University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,171)
I am writing this a few years after graduating from my online program. The program consisted of reading, some research and a lot of writing papers. The college, compared to other schools, has a very low expectation for work. I do not recommend this school for a career and especially if you wish to continue in education. The quality is poor and you will be behind other graduates.
I really enjoyed the University of Phoenix, I attended once a week for 3 hours in the evening and had in class time with an instructor and then a week to work on assignments. This schedule worked well as I was a full time RN and going to school. I was able to finish in two years. I am enjoying my graduate degree at Western Governors University as it lets me move as quickly as I want through the program. I love their student mentoring program. I am assigned a student mentor who will stay with me and help me until I graduate with courses and whatever other needs I have. I am excited for this adventure in graduate school.
I attended University of Phoenix (online) from 2007-2011. My initial enrollment was for a Doctorate in Education, but I switched to Management during my first residency. The residencies were all in person, and you get to choose your location, with options located throughout the country: I chose Virginia. Previous to my enrollment, my career involved designing course-ware, and conducting professional-level training for adults in the military or government agencies. I know how courses should be structured, measured and taught for optimal learning. I highly recommend the University of Phoenix (UoP) for any degree program. Every UoP Professor was dedicated, interested and value added to the course. I gained valuable insight through my Professors, and through my cohort. The classes were optimally designed for the highest level of inquiry-based learning. As my courses centered on management and leadership topics, I was able to immediately put the lessons into use in my workplace. Throughout the course, all students practiced solid research techniques to accomplish the goals of each class. We also had teaming modules incorporated into each class. As all of my UoP courses had global students attending each course, the method of structured course delivery allowed for a full appreciation of diversity. Teamwork with global partners, using research and advanced technology methods in each course, and the quality of the Professors; all this culminated in a superior pedagogical experience. My Mentor for my dissertation was outstanding and I now find out he is also a Professor at various other Universities. The dissertation process was challenging, as it should be, in order to create a quality product. I have already recommended to others the Doctoral program of UoP.
I found the University of Phoenix to be extremely beneficial for the advancement of my degree. I am a single working mother, so attending college on campus is impossible for me. I was able to work on my own time, completing assignments when I had free time. I had excellent advisers that were able to help me achieve my educational goals. I earned my Bachelors in English, graduating with a 3,81 GPA, and have began working on my Masters in Secondary Education. I have found the course information to be beneficial, and the instructors to be competent and able to assist students when necessary. I highly recommend University of Phoenix to any working parent, or those with a busy schedule.
The University of Phoenix is the perfect solution for the non-traditional who wants to go back to school but has other commitments in life. The flexibility of the program, course choices, scheduling, etc. made it possible for me to work full-time, raise a family, take care of ailing, aging parents, and earn a degree. The learning teams gave me an opportunity to make lifelong friends while learning the importance of collaboration and diversity. Because all of the instructors also work in the field they teach, learnings from every class could be immediately put into effect in my career. I owe my most recent job promotion and pay raise to my University of Phoenix degree and I cannot wait to see what I can achieve once I complete my Graduate degree.
I read a lot of bad reviews. My honest opinion is that the school helpled me with my goal of deceive my bachelors. I was a busy mother and i feel online courses helped me i could get on when i wanted n submit work. We had to work n teams and it was something new to me, but over all worked out great. I even took rime off a few times during my two yrs of school. If your ready for a degree and ready to be dedicated then i would recommend coming here i loved online.
I think UOP is okay. I've been a student with them for a long time. As a kid, there were the only adult alternative school I heard of and when I failed to take the SAT, they were the first to accept me. Collegiate programs are already exclusive settings. One really can not acquire too many occasions of "A Life Interrupted" or else...that's the door. I believe most rankings are really based on the initial experience one has with an organization or person(s). I've had counselors I've liked and then severely disliked, as well as professors. Now, I just figure that's life. I finally graduated with a degree after a long hard eight years and now I'm going to pursue a Master's from them. My advice for anyone looking to further their education with special circumstances would be to call around and ask questions from learning institutions you feel will best fit your needs. Be specific in what you are looking for or with what will benefit you the most. Ask specific questions such as, "What would be my overall study time for each week in regards to the program I want to enroll in or is it possible to have two full time jobs and still be successful in the program?" In some cases, the answer may be vague or unsatisfactory, so then I would suggest asking someone different and if still unsatisfied; applying to an institution that you feel meet your personal needs. College is expensive no matter where one applies. All schools hope to enroll students that will grant a favorable reflection, so be focused. Don't be hesitant to ask questions that may affect your ability to remain in good standing with any university and try to plan ahead if at all possible to avoid any additional fees or financial hardship. The programs with UOP normally starts off rather light and then progressively becomes challenging. I hope this helps :)
My instructors did not give me help where I needed it, some even did the work and just had us submit it. They did not teach how to utilize the resources they provided or how to access them. I had a new adviser every couple of months and in my last year the school messed up my Fafsa and put me on an LOA repeatedly, did not tell me they couldn't process my funds while they had me on this LOA and made my last class take me a year to complete.
University of Phoenix was all online for me. It was a fun degree to pursue, but almost too easy. Now that I am working on my Master's degree, it feels like I missed out on some pertinent information like neuroscience. But for a Bachelor's degree I still think it was a decent school and was very accommodating. It was easy to get to Financial Services or anything else you need; just a simple phone call or email away.
University of Phoenix was a great online college! I can't say enough good things about the whole experience. My advice is to make sure that any student attending this college is great with time management otherwise you will fail the classes. Schedule your life around the schooling.