DeVry University Reviews
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I hate Devry University. What a terrible experience. You can call in and speak to hundreds of different people and get different answers. I have spent so much time and hassle sorting out student finances and WASTED so much time because one person would tell me something only to find out that what they told me wasn't true. I will NEVER
I've been attending DeVry University for 2 years now and thus far I have not encountered any problems with them. DeVry has helped and treated me fairly since the beginning. I haven't had any financial issues with them either and the instructors that I've had are very helpful and always responded back to me as soon as they could.
I received a B.S in Technical Management from DeVry and attended Keller Graduate immediately afterward. My experience was fairly good throughout, until I was 3 classes away from graduating again. I didn't know DeVry was facing a class action lawsuit and closing some of their campuses. I was part of the suit, and have received a check. Anyways, long story short: DeVry allows students to retake failed and withdrawn courses up to 3 times. I needed to retake 2 of my last 3 courses, and was approved by the campus Dean. Then...the week classes begin, headquarters emails me that I am dismissed because those 2 classes dropped my gpa below 3.0 I transferred schools to finish my degree with Strayer and they took very few of my credits. I spend another $40,000 with Strayer all because DeVry would not let me retake courses as agreed upon. This school is outrageous after they get nearly $50,000 of your loan money. Absurd! They have done this to other students that eventually would fall short of their financial aid. Petition Link: https://www.change.org/p/u-s-governors-it-s-time-for-profit-universities-pay-up-for-their-students?recruiter=31248970&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink
This School is Regional Accredited (the highest Accreditation a colleges/university can have), holds the same type of accreditation as Michigan State University. Regional Accredited.
I thought DeVry was okay. However, I was a low maintenance student. What I mean by that is, I did what I was supposed to do, you know, study, show up for class, do my assignments. As far as getting a job with DeVry on my resume, I had no problems. I did read some of the reviews where it was said that the interviewer smirked when they saw the applicant went to DeVry. News flash, they knew where you went to school before they agreed to interview you. So, the smirk, most likely, has nothing to do with the college. You may need to take a long look in the mirror and brush up on your interviewing skills. As far as the curriculum goes, some classes were easy, some were challenging. The professors for the most part were good but there were a couple who probably should not be teaching at a university. The one issue I do have with DeVry is the enrollment standards. They do enroll students that have no chance of successfully completing their degree. Enrolling a student who scored the minimum on the entrance exam on their second attempt into an accelerated degree plan is bad. Taking this same student and factor in that they work full-time or may be a single parent and you still convince them to enroll, is just vile.
My degree is a BS in Technical Management. DeVry uses this degree to give course credit based on past experience, military training, and non-transferable classes allowing you to finish your degree quicker. I started with the school at 48 years old because finishing a degree was always important to me. My opinion of DeVry is that they are committed to you completing your degree as long as you are committed to completing your degree. Like traditional schools I've attended courses are not always fun but they are concise and immediately applicable. I especially appreciate the compressed schedule but it's hard work. I'm proud of my degree. It's opened doors that were not previously available and I haven't heard anyone address the education as inferior.
This school is a disgrace. A for profit organization that has poor financial assistance. Got 3 awards for being on the deans list but got rejected scholarship with a GPA of 3.69. They will love you in the beginning because they have goals to meet but afterwards you are in, they will treat you like Air. They don't see you. Terrible financial assistance even though you have a 4.0 gpa. I can care less about being on the deans list
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.