DeVry University Reviews

  • 335 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $17,395 - $18,115
54% of 335 students said this degree improved their career prospects
59% of 335 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

ebonee
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2008
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"I would like to say that they kept giving me the run around.I was taking online courses, and the classes and teachers where very helpful. The only problem I had was paying the tuition and then telling me I should be getting my financial aid real soon, but that was not the case. They would tell me one thing and do another.For example they told me I had all my paper work in and I looked on the internet to make sure and I did. So i was wondering when I was going to get my money so I can buy A new computer and the money never came. I was failing my classes because my computer kept freezing and when I talked to someone again I was told I was missing a paper and I told them that was reassured that They did not need this paper and it was optional and they keep telling me that I signed an paper . Can't remember the name but it starts with an P. And they would never give it to me so now I owe the school over 8,000 dollars. And I don't think I should pay them that much money. I sent it to the fbb (the federal business buruea).The paper they claimed I signed states that I'm suppose to pay them back. And the paper they say I didn't sign was for my parents to sign and they did sign faxed it over and over and they told me after they kicked me out of school that the papers were signed and that my parents just missed how much they have in their bank accounts. I don't think they should need that information. I just think they screwed me over. I would have still been in school if they didn't ban me from my classes and could not log in no more and people wouldn't reply back .The part I really didn't like was when I was talking to the people their English was not that great and it was hard for me to understand them. They claimed I signed a promissory note, but they could never send me a copy. Don't take online classes just go the the school its a lot better and keep copies of all the work you send it and paper work."
Lori
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2008
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"The coursework mainly consisted of quizzes and exams, readings, written homework based on the readings, projects, and online threads (postings/chats). Every Sunday, the following week's coursework would open. For the online threads, we could post a minimum of three times a week and it had to be every other day at least so that it was spread throughout the week.There were usually 2 or 3 different threads per class per week that asked questions and you had to respond and then respond to your classmates' and professors' responses.The exams were timed as we had specific software installed so that we could not access any other information on our computers. They were often difficult as the instructors knew that we could look in the textbook so the questions were not so straightforward.Some of the classes involved doing group projects where chat rooms were set up to communicate. The online learning tools that were used included e-books (electronic textbooks), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access) and the threaded discussions. I had very good classmate and professor interactions. Since it was online classes, my classmates came from all over the country.The group projects and threaded discussions allowed us to get to know each other and build stronger relationships. The professors were very accessible and nice. We were able to contact them via email and phone and received quick responses. They also taught us a lot and answered questions in the threaded discussions.My overall experience was great. The flexibility allowed me to work full time as well. I felt like I learned a lot and really enjoyed it. It prepared me well for a new career as far as education is concerned. However, the only obstacle I'm facing is that there were no internships as part of the program, so it is hard to get a job in my field without work experience."
Dawn
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2008
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"Online education is more time consuming than expected, but the courses are designed to promote comprehension of the material. Some of the online learning tools provided are live lectures, discussion forums, tutorials, digital textbooks and remote access labs. Classmate and professor interactions are promoted through graded discussions, classmates and professors have all been very helpful. The overall experience was great, I intend to continue my education with DeVry online. This has not only prepared me for a new career, but helped me advance in the current one."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2008
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"I am very happy with the level of education I received. From talking with students who attended or are attending major universities such as Texas Tech and A&M I have found that DeVry offers a competitive education. DeVry has prepared me for the business world and what employers are looking for. Friends who have attended Tech have approached me for advice in applying for jobs and completing assignments.The understanding for the business world and hands on experience DeVry provides its students is beyond that of other major universities. Administration has a good head at DeVry and has the future in mind. Faculty really cares and takes the time needed to assist you in growing as an educated professional, if you pursue it and make the time for yourself to due well. DeVry offers great resources to its students, if you take the time to use them. Every school and degree program only gives you back what you put into it.My DeVry education has landed me an exciting career for a promising Telecommunications Company on the leading edge of deploying and operating new technologies with a very promising future insight and an abundance of career options. The skills I gained at DeVry my company has already recognized and put to use on multiple occasions.Every school has its down falls and features its students dislike, DeVry has a few just as Texas Tech and A&M due. I have heard my former class mates complain just as I have heard my friends from Tech and A&M. The funny thing is that I hear them complain about the same things. It seems no matter what school you attend the same complaints are common. But my over all rating of DeVry is very high and I owe a promising future to the University."
Jeff
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2008
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"The coursework was very rigorous and time-consuming, but given the nature of the degree and classes it wasn't anything too unexpected. We used a variety of online websites and programs to help assist with our coursework, including live interactions with other students and the professor as well.The interactions were made easy with email and a live chat if and when we needed it. The overall experience was good but I wouldn't recommend an online experience for everyone."