University of Phoenix Reviews
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I am so tired of reading negative comments about the University of Phoenix. Everyone that has commented negatively says the same thing. You all are mad because YOU wasn't driven enough to find the time to get YOUR work done. If you did not log on and do your work then you cannot blame the school for that. People also have something to say because the school is a for profit school.
Well tell me what school isn't? A regular university may not have their status as a for profit school BUT I bet you won't be able to go there unless they are getting some kind of payment. So quit the nonsense saying this school is a diploma mill. I guarantee you the diploma I received wasn't just handed to me. I had to work my butt off to receive my diploma. No, it wasn't easy but if you find a college that is then I'll show you a school that's a scam. I have never had a problem with any of my councelors or facilitators. I also saw a stupid comment saying something about the math being hard and being scheduled in the middle of your program to keep you from being able to quit? ARE YOU SERIOUS RIGHT NOW??? Tell me what college will not make you take a math class? DON'T WORRY I'LL WAIT!!! You all are ridiculously stupid!! If you don't have the common sense to pick up on math then don't give the school a bad review. I also saw someone said something about not being able to remember anything they learned. Well who fault is that?
The school can't control what you can or cannot remember. I love the University of Phoenix!! I graduated in June with my associates in criminal justice and has just started on my bachelors. I am a very cautious person so before even enrolling I contacted the sheriffs office in my parish to see if they accepted degrees from the University of Phoenix. I was assured that they did accept degrees from this college because it is an accredited school. I will say that you have to be driven and self motivated to do well in this school. You also have to do well with writing essays. The purpose of having reading assignments is to teach you what you need to learn for the assignment. If you don't take the time to read it then it's your fault you are not learning anything.
I suggest people stop taking the word of babbling idiots that didn't do what they were supposed to do or felt they were not being spoon fed or treated special enough. Experience the school for yourself and make your own decision. I did and I couldn't be happier. My name is Erica and I Am A Phoenix!!
I had to take two courses and in my cost accounting course that I took one team member was would only do certain parts of assignments and would not want to do other parts. Then for one assignment she accidentall submitted her husbands assignment. Apparently he had taken the class before an she was just submitting his work. We informed the professor of her cheating and noting was done. Then on the day of the final she elected not to submit her portion of the work and one of the other team mate decided just to not respond all night. Two of our team members did not submit their part and at 10:30 that night the professor finally answered us and told us we had to do their part. We received a B on the final however we should have gotten an A as it was not in our control for the other two jerks not to submit their work.
In my business law class we were all assigned to groups, one group had an individual who had passed the bar was working at a law firm however had to take the business law class due to accreditation issues. He was pretty much a practicing attorney and he would do all the work in the class as you could read the posts and he would write "I will take care of it". Another group had a paralegal and he would often say " I will get someone in my office to help us with it." However my most favorite was the group where that had an individual who's father was a judge, and would often have one of his dad's friends do the assignments. Then there were the two groups that had to fend for themselves. I was in one of these groups and it was brutal as the other teams always had professional responses and would always be right. It was really frustrating, we forwarded information to the professor about all of the cheating and extra help the other teams got and she took it into consideration when it came to grades, yet it was still frustrating.
Team environments are horrible! This was the biggest waste of money and to add insult to injury after I finished my two courses I was told by my employer that they do not accept courses from Univ of Phoenix, due to their bad reputation! I had to go somewhere else and retake the courses!
MANY EMPLOYERS DO NOT RECOGNIZE A DEGREE FROM THIS SCHOOL
I did not care for the learning environment at all, very poor. Everything seemed quite elementary and unnecessary. The professors themselves are very unresponsive and don't treat their students as if they are individuals. Nor do they efficiently respond professionally to questions, concerns, etc.
I am currently transferring out of their Psychology program. I'm quite disappointed and saddened with this university.
I do not recommend it. If you're looking for a "easy" bull.. degree, sure. If you want an actual education; to learn, then this university is not for you.
I must say I disagree with the individuals that find discussion questions and writing papers worthless are way off base. I learned more from these along with instructor interaction, reading my texts and interacting with peers.
I believe the University of Phoenix is a very good institution for learning and have and will continue to refer friends and family. I also found the online learning experience very rewarding and convenient;however, it is not for everyone.I also am looking forward to pursuing my masters degree in a couple of months with UofP. Thanks for such a great experience!!!
I loved the University of Phoenix because the people were awesome, and I still had plenty of time to spend with my children. As a busy mom of 3 this was the best fit for my lifestyle. The people are really helpful and make the process smooth.
There are advisors for every situation and they really seem to care about each individual person's success. The only complaint I have is that it is at the top of the list as far as expense but in my opinion the experience and the reputation of this University makes it worth every penny!!
I receive my associate degree in health care administration at University of Phoenix in 2010. Ever since then it was very difficult for me to get a job in medical records . When I tried to pursue getting my bachelor degree my financial aid change dramatically, which had cause me to drop out of school because I was no longer an independent student .
If students not qualify to be independent they are a dependent , which mean they need their parents to cosign for he or she to get a loan at a profit school . I did not want my mom to have a loan under her name because she had a very low income , so I
decided to quit school. After I quit school I tried extra hard to look for a job in medical records and no call back . I ask my academic counselor " what should I do to get my foot in the door for my degree " he didn't give me a good answer or even try to help.
This school is a rip off I paid thousands a dollar for this degree and no job . And I was told by many employers they do not like university of phoenix because the education is substandard. I think it is best for any individual to go to a community college to save money and time from these profit schools. If I can go back in time I wish to not got to this school . Now , I am here on this website to save anyone to pursue their education not a University of Phoenix .
I enrolled into an on campus program with the University of Phoenix after returning home from Iraq. Every counselor or adviser that I worked with was extremely helpful. The majority of the instructors were employed in the various fields that they taught. I liked the learning tempo and the learning environment.
If you are looking for a degree, this is ok.... however, if you are looking to learn, it will not be at Phoenix. The work amount given is absolutely insane, and I felt as I was just going through the papers without learning much. I am leaving with a great understanding on writing APA style. Professors grade you more on that, then the work itself.
The financial department and academic advisors are very difficult to deal with. They are there just for your money, and do not really pay attention on the students needs. Sad, but true.
I am only staying, since I transferred from someplace else, and am almost done with my bachelors.
On a positive note: The PLA and credit acceptance at Phoenix are what make this university stay where it's at!
When choosing an online school for a bacherlors in psychology, I choose Phoenix, since the accreditation was a little better than other places. However, I believe Phoenix is not the way to go! Although I am receiving my BA and moving to a masters someplace else, if I had decided to stay to only a bachelors, I feel as I have not learned much other than to write better essays!
The professors at Phoenix are more preoccupied with loading students with work, reading material, and writing a clean APA style essay, rather than the content of the papers. Since I have mattered this writing style, my GPA is very hight, but I feel as I just went through these paper without rememberin much.
Try to get through your academic advisor or financial advisor... Good luck! They respond to their messages days latter and do not resolve anything, specially when dealing with money! I am in the military division which is a little better, but still... - this university is not worth the money, and I only recommend you enroll if you have a LOT of free time and patience to be writtinh papers after papers, nonstop!
I was completely surprised by their online Associate's program. I had taken an Associate's degree in the past but was never sure how much of it was because of others and how much was my own ability.
With University of Phoenix there is no doubt about what YOU are learning. While there are group assignments there is also several independent assignments that develop your understanding and skills.