University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,035)
The instructors play favorites and doesn't grade appropriate, the instructor takes a week to reply which by than she says its to late to help you or your out of luck. It is the worse customer service area and worse student service I would not recommend this school EVER
The classes are 9 weeks long.. in which you pay an $85 resource fee (comes out of financial aid) to pay for your PDF download of your book. The instructor asks 3 questions a week in an online-forum setting. You respond to them and others 8 times in the week and then are expected to write a 1200 word paper about the things no one is teaching you at the end of EACH week.
To top it off.. the last 4 years and counting.. there is an annual tuition increase... of $400.
The instructors do not help you and are never online to support you.. In fact, the only faculty who really deserves praise.. is the IT specialists when the site goes down!
Dont waste ur money here like I did. I am paying almost 1200 a class.. and I just failed my last 2 classes because my 'teachers' wont answer my questions. I am looking for a new online school to finish my business degree.
I have gone to school here for almost two years, and the second I quit they wanted money. I asked them if they could work with me on payments and they said no they could not. The teachers were very poor, and the curriculum was not very good. Avoid this school at all costs unless you want to pay for a poor education.
I graduated with my BSIT/POS w/honors back in 2003. Thing is my background is in healthcare. More specifically, I served as a Charge Registered Nurse (RN) in a level 2 trauma center for 5 years, and served the remaining 4 years in that Emergency Department as the Triage Team Lead. I graduat with mythe AA from Elthe Camino The courses in regards to ethics in IT (think intellecual property) and IT management (constructing mission objectives and/or statements) were demanding to say the least.
But the core classes in C++, Visual Basic 6.0, MS SQL (database structure and writing queries) were....only word that comes to mind is....brutal. If you do not have serious critical thinking skills, need not apply to this program. Instructors at UOP online for IT were forgiving for not answering 1 or 2 of the 4 or 5 discussion questions per week, but you better make sure your 1) code compiles w/o error and 2) it satisfies the requirements. I liked the instructors. For the past 7 years I've been the lead Clinical Systems Analyst managing the Epic software for the QMC ED in Honolulu. You get out of it = What you put into it
I received an Associate of Arts in Psychology from Axia in November 2011 and I just received my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix this month. I was able to complete the entire program in just over 3 years....which was great and saved time. They also gave me credit for my military service and helped me with my GI Bill. You have to write a LOT of papers and learning teams are a pain. However, if you work hard, read your books, participate in discussions, and turn-in your work on time, You will succeed. I did and my 3.89 GPA speaks for itself.
Academic and financial counselors change often but it doesn't really matter. They all have access to the same information. The only real negative I can add is that tuition and fees are high but no more than a state university. Between my GI Bill, Pell Grants, and MyCaa, I actually got paid to go to school. So how bad can it be?!
I learned a lot going to the University of Phoenix. I will be graduating this year with my Bachelors Degree in Accounting. The courses were not easy and I stayed up a lot of nights studying and doing my homework. I can not say that the University finance counselors are helpful at all.
I was told in the middle of one of my classes that I owed over $2,000.00 and they wanted to know if they should drop me in the current class that I was enrolled in or would I be paying the balance. I was never told about this balance until I was in the middle of taking a class. They would not allow payments so I had to postpone my graduation. They are not interested in higher education they are just interested in money. I think it is strange that this balance appeared when I was 4 classes away from graduating.
This was not easy, nor should it be. If you notice, the people that write bad reviews could not write a complete sentence to save themselves. This college will challenge you and it will test you. I am about to complete my associates and I am happy with the level of education that I have received. No one is here to hold your hand, no one is here to do your work for you, this is life, you get out of it what you put into it.
My councilors are always available and they call me right back if I have an issue. Financial aid has been more than fair and I have always received any information that I asked for. My academic councilor actually talked to me for 1 hour concerning moving on to the Bachelors part of the program, she layed it all out for me about what I could expect and what I should think about prior to starting the program. If it were all about the money, she would have signed me up right then and there. That did not happen; no one has ever twisted my arm at this school. If you are dedicated, you will succeed.
Students do not have rights at this school. I have had 5 over zealous teachers. I had one teacher fail me because I was 5-10min late to her class. I had another teacher that couldnt stop talking about the tea party. another refused to let me sign the roster. I had one teacher go back and grade me harder because i questioned the way she graded my paper. The school see's this and the only thing they have for me is that only the facilitator can change grades.
This school may have good intentions but their quality is out of touch. Then financial aids looks to take any money that you may get back from refund, also the cost goes up darn near 500$ a year if not more. do not go to this school.
Academically, I had a good experience with the University of Phoenix. I had awesome instructors. However, they are supposed to send me a check for left-over financial aid that I did not use. They will not reimburse me for money they owe me. It has been three months and they still not have reimbursed me and I keep calling and emailing them
I begin classes in August, 2006 and completed my degree in June, 2011. I never took a break in classes and enjoyed my classes as well as my co-horts. It was not easy and that was what I expected. If you want to just get by, UOP is not the school for you. I would recommend UOP for those students who can complete assignments without the need of someone looking over your shoulders.