DeVry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (267)
I had a good experience with my DeVry education. The level of difficulty was relatively low, but I believe that you get what you put into this school. I graduated with a high GPA and was able to get an entry level job (also had military experience with degree). After getting a little work experience I was accepted into a Master Program at Penn State University. I think that many people have a negative perception of Devry, but it can definitely be used as a platform to other opportunists. The degree will not open all doors, but it can help you get interviews that you might not otherwise get. I was also in the military and got the discounted rate. If I did not have the discounted rate i'm not sure if I would have paid full tuition to go here, but in my situation it worked out.
I am not quite sure why or even how some of these other people had the awful experiences with DeVry? I was skeptical at first as well, but you have to be in any situation. I have to say, I did my own research, I educated myself on several school choices I had, the tuition/financial aid process and so forth. This was an investment in myself, and I could not be happier. I had realistic expectations and knew that I was going to bust my butt in achieving my goals and dreams. No schooling should be easy!
All I could say, is that DeVry was an excellent experience. At no point did I ever feel taken advantage of or ripped off! Students need to start being accountable for their own education and not expect everything handed to them!!!! Educate yourself! Question policies prior to signing up, educate yourselves! DeVry is awesome! Thanks to them I am now earning $64,000 more than I started. All I could say is it was well worth it!!!! No childish whining from this end!
I am about to graduate with a Bachelor in Business/Operations Management. I have been attending Devry for the entire 4 years of school, and I have had good relationships with the support staff and the instructors.
Yes, there are some instructors who are not the best people person, but they know their stuff. This is a tough school to make it through, and it takes dedication to the task, if you want to get there.
A commitment needs to be made when deciding on Devry, because they are a fast track school. They will work with you if needed, in emergencies, because I had to have open heart surgery, and they worked with me on finances, and classes I needed to finish.
I would recommend this school to people who are serious about their education. If partying is part of your view of school, DeVry is not one you need to consider.
The quality of education has declined in the past year. I have 2 Master's degrees from here and my husband was working on his Bachelor's. Teachers have gotten worse and worse, even had one who never responded to multiple emails and postings on a thread. It is almost $2000 per 8 week semester. Definately NOT worth the money!
Dear Potential Devry Students, I believe this school to have a good vision with poor execution. This conclusion is solely the reason I feel Devry is not worth the price you pay for it.
The recruiters here are either of low integrity or un-informed. The promises the make are not delivered upon and the support picture they paint for the online courses are also of serious opportunity. The Math course is absolutely 0 support, you must figure it out. So if it is not your strong point and needed to reach your degree, I highly do not recommend this school. You have homework assignments with the only "interaction" requirement is to post "random thoughts" from the assignments into a class forum. There are no video courses, neither live nor recorded with exception to orientation.
The financial aid is unclear and, in my own experience, rushed through with important information omited. When I was signing up for classes the individuals I spoke with were polite and attentive to my inquiries, however that impression was later not the case. When I called to withdraw from the current classes, I was met with what I first thought to be a disgruntled employee. After a few more conversations to attempt to clear up bad information I received, I was told "unless you have the previous conversations recorded, we cannot help you". I knew that if I was to withdraw from classes, I would have to pay a penalty, that I was able to accept, but the quote from the first individual was completely off and by the time I found out what the "actual" cost was, I had no proof.
I would hate to conclude that Devry has integrity problems, but at minimum the "left hand does not know what the right hand is doing".
I do not recommend going to this school, they do not follow through with their promises and their financial information & advice is questionable.
I attended this college for 18 months and from the beginning I did not encounter any problems. The admissions, college and financial advisors were very helpful and made my stay at DeVry rewarding. I had an Environmental Science class and I wondered what this class had to do with my college career. Well, I got my answer when I took a statistics class. I was glad I took the Environmental Science class first. If not I would have been lost in the statistics class. The student support services gave me much support during my time with DeVry. I was invited to be a Student Support Advisor during my senior year and it was my pleasure giving other students advice. All of the professors were knowledgable and helpful. One thing I know about this school and I advised other students to never turn in an assignment late without an excuse such as a doctor's statement. All of my professors were very understanding. If a student missed an important deadline, the professors will not lower their grade; they only asked for verification.
There is a lot of reading,studying and projects to do. You have to stay focused and disciplined. If you plan to make excuses and not take your education seriously, then DO NOT ENROLL at DeVry because you will waste your money. I am working with career services and they are helping me with my resume. Although I am a mother, and full-time employee, I graduated Summa Cum Laude because I was focus and very disciplined I worked very hard in the last 18 months and I know it will pay off. I posted my resume online and I received several invitations to apply with different companies.
Thank You DeVry University!!!
