University of Phoenix Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
63% of 1,336 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 1,336 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Daniel Steiger
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2022
  • Degree: Medicine
"I am currently taking chem II and have took chem I just before this. I took them because they are 100% online with lab credits which appeals to me as I work a full time job. Pros: 1. The lab simulator is excellent. I have not found many other alternatives to getting science class lab credits online. 2. 100% online, very flexible schedule. Cons: 1. Teachers don't meet with students in one on ones. I could only message them with questions and wait a day for the responses. 2. The quizzes have wrong answers and typos in the questions. I found this especially egregious considering most of the questions on the quizzes were pulled directly from the textbook. They couldn't even plagiarize correctly... This was frustrating beyond belief. I am astounded that the quizzes were approved to be used in an academic setting. 3. There are no resources for students besides the textbook. There were no recorded lectures, no power points, no practice questions with answers. Overall, I wouldn't take a course here unless you have no other options. I don't know where my money went when I payed for these chemistry courses. It must have just been the third party software used for the lab simulation."
Shrunal
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2022
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Honestly, before applying I looked for many reviews but could not find what I was looking for and decided to give it a try. The system of learning is just some writing with activities, which are nice, but the regular discussion posts are just annoying, not helpful and it gets repetitive every week. First you will find them fun but, you will hate it afterwards, no doubt it improves your writing skills. I passed almost everything with 30 min study time 3 times a week with grade A. So, think about it. Grades are not important here, its what you learn and how it will help you in your future job. There are no exams, yay! but, I am not spending 60,000 on a degree which does not have proper testing practices. I mean think about how employers will look at your degree, even though its valid. So, awesome university with career, finance, and online system, but thats not enough and its not what students want the most. There should be better tutors, live classes with live mentoring and regular video study sessions to keep students motivated. Lastly, exams, both multiple choice and performance based. I completed and passed two courses with easy A grade. Currently, looking for better and cheaper options. Forgot to mention, it is very expensive for what it provides."
Monique D Lewis
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2022
  • Degree: MBA
"Began the MBA competency-based program on 1/16/2022 with excitement and enthusiasm. Very disappointed at the lack of instructor and mentor guidance, assistance as promised. The mentor acted as a motivational cheerleader only, and the instructor was vague at best of her specific expectations. 3 weeks in, I dropped and found an MBA program with instructors who want you to succeed and provide detailed and clear expectations and mentors who are subject matter experts that help you maneuver through the program knowing if you have any uncertainty they will take out the guesswork and guide you to where you need to be by giving you specific individual feedback. After all, it is a LEARNING environment, you are not a Master yet. Thoroughly Disappointed in this program. I now know why Phoenix is NOT listed as one of the best online MBA programs. Proceed with extreme caution!!!!!"
Elena Zuniga
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2022
  • Degree: Public Administration
"Such a great University. I have no complaints. Other Universities should feel threatened by University of phoenix because of the high quality of education,support and technology. If it weren't for UOP, I don't know were I would be or stand. Meaning, Going to campus University did not work out for me because either classes were to full and had to wait longer to graduate, hardly no support from teachers or academic counselor were I had to WAIT and make an appointment and no resources to help during the program. I recommend UOP."
Katherine
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"It was truly the worst mistake of my life choosing this school for my education. My bachelors degree is costing me 55 thousand dollars and I’m teaching myself. There is no instruction from professors. I thought there would be some kind of virtual classroom environment where professors actually teach, but nope. You have your textbooks and your assignments and you’re basically on your own. If you reach out to professors about struggling with the material, you’re met with encouraging words to keep going…. No help with the actual material. I’m not sure what I’m paying for other than access to textbooks and the piece of paper degree, which now I hear isn’t worth much coming from university of phoenix. Apparently employers laugh at degrees from here, so who knows if i’ll even be able to find a job with it. My first 3/4 years were filled with filler classes that had absolutely nothing to do with my degree. I graduate in 11 months and i’m JUST starting to get into classes that have to do with my field. I’ve had some errors occur with the finance department as well. I feel like all college is a scam, but particularly this one. Only out for money."
Francis Schrouder
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2021
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Overall I'd say my learning experience at UoP was a positive one. Even though I was juggling between work and school, I managed to successfully graduate from my program. The only down side was the online classes weren't really student focused as you'd imagine. So you get all these information to absorb and all these assignments and tests to do at the same time. Good thing is there are tonnes of UoP study resources & assignment help services out there. One that I found most helpful was uop-assignments.com. But overall, I'd recommend the University of Phoenix to any of my friends."
