DeVry University Reviews - Bachelor's in
Starting out at DeVry was a smooth transition. From applying getting the documents required, to day one of class. Yes, I had to take out loans and had help with grants, but the overall experience was outstanding. Even the transition from CA campus to CO campus was smooth. Regarding the classes them self. You have to work for the grade you want. It is a fast pace education, as it is only 8 weeks vs your normal 16 weeks. It is very easy to fail a class if your mind is not focused. I myself experienced a failing class more than once. One of my biggest dislikes is they let go multiple teachers that actually enjoyed teaching and hired PhD instructors that could not teach the course or provide any real world to the course. You ask for help and they became very defensive, I even got so frustrated I called them a babysitter looking for a paycheck. In the end wishing I got more learning in my core classes. I still graduated with a 3.7 gpa.
Expensive, but worth every penny. This school is very good in preparing students like myself for a career in business. Especially when trying to balance work, school and children. Also, combined with the technology aspect for advancement in my future.
I am reading a bunch of comments that geared toward more of complaints. It seems that people are always looking for ways on how others can help them instead of helping themselves. One person says he wasted 3 and a half years of his life at this school yet it took he or she 3 and a half years to get that they were not learning. Devry does offer a fast pace environment and if you can't concentrate and take your own time and put it into your studies then you will fail. In my particular field which is networking I understood the importance of getting my bachelors degree to prove that I was articulate, but also my certifications like ccna and ccnp to prove that I have the skills and knowledge to work in my field. In every complaint I read I don't see what he or she did to remedy the situation.
I attended DeVry (back then Ohio Institute of Technology) after completing 2.5 years in the SUNY system. I loved the small class sizes and learned to program very well. Already had all the liberal arts courses I could ever need and wanted to focus on the computer science piece and complete quickly, which I did. Most of the teachers were excellent. I got a job immediately after graduation and currently have a 6-figure salary. It was all classroom then and you had to work hard and attend all day 5 days a week, but if you put in the work, you would graduate with a good education. I have no complaints.
I've been attending DeVry University for 2 years now and thus far I have not encountered any problems with them. DeVry has helped and treated me fairly since the beginning. I haven't had any financial issues with them either and the instructors that I've had are very helpful and always responded back to me as soon as they could.
I came back to school after ten years off and wasn't sure I could do it. The staff is more than accommodating and they actually care. I have had some of the most diverse professors and they have been amazing. I am not finished yet but confident!!!!!!
I am a 1994 BSEET grad from the Phoenix campus and I am a multiple 6 figure earner. My career has been dynamic and prosperous with a number of very challenging executive roles with some of the worlds premier companies and clients across many industries. An interesting demographic from my graduating class is that I am one of several who have performed at or above my current level and income. My undergraduate career spanned 11 years, included 7 different majors, while attending a series of 7 different colleges or universities. After selling my company I decided to change from studying Economics to Engineering. DeVry offered me the most direct and shortest path to completing a BS in Engineering. I transferred from a state university to DeVry. The program was challenging and the professors very knowledgeable and helpful. The direct degree program approach was much less cumbersome to navigate than the auditorium registration/multiple contingency course method that the traditional state and private schools I had attended. Online registration has dealt with much of this challenge though course availability remains a significant issue in traditional public and private universities. In my experience this is not an issue at DeVry. 90% of my graduating class received multiple offers of employment prior to graduation with high quality employers. As DeVry is a regionally accredited university I have never had an employer or client question the validity of my degree. In my experience and for working and very focused students DeVry is a very good option for completing studies towards an undergraduate degree.
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.
I have NO idea where these negative reviews are stemming from, I apologize anyone ever felt that way. I am 2015 graduate from DeVry and I have NEVER had more support and guidance and genuine care throughout my time here. I am returning in 2017 to obtain my Masters.
If you are the type of student that needs to be constantly told what to do, then I do not recommend DeVry. I also don't recommend it to those who make excuses for not learning or to those who make excuses for not seeking the information they need to know for their chosen career. I worked in my field, entry level while attending DeVry and by the time I graduated, I was earning a good, professional salary. I am earning very well now but that is because I don't make excuses for myself when I fail and I have a passion for learning.