University of Phoenix Reviews
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Hello, I received my bachelors degree from a highly regarded private university. When I decided to obtain my Masters, I was also offered a very good full time position at a fortune 500 company, so in order to work full time, I decided to try online classes. Thus I chose University of Phoenix for my Masters program as they are one of the few who offer Accountancy.
I have had nothing but issues since the beginning. The financial aid department is a joke. I receive an outside scholarship which I was warned by the scholarship company that unless I fight UoP for my scholarship money, they will pocket it and I will never have it applied to my balance. This was the case.
I had to send letter after letter and make tons of phone calls before my scholarship money was applied to my tuition. The counselors are helpful but not very knowledgable.
As for the professors, I have had some good and some horrible. More horrible than good but the good professors genuinely seem to care about your education. However the many horrible professors I have had are rude and very unprofessional. They try to make the students feel like idiots and I feel sorry for many of the students' that receive these hateful comments. I have been fortunate not to receive any hateful or derogatory comments, however I also keep my questions to myself.
I would not recommend this school to anyone as I think it is just a money pit and I regret beginning my program here as none of the classes will transfer now and I am stuck with the debt of the classes. I am making straight A's and have not even read a single chapter in any of the books. This school is a joke and I have not learned a single thing.
I am a recent student at Pheonix University. I haver read various complaints about the following:In the begging of entering Phoenix University, the class that I had was 'Fondamentals Of Genaral ED'. Well I agree that it was easy at first; and stress free specialy for someone like me who doesn't work outside the homr, because I am a writer; and who doesn't have young children that they have to attend to, because my son is 24; nor do I have a husband; because I am devorced.Now for those who say; the school work in the begging was of no essence to what I was studying; I will say this: the recent class that I now have to do is; Fondamentals of General ED. "Yes - I do agree that it is easy, and what does that have to do with getting a BA IN PSY.; which I am studing?"The class Fondamental of General ED has to do with every thing and every career you choose to do; because this class teaches disapline; and how to releive stress; which is important to have if you choose to go back to school when your older; & try to obtain a degree. And lets face the fact that going to school is stressful, demending and hard work; it's a personal responsibility: "The education that you get from any school depends on what you bring to the table. "You are responsible for your own exeperinces!
I have been attending University of Phoenix for over a year. I have had nothing but problems. Problems with schedule, counselors, teachers and everything in between. I have been through 6 counselors in my time there and every time I get a new one my schedule gets messed up and I end up needing more classes.
It appears to me that a good portion of the instructors just want the money and are the slightest bit concerned with your education. In my current class, I can't even get questions answered by the instructor. Please do your research prior to signing up.
The coursework was very easy to understand. If it has been years since you have been in school the UOP makes it real easy to find guides, tools, and materials that help you in so many ways.
The online learning tools that are available at UOP are very helpful, you have the University Library with all of its resources such as The Center for Writing Exellence, The Center for Mathematics Exellence, and of course the wonderful student labs. All these resources help you on your way to getting your degree.
The professors always treated everyone with respect and never made any of us feel inferior to them. All of he decisions where fact based and very interesting.
My overall experience was one of the best feelings in the world, I say that because I have learned so much. With the economy the way it is these days you really have to have a degree in order to make a living. I myself am becoming a Police Officer in Chicago, IL thanks to the UOP.
This program is thorough, demanding and relevant. It will prepare you for the CPA Exam and real world employment. You will find yourselves light years ahead of your peers. Change in the workplace is not easy, though. The texts used and subjects covered are in my opinion, more thorough than a top rated state school that I have attended. For this reason, I would recommend recent grads to obtain their CPA licenses as soon as possible after graduation and open their own firms or manage their own businesses. The Phoenix style is the correct model and can only be enhanced upon. We are not stubborn learners. Phoenix students strive for excellence and are ready to contribute to current practice and future technologies. I am a Phoenix!
I have had only one class with UOP and I did excellent in it. However when I came in the class HRM 531 the professor- please I recommend to everyone not to ever take a class with him. He is too much... We all at graduate levels are studying and also managing families, job and our homes. However this professor has nothing much to do besides overloading us with assignments, and he is a strictler for everything. He wants 6-8 peer reviewed articles ONLY, and talks about how you can't use words like "it, doesn't, can't" and complains about using "commas". He has high expectations. He writes a MORNING NOTE and is so blunt and blatantly rude to his students. I have had 6 people drop the class out of 20 or so and now i am the 7th person dropping his class. Worst part is he says "So and So" has been "REMOVED" from class but wont say they dropped because he is scared about his reputation. He returns papers of students when the content of the paper is excellent but complains its not formatted correctly and so forth. I had friends and co-workers check my paper who graduated from NYU and University of Missouri, and University of Texas and Stoney Brook and so forth and they all said the paper was good and had good formatting, content and everything was write with APA style. However this professor can never be satisfied. I recommend if you get him in any class please DROP the class before you end up paying thousands of dollars to drop later during the course weeks. It tells you when 7 students have dropped the class that its the professor who has an attitude problem and teaching issues.
