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I attended DeVry in Sherman Oaks, CA. I am a single mom, military vet, work full time and completed 3 courses every term in order to complete my bachelor's degree in half the time. I was able to complete the program with all A's and took both online& on campus. A few of my professors allowed my kid to sit in class with me because I didn't have a baby sitter, which I thought was awesome! Some of the courses were hard and some were easier than others. The professors were great, although a few weren't as hands on as others. I would recommend a lot of time management for anyone taking this course. I spent 14 months of studying, and had hardly any time with friends or family events. You have to be dedicated if you really want it. I landed a 3 job interviews within a few weeks of graduating and got hired. without my bachelor's degree I would not qualify for certain jobs. I would highly recommend DeVry. Great programs.
I typically don't write reviews, but I am currently fed up with this place and wanted to share my issues so others will not have to face the same complications I did. Throughout my 3 year stay in DeVry I was lied to by the finance department several times about estimates and the cost of upcoming semesters. Estimates would be $300-$500 out of pocket based on the schedule they helped build for me, but the actual cost would sometimes reach $2000. Along with that, the classes don't teach you much that you can not teach yourself. Realistically, if you have the motivation to teach yourself you can do it without being 80k in debt. Plus you have just as likely a chance at finding a job/career as someone with a degree from DeVry. This newest issue has shown me just how scummy they can be. My final bill estimate was high, I knew this going into my final semester, but rather than delay my graduation I went with it. After completing my final semester in April, I attempted to pay the bill online a few months later when I had the money. Each time I would attempt to pay they would cancel the payment and I would no longer have access to that money for 2 weeks at a time. After my third attempt I called them to figure out why this was happening and fix the issue. I opened a ticket with student services who told me "we will have someone contact you immediately to help resolve the issue." That was 5 months ago. I have now been called by debt collectors stating my refusal to pay has now moved the account to them. I explained my situation to these people and they agreed to allow me to call DeVry to move the account back to them who should have handled this to begin with. When I called to fix the new problem they told me to contact this number: 1(800)323-4253, as this was the phone line for students who have already graduated. After 2 weeks of waiting for a call back I finally decided to speak to a representative even if they aren't assigned to me yet because I am on a time crunch. After speaking with someone, I find out they aren't even associated with DeVry anymore and can't help me with this issue. This process has now been going on for a month and today I was told, by DeVry, who is completely at fault for this, that it has been too long and I can no longer be helped. They are also denying that I attempted to make payments at all even though I have emails from them confirming they denied the transaction as well as denying the open ticket issue 5 months ago when the payments were first being declined (which was confirmed open by the first woman I spoke to over the phone when the first debt collector called 1 month ago). Now because they refused to help and didn't accept the payment to begin with my credit score is going to be affected and potentially tarnished even though I attempted to pay 5 months ago. Overall, the school is a mess, but the classes will teach you things you don't already know. If it didn't cost an outrageous amount I would say it's worth checking out, but realistically you can learn the same stuff in the same amount of time without the school and all the complications they put you through.
I will give my honest opinion about this school which I am currently attending. Before I decided to enrolled I did my research and I found a lot of bad reviews which maked me hesitant about enrolling. Still I gave it a shot and I enrolled. It is expensive but for me its worth it. First of all all the program is online which it was what I was looking for. My instructors have on top of everything and they answer whatever question you might have fast. Assignments are graded in a timely manner and I had received the help I needed it from my academic advisor. The downside it's that the classes are fast paced and it is really easy to fail a class or get behind in your assignments so you really need to be disciplined, self-motivated and do your work to stay on track otherwise you'll fail. Devry it's a really good institution but it's NOT everybody. But you gotta understand that just because it didn't work for someone doesn't mean it's not gonna work for you. I attended my community college for over two years and as much I tried it wasnt for me the classes were really fast paced and there were 50 students in a class so I always got behind in all my work because I wasnt learning as fast as the others and I felt the instructor couldn't keep up with all the students. Thats my personal experience with a community college, but once again we are all different. With DeVry even though there is a large group of people in every class I feel I have more control and I receive the help when I need it. If you are interested in enrolling but are hesitant because of other people's negative reviews my advice will be to enroll . You'll never know if it works till you actually do it.
No issues from employers regarding my degree being form DeVry. I have had no issue finding employment that required an undergraduate degree. Knew several very intelligent people who were attending DeVry while I was attending, I also know several border line morons who have degrees from a "traditional College". So, I do not put much credence in the contention that only people who could not get into a traditional college attend DeVry. Additionally, I had no problems getting into a graduate program at a "Traditional College" with my undergraduate degree form DeVry. My last comment is for the people who profess to being hiring managers on this thread who state that will not speak to an applicant based on them going to a for profit college/university. I find it hard to believe you are in fact what you claim to be based on your ignorance in the process of finding qualified quality employees.
