DeVry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (272)
Funny how some reviewers have been able to sue for more than $10k in small claims even if the max there is $5k.
One reviewers obviously works for DeVry. The job placement rate is around 90%, not 99%. Anyone can check that on their website.
DeVry clearly states the cost of tuition on their website and in the papers they give you so there would be no need for the reviewer to call financial aid to figure it out.
I went to Devry Irving for a BSEET and graduated in 2000. Everyone had a job in their field by graduation time except for 1 or 2 students. Most students that had a job were working non tech jobs so the numbers don't really get a big boost from people already working in the field (unlike what one reviewer claimed).
My class had around 40 students in the beginning but only 15 managed to graduate. The dropout rate would not be like that if Devry was just a diploma mill. They give you lots of homework, which for me was easy and boring to do but lots of people struggled with it.
The teachers were moslty good but there was a lot of apathy. There was a lot of cheating going on and nobody cared. I guess busting cheaters is not in the best interest of a for- profit institution. Many employers required a 3.5 gpa or higher from Devry grads so I guess they had taken notice.
The tuition price of Devry has doubled since I graduated. The starting salary and placement rates are slightly worse now so it is not the good deal that it used to be.
I would not say that the education is worth the cost now so don't go to Devry unless somebody else is paying for your tuition.
I use military tuition assistance and they lied to me in the beginning, which took me 3 sessions to figure. After I never got my monthly stipend from the VA, I emailed and called financial aide over and over. No one responded and no one called me back. I finally talked to the VA and my paperwork was submitted all wrong. I called the Devry 1-800 number and finally got a hold of someone and it turns out my student advisor lied to me and I was not going to get my stipend at all now.
They also changed the way they processed the information to the VA and didn't tell anyone.
The prices of the books are OUTRAGEOUS!! They also made me take classes that I already had. I am transferring to the local university and I just hope that my credits will transfer. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS SCHOOL!
I went to DeVry Years ago for Engineering. I had ups and downs in that progam mainly because of my study habits but also because of the teachers I encountered.
These teachers had a group amongst themselfves judging and agreeing who was woth helping and who was not. Sound malicious don't it?
They had a strategy to control who could go far in there program unde these teachers. One way was for the teachers to choose books that a student identify with in reguards to what the teacher taught. that way a student could easily get lost if the teacher did not give the extra help needed to understand the lesson and go forward. Nightmarish!
I observed this heavily while in that program. it was hard not to be helped and to pay so much money for the classes just to be robbed of a dream that was suppose to be a goal.
After 3 semesters with this type of stuff going on i had to dropp out. It hurt!!! The world just lost it's best engineer (I always told myself that).
I reported my theory's about this type of evil plot of judgement calls on students these teachers felt not worthy to get their full help to progess.
So just to say for those who's been do good or bad at Devry i am here to tell the truth. THIS STUFF HAPPENS!
Some complainers are just complaining but consider that some are legit. This is a evil, selfish, malicous world. Nothing is perfect!
Now to finish my positive side of this story.
I am now back at Devry after a 6 year heart broken stay at home feeling my world has been turned upside down.
I got a email one day from a rep at Devry asking me if I wanted to pick-up the pieces. I thought i should at least go meet him at the school and tell hm what i think and what they should do if they really cared about their students.
Ended up that he gave me a plan that i wanted to try. A program change and a confession that most of the engineering teachers that i new are all fired!
now i am in my 4th semester Technical management/ project management. Things here at 100% better! I been on the deans list and now on the presidents list. WOW!!!
I am telling you people this because I now know if we all just give our best to what we do and complain when it is a true complaint, then we can have some type of control of our outcomes.
Always be truthful to the what and why and how's of your situations. Take charge under the truth and attack every obsticle that hold you back. Remember, there is nothing perfect in this world and trying perfects out intentions.
I am currently enrolled in Devry for my Masters. I signed up only two days before classes started. The staff bent over backwards to get all my paperwork, transcripts ready.
I love my online class. All assignments are given on Sunday and are due the next Sunday (one week). My professor is extremely active on the discussion topics.
So quit your whining (especially undergrads) and get off your rears and study.
I AM A CURRENT STUDENT AT DEVRRY AND STILL HAVE OVER A YEAR UNIL I CAN GRADUATE. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE ELSE.
