University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,148)
The University of Phoenix is a great college. I can say this because I have attended University of Phoenix for six years. I had the support of my academic advisor, financial advisor, professors, and the Alumni Association. I would highly recommend UOP.
I'm still actually going to this school, and it's a joke. I know myself and a few of my friends have been waiting months for or disbursements. They keep changing the reasoning to way we are still waiting. Honestly I rather know the truth then be given the run around. We have all talk to other collages and students and they all tell us that the University of Phoenix is bad news, That it's about numbers not the students well being.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I returned to school after a 20 year break in my education. As a husband, father of four, police officer, and high school football coach, time is one of my biggest assets. The University of Phoenix allowed me to obtain a quality degree around my schedule. The curriculum was significant to my profession. Course materials were even available through the school app, making the opportunity to study or participate, as simple as opening your smartphone. The instruction was provided by leaders in the criminal justice community, who were able to not only instruct the class, but provide first hand, real world experience, that was relevant to the subject matter. My only regret was that I waited so long to make the decision to go back to school because I thought I wouldn't have time. The experience was so positive that I plan to continue my education and obtain my Master's Degree.
The University of Phoenix is the perfect school for those who don't plan to have the traditional college experience. Life happens to some of us before we are able to finish the degree and that is where the University of Phoenix comes into play. Defiantly a great choice that I am happy about.
The University of Phoenix programs was designed for students who are also working. After I got my AA through UoP, I was promoted to Team Lead at my company and eventually to Production Supervisor. Both positions required many hours of work, sometimes over sixty hours per week. The flexibility of the program allowed me to return to school and graduate with my B.S. in communications and technology and now I am working towards my MBA. The online program is definitely the way to go for anybody who wants to get their degree while working full time, and still have time to spend with their family.
The University of Phoenix is not a good college to attend. The instructors are not supportive of students. They intentionally fail student. Have you have any issue with your classes, they will not resolve it, but they just want you to repeat the classes and take you money. Please do not go to this university. It is a disaster.
I believe the University of Phoenix is a great school. It offers flexible scheduling for us students that work while attending school. The interactive online classroom allows me to stay accountable to my class assignments. Team assignments allow me to learn to communicate and work with others . The program also incorporates two field experiences that will give me hands on learning opportunities to explore my field of study.
When I decided to obtain my Bachelors degree from the University of Phoenix, I was excited and nervous. However when I met with the campus student advisor he was friendly and patient while I asked a ton of questions. That was the last time I was pleased with my experience, as shortly thereafter he was no longer with the school, and I was not informed ahead of time. During my four years of attendance, the academic and financial advisor turnover was substantial and we were never informed about the change ahead of time. There were some very talented instructors unfortunately they were outnumbered by those who were just teaching as a second source of income. I cannot say that I am regretful for signing up, as I did accomplish my goal of graduating with my degree. I just wish the university was more organized and communicated more.
I had an extremely positive experience with UoP. Provided me the basics I needed for a business degree, guided me in the development of a business plan that started a new business, and provided the analytical and executive decision making that I needed to propel my career. Ten years later, I am an executive in a Fortune 25 company running a $3 billion dollar business. Like any school, you get out of it what you put into it.
I can only give top marks to UoP. I could not finish my Bachelor's at the traditional University I was previously attended, due to job and family commitment, and this was a wonderful experience. If you are not a self-motivated, self-disciplined self-starter, keep on going because UoP is not for you. The program is very intense, more so than traditional university, and if you are not dedicated, you will not make it. I did, and was very proud to walk in 2013!