University of Phoenix Reviews
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I completed the international version of UOP Masters program and a Bachelor in Engineering at a traditional School. My work involved a lot of travel both domestic and international so it was impossible for me to attend a regular school. The coursework was challenging and most of the professors have experience working for big companies.
Most of my classmates were working professionals and some of them have one or more masters degrees. The school is expensive but is not easy, I spend between 10 to 15 hours each week reading,writing papers and answering questions.My overall experience was excellent and is paying back.If you are a working professional who can't attend traditional schools online school is the best option.
Just graduated yesterday with my Associates degree in business, I will be starting the Bachelors program sooon. This is a great school to attend but not for the LAZY NOR THE COMPLAINERS!! This is not like a regular school, it is designed for working professionals who have a family and other obligations. IF YOU APPLY YOURSELF AND MANAGE TIME WISELY YOU WILL SUCCEED AND LEARN A LOT. My courses were rigorous and extremely challenging. YOU HAVE TO BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR OWN EDUCATION YOU GET WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT!
This is a great school and I would highly recomend to those who are interested!
I get my Associte in July, and have really enjoyed all my classes except one.(Com-220/Female)I've found that some of the instructors teach like ROBOTS if you ask a question its alway refer to your course syllabus which sometime are not clear. WE ARE TO LEARN and some instructors treat you like a child, if it wasn't for us they wouldn't have a job to teach. Over-all the school is good, I've been thing of transfering to another school. I've only spoke with my advisor three times and she was unprofessional
UoP is certainly not for everyone. I finished the second half of my Undergraduate Degree online, and at first I really missed the "classroom" experience and interacting with "real" people. I also became a bit jaded at first because I felt that I was really just teaching myself; however, I also realized that some of my former on-campus classes were the same way.
It took me about 6 months to get used to the online format, (i.e. TONS of reading, TONS of writing, PP Presentations, etc.)and I did feel like quitting several times, but I'm so glad I stuck with it. Most of my Facilitator's were amazing, brilliant people who were very willing to assist students in any way possible.
My Financial Aid specialist was also extremely helpful and kept after me about my application. The worst part of the entire experience was the required group work and all the PP Presentations. That said, I am so glad I did it, because I am now attending Grad School back on-campus, and I feel as if I am more prepared for it than many of the other students in my classes.
Most of them are not used to researching, writing, discussing and having to do presentations. For me, it's just normal. UoP can be extremely challenging for many people, which is probably why they dislike it so much. Though, I feel like it did a great job of preparing me for the "Real World."
I am on my 5th block of classes and I have yet to read any course material - and I have a 3.8 GPA. As long as you give "politically correct" answers you will receive a passing grade. In addition, be prepared to translate text lingo and emoticons from your fellow students. I think the classes are actually filled with 10 year olds. If you are looking to BUY your degree, not earn it, UOP is for you.
I dont know what that other person is talking about regarding the 5 week class time. Classes are 9 weeks. I am in my 3rd block of classes and the teachers are quite competent, they are working in the field they teach, and when i needed them, always available. I even called them a few times for quick questions.
The tuition is more than other colleges (365) whereas my local college is roughly 230, but i will pay a little more so i can get this done on my own time and in the field i want. I will most likely be switching to a different school after my associates, but this was a great start.
My experience at UoP was mostly positive. It was hard, challenging and intellectually stimulating course material. I worked hard to achieve my Bachelors degree and am proud of it. However, it appears to be true that some people can skate through on the coat tails of others and that pisses me off to no end. It ruins the reputation of the school and makes me question the value of the hard work, time and energy that I put into it.
I wound up getting laid off from the company that paid approx $50,000 for my education and now question the worth of having the UoP degree on my résumé. I believe that I learned a great deal through UoP and the experience has made me a better person. But that is because I am comfortable with the degree of commitment that I put forth to complete the studies.
Unfortunately other people may have unfairly benefitted from my hard work. In the end, it is what you make of it. If you have a steady job and the degree can get you ahead there, the online option is both challenging and convenient. If you find yourself out of work, you may question the value of what you have gone through and find that a traditional accreditted college is the way to go.
I have been at UOPHX for one year. I am very unsatisfied with the education I have received. Half of the teachers were completely incompetent. Five weeks is not enough time to digest or learn any subject. The tuition is outrageous. The advisors are of no help. I signed up for UOPHX due to my age and I couldn't be more dissatisfied. I have seen papers written as if a 6th grader wrote it and the recipient received full credit. Students pass with A's that are illiterate to say the least. I plan to quit next class.
Its been 5 years since I've been enrolled in this school I tried going back and they told me I had to 1500 to go back to that school.I was like wow they hold a balance for that long just to try to enroll back to this school I was so disappointed and was so ready to start back I was able to do work without any problems.
I started my first block of classes for Health Care Administration in June of this year(2010). When I first signed up my enrollment counselor advised me to fill out all my financial aid so I did this thinking when I started school everything would be in order.
I had so many issues with financial aid. My counselor forgot to apply my unsubsidized loans so I had to reapply which pushed back me receiving funds for class. I had a terrible time trying to get in contact with my financial aid conselor Mindy Miller. I had to contact her supervisor on several occasions just to receive a response from her. Once I finally had the financial aid part settled I was having problems with one of my instructors giving me full credit. She said I wasn't complying with the participating policy. She would never directly answer my questions as to what I was doing incorrectly. She would just refer me to her instructiions she gave at the end of the class. I would do this and again she gave very vague instructions, so after not having any luck with her I contacted my academic advisor who wasn't much help either I had to send several emails to him.
So finally after my first block was finished I'd had enough of university of phoenix I decided to unenroll myself and I am now looking for another school to attend. I do have to say my enrollment counselor was the only one who seen to truly care about my needs as a student and he was always available for me. I do agree with the first review you have to try something before you knock it and I have tried this school and it isn't the school for me.