University of Phoenix Reviews
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This college has modules run by Toolwire. Nearly every class I have had to deal with runs Toolwire. Every time there is an issue. I spend more time capturing issues, chasing my advisors, and involving academic affairs than I do on the actual coursework. Toolwire modules are not loaded, are blocked, are antiquated or will break. IT has to provide you with work around links. It knows very little about Toolwire. Toolwire knows little about Toolwire and passes the buck to the University. Everyone reads a script. Few academic advisors actually work for you. They use outdated content from Cengage Learning. Cengage filed for bankruptcy and the material for IT classes is antiquated and behind 5-10yrs. I am an IT professional. Please trust me on this. IT support is useless. The cheeze it I am eating gives me a more intelligent response. You have to go back and forth with them at least 5 times with 3 different ticket numbers and involve your AA and Academic Affairs just to get a mildly intelligent response. It was good, but they are really bad now. I will not do another degree with them. They can't handle what they have now. They need to fix it. Oh yes and the new classrooms keep breaking and deleting posts.
The school at first was ok, then I found that financial aid was not doing what was necessary to get my account current. The instructors expect other students to help you when you have a problem. I have also had issues with the IT department with certain programs that are needed to complete the class. I have had issues with just about everyone I have had contact with. One class I took was ethics they teach about doing the right thing, but the school itself does just the opposite. I would highly recommend doing a ton of research before committing to this school.
UoP is a good school filled with busy work and information that is just under the bar of necessary to help you. I feel as though everything I learned was based on old outdated technology. All the work in any of the courses was busy work. They just recently changed their online campus website and it is a total failure, so many problems and no flow to the design. It was nice to be in school and get my AAIT. I am glad I did it, but I feel like I wasted my time learning about things that didn't help me.. Maybe it will look good on a resume.
I currently had three associate's degrees from other colleges and decided to get my BSN through the University of Phoenix. The school makes it simple because they do all the leg work for you. They set up your classes and provide assistance if you need it. I graduated with my BSN last month and had an outstanding experience. I completed it in 16 months. This program requires the student to be independent and a self-motivator to complete it. I graduated with a 3.79 GPA and I am starting my masters program next month. I prefer online education so I can spend more time at home with my family and it works around my full time job. I would recommend an online program if you are a motivated individual otherwise I would say to go to class.
I'm very unsatisfied. It has done little to enhance my knowledge. I had a 3.42 GPA my first few months give or take about .03 points but got dropped because one teacher graded few assignments so finished with a low c abd my GPA dropped to a 2.68. I've had bad experiences with half the instructors. Everytime I get up to a 3 or higher they accuse me of plagiarism even though even I run through checker it rates at a zero or one percent similarities and everything is document therefore instead of getting decent grade I don't. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I didn't review when I applied but lately have and majority of people have more negative then positive to say.
University of Phoenix's Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program is excellent. The coursework was paced appropriately and the content is indepth. The diverse faculty and their professional insights enhance the course. It is important to note that there is a tremendous amount of reading required. However, this is typical of any quality graduate program. Although many students find the cohort format daunting, the University of Phoenix has designed a system that allows students to benefit from the rotating course schedules and by rotating members within one's cohort.
The University of Phoenix (UOP) is an excellent school for the working class adult to earn a degree in a expedited period of time. The hybrid online/on-site classroom setting is convenient and reasonable. The coursework is compacted into 6-week courses which could really be challenging to complete but not impossible. Instructors are credentialed and well-versed in their specialties. Final exams are all online and not very difficult to complete.
I did 3 years with University of Phoenix, and received both my Associates and Bachelors degree through the online program. I did very well in the classes, and I was able to secure a job with the county Juvenile Probation Department within 3 months of graduating!
What they do not tell you is that they will work your class schedule to where there is a class left over to where you are not 'full time status' and you will have to pay out of pocket for it. But every check they send of 'extra money' should have been saved for the extra class that is not covered. They do not tell you this. Its just another way for them to get more money out of you. Then when you have to drop out because you cannot afford to pay $1200.00 out of pocket they will send it to collections right away.
When I graduated from high school I was on my own and working two jobs. I had decided that I was not going to be able to go to a college campus full time and still be able to provide for myself. I decided that my best option was to take online classes. I began my degree in late 2010 and ended early 2014. Normally for an Associates degree you would only take 2 years to complete, but I still have alot of bumps along the way. My couselors were great. They understood what I was going through with changing jobs, moving to different states and just all around changes in my life. They worked with me every step of the way and working with me helped to complete and finish my degree. I am thankful for all the help I received and would recommend University of Phoenix to anyone that is in similar situation or just wants to go back to school and still be able to continue working and living their daily lives.