University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,035)
I have read a couple reviews about UoP that are very judgmental and insulting. University of Phoenix is not my first University, before I became a USMC wife and a mother of 4 I went to Utah State University. Luckily for myself, UoP was willing to take all of my classes and so I chose UoP over CSSMU. It is insulting to insinuate that anyone who goes to University of Phoenix is uneducated. While going the last two years, I have seen many drop or fail out, the curriculum is the same as the state schools and therefore it is just as good. Not everyone can go to a traditional university for there education- so be mindful of those who are trying to make there lives better the best way they can. I would also like to say that I know a Mayor of a large city that got there Masters from University of Phoenix.
I have a very demanding work schedule. Online program helped me to continue the education. I have completed my MBA in June 2013. Students are diverse from different states and there are students originally from different countries too. It may not be a top level..but the environment is average and good practice to interact with various students and instructors. Every week homework and text were not easy but I have learned a lot. For a graduate school, it is not just what you read and what your instructor tells you. You need to research and think think think. A lot of self-study involved. If you are not handling this well, you may not be taking max advantage of master programs.
I completed my first 90 credits at a traditional university, but work and family demands conflicted with my schedule and that's when I decided to give the UoP a try. I thought an online setting would be easier to manage, but what I found is that such a program requires even more discipline than an 'on campus' program. I have nothing but good things to say about the University. They set high expectations for me, and it was up to me to do the work. With regards to cost, I don't see what the commotion is; my previous school charged as much, and quite frankly, I don't see the difference in the quality of education. I would recommend the UoP to any student who is willing to take their education seriously and is ready to take on a demanding, rigorous program to the end.
BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE The degrees are worthless. The financial staff are liars and will screw you over. I was told I owed $10,000 for loans because grants were covering the rest. Years later, I was called and informed I owed over $40,000. Another bank called and said I owed $9,500. Then another bank informed me I owed them $9,000. I have loans all over the place and I cannot keep track. I cannot even get a credit card because my loan amounts, collections, etc. Trying to get a good job with the degree is a waste of time. I was laughed at during an interview, saying I should have just bought a fake degree online. The education and information are considered outdated and useless by employers. They promised I would be in a successful career when I graduated. They lied about everything.
This school offered me a great opportunity. To work full time and go to school full time. The coursework for Masters students of course is higher and it was flexible with my schedule. The way the school test you is a little funky. I felt like I would study one thing and be tested on another. But luckily, the final exam does not determine your overall grade. I would recommend this school to others in my situation. Definitely a good experience, but a different one than I had pictured.
I loved my experience at University of Phoenix, the classes were small. I always received feed-back from the teachers with in a few hours if I had a question.
I started this school in October. Still waiting on my Financial AID disbursement from this school. They are the slowest school ever to get you any Financial AID money. I kept getting promised dates for things and the counselor who promised me wouldn't even come to work on the day we were supposed to complete paperwork and still would schedule activities with me on that day. I would find out by calling their office asking for them and being told well so and so isn't even coming into the office today. WOW This is the worst school ever for any administrative help. I'm screaming HELP! It's Jan 17th. So 3 and half months to get my First Financial AID Disbursement. And had to tap into my own other CA$H STASH to get a new computer because of this. OUCH!
I attended UOP from 2005-2008. I was trying to get an AAS in Criminal Justice. After they talked me into "a small student loan" I realized after 4 "semesters" that I owed $10000.00 in student loans- makes it worse that I was told my grants paid for most of it. I dropped out of this POS because everyone told me their degrees were worthless. I know this is true cuz no one I know that has one of their degrees has a job in that field. Plus they charge $785 per credit hour- A COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHARGES $150! Even a four year that has 2 year programs charges ONLY $386. When I realized I was getting ripped off I dropped out. Makes it worse I was homeless attending this school and they harassed me for 2 years over $3000 I didn't owe! Finally get that taken care of and I couldn't pay my loans so they defaulted. I got them into Income Based Repayment so I could go back to school. I'm enrolled at my local community college and have been for 4 years now. I will graduate this May with an AS in Social Sciences and an AAS in Paralegal Studies. My entire AS and part of my AAS will transfer into my BA I will be completing next year in Criminal Justice. The best part of all- I had credit for English 112, Student Development 100, and a Philosophy credit. Out of the "26" credits I attended, I got 7 credits transferred into the community college.
I really enjoyed the classes, like all schools the information is informative, the teachers respond to the questions in a timely manner, and if there is a problem the teacher usually try to fix it. I had one problem out of financial aid, but it was due to mixed communication on both parts. Other than that the school, is accepted in my state and the job pays a percent, so I enjoy the work and would love to one day teach at the school.
Wow! I have read so many bad reviews about U of P. Why? I am a working mother of two and the classes have been from easy to very difficult for me. English is my second language and my vocabulary has improved about 80% since the beginning of my courses. I obtained my AA in elementary education and my BA in English. My student advisors have been great and cheerful from the get go. There are some instructors that I can say were not paying to much attention but that happens in every school. Over all I am very pleased with the U of P in all aspects and they have helped me to encourage me and achieve my academic goals. There are some people who will never be okay with their careers whatever they study or whatever school they attend.