The University of Arizona Global Campus Reviews

  • 706 Reviews
  • Chandler (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
70% of 706 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 706 students said they would recommend this school to others
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The Dude
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2023
  • Degree: Human Resources
"UAGC seems to be a fairly polarizing school. Some people hate it, some people love it. For my personal experience, I felt like the school did a fine job at providing me an education and improving my future career prospects. I'll break down my review into different sections. STAFF AND FACULTY: My career advisor was great. She was extremely responsive and easy to get ahold of, she would send me occasional e-mails encouraging me to keep up my work and would praise me throughout my schoolwork citing my grades and effort. She worked with me to put together a class schedule that made the most sense and would best fit into my time requirements. INSTRUCTORS: Most of my instructors were good. None of them were exceptionally amazing, but also none of them were completely terrible. I would classify the instructors as average. Grading varied from teacher to teacher, but their grading rubrics were always transparent and provided you with an outline on what you needed to do in order to get a good grade. The curriculum is all self-taught. None of the classes I took had an online lecture option and they seemed to follow the trend of read the book, do a discussion board, write a couple papers, and repeat. The coursework consists of a lot of busy work like discussion boards, journals, and occasional quizzes (depending on the class). With UAGC being online, I expected the discussion boards. At the end of the day, discussion boards aren't difficult, just time consuming. All quizzes are open book and they do not do finals or end of course tests. CLASS STRUCTURE: Classes are 5 weeks and have a constant enrollment option which is great if you are active duty military and need to deploy or TDY. I took two classes every 5 weeks and found it to be manageable and never too overwhelming even with work. SUPPORT STRUCTURE: They provide an online library to view and read scholarly sources, provide free resources like Grammarly and Microsoft Office, and have plenty of tutoring/paper review services available. The paper review service had a very quick turnaround time; most of my papers were returned within 10 hours. Books are included with tuition and available online. PRICE: UAGC is affordable, especially with active duty military. They tuition match to $250 per semester hour and do not have a technology fee or book fee. They do charge for graduation, but it is only $150. If you attend the ceremony, you do need to purchase a cap and gown. OVERALL: I would consider recommending UAGC to other people if they are comfortable with a self-teaching environment. In terms of career aspects, I have not ran into any issues with UAGC on my resume or any problems getting an interview. I feel as though their curriculum is fine and the classes provide you with an appropriate amount of beginner knowledge to begin your career. Keep in mind, you aren't going to Harvard or even a state college. This is an online university catered towards working professionals and they do a good job at achieving that mission."
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2023
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"I'm beyond disappointed and dissatisfied with UAGC. I first attended ashford that merged with UAGC during my first year and each year the costs has increased without better student care, learning resources and better engaging college professors. If you're going to spend over $1500 for one course I would expect better. The re-entry team promised me a grant to help towards my balance if I came back to register. It turn from yes we can too now I don't know we have to wait and see after you finish your first course back. So I decided to enroll in a community college so that I can still use my financial aid while keeping courses low. I'm also able to work with kids in person and get my credits alot quicker. I recommend anyone who is looking for affordable, personalized, support and care to check with your local community college especially after covid it's so many new resources that's affordable now you don't need to spend unnecessary money for poor service. Most students that attend here are in the military so they probably have their expenses paid but if you're not a military student and going to end up paying some out of pocket I don't recommend it here the cost has skyrocketed."
