University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,035)
I found this a very good program for working professionals. At this time I pursued my doctoral ambitions, there were very few doctoral programs available that would allow me to work and attend school. Unlike some online doctoral programs, UoPhx still has us complete a research dissertation with full academic rigor. While this may seem like a pain, you want to have this experience. The cost was a little high, but you pay for the flexibility of attending school when you want instead of set class times. Whether you commit to a full time residence doctoral program or an online doctoral program depends greatly on the purpose of your pursuit. In my case, I wanted to supplement my knowledge within my current professional field and not change fields entirely. I feel this program, and my attendance to this program, has enriched my career and my life. For those debating between a traditional program and an online program, please know that University pedigree only goes so far. Employers are more concerned with the results of the education rather than where it was obtained. In the words of William Lowe Bryan (1860-1955), “Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.” The ownership of knowledge development is on the individual, not the institution.
The University of Phoenix provides a comprehensive program for business professionals. Having the ability to take classes online instead of a classroom allows me the flexibility to focus on my schooling when it is convenient for me. The coursework for my MBA program relates directly not only to my current job requirements but also to all future work that I may encounter.
If the college did not have support from financial aids, the student loan program and federal funding they would not survive. Advisors who lie or do not do their job, and then blame the students. I have filed a formal complain with the State of Arizona. Poor choice of classes available in the on-line program. More variety in community colleges.
I was very satisfied with the online program. It was vigourous and challenging. I did notice that some students enrolled were not used to the online model.,as a result they struggled. Quite a few dropped out because of it. I believe you need to be honest with yourself.What type of learner are you? Do you need the attention of an in- class instructor? If you are not self-directed.This is not the program for you. Additionally before obtaining my degree, I was stuck professionally.However, after my degree I have made advancement and increased my salary by 40%. The key is to already have work exeprience. A person without work experience iwill not would benefit as much. That's just my opinion. UOP changed my life for the better.And I am glad I went.
I have had good and bad times. Overall I feel like I made a good choice. I was able to go even when events in my life would have prevented otherwise. Most of the staff cares. The Bad My complaints are slow financial aide, switching advisors so much, learning teams, book availability on mobile devices, and the two teachers I had problems with, and cost. The Good Speedy response from all staff, unique learning environment, flexible schedule. Not having to be in a classroom at a particular time, but on your schedule, was very helpful for what I needed. They have worked with me even when my epileptic daughter has had seizures. When I was hospitalized three times in my pregnancy with my second child they made putting things on hold easy and stress free. After my car accident they have been understanding and patient. My advisor, that I had the longest, always encouraged me to continue. He had sound advice and I really felt like I could achieve my goals, because of our conversations. I have more confidence in myself and look forward to using my degree. In my mind, it's worth it, if it fits your lifestyle.
Great College but very expensive. I guess because of the technology used in the learning system the cost of attendance consequently had to be high. I am glad I attended and enjoyed my tenure as a student. I would still want to attend the school if only I can pay myself the tuition which is part of my plan.
I do not understand why the reviews on here are so bad. I have VAST experience with college as I have transfered between Comm Colleges and Universities. I live in CT, a TOP state for Education and I must say that I was challenged by my classes. I majored in English, which many people laugh about, and am going for a Masters with them as well. My FinAid and Academic Advisor were wonderful, i was always informed of my account, status and anything I need. I was always contacted prior to a class to make sure I had all materials needed and if I had too many absences both my advisors contacted me to let me know i needed to post. All the comments I see about how expensive it is to go to UoP just further my skepticism in these people even knowing the college system in the US. Unless you only want an AA or AS degree you will be paying until you DIE for student loans. That is the name of the education game here in the US. As for failing a course and getting your money back, that would not happen anywhere, not UoP or any other school. I recommend UoP to anyone who needs the flexibility of distance learning.
Interesting comments from everyone. Here is my take. The degree is "fine" -- but it is what you make out of it. Reading everything about UOP is concerning -- but I worked 4 years and 4 months on the degree and I do have a diploma. My company recognizes the college and, fortunately, most of my contacts also recognize the college. I do understand those that have not had success with the degree -- but I, personally, have not had a problem with the degree.
This school is nothing but a big money scam! I went and received my associates degree for IT and when I recieved my degree, I can honestly say I have more knowledge in biology and religions of the world. I too me through my entire program maybe 5 courses of IT and still did not get any knowledge of it. When it came time for me to ask a question to the "teacher", I most of the time never got responses back. If I needed a tutor for anything they had one assigned to me over the phone and it was always someone that could barely speak proper English! Or if I wanted to meet someone in person, I was supposed to drive 2 hours on my own expense rather than go to a local UOP campus. What crap is that?! I never got the assistance needed! UOP also told me once I graduated they would help me find a job in my area and that was more of a joke! They sent me a website that was similar to monster.com! Now what the hell is that?! Now come time to pay the loans back.....I was not able to make my payments because I was and "still" stuck at the same dead end job and I don't make squat for money so my loans were sent to debt collectors, ok...I get that...I made payment arrangements and continued to make payments and they assured me that if I make my payments that my income taxes would not be intercepted! Yeah right...I counted on their word in hopes I would be able to pay my property taxes and now I can't because they went back on every word they said. UOP has been nothing but he'll for me, I am embarrassed to even say I went to school there. I am more proud and confident saying I never continued on with school rather than me saying I went there! This school is a big joke! Online schooling, NOT WORTH IT! Go to a local tech school, you will never regret, not to mention WAY the hell cheaper! Just for my bogus associates degree that didn't benefit me for anything, I owe a total as of now $45,500,( they lie, to add money on too for no reason) they like to tack money on....and still at my dead end job. I encourage you all to seriously consider tech school, an on campus school. Piss on UOP, I know of many who did this in my area and unfortunately we are going through the same thing. Please make a good choice and do not choose UOP.
Terrible experience - From enrolling to coursework to billing to disputing issues. The entire endeavor of going to school at University of Phoenix has been a nightmare. This school seems to care only about getting as much money from you as possible before you get frustrated and move on. They have a notoriety for preying on Veterans and taking advantage of their government benefits and they show little to no interest in helping individuals actually succeed in higher learning. The coursework is laughable, their processes for enrolling and selecting courses is sketchy at best, and the simple fact that none of their credits will actually be acknowledged or accepted by ANY OTHER UNIVERSITY should've been a huge red flag. All told I wasted a world of time and money attempting to attend this "university"