University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,158)
After reading several pages of reviews It is about an equal amount of people who have complained and those who loved it.
I am currently enrolled and have not experienced any problems. My counselors have not changed and my experience has been nothing but pleasant. It took me going to several different schools before I could find one that seemed to have fit me. I also think that in each state that it is also adding to the experience of a person. The UOP may not be the same as the one in MY state. The people who you deal with is what puts a bad taste in peoples mouth. The school is not a scam, they may be pricey, BUT NOT A SCAM. They are accredited, and it is how much a person will take out of it.
My job has tuition reimbursement, and provides a discount for going to UOP. I work for a very well known company and if they believe in it that much to provide a discount then I do not think they are all that bad. Opinions are always great everyone but are not all the same. Since everyone is split on how they feel then I think it is up to whoever to see for themselves.
I have roughly a year to go to graduate with a bachelors degree in criminal justice. This whole time I have never had any oh the problems I have read. The instructors I've had have been good. It may be possible that it depends on the major people choose because it seems to me like the instructors i've had really care about teaching us everything possible. They share real life stories and get to the point. They have all been employees of what they teach. In my case law enforcement officers, district attorney, detectives, or attorneys in general. When I took psychology classes they were psychologist.
I've never had a problem with financial aid, or counselors. All of my peers have said bad things. As far as people laughing at me or saying that my degree will be worth nothing, it has never happened. Some people actually say it is a good school. I obviously want to get into law enforcement and have talked to several officers from various departments and ranks and have all said it will be extremely valuable on my application and further down my career.
One of my instructors is the ex chief of parris police department, he shared with the whole class that two of his best officers, one a Sargent, are UOP graduates. So as for me Phoenix is an excellent school and I can not wait to finish and take the next step forward.
I started attending UoP in November of 2011. I recently graduated from a university in the mid-west with my bachelors degree and wanted to go on for my teaching certification and eventual Ph.D. in Education. We have another university in the city I live in and just trying to get into their Master's program is a joke and a rip-off.
That is when I called and checked out UoP. I liked what I read about it and when I talked to an adviser, he answered all my questions and I didn't have to jump through all these stupid hoops. As I'm unable to work at this point in time, I'm busy full-time taking care of my wife who is disabled and unable to walk right now, attending classes online and only having to deal with only one class at a time for 6 weeks works great for me.
The advisers are also understanding and helpful with working with me as I recently found out that I'm losing my eyesight. So accommodations have been made for my classes. So would I recommend UoP? In a heart beat.
I would first like to say that UoP, in many aspects, is a school like any other. You get what you put into it.
I transferred from CSU Sacramento to UoP due to the inability to get classes around my full-time work schedule. This increased the cost of my education, but at least I could continue going forward. I then continued to get my MBA.
I did not see much value in the MBA and I believe that was due to my supervisors not having any degree (as a District Manager for a major bank), their stated view was "Everyone has one" however they did not have a degree, nor did most of their managers.
I am now at an ABA accredited law school, so clearly the degree counts for graduate schools. I would say that if you are looking to teach at a university, then it may not have the right accrediation for a specific field (such as business). Do your research and explore where you would like to teach.
I attended classes on a campus and I was not a fan of some classes or professors, but that is the case no matter where you attend school. I had a better experience in Northern California than Southern California.
If you have the ability to go to a traditional school (time/money/location) then it may be a better choice simply because of other people's ignorance and probably less expensive. If you do not for any reason - University of Phoenix does work.
I have been enrolled since 2010 and I graduate with an AA in fall of 2012. I have not had any problems at all with anything connected to my classes at the University. I have been hearing a lot of bad things lately and I must say I am a little alarmed by them. Both my financial advisors and acedemic advisors have been great. I have not yet run into a problem and until I do, I will continue further me education through this University
I am a University of Phoenix MBA grad from 2004. This was the fourth school I attended, including my Bachelors Degree, and I have to say, I was very impressed. The program was challenging, like other schools, but I spent more time in pure study, paper writing, preparing for tests, and class assignments than other schools, because I didn't have to go to the library, spend tons of time researching, register for classes, or sit on the phone waiting for administration. I attended most of my courses oncampus, and then finished up online.
It has been eight years since I graduated, and I have found my degree at the University of Phoenix invaluable to my career. It has opened doors that weren't opened before, qualified me for income levels that weren't within reach, and given me the know how to succeed in challenging work environments.
