experience. I for one am not an individual that learns by reading the textbook. Which comes to my next point; as part of the learning experience at UOP, we participated in many roll playing activities. It is an excellent way to learn what was taught in the textbook. Also, not only do human services students need to understand what is necessary to be a professional but what it is like to be the client. Many professionals do not understand the client's perspective, and this is necessary to be a successful human services professional. For these and many more reasons, I highly recommend the University of Phoenix and their Human Services program.
I must say I both agree and disagree with all these "you get what you put into it" comments. I agree this statement is true, but only in the most general sense. I currently carry above a 3.0 average, am active in my classes, and put a lot into my work - so yes I am getting out of it what I put into it. BUT, that is my complaint. I am teaching myself and that bothers me. I was "sold" the notion that the university employed the best in their fields as instructors. I have found this to be true, most of my instructors have high levels of education PLUS years of "field" experience. But, what good do they do me, if they aren't TEACHING me? Basically, they grade assignments, offer a modicum of help when requested, and settle disputes. In my opinion that is NOT teaching, and I am not benefiting from what was "sold" to me. I cannot complain about the price of tuition. Thanks to the university's discounts for military and state employees my tuition is very affordable. I will not have issues with my degree being looked down upon because I am getting my Bachelor's in order to promote at my state job and my employers are who recommended this university. And, this is why I stay. It is affordable (for me) and I know my employers will take the degree seriously. But these are MY circumstances. These posts that suggest the complainers have nothing to complain about, are offensive to me. We do have complaints and they are valid. I have had conversations with university deans, management faculty, and academic advisors. They listened to me, they check on me, but I've also been informed that there are not any plans to change the areas that need fixing. It is false to assume that a complainer is a slacker. We are consumers, the university provides a product - the product is lacking in our sight. Everything else is an individual decision. I stay for my own reasons, others choose to leave. That doesn't make them slackers. All in all, I would recommend this university to peers - but I would sure to let them know about "issues" and strongly suggest that if they cannot look past some of them they should consider a different university.
I really like taking classes online and I love taking courses at University of Phoenix. The professors are very helpful and they respond quickly to your inquiries. The classes are easy to access. There is always tips to help you navigate through the system. I am completely pleased with everything and I plan to take seven more classes I onlin .
With so much media hype I see why you’re visiting this site to check out the school. As an actual grad (Bachelor’s in Business with a Concentration in Accounting, 2012) who attended for about 2.5 years, I believe I am qualified to review the UOP School of Business. Starting with the facts, which are easily verified: Accreditation, Pricing, and Programs Offered: See (http://www.phoenix.edu/colleges_divisions.html) for links to this and more info. The UOP is actually multiple schools with a large variety of programs and concentrations Here it is, for the whole world to see, details about each program, individual courses, and outcomes, and a link to verify their accreditation. There is a convenient online tuition calculator and the school is qualified to accept just about every kind of financial aid you can imagine. My personal observations on the things most people care about: Although assignment deadlines are typically not negotiable, the course scheduling is flexible. You take only 1 course at a time and it feels great to make progress every 5 weeks instead of waiting an entire semester to earn any credits. Learning teams. Ugh! You must complete a lot of team assignments in addition to your individual work, and not all students can deal with it. I did not feel that many of these assignments offered a great value for the extra time required. But, if you stick it out to the end of your program, the bad students drop out and the team thing gets easier. It’s a good lesson in perseverance and learning to work with a diverse population. No joke, it’s hard. Do they steal your money? That would be some trick. They are heavily regulated and audited, more so than traditional schools. Once you’re in class you have access to view your account at all times to see exactly what you’re being charged and what payments and refunds have transacted. Plus, there is a multitude of advisors who can explain any details you require. If you bother to check, the money part should never be a mystery. If you feel you’ve been cheated, just complain and someone will publicize it for you. Reputation-wise, they’re big, for-profit, and have open enrollment. There are plenty of academic snobs who would tell you this means it’s a bad school, but their arguments are without foundation and lack academic integrity. The first argument was that online school could not possibly work. When that proved pointless, they jumped on board and moved on to “the school is a joke”. It is very clever of them to be so informed of something of which they are ignorant, having by their own admission never attended or graduated. Finally, some say for profit equals rip-off, but I am also for profit, so I would have to judge myself by the same standard. Publicly traded means that their financial data is available to the public and that the SEC will be keeping an eye on them. You may ask, “Will I get a job after graduation?” I don’t know. Are you choosing a program that is in demand and are you willing to relocate to where the jobs are offered? Do you have the required experience and is your resume tailored to the position? Do you have a good attitude and the soft skills employers want? I went from barely making ends meet in a job I did not like to a career change making a good salary, and had plenty of interview offers after graduation. They really can’t afford not to hire me because I am a top performer. All college choices involve an element of risk. Before you believe the current wave of one-sided, politically-motivated projections of this school, my advice to you is that you first know yourself and then do quality research accordingly.
I have read many reviews of UOP and, after earning my degree from UOP in 2005, I can't help but imagine so many students who didn't put in much, only to find they also didn't receive much in return. I spent 4 full years working on my degree with UOP and I was working full time, working overtime, had young children at home, and had big goals. I haven't faced a single employer looking down upon my degree, and I now attend Regis University where I'm working toward an MBA. Regis did not look down upon my UOP degree and I was open and spoke well of UOP when asked by potential employers. This was back in 2005, during the time period when online educations were still frowned upon. The school is what you make of it and what you put into it. If you got little out of it, you probably put in minimal effort and expected miracles. Learning is reading, thinking, applying and growing. Where you choose to do that is up to you, but UOP is as good as anywhere else if you do your part.
Good Day all! I just wanted to put in writing how worthless a degree from UOP really is. I received both a BS and MS in Business Management from UOP (on campuss classes, not on-line). I spent a considerable amount of time, effort and money to achieve these degrees. Little did I know that employers look upon these degrees as worthless and not worth thier time. Since my graduation in Nov 2013, I have been looking for employment with both these degrees prominenly listed on my resume, only to be told by potential employers that I would have been better off listing no education than listing UOP degrees. That, by-the-way, is if I was lucky enough to get an initial interview. As I read all the feel good stories on this page and the haters of negative reviews, I can't help but wonder how many people were fleeced by UOP's advertsing department. My suggestion is this...STOP WASTING your money at UOP! There are better alternatives out there! Trust me! I am not the only alum that feels this way!
As I was reading the negative comments about my school, I silently chuckled at some of the horrible grammar/spelling mistakes. Maybe you guys should stop worrying so much about people holding your hands and focus on your lack of third grade education. I previously read another comment stating that the staff doesn't check on them......Cry me a river....They call my cell phone so much throughout a semester, I usually just ignore the calls now. I love my school.
Whatever you do please don't attend this ripoff school whom they call a university because it's not a university it's a money pit scam. Wake up people UOP will not help your career or your future what so ever; maybe it could of years ago when employers actually might have once before would had approved this money scam company but however the Federal government is actually trying to get this company shut down. UOP has also lost so many students and for some weird reason their still around. Don't get fooled into joining this program; they will accuse you of things just to keep you from reaching your degree; and a lot of the UOP staff members are really rude and unprofessional towards their students. Don't let them brainwash you into making them more money; especially when their degrees are worthless.