University of Phoenix Reviews
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Thank goodness for UoP. As a full-time working mother I would not have been able to finish my degree any other way. I chose to attend class on ground instead of online. Yes, this route to finish your education is expensive, but since graduating from UoP not only did I greatly improve and build on my personal educational knowledge and experience, my income has increased nearly 3x.
It was not easy. It was very hard. I worked full-time during the day and commuted to the campus in the evening once a week for four hours, and met with my team once a week on the weekends. There is a significant amount of homework as well.
Working with a team was an incredibly enriching experience as well. I not only learned from my team members and bounced ideas off of them, but I built wonderful friendships that remain to this day (six years post grad). Yes, there was the occasional lazy, irresponsible student who submitted poor work and did not pull their weight. This can be dealt with through communication or, if need be, through the instructor or advisor. There is no reason to suffer a poor grade at the hands of a teammate who refuses to make a fair contribution. There was a lot of material to read, almost too much to cram into each six weeks, but the money and time invested was not wasted. UoP's resources are almost inexhaustible. I had a few different advisors over the three years I attended UoP all of which were hands on and knowledgeable.
UoP is not a cheap, "easy" college or a diploma mill. I don't recommend wasting time or money if you are not serious about graduating. If you mean business and have a strong desire for personal achievement and professional success, I would recommend University of Phoenix.
I have been at UoP since mid 2010. I have an amazing support team. I am truly impressed with these guys and gal. In the end though it does not matter how supportive they are I do not like Universities system.
Is it a bad system? It is for me but, may work for others. I am also a bit disgruntled that I have called the places I was interested in being employed with. I ask them what my chances were of getting a job with my UoP degree. They told me my chances would be slim over other candidates. Some ask me if it was from a campus or online. I am not sure why that matters. However they told me they did not recognize the online degrees. This is a bit disheartening.
I have had really bad luck with my instructors. I am finishing out my courses at around 90-100%. However, they keep changing the rules. What is this an education or house monopoly? I was told the university has no control over instructors requirements. Sorry I have suffered long enough with their disorganization and disrespect for the KISS rule.
I have given them a fair shot and way to much money.
I hate how they do financial aid. Just my opinion their allowed to hold whatever funds they wish. It is just annoying. It feels like big brother hand holding.
Then again after the caliber of peers I've encountered. I guess I can understand their methods.
I'm transferring to Ashford. I know what to expect from them. They have been very up front. I do not like everything I've heard but, I respect it. Also one of the jobs I inquired about recommended the college.
I went to the University of Phoenix a few years ago. I'm was a single mom trying to finish my degree while working a full-time office job so it was important to have a university that offered flexibility and wouldn't take me as long to finish. I attended most of my classes at one of the campuses in Arizona and took several classes online. I travel a lot and see UofP campuses everywhere - so if you prefer that way of learning there may be a campus close to you.
It still took me several years, but it was quicker that going for 16 weeks just to get 3 credits. I only took one class at a time, but I was able to get 9+ credits every 15 weeks (again while working full-time).
At UofP the classes are compressed -so you need to be focused on your goal because the courses can be intense. All I basically had time to do was go to work and attend school while taking care of my daughter. Doing work in teams is an important part of many of the classes. That's good because it's important to know how to work in, motivate or manage teams in today's business environment. I think this is a useful part of the UofP teaching method. The professors were mostly individuals working in the areas they were teaching in and were able to give real-world examples of the topics they were teaching. When I took my Business Law class our professor was a lawyer and one of the students on my team worked for the county and received permission for our team to film a mock trial in one of the vacant courtrooms. Very cool.
My career has benefited greatly since getting my degree in Business Management. I have served as a Comptroller for several companies and as a Vice President of Operations. These opportunities would not have been available to me without my degree - and I was able to get that degree because of the University of Phoenix's flexibility.
I would recommend you check it out!
HI, I STARTED ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX ONLINE IN 2009 AND WILL BE GRADUATING IN NOVEMBER WITH MY ASSOCIATES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE. IN THE BEGINNING IT WAS TOUGH BECAUSE IT WAS A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR ME, BUT I QUICKLY ADAPTED TO IT.
