University of Phoenix Reviews
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I have learned a lot of information and made some great connections with instructors that have provided me with the tools that I needed to continue my career. Obtaining my degree has allowed me to experience my career at another, satisfying level. When I first started with the University of Phoenix, I started attending at a campus, but due to life circumstances I had to withdraw. Upon returning I was conflicted about whether or not should attend a campus or online, and I decided to try the online environment and it truly fit my schedule and allowed me to be a mom and career woman at the same time. I must admit there were some challenges, but I was able to push past them and graduate with my Bachelors Degree. Now am in the process of obtaining my Masters using the online platform.
I really enjoy attending the University of Phoenix. I have learned so much about myself and met many different people over the years. I have learned how to work together with others in a team setting and whenever I need help with something the school has the resources available to point me in the right direction. You will never feel alone or helpless because your academic and financial advisor are there to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. Even though my classes were on line I learned just as much as someone sitting in a traditional classroom setting. I have never had any issues with the University and now I am enrolled again for the masters program. I have been in health care for over 20 years and this degree with help me prepare for the next level in my life. Once I finish the masters program I will start working on my career. I would recommend the University of Phoenix to anyone who wants to get a good education and can't sit in the classroom this would be the best school for you.
Like any online University, even the ones associated with a big name brick and mortar ones, you only get out of it what you put in. If you apply yourself and work with your classmates you will learn and grow. The faculty are experienced in the real world and come from all sectors of private industry. Personally, I enjoyed my experience with UoP and I believe it helped me do my job better and grow professionally.
University of Phoenix is a great school, if you want to learn, the challenge is on you. My only complaint is that there is not enough career advising and scholarships offered for students in attendance. It is worth looking into this university to complete a degree; make sure to get involved with others that live in your area and attending the University of Phoenix, they are helpful resources. The university also has great tools and resources, use them they are very helpful.
I would advise anyone considering attending UoPx to really consider if they are willing to dedicate the time that it takes to excel in your classes. I enjoyed my time at UoPx and I graduated this past Saturday with my Bachelors of Science in Psychology degree. My academic advisor Chris Kmetz was the absolute best. He would follow up with me periodically to make sure that I was okay and to track my progress in the program. I was able to cut a year off of my time in pursuing this degree my taking CLEP or DANTES exams for college credits. My financial aid advisor was a little slack but other than that, no complaints. The staff are very friendly as care about you as a person and a student. They provide timely feedback on assignments as well. The only negative about UoPx is the learning teams. In the beginning, the learning teams were horrible but as I moved into my core curriculum where people were serious about their education, I thoroughly enjoyed working with my teams. I would rate UoPx a 4/5 stars on professionalism.
I am fortunate that I am able to use my degree and it will eventually pay for itself however I walked away with almost a 40k loan had I done my research accordingly, I would have gone to another school and paid a fraction of the price. I would say that I had a number of different advisers and they weren't always on the same page specifically the finance department. When its came to asking questions about your student account some will make you feel hesitant about even contacting them as if its a bother. On a positive side of things, I never had a negative experience with any of the professors, and if there was a miscommunication or misunderstanding, they always made it a point to respond or act on the matter promptly. Though I wasn't a fan of group projects, I had very little to no issues with teammates. I would say that having teachers that are working professionals is even better because they make it a point to share personal experiences.When I relocated, they made it a point to accommodate to online courses since I wasn't moving near a campus. Overall, The only negative experience/ comment is the finance department.
I attended UOP's online classes for both my BSIT (Bachelor of Science in Information Technology) and MIS (Master of Information Systems) degrees. I started on the BSIT degree in 2007 as a junior because I went in with college credit. Some of my classes were very hard, but because I applied myself and had some great instructors, I graduated with a 3.86 GPA. I started on the MIS degree in 2009. Although it was easier than the BSIT degree, it took a lot of work to graduate with a 3.97 GPA. Online college isn't for everyone. It requires a lot of dedication and time. You can't blame the school or your instructors for your lack of dedication.
Only attend this school if you already hold a bachelor's degree and are working in the field that you intend to get your master's in. Unless you already work in health administration do not get your bachelor's degree at this institution. The cost is too high and the payoff is minimal at best. Getting a job in this field is virtually nonexistent even subsequent to graduating with a bachelor's and master's degree.
University of Phoenix is the perfect fit for just about any kind of student. What I love about U of P is that they understand and embrace that every student is different and has a unique style in which they learn. So rather then expecting every student to fit into one box they offer several ways for students to absorb the material. This is truly exclusive to U of P. Also the university offers live on demand labs and tutoring where you can find help anytime you need. Finally, even as an online student I still felt very much apart of the university community, that I was valued and supported every step of the way.
The classes are okay the prices are outrages. Don't go to this school much better off finding a local school that offers online classes! I couldn't pay an outstanding balances in full so they said I could set up a payment plan and change the date of the payment and they didn't honor that and I was instantly sent to collections. Don't waste your money!!!