Kelly
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2021
  • Degree: Computer and Information Science
"I would not do this again. I'm over 16000.00 In debt for a useless degree. I felt like I was talked into this program. Now I'm in debt for.tbia useless degree. Please do not agree to sign up with this college. This bill for me has naked me depressed and over my head"
Kennedy
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2021
  • Degree: Education
"Look, this school is not as affordable as it appears. It markets itself as an "affordable online option", which drew me in, but the kicker are the fees. They charge you for EVERYTHING. Just registering will cost you around $500.00. They charge you for dropping classes. They charge you for processing documents. Need a transcript? Fee. I couldn't even continue to go. You may as well go somewhere with a better reputation and courses since they're going to charge you the same amount anyway."
BJ
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2021
  • Degree: Counseling
"Beware!!!!!!!! Beware!!!!!! This school is about making money and will rip you off at any opportunity. They are so nice and helpful when helping to get you enrolled and once you are in, that ends! This is why they only have a 35% retention rate. Save yourself a lot of time and frustration and money and go elsewhere!!!!!!!!"
Jemel M
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2021
  • Degree: Business
"In September of 2019 I decided it was time to use my G.I. Bill to attend college. I served in the Marines for 12 years 2001-2013 as a Supply Chief. The counselor instructed me to give him my SMART transcript so he could see how much of my military education would transfer over to UOP credits. To my surprise it was 50. With this information I started my my classes and never looked back. Out of high school I attended The University of Kansas and my curriculum was just as hard if not tougher in some cases at the UOP. Not only was the work challenging but I could always get a hold of an instructor if I needed them. The one thing I don't care for is the group projects but luckily I had good partners. I worked a full time job 7pm-7am as a Production Manager and was still able to find the time to complete my program. You truly get what you put into it. The biggest gripe I hear is that they are for profit. I personally don't understand what the big deal is. What school isn't for profit. How do you expect to get new academic buildings built if you aren't making a profit? Whatever stigma the school about it being online should be erased by this point. Every school in America had to figure out how to convert their platform to online and UOP didn't. They are the best in the country at online learning. This past April 24th I graduated in Phoenix Arizona with a Bachelor's in Business Management. Before graduation I had been accepted into several MBA programs to include University of Tennessee, Penn State, Purdue University and University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The UOP had their graduation at the Arizona Diamondbacks Stadium. I must say the UOP sold me to come back and get my MBA. This was the most professional graduation I have ever attended which had to be hard because we were the first in person graduation since Covid-19 started. Now a month removed from graduation I was hired to be a Operations Manager for a Walmart Fulfilment Center which is a 6 figure job. I could not of been hired for this job without experience and a bachelors degree. One of the key things a learned in my undergrad that I use often is a SWOT analysis Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats in business. I would highly recommend this school to anyone especially if you are working fulltime and you are a parent. Don't listen to others do what's best for you!"
Estela Diferretti
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2021
  • Degree: Business
"I decided on UOP for my MBA and certificate in accounting to sit for the CPA exam. My undergrad was from community college and SDSU. Those school financial aid departments always had a solution and never had any kind of errors in disbursements, and if they did they did not hold me accountable for their mistakes. For the most part, the instructors are great and very knowledgeable not only about the course work but with actual experience in the field they are teaching. The online resources are also very helpful and make remote learning less challenging. However, I have had nothing but bad experiences with financial aid! I mean this is a for-profit school. This is the department that should be staffed with competent and proficient people. They make so many internal errors and pass the blame to the student. Their errors cost money or you need to apply for more loans! Let's say you do all the process correctly, to access your loans is never smooth either. They just simply have unqualified staff handling your money! If it wasn't my last class I would just walk away! If for not all these financial aid setbacks this school is really great for working adults. As long as you can handle the added stress factors and anxiety that come with it, then by all means go for it!"
Victoria Martinez
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"So, just to start, I had already been a nurse in the field for 8 years before enrolling in their BSN program online. The BSN is a required stepping stone for me to obtain a higher degree level and career within the nursing world. UOP was highly recommended by several of my colleagues, so I decided to try it out. Not only did they provide a massive tuition discount, since my ADN college partnered with their university, but their accreditation was accepted by all CRNA schools, including the state universities where I live as well as several others I had checked before enrollment. Like most degree plans, you HAVE. TO. DO. THE. WORK. I had several late nights writing papers, researching, and juggling a career and family, but ended up graduating with a well-deserved 4.0 GPA. The staff was supportive, the classes (though not thought provoking for me as I was already in the field for quite some time) were easy to understand, and laid out the requirements. The staff was also supportive of any concerns regarding professors that were presented. I have found the majority of people who have complained about this program are those who thought they could enroll and do half-attempted work and try to pass through. I have had ZERO issue with their accreditation into grad school, and have had found that though I have no salary increase from going to ADN to BSN, I have been offered several promotions and more upper-level opportunities within my nursing career for the BSN credential. This was by far the most affordable program, and they provided me with the tools I needed to succeed. It is up to the student to be successful, success is a choice, not a given."
