University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,037)
The only reason I attend the school is because I was able to work in the accounting department as accountant while I was getting my degree and than I was supposed to get a 10% raise. I got my degree in 2007. However, due to the housing market crash I got laid off in 2008. I have been unable to find another accounting job and now I owe over $30,000 in student loans.
The school was descent however, my degree has not helped me in my job search. People recognize my four years at University of Arkansas, even though I was 10 credits short of an accounting degree and 18 credits short of a marketing degree, more than my Accounting degree from University of Phoenix.
I went back to give myself an edge in job hunting competition and job change options. I only had my AA from 20 some years ago. I actually (finally) learned algebra here at UoP. The classes were very challenging. I did on campus for all of my bachelor's and most of my master's except for the last 5 courses which was global management so the participants were more diversified in experience from all over the country than in my local neighborhood "campus".
Overall I learned a lot and it boosted my confidence to progress in my career but not quite where I want it to be 7 years later. Also it is very expensive and I did get no hassle low rate loans the whole time but I am STILL paying it off (7 years later).
MOST of the people in my classes were there because their company was paying for it and their companies wanted to promote from within but they technically needed the piece of paper/degree. So, it was a good experience for me and I like that I got both experiences of the "campus" and online.
I attended UoP for my bachelors degree and decided to return for my masters. It has been one thing after the other since then. There are shorter break times available between classes; my financial aid has been late, had to be redone, or not enough to cover classes; teachers no longer teach, they are just "facilitators" which means they auto post standard things and generally no longer teach; I had a disagreement with an information systems facilitator and miraculously got a virus the next day that wiped out all my homework for his class (but it didn't touch anything else in my computer); and another facilitator who was plagiarizing her students from previous classes decided I was plagiarizing with a citation and reference because I didn't agree with her viewpoint on the presidential candidates during class (yes she brought in politics to the classroom).
I also found out my masters is useless at my local state university. To transfer there I have to go back and start all over from the beginning. And local businesses do not want UoP grads, they prefer grads from the state universities. In my opinion, all my time and money was wasted at UoP.
I received my bachelor's degree from the UoP. I am surprised at some of the reviewes that I have read on here.
This is a great school. I found it to be challenging and rewarding. I never had a problem with any of the instructors. I would recommend this university to anyone.
The only thing that I didn't like about the school was that fact that you have to work in teams. That was the only reason I decided to pursue my MBA and now my DBA from a different school.
It is a waste of time and money to go to a "school", if you want to call this place that, such as this one. The teachers are all a joke. When it is possible to write a 400-level psychology paper with run on sentences and too many grammatical errors to count, and still get an A out of the class, this school definitely becomes a waste of time, money, and effort.
I thought the role of universities was to get an education, but I guess all people are worried about is that piece of paper. If I were an employer, and someone came to me with a degree from this worthless institution, I would not hire them. Save your money for a school that'll actually get you somewhere in life. I know most people in the higher education circle, myself included, who laugh at this "school".
UOPx is a pointless school. When I first started I loved it as time went on I hated coming to class. The work is the same for each class its very boring.The instructors are very cocky and rude!
I don't recommend it to ANYONE. If you are someone who works full time and have a family, THIS PLACE IS NOT FOR YOU! This school focuses mainly on the "Learning Teams", the teams just cause more stress.
Your better off going anywhere else but UOPx.The tuition is ridiculous! I will say once again, I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE! It's a waste of time and money.
The bottom line is that once you are in, you might as well finish here. Very few of the credits are transferable too a normal Univeristy.
I tried to transfer to FAU in Boca Raton FL and was not able too. This simply is a hoax to lure military veterans into the web. They take all of your Post 911 or Montgomery GI money and give you Bullcrap credits for your military service so it will take less time.
That is their model. Appeal to vets by offering them credits from their active duty enlistment and push them thru essentially "validating" them with a BS piece of paper. No real learning transpires.
This school is a joke!!! All this so - call instructors are extremely UNDER QUALIFY!!!!! the level of education in this institute is -10 . Threw away my money,time and energy, unfortunetly it was all a waste of time that truly a regret.
I have been attending UoP for a few months. I completed my first two classes Oct.22 2012. I really enjoy this school. Tuition is high, but I am hoping that it will give a great start off with my career.
My financial advisor has been very helpful. My academic advisor has aslso been very helpful. I started to transfer to a different school; due to the fact tuition is so high.
I have decided to stay at UoP. The classes aren't as easy as what some people think. It is actually a good challenge against yourself. I really enjoy being a student at UoP. I have been thinking about moving somewhere, so I can attend classes on campus.
The staff was so nice and extremely helpful while I was enrolling. I thought everything was perfect. That it was the greatest choice I ever made! Then I started my classes and found myself flying through the course. It was so easy and it was the exact same thing every week-read, answer question, do a worksheet that took five minutes-and my week was done! Then I started having issues with my computer. My computer couldn't handle the software and programs that the University required to do my assignments. So I emailed my professor about it only for him to be rude to me. I called tech support and was on the phone for 45 minutes only for them to tell me the problem could not be fixed. The best part about all this, computer issues are not a valid excuse as to why you can not turn in an assignment.
After 7 weeks I was done and decided to transfer to the community college in my home town. I called the University to ask about dropping my classes for the next semester and getting my information transferred to the new school. I was concerned about my loans and defaulting on them so I talked to the academic adviser who told me a horror story about how transferring out of UOPX would screw up my loan and I'd end up owing tons of money. When I asked her specifics though she had no answers!
So I called the school I am transferring into only for their financial office to tell me that in fact everything UOPX told me was wrong. That unfortunately she had worked with tons of students in my situation and in her experience UOPX would never answer any legitimate questions about how they work and that she had never ever seen a student transfer out of that school that didn't get screwed over!!! She also informed me that students at UOPX often end up with loans taken out by the university that they had absolutely no idea were taken out in their name! I'm done with the University of Phoenix and DO NOT advise anyone to go there!