gwendolyn brinkley
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2023
  • Degree: Education
"I decided to go back to school. I had attended when it was Ashford University. First of all, I had to switch to a different major because my prior major had been discontinued. I had 19 credits to finish in order to get my Bachelor's Degree. After enrolling, it changed to 30 (??). No one told me about this, so I called when I found out and was told that due to my new major, I had to take additional classes. My first class started on January 10, 2023. Two days later I received my financial aid award letter and discovered that my student loans would not cover the cost of my classes. I could not get the Pell Grant anymore, by the way, I was never told this. So, each semester I would have roughly $1000 that I had to pay. I called my enrollment advisor and told her my concerns, she emailed me a list of organizations that I could join (at a cost) that could POTENTIALLY award me a grant or scholarship. After researching things, I decided to withdraw from UAGC because these grants/scholarships were not guaranteed. I immediately (one day later) contacted my enrollment advisor via email to say I wanted to withdraw. One week later, no contact, no callback, no emails. Today I finally spoke with someone who initially tried to talk me into staying at the school. I said I was frustrated and only wanted out. She had to forward my information to someone else who would initiate the withdrawal and give me a callback. Hopefully they do, but I don't have any faith in this. In my opinion there are many other more reasonable schools out there. UAGC was helpful in the process of enrolling, but when you have a problem, no one really cares. I found another school that fits me financially and plan to attend classes there. I will lose some credits but hell UAGC added more classes anyway to milk my loan money. In my opinion, please find another school. REMEMBER THEY ARE STILL ASHFORD UNIVERSITY OPERATING UNDER ANOTHER NAME. SAME PRACTICES, SAME MISLEADING INFORMATION, AND STILL THE SAME FINANCIAL GAINS GAMES TO MAKE MONEY."
Don't Do It
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2023
  • Degree: MBA
"None of the curriculum matches throughout the course. The professors are unable to edit any of the curriculum so when you point it out they tell you to just do the best you can. They provide little to no feedback for the reasoning for grades and do not take the classes seriously. There is no support from the main office or any of the advisors I was very disappointed and withdrew during my second class due to this. I am writing this so you don't waste your time like I did mine!"
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2022
  • Degree: Business Economics
"First of all, it's a degree mill. You will learn very little of value, and the only reason to attend is for a degree that will "check a box" so your resume is not filtered out by AI when you apply for jobs in the future. Professors give out assignment templates from when the university was still Ashford, which is concerning. Maybe a video from 2016 about a retired IT professional (On an Ashford hosted site, no less) isn't current enough to be taught in a college environment? Food for thought. The discussion posts are incessant and make me irrationally angry. I don't skip or mind the assignments, but I hate responding to my classmates week after week. I truly wish I could work independently without being judged on how much enthusiasm I can fake about my classmate's assignment submissions. It's not my responsibility to educate them, or even interact with them. Professors typically copy and paste feedback about my submissions, so why do I have to provide unique insight moreso than the person being paid to do so? If I have to type "Thanks for sharing XYZ, have you considered ABC?" in 150 words again, I'm going to lose my gosh darn mind. Almost every post is identical because we respond to the same prompt. Furthermore, professors require you to respond to multiple (3) people on (2) discussion boards a week. There's typically a word count minimum on these replies, so you're writing some form of "Wow, nice post" in 900 words or more on a weekly basis, in addition to the actual learning that takes place. I understand the *very basic* material that I am teaching myself without these responses as a supplement. The tedium makes me want to drop out again. The work and monotony here are not for anyone who thinks critically or wishes to learn how to do so. I'm finishing my degree here to check the box that I have a bachelor's degree, but I haven't learned much useful information. My high school AP classes were much harder. Also the financial services office is predatory and rude. Academic Advising is okay here, but you must take ownership of your own progress and success. -An Angry Submission by A Current Student"
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2022
  • Degree: Supply Chain Management
"I was hesitant to attend this school (I started when it was Ashford University), but it was great for my life. I was in the Army when I attended the university. It took almost 8 years to get my degree in the Army life and school. However, fast forward to today within a year, I found a great job in my field, supply chain management, and I am making very good money. I am happy with my decision to attend the university. I even had a death in the family and had an emergency drop. The professors were great and worked with me, and it was easy to start right back up. Best advice, stay disciplined, get a routine and learn! Thank you again for a great experience! Good luck if you choose to go! Also, I am in the number #1 program for supply chain management in the nation after UAGC. GO GREEN!"
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2022
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"I would like to urge everyone who reads this not to enroll in this university. The academic standards are low. The coursework is full of busywork which minimizes the learning. Most importantly, the school is money, hungry, and they will tell you anything you want to hear in order to get you to sign up for a course. On at least two occasions I have been told things that were absolutely not true, in order to convince me to sign up. Once I was told that I would get some work life credit for achievements in my career, this turned out to be completely not true. Another time I was told that I could finish the coursework by a certain date given the availability of classes. It turned out that later. This was not true either, potentially delaying my completion by up to a year or more due to my own schedule. If your company is paying for this, and it’s the only school available, those are the only circumstances under which I would recommend the school. If your company is paying, and there are other schools available, by all means, select one of them instead of this one. And by all means, don’t spend a penny of your own money on this. Online education is what it. There could be some benefits to be had, but if you’re laying out your own money, try to find a school with a better reputation that respects it’s students more than this one does."