As a VETERAN, I do NOT recommend. I was harassed by being threatened with withdrawal from course at week 5 because I questioned something the Professor mentioned. I had a question and the Professor took offense by it and sent me a message, this is not a joke, he said "you are not a smart person and you attacked my academic reference." He also mentioned discontinuing me from the course. Long story short, there was a case opened because this Professor was excluding me from the coursework and telling my team members that they should not communicate with me. This Professor, is a veteran and he knew that my husband is an active duty member and that I myself is a fellow veteran. The Deans that took on this case were of no help, everything was swept under the rug. My GPA dropped from a 3.97 to a 3.92 because he waited to the very last week (Week 8) to drop my grade a whole point average by giving me a 0 on a final assignment with no explanation. I completed all assignments and when I reached out to the professor and his superior, my case was passed from one person to the next without a solution. Then I found out later that they closed the case without my knowledge and no resolution. My husband already reached out to VA about the matter and found out that there are many complaints from veterans on DeVry. We have a lawyer because I do not wish this kind of treatment, harassment and reprisal, to happen to anyone else.
DeVry University, a private institution which I am currently attending and you reading, may be planning to attend. I am going to attempt to write an unbiased review and soley write about how I feel at this school and what I have learned and whether you should attend. I am a senior at this school standing at a 3.77 GPA. I have 26 A's, 2 B's and 2 Cs . I am also currently studying Justice Administration with a concentration in Policing. DeVry University is mostly an online based school with its classes being taught through canvas. While most of devrys classes are taught online, there are still many campuses throughout the US. My local campus (the time it was there before it closed down) was very helpful and everyone was nice. I got the help I needed when I did and everyone was prompt when my studies were involved. When it comes to the help and support you will get from this school, I think it is great. The support team which stands behind you is very helpful and will always pick up when you call. Classes are comprehensive and full of interesting assignments at the start of your degree. Once you start to get deeper in the core of your degree though, the classes become stale and there is not much innovation behind the assignments. Don't get me wrong though, you still learn a lot and get a lot from them but you may soon realize that some of these classes do the bare minimum. This college is no cake walk though as it is WASC approved. (I would have never attended this college if my degree meant nothing and was only a piece of paper). The professors are helpful and some even go out of their way to help you with livestreams, step by step explanations, and times of the week the assign soley for student help. In the end I am going to be rating this college 3.5 stars out of 5. This is a great institution but it is NOT for everyone. You really have to be self driven and motivated in order to get everything turned in on time. Many of your online classes will be "here's what you are being tested on learn it" type classes. If you are fortunate enough to have on site classes though, your experience will be much more enlightening. I am almost done with my degree program and am satisfied so far with this school.
WOW! I'm attending DeVry as I write this, and after reading the reviews I wonder what state's you people are in???? Yes, It's not cheap. Yes, you have to apply yourself, but my professor's have never been rude or ignored my requests for help when I needed it. The faculty has been supportive from the word go, even when I lost my s*** over something I thought they did when in all actuality it was my mistake. So, granted there are cheaper places go to school and if online education is so unbearable then you need to enroll in classroom studies. I am 57 years old and haven't been in a classroom for over 30 years much less have the computer knowledge of most of my peers, but I will tell you one thing, I have friends who have invested a boat load of time, money and financial aid into community colleges and the certifications and diplomas they received aren't worth the paper their printed on. And to answer your question, I'm in Kansas.
Save yourself and others you love from this rip-off farce of a school. They won't teach you anything. If you think you're learning because someone is kissing your backside, then sure, throw away your 60 grand! And DeVry is very subtle with its form for fraud. You will not know you are in a dead-end school until a good year. Then you will question your decision to ever go back to school in the first place. But it's not you, it's them. If you do not believe me, check the poor ratings here on Grad Reports and also check out when you file for FAFSA, at the end of the application session, it will show you the graduation, retention, and transfer percentages. The numbers fluctuate each year, but with DeVry, that fluctuation is typically a fall. The numbers are horrible. The graduation percentage right now is 24%. That makes sense because almost 70% of students leave this school and around a quarter of students transfer out. You've been warned! OH! Then there's the fact that having DeVry on your rsum will most likely keep you from getting interviewed. Most companies know that students do not learn key or very important aspects of many of the industries for which DeVry sells you a diploma.
My employer does tuition reimbursement for classes that pertain to my current job and also gives a discount on tuition with DeVry, so I figured I would take online classes while working to get my bachelors. Well one online class went as expected and was great, the professor was informative and helpful. My other professor on the other hand posted 2 times a week with two 1- minute or less video of him scrolling through two already completed homework assignments. The class was Logic and Design and was for programming. After messaging the professor with my struggles understanding the C# program, he simply said he cant help me with it unless I had a more specific question on C#. So naturally, I asked if there were additional resources to help me learn. But he informed me there was only the book to learn how to run the program.... With no prior experience in programming this was very frustrating and my employer does not reimburse for classes I don't pass, which leaves me stuck paying for a class because of a unhelpful professor. I would hope that all other professors aren't as unhelpful as this one was, but I won't take the risk of the same thing happening.
I am a proponent of online education; however you must understand that although it allows you to fit school around your schedule, it does require a lot more commitment and self determination to learn the material and apply it. You are in essence teaching yourself the material with exception to a small amount of instruction from the faculty member. There isn't live lectures, mandatory classes, etc. It is "here is the material, learn it, read the book and apply it". So it does require a significant amount of self discipline to get through an online program. If you have that then this will work great for you.