DeVry University 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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Harviy Lopez
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2017
  • Degree: Technology Management
"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."
  • Reviewed: 4/17/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"If you call in with any questions, the staff is rude if the situation doesn't benefit them. I dropped classes and somehow it magically showed up on my transcript as F's and somehow they magically have every email and phone conversation from me except that one. I would not recommend this school at all!"
DeVry Debt
  • Reviewed: 4/7/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"The class last about 2 months and we were graded on discussion posts which is like YouTube commenting or blog/news article commenting. The instructors and other students lived in faraway states which affected communication awkwardness and our instructors were very hard to reach for questions or concerns. The education was practically outdated information and outdated programming software from 2010 and 2013 software while taking classes in 2014-2017 and paying tuition 2500 dollars bi weekly plus extra class/board/ other fees for what???. We were cheated of the education we received. I hate to admit this but, DeVry University is a total ripoff."
Nicole Huang
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Devry is a great school for engineers or professionals looking to receive your degree from a school that works around your schedule. It doesn't make too much difference where you get your degree, it's the amount of work you put into your career after school."
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I came back to school after ten years off and wasn't sure I could do it. The staff is more than accommodating and they actually care. I have had some of the most diverse professors and they have been amazing. I am not finished yet but confident!!!!!!"
Jeffrey Welter
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Management
"A typical predatory "for-profit" joke of a school. They ONLY care about deceiving you out of your money, your student loans, and your VETERANS BENEFITS. There is a guy on Google reviews who sums up how they work. Basically a telemarketing center calling calling calling to get you registered for courses and once they do, they won't give you the time of day. Took my GI BILL money, 'automatically' withdrew me from a course without my knowledge, consent, or any sort of notification. I now owe the VA $3,000 and Devry is being the big for-profit bully telling me tough luck. A JOKE. DO NOT ATTEND BUYER BEWARE VETERANS BEWARE"
Darrell Smith
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Video Game Design
"DeVry is a 'for profit' school and does not care about actual results, and will only provide token support for finding a job afterward. Our classes all taught programming systems that were all outdated. Example: They taught us UDK, which wasn't even supported by it's maker anymore. Then, rather than updating the degree, they simply stopped offering it shortly before I graduated. The advisors were terrible, and didn't bother to advise me that there are virtually no game programing jobs in my state. I could have easily opted for a degree that would have gotten me a job in t his area, but all the recruiter was interested in was getting me in the door to get their commission. My first recruiter actually signed me up for classes despite me sending multiple emails to wait, then I had to jump through hoops to avoid paying penalties for classes I didn't even ask for. Now I have a degree that isn't worth the paper it's printed on, and that has actually been a detriment to me getting a job. In order to finally get a job, I've had to redo my resume to downplay my degree and concentrate on getting tech support jobs. So basically, I am jobless, hoping at best to get the same job I had before my degree, and struggling to pay for a $60k degree. My life and dreams are basically dead because of DeVry. I would have been better off training myself. It's a pity that lowering my earning potential wasn't a valid choice, because that's basically what its done because now I'm 'over qualified'. I may very well end up on the street because of this degree."
K. Williams
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Network Security
"DeVry University provides an opportunity for students hoping to further their careers. It succeeds for those that are self motivated and determined to obtain a degree; however, it may not be the best option for those with financial constraints or that need extra support. They struggle in these areas. The degree program could be more rigorous and provide a clearer outline of what careers in the chosen field from this institution actually constitute. Overall, it accomplishes its mission of placing graduates in careers after college but it falls short of the fulfillment and growth potential in those fields."
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Technology Management
"Worst program I have been in. I graduated from a junior college with 2 assoc degrees in 2 years and have been taking classed for 2.5 years here just to get a bach degree. You will NOT graduate faster. The classes can all be found on Google. You will find some good teachers but most don't care and don't have to do anything. One I had didn't have a clue what I was talking about when asked a question straight from their material. Outrageously priced. Academic advising has the highest turnover rate I have ever seen. Don't waste your time and money."
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2017
  • Degree: Web Development
"Let me begin. If I knew first that this college was for profit I wouldn't have gone. This college has several other sister colleges connected to its parent group. This college has been investigated over 100times and sued by the ftc for 100 BTW should've been a couple billion. Settlement was a joke on the ftc case. This college spends half of its federal income on advertising and pays the instructors pee poor. The quality of education is poor. Teachers scared me on how bad the college was.... Yep I went here. Got suckered in.... False advertising and you'd graduate fastest.. Promise a job that has higher pay with degrees from other colleges. Young and dumb me Goin for big dreams. the classes were jokes... Financial advisors trick you... all they want is assess in classes. High up management get paid like millions and stockholders same. It's the scam of the century. Poor expensive education that will increase poverty everywhere. bad for America. They have lobbyists in DC... So they are in bed with Congress and doe... Makes me want to protest devry... Put up signs all around there dum scammy college..."
Elliott Weidel
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Human Resources
"I felt that the education that DeVry University provided was of high caliber. Because of my military experience, I had a background in training and management. DeVry amplified my knowledge on all of the aspects that I would need to further my understanding while in the military but also the characteristics of the private sector."