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"Often called a “diploma mill”, I can assure you it is not. I have worked harder at UAGC than I did at my Brick and mortar school. If you don’t apply yourself or underperform your grades will show it. As evidenced by the number of current students complaint about grades in the school’s Facebook student and alumni group. I believe the problems stem mainly from the fact that school is very very much for profit. The academic advisors feel more like call center sales agents than actual academic advisors, although most of them are very nice and clearly interested in doing more than they are set up to do. The school is also not forthcoming about the fact that they have about 9 credits worth of required classes which will not transfer should you pursue your MA elsewhere. You also have to recognize that the online psychology school BA does not prepare you to be a therapist. Currently, the APA does not license any online only school for that tract. I will admit that the school is not forthcoming in telling us that, so if you don’t find that info buried in your webpage searches, you may graduate and be very unhappy. Due diligence is always a good idea. The teachers are great. The sales/enrollment is what needs a revamp for the sale of honesty."
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2022
  • Degree: Child Development
"I heard about this school back in 2017 from a coworker. I thought it was great because I working full time and was unable to get into the classes I needed to at my local colleges. This college is mainly about self-taught and self-motivation which I had no issues with since I have many experiences from my job to contribute to discussions and assignments. Most of the classes felt the same as the next. You briefly cover a topic and then the next class goes a little more in depth. Later classes, you go back and cover the same topic, etc. As someone who is trying to get their teaching degree, I wouldn't really recommend this college unless you want an easy degree. The downside is that the tuition is quite high compare to other schools and the content you receive from this program won't be as sufficient as other schools. Again, I had 6+ years of working in the field so I was able to keep up easily. Also, this school DOES NOT offer a credential program nor do they help you to find one so the degree does not hold too much value. All I can say is attend at your own risk if you just want an easy degree. You can do better elsewhere that offers better quality content, lower tuition, and a better guidance."
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"University seems to hire any (unqualified) person who applies to teach the graduate courses. Professors are rude and condescending in their communication, especially when they don't know the answer to a clarifying question, which is nearly always. Professors are just proctors for predetermined course outlines, so they actually have no idea what they are doing, or how to answer a true question or learning opportunity. My passion for psychology is now just giving way to "just finish this course so you can get the MS after your name". Sadly, now the most unmotivating experiences of my education."
IT Grad
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2022
  • Degree: Information Technology
"When I started this school in 2019, it was called Ashford University. Then the University of Arizona brought out the school. I think that this school is good for individuals that has the drive to teach themselves, hold themselves accountable, and understand that they will have to do work outside of the classroom to really bridge the gap between college and being able to work in their desired field. In every class you will have to do discussions, replies, and a final which could be a test, project, or paper. The professors that I had were a mixed bag just like any other university I went to. Some went above and beyond while others did the bare minimum. After a few classes, I noticed that the classes all had a very similar structure to them. This school is largely what you make of it. This school financial services representatives has been kind to me every time I called. I understood that this school was in the business of making money and I knew this school was way more expensive than going to my local state university. My tip with perspective students and current students is to keep track of their financial aid, financial aid rules, GI bill, employer grants, and other forms of payments that the students may be using. I would also recommend taking transferable classes on Sophia, and StraighterLine. To help reduce the cost and getting done with your degree sooner. Academic advisors change all the time. So I did not really develop any type of relationship with any of my advisors. This school is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission at the time of me writing this review. Which is fantastic for me because that is all I needed to have to enter the field of software engineer. Beware that this school may not be for you if you need to sit for licenses like teaching and accounting. A degree from UAGC has help me in my earnings because before I started going here I was making next to minimum wage in a field I did not like. Now I am a software engineer now able to fully support myself with the help of UAGC!"
