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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2010

This school is expensive, the classes are mediocre (nothing special), but if you call and talk to an enrollment rep they will convince you to go to their school, they will be super kind and great. But once you get the enrollment process going everyone drops off the planet. I had soooo many problems with my financial aid. No one knows what they are doing, and you never get anyones name its a different person all the time, they never follow up. I filled out a different paper every single day and every day I was told it was the wrong paper back in March of 2018. Now I just tried to give them another chance in sept of 2018 and its the same old bull. It feels like becasue they dont have to add their names on anything they dont care and just pass you on to someone else. It just isnt their problem. I had enrolled to go to classes in late July, classes started the end of September, and you would think that was enough time to get everything finished. Boy was I wrong, I emails 2 or 3 times a day and everyone that I talked to on the phone said give it time. Didnt hear anything for weeks, finally got 1 email back from god knows who saying everything would be done the 17 of Sept. just in time for classes. Well the 18th rolled by I had emailed about 5 times that day and then I finally called to complain the night of the 19th becasue NO ONE DOES THEIR JOB DOWN THERE. If you email no one responds, if you call everyone gives you a different story and you can even chat with someone on the website, but they just tell you to call. Smh. I am extremely dissatisfied and disappointed. Thankfully a lot of my credits from uop transfered over to my new school becasue I couldnt spend another second of my life on that school. They are purely for profit and dont care about their students ( becasue I had attended about 1 year before this incident). There are better schools to attend, save yourself the stress and money.

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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

I was going to this school originally however I decided to drop out after being bullied in my online class and the instructor critiqued me after I brought inappropriate comments to his attention. I followed the techniques that were taught in class for addressing a hostile classmate only to have the instructor declare that I was being demanding for expressing disappointment that the student in question (a teammate for a group project) could not deliver their portion of the assignment on time.

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Degree: Database Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

UOPX has interesting classes when it comes to the Database Administration Degree program. We are able to select the classes that will allow us to graduate faster and or gain a certificate. However, sometimes instructors are not available when help is needed or take a day or two to respond. Especially on days that are not listed in their policies.

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2007

I attended both; traditionally university and the UOP, and the level of education is very similar. Both have advantages and disadvantages but one thing for sure, at UOP I felt like the education was much more relevant to my degree. At the beginning, UOP felt exhausting but once you get a system down and organized, it was very manageable.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2010

The University of Phoenix is the perfect school for an adult who is pursuing higher education but does not have the time to attend the conventional school. Because of the global demand for technology online is a great place to learn the use of technology for group chat and team meetings. The different time zones in the class and team setting give a real-life feel for the real world, especially when dealing with overseas countries to conduct business. The experience was great and the staff were very helpful and made sure you were prepared for success. The facility feedback was on point and in a timely manner for the turn submission in the next week. Please make sure you read all communication and all documents that you are required to sign because it is your responsibility, I learned that the hard way, but it just made me a better person. The great thing is the app so you can stay informed and submit from your phone, very friendly app. I am also getting my Ph.D. from the school, oh the library is awesome it has everything you need the website is full of resources to help the student to be successful. There are different school campuses in different states and online student can access resources when needed or attend graduation or conduct research. Overall I am having a great experience and I am proud to be a Phoenix still soaring toward my doctorate degree, so do your research before you register.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2010

The University of Phoenix is the perfect school for an adult who is pursuing higher education but does not have the time to attend the conventional school. Because of the global demand for technology online is a great place to learn the use of technology for group chat and team meetings. The different time zones in the class and team setting give a real-life feel for the real world, especially when dealing with overseas countries to conduct business. The experience was great and the staff were very helpful and made sure you were prepared for success. The facility feedback was on point and in a timely manner for the turn submission in the next week. Please make sure you read all communication and all documents that you are required to sign because it is your responsibility, I learned that the hard way, but it just made me a better person. The great thing is the app so you can stay informed and submit from your phone, very friendly app. I am also getting my Ph.D. from the school, oh the library is awesome it has everything you need the website is full of resources to help the student to be successful. There are different school campuses in different states and online student can access resources when needed or attend graduation or conduct research. Overall I am having a great experience and I am proud to be a Phoenix still soaring toward my doctorate degree, so do your research before you register.

