DeVry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (279)
I attended DeVry University in hopes that a Bachelor's degree will help me with my future career. This is not the case. I graduated in 2014 with a degree in Technical Management with a focus in Healthcare. I am currently working in a law firm instead as an intake specialist. I am no where near the position at which my degree pertains to and I have been applying everywhere just trying to get my foot in the door. Oh and don't forget that I am in debt for a degree that is doing me no good. DeVry University was a joke, they didn't help me with what I should do after I graduate. They gave me resume tips and the rest is up to you. You have to network yourself which is fine but a little help would still be helpful. This school is basically in it for the money which is they are a for-profit school. Don't go here. It's a waste of time and money.
I didn't really graduate yet and to be honest with the way my aid is going and how they handled my situation I wasted 3 1/2 years of my life for nothing....... last year I was attending classes with no aid.... finally they told me I had to do something about it and so I did.... I had to get something called a Devry loan... in order to get it I had to get denied twice from Sallie Mea one from me and my wife after a few months I did the paper work I knew it was a credit check but was kicked in the gut after they told me.I needed a 620 credit score at minimum..... which I didn't have and the funny thing is they only work with heartland no other company......
I am one of those who believes that what you get out of a program is directly proportional to what you put in. My undergrad degree is a bachelor of science in business administration with an accounting concentration. I was still in retail for several years after earning my degree, but the degree was the key to me getting a job with a different organization with which I've had 3 significant promotions in as many years-- and in getting me into a good MBA program at a state university. My husband has a degree in technical management from Devry and has also been able to obtain better positions because of his degree. On the other hand, Devry is a for-profit school. It is more interested in making money than in being especially helpful. You will end up shelling out a lot of money or in a lot of student loan debt, and if you're fully online because you're far from a campus, the post-graduation support is worse than nothing. Being in a much smaller market than the counselor's (a top 20 market), the counselor berated me and made me feel guilty for not putting in at least 10-20 applications a day. There weren't that many non-retail openings in my area. It's a mixed bag, and there are a lot more fully- online programs at more traditional schools than there were in 2007. I'd think of Devry as a back- up option more than a first choice.
Please understand all financial documents you sign. The school quoted one amount, but increased their tuition every few months. Instead of paying around $55k for tuition, you will end up paying about $75k or more. Once you have started, it is hard to stop being that the credits are not transferable to a lot universities.
NOT recommended! 3 years spent here. Student services reps lacked knowledge to answer basic questions and often were rude, and short with a very rude and unprofessional tone. Financial aid reps were just as bad. Huge problems getting them to accept any prior learning transcripts. It took 2 years and repeated and persistent contact by me for anyone to care enough follow through with getting this applied to my degree. It was very difficult for them to pay enough attention to me to get my prior learning applied. I fell strongly this was due to money and DeVry wanting to gain the most money possible from students. Multiple errors found in tests and quizzes to include actually giving the correct answer by marking "correct answer" next to a multiple choice option and asking the same question up to three times on a single test. Quality of education was very poor. Most of what I learned was due to personal ambition and drive. Instructors were sometimes absent from class posting in discussion boards but 2-3 times per week.
I recently graduated from Devry with my Bachelor's of Science in Multimedia Design and Development. I can say without a doubt that Devry is just like any other school, you get out of it what your willing to put in. I laugh when I read all these bad reviews from "students" who had a bad experience. So many people complain about Devry but those same people are the ones not willing to do any of the work. There's even proof of this is some of the reviews on here, people saying "it's a copy and paste from google school". That right there explains their work ethic. Devry isn't the best school you can go to but it's not the worst either. Yes, it can be expensive but they aren't hiding the fact that they are for-profit. For those people complaining that they can't find work after graduating, it's not the school's fault. The bottom line is if you need a school that is somewhat flexible with your schedule and you have an actual interest to learn then I say give them a try.
If you are looking for an online program that caters to a flexible schedule, this is not the school for you. They advertise as being flexible, yet changed their curriculum to course long group projects that are worth most of the course points. The groups consist of people in different times zones and it's not easy to get others to do their part. I have had to complete most of every group project for the last 3 sessions (6 courses), and yes, there are projects and group work in EVERY class now. Not what was advertised, not what I signed up for and definitely not for someone that needs a flexible schedule. I would never recommend this school to anyone else.
I attended DeVry University for a Bacherlor's of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology starting in 2010, and graduated in 2013. I personally tend to be a student who doesn't require a lot of interaction or support from the instructors. For this reason my time was best maximized for the online/ Hybrid classes, which there were a good amount offered. In general I found the curriculum to be fairly rigorous, and well suited for students who had an interest in finishing their undergraduate degree as fast as possible. The small class sizes were nice as well. In general - the program was effective at getting me the qualifications to enter the work force, but there was nothing notably exceptional about the education. It was thorough, and got the job done.
This school is garbage. They prey on the weak and uninformed. They want to make money and that is the only reason they are there. They want you to apply for financial aid so they can pay for expensive employees and have limousines take them everywhere. I saw the limos when I stopped by the downers grove headquarters and a driver had a sign that said "devry". I have thousands of dollars in student loans that I cannot pay back and they take limos everywhere.
Above average. It changes my career for the better. I wouldn't be in my current high paying job if I didn't have the degree I obtained from Devry University. Truly a game changer. With the right skills and passion you'll be marketable and will be able perform the job.