University of Phoenix Reviews
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I would advise anyone considering attending UoPx to really consider if they are willing to dedicate the time that it takes to excel in your classes. I enjoyed my time at UoPx and I graduated this past Saturday with my Bachelors of Science in Psychology degree. My academic advisor Chris Kmetz was the absolute best. He would follow up with me periodically to make sure that I was okay and to track my progress in the program. I was able to cut a year off of my time in pursuing this degree my taking CLEP or DANTES exams for college credits. My financial aid advisor was a little slack but other than that, no complaints. The staff are very friendly as care about you as a person and a student. They provide timely feedback on assignments as well. The only negative about UoPx is the learning teams. In the beginning, the learning teams were horrible but as I moved into my core curriculum where people were serious about their education, I thoroughly enjoyed working with my teams. I would rate UoPx a 4/5 stars on professionalism.
I am fortunate that I am able to use my degree and it will eventually pay for itself however I walked away with almost a 40k loan had I done my research accordingly, I would have gone to another school and paid a fraction of the price. I would say that I had a number of different advisers and they weren't always on the same page specifically the finance department. When its came to asking questions about your student account some will make you feel hesitant about even contacting them as if its a bother. On a positive side of things, I never had a negative experience with any of the professors, and if there was a miscommunication or misunderstanding, they always made it a point to respond or act on the matter promptly. Though I wasn't a fan of group projects, I had very little to no issues with teammates. I would say that having teachers that are working professionals is even better because they make it a point to share personal experiences.When I relocated, they made it a point to accommodate to online courses since I wasn't moving near a campus. Overall, The only negative experience/ comment is the finance department.
I attended UOP's online classes for both my BSIT (Bachelor of Science in Information Technology) and MIS (Master of Information Systems) degrees. I started on the BSIT degree in 2007 as a junior because I went in with college credit. Some of my classes were very hard, but because I applied myself and had some great instructors, I graduated with a 3.86 GPA. I started on the MIS degree in 2009. Although it was easier than the BSIT degree, it took a lot of work to graduate with a 3.97 GPA. Online college isn't for everyone. It requires a lot of dedication and time. You can't blame the school or your instructors for your lack of dedication.
Only attend this school if you already hold a bachelor's degree and are working in the field that you intend to get your master's in. Unless you already work in health administration do not get your bachelor's degree at this institution. The cost is too high and the payoff is minimal at best. Getting a job in this field is virtually nonexistent even subsequent to graduating with a bachelor's and master's degree.
University of Phoenix is the perfect fit for just about any kind of student. What I love about U of P is that they understand and embrace that every student is different and has a unique style in which they learn. So rather then expecting every student to fit into one box they offer several ways for students to absorb the material. This is truly exclusive to U of P. Also the university offers live on demand labs and tutoring where you can find help anytime you need. Finally, even as an online student I still felt very much apart of the university community, that I was valued and supported every step of the way.
The classes are okay the prices are outrages. Don't go to this school much better off finding a local school that offers online classes! I couldn't pay an outstanding balances in full so they said I could set up a payment plan and change the date of the payment and they didn't honor that and I was instantly sent to collections. Don't waste your money!!!
Like any Online University, even the ones associated with a big name brick and mortar one, you only get out of it what you put in. If you apply yourself and work with your classmates you will learn and grow. The faculty are experienced in the real world and come from all sectors of private industry. Personally, I enjoyed my experience with UoP and I believe it helped me do my job better and grow professionally. It appears that most that are dissatisfied dropped out, which is unfortunate. At the time I attended there were very few online programs and that was the only way to go to school and still work full time. I did get my Bachelor's at a traditional University, and my experience was just as challenging at UoP.
These people are so incredibly full of it....... They cost twice as much as any other school and they lie about everything. I "graduated" back in June, its now mid October and i still have nothing to show for it..... I found out after my "last class" that I then had to take all these additional proficiency courses which I was never informed of until the end. Then they had the nerve to charge $50 for my diploma which will take another 50 days to get to me..... what?!!! They didn't already make $42,000 from me in tuition? Carrot and a stick if you ask me, they are just trying to figure out how much more money they can suck from me.
I graduated in 2015 with a bachelor's in science:nursing. My experience was great. I attended both on campus and online. We were a fast paced program. 18 months to complete. I didn't apply for financial aid therefore i cannot comment on this portion. I found the instructors to be highly qualified and helpful. Many were either MDs' or PhD. For working nurses i don't know of a more convenient method. Unless you live right next to a college.
I started my degree program when I was 39 years old. I was scared and worried, that because it was online that I would not be able to do the work or keep up. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it ended up being for me, and how much help was offered throughout each of my degree programs. The teachers are very helpful and always present when needed, as are the Academic advisers and Financial advisers. It turned out that the online program was just the right for me and my busy schedule. If you are looking to go to school and need something that works with your work and family schedule, then online classes are the way to go, and University of Phoenix is a great school. I have been offered many new and exciting business ventures since graduation.