University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,042)
The classes are okay the prices are outrages. Don't go to this school much better off finding a local school that offers online classes! I couldn't pay an outstanding balances in full so they said I could set up a payment plan and change the date of the payment and they didn't honor that and I was instantly sent to collections. Don't waste your money!!!
Like any Online University, even the ones associated with a big name brick and mortar one, you only get out of it what you put in. If you apply yourself and work with your classmates you will learn and grow. The faculty are experienced in the real world and come from all sectors of private industry. Personally, I enjoyed my experience with UoP and I believe it helped me do my job better and grow professionally. It appears that most that are dissatisfied dropped out, which is unfortunate. At the time I attended there were very few online programs and that was the only way to go to school and still work full time. I did get my Bachelor's at a traditional University, and my experience was just as challenging at UoP.
These people are so incredibly full of it....... They cost twice as much as any other school and they lie about everything. I "graduated" back in June, its now mid October and i still have nothing to show for it..... I found out after my "last class" that I then had to take all these additional proficiency courses which I was never informed of until the end. Then they had the nerve to charge $50 for my diploma which will take another 50 days to get to me..... what?!!! They didn't already make $42,000 from me in tuition? Carrot and a stick if you ask me, they are just trying to figure out how much more money they can suck from me.
I graduated in 2015 with a bachelor's in science:nursing. My experience was great. I attended both on campus and online. We were a fast paced program. 18 months to complete. I didn't apply for financial aid therefore i cannot comment on this portion. I found the instructors to be highly qualified and helpful. Many were either MDs' or PhD. For working nurses i don't know of a more convenient method. Unless you live right next to a college.
I really enjoyed the curriculum and feel that I learned a lot. The problem I had was that I signed up to go to class on campus. Halfway through my program I was told that I would have to attend the rest of my program online. I was really upset that I was being forced to finish my program online and the cost was more than the classroom setting, not to mention the additional work load. I was dissatisfied with Phoenix and I would not go back or recommend them to anyone!
I finished my BSBM and MBA with UoP. Not at any time did I have any administrative difficulties. I did have a couple of run-ins with dead beat team members. My only complaint is that when I identified these nae-do-wells the instructors were not as helpful as they could have been. In the BSBM program I was in the "ground school" so dead beats were not that much of a problem. I read comments from those who are complaining and I find most just a bunch of cream puffs that complain about everything. UoP is a regionally accredited school and meet the same requirements of other big name schools. My advice, stop complaining.
I have had a good experience up until now. I decided to leave the school back in May to go to a local community school. I was told I could not leave unless I wanted to pay for my upcoming classes. They take your financial aid and block it off into four classes and you have to take those four or you have to pay if you leave. I took a leave of absence and I am now finishing my last class. I have been told that I have to pay to finish this class because some of my money is gone since I took a leave of absence. I filled my forms out so this would not happen. When I told my financial adviser I needed her supervisor things changed. Some of my money has re-appeared, but I am still having too pay. I want my money back and I do not feel that I should pay for a class I am not taking. I have been emailing my academic advisor and can not get him to respond to me. I keep getting you need to contact this person or this person and those people are ALL out of the office. What good is that. At first I would have recommended this school but now I would not. Save your money and go somewhere else.
I am only about a year into my program, but I have nothing negative to say about UoP. I have wasted so much time and money going back to school only to drop my classes, usually due to my hectic work schedule. Honestly, if you work hard and utilize all of the resources that UoP provides, there is no way to fail. They provide so much support, while still holding you accountable to do the work. You're not "buying" a degree. My instructors are very attentive and answer all questions thoroughly and politely. My academic advisor checks in with me to make sure I'm still on track, in case I need a break. I'm overall very happy. I have not yet experienced how quickly my degree will get me a job, but so far I think it's worth it.
I am about to graduate from UOP, and I have nothing but good things to say about my experience. I find it troubling that many reviews state that they did not get any help from their instructors. We have to first understand that the instructors of online classes also have other careers that they have to put their effort into, and they still find the time to help each student when they are needed. As for me every instructor throughout my two years at UOP was great. They replied to any problem that I may have been having, and I even had one call me to tell me how to solve a problem that I was having. The adviser do change, but each one that I had was prompt on keeping in contact with me or sending me emails to ask how I am doing or do I have any questions.If anyone feels as if they did not get the same results I did, the problem may not be the school, it may be you. I would recommend UOP to anyone who wants to further their education, but I must warn you, you must apply yourself to get the results you want, and if you think this is a place to gain a easy degree, WELL UOP IS NOT FOR YOU
I am a business person that came to the conclusion if I want to advance I needed a degree. From the moment I started looking i knew all I could do was online, classroom wasn't in my schedule with family and work. I have had nothing but an excellent experience from the admin to the professor. Ask detailed questions, do the work and you are golden. Its when you expect an A to be handed to you do I see unhappy individuals. Some of these kids and I use the work kids don't realize how much you are actually required to do. Its very similar to the working field you have goals and targets to hit and you need to communicate and actually do your job to get paid. Too many young people don't know what actual work is. Phoenix has been nothing but an excellent experience. Will I like all my Professor may not but does everyone had to like you or you like them in life no. Its call life, and its preparing you for the working environment.