University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,183)
As someone who actually graduated from the University of Phoenix, I had a positive experience during my time there. I have my Master of Arts in Education.
I was so excited about attending collage and the online classes were just what I was looking for. I have no income at this time so I am paying for school with student loans. I cant explain it but I feel that they purposely failed me so that I would be forced to pay more out of pocket. Now I have to come up with $2500.00 before I can go back. I have no way of coming up with that kind of money and they knew it.
My dream for a better future became a nightmare. I am so sad that this school was not happy with the 40,000 the student loans were paying I guess they needed more. I just want to go to school this is so unfair, they wont even work with me. I am kicked out till I come up with their money.
I have attended Purdue University. I was only there a year. I never had one class taught by anyone other than a first year grad student. At UOPX, all my instructors have a Master's degree and are current professionals in their field. At Purdue I was going to fail out because only the BEST students get good grades, due to the curve.
My UOPX coursework was direct, to the point, and I didn't have to attend frat parties and guzzle beer while on mommy's dime. UOPX had easy-to-use, interactive simulations and mandatory interaction with classmates and classroom discussion. Best of all, I was able to WORK and study full-time. I wasted 17,000 bucks at Purdue and they were refusing to release my transcripts because one of my $10 beakers was missing from my chem set! lol! UOPX offered me free books for my MBA program as well, saving me thousands. Take a look yourself or talk to a UOPX Alumni!
I attended Axia for my Associates and graduated in 2010. My experience with UOP has been good and bad, but overall I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL! In my opinion it doesn't matter where you attend, you will never be completely happy.. there will always be pros and cons.
I am currently taking classes for my Bachelors with UOP, and do not have regrets. Are they expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? YES! My counselors are all very helpful. I have had a delinquent account that I couldn't pay off due to some unexpected circumstances, and they worked with me. I was able to continue my classes when the balance was paid, and all is good.
Love the Advisors, the instructors, and the FANTASTIC GPA I have that reflects the work I put into earning my degree. Thank you Phoenix for rewarding me with a HIGHER education!
I have been with UoP since 2009. I cannot believe how fastpaced the schedule is and sometimes I feel like quitting, but I push forward. I have read a lot of the reviews and to me it sounds like some people cannot handle the extremely heavy workload. Every advisor I have had has warned me about the work load. I have never had trouble taking time off or contacting my advisor. Granted the phone is not always the best form of contact so I email them until I get the response I need.
This school is not for those people who cannot focus and complete the assignments. It is not for someone who does not communicate well with others. Yeah learning teams can be frustrating and sometimes one person does all the work, but this is where a person's leadership skill need to be practiced. Do not attend this school if you are not going to do the best you can or if you are going to whine that it is too hard. I have a family and work full-time and I will have my Bachelor on 1/14/14. I would have never attended college if it was not for UoP. I am Sandra and I am a Phoenix!
I recently signed on for an online history class at University of Phoenix. I was so impressed as I was looking for a school at how fast they called and emailed me back. I received the class syllabus the day the class started and decided that it was too much to try do complete while I was still teaching 6th grade. I decided I needed to wait till summer and contacted them via email and phone.
I left 2 voice mails and 2 emails. One for each of my advisors. They had about 6 hours before the day ended to return my call about a request to drop the class. It was amazing how earlier I could get an immediate response but now that they had my money I couldn't get a response at all. I participated in the class for about 24 hours because there was an immediate assignment due and I feared if I could not drop the class I would receive a poor grade at the same time. It was not until the following afternoon that I received a call that they would process the information to allow me to drop the class. I was also informed that I would not receive a full refund because I had already participated in the class.
I was informed that I would receive a class drop confirmation the next day. It wasn't until 3 business days later that I contacted them again to find out the status of dropping the class. I was then informed that I would not receive a full refund because I had posted in the class. Mind you, I would not have posted had someone bother to do their job and call me back. It amazes me how not doing your job earns you money!!! I would never leave my job without returning a phone call to someone.
I lost $300 because they would not call me back!!!!! I wish me not doing my job earned me money!!! Don't attend school here!!!! They seem great at first but once they have your money there is no going back and they will cheat you!!!
I enrolled online at UoP's BSN program and finished 1/2011. Great format, works well, staff was very supportive. Other posts here claim instuctors were lacking their associate degree? This is not legal in an accredited university. During my BSN, all the professors had at least a master's degree, and now in my master's classes, all my professors have a PhD. Advisors do call more at the start of your program, but you should be swift enough to pick up how things work and not need your hand held. This is college level work.
What students do not understand is online courses are not any easier or less costly than brick and mortor ones, which leads to juvenile outbursts such as the majority of the posts here.
Unfortunately I am $78k in the hole to pay off my ridiculous loans for this school. They are "facilitators" not "instructors" and they don't teach you anything. Learning teams are a joke. I worked hard for my degrees just to be told in a FINAL interview that they are "useless" and UoP is considered a "diploma mill" by most criminal justice employers. Do NOT attend a for-profit institution; they will rip you off.
There were ZERO positive influences and interactions with faculty as well as students. Students in learning teams are LAZY and inevitably leave you doing the team assignment YOURSELF. The advisers and counselors give you conflicting information. I did learn but all on my own through reading page after page after page of course materials and Google'ing. Just don't do it; this school is accredited but I don't know how they did it.
University of Phoenix is not for everyone. I started my career after highschool in Human Resource Administration. After four years of continual work and progression on promotions, it was time for me to head back to school to leverage on my experience. Phoenix is great at teaching real life skills as well as working in a team environment. The curricular and assignment is challenging but do-able. I actually learn something here and enjoys it tremendously. I built a network of professionals from the school itself. Now I have a bachelor and was promoted to a management position.
I recommend this school only if a person are in their career and had built experience. Anyone who are looking to change careers or looking for a new career should not apply. A person should not go to Phoenix if he or she are looking for an "Ivey League" name rather, having their experience as a highlight in their resume and education to leverage on it.
A person should also be employed so that he or she can apply what they learn in Phoenix to their career. The school is costly, so if a person are taking personal loans exceeding the subsidized amount should not apply. I hope these tips help.