Eric High
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2021
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Prior Army enlisted/current law enforcement professional. Instruction? There was little or no instruction at all. I never spoke with one so-called "professor" and their actual posts were rare. It was a scam from the beginning and I was so hopeful concerning the potential positive impact on my career that I wanted so badly for it to be real. I had already realized the "Masters" program was not of any substance or real educational value prior to my son reading the assignments and work of others over my shoulder and laughing at it. Group participation projects were an exercise in correcting the work of others who were writing at less than a 10th grade high school level. Group discussion boards were a mish mash of crazed comments or nonsensical to simplistic elementary school grasps at the obvious. My son was 11 and he and I began to read posts together for comedic purposes. An 11 year old seriously laughed at the "graduate level" work of adults and the non existent courses of instruction (of course, he's now 24 and about to attend a top notch law school with a 173 LSAT score). I gained less than nothing professionally or personally and I'm still saddled by the debt. If you have to do so, spend the money to go back to school and take some undergrad work to improve your chances of participating in a REAL graduate program. Don't be a "Phoenix". It's a garbage diploma mill and not worth the time of anyone of actual intelligence."
Joe K
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2021
  • Degree: Information Technology
"The University of Phoenix has some great courses however, information technology is not one of them. I didn't know any better when I enrolled in this course and they assured me the courses were updated frequently(laugh) The course was thrown together with anything technology that they could find, the course also offered a programming certificate this was a joke because an entry-level position in this field you need to be able to create webpages from scratch and from looking at photos of client expectations. This Course had the right lineup but only brief introductions that I could have done for free online. I am 59 and trying to change careers as I cannot do heavy lifting anymore after 35 years as a retail manager and this degree is worthless as a retail manager is all I still qualify for and 35,000.00 in debt as they should either give me a good portion of that back to get the proper classes or offer me the classes for free to obtain the jobs related."
Taylor Davis
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"University of Phoenix has been the best choice I made in my college career. They really want to help their students and help make a better life for their students. They do everything possible to accommodate life and unexpected things that happen in life for their students. I am 7 months away from graduating with my degree and I can honestly say U.O.P. has made it so easy for me to incorporate schooling into my busy life with two kids and a full time job. I want to thank all of the instructors but especially the academic counselors for all of their help getting me to where I want to be in life!"
April
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2021
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I love attending UOP online with my busy schedule of working and being a wife. UOP is a National accredited online college. The course work is very hard which pushed me to study harder. Don’t expect UOP instructors to hold your hand , this is something you’re going to have to do yourself as in the real world, and in the real workplace . UOP learning is intensive as is the work place . A Phoenix will fall down and rise up, However, it depends on your hard work and dedication to earn your wings. I had lots of lab training to complete for real world scenarios in programming language, cybersecurity, etc. UOP has stepped its college game up . I’m proud to be a Phoenix Graduate."
Daniel
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am very disappointed with the institution to the extent I wish I had chosen a different school. Before my enrollment, I spoke with Adrian who provided the information I needed to proceed with the enrollment process. Overall, I made my decision based on the price of my tuition- which was supposed to be $350 per credit hour, for every class, until the end of the program. However, since the beginning of the program, I have been trying to fix this issue. My tuition has been $398 per credit hour. I have spoken with so many different people, and nobody seems to care or be able to come up with a solution for my problem. The last person I spoke with gave me 7 to 10 days for the issue to be solved. Today is day number 15 and I have not received a call back to follow up on my request. At this point, I am not sure what else I can do. I need to get this resolved as I cannot afford the higher rate. Can someone assist me?"
Popcorn
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2020
  • Degree: Business
"I attended the University of Phoenix and left due to illness and I actually went back to complete my degree. I transferred every credit into another College I applied to, and no one questioned my credits. The enrollment team accepted every credit into their University. My GPA was very high from doing the work. I actually went back to the University of Phoenix, because I realized the learning forum was much more organized and professional. It depends on the person and what they put into the learning experience."
Andy Hoffman
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2020
  • Degree: Management
"Stay away from UoP. When faced with a job relocation, the school refused to provide information I needed to complete my degree remotely. They then cancelled my program and told me 90% of my credits were invalid. The University of Phoenix is first and foremost a business whose intent is to get your money."
preesha
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I do not recommend anyone continuing their education at this school.I enrolled in this program so that I can move on to the next stage in my career. It was my only option. The enrollment counselors make it seem like this is the best program for adult learners.However, once in the program some of the instructors are downright rude and treat you like children instead of adults.Majority of the instructors do not know how to teach and the ones that do are somehow quit. Know for a fact that favortism which is the cause for good teachers to leave and they promote the ones who are not so good. Quite the contrary of the last program I was enrolled in previously. I do not plan to go back to this school as they have burnt bridges with me , including financial aid which you have to stay on top of because things are always changing and its some dishonesty there as well. See the past lawsuits and complaintsfrom students. I am happy I am done with the program and it gave me the chance to still work and go to school but that is all. The rest is just downhill. Would not recommend.Look into other programs."