University of Phoenix Reviews
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I am a Registered Nurse with Bachelors degree in Nursing. I did enroll and matriculated in University of Phoenix to earn a MSN degree in Nursing Education. The process of enrollment is seamless and federal financial aid is difficult due to a very low 14% student academic success rate in the University of Phoenix (fafsa.gov, 2016). The enrollment advisor, financial advisor, and academic advisor are well-trained to draw interested student into a hole that the student would turn his lifetime decision to pursue education to a worst day ever. My assumption from my experience and educated calculation(Please email me for more information) High volume of enrollees and low student academic success rate without the OFFICIAL FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN) are the mainframe to yield University income. I strongly suggest to any interested student to be very careful on this University.
I cannot begin to explain the atrocity that is University of Phoenix. Short and sweet, DO NOT ATTEND THIS "COLLEGE" it is a business, a business to steal your money and time. Just read the reviews on other sites and you will see a trend, these recent positive reviews are not at all true, because of the huge situation that is going on at the school right now. I am starving and out of money because of this place, they have delayed financial aid and claim it is a systems error yet, we (and I mean 95% of students) have gotten notice that our financial aid would be disbursed on a certain date and it is now so far past the date that people are homeless because of their lies! I have received financial aid three times since attending and each time I have had the worst experience. I received my undergrad at a California State University from 2008-2012 and never have I EVER had such a horrible and sketchy experience as I have with UOPx. I am on my very last class before I need to complete my student teaching and I cannot even get online to do my homework because I do not have internet due to the fact I budgeted in my refund to be able to open a new internet account. That is what the money is for right? School supplies? LOL. So now I am on the verge of failing my very last class because they are holding my refund with no absolute answer why. I turned in my paperwork months and months ago, and the portal tells me I have not....I call my financial advisor and someone else picks up because you never have ONE adviser at UOPx, you have 5 in a given year. So no one has an exact answer because they all have different students. Anyway, they tell me it is just a systems error and my refund will be in next week (august 5)...that was July 25th...Now we are being told everyone's process is different...ok well the CSU i attended had well over 50,000 students and they were still somehow able to get our refunds sent out on time as well as pay for the classes in a timely manner, while this school can't even get the paperwork right? The horror stories are real, the lies are real and this school is a joke. I wish I had done way more research before jumping in because I was so excited to better my future. Well they got what they wanted, a blind citizen who walked into a money hoarding pit and the higher ups get to sit on their piles of money they stole from us. DO NOT GO HERE YOU WILL REGRET IT.
I received my Bachelors from University of Phoenix and it was far better for overall value vs time/ money investment than the "brick and mortars" I attended beforehand,many of them private and public institutions. I've always been a working student. Most of us have to work and frankly the facts are most cant afford college financially at all anymore but ALSO because the new American society and economy. At first I was extremely skeptical of U of P. Older institutions are horribly out of date in their courses and approach.Chock full of over bloated tenored Professors who teach dead knowledge they serve no real use or preparation,and see this as a threat and don't like change.Fact is-if U of P was so bad why has everyone stole their business model? Why do major companies seek to setup pipelines w/them for grads? It's the new model for education. I found my experience great. It was hard,and you must push yourself day in and out but as with anything you must take personal responsibility and accountability and move forward. Never stop,plan,execute,and achieve. Those who want a real "degree mill" can go to animal house university w/the rest of the masses and get some bs degree while drunk on their parents dime. Those of us who work hard to get ahead and support ourselves and families,arent afraid ofhard work. Oddly enough members of my family who attended ivy league schools feel this combination of tech and work style and real time blend mixed with the both online/ on site classes is a perfect style to teach and prepare students for the new market. Wake up,think for yourself. Your just seeing a PR smear campaign to steal market share. It's a very good building block because of the curriculum but also the approach and balance you must dedicate to make it. Lastly,the financial aid department was ALWAYS on their game. They called me if any issues and had answers and not just because it's me and the money. Regular advisors as well would touch base often. Your paying for it like any other service. They provided customer service above par. It's sad something revolutionary must be seen negatively before many start saying,finally a real solution to a real problem. I've since gone on to three promotions and 2 new jobs. I currently oversee multiple large projects and finance and have oversight of roughly 300-500 employees daily.
I have really enjoy all 5 of my years at the University of Phoenix. Of course over 5 years a lot of life situations have taken place. I got married, I've been so injured where I couldn't do my work and I've been laid off of work. The school's wonderful staff more than accommodated me in every way possible to make sure that I was comfortable and able to perform at a high level. Every single member of the staff that I have ever spoken to have been super nice and helpful. Since getting my degree in Psychology I was able to get a job in my field of study right away and the knowledge that I learned in my classes I use daily with my clients.
