University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,133)
Obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration at the University of Phoenix has been a great opportunity for me. I am a true believer that when you want something bad enough, you can achieve it. When obstacles stand in your way, you can achieve it. I say that to say this..No matter what learning disadvantages you might face, you can achieve it, when you believe in yourself. I am a Phoenix!
University of Phoenix's online programs are extremely rigorous and require a great amount of time management. Almost every day, I would need to complete some kind of assignment. My academic advisor was fantastic! He called at the beginning and end of each class just to make sure everything was going well. He was also available for me to call if issues happened to arise. He made me feel comfortable enough to speak my mind when I had an issue with a classmate and offered excellent advice on how to resolve the issue. I will say I went through 4 financial advisors in the less than 2 years I attended. It got a bit messy when I was almost finished with my degree and then I realized that none of them spoke to each other and they attempted to get me to pay over $1000 out of pocket, when in reality they owed me. It got resolved but it was a great amount of unnecessary stress as I was about to finish my degree. Overall, I would recommend this program to someone looking for a challenge and a well-rounded education.
My alumni provided me with the best ethical and behavioral learning models that I applied to my current career. This learning model had many challenges, but what is a challenge without a reward.I would love too continue my graduate program thus I know will open up greater career choices and applied knowledge for success.
University of Phoenix is an institution that I am forever grateful towards. As a military spouse, I am constantly moving or undergoing stresfful periods of my life due to my husbands service to this country. University of Phoenix made it possible for me to still work towards a Bachelors degree while working two jobs, being married, moving across the country from Washington State to New York, being pregnant and taking care of my baby while my husband was gone for the first six months. All of these circumstances would have made it impossible for me to physically attend a University, but University of Phoenix allowed me to take breaks when needed and was flexible in working with my schedule. I have now graduated from University of Phoenix with my Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and am currently enrolling in my first year of graduate school in the Masters of Arts program for Marriage and Family Therapy. University of Phoenix gave me the tools to pursue a higher education while implementing time management skills, academic integrity and perserverence. I am forever thankful.
I really enjoyed the University of Phoenix, I attended once a week for 3 hours in the evening and had in class time with an instructor and then a week to work on assignments. This schedule worked well as I was a full time RN and going to school. I was able to finish in two years. I am enjoying my graduate degree at Western Governors University as it lets me move as quickly as I want through the program. I love their student mentoring program. I am assigned a student mentor who will stay with me and help me until I graduate with courses and whatever other needs I have. I am excited for this adventure in graduate school.
I found the University of Phoenix to be extremely beneficial for the advancement of my degree. I am a single working mother, so attending college on campus is impossible for me. I was able to work on my own time, completing assignments when I had free time. I had excellent advisers that were able to help me achieve my educational goals. I earned my Bachelors in English, graduating with a 3,81 GPA, and have began working on my Masters in Secondary Education. I have found the course information to be beneficial, and the instructors to be competent and able to assist students when necessary. I highly recommend University of Phoenix to any working parent, or those with a busy schedule.
The University of Phoenix is the perfect solution for the non-traditional who wants to go back to school but has other commitments in life. The flexibility of the program, course choices, scheduling, etc. made it possible for me to work full-time, raise a family, take care of ailing, aging parents, and earn a degree. The learning teams gave me an opportunity to make lifelong friends while learning the importance of collaboration and diversity. Because all of the instructors also work in the field they teach, learnings from every class could be immediately put into effect in my career. I owe my most recent job promotion and pay raise to my University of Phoenix degree and I cannot wait to see what I can achieve once I complete my Graduate degree.
I read a lot of bad reviews. My honest opinion is that the school helpled me with my goal of deceive my bachelors. I was a busy mother and i feel online courses helped me i could get on when i wanted n submit work. We had to work n teams and it was something new to me, but over all worked out great. I even took rime off a few times during my two yrs of school. If your ready for a degree and ready to be dedicated then i would recommend coming here i loved online.
I think UOP is okay. I've been a student with them for a long time. As a kid, there were the only adult alternative school I heard of and when I failed to take the SAT, they were the first to accept me. Collegiate programs are already exclusive settings. One really can not acquire too many occasions of "A Life Interrupted" or else...that's the door. I believe most rankings are really based on the initial experience one has with an organization or person(s). I've had counselors I've liked and then severely disliked, as well as professors. Now, I just figure that's life. I finally graduated with a degree after a long hard eight years and now I'm going to pursue a Master's from them. My advice for anyone looking to further their education with special circumstances would be to call around and ask questions from learning institutions you feel will best fit your needs. Be specific in what you are looking for or with what will benefit you the most. Ask specific questions such as, "What would be my overall study time for each week in regards to the program I want to enroll in or is it possible to have two full time jobs and still be successful in the program?" In some cases, the answer may be vague or unsatisfactory, so then I would suggest asking someone different and if still unsatisfied; applying to an institution that you feel meet your personal needs. College is expensive no matter where one applies. All schools hope to enroll students that will grant a favorable reflection, so be focused. Don't be hesitant to ask questions that may affect your ability to remain in good standing with any university and try to plan ahead if at all possible to avoid any additional fees or financial hardship. The programs with UOP normally starts off rather light and then progressively becomes challenging. I hope this helps :)
My instructors did not give me help where I needed it, some even did the work and just had us submit it. They did not teach how to utilize the resources they provided or how to access them. I had a new adviser every couple of months and in my last year the school messed up my Fafsa and put me on an LOA repeatedly, did not tell me they couldn't process my funds while they had me on this LOA and made my last class take me a year to complete.