DeVry University Reviews
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I didn't have the money to go to a prestigious university so I went with this one. It costed me less, relative to out-of-state tuition, finished in 3 years and it actually prepared me for Graduate school. I really took my courses seriously and tried to consume as much as possible. The professors that I had were either experts in their field or graduated from a really good school. Post-graduation I was really worried about not being paid well or getting into a good grad school. I took the GRE and murdered it. Forward 1 year later I had a Comp Eng degree from DeVry and a MS degree from Carnegie Mellon. I even had some of the highest scores in the Comp Sci classes so I don't consider the CET program @ DeVry Phoenix a bad investment....
I am a disabled Veteran was offered to go to school. I chose DeVry down in Columbus, OH. The VA was paying for my schooling so I decided to check out DeVry. First off they said the Network and Communication Management degree was something I would look forward to. That was their first mistake. Second the VA supposedly sent to much money DeVry sent it back now are charging me $500 to release my transcript. Now I can't go to school again till I pay this $500 in full. They are punishing me for not finishing their school and I'm trying to better my life. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
Despite it's dubious reputation as a for-profit school, my experience at the DeVry University Federal Way, Washington campus was very good. Admission is easy but the academic standards are high and the curriculum was challenging. The Federal Way campus is a small community so class sizes are small. The professors all had industry experience and want the students to succeed. Building a rapport and professional relationship is easy. The degree programs are primarily technology related so if you are interested in that field, DeVry is not a bad way to go. It is an accredited university. When I attended, the career services department wasn't fully established so I didn't receive much help with finding a job but it has improved considerably since that time.
I am currently a student at Devry and I just want to say (because it's getting very frustrating) that the learning aspect of it is just fine in a way...Though professors can still leave you hanging..but the financial aid....SUCKS. They told me your loans and scholarship will be posted between weeks 3 and 6..im on week 7..and nothings been posted..just my grant, so even though I "shouldnt be worried"...its a little disturbing when I still get emails saying i have a billing statement with a balance on it EVERYDAY, knowing that the scholarship and loan needed to be disbursed like a long ass time ago. They are already very inconsistent, it's getting frustrating really quick. And then you get assigned this "Coach"...He literally calls me everyday and bugs the crap out of me. Like how am I suppose to give you anything to work with if you can't even let me learn for a day? Then I tell him yeah I do have an issue with one of my chapters that I don't understand, and yes I have contacted my professor and got nowhere. and hes like "oh well..you can get tutoring for it"..and I go '' so theres tutoring for this chapter specifically?" and he said yes...WRONG. Yeah--thats not a "Coach"..that's someone making learning more frustrating. His name starts with a U.
Great experience.... administrators were helpful. Price was reasonable and allowed me to work while going to school. It was certainly not easy, and I had to work for it... but that is what school is all about and what I think a lot of the negative reviewers fail to realize. I have a Bachelors Degree at DeVry also and I have never had a problem with using it to attain any job I desired.
This is a University that wipes you out. It is so expensive. They tell you will finish in 3 yrs but it takes way more than 3 yrs. By the time you graduate you will owe over 70,000. I am still paying my student loan and it is 2015 now. Also they will tell you they will place you or find you a good job and that is not a true statement.
After reading many of the reviews on here, I felt like I had to stand up for my Alma Mater. I am not sure why people are complaining about how expensive the school is. Everything is laid out there regarding cost of credit hours and full-time tuition rates. Multiply that by how many semesters / hours you need, and "voila", you have how much it's going to cost! It's not rocket science. I'm also confused about the people complaining about how difficult the courses are. Did you not want an actual education? If you aren't being challenged, you aren't learning. And no, this is not a fake review from DeVry. I am a former student. You can look me up on LinkedIn, if you need verification.
I began DeVry University Winter of 2011. It was supposed to be a 3 year program but it ended up being 4 years. There are positives and negatives to DeVry. They do have academic advisors that check with you every so often and help you schedule your classes. Their financial advisors also help you understand you costs and awards. Being able to be flexible in your schedule is awesome since I'm a single mom of two little ones. Though this was a great decision for me, it also proves difficult at times. Because it is a university, their costs are much higher. I think it is $600 per credit. For this reason, I ran out of loans my last year. Other than finances, DeVry offers loads of help and a flexible schedule.
Well... where do I begin?!?! Financial Aid Dept is absolutely ridiculous. Nothing they told me was adding up. So I did some research on my own, and what I learned made me sick. I kept calling them to get a straight story and they constantly lied to me. I started out as a "full time" student and when I called over a question I had over financial aid, and they told me I was part time. How in the world can they drop you to half time student when you enrolled as full time and doing school work as a full time student? Plus not informing you of this change. I had to submit a form of "student identification verification" which I went to my bank to have notarized. I sent it back over night by UPS. That was 2 months ago and it is still incomplete. I have called several times over this matter and I was told by student finance and my admissions advisor that the document was received and signed for but somehow it has disappeared so now my student financial aid will not be disbursed until the document is located and reviewed. This started in early February 2015, here it is almost middle of March, I have started school but racking up a big bill that I've already received a statement saying that I owe $1927.00 and I'm only in week 2 of school. None of this makes sense. My admissions advisor tells me one thing but financial aid office tells me another. I wish I could submit a screenshot of my emails with them but I can't. It will back my complaint up 100%. Financial aid office told me to stop talking to my admissions advisor and my admissions advisor told me that financial aid needed to get their crap together. I am so fed up. This is the most aggravating school and you cannot get the same story or truth from anyone.
This college and professor can live by your debt. You learn almost nothing except major. Do not spend your money and sacrifice yourself for this fraud company. Just go to comunity college. You cannot get a job and just will be student that have lot of debt. Their employee have a lot of good benefit from your debt. Ask them how many their emplyee child is studying in this school....Nobody...