WHEN I FIRST MET WITH THE ADVISOR SHE EXPLAINED HOW I MUST ATTEND CLASS THEN DO THE HOMEWORK ONLINE ANYTIME I WANTED BEFORE THE NEXT WEEK. THIS ISN'T TRUE SOME OF THE PROFESSORS SET DEADLINES GIVING YOU LESS THAN 2 DAYS TO GET ASSIGNMENTS DONE.
FLEXIBILITY WAS A BIG THING FOR ME, I WORK A FULL TIME JOB AND HAVE SOMETIMES JUST 4 HOURS A WEEK TO COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS. MY OTHER ISSUE WITH THIS SCHOOL IS THEIR CLAIM THAT THEY HAVE SMALLER CLASS SIZES. THIS ISN'T TRUE MOST CLASSES(UNLESS YOURE IN A MASTERS PROGRAM) ARE ALMOST THE SAME SIZE AS AVERAGE CLASSES YOU WOULD ATTEND AT A NORMAL COLLEGE.
THIS SCHOOL IS ALSO EXPENSIVE I'M IN THE B.S./ACCOUNTING PROGRAM HERE AND IT COST OVER 11K FOR 2 SEMESTERS THATS HALF A YEAR OF COURSES. THEY LIE ABOUT ALOT OF THINGS WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO RECRUIT YOU. LSTEN TO EVERYTHING THEY TELL YOU SPEND A DAY OR SO AT THE CAMPUS AND RELY THINK IF THIS IS THE SCHOOL FOR YOU, BECAUSE ONCE YOUR IN THERES NO WAY OUT. THE CREDITS CAN'T TRANSFER OUT AND THE MONEY IS NON REFUNDABLE.
I am not going to bash Devry but I am going to put the truth out there.
When I first started at Devry the super d duper admin squad enrolled me in a class that was already on my transcript. I mentioned it a couple of times but whatever. 4 weeks into the class, I go in there again and Im like look, yada yada yada... "Oh yea, this is already on your transcript." They tried to throw me into another class halfway through.
I had no clue what was going on so I ended up leaving that class. The book that I had to buy for the initial class that I already had credit for was $143. I told the them that I needed a refund and they were like, "Oh I dont know about that. I will have to look into it." Ive never heard anything else about that.
The Financial Advisor at Devry SA has spoken to me numerous times, while I was in the Army, while I was getting out and after I was out. I even gave her the paperwork proving I was out. I am supposed to be getting paid Housing for being a veteran but the school has to send in the proof to the GI Bill office. Something told me to call and see if my paperwork had been submitted and of course it wasnt.
THE FINANCIAL AID CHICK CLAIMS SHE DIDNT KNOW I WAS USING THE POST 9-11 GI BILL. So now I have to wait forever to get my tuition assistance and my housing allowance. No one is going to wait for me to pay my rent.
Devry will send out the bills for us to pay them before they send out our certifications (for GI Bill) for us to get paid. She told me "Oh, I usually wait until about the second week of class to send those out." But by the second week, Im already receiving an email saying, "You can now view your Devry Bill online." OH REALLY!
From the moment I got to Devry Ive had regrets but yes I do agree that you get out what you put into it. Your main put out should not be the money. And the EDUCARD. OMGosh. Dont get me started. The financial person will ensure you that you NEED a loan, no matter how much tuition assistance you receive and regardless if you are a US Vet. You would think she knows, but all she knows is loans and bills.
So here I am, three months after Ive ETSd out of the Army and still no Post 9-11 GI bill. I am not one to just go off on people because I know work can get stressful but Devry SA only has about 100 students if that and only a handful are military or vets. There is no reason why my paperwork shouldn't have went in.
This overpriced, money hungry school really needs to reevaluate the way they handle business because all we want is education. Who deserves to walk away feeling gotten?
I graduated a decade ago!
I have had the pleasure of working for: Sprint Verizon Helio T-Mobile Nextel
Positions held: Upper level Management, Sales, Retail, Corporate Training, SME, Technical Advisor.
Your education is what you make of it. In any school you attend you will find those who expect an easy ride, and those ready to do the work.
Since DeVry is not necessarily a school taken seriously, If you choose to attend this school, it is in your best interest to do your best. Alumni success is the only way this schools reputation can improve. As a graduate your biggest challenge is proving you have the right stuff, and that you actually learned something from DeVry. I started with a class of 150. graduated with a class of 40. It is not an easy school.
