University of Phoenix Reviews
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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.
I earned a business degree from this college. It was a lot of work and not as easy as some of these drop outs put on. Yes some classes are easier than others, but trust me, if you want A's you have to work your butt off because you will have to pick up the slack for your lazy teammates.
This school requires you to work in teams, which is very unfair to those that want A's and are paying TONS of money for tuition. The school was such a mistake! I owe soooooo much money and is killing me financially. Don't go to this schoil!
Ok so here it is. Yes I appreciated the ability to make taking classes flexible. Yes I did work my butt off and am 12 credits from graduation. But here is the thing. I explained to what they call my financial advisor in March that I only received x amount of dollars in tuition reimbursement from my job and at the same time explained to her that I was close to my financial aid limit and that I could not afford to pay for the shortfall out of pocket. I am recently single and went from two incomes to one and I am sorry making my house payment and keeping my lights on are my priorities. Well she assured me at that time she would let me know if There would be a shortfall and we could set up payment arrangements. Lie number one.
Well In May I received a financial aid letter saying I would be receiving x amount of financial aid. I thought little of it assuming as promised I would receive a call or an email if there was to be a shortfall. WRONG. Exactly one month from the award letter I received a cancellation letter stating that my aid was cancelled. Again I contact my financial aid advisor the same day and question this. I tried calling at first as I did every other time and surprise once again she was not there. So instead I sent her an email. I explained my situation again reiterating that if my aid was cancelled I had no more funds available to pay for what my aid did not cover and that I wouldnt be elligible for aid through work again until january 2013. Several days later it was lie number two. She was contacting the tech department to verify but she was sure it was just a mistake. I again stated that if my aid was thru I couldnt continue. So here we are in August. I receive a letter saying now I am only eligible for $5000 less than the original letter. Only now I have taken $4000 worth of classes that I explicitely said I could not afford. Again i call and email said financial advisor and surprise she isnt there. After three days of waiting for a response I finally get a call. Credits wont transfer to a traditional school and I am left 12 credits shy of my bachelors degree with mass amounts of debt. Thanks to the pushy recruiter who fed me fluff and this damn rip off
I have read a lot of these posts, and I would agree with some of the negativity and some of the positive. I truly believe what you put in to it is what you get out of it.
I personally didn't have any problems with financial aid or my curriculum. College is an expensive endeavor if you don't want to pay for it then don't go> This degree has done wonders for my career and it has helped me go places that i wouldn't of been able to. So i am thankful for it.
I loved U of P. I thought it very challenging. I also felt the students in my class had great abilities and fantastic professional experience. I learned quite a bit from them. It was adult learning with extreme deadlines and in-depth career related education opportunities.
You could actually spot what you learned in the work place. Yes...I am thinking they could lower their tuition costs. I am back at U of P in the PhD program and still enjoy the experience.
I am enrolled in the associates program for criminal justice. I have been in school since feb 2011 and I am graduating in december of 2012. This is hard work. I have had great experiences with my advisors and instructors. I have had no problems with financial aid either.
I have had an awesome experience and would recommend this school to anybody. You have to work hard at any school and this is one of them, it is expensive but worth it. Before I signed up for this school I made sure that my credits would transfer. I love Uof P.
I received an associates degree in Healthcare Administration/medical records well to my surprise I can not even get a job as an office receptionist let alone in medical records. This school does nothing but have you type papers and there is no real guidance.Do not believe they will set you up with a mentor, because it will never happen as long as you don't ask to many question about your financial aid you are fine.
The continuous discussion questions begins to wear on you, you can only reword a question so many time to answer these questions. When you decide to leave do not long on to the class because you will be charged which is not disclosed to you at all. Most universities will give you a refund if withdrawn within the week, which I did obviously I did not know their rule so I was charge four hundred something odd dollars for the week which was told to me with an attitude and the adviser had major attitude because I had withdrew.
It's a money pit you will end up with a lot of debt and a degree which in my case in my state will not have any merit on helping you get a job. By the way in order to get your transcript to transfer to another college online which is not for profit I have to pay the money first. Avoid this for profit college. Their interest is on the money not the student.