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Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Graduation Year: 2017

The University of Phoenix is a challenging college. They push you to do your best, and the academic counselors always check in to see if you have any questions regarding your class or your future classes. If you put your mind to it, you can do it! I enjoy going to school here because not only was it flexible but it allowed me to work from home and from work during quiet hours. I earned my associate degree and is currently working on my bachelor degree. I find that most people who complains about the college always complain about the cost and financial aid. School is more than financial aid and getting grants, yes, the classes are expensive, but they tell you that before you enroll. All colleges have requirements they have to follow when concerning financial aid and grants, they go through the same process as other colleges. My advice is to go to better your career and not to get the financial aid or student loans. When you apply yourself, it shows, and by the way, LinkedIn have hundreds of jobs for students who graduate from University of Phoenix, you just have to apply yourself!

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Degree: Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs
Graduation Year: 2020

I have attended UoP for almost 7 years now. I loved it and completed all the courses. It's when I got to the part where I wanted to intern at a school. The staff that were set to "help" me couldn't even get my name right. I got several confusing emails addressed to the wrong person. They gave instructions to complete papers and requirements. I figured no biggie, well then they told me I could not turn certain papers in without approval, then back tracked when I got mad because nothing was apporved and claimed they never said that. Its in email... kind of hard to deny it when it's in writting. I called many times and they continued to ask for papers I had already submitted, then said it was because they didn't have my file in front of them. I can't believe I it was great and then all of a sudden I'm disregarded and treated like a number. There is no one to call or help me and I've invested too much time to turn back. I am now possibly unemployed because I could not get a straight answer. Whatever you do don't waste your money here. You will pay way too much, for someone that should at least take the time to know the name of the person they are calling.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

I enjoyed the school; there's a lot of material and if you're willing to push yourself you will do fine here. Some students do not give 100%. The specializations are helpful, and all of the courses align with industry standards (such as several CompTIA and Oracle exams). Down side- students aren't required to complete all of the course material. I work in the software field and the program has helped improve my work performance, helped me get a promotion, and has paved the way for a great career. Advice to future students - give 150%, hard work pays off.

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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015

I graduated from UOPX in 2015, earning an online degree in BSc in Management. It was a very long road attaining that coveted degree as life kept forcing me to start and stop during my educational journey. But UOPX was with me every step of the way. Each year, my counselors reached out asking if I was ready to resume classes. Some people may look at this as follow up calls/emails to meet an enrollment quota and more $$$$ to line UOPX pockets. Sure, it's no secret that UOPX is a for-profit institution. But for me, I needed those "reminders" that the "prize" (degree) was not an impossible goal; that it was still there for the taking; that I still had the opportunity to realize my dream of earning the degree that would help my career and my family. Finally, when the email from UOPX came, I decided it was time to resume my education. Each course was either 5 or 6 weeks long. Papers were due on Sunday before 11:59pm (Arizona time). To be counted as attendance for the week, students had to post substantiated answers to course questions, as well as post meanful responses to other posts. Individual papers were due each week and a team paper was required as part of the final requirement to complete the course. We were encouraged to reach out to the professor when we ran into issues; and they responded in a timely manner. I diligently pounded the keyboard, making sure I fulfilled these requirements as I juggle work/family obligations, as my family and I went on roadtrips, went on vacation, entertained relatives, visited relatives, went sightseeing, etc. Months later, I found myself wearing that toga, hearing my name called, walking on that stage, and scanning the audience and seeing family and relatives at a distance cheering me on. A few weeks later, I received the "prize", the fruit of my hard work and my family's sacrifice. I was finally holding my degree. And I could not have achieved this personal milestone without the support of my family and UOPX. My experience with UOPX was nothing but top-notch. The enrollment, academic, and financial counselors were sympathetic and genuine cared about my situation. Even when I thought that the classes were too involved and I wanted to drop out, my academic counselor encouraged me to remain steadfast in my resolve to get that degree. When I thought that had to postpone enrolling in my next class due to financial issues, my financial and academic counselors worked together to help me adjust my class schedules to accommodate my company's tuition assistance schedule. A few months after graduating, I received two promotions. Then in 2017, to my surprise, I was promoted to a different role where I became an analyst at my company. Now, I am determined to pursue a Masters degree with a concentration in Project Managment or Information Technology. A word of caution: An online degree is not for the faint of heart. It requires personal accountability, discipline, dedication, and determination. UOPX will provide you with the tools and resources you need to succeed but ONLY YOU can make the most out of them to succeed.

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