University of Phoenix (Campus) Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (18)
Let me start by saying, I was a transfer student from UNLV. I decided to transfer to U of P because I was working full-time and going to UNLV full-time and I was exhausted. Now...if you want a degree just because you need it to further your career, U of P would be a great option. For example, if you are a GS employee, they do not care what school you attend, as long as it is accredited. My issue with this school is the fact that EVERY TIME I HAD A QUESTION FOR A PROFESSOR, I WAS ALWAYS REVERTED TO YOUTUBE. I have a problem with paying tuition to a school and not being able to have a question answered. This happened on several occasions. Don't think you will be handed the work because you actually have to earn your grade and some professors don't care about what circumstances are going on in your life, the work has a deadline that needs to be met. As soon as I graduated, I was contacted to pursue a masters with them. I declined their offer because of the fact that their instructors (SOME, NOT ALL) refused to assist me as the student when I needed a clarification on work. My academic advisor was great and we've developed a great relationship through the years, she always managed to take her time with any questions or do research when necessary. If I had to do it over again, I would have a selected another institution.
Not going to write a long story but I regret enrolling in this school. I was definitely misled. This school does not care for their students. They used a great marketing strategy to lure us students in their school. I currently am a campus student but will be forced to do online classes for the remainder of my courses. This is a load of crap!! Since the retention rate of new students went down and students dropping out, they decided to close the campus I am at. I was told from the head directors that the last few students were going to finish the remainder of their program til graduation. I think i deserve my loans be forgiven for the false advertisement this school portrayed. How can people basically steal money from people that are trying to better themselves. Some country we live in !!!
I graduated from California State University San Marcos Class of 2008; I recently obtained my MBA/ACC from UOPx after my physician told me UOPx had a strong MBA program. My concerns with UOPx consist of a the lack of innovation to remain a dominant contender as an online educational institution. UOPx should apply additional prerequisites for admission and rebrand to eliminate the for profit reputation. I have created a survey base on innovative ideas: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+UnterrieHinton/posts/ZoC6e9j4ewQ
I loved UOP the instructors were tough but fair and they were always available for you and most them gave out their personal telephone number if you needed to connect with them not just emails, i was impressed by that. UOP was expensive and honestly if i had to do it again i would have researched schools thoroughly and saved about $10,000 but its over now and the process was enjoyable and controversial at times dealing with different personalities in the team aspect, but it made me an stronger person also the financial aid services, and academic services were incredible when ever you needed them they were there and if they were not available they returned your calls back promptly.
I'm actually writing this review for my ex-wife, for whom I paid her masters back in 2004-2005. She already had a bachelors in Geography from an accredited four year university, which of course was worthless in providing her with a career, but got her lots of part-time jobs just over minimum wage. She checked with all the state, private, and for profit schools in the area and found that the University of Phoenix was by far the quickest way for her to get a masters degree in teaching. Since I was footing the bill, we never dealt with financial aid and she had no student loans, although I paid close to $16k for two years of tuition and other assorted expenses. Her classes were all group-oriented, and they formed their groups the first day by geographical location. She could have waited for three months until the next group of classes began in our area, but she wanted to get started right away, which was unnecessary since she graduated long before schools began hiring new teachers in the summer of 2006. Since there were five students from our area (about 40 miles from the Salt Lake campus) my ex ended up with them by default. One was completely NUTS and expected them to drive 20 miles out of their way to give her a ride every week. I finally put my foot down and demanded that her husband deliver her to our house to carpool with my ex, and to pick her up afterwards. Since I have a minor in English, I helped edit several of her group's papers, which worked well until the lunatic realized I'd edited HER section of their current assignment, and threw a screaming fit. Appealing to their teacher to have the woman removed from their group did no good - this IS a FOR PROFIT school, so they were told they had to work it out, and if they couldn't it would affect their group's grade. Basically that meant caving to all her ridiculous demands (except where car pooling was concerned) and apologizing for touching her sacred writing. My ex had checked with the local schools to make sure they'd hire someone with a masters from UoP, so when she graduated after 18 months, she submitted her resume to the local charter schools, (the public schools had an exclusive deal with the huge local university who provided their student teachers) she was hired when the new school year began. Yes, it was worth it to put her through school so she could pay her own way, especially after she filed for divorce halfway through getting her degree. Having to deal with a nut case taught her some life lessons, although if the school actually CARED about their student's experience, they'd have told her to wait and attend their local branch. (It turns out that based on the hiring timeline of the school district, my ex could have waited for the next local term to begin instead of driving to Salt Lake once a week.) By all reports, she's an excellent teacher - she's gotten the bonus the principal awards to the best teacher in his school several times, and has been in demand to teach classes to teachers during the summer months to pick up extra cash. I wouldn't recommend UoP to get a bachelor's degree, but for some masters degrees, it's the quickest way to go.
I learned a lot from the program. The math portion was very challenging but with the in class set-up i was able to ask my teachers for help & classmates. Without their help i would not have passed. I am still in the military so as of now i cannot say whether it has helped my career.
This college only cares as long as you are MONEY to them. Worst career placement, rude staff, poor customer service,
There are pro's and con's in mostly every decision we make and attending college is a good idea. Attending UOP has improved my life in many ways. I know I am a different person after graduating and walking across that stage! It is something that can never be taken away from me. It also allows me to perform my job better and deal with different personality types. Working on a team for close to 4 years provides experience that you need anywhere you are working. I initially did not have good experiences with it but eventually I became confident enough to work with anyone. I can point out a negative aspect which would be the high about of loans I now owe. It is more than other universities but I can't worry about it I just have to make sure I work hard to pay it back.
I have to see that I am very pleased with the courses at UOP. I am studying criminal justice and I love the classes that is being offered. I first had reservations when I started, but I'm now in my 4th year and I feel that I made a great choice.
Almost all the faculty are part-time so they do not have much time to spend with students after class to discuss issues with syllabus and assignments, etc. Also, only a handful of the faculty are really proficient at teaching, the rest just waste time bumbling through the syllabus. If you are lucky to be taught by those few great faculty, you will learn a lot; if not then you will be frustrated.