DeVry University Reviews
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DeVry university is the worst decision I ever made in my entire life. I attended back in 2012 and graduated in January 2017. The degree is overpriced like buying a small house but, instead all I got was a piece of worthless paper that came delayed few months in the mail. This university really played me for a sucker. Follow all their rules and put your complete blind trust in them and you could succeed in life. In reality all they were doing was signing me up for more unnecessary classes, loans, and, jacking up on installment/class fees. Recently they started a tech bootcamp or DeVry bootcamp right after I graduated because, they know their actual tech degrees didn't teach much with coding. Too bad I don't get any discounts to attend this NEW full stack coding bootcamp.Then again it could be their new scam. I been unemployed for 10 months and my DeVry career advisor called me about a Anita cruise event DeVry university was hosting for recent grads. There was only 300 people only allowed to attend and that their will be lot of cocktails and soft drinks. The so called Robert Paul president and other head honchos/staff of DeVry will be there. Worst part is you had to pay 50 bucks to attend it. I didn't reply to it. It only infuriated me, like why on earth would I attend??? I got $160,000+ and three types of government/private loans with interest to pay off for the rest of my life. So no way I am going to pay 50 bucks and attend that dumb cruise event.
Hello fellow future classmates and people i would to give an overview of what this school is like for those who are skeptical , this school is extremely helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to academics. So as a transfer student from itt tech i saw how well i was learning and decided to continue my education , here as a network administrator or engineer i have learned many things through this school , it is very pleasant and flexible specifically i have learned things like how to configure cisco switches , routers , EIGRP , RIP ,RIP2 , OSPF AD. Certain classes i am taken are routing and switching essentials , intro to business and technology , so i recommend anyone to this school who is looking to further their education. Some things i wanted to add are that , if looking to get a degree in network engineer or administrator , some other concepts they provide are , OSPF ,ACL'S , dhcpv4 , etc. this school provides a great deal of resources accessible to you , in regards with things such as , creating your own resume or how to , how to make portfolios , so it is up to you as a student to do whatever it takes to gain , as much as you can from this school , and not to be pointing fingers at anything or anyone.
To start, this is a for-profit institution that has shareholders. I first started in 2005 and graduated in 2008. My time there bad, because of the actual real life professional willing to teach for the pay they offer. If you think about it, it makes sense, why take a lower pay for crappier work. Because of this lack of teachers my professors would leave early, be late, or not show up resulting in a few semesters having to take my classes online. The thing when you take online courses, you are vulnerable to technical issues which is horrible if you have a final. I almost fail two classes this way. Credits you earn dont transfer well if you try to leave to another institution. When I graduated with my AS I could not locate a job anywhere, so I thought if I went back to get my BS that would help. NOPE! Same scenario, no one would hire me. When I really look back the carrier advisor as an institution was terrible, could not find me a job, and constantly wanted to try to use me as example of a successful student to try and recruit people, not to mention she was also rude. Because of your lack of experience companies will not hire you, since they can hire someone who is already has that experienced and dont have to spend time and money training you. Finding your next job is all about connection building, and who will take a chance on you get you hired. The pool of people DeVry has offers is small compared to your local fresno city, fresno state. I would not limit the friendships you could build, the teachers you could meet, or the overall experience for this for-profit institution. They cant compete with the bigger institution, or get a bigger parking lot and most they really dont care about you. Case and point. For my 10-year university of my graduation, they sent me an e-mail invitation inviting graduates to gather. This meeting would be in the lunch area (small) where they would provide sandwiches (cheap) and it would be for only 2 hours (I know they rent other rooms in the afternoon for more time than that). You get what you paid for. I got in and got out and never trusted another institution since. My first loan was taken in 2005 and I will finally pay it off all of my loans in 2017. Student loan companies have the right to sell your loan to another institution making your 1 payment a month to two payments a month. Do that more than once and youll end up with 4 separate payments like me. Not worth it. Stay debt free and go the traditional route. It will be a whole lot less stress in your life, in the long run. Thank You.
If you call in with any questions, the staff is rude if the situation doesn't benefit them. I dropped classes and somehow it magically showed up on my transcript as F's and somehow they magically have every email and phone conversation from me except that one. I would not recommend this school at all!
The class last about 2 months and we were graded on discussion posts which is like YouTube commenting or blog/news article commenting. The instructors and other students lived in faraway states which affected communication awkwardness and our instructors were very hard to reach for questions or concerns. The education was practically outdated information and outdated programming software from 2010 and 2013 software while taking classes in 2014-2017 and paying tuition 2500 dollars bi weekly plus extra class/board/ other fees for what???. We were cheated of the education we received. I hate to admit this but, DeVry University is a total ripoff.
Devry is a great school for engineers or professionals looking to receive your degree from a school that works around your schedule. It doesn't make too much difference where you get your degree, it's the amount of work you put into your career after school.
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!!!!!!
A typical predatory "for-profit" joke of a school. They ONLY care about deceiving you out of your money, your student loans, and your VETERANS BENEFITS. There is a guy on Google reviews who sums up how they work. Basically a telemarketing center calling calling calling to get you registered for courses and once they do, they won't give you the time of day. Took my GI BILL money, 'automatically' withdrew me from a course without my knowledge, consent, or any sort of notification. I now owe the VA $3,000 and Devry is being the big for-profit bully telling me tough luck. A JOKE. DO NOT ATTEND BUYER BEWARE VETERANS BEWARE
DeVry is a 'for profit' school and does not care about actual results, and will only provide token support for finding a job afterward. Our classes all taught programming systems that were all outdated. Example: They taught us UDK, which wasn't even supported by it's maker anymore. Then, rather than updating the degree, they simply stopped offering it shortly before I graduated. The advisors were terrible, and didn't bother to advise me that there are virtually no game programing jobs in my state. I could have easily opted for a degree that would have gotten me a job in t his area, but all the recruiter was interested in was getting me in the door to get their commission. My first recruiter actually signed me up for classes despite me sending multiple emails to wait, then I had to jump through hoops to avoid paying penalties for classes I didn't even ask for. Now I have a degree that isn't worth the paper it's printed on, and that has actually been a detriment to me getting a job. In order to finally get a job, I've had to redo my resume to downplay my degree and concentrate on getting tech support jobs. So basically, I am jobless, hoping at best to get the same job I had before my degree, and struggling to pay for a $60k degree. My life and dreams are basically dead because of DeVry. I would have been better off training myself. It's a pity that lowering my earning potential wasn't a valid choice, because that's basically what its done because now I'm 'over qualified'. I may very well end up on the street because of this degree.
DeVry University provides an opportunity for students hoping to further their careers. It succeeds for those that are self motivated and determined to obtain a degree; however, it may not be the best option for those with financial constraints or that need extra support. They struggle in these areas. The degree program could be more rigorous and provide a clearer outline of what careers in the chosen field from this institution actually constitute. Overall, it accomplishes its mission of placing graduates in careers after college but it falls short of the fulfillment and growth potential in those fields.