University of Phoenix Reviews
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I am a Registered Nurse with Bachelors degree in Nursing. I did enroll and matriculated in University of Phoenix to earn a MSN degree in Nursing Education. The process of enrollment is seamless and federal financial aid is difficult due to a very low 14% student academic success rate in the University of Phoenix (fafsa.gov, 2016). The enrollment advisor, financial advisor, and academic advisor are well-trained to draw interested student into a hole that the student would turn his lifetime decision to pursue education to a worst day ever. My assumption from my experience and educated calculation(Please email me for more information) High volume of enrollees and low student academic success rate without the OFFICIAL FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN) are the mainframe to yield University income. I strongly suggest to any interested student to be very careful on this University.
I cannot begin to explain the atrocity that is University of Phoenix. Short and sweet, DO NOT ATTEND THIS "COLLEGE" it is a business, a business to steal your money and time. Just read the reviews on other sites and you will see a trend, these recent positive reviews are not at all true, because of the huge situation that is going on at the school right now. I am starving and out of money because of this place, they have delayed financial aid and claim it is a systems error yet, we (and I mean 95% of students) have gotten notice that our financial aid would be disbursed on a certain date and it is now so far past the date that people are homeless because of their lies! I have received financial aid three times since attending and each time I have had the worst experience. I received my undergrad at a California State University from 2008-2012 and never have I EVER had such a horrible and sketchy experience as I have with UOPx. I am on my very last class before I need to complete my student teaching and I cannot even get online to do my homework because I do not have internet due to the fact I budgeted in my refund to be able to open a new internet account. That is what the money is for right? School supplies? LOL. So now I am on the verge of failing my very last class because they are holding my refund with no absolute answer why. I turned in my paperwork months and months ago, and the portal tells me I have not....I call my financial advisor and someone else picks up because you never have ONE adviser at UOPx, you have 5 in a given year. So no one has an exact answer because they all have different students. Anyway, they tell me it is just a systems error and my refund will be in next week (august 5)...that was July 25th...Now we are being told everyone's process is different...ok well the CSU i attended had well over 50,000 students and they were still somehow able to get our refunds sent out on time as well as pay for the classes in a timely manner, while this school can't even get the paperwork right? The horror stories are real, the lies are real and this school is a joke. I wish I had done way more research before jumping in because I was so excited to better my future. Well they got what they wanted, a blind citizen who walked into a money hoarding pit and the higher ups get to sit on their piles of money they stole from us. DO NOT GO HERE YOU WILL REGRET IT.
I received my Bachelors from University of Phoenix and it was far better for overall value vs time/ money investment than the "brick and mortars" I attended beforehand,many of them private and public institutions. I've always been a working student. Most of us have to work and frankly the facts are most cant afford college financially at all anymore but ALSO because the new American society and economy. At first I was extremely skeptical of U of P. Older institutions are horribly out of date in their courses and approach.Chock full of over bloated tenored Professors who teach dead knowledge they serve no real use or preparation,and see this as a threat and don't like change.Fact is-if U of P was so bad why has everyone stole their business model? Why do major companies seek to setup pipelines w/them for grads? It's the new model for education. I found my experience great. It was hard,and you must push yourself day in and out but as with anything you must take personal responsibility and accountability and move forward. Never stop,plan,execute,and achieve. Those who want a real "degree mill" can go to animal house university w/the rest of the masses and get some bs degree while drunk on their parents dime. Those of us who work hard to get ahead and support ourselves and families,arent afraid ofhard work. Oddly enough members of my family who attended ivy league schools feel this combination of tech and work style and real time blend mixed with the both online/ on site classes is a perfect style to teach and prepare students for the new market. Wake up,think for yourself. Your just seeing a PR smear campaign to steal market share. It's a very good building block because of the curriculum but also the approach and balance you must dedicate to make it. Lastly,the financial aid department was ALWAYS on their game. They called me if any issues and had answers and not just because it's me and the money. Regular advisors as well would touch base often. Your paying for it like any other service. They provided customer service above par. It's sad something revolutionary must be seen negatively before many start saying,finally a real solution to a real problem. I've since gone on to three promotions and 2 new jobs. I currently oversee multiple large projects and finance and have oversight of roughly 300-500 employees daily.
I'm an online student at UoP. I'm am nearly finished and worked hard to get to this point. Going to school online takes discipline and drive. If you succeed with online education you can succeed anywhere. My learning experience was meaningful and valuable. If I needed extra help they had the support. If you are a driven person who desires change and growth then you will succeed. However, if you lack drive and consistency, then maybe another alternative for a higher education may be necessary. I loved my experience here. I feel that the school valued me and my education and they want me to succeed.
The university of Phoenix was tough at times did not receive a lot of interaction or explanation with the facilitator. However I found a way to finish many of the classes were interesting. I believe that you learn much more on your own because you are basically on your own the curriculum was fast passed this was real so if your a self starter, motivated and not a quitter try it out. The courses are expensive at the doctoral level your best bet is to study hard if you want to graduate. At the moment I do not hold the position I should hold with my DM degree but I hope I can move up at the company were I work or seek another company that will honor my degree.
I opened a charter middle school after earning my MBA. I felt University of Phoenix provided a meaningful, quality education. You get what you put into it; in other words if you apply yourself and finish your degree while putting in 110 percent, you should get a return on your educational investment for life!
I loved online schooling and the staff was really helpful.
I am middle of the road with this school. It was recommended to me by an associate that had just received her master's degree. I did not have the problems with financial aid, but I did get a new academic adviser about every three or four months, and I am not sure why. Aside from those stipulations, the real thing that left me up in the air was the education. Sometimes the "facilitators" or engaging and teach, other times they might as well not even be there. It is a "learn on your own" kind of system, which is fine because I am a very self motivated learner who has some common sense. The most annoying thing is the other students. Some of these folks probably should take another run at high school before attempting any higher learning. I'm no Einstein, but the majority of UoP students put zero effort into their participatory posts and team projects (it worries me these people are entering the psychology field). I would spend hours backing my posts with research and it would often be discounted by a barrage of personal opinions or experiences that reek of Dunning Kruger effect. SO ANNOYING! It bums me out that I had to do online learning because I am stuck working and can not attend a brick and mortar school.
UoP gets a bad reputation. I had a great experience. The advisors cared. The teachers were there when needed. They have math and paper resources. There is an extensive library. I learned more than I expected. It is what you put into it. Just like with anything else. One example I can give is I received my Bachelor's within a few months of "Facebook memories" coming out. I immediately noticed that my posts from years ago had very bad grammar and spelling. I had improved without noticing. Another example, I had a family emergency. We didn't know how long this would take to resolve. The advisor made sure I had months off just in case. He periodically checked in and followed the situation. They are compassionate. Last example, I can be in a conversation and know with confidence that I know a fact. Something I learned from a book or teacher in school. If I don't know something I know where to look. This school is worth the time and effort. I'm looking forward to obtaining my Master's next.
University of Phoenix has done right by me. I have never run into any problems with my degree being accepted. I worked in an industry that required a degree for over 13 years and for 3 different companies. This was not a degree mill. My classes were challenging and time consuming. I researched a few options and this was the best for my needs. I choose it because it was accredited, the instructors had real life experience in what they were teaching and I could make it fit into my schedule. It's been over 20 years and it's one of the best decisions I ever made. I went back and got an MBA many years later. I haven't used that as much but it was a good education. I did it for my own growth and to open more opportunities. In that respect I got what I signed up for and paid for.