University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,194)
I attended class for a week and have to withdraw because of my mom health and they charged me 1385.00 What a rip off they are rude and they don't even let you explain no class.rude, or acting outside the boundaries of the lowest socially acceptable behavior
While the program was interesting, it's a complete waste of time and money. NOBODY cares or hires a MAOM (masters of arts in organizational management). I had a 3.8 gpa and it's a wasted degree. I'm angry at the cost and realization of the sham and lies that are UoP.
University of Phoenix allowed me to still be a mother. The classes fit my schedule and didn't take away from the time I needed to still live a everyday life. I am now working in the Department of Veterans Affairs and still pushing harder towards my Masters Degree.
The classes are tough but if you schedule time to do them, and put aside distractions to keep focus on your specific school time everything will be just fine. I know for me in the beginning, and end things were tough, but with much persistence and help from the staff at the school I made it through with flying colors.
This degree has been a challenge, but a good challenge! You have to be disciplined and work hard. It is fully accredited and they did require previous transcripts in order to go from an undergraduate to a graduate degree! I feel I was challenged and have earned my degree just as much as going to a brick and mortar school. Please don't let the naysayers persuade you otherwise. I had some tough instructors and worked very hard for my GPA of 3.95! My intern experience has been positive and very helpful as well!
DO NOT GO HERE! Your first red flag should be that the university doesn't require former transcripts - meaning they in no way make sure enrolling students are up to the required work (thus, why so many drop out due to struggling with material or fail out and wind up in massive debt). Beyond this, the school's aid department is a joke. Not only do they rarely, if ever, have accurate information on aid amounts, disbursement dates, and so forth, but MANY students have had money go missing. Further, class material is basic at best - it's more like middle school material than college material, short of its APA writing standards. This is why the department of education recently deemed the program not up to par - classes DO NOT properly teach or train students for their respective careers. Luckily, I didn't wind up too bad but only because 1) I was educated enough to begin with to keep up with material easily, and, 2) I keep track of my own aid and fight for it - three different times now federal aid funds of mine have gone 'missing', only to inexplicably return after I spend a month or more harassing the school to give me answers, though an explenation as to what happened with the money and how it finally got put back was never given. Even so, this degree will be virtually useless. Seriously - spare yourself.
Awesome faculty and despite the negative experiences expressed. It functions with the same ethics and standards as other schools accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Some people just like to knock the big guy in higher education but look more closely at the smaller schools and their practices are the same. Higher Ed is a business be it for profit or tax exempt (non-profit).
There is a lot of reading and writing when it comes to a Masters degree here, more some than others. On the upside, I know quite a bit more than some of my peers. The flexibility of going here, online, has been extremely helpful. I have not seen or had anything negative happen to me during my attendance except a few delays in processing paperwork for payment by the VA.
BEWARE!!!! I spent over $20,000 for my degree, to find out that it's not worth the paper it was printed on. I graduated with a very high GPA and was suppose to receive a discount on my classes, never happened. When I contacted the school about the discount, "It's being investigated and we'll get back to you on that." I left the school to attended a better school at a much better price. If you want a school that works for you, stay away from Phoenix. This school is only out to get your money, they offer "degrees" that are not accepted throughout the United States. DON'T GO TO THIS SCHOOL..... I was never refunded the discount I worked so hard to receive and saddened by the dishonesty of the Financial Department.
The university's online program was the best opportunity for me as a working adult. I am thankful for the flexibility that it offers. Although some individuals speak negatively about the university, what you get out of the learning experience will depend on your motivation to learn. I have experienced those who take advantage of the system and I suspect graduate without learning anything. I've been an A student since junior high school and other universities besides the University of Phoenix. I am also retired military and halfway through my second career. No doubt that there are more intense programs at other institutions, but again, its all about your willingness to learn and challenge yourself.