DeVry University Reviews - Bachelor's in Business Administration
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.
DeVry University is not very compatible for International Students as their core classes are online, which makes it very difficult to maintain your status and they do not track your online/on-campus classes very well as I had to find out the hardway. Their delivery of education is also questionable and could be improved. If you are looking to receive a high grade easily with little effort, than this is the place for you. However, if you are serious and would like to learn something, then I would recommend going elsewhere. Best of luck.
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.
My Overall experience with DeVry University, Has been one of the best experiences I've ever had. I really love the hard work and dedication that the falculty put into helping those of us who want to succeed. I choose this school because I'm a very different type of student. My skills are hands on and practical so Devry was a great choice for me. When I read some of the comments that some of these students write, I ask myself, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years or even now? You know where I see myself ? Graduating with my Bachelor's Degree because I worked my ass off for it and you guys sit here and complain. Blame yourself for not succeeding. DeVry gives you all the resources why not use them and stop complaining. Reach out to the staff when there's a problem. This school is great for single working mom's like myself and for those who want a college degree to get a head. DeVry helps those who help themselves.
I thought DeVry was okay. However, I was a low maintenance student. What I mean by that is, I did what I was supposed to do, you know, study, show up for class, do my assignments. As far as getting a job with DeVry on my resume, I had no problems. I did read some of the reviews where it was said that the interviewer smirked when they saw the applicant went to DeVry. News flash, they knew where you went to school before they agreed to interview you. So, the smirk, most likely, has nothing to do with the college. You may need to take a long look in the mirror and brush up on your interviewing skills. As far as the curriculum goes, some classes were easy, some were challenging. The professors for the most part were good but there were a couple who probably should not be teaching at a university. The one issue I do have with DeVry is the enrollment standards. They do enroll students that have no chance of successfully completing their degree. Enrolling a student who scored the minimum on the entrance exam on their second attempt into an accelerated degree plan is bad. Taking this same student and factor in that they work full-time or may be a single parent and you still convince them to enroll, is just vile.
My overall experience with DeVry was acceptable for most part. Some of the communication between administration/finance was not what I would have expected. I was left in the dark when it came to applying for my graduation ceremony on when I should have applied. Some of the professors seemed to not be active as though they were just there to get a paycheck from DeVry and not really advance our learning. I have never wrote so many papers in my life so if you plan on taking an online based degree be aware you will be doing a ton of writing and reading on a weekly basis. For the individuals who are looking to use their Post 9/11 benefits and are still in the reserves DeVry will give you a lower rate of admission as long as you can prove you're still in the military IE: MyPay statement or contract reenlistment.
If you want to become an independent and have a great salary based career, DeVry University is tje best place to start. They have up-to-date curriculum and all departments prepare you for your journey. The work is persistent and the student resources is a great tool for receiving above average grades.
I graduated from DeVry Fremont in 2004 in the Business Administration program. I attended DeVry as a tool to help me start a career in the insurance industry, since this was a prerequisite in becoming an agent. In addition, I was seeking a quality education to help prepare me for the real world. I have heard an array of different opinions of DeVry, and I think they all have value, since it was their experience. I had a wonferful experience, and was able to gain the necessary skills to build my own business. Some of the skills that helped me the most were - writing, communication, technology, and most importantly presenting in front others. DeVry won't give you a free pass to a career, but can be a tool to get you where you dream you can be.
I attended DeVry from 2012 and finished my last session of classes in June 2016. DeVry University is the worst school I ever attended in my life. They charge like $700 per credit hour and Software/books/supplies costing $1550+ even though the courses are online and outdated by 5 or years. It is almost going to be October and I still have not received my diploma yet from June which is been about 3 months since, I graduated. Also I filled my graduation application before attending my last session back in April as my advisors recommended and was approved on week 7 of May session. I found out that my financial advisor signed me up for a private Perkins loan with UAS of 5 grand with 5.5 percent interest. I only found out through the government student financial site. My other loan is around $28,000 loan with 4-5 percent interest with monthly dues of $300-350 for 10 years. I spend already $64,000 with the outrageous tuition/fees during my time at DeVry. I had employers laugh at my degree. I said I graduated from DeVry university or put it on my resume and the Hiring manager smirking during my interview as he looked through my resume. Then he said he will contact me when they have another opening is available. I wonder why bother applying for a position with DeVry university on my resume. I actually did that and removed DeVry off my resume and I got more phone calls for career opportunities... WOW that is magic.