DeVry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (285)
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.
I must say that I am truly upset with Devry's finance department. I have been waiting for over two months for my funds to be disbursed and applied to my account. I can not remember how many times I have called their 1800 number to get this problem fixed, and to top things off when I did call I would get different answers from different reps. Like, for example one rep told me that my funds would disburse the following week, it never did, another told me that I would have my refund check and that the funds would disburse before the following session would begin, and I am still waiting, and another told me that there was something wrong with their system and the process was moving slow. It is very frustrating when you do not have a definite answer, I would just prefer them to tell me that they didn't know instead of lying to me just to get me off the phone. I must say that their financial department needs to get it together!!!!!!
I have to say I don't see anything wrong with the class. But administration is killing me.
I opted to take out a student loan to cover the tuition expense, and I asked for an additional amount to cover related expenses.
My class started 9/2. That week, I began calling Fin Aid to check in and make sure things were going smoothly. I called three times between 9/2 and 9/23, and was told each time that my loan would disburse between week 2 and week 5.
On 9/23 I was told the same, and indicated to the rep that it was the middle of week four, and I was getting concerned. The rep put me on hold, then came back and told me that my loan had been denied by the lender back on 9/2. Apparently nobody bothered to look before that!!
I called the lender and was told that two sets of paperwork were submitted through the FinAid office. One said my school was Keller, the other said it was DeVry. I explained that Keller is a part of DeVry, and the lender released my funds. Funds were disbursed last Thursday by the lender.
I called DeVry after learning that the funds were disbursed, and a rep from FinAid confirmed it. The rep said that I would have a refund in about 14 days, and my bill was covered. He gave me a dollar amount on what would be left over.
Yesterday, after watching for a week and seeing nothing post to my account, I called again. The funds were received by DeVry, but are FROZEN. The school has frozen those funds because the bank sent more than the school asked for. So the school now has the money, my bill is still not paid, I'm past due, and I'm now on registration hold because of nonpayment.
The rep passed me to an 'escalation desk,' where the woman I spoke to said she would escalate my issue and I should have an answer by Wednesday. But they have to send the funds back. And the refund amount the rep from the week before gave me dropped by almost $1000.
So my bill is still not paid, the money the school received is going back to the bank, and on top of that, I won't have an answer on what to do next until the middle of week six. Week six of eight.
I tried to contact my admissions rep for further assistance, and then the supervisor whose name he gave me. I left messages and did not hear back.
I'm just beyond disgusted! I want to continue taking classes. But after this mess, it won't be here. I don't have time to fight with the financial aid department to get my bill paid.
I read another review on here that I have to agree with. The financial aid office and price is beginning to be the deal breaker for me. My only problem with the school is how slow the multi-department financial processing is. It is fine it goes through different offices, but still not having a students private loan disbursed after a request was put in five weeks ago is unacceptable. Also, I was told my info would be sent from finance to the office that deal with VA benefits. I ended having to find out myself I had to fax something in.
I'm looking to transfer mostly because of the financial aid office and tuition. It keeps going up in a hurting economy for no reason and is already overpriced. I can honestly only recommend DeVry as a temporary school option to attend if you are in certain living circumstances where you can't attend a better school (online or not).
You also get out of the classes what you put in. I've learned a lot from some of the core classes just from putting time into them when other classes really don't require much effort, so you never really learn much, but that is part of personal discipline when attending an on-line school.
I think that the class setup is really good, if you have a competent instructor. I had a good instructor and an instructor from hell last term. The bad one wanted everyone to already know the material. Most of us were at a loss. I didnt know that i could have withdrawn if i did i would have because i failed her class. 98% percent in one class 54% in the other. Something is wrong with that picture.
It is very expensive also. So if you are looking to enroll look at no less than $1200 for 2 credit hrs. Make sure you get your moneys worth. The financial aid system is screwed up this term. Most don't even have awards or know if they are covered. I know i am trying to get my moneys worth because i have a feeling it will be out of pocket and my FAFSA EFC was 0.
I dont know whats going on in that department but its something. I will not attend again. I can go to community college and take 4 credit hrs for the price of 1 with them. Its currently $540 a credit hr and they go up every July. You pay for online access and there is a BS $40 for Supplies that you don't receive and no one has an explanation for. Research is what i recommend. Sorry im doing it now instead of sooner.