Remember it is a for-profit school! Then again, every school is.
DeVry, while expensive, has some great benefits. It offers a super flexible schedule; full-time is only 2 days a week for three years for the Bachelor's program. The military benefits are amazing as well.
I think most people that write reviews are the few unhappy ones, and I want to let everyone know that I have had nothing but a great experience with the staff and campus in Indianapolis.
Business Administration 580 per credit. You need 124 credits to graduate 124*580= 71,920 plus book and other fees. I'm not going to say it's a bad school or a good school. After graduation Hope you find a good job!. The campus I was at, there was no one to help the tutors didn't know anything about my acounting classes. There is a no make up work policy, if you fail your course materials you can not make it up for a better grade. The professor rushed through the class. Don't listen to the jive they feed you about community college. It's best to go to a community college ($100 per credit) and then transfer to a state college! Devry is for adults who already have a career and need more skills. Take this from me, NO! It's sucks and expensive!You don't have to listen to my advice it might be better for you. Do think of that money you will owe. And I almost forgot, there graduation percentile rate is 34%. Most state college are 78%.
DeVry was a promising school and I am not some bad apple who couldn't handle this institution which is often insinuated when you give your honest opinion about a school.
DeVry is a scam from the moment you sign up for information to the moment their predatory lending practices are set into motion.
I attended DeVry for nearly one year in 2007 and it by far of any online school I have attended was the worst experience I have ever had. I was a self-motivated 4.0 student when I left DeVry and I continue to be a 3.97 student at other schools which have been a heck of an improvement over this overrated school.
Reasons to stay AWAY from DeVry:
Financial Aid -- They offer an Educard program - something that is promoted to help alleviate out of pocket expenses for their inflated prices (I have yet to see another online school that has such a high tuition cost). The problem with their FA department is it seems like a lot of people don't know what they are doing. I thought maybe one thing going wrong with my FA was okay a mistake but repeated mistakes make the intent seem a lot more malicious.
Within the first three sessions of faithfully paying my Educard payment I started getting nasty emails and calls about my account being suspended due to a high balance. My first thought was how could this be, I went through the Educard process where this payment was supposed to offset what wasn't being covered by FAFSA loans.
Lesson one, someone figured out my payment wrong and instead of letting me know that I wasn't paying enough to keep my account balance manageable they let it go upward of $6000 by the third session and started automatically threatening me. So error number 1, whomever did my CoA apparently was in the mortgage industry because fuzzy math didn't equal the numbers it should have. So after being threatened with a freeze I went out and got a private loan (before the market tanked). Keep in mind this was something I was trying to avoid and why I had an "Educard" account to begin with. So I got a loan paid off my debt and had extra for the next couple of sessions to ensure I didn't have a repeat of the nasty notices.
Well ideally that would have happened by the same gurus that screwed up my CoA for the Educard also apparently did that with my loan disbursement. They sent back the entire 2nd private loan disbursement I had gotten back to the lender leaving me indebted with their institution. Now see what happens from this point is I had a 0 balance (my disbursement was in) and then two months later I suddenly had a $5000 debt. I called on this right away and was ran around their FA department for another month before someone finally admitted "we messed up".
By that time the loan market had tanked, my private loan disbursement went to pay off the loan balance (courtesy of DeVry) and I had stopped going to school there abruptly.
So to recap, they had money to pay off my debt sent it back because someone figured out Cost of Attendance wrong (they even admitted that), I could not get the funds back from the lender nor get another loan and they left me indebted to them.
I went through the Illinois BBB which was an utter waste of time because for a few more dollars they would arbitrate this case for me but offered to do little else. After that point I wrote it off as a bad experience, DeVry sent it to a collection agency and of course they are holding my transcripts hostage even though they had written off the debt and turned it over to a 3rd party.
So that is my own experience with DeVry and their shoddy Financial Aid department. Everyone screams about online schools and scams but honestly DeVry has been the only experience I have had out of 2 that has remotely operated this way. They inflate their tuition and add fees to just about anything you could think of, I called to have my statement explained because nearly $500 was going to supplies for ONE class which did not include software or any major purchases.
I am sure not everyone has gone through this sort of trial and tribulations but I am certainly not alone in witnessing their questionable business practices -- stay away there are better online options out there.