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University of Phoenix
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University of Phoenix was great!
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Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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A very solid and good school. I received a degree in Business Management and I was able to be employed within 6 months. The degree really helped push me forward in finding a new career. Many employers recognized my degree. The teachers were very good and I had a quality education. The facilities were new and updated as well. Would recommend to anyone looking for a solid education with good instruction.

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IT WAS AWESOME
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2012
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This school was very helpful. My instructors were very informative and helpful. I have never had any major problems with UOP. Some people do not want to "put in the work" and do what it takes to graduate. If you are looking for a handout, then Phoenix is not for you. They are very understanding and will bend over backwards to make sure you have what you need. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for!!!

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Valerie Harper - 6 days ago

I am a current student at the University of Phoenix. I can truly say that the staff is awesome and very helpful. From the enrollment process until now. I think I have the most Wonderful enrollment counselor. My education counselor I never hear from. Otherwise the school is good.

University of Phoenix
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Degree: Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Graduation Year: 2006
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Just finished a six week physical education course to get my phys. ed. credential from University of Phoenix. Avoid MTE/551CA with Dr. E. The class costs $1000 for an LAUSD teacher and it is nothing but a bunch of busy work. The only reason I took this class is because they were the only online course I could find. You will not learn any skills to help you prepare for the CSET. Avoid this class like the plague!

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Education received is not worth the tuition
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2013
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I attended UOP and received my Associates. After finding out that tuition would substantially increase for my Bachelor's Degree I decided to transfer. I found an in-state well established state university. They only accepted 30 of my 60 credits?! By going to UOP I lost time and money. I can not speak for their graduate programs, but I would not recommend their under graduate programs. The classes are very low level and not needed. I go to class online at my current school and the teachers are more interactive. 90% of my teachers do weekly video lectures with PowerPoints that have helped me learn the materials much better. The costs are also much cheaper, even for out-of-state residents. My advice for future students is to stay away from expensive distant learning schools. Major universities have started implementing online school work, with a little research you will save time and money, while getting a good education.

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Kw - 8 days ago

So your credit didnt transfer ? its up to the school to accept those credits its not UOP's fault

Lawsuit Waiting to Happen
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Degree: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
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The instructors for the Criminal Justice classes at Phoenix are great. You get real professionals who have been successful in the field. My complaints have to do with the likely illegal way they handle Financial Aid, and the antiquated teaching materials used. First off, they charge $135 for a "resource fee" for each class, which is to cover online books, the school library (full of old articles), and electronic readings (mostly older). The online books are OLD. A criminal justice class I took this year was using the 2004 version of a book (which was available new at Amazon for $14.99) and there were 3 newer versions of the book already published. Secondly - they will strategically hold your financial aid back until you take more classes (which never end at the right time to just switch to a community college). They will promise you that you have a refund coming and then dangle it like a carrot (even though you are the one paying it back with interest to the government) to keep you enrolled. I recommend you record the calls with your financial advisor, because the emails won't be the same information. They add an unexplained fee to your loans, they have "holds" and "delays" that no one can explain. Your advisor claims she has no control over the timing, the holds, etc. No one ever takes responsibility and rest assured NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE STUDENT. They have been trained to tell you what you want to hear, but they will do that on the phone so it is their word against yours. The follow up emails will be vague so they can cover their own. I have all the information logged and will probably file a lawsuit. Go to community college or take online classes through a reputable university. Oh, and one class at Phoenix costs $1230, plus the $135 resource fee - it is not cheap to attend.

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Jacob Sanchez - 7 days ago

Dear Criminal Justice Student,

I am extremely discomforted by your experience, and I'm glad you shared it, although I believe there may be more to the story. I am a Phoenix, walking June 6th, 2015. I have successfully completed all requirements to be awarded a Bachelors of Science in Business with an emphasis in Finance. Having this degree has helped me attain employment at a Fortune 200 Company. (Either way I just wanted to share my background, so you know that I have been in your shoes, and have succeeded in my eyes).

