University of Phoenix Reviews
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Students, Just like you, I did my research before I started in 2014 and heard a lot of complaints. I must tell you that the people who complain are those who DO NOT STUDY. I am close to graduating next year with a current GPA of 3.93 and have learned a lot. I give the teachers of this university a five out five stars. If you are not ready to study 15-20 a week on your own, do no join! It is hard but very rewarding I must say.
This college is all about what you, as the student, put into it. The UOP offers a lot of resources for their students, but some people are naturally not self motivated. You will have to earn your grade. The degree is worth just as much as any other accredited university. They make it painfully slow, just like any other college. Don't sign up for online classes if you have poor time management skills. My academic advisor is fantastic, but my financial advisor is terrible. I am halfway done. My employer only cares about the school being accredited. Could careless about the name of the school. The online classes totally fit my lifestyle, because I work full time and have kids who are active in sports. Work on your school work for at least 30 min each day.
I love UoP but am getting a little disappointed with the advisors with the MBA program. With my bachelors, my academic counselor would call me at the end of each of my classes to make sure all was well and to see if I needed anything with my next class. This was nice because I felt like they cared and didn't just want my money. Now with my masters I have never heard from him unless I called to ask questions. I am taking a leave of absences for the summer and he never called or changed my schedule and I had to call and talk to someone else cause he is never available. I am currently deciding over the next two months to continue to come back or go some where else.
I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone! I've had nothing but issues with this school. The staff is not helpful at all. Don't make the same mistake I did and enroll in this program, besides it's way to expensive. Don't waste your financial aid. I advise you to check your local community college for the Medical Billing and Coding program if that is what you are interested in. You can finish the program online or in school at the community college for the price of 1 course here at University of Phoenix.
Expensive and no real value and return with a degree earned from this for profit higher ed provider. If you're truly considering a return to higher ed that provides true value and the same convienience look into your local public university. UoP is a joke!
This college I recommend to anybody they are great at helping you in achieving your future goals. They call once a week every month or so and just check up on how you doing in school or just seeing if you need help in anything. They are great at communicating and keeping up where you are.
The school is terrible, academically. Even if it is a math class, you can expect to have a written essay of 1400+ words each week. I attended the school online and if I asked my instructor about why I received the grade that I received, I was almost always directed to go to my academic advisory rather than asking these questions of my instructor (the individual who grades my papers!). Some instructors are so lenient that they will throw A+'s at me without even providing a grade and others are knocking off THIRTY PERCENT of my grade because I wrote half the paper in 1st person. It is not fair and the lectures/instruction is not equivalent to that of a reputable college.
As I read other student's negative reviews, I am absolutely appalled. University of Phoenix changed my life for the good. I appreciate school and online learning more and I am truly grateful for this school. My advisor was more than everything I could ask for. If you do not use the sources they provide as far as; tutoring, paper checker, and so forth. Your loss. They have anything and everything you could think of to help you become a better student. Get your things in on time, actually try, and be an adult and take care of your education responsibly THEN maybe you will not have anything negative to say. If you need help, call your advisor. That is what they are there for. For anyone prospecting this school and still unsure, I am assuring you to take the plunge.
The bad reviews from some people here are very funny. People do whatever they can to diminish the prestige of one institution. University of phoenix is a good university. They do not accept any transcripts as someone has said it. Only from academic institutions that have been well reviewed and have been accredited by the different regional academic foundations. University of Phoenix is a real university and it helps students to succeed on any field.
Despite the comments of certain students, University of Phoenix does and only except official transcripts from other highly accredited colleges and universities, such as the the University I came from, which is Saint Joseph's University. Every writing assignment that is done must follow the APA. Guidelines set by University of Phoenix, and majority of universities and colleges in the United States. University of phoenix has strict rules on plagiarism just like all the other colleges and universities in the United States. University of Phoenix is also highly accredited university. I was accepted to five major law schools in the Philadelphia area, due my transcripts from University of Phoenix and Saint joseph's University. Now I will say this to other students, just because you may had a miserable time at University of Phoenix don't push your experience on someone else . Because most likely you would've had the same miserable time at Harvard, university Pennsylvania, Penn State, Saint Joseph's University, temple university, Drexel University. Don't blame the school because you are a bad learner.