I would not advise this school to anyone. I attended the New Brunswick campus in NJ, many of the professors I had were lazy and sometime obnoxious to students. Their online system for doing homework and taking tests is just bad, students were sometime unable to get into the system, and at times students would show up for classes and not be on the attendance list.
Now many of my classmates were lazy and unmotivated. Many of them should not of been in college in the first place. This school will take anyone approved for financial aid and a heartbeat. The classes I took, I was basically teaching myself and all the tests were open book, so why bother to test anyone! The Math classes were a joke, totally self taught, there is one professor in the class and an assistant, who is usually just hanging out and not being really helpful. They are not teaching, they are just tutoring at very high prices. I could go on , but other posts are covering what I am leaving out pretty well.
One last thing I took a class that was supposed to teach me how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. The Professor who was monitoring the class (he was not teaching), had no knowledge of Word or Excel, and the lessons were a series of computer tests, that had to be solved exactly the way the program was designed, previous knowledge of Excel PP or Word was useless since it had to be done the way the program wanted or you were wrong. Asking the professor for help was useless sine hed didn't know anything about the course. His advice was to finish as quickly as possible and go home. Overall Devry was below average. I am now at Rutgers Univ, a real college where students and faculty are focused.
After about an hour of reading these reviews, I have found that most people don't like the financial portion of DeVry. I personally haven't had any issues, but I guess it really depends on your department. I am strictly an online student out of the Morrisville, NC office. I am in a Bachelor/Masters Program that seems to be going very well. I've been attending for 3 years and along with financial aid, my company (Lockheed Martin) is also pitching in. So for those who are looking for validation of this school, one thing to think about is that Lockheed would not pay for a bullcrap school. They only pay for accredited institutions. In addition, one of the main reasons I selected DeVry was it's accreditation with PMI (Project Management Institute). All potential PM's should read on this a bit and realize that having a degree is important, but getting your PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is very important.
Since I work and have children, a typical brick and mortar school was impossible. DeVry give you flexibility to live your life and go to school. Some of the classes are easy and some are more challenging. But that is the way of any school. I never like English in High School and thought it was very difficult. Math was great and I thought it was easy. Others may be different.
There is a lot of reading as it is online and not verbally taught. You must expect to be able to self-motivate if you choose to learn online. As far as finding a job, I was able to get one while attending DeVry and was told that a ($20,000) pay raise was coming after graduation of my Bachelor's and another one after my Master's.
As far as these reviews go, everyone is different and the location of their schools are different. I would recommend asking a lot of questions before starting. Knowing what you want before going in and demanding that you get what you want. If they can't give it to you in writing, than you should try somewhere else. I am getting what I want and am very proud of my accomplishments to date as a continuing education student.
I thought Devry would be good. Been in business a long time, yadda yadda. Ha! Was I wrong. I was there for 1 regular term and 1 and a half summer sessions. I didn't have a lot of money left from financial aid, but if done right it should have gotten me through until at least my last year. Instead they took out $17,000 just in the first semester, which I didn't catch until I went on to the NSLDS website after I left.
They only showed me what they wanted me to on my FA worksheet. I was constantly doing homework and posting. More than I've ever done in a physical class making a 3.8. Still trying to figure out why I have to take pre tests and tests up to 3 times. Especially since there are practice tests galore in the workbook. During the summer term student services told me if I took 3 classes total for both summer terms I'd be full time. So, imagine my shock when I kept getting a bill for $4000+. Financial aid never contacted me about it. When I left FA informed me that I didn't qualify for FA because I wasn't full time. Now I get the final bill after everything is figured and it's now $1036.
Funny thing is when I checked NSLDS what was 58k in used student loans the weeks after I left is now 60k after they sent me the much lower bill. Hmmm... I thought I didn't qualify for FA during those last two semesters? I can't even begin to tell you all the other things wrong with this school. However, everything that others have said against it are true. Don't think I learned a thing.
Other than how to google the answer and formula for figuring out how many people are on three ships. Yes, you can cheat. The last teacher even said so. Well, she said it was open book. What book? I wish i had just stayed with my previous school and finished off my BA there.
While going to this school now 4 semesters let me give you intell on this college, if someone gets sick you are still required to go, my dad had a stroke, and a heart attack and i got a warning, after that I got sick and then i was dropped from class, due for all of this mind you I had loan money 1,900 to pay out of my own pocket, plus loan money, then the next semester starts the counclers that call you every other day with a they want to know why you dont answer you phone, oh you work full time?
what, you have a life? what? mind you this is online classes. then they call you when you do get home and you are studing, you tell them hey im studing, they keep talking. not a GOOD COLLEGE. save your money got to a schooll there if you make a c you get credit for the c, not your going to have repete this because you did not pass pass is an A OR B and that is it. can you do that?