- As for financial aid, loans and grants, they have a requirement for you to meet since too many students have unfortunately abused the system. However upon completion or if you drop the classes they will deposit all awarded funds, if it is a loan. But if using grants they take what is needed to cover the classes and return the rest to the government.

- You are absolutely right about some of the text, in one of my last classes we were using a book that was written in 2001. In finance and real estate so much has changed, so I too felt that book was inadequate. I researched and found more updated version of the text on Amazon. However, many of my business classes had the most recent versions of textbooks available and for $135, it sure did beat buying them off Amazon.

Back to your goals in mind, most of us chose to go to UoP because we have other obligations and responsibilities. Phoenix gives working professionals, hardworking mothers and fathers, and many others an opportunity to improve themselves while still succeeding in life. Don't give up, and especially don't be discouraged by minor setbacks. Best of luck with any school you choose to go to.

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Joselyn - 5 days ago

I go to uop and I definitely don't like how there financial aid works they try to take a lot of your money and just say what you want to hear but they do the opposite. I like the online classes but I dislike there financial aid they lie about everything and that's wrong. In a community college they don't do this. It just takes longer . I think they should get sued for ripping off people it's not right.

Not worth the investment - Reconsider!
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Degree: MBA in Finance
Graduation Year: 2016
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Unfortunately, this is not a challenging program, nor is it competitive. What I find most disturbing about the teaching style is that it is not really teaching. There are no actual video lectures of the professors teaching course material. They are primarily administering materials and regulating class participation. An asynchronous course can be successful if there is some lecturing involved, even if it is a video that involves questioning throughout, to ensure students are picking up on what the professors are saying. I'm now four courses into my MBA in Finance at this school and going to drop out in order to go to a school where I can actually learn something. Even with an A average, I don't feel I've learned anything at all, and that is not worth $2k per class.

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My Phoenix
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Degree: Environmental Studies
Graduation Year: 2020
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Everyone has been very helpful and the classes are very writing and essay orientated to insure you are really grasping the assignments and information. There are still tests and quizzes and they are open book. You take one class at a time making it less confusing. Though there are options to take more classes at once to get your degree quicker.

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University of Phoenix, not easy but, real and m...
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014
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Bachelor's of Science in Business Management BSM. 60 credit program takes a little over two years. Phoenix participates in Prior Life Achievement program that gave me a little college credit for 4,000 word essay about my time as a business manager. Also they gave me some credits for National licenses I earned. I took the balance of my credits online and had a 3.78 GPA. It was NOT EASY. Don't go to UOP if you think it will be simple. It's real college for real serious people who need to keep working or moms who need to stay at home with family or work at home. Consider also, has your future employer Heard of your Online college you are going to? No? Yes? But EVERYONE knows about University of Phoenix. Yes they advertise a lot, but everyone know someone who got their degree their. So I went with them because I didn't want an employer in the future to have to check them out to see if they were a real University. So be prepared to put in 15 to 20 hours a week. But, hey, I went to school in my pajamas! OH, cool online library they have but make sure your enrollment rep shows you how to work it. One more thing: They have the coolest software you can put your essay you wrote through it and it will show you suggested corrections for English, grammar and punctuation!

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Getting the work done
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
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This school is perfect for a person that had a intense schedule. I work two jobs and travel a lot. On my busiest week I can still get my work done. While traveling I am able to read and take notes. I can write me essays out. Then place them in when I go on the computer. It can be done.

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University Of Phoenix - Good School, Lacking Ad...
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
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Upside: This institution delivered a well-rounded education delivered by practitioners in the field. Downsides: Extremely expensive, Senior Administration does not connect with the student body, there is a restrictive limitation on the number of references that one may request form the Dean's office (fellowships, scholarships, professional, etc.), The office of financial aid pushes student loans and offers minimal support for scholarship opportunities, no Latin Honors for some programs, minimal professional placement support.

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