My experience at the University of Phoenix was extraordinary. I have no regrets about getting my EdD there in 2009. The brick-and-mortar schools were outdated, so I chose an online accredited university - The University of Phoenix. The work was rigorous and I learned so very much. In addition, the friendships I made were great and I even miss school and kind of would love to go back. But overall, it was great. I am a real student who always wanted to be a doctor and UoP allowed me to do that.
I have been enrolled at the University of Phoenix online for a year. I was and still am skeptical about how seriously a potential employer will take a degree from UoP. I work hard in my classes and I am maintaining a 3.8 GPA, which I fully believe would be a 4.0 if not for having to work in teams (You have to work with teammates in EVERY class). When I first started UoP, I had a total of three advisors. These women called me all the time to check on me and my progress. I felt like a valued student. As time progressed, I heard from them less and less. Now I am lucky to get a call every other class. In their defense, they are very reachable if I need them. Another thing I worried about was the course work. One class at a time seems, well, odd. The reason for this is because most students work and the course work is a lot in most classes. Why so much course work? I believe it is an attempt to distract from the inadequate teaching and text. This is why I am currently "shopping around" for a better school. I suggest everyone contact potential employers BEFORE enrolling to gauge how they feel about a UoP degree. Don't be offended when they laugh. It's basically college by correspondence, only much more expensive.
I have been enrolled in UofP for a year and half and about to graduate with an associates degree in a few months. I read all of the reviews good and bad. I have reviewed many schools on-line and traditional and there are not one school who got all positive comments. Uof P works well for me because my husband was diagnosed with cancer last year and for me to go to school and stay home with him I enrolled in this school. The first year was kind of easy but I have to tell you it is getting harder and harder. I have not had any major complaints and have had only one teacher who just did not seem to care. I have had many conversations with my financial and academic counselor and if I ever had a problem is was fixed right away. My admission counselor was the same way. They each call me all the time to see how thing are going.
I feel that those of you that are complaining either did not want to go to school or you are just a whiney person. If you are not happy with this University go on to another one but you still are going to find problems there also. A person must really be dedicated to do the work on-line, it is hard at times and it is taught by teachers who have masters degrees. I am not saying all of them but all but one that I had did have one.
As far as the cost, on-line school is alot more expensive than a traditional school (here in FLorida it is) but you are paying for the convience of it. In my situation it is something I had to do and I will go on to get my Bachelors and maybe Masters through U of P. I had to take financial aid out just like most people do ad yes I have to pay it back but In my case it is worth it to me.
A person must be dedicated to do any type of school but on-line you must work at it everyday. I am pleased with everything I have encountered so far. I looked all over and the U of P was either a bit less or right on target with others. All advisors and counselors have been a blessing to me and do check in with me all the time.
Those of you who are complaining to me you just do not want to go to school, I am sure some of you have legiimate gripes and for that I am sorry you are having a bad experience.
I have read many negative reviews about the University of Phoenix, and I must say most were out there. One attended TWO DAYS and stated the University of Phoenix was a rip-off and a poor excuse for receiving a good education. Another complained about the quality of the education and admitted to "doing the minimum to get by.: Still another, complained the University of Phoenix took "two extra days in getting back to them, so they did not enroll in a university that didn't care about the student." Another student complained about the "bad writing skills demonstrated by fellow students," and misspelled five words in the critique.
I finished my Master's in ED/Adult Education, and it was a great education. I am now enrolling in the doctorate program and will attend online, just as I did with my master's degree. My experience with the University of Phoenix online, was there were students who will never be happy anywhere.
I remember one who bitterly complained about the "retarded team assignments" then plagiarized something I posted in a previous class we had both been in. I earned my undergraduate degree in a traditional "brick and mortar" school, and encountered unhappy students, bad instructors, etc.
The University of Phoenix is a great school. I highly recommend it. The bottom line is you get out of it what you put into it. Garbage in, Garbage out.