I love attending University of Phoenix! The ease of online education and 24/7 hours of constant support and help! Most universities cannot compare to offer the same services. All the staff is very helpful and eager to assist you in achieving all of your educational goals and dreams!
I'm an online student at UoP. I'm am nearly finished and worked hard to get to this point. Going to school online takes discipline and drive. If you succeed with online education you can succeed anywhere. My learning experience was meaningful and valuable. If I needed extra help they had the support. If you are a driven person who desires change and growth then you will succeed. However, if you lack drive and consistency, then maybe another alternative for a higher education may be necessary. I loved my experience here. I feel that the school valued me and my education and they want me to succeed.
The university of Phoenix was tough at times did not receive a lot of interaction or explanation with the facilitator. However I found a way to finish many of the classes were interesting. I believe that you learn much more on your own because you are basically on your own the curriculum was fast passed this was real so if your a self starter, motivated and not a quitter try it out. The courses are expensive at the doctoral level your best bet is to study hard if you want to graduate. At the moment I do not hold the position I should hold with my DM degree but I hope I can move up at the company were I work or seek another company that will honor my degree.
The college that I attend is University of Phoenix. I would say that this college is a great college, and I am not saying these words because I just graduated with my Associates Degree in Heath Administration/Medical Records. I would say "YOU" are what determines how far and how determined you are in reaching you goal. We all have busy lives with families, our jobs, and everyday personal lives. When I started at University of Phoenix I was so determined that I was going to finish, and achieve my goal and go beyond. The staff at University of Phoenix help with that. The staff reached out to see how things were going and was everything okay with the class. The staff would ask if there is anything they could help me with or if there were any problems. I like that, I want a college that cares about me and cares what I think and the overall process. The fact that the staff reaches out to check on me is fantastic! Upon graduation, I had a 3.96 GPA, at first I was disappointed due to the fact I didn't get an A in my College Math class, I received a B+, which would have left with a 4.0 GPA. To me that was disappointing because I had gotten A's in all of my classes. I would say I had a nervous break down in that class. I reach out to Jason Ong, my Academic Counselor, I was crying couldn't breathe, I was telling him that I couldn't get the hang of the math class. The fact that he calm me down, and told me to take a day or two to think about and reflect on the huge accomplishments that I had already achieved. He was really a big help to me. He told me that I needed to pass the class with a C, he told me "Sonya you got this, you can do it". I was able to pass the class and my GPA was awesome! That fact that I can just pick up the phone and call is very important. The online process was fun, relaxing, you get to do the work at your own pace. It's up to "YOU" to set your own schedule, time management, goals and follow them through. I love the experience on sitting back at home or wherever, in my work clothes, pajamas, outside, on my home computer, laptop, tablet, phone, anywhere and just learn. There is no excuse on getting you work done, as long as you have the access and the capability of following it through. I feel like I have gain a lot of new friends along the way, and I continue to meet even more. I am attending my Bachelor degree with University of Phoenix this month, and I am so excited. My advice to anyone who is seeking a college to attend University of Phoenix. If not online, try the campus if there is one close to you. They really do care about you and your success. I tell my myself when things get overwhelming in class "Never give up! GO FOR IT"! These words have helped me through it all. So go for it and never give up!
I opened a charter middle school after earning my MBA. I felt University of Phoenix provided a meaningful, quality education. You get what you put into it; in other words if you apply yourself and finish your degree while putting in 110 percent, you should get a return on your educational investment for life!
When I became a single parent of two young daughters, I attempted to complete my bachelor's degree on many occasions but was unsuccessful. My school schedule was not collaborating with my work and parenting responsibilities. Motivation and determination to find another way, led me to discovering the University of Phoenix. After speaking with an enrollment counselor, I was very satisfied with the online method of classes. The only concern I had was the cost for my program and how I was going to afford it. University of Phoenix assigns a financial counselor to each student along with an academic counselor. These counselors were with me for the entire program and I was able to focus on every course. UOP gave me the opportunity to complete my BS in Health Administration because of their method of teaching class online. I was able to work a full-time job and a second job part-time, and attend my daughter's school functions and games. The convenience of online courses was an option I could not resist. I graduated in 2008 and my career took off. I am currently back in school for a dual Master's degree in Health Administration Management/Business Management with a concentration in Information Technology. University of Phoenix is an innovative way of learning but I just wish the tuition was a little more affordable.