THERE ARE NO ACTUAL BOOKS EVERYTHING IS DONE ONLINE, EVEN FOR THE MATH COURSES, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DO A LOT A READING AND WRITING FOR MANY OF THE CLASSES AS WELL AS PARTICIPATING IN CLASS DISCUSSIONS. SINCE BEING WITH THE UNIVERSITY I HAVE ENJOYED ALL OF MY INSTRUCTORS. I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT FOR THE FIRST YEAR MY FINANCIAL AND ACADEMIC COUNSELORS WERE GREAT, BUT THEN THAT SOON FADED AWAY. IN ORDER TO GET INFORMATION FROM EITHER OF THEM I HAVE HAD TO CALL OR EMAIL NONSTOP WHEN THEY AT FIRST CALLED OR EMAILED ME WITH EVERY LITTLE DETAIL.
LATELY I HAVE BEEN HAVING SEVERAL PROBLEMS WITH THE FINANCIAL ASPECT OF IT WHICH IS WHY I HAVE ELECTED TO HANDLE MY OWN FINANCES. THEY TELL ME I SHOULD EXPECT MONEY BUT THEN WHEN IM LOOKING FOR IT THEY SAY I HAVE TO WAIT BECAUSE OF THIS THAT AND THE THIRD. IT GETS REALLY FRUSTRATING, BUT OVERALL THIS SCHOOL IS GOOD.
I completed my Master's degree and was very satisified with the level of education I received from UoP. I also hold two B.S degrees from traditional state institutions and have no complaints. They are what you put into them!!!! If you are lazy and do not care then you will fail. If you work hard do the readings and study you will be successful.
I am somewhat annoyed by reading the negative remarks. Some of them highlighting the lack of admission process in order to attend and the fact that it is non profit. On the first point, UOP has an unbelievable drop out rate because anyone can join, but once the work begins those who are not motivated or capable leave.
As to the second point, those who honestly believe that other universities are non profit are idiots. Most colleges have endowments in the billions. So think long and hard before speaking ill of a company that provided a product to people who want to better themselves.
I have attended for UOP and have been offered many jobs as a result. I would recommend this school to anyone. Anyone considering UOP should disregard the negative comments because from what I gather they have never attended this university.
I attend UOP online and it was great at first but for me the log in 4 out of 5 times perweek is a lot and to have to post to two student and the intructors is to much for a person who is work. This school is for someone who does not work and have a lot of time on their hand. Other then that the work is easy.
I am currently finishing up my Masters program at UofP online and am enjoying all my learning experiences. I have four more classes to complete and then I student teach.
I have found my UofP online learning experience to be fulfilling as well as applicable to a future teaching career. The instructional methods and strategies taught through my masters program courses are current as well as useful to a future teacher. I believe I will be completely prepared to not only effectively teach my students, but also be able to successfully manage my own classroom due to the research, the knowledge of teaching methods as well as the hands on learning experiences (field experience) UofP has required of me through my graduate classes.
I highly recommend this university but will warn you that if you are not self-motivated, then online learning is not for you. Furthermore, one should go to school to further educate himself, not to just earn a degree. Education, no matter where it takes place, is what one makes of it after it is learned/earned.
Good luck and all the best!
I completed my masters degree at UOP and was challenged to the max. My professors were highly educated and demanded you do excellent work. The teams I was assigned to were excellent and I learn so much from members of the teams. The interaction between team members were the best and I looked forward to hearing from them while we completed our projects. During the 18 months it took for me to complete my masters I worked with the same team members on more than one occasion.
The UOP financial aid personnel and other personnel were tops in my book. I can truthly say I never had any problems with anyone at UOP. Would I do it again? You bet I would. "I AM A PHOENIX".
I have been going to UOP since December 2010. I have had some problems with the language barrier with some instructors. I have found that asking specific questions has helped me tremendously.
The first couple of blocks of classes were easy, but as the time went on the classes got harder. As with anything, school is what you make of it. If you don't put in the time and the effort, you probably won't pass!!
I have completed four blocks of classes and my classmates were very pleasant. The learning tools that I found to be most helpful to me were the Center for Writing Excellence and the mymath lab study plans.
The instructors are concerned and helpful. They are very encouraging and understanding (at least the ones that I have had). You can contact them at home if you can't get an e-mail response fast enough. The academic adviser is a little slow getting back to you, but hey you are not the only one that they help...lol.
Overall my experience has been good. I had a few problems with the curriculum and the lack of having a hard book, but that is easily worked around with research on the internet.
If you are enrolling just to get money then don't waste your time. You won't last more than a few weeks!! If you are not willing to challenge yourself to do better find another school. Hope this helps and good luck!!