University of Phoenix Reviews
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I feel that to many people emphasize on the inability to attain a brick and mortar feel from the university of phoenix. In my opinion learning should be in the hands of the learner and not placed as a burden on the instructor. I had a great experience while attaining my bachelor degree from the University of Phoenix and would recommend attending this college to anyone. Secondly I would like to address the fact that people say this degree will not help you get a job and is worthless. To be honest, if you expect to work at a fast food restaurant or a field unrelated to your degree plan then yes it will be very hard for you to get a job fresh out of college with limited experience. In my opinion, regardless of what college you go to it is important to work in a related field while receiving an education. I am happy to say that while attending the University of Phoenix I grew my career in technical support to the maximum capacity landing me a position in my company's QA department helping with beta development (no degree). After graduation it took around six months to attain a position as a software engineer that I am happy to say boosted my income from 45,000/yr at my old job to 80,000/yr at my new job (degree). So my advice is to not put the burden of finding a new job on your degree regardless of what college you go to. Instead focus on growing yourself and having your degree as a ticket to more opportunity. Lastly, to everyone who's misguided information produces a hatred toward University of Phoenix my opinion is to obtain an education in your own way and stop bad mouthing others who are doing the same. And for everyone out there who is at UOP and wondering if they will be able to get a job with their degree, YES you can. The software company where I work has several engineers with a degree from UOP and are getting paid the same as others from top name universities.
I'm still actually going to this school, and it's a joke. I know myself and a few of my friends have been waiting months for or disbursements. They keep changing the reasoning to way we are still waiting. Honestly I rather know the truth then be given the run around. We have all talk to other collages and students and they all tell us that the University of Phoenix is bad news, That it's about numbers not the students well being.
The University of Phoenix is not a good college to attend. The instructors are not supportive of students. They intentionally fail student. Have you have any issue with your classes, they will not resolve it, but they just want you to repeat the classes and take you money. Please do not go to this university. It is a disaster.
I had an extremely positive experience with UoP. Provided me the basics I needed for a business degree, guided me in the development of a business plan that started a new business, and provided the analytical and executive decision making that I needed to propel my career. Ten years later, I am an executive in a Fortune 25 company running a $3 billion dollar business. Like any school, you get out of it what you put into it.
I can only give top marks to UoP. I could not finish my Bachelor's at the traditional University I was previously attended, due to job and family commitment, and this was a wonderful experience. If you are not a self-motivated, self-disciplined self-starter, keep on going because UoP is not for you. The program is very intense, more so than traditional university, and if you are not dedicated, you will not make it. I did, and was very proud to walk in 2013!
Don't ever take a class from the University of Phoenix. What a waste of time and money. They promised support, both with tutors and online lectures and tutorials. They had none of that. Navigating the site was a nightmare. If I could go back, I would never have even considered them. What a waste. They didn't tell me I could buy my own book, so I was charged even more for that when i could have gotten it online for 20 bucks. A lack of information and communication. I didn't pay $1000 to have a professor to grade me on how well I read a book.
By attending UoP, I was able to work full-time and attain my degree. I had a very good experience and had no issues with getting feedback or clarification on anything that I did not understand from any of my instructors. If you are dedicated and a self-starter, you should have no problems with your courses. I walked across the stage in July of 2008 and it was a great day for me. I was happy to be able to attend school and work full-time because I am a single parent.
This school has gone down. Staff changes every three months. They misinform you of information that you need. WHAT HAPPEN? ON the focus of success. YOU ARE NOT IMPORTANT just a number!!!!! I am disappointed in this School, To deal with this kind of staff that passes you along and not focus on your future is hurtful.
The college does not help you to learn and does not help when you have a problem with in instructor or school dispute, which they should offer you since you are taking out a loan. plus the school said I would only need 12,000 loan to complete this program but was putting me further in debt with more
No problems at all attending the University of Phoenix while in the military. Really helped my career a lot. No problems at all attending the University of Phoenix while in the military. Really helped my career a lot. No problems at all attending the University of Phoenix while in the military. Really helped my career a lot.