University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,054)
I received my Bachelors from University of Phoenix and it was far better for overall value vs time/ money investment than the "brick and mortars" I attended beforehand,many of them private and public institutions. I've always been a working student. Most of us have to work and frankly the facts are most cant afford college financially at all anymore but ALSO because the new American society and economy. At first I was extremely skeptical of U of P. Older institutions are horribly out of date in their courses and approach.Chock full of over bloated tenored Professors who teach dead knowledge they serve no real use or preparation,and see this as a threat and don't like change.Fact is-if U of P was so bad why has everyone stole their business model? Why do major companies seek to setup pipelines w/them for grads? It's the new model for education. I found my experience great. It was hard,and you must push yourself day in and out but as with anything you must take personal responsibility and accountability and move forward. Never stop,plan,execute,and achieve. Those who want a real "degree mill" can go to animal house university w/the rest of the masses and get some bs degree while drunk on their parents dime. Those of us who work hard to get ahead and support ourselves and families,arent afraid ofhard work. Oddly enough members of my family who attended ivy league schools feel this combination of tech and work style and real time blend mixed with the both online/ on site classes is a perfect style to teach and prepare students for the new market. Wake up,think for yourself. Your just seeing a PR smear campaign to steal market share. It's a very good building block because of the curriculum but also the approach and balance you must dedicate to make it. Lastly,the financial aid department was ALWAYS on their game. They called me if any issues and had answers and not just because it's me and the money. Regular advisors as well would touch base often. Your paying for it like any other service. They provided customer service above par. It's sad something revolutionary must be seen negatively before many start saying,finally a real solution to a real problem. I've since gone on to three promotions and 2 new jobs. I currently oversee multiple large projects and finance and have oversight of roughly 300-500 employees daily.
I'm an online student at UoP. I'm am nearly finished and worked hard to get to this point. Going to school online takes discipline and drive. If you succeed with online education you can succeed anywhere. My learning experience was meaningful and valuable. If I needed extra help they had the support. If you are a driven person who desires change and growth then you will succeed. However, if you lack drive and consistency, then maybe another alternative for a higher education may be necessary. I loved my experience here. I feel that the school valued me and my education and they want me to succeed.
The university of Phoenix was tough at times did not receive a lot of interaction or explanation with the facilitator. However I found a way to finish many of the classes were interesting. I believe that you learn much more on your own because you are basically on your own the curriculum was fast passed this was real so if your a self starter, motivated and not a quitter try it out. The courses are expensive at the doctoral level your best bet is to study hard if you want to graduate. At the moment I do not hold the position I should hold with my DM degree but I hope I can move up at the company were I work or seek another company that will honor my degree.
I opened a charter middle school after earning my MBA. I felt University of Phoenix provided a meaningful, quality education. You get what you put into it; in other words if you apply yourself and finish your degree while putting in 110 percent, you should get a return on your educational investment for life!
Scholarships & funding is available to many students. There are so many degrees & certificates available to you! The instructors are there for you both on & off campus. There are many groups you can get involved in also both on & off campus! I started out with funding help, stayed focused and walked away with my bachelors.
I have learned a lot going to University of Phoenix and it was hands on.
I enjoyed it but at the same time I do not feel that it is valued by many employers. I am proud of myself but sometimes wish I gave more thought regarding my choice of school and study.
My degree from the University of Phoenix campus was easy to complete as a working adult. Their class schedules worked well for me. But they are a privately-owned, for-profit university, so they are expensive. I will be paying on my student loans for at least another decade.
This college was amazing!! I was able to get my degree from home at my pace!! I highly recommend this college!!
I loved online schooling and the staff was really helpful.