University of Phoenix Reviews
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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.
The University helped me step by step to completing my Associates Degree. They were very flexible with my full time work and single mother schedule. The online classes were very beneficial for my hectic schedule and both the Financial and Student Adviser were always there to answer all my questions. If it weren't for my employer offering a discount with another online school I would still be attending.
University of Phoenix is a great school. I have taken a lot from this University, that I will utilize once I join the work force. UOP has helped me to achieve my education goals, and has given me the tools to be successful in this world. I never dreamed of being educated until I had a chance to sit and talk with one of UOP admission advisers. I would recommend this school to anyone.
I attended University of Phoenix online to further my career as a Cisco System Engineer, I had certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and Netware but had not completed my BS degree. University of Phoenix gave me the chance to complete my career, now I need to pay for the degree. Degrees are very expensive but there is a payoff, my are very encourage to go to college even more because of what they saw their 50 year old dad do.
My degree program is great! I am in my junior year and I am taking all of my major classes. In my opinion, I thought that each class was very rewarding. I have already learned so much from being apart of this great network of people. My teachers are so very helpful and they are there when I need something. I feel that doing the online courses was and IS the best option for me. I can do it on my own time and I can get most of my assignment completed before the weekend.
University of Phoenix is a great program for nontraditional students. The flexibility in achieving my degree is the only reason I was able to finish. My academic advisor and financial advisor worked closely with me to insure that I finished my degree. They helped me numerous times when I had to change my schedule last minute due to family commitments.