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2022
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"This school is a literal joke! I spent 5 weeks completing the same assignment, I didn’t learn anything useful, but the icing on the cake for me was when I got hit with a $3,000 bill for 3 pathetic classes. I immediately dropped out and now I owe the school $1,400 just because, on top of that I owe a loan that I wasn’t even aware of. That loan cost $933… I’m begging you please don’t go to this school!!!!!"
katie conway
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2022
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"First month in this school tried to make threats to me because they claimed I plasgised in their school. They use a soft ware that detects if you used google articles. Do not use any online resorces for your assignments unless its states you can or they will fail you and red flag you. Teachers are rude, not helpful nor do they get back with you in a timely manner. theres barely anytime off or anything to win nor do beside work, work and deal with rude lazy teachers that dont know how to dp the assignment they address. Financal department is a joke also they are not helpful nor will they give you the right intructions on how to fill out your FASA nor will they tell you a easy way to prove your identity without forking out over 25 dollars to have a piece of paper sign, stamped and delievered. no refunds they laughed thought it was comical. My student adviser been changed 3 times dont know which one to call, when you do noone answers so you have to get someone in the office to answer. They dont make education fun"
  • Reviewed: 4/19/2022
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"When the name changed, from ashford university to university of arizona global campus, I thought it was kind of weird, but I still kept pushing for my degree. Then in Feb of 2022, I seen a news article, ASHFORD UNIVERSITY and navient (their loan provider) where both sues for misrepresentation, and lying about the cost of.classes and how much financial aid we was getting, Go figure. This school, no matter the name change will always be known as the school that scammed their students, and any degree that comes from their will not be respected. Who wants to admit this is where they got their degree. There where plenty of times I had to change a class because the book voucher I was supposed to recieve, for the physical books, I never got. My advisor said she didn't know how to generate them and financial aid said I wasn't eligible. But yet these classes that I need the books for, my financial aid covered materials for.the class. I had to come out of pocket for materials my financial aid already paid for. If you don't believe it, look up state of California vs. Ashford University."
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"There are very few professors in the business program who do anything more than copy & paste responses and feedback. It gets old working on papers and discussion board posts, only to see a canned response from the professors, and meaningless responses from fellow students that are just trying to meet their weekly minimum requirements. The motto for the programs should be: "Don't let quality be the enemy of quantity." It is very easy to fall behind by making a real effort, and very discouraging to see your efforts met with preformulated responses. UAGC is a place to send your money and maybe get a degree if you’re part of the elite 18% who have the stomach to make it all the way through. It’s not a place to come if you want to be challenged in a meaningful way."
Charley Irvin
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"What a poor excuse for higher education. From advisors, to instruction, to course setup, there are severe communication issues. I don’t have a single kind thing to say about this university, and I hope nobody makes the awful mistake to attend the online campus."
Dr. Jedrzejek
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"Sorry to say in the state of Pennsylvania and many others, my degree is worthless, it is not approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). I can not find a job from this degree except for being a case worker that of which anybody can get with a common associate degree. Also, I can not even get a job working at a college as an adjunct professor!"
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2022
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"I graduated from Ashford University in 2019 after 6 years of study for a Ph.D. For the most part, the instructors were well qualified and provided excellent feedback. The dissertation stage of my studies was very demanding and challenging. I gave up pretty much any spare time to write this work. I must say that my dissertation chair was absolutely phenomenal. Other than one or two poor instructors, the coursework was excellent. I especially enjoyed the on-site weekend classes and the opportunity for specialization. My degree enabled me to teach at the university level. I am very happy with the doctoral experience at what is now UAGC and certainly recommend it if you are willing to work hard and have the will and stamina to spend six years in an intense academic environment."
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2021
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"What a great experience and such great professors! My best advice is to understand that you get what you give when going to school online. I was a student with a disability, and they helped me 100% of the way if I had questions or needed a leave. No, it was not easy, but to me, that's what makes it a good school! I graduated with a 3.9 GPA, and I have never been prouder of myself! Thank you to all the staff that helped along the way."
  • Reviewed: 10/25/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I first graduated from Ashford University back in 2018 with my bachelors degree in accounting got a job that matched my work experience then that job sent me back to Ashford now university of Arizona global campus where I was able to receive my master's degree for free. Since I received my masters I was able to double my salary. I'm truly grateful for the experience and journey taking courses at University of Arizona global campus. I recommend this school to everyone."