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2017
  • Degree: Network Administration
"I became intrigued by DeVry, when I came in contact with an alumni who had become very successful after the completion of his degree program, years ago. I decided to go ahead and give DeVry a try. The course material offered by DeVry, during my journey toward a degree in computer science, was fantastic. Be prepared to move fast and learn a lot. If you pay attention to all of the material that is provided to you, you can easily knock two birds with one stone and go ahead and take on some of the industries best certifications. I would advice, that immediately after taking a course, go set up appointments for testing, assuming that you did well and absorbed lots of information. I say this, because the data will still be fresh on your mind. Get the most out of your degree. Always stay on top of things, so to not procrastinate and lose momentum. Paired with that degree, I think we can all do great."
Blake Carter
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I attended the San Diego campus and I had an overall positive experience. The majority of my professors were helpful and knowledgeable in their field of study. My course load had a lot of writing, however this depends on what you're majoring in. It took me three years to finish my degree and within two months of graduation I had a job with the government. With all that being said, I wouldn't recommend the school because of the cost. I'm a vet, so I just used the GI Bill. So I never really had to deal with the financial burden of it. It's a decent school, but it's definitely not worth the cost. I'd recommend starting out at a community college and transferring to a traditional university. For the most part, just avoid for profit schools."
Richard R
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I am a 1994 BSEET grad from the Phoenix campus and I am a multiple 6 figure earner. My career has been dynamic and prosperous with a number of very challenging executive roles with some of the worlds premier companies and clients across many industries. An interesting demographic from my graduating class is that I am one of several who have performed at or above my current level and income. My undergraduate career spanned 11 years, included 7 different majors, while attending a series of 7 different colleges or universities. After selling my company I decided to change from studying Economics to Engineering. DeVry offered me the most direct and shortest path to completing a BS in Engineering. I transferred from a state university to DeVry. The program was challenging and the professors very knowledgeable and helpful. The direct degree program approach was much less cumbersome to navigate than the auditorium registration/multiple contingency course method that the traditional state and private schools I had attended. Online registration has dealt with much of this challenge though course availability remains a significant issue in traditional public and private universities. In my experience this is not an issue at DeVry. 90% of my graduating class received multiple offers of employment prior to graduation with high quality employers. As DeVry is a regionally accredited university I have never had an employer or client question the validity of my degree. In my experience and for working and very focused students DeVry is a very good option for completing studies towards an undergraduate degree."
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"My overall experience with DeVry was acceptable for most part. Some of the communication between administration/finance was not what I would have expected. I was left in the dark when it came to applying for my graduation ceremony on when I should have applied. Some of the professors seemed to not be active as though they were just there to get a paycheck from DeVry and not really advance our learning. I have never wrote so many papers in my life so if you plan on taking an online based degree be aware you will be doing a ton of writing and reading on a weekly basis. For the individuals who are looking to use their Post 9/11 benefits and are still in the reserves DeVry will give you a lower rate of admission as long as you can prove you're still in the military IE: MyPay statement or contract reenlistment."
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2016
  • Degree: Technical Support
"I fell that DeVry was by far the worst school I have attended. All they care about is money. I was able to pass many classes with little to no effort. Some classes I completed without even opening the book. I also incurred a lot of hidden fees almost every semester. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I hope that all funding for the school is stopped and they are forced to close."
Jon S
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I wouldn't waste your time or money. The curriculum is out-of-date, most classes need to be taken online. Most of the tests, exams and homework can easily be Googled. Did I mention that the curriculum is out-of-date. It's just an expensive degree that holds little value to most employers. Please don't waste your time or money."
Tyree Tappin
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2016
  • Degree: Marketing
"DeVry University in Fremont California, is the best! I really love DeVry University. The staff here is fantastic and so are the professors. Your education is what you make so stop all the DeVry bashing! It is your problem if you don't apply yourself"
Jessica Moffitt
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2016
  • Degree: Small Business Management
"I have to admit I was skeptical of the education I would receive from accelerated online courses. Well those ideas were laid to rest my first session at DeVry. The Professors are amazing. Each Professor I have encountered has a real interest in the success of their students. They are really there to help you understand your course content. The content I am learning is right up there with any other college. Just because sessions are shorter does not mean there is less content or work it's all just done at a faster pace. If not for DeVry I fear I would be stuck in the same rut I had been trying to escape before I started my educational journey. The staff is also amazing each person I have talked to has been so helpful, supportive, and positive. The way they have set up the college you would feel as if you were their top priority. You never feel like just a number at DeVry."
Happy Grad
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2016
  • Degree: Management
"I was happy with the education I received. I transferred from a state college. The curriculum was very similar. They actually use the same textbooks. I heard that I should not go to a for profit school, but after completing I feel that most of the comments were posted by students that could not do the work or lack the ability to use knowledge. The classes worked out well. I work full time so needed something flexible. It was lots of work, but worth it. I also feel like some people don't understand that some teaches are good and some are bad, but it does not stop you from memorizing the textbook and that you can do your own research during class. This is actually a good trait in the working world."