DeVry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (279)
Ok I have been going to DeVry now for over a year online as where I live is a rural area and the colleges here do not offer my degree, I am also a full time wife and mother so I cannot commute or move.
So far in the past year or so Financial Aid had lost my paperwork a total of 20 times. Each session I get to verify again, this takes them weeks to do we are now going into week 7 and they have lost everything again that I sent them four weeks prior to classes starting. These financial aid advisers are about as dumb as a box of rocks. They wont tell you anything, they have no idea where my paperwork went they can see where they received it but no one can tell me what happened to it. I resubmit it by fax and by email and they get it a week later it still has not been sent over for processing, I have a class starting in just over a week and am being told because they screwed up I may have to pay for not only the class I am in now but the class coming up. No way in hell am I paying for that when my student loan more than covers it by over 1000. The classes are great they are quick and easy so far at least to me. However, their financial department is the worst I have ever seen. These idiots have no idea what they are doing, I wonder how they even got their jobs. I actually had to add some figures up for one of the financial aid employees because she could not figure out how things all added up so I went over it with her step by step when I was done she understood my figures and agreed they all made sense. If they do not fix their financial department i have a feeling they will loose a lot more students. Go to Devry if you want to live in a nightmare if not then stay away.
The "teachers" have no interest in whether you understand something or have a question. Zero help and interaction with someone who could answer questions regarding the assignments. They will promise you anything and everything to get you to sign up, but they basically just take your money and run.
I am almost done with my MBA and already got three interviews with colleges for teaching positions. All schools have good and bad about them. I had a few problems but they were easy to solve. DeVry is well known and not just for IT don't let people tell you differently.
I personally LOVE DeVry. I am a "Non-Traditional" student, that is, I am 41, married, have a full time job and a family. DeVry online allows me the flexibility to attend class on my schedule. You still have to follow the class pace which is quite fast (16 weeks compressed into 8). You must do a lot of work and it is not easy. This is, after all, University-level work. I have managed to maintain high grades (Electronics Engineering)and have recently been named to the Dean's List. I believe you get out of it what you put into it. My only complaints are that it is very expensive and I do not like the electronic format of the books.
I have really enjoy my experience with DeVry, although it is expensive (as most schools are) I believe that you get an excellent quality education. I do my classes online because its easier for my hectic lifestyle I can only give my point of view from that aspect. While all schools have their issues DeVry works best for me. Its also a good plus that DeVry have life long job services, truely a great feature in this economy.
My experience in DeVry was good. Since I hate semester length classes, DeVry offers classes due in 8 weeks which is pretty good length for me. When I have questions, I email to professor and they answered me in a timely matter; since English is my second language so typing is better than speaking to me (they usually provide their phone number too).
However, the technical support team in DeVry is quite slow. They reply my mail in a week. Which is already 1/8 length for the class. Moreover, I hate the advisors team always call me in the early morning (I am in PST, and they are in East coast) that woke me up. I understand they were just for confirming that I receive their answer and get what I want, but.... just hate that.
Usually, classes need to post 3 posts in 2 discussion threads, 6 in a total. assignments always due on Sundays. One thing I don\'t like is they require high school certificate and I don\'t know why they have to call my high school in Hong Kong. I moved to United States for 8 years and they scared the high school; the headmaster there called my home in Hong Kong, luckily my parents are still living there but they got many question marks on their heads. Maybe other private schools are like that, or maybe it was just me. I don't know.
Devry works for me. I was out of school for almost 12 years before getting back into it. My overall experience with Devry is very good. I'm taking online classes as well as going to the institution twice a week. I've experienced problems with brick and motar schools who made mistakes on my financial aid and class schedule. So it's not Devry, problems can occur with any top tier school as well. I recommend you go and check out the school for yourself. Devry has thousands of students and I'm quite sure each one will give negative and positive feedback. IT'S UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL!!
HAHAHA you lazy suckers thought you could go to school online and take the easy route, eh? There are going to be problems whether you are going to school online or in person. People are going to mess up your money - that's why you count your change at the store. People are going to mess up your paperwork, that's why H&R block guarantees your audits. Life isn't easy and school isn't either. My husband and I are graduating next semester!
Devry is an accredited school and I'm going on to physical University to get my Masters next year! Where are you? Still crying about Devry at your community colleges?
I attended Devry back in the summer of 2007. After a couple of semesters of working extremely hard to maintain a good grade I received a letter from Devry explaining that the financial aid could not cover all the cost of my tuition so I should take out a private loan for the remainder of $1,500.00 for the first two semesters. I did not qualify for a private loan, so I decided to drop out of classes before I got too far into debt. I tried to get help from the staff at the school, but could not get anyone to return my calls and then before I knew it I was getting threatening letters that they would turn me over to the collection agency.
When I was finally able to speak to the Corporate office Rep at the Illinois office, she was nothing but rude on the phone and would not let me get in a word. She threatened to hang up on me because I kept insisting that she listen to my story. I've been wrestling with this for almost 2 years now and now I'm getting calls from the collection agency. I explained to the agency that I've been trying to get this resolved for a long time now but cannot get any of my calls returned. I've been calling every day for the past week and leaving messages but cannot get anyone to return my calls. I am so disappointed in Devry and I will never recommend them to anyone because it is such a hassle to deal with anyone.
I too tried Devry University here in San Diego for a single semester. At their recommendation, they started me part time in a single math class, (they claimed they like to start all new students out slowly). At first it seemed O.K. But in the second week the finance manager came to me and said that I only qualified for part time financial aid and therefore if I wanted to go to Devry full time I would have to pay some $2000.+ in cash each semester, over and above the $3750. they were receiving from my student loans each semester. This smelled rather fishy to me since I had been promised during admission that I would be able to receive 100% financing since I am a disabled student.
When the bills start arriving in my second week of class, I knew the writing was on the wall. I was billed over $5000 for a single math course! When I approached the finance people at my local campus about this they claimed that I had been overcharged and upon looking into the accounting system, they assured me that everything would be straightened out in the end, and I would get a large credit or direct refund.
I finished that semester but with open book/un-timed midterms and final exams that you could take from home, starting and stopping at your leisure; it became obvious to me that Devry is nothing more than a paper mill. If you are stupid and cannot get through real school at your regular university or community college then I suppose you have no choice but to pay Devry over $100,000. for a worthless piece of paper they call a degree. But if you have a single ounce of brains in your head then you will see them for what they are and instead, go to a real college.
There is no easy way to earn a legitimate college degree. A Devry degree might be helpful if all that you desire is to move up in your present company. But when you go out into the open job market armed with your Devry degree, then you will see where the weakness lies. A candidate with a legitimate degree from a university like SDSU or UCSD will get the job over a Devry candidate every time.