University of Phoenix Reviews
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I received my Master's in MIS from UoP and undergrad from CSU. I have nothing but positive things to say about UoP. They weed out the students that are lazy and will eventually fail the program. You have to be disciplined towards your studies. Before, I had made my mind to attend UoP I had checked out other schools and they all wanted me to take bachelor level or prerequisite courses before I could take my master level courses. At UoP I did not have to go through the hassle and allowed me to take the courses needed to get my Master's degree without having to take a bunch of prerequisite courses.
I have mixed emotions about UOP. On one hand, I do feel challenged by the curriculum and I have learned a lot but on the other hand, I feel insulted that I must deal with fellow students who write at elementary level. I mean no commas, no periods, no capitalization, nada!!! You're subjected to read paragraph size sentences!!! These students also fail to link their discussion responses to the actual discussion question. Their team assignment portion content sometimes make no sense whatsoever. I see this very often and I get really ticked off that I have to be in the classroom with these "bimbos"!!! When I ask my academic advisor how these people can be in a Bachelor program and not know simple elementary grammar, I'm told that the instructors are working behind the scenes with them. Nonsense!!! I told my academic advisor that these people are slipping through the cracks of the degree programs because the university doesn't give pre-entry exams (GED only requirement ) and because the parent company of UOP (Apollo Group) is a publicly traded company that cares more about their stock price than the quality of students they allow entrance to and continue to sustain. Frankly, I feel that I'm in the "Twilight Zone " when I work with these students. When I complete my Bachelor program next year, I will say goodbye to UOP and seek my graduate degrees somewhere else.
When I enrolled to UoP, it was because there was a campus down the street from where I was living at the time. My thoughts were that since there was a campus I could attend that I was able to do classes at the campus. I'm not positive, but I don't think that UoP offers anything in the IT field except online. Online classes have higher tuition than classes on campus. I am not really sure how to give UoP a review on the class work. I have been programming since about 2004, and know a few different languages. For me, the programming classes I took were, quite frankly, for the absolute beginner. This particular program only offers two programming classes, Java and C++. Where I'm living now, and comparing the prerequisites to a community college, UoP fails. The community college requires C/C++, Java 1 & 2, C# 1 & 2 to obtain an Associates degree. UoP requires Java 1, C/C++, Web Design 1 & 2. For me, Web Design, which is actually HTML and CSS, is not programming as neither provide any functionality to web sites, just a graphic view. I honestly had thought about dropping UoP and attending the community college, but almost none of my credits would transfer from UoP. I'm very worried that I may have wasted my money with UoP.
University of Phoenix is a joke. The tuition is higher than any other college. The degree does not transfer to any other college. They are not accredited or that is what I have been told by other colleges. The instructors are mediocre at best. The classes are a joke. They usually do not apply to your degree. The financial advisors are a call center and do not have experience with the college or any financial institution. Class advisors are also a call center with no advisor experience. The learning teams are only a requirement to satisfy a lab requirement with the college and have no benefit. The papers and assignments are ridiculous and have no benefit to the degrees. I am in my fourth year 40,000 in the hole with financial aid paying over half. I will not be able to do anything with my degree because no one recognizes their degrees. Its a waist of money.
I needed my transcripts because I am joining the Navy, when you have a certain amount of credits you rank up. They refuse to give my transcripts because I am dropping all future classes. I can't attend future classes because I'm going to be in the middle of the ocean! I tried explaining and all the advisor could say was pretty much "oh well". Not to mention the class teaching is mediocre. I wouldn't recommend this school to any body.
There are several things to consider when taking online classes. Can you afford it and are you really ready to earn your degree alone!!! My math and anatomy classes were probably my toughest classes to complete. Imagine teaching yourself anatomy 1 and 2 with no one to really sit down with and talk it through. When I called my counselor for help with both my classes I was told to continue to reach out to my instructors. My instructors told me to "just read" I am struggling now with figuring out how to move forward with my degree. I contacted my counselor for help with internships or advice she suggested google. I am very proud that I am 6 weeks away from graduating my I dont walk away with confidence not really how you want to feel after spending $45g on school
Good program for nursing
Some of the faculty in my program were amazing educators. All had real-world experience and were very professional in how they conducted their classes. The program is fast-paced and hard work, but I always knew up front exactly what was required to succeed in every class. I have no regrets about choosing University of Phoenix.
I did my research going into this college and the online reviews are horrible. Everyone who writes a review of University of Phoenix, they do not write flattering reviews for this college. With that said, I thought it was just a bunch of bitter students that could not make the best of his or her experiences. After all, everything is what you make it. I am in my fourth year of UoP and I hate it. I have been informed on a numerous occasions this school is not accredited. It just that simple. By the time you spend 60k and lose countless hours doing papers, powerpoint projects, and turning down social events; it's not going to matter unless you know someone who may know someone. Everyone has gone through the conversation that maybe if he or she had gone to another school, he or she may get another job but the blatant lies that are told by this university should be illegal. I am not sure if I do have a legal leg to stand on but I would do anything for this school to take responsibility for the lives that has been destroyed and the loans that are taken out. It's not just about the student loans. It is about a young woman living in the 'hood who worked like hell to work on her dreams. I just wanted an opportunity to make a decent wage and survive for my future children. Now I feel as though I am going to work as a bank teller for the rest of my life and that is bone crushing.
I've been attending online classes with University of Phoenix for a little over a year now and overall I'm satisfied. There have been a few kick ups along the way though. When I was first enrolling my admissions councilor was very helpful and thorough. I later found out, however, that I had been enrolled in the wrong degree program (Business Administration instead of Business Finance). When I found this out I was told in order to change my degree program I might have to take the placement tests again because I had taken them over five years prior. This was very upsetting to me as it was not my fault I was enrolled in the wrong program and I might have to take the placement test all over again for someone else's error. I had to talk to several people, since you never call and get your own counselor, which was also very upsetting. I found out that they took care of it and I didn't have to re-test which I'm thankful for but it shouldn't have even came up in the first place if everyone had done their job correctly. Like I mentioned before, you are assigned a counselor who is in their Phoenix offices (I've had three different people already) and when you call to speak with them, 95% of the time you don't actually talk to your assigned counselor. I have to say, though, everyone I've talked to at the counseling office has been very helpful and knowledgeable.