DeVry University Reviews

  • 343 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $17,395 - $18,115
55% of 343 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 343 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Former Student
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
"Please understand all financial documents you sign. The school quoted one amount, but increased their tuition every few months. Instead of paying around $55k for tuition, you will end up paying about $75k or more. Once you have started, it is hard to stop being that the credits are not transferable to a lot universities."
Michele
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"NOT recommended! 3 years spent here. Student services reps lacked knowledge to answer basic questions and often were rude, and short with a very rude and unprofessional tone. Financial aid reps were just as bad. Huge problems getting them to accept any prior learning transcripts. It took 2 years and repeated and persistent contact by me for anyone to care enough follow through with getting this applied to my degree. It was very difficult for them to pay enough attention to me to get my prior learning applied. I fell strongly this was due to money and DeVry wanting to gain the most money possible from students. Multiple errors found in tests and quizzes to include actually giving the correct answer by marking "correct answer" next to a multiple choice option and asking the same question up to three times on a single test. Quality of education was very poor. Most of what I learned was due to personal ambition and drive. Instructors were sometimes absent from class posting in discussion boards but 2-3 times per week."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2017
  • Degree: Multimedia Design
"I recently graduated from Devry with my Bachelor's of Science in Multimedia Design and Development. I can say without a doubt that Devry is just like any other school, you get out of it what your willing to put in. I laugh when I read all these bad reviews from "students" who had a bad experience. So many people complain about Devry but those same people are the ones not willing to do any of the work. There's even proof of this is some of the reviews on here, people saying "it's a copy and paste from google school". That right there explains their work ethic. Devry isn't the best school you can go to but it's not the worst either. Yes, it can be expensive but they aren't hiding the fact that they are for-profit. For those people complaining that they can't find work after graduating, it's not the school's fault. The bottom line is if you need a school that is somewhat flexible with your schedule and you have an actual interest to learn then I say give them a try."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2017
  • Degree: Human Resources
"If you are looking for an online program that caters to a flexible schedule, this is not the school for you. They advertise as being flexible, yet changed their curriculum to course long group projects that are worth most of the course points. The groups consist of people in different times zones and it's not easy to get others to do their part. I have had to complete most of every group project for the last 3 sessions (6 courses), and yes, there are projects and group work in EVERY class now. Not what was advertised, not what I signed up for and definitely not for someone that needs a flexible schedule. I would never recommend this school to anyone else."
Christopher Landeros
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I attended DeVry University for a Bacherlor's of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology starting in 2010, and graduated in 2013. I personally tend to be a student who doesn't require a lot of interaction or support from the instructors. For this reason my time was best maximized for the online/ Hybrid classes, which there were a good amount offered. In general I found the curriculum to be fairly rigorous, and well suited for students who had an interest in finishing their undergraduate degree as fast as possible. The small class sizes were nice as well. In general - the program was effective at getting me the qualifications to enter the work force, but there was nothing notably exceptional about the education. It was thorough, and got the job done."
Master of none
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2017
  • Degree: Human Resources
"This school is garbage. They prey on the weak and uninformed. They want to make money and that is the only reason they are there. They want you to apply for financial aid so they can pay for expensive employees and have limousines take them everywhere. I saw the limos when I stopped by the downers grove headquarters and a driver had a sign that said "devry". I have thousands of dollars in student loans that I cannot pay back and they take limos everywhere."
Jo saint
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2017
  • Degree: Project Management
"Above average. It changes my career for the better. I wouldn't be in my current high paying job if I didn't have the degree I obtained from Devry University. Truly a game changer. With the right skills and passion you'll be marketable and will be able perform the job."
Tyree Tappin
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"My Overall experience with DeVry University, Has been one of the best experiences I've ever had. I really love the hard work and dedication that the falculty put into helping those of us who want to succeed. I choose this school because I'm a very different type of student. My skills are hands on and practical so Devry was a great choice for me. When I read some of the comments that some of these students write, I ask myself, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years or even now? You know where I see myself ? Graduating with my Bachelor's Degree because I worked my ass off for it and you guys sit here and complain. Blame yourself for not succeeding. DeVry gives you all the resources why not use them and stop complaining. Reach out to the staff when there's a problem. This school is great for single working mom's like myself and for those who want a college degree to get a head. DeVry helps those who help themselves."
Josh Saunders
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I attended back in Fall 2013 and finished in August 2016. DeVry University taught me that evil exists in this world and they prey on the weak and vulnerable. DeVry university is the evil scam that ruined my life mentally and financially. I see a psychiatrist thanks to DeVry University evil ways. I took classes that were mostly copy and paste from google search since, they use past years curriculum without ever changing it every year like normal schools would. They over price their short 8 week classes, outdated textbooks/computer programs that are 5-10 years outdated, and, they hire subpar instructors that don't have expertise in what they are teaching. Overall after finishing the program, It has been over a year and I have not found work in the field and DeVry was investigated for false reporting of graduates and other claims but, all I got from the lawsuit was 200 dollars and yet I spend almost over 100 grand for a bachelors degree in CIS that is pretty worthless. DeVry university should be named the Devil's Underworld. DeVry is EVIL. Don't attend DeVry university or you will regret it mentally and financially like I did."
Tiffany
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2017
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I was a student of Devry for a little less than a year. I was almost done with my certification when I had found out to take my test to be certified I would have to repurchase brand new books. The books I ad already paid for were 2-3 years old and would not be accepted. I also found out that to take my test I would I have to travel 2 hours away and I would have to schedule the date for the exam. I was told I was not allowed to move on with the program until I passed this test. After, all of this information was told to me 1 month before graduation I dropped out. Ihad one instructor that ignored everyone in the class for weeks. another instructor almost failed me for "losing" my report even when I proved I sent it to him multiple times he never fixed my grade and dropped my GPA. The only benefit of my experience is taking my college credits and going to a different school."
Graduate
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2017
  • Degree: Network Security
"I attended DeVry (back then Ohio Institute of Technology) after completing 2.5 years in the SUNY system. I loved the small class sizes and learned to program very well. Already had all the liberal arts courses I could ever need and wanted to focus on the computer science piece and complete quickly, which I did. Most of the teachers were excellent. I got a job immediately after graduation and currently have a 6-figure salary. It was all classroom then and you had to work hard and attend all day 5 days a week, but if you put in the work, you would graduate with a good education. I have no complaints."
Edward
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I think college depends on what you want as a career. There are no quarenties in life."
Chris Sullivan
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2017
  • Degree: Business
"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"
Lizbeth M.
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2017
  • Degree: Supply Chain Management
"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."
Fully Credited
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2017
  • Degree: Human Resources
"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."
Rob
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"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."
Tim M.
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2017
  • Degree: Business
"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."
Terrible school to attend
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2017
  • Degree: Project Management
"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"
Jay Martins DeVry 2017 Graduate
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2017
  • Degree: Network Security
"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."
No excuses , it is up to you to gain as much as you can.
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2017
  • Degree: Network Administration
"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."