University of Phoenix Reviews
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As a single mom with a full time job, an online program was the only realistic way that I was going to be able to get my degree. I was so glad to have the opportunity to do that for myself through the University of Phoenix. I had completed my Associate's on campus through our local community college and transferred into University of Phoenix for my BA. It took me about 2 1/2 years. The best part was being able to take classes at my own pace, and take time off when I needed to. An online program definitely takes more self-discipline than a campus experience, but if you have the motivation it is well worth the time and money.
The online courses are tough to say the least, but students interact with other students in teams which prepares him or her for their career workplace. I had attained my associates degree from the same university, but in another field and have never regretted my decision to attend online education which is the wave of the future. University of Phoenix is highly accredited and offers many degree choices as well as student scholarships and various tools like workshops and resume creator to assist students along the path to a successful graduation. I highly recommend the University of Phoenix, especially for busy people who wish to further his/her career options.
I am a current new online student at UoP started in March. I think this school is good. Only problem is how expensive it is taking some courses overall I been getting good grades doing what I am suppose to do. I hope it all pays off and I can find a job right after obtaining my degree. I am excited already getting my certificate in EHR in 4 months and degree in Health Administration done with classes November 2015. It's not a bad school just focus and you will be done in no time. Good luck to all that's attending.
Disillusioned with the drone of a traditional university, I transferred to Phoenix and experienced ultimate fulfillment of my educational needs. This resulted from the superior faculty and their intimate knowledge of current trends in the industry and expertise with course content delivery. Very motivated for success, I completed the degree on time and with a nearly perfect GPA. Fellow learners who struggled or dropped out as with any school, seemed to expect a grade just for enrolling in a course. I am glad Phoenix has high academic standards.
I am almost done, just 9 more classes to go to earn my BS Business degree and they had to change the classroom format!!! I was so confused with this new classroom tool. I'm getting the hang of it now, and realize even more that this tool was not thought through well. It is very confusing, not intuitive, and actually hinders productive communication for learning. Why did they get rid of the old classroom? It worked just fine. If they wanted to change the environment, they sure did a poor job of vetting new software.
The two good things I can say with all certainty: (1) I learned how to write really well with all of the weekly essays, and (2) I learned how to work in a virtual team. The skinny on my bad experience: First, they make high-pressure sales, so watch out for predatory behavior. Second, the quality of education received compared to the tuition rate is not worth it. Enroll with a traditional institution that has an online program instead. Third, I had to drop out due to errors made by the financial aid department. They rescinded part of my student loan, which resulted in a balance that I had to pay out of pocket. They would not allow me to continue taking classes until the balance was paid and would not negotiate a repayment plan. The errors occurred a year or more prior, but they did not catch them until their audit time. I paid the balance with a Sallie Mae private student loan with a high rate of interest. At that time (2006) University of Phoenix didn't offer enough scholarships for its students and I didn't qualify for state grants or many other private scholarships.
When attending UOPX both online and ground campus, I learned a great deal from the curriculum provided by the school. The instructor support was phenomenal, it was instant, and based on real world experiences. The school itself helped me with anything I needed such as tutoring, guidance, interaction, and homework support. I recommend this school to those that are looking for flexibility toward the online realm.
I am one of the many who decided to go back to school in hopes of a better life for my family. I chose UOP because my employer provides a discount and pays for most of my tuition. I am also a full time worker, father, and husband. I simply do not have the time to go to a traditional university and complete my degree in a normal (five years or less) timeframe. For the people that claim their other credits do not transfer, they do. Probably not all of them, but a majority of the prereq's will. I prefer the traditional schools, but After some time I think I have found my groove in this online atmosphere. The reason why I would not recommend this school is probably one of the reasons why for profit schools have such a bad rap; their grading scale makes it truly hard not to pass. This gives weight to the whole "buying your degree" reputation. But, honestly where don't you buy your degree? My brother in law went to a fully accredited, and much more expensive school than u of p. Yes, he went to actual classrooms with real teachers. But, these classes were enormous. Some had over 100 students per. The professors might never know you were in their class if you passed them in the halls. He used to being his essay over for us to proofread and you would think a fourth grader wrote it. He got a's and b's! where's the difference? another thing I don't recommend is the accelerated learning. Associate's classes are 9 weeks long. Bachelors are 6. Each week, I have a minimum of 40 pages to read per class. There are 2 to 5 assignments due each week, too. Not to mention those ridiculous discussion question requirements for attendance and participation. This fact forces me to skim and turn in sub par work just to pass. I do not feel that I am getting a proper education this way. Some topics really interest me, but the short time between work and home life and school assignment due dates forces me to hurry. Yea, you truly only get out what you put into it. I am grateful that I already have a decent paying job , because I definitely would not expect to have employers knocking on my door if I only had a degree from this place.
Incompetent teachers, can get an A in a class you learned nothing from. Business's don't even notice this degree. It has not helped me get a job, just farther in debt. Sorry I ever attended.
I am 50% through a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership/Information Systems and Technology. I have an undergraduate degree in environmental science, a master of sciences in information management, and a master of business administration, all from traditional schools. The negatives about UoP regarding loose admissions policies are true...this is a for-profit school. This aspect of the program is one I'd change, but that's not very likely as long as their business model continues to drive revenue. The classes have been very informative, and I've learned a great deal in each. As a professional taught doctorate, similar to a Ed.D., PsyD. or a DBA, the DM program has a strong research/dissertation component, but is heavily practically based, and prepares the learners to leverage their doctoral knowledge in the course of their professional careers, not as tenure-track professors at a research university. I find that the entire experience has been similar to that of a traditional school, in that some students work harder than others, and you certainly can get by with a low to mid "B" with a reasonable amount of effort. Putting in a greater degree of effort, and producing a higher-quality result yields the high B or A grade, and requires quite a bit more dedication and care than a low B. You really do get out of it what you put into it. The dissertation part of the program is the real equalizer. The process (which I've only just begun) is rigorous in its somewhat bureaucratic nature, as well as in the way it sets students a bit adrift if they're not 100% committed to attainment. Based upon other students' stories, it's a journey of perseverance and diligence combined with a scholarly endeavor. The instructors have been what you'd expect at most schools...some great, most OK, some not so good. No instructor has ever been an impediment to my success, however...and in most cases they've been helpful in guiding the way. It's absolutely necessary to have good time management skills, and the ability to adapt as the program progresses. Again...perseverance... I can't comment on the AA or BA/BS, MA/MS/MBA programs. In the doctoral space, I think the education is solid, and appears to be on-par with other professional taught doctorates of which I'm aware. For those seeking a degree from a highly-acclaimed school, such as an Ivy or other top-rated institution, this certainly is not the place for you. However, I think those that attend UoP for a doctorate who have the drive to succeed, will do well with the knowledge and skills they acquire.