DeVry University Reviews
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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.
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 attended back in Fall 2013 and finished in August 2016. DeVry University taught me that evil exists in this world and they prey on the weak and vulnerable. DeVry university is the evil scam that ruined my life mentally and financially. I see a psychiatrist thanks to DeVry University evil ways. I took classes that were mostly copy and paste from google search since, they use past years curriculum without ever changing it every year like normal schools would. They over price their short 8 week classes, outdated textbooks/computer programs that are 5-10 years outdated, and, they hire subpar instructors that don't have expertise in what they are teaching. Overall after finishing the program, It has been over a year and I have not found work in the field and DeVry was investigated for false reporting of graduates and other claims but, all I got from the lawsuit was 200 dollars and yet I spend almost over 100 grand for a bachelors degree in CIS that is pretty worthless. DeVry university should be named the Devil's Underworld. DeVry is EVIL. Don't attend DeVry university or you will regret it mentally and financially like I did.
I was a student of Devry for a little less than a year. I was almost done with my certification when I had found out to take my test to be certified I would have to repurchase brand new books. The books I ad already paid for were 2-3 years old and would not be accepted. I also found out that to take my test I would I have to travel 2 hours away and I would have to schedule the date for the exam. I was told I was not allowed to move on with the program until I passed this test. After, all of this information was told to me 1 month before graduation I dropped out. Ihad one instructor that ignored everyone in the class for weeks. another instructor almost failed me for "losing" my report even when I proved I sent it to him multiple times he never fixed my grade and dropped my GPA. The only benefit of my experience is taking my college credits and going to a different school.
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.