University of Phoenix Reviews
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The school appears to suffer a high turnover rate among its advisors. Some courses have gone smoothly, some haven't. For the ones that haven't, there doesn't seem to be any process in place to improve the situation. Just pretty much "ride it out", and move on to the next course. I got through the Associate's leg of my degree with few problems. But when it came to moving to the Bachelor's program, which they knew I wanted to do, no one contacted me for the transition. I ended up calling them as soon as I realized someone had dropped the ball, which ended up delaying my finances. Financial aid advisor responds as if solving problems isn't part of their job description. Overall, the program seems good, but the support is seriously lacking.
The program is great, I feel as though I have learned a great deal of information in the past three years. I received my Associates in Accounting and am working toward my Bachelors in Business Management. With that being said, the Financial Aid department is full of incompetent people (not all of them but a vast majority.) You will never get a straight answer and if you do it is usually a lie. When you do get an answer they are usually beating around the bush and never get a true explanation of what in the world is going on. The school in general is a good school, my suggestion to you is that you keep a close eye on your finances and if at all possible avoid getting financial aid if possible.
I found a job in no time. No matter the school you attend for IT, certification is helpful. I am doing very well in life by going to UOP, but I also have certifications and extensive work history.
University of Phoenix has been an excellent experience for me. I was incapable to attend a traditional school, because I was working, and I am also a single mother. They made it possible for me to get an education while still maintaining all these things. I enjoyed the online environment. I learned a great deal, and feel I expanded my mind and my knowledge. I enjoyed the class discussion. My instructors always answered my questions in a timely fashion. Everyone was always very helpful when I went to the campus to use the computer lab. I am about to finish an Associates program, and I have already signed up for the Bachelor's program. I had a good experience with UOPX, but I also worked very very hard. It was not easy, and I was happy when I was successful, and my instructors let me know I really grasped the course information. This school is for motivated, hard working people. Especially if students are doing classes online, they have to be self motivated. Great school. Love it.
This college has modules run by Toolwire. Nearly every class I have had to deal with runs Toolwire. Every time there is an issue. I spend more time capturing issues, chasing my advisors, and involving academic affairs than I do on the actual coursework. Toolwire modules are not loaded, are blocked, are antiquated or will break. IT has to provide you with work around links. It knows very little about Toolwire. Toolwire knows little about Toolwire and passes the buck to the University. Everyone reads a script. Few academic advisors actually work for you. They use outdated content from Cengage Learning. Cengage filed for bankruptcy and the material for IT classes is antiquated and behind 5-10yrs. I am an IT professional. Please trust me on this. IT support is useless. The cheeze it I am eating gives me a more intelligent response. You have to go back and forth with them at least 5 times with 3 different ticket numbers and involve your AA and Academic Affairs just to get a mildly intelligent response. It was good, but they are really bad now. I will not do another degree with them. They can't handle what they have now. They need to fix it. Oh yes and the new classrooms keep breaking and deleting posts.
The school at first was ok, then I found that financial aid was not doing what was necessary to get my account current. The instructors expect other students to help you when you have a problem. I have also had issues with the IT department with certain programs that are needed to complete the class. I have had issues with just about everyone I have had contact with. One class I took was ethics they teach about doing the right thing, but the school itself does just the opposite. I would highly recommend doing a ton of research before committing to this school.
UoP is a good school filled with busy work and information that is just under the bar of necessary to help you. I feel as though everything I learned was based on old outdated technology. All the work in any of the courses was busy work. They just recently changed their online campus website and it is a total failure, so many problems and no flow to the design. It was nice to be in school and get my AAIT. I am glad I did it, but I feel like I wasted my time learning about things that didn't help me.. Maybe it will look good on a resume.
I currently had three associate's degrees from other colleges and decided to get my BSN through the University of Phoenix. The school makes it simple because they do all the leg work for you. They set up your classes and provide assistance if you need it. I graduated with my BSN last month and had an outstanding experience. I completed it in 16 months. This program requires the student to be independent and a self-motivator to complete it. I graduated with a 3.79 GPA and I am starting my masters program next month. I prefer online education so I can spend more time at home with my family and it works around my full time job. I would recommend an online program if you are a motivated individual otherwise I would say to go to class.
I'm very unsatisfied. It has done little to enhance my knowledge. I had a 3.42 GPA my first few months give or take about .03 points but got dropped because one teacher graded few assignments so finished with a low c abd my GPA dropped to a 2.68. I've had bad experiences with half the instructors. Everytime I get up to a 3 or higher they accuse me of plagiarism even though even I run through checker it rates at a zero or one percent similarities and everything is document therefore instead of getting decent grade I don't. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I didn't review when I applied but lately have and majority of people have more negative then positive to say.
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.