My teachers were impressive high quality professionals, who work in the field they teach (I learned accounting from a practicing CPA, for instance), and most of them cared about my learning. There were two teachers in my program that I didn't like, but that was the similar to my experiences with teachers elsewhere.
Administration was much more impressive than the other schools I went to. They were eager to meet with me, and I never had any problems or waiting time to get an appointment, or get them on the phone.
I took five courses from a Cal State MBA program, and only three of them transferred, but again, in my undergrad I experienced similar difficulty.
My learning teams were terrific. I still keep in touch with a few of them. We had challenging assignments, and my teams weren't always perfect in completing them, but it was a great learning experience for me, working in groups like that. In retrospect, it helped prepare me for working with people in my career.
Reading some of the other reviews, I was surprised to see some of the comments made about the University of Phoenix. Issues brought up seem to reflect problems with the students themselves. I did not have a perfect experience with the University of Phoenix, but, in comparison to the three other schools I went to, I had a very good experience. I recommend the University of Phoenix to all my friends without reservation.
I have been going to school at UOP for about 2 and half years because of the detail degree that I wanted as an environmentalist. Now I've read the entire review section and I certainly do not see nor hear what some of the people here are talking about. I think the school is great, my G.I Bill kicks in on time and I've never had any issues with the academic counselor or anything for that reason. I was never pushed around to join their school or anything for that matter.
I'm repeatedly getting phone calls form my academic counselors to see how am I doing, but I do not see anything wrong with that. I've already been promised a promotion at work once I graduate in April 2012 and I truly honored to say that I too am a Phoenix.
P.s, I'm retired military and UOP has treated me with upmost respect troughout my entire stay. Highly recommended
I happen to be lucky and have a parent who was willing to pay for my masters degree so I could move up the pay scale at my school. I look at UOP as buying a masters degree. The classes are not challenging. The only challenging part is having to work in teams. The first team I had was great. Each of my members seemed to be very educated and hard workers.
After that, it was a different story. There were always excuses and I always ended up doing the project. Many of them said they had work or challenges at home. Um, isn't that the whole point of taking online courses? Because you have a home life and work? I wanted to earn my A so it didn't bother me too much, because like I said, the assignments weren't challenging. If you are alrady a teacher, the courses are basically about the job you already do.
Being forced to work in a team did not make me happy. The whole point of taking online courses is to do work on your own time. Having to work with a team kind of threw that whole plan off. Then, I had to work with people who had no idea what was going on at all. There were several times I had to teach people who to do a PowerPoint, which made me wonder if UOP checks to see if students have a bachelors degree at all. At sometime you would have had to done a PowerPoint in a class.
My opinion, if you can get someone to pay for the classes, then it is a good deal and easy degree.
I transfered to Phoenix online and realized once I started getting into my classes that it a rip. Your classes have a so-called teacher but online you should at least have power point, notes or something to help you learn the material. If you even ask questions they want you to ask other stundents. Im sorry but for 2000 a class I want to be taught not my money to just be taken. who ever reads this, take my words and do not go to this school. I read reviews and didnt listen, now I wish I did.
Beware if you decide to waste your time with this School. These people candy coat everything to sucker you into there little scheme. I am a stay at home mother and wanted to better myself, so I enrolled in to this facility.
The administration were pretty cool and really worked with me. Most of the Professors were great, but after about nine weeks of getting all A's and B's in all my classes up to this point, I had A professor who who basically made fun of me in a post for asking a question. This really pissed me off! After this incident she started saying that I plagiarized a final assignment and then three assignments after she had already graded them. Which I received at least a b on. She said she used the plagiarism checker and that I copied my words from some website, that I have never seen nor have I ever heard of it before. She sent me the link to the website that I was accused of copying from.
I have to agree there were a lot of similarities in my word but no way was it word for word or even close to being copied. I wrote her a very not nice letter and told her that I didn't get this far into my schooling with almost a perfect GPA by cheating or coping someone else's work and that she should kiss my A**, then I proceeded to ask her how she liked that for academic writing? I dropped out and have refused to answer any of their calls, because I did try talking to a few people about this particular Professor when I first had the problem with her making fun of me in a post, and their response was " I'm sure she didn't mean anything about it.
So now I owe them money and I don't think I can get another loan to go to a better on line college. Not to mention I have found out that the degree that I would have gotten would not have been accepted by several places!!! Seriously, UNOP quit LYING TO YOUR STUDENTS!!! THIS SCHOOL SUCKS!!!