University of Phoenix Reviews
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Earned/achieved an MBA in finance. My employer, a Fortune 100 company, paid entirely for my degree. In fact, my employer recommended Phoenix. The learning process was rigorous and relevant. All of my faculty held corporate level positions in their companies.
I actually started i n 2005 to complete a Bachelors in Management, after being laid off after the company I worked for was bought out. I enrolled and found the online format to be easily navigated and with pre-enrollment from my counselor, was very successful by completing this degree in 2 years. I then began my MBA degree immediately, and worked 7 days per week after coming home after work, and weekends were full with studies and classroom activity. The MBA was finished in 18 months, with no breaks even for holidays. The only problem I had was financial - My financial counselor told me I had to borrow $10,000.00 from my personal bank in order to continue, even though I had been approved for 100% student loan funding! Aside from that little letdown, I forged ahead and graduated in 2008 with a 3.9 GPA! I really enjoyed the school, my classmates, instructors, and the level of education I* received at the age of 63, and have demonstrated my abilities far beyond my peers I have met in the business world. Thank you, University of Phoenix!!!!!
As a previous graduate of the University of Phoenix's bachelors of science in criminal justice/administration, I can assure everyone interested in attending this university that it is well worth it. Because of the extraordinarily experienced and professional and instructors that they provided, my experience was both personally and professionally rewarding as a Military Police Officer. Lastly, I would like to add that the school has and will always continue to be regionally accredited, as I am now a student at Penn state University; 2 classes from graduating with my masters in public administration. I will always appreciate the standard, quality, and courtesy that the University of Phoenix and its staff has always provided.
I was already established in my career, with a number of credits from a four year university without a degree, UOP offered classes at the company I was employed with. All the instructors were employed professionals in their field and/ or instructors at a college which gave the students first hand knowledge and experience in their field. All of the students were working adults in different areas of business, from banking, manufacturing, medicine, etc. which allowed each of us to share our experiences and new ideas with one another in real work situations. It was the best education I could hope for. As a result my salary increased upon graduation and constantly increased.
As a long distance commuter, husband, father and Silicon Valley department head in the very demanding hi-tech industry, I spent 2.5 years searching for a Grad level business degree that fit my challenging schedule. I finally took the plug with UoP. All my classes were at an actual campus setting. I joined a group of 4 hi-achievers and together we tackled our group case studies all with a hunger to learn. The most valuable part of my Grad education was each instructor taught by providing real modern day examples. Some instructors would offer additional material based in our particular industrys business model. As a result of my UoP grad education vertical mobility is 100% under my control. Although UoP Grad school comes with the expected academic challenges the entire experience was worth the world to me and my family.
The University of Phoenix is an amazing school to attend if you have a busy life. What I liked the most about this school is that I felt like I was still able to get stuff done at work and at home without stressing myself out to much. I am the first in my family to obtain a degree and I strongly believe it was because of the friendly school environment and the amazing staff at the University of Phoenix. I just gradate with my B.A. and I will be starting my masters next month all thanks to the confidence I now have in myself thanks to this university.
I should have read reviews period! The enrollment reps and instructors are great along with the online format. BUT the financial department is a joke! You get told over and over different things that aren't correct and then next thing you know your being pulled from classes because they didn't get documents that you had sent multiple times. So now me, a straight A student, and I'm suppose to be held back and wait for classes while these idiots wait for the same documents I sent. Which causes me to fall behind and graduate late! I've invested a lot of time already and it makes me sick to deal with incompetent people and ones that make you suffer for their mistake! At least own up to your faults and don't mess with someone else's life! Way to encourage people to stay in your school!
It is worth every second, I have to admit that I was worried in the beginning, however throughout the process I have met many people that have received either their bachelor's or higher from UoP, and are doing extremely well in their profession. It is all about the work you put into it regardless of the university you attend.
I attended the U of P from 2015 through Feb of 2017. My experiences with the instructors and students was diverse and interesting. In the beginning I did not like the team assignments but found that by the time I was in my senior year, I preferred the team assignments over the personal assignments. I work in prisons and can honestly say that I have used my BS in Organizational Security and Management quite frequently. I am currently researching on-line universities to further my education in pursuit of a Masters Degree and am seriously considering U of P because of the positive experience that I had in obtaining my Bachelors. My only issue is the cost. U of P is one of the costlier schools. I have read many negative reviews about the school but cannot say I saw any of what they are saying.
University of Phoenix Online was a great way to complete my BS degree as a working single mom. I was able to complete my degree at my pace. I also enjoyed the team project approach which is real world based. The team projects simulated just how working with peers in the workforce can have it's challenges and rewards. Overall University of Phoenix worked out extremely well for me and my educational needs.