University of Phoenix Reviews
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The University is very unorganized. The members of the graduation team rotate very frequently and there is no real support from them. There is no consistency among professors and the amount of work required for classes and no way to choose your instructor. The only thing I liked was the 5 week format, but the University itself leaves a lot to be desired.
University of Phoenix is expensive if you are out-of-state, and a little on the expensive side for in-state tuition. Be mindful of that. In addition, if you take online classes like me, they aren't the same as in class courses. It's work at your own pace, but there are deadlines, mandatory assignments, team projects, and projects that have to be done as part of their accredited coursework to get your degree. Also, it's not really mentioned in depth, but online courses are best suited for people already working or volunteering in that field as a means to gain experience for a promotion or a new job. If you aren't working or volunteering, or aren't able to, then it might be best to reconsider online courses and just go to school. You will not be fully prepared for an actual job. They cost the same as in-class, and you don't get the same hands-on experience. Also, make sure you are set up for an internship! University of Phoenix has few resources for job placement or career coaching!
After reading the complaint reviews I have to defend the University. Don't get me wrong I had my struggles but if it weren't for the education I received at UOP I wouldn't be where I am. People have to take responsibility for their actions and be proactive in their education process. Many review I read about how the university didn't tell them "xyz" what ever happen to educating yourself and doing research instead of displacing the blame to UOP? I received both my bachelor and both masters degree and have been able to apply almost half of what I learned from every class which has made me very successful in my career but, I put endless hours of studying into my classes. I did have trouble with my clinical advisor when finishing my masters but I kept my academic advisor in the loop and was ACTIVE in my education path and did not rely on others to "make it happen" for me. As far as I am concerned besides the cost of the education I would and have recommended UOP to family amd friends and they have graduated UOP and went to other colleges and had no issues with transferring credits and we're glad they did attend UOP because it prepared them for issues such as how to properly write a graduate level paper. These people are now very successful in their careers on a global aspect.
I retired from the Navy and have been in my second career for 16 years. I am very trainable, well trained and educated. I have been with UoP for two and half years, with two classes remaining for my BS/Business Management degree. I have had nothing but great experiences since I started. I have been challenged in every class, it is far from being easy. To be honest I think there was more expected from me then a traditional college. The faculty is awesome. This is not a give me and you earn every credit you get. Go for it!
I never graduated from the "school." After attending classes, one of which did not cover anything it was supposed to, UOP failed to find me a student teaching position. To get this posted, I may end up putting in a false year because I did not finish. This is only a way for Apollo Group to make money, not a college at all. Truthfully, many of the teachers were good. But, I never got the credential I paid for and had no way to finish. There is no way UOP can have such a high rating. Stay away. Now, I am going on a campaign to get some of my money back. A waste of time? Maybe, but I will let as many people possible know. I wonder how the head of the company and stockholders sleep at night! I sure can't with dozens of calls from my lender. My credit is ruined and I have no job. Never, never go to University of Phoenix!
The text books are just redundant chapters explaining the same points. The Gamescape is probably the dumbest thing I have ever done. 8 substantive posts is hard to do with crap material. When I saw the UOPX famous alumni I was not impressed. I'm a vet and the UOPX changed my attendance 4 times and I was forced to take a LOA. UOPX told me I owe them over 400.00 and threatened to send that to collections. I'm trying to find a place to live so by putting that on my credit I'll be screwed. I called the VA debt management and they said I shouldn't owe UOPX anything. My academic advisor changed 4 times all with out notice and they never responded to my emails. My financial advisor was the rudest person I have ever dealt with. She, held my BAH for two months and my FASFA money so I didn't see that money for a while even after getting my COE and everything. My wounded warrior advocate had to step in and after she contacted the school my money magically appeared in my account. My VET friend is about to graduate from Ashworth we started at the same time and I was a year and a half away form graduating. Her experience with her school made me jealous. I dropped UOPX and will probably switch over to her school. If you do pick UOPX please make sure the accreditation is still active. I know 2 people that graduated from UOPX and their degree is not worth the paper it's printed on. I don't want someone to pay tons of money only to have their degree be worthless. I hope this information helps you. Also, definitely make sure the school you choose is accredited and employers will actually be impressed by the school you graduated from.
Go someplace else. The school has its conveniences, no doubt! The curriculum is so so, more analysis than fundamentals such as writing, user friendly and constructive math. This school does not make it easy to transfer to tier 1 schools. It is designed to keep you at Phoenix, while missing varies college benefits. The staff is very uninformed. They make it hard to graduate due to the communication issues between departments. A student working their butt off should at least get a phone call when they are out of attendance, as a result of "lack of communication".. They find ways to make extra money off of you. I was in the last week of class, all assignments complete...but I didnt post one word " check-in " that week (I posted all my assignments in one day) to be counted in attendance and was dropped. I was never informed of the check in..just posting twice a week, but at the time I had completed everything.. nothing to post! 1375.00 charged out of pocket ..(Financial aide didn't cover this) I had to retake the class. I was punished here. It was my daughters high school graduation week. Rude staff will talk over you. You have a mentor and graduation coach at the beginning they drop off after your third class. No stars here! I'm done.
Great University with a very rigorous Doctoral program. The University prepares its Doctoral Students to face any academic and research challenge. This University has helped me achieve my career goals in academics. The dissertation process is a bit long by makes sure that standards are met.
This is not an easy school. I thought it would be a piece of cake but you have to work and you have to work REALLY hard to EARN your degree. It is not given to you. Anyone looking to make "easy" A's - this is NOT for you. Anyone thinking that UOP is a "degree mill" - DO NOT apply. I have never worked so hard for anything as I did this degree but it is MOST DEFINITELY worth it.
I had an excellent experience as a student in the University of Phoenix. I learned, the teachers and advisors were very helpful and I was well prepare to continue my master in another college. I graduated from GCU and thanks to the work given in University of Phoenix, I graduated from my masters degree with a GPA of 3.49.