University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,218)
The University of Phoenix was a great experience for me personally because I am a mother, military spouse, employed and a volunteer. The online courses allowed me to interact with other people in my situation, therefore making better understanding relationships. I was able to achieve everyday activities listed and still earn my bachelors degree, especially always moving from duty station to another. The school was very understanding of my affiliation to the military and worked with me every step of the way.
I wish I would have really payed attention to all the reviews on this school when it comes to the fiance department it is a complete night mare. Then they expect you to focus on your education when they have your finances all screws up. I will not recommend this school to anyone just go to regular community college if you can
I took in person classes. Online work was homework and out of class work to be done for the next class. It was regimented. It taughtbin real time with real time issues and tech. We were forced to do public speaking,presentations and it helped. It is very good for the working professional. I was already established in my career and won a scholarship to finally finish my undergrad. Its not a degree mill. If you do not do the work you wont pass. Simple. It has changed since my time yet it helped me a lot. Financial aid was the best I ever dealt with when I had to use my own funds. Simple and easy. Unlike ALL the brick and mortars I attended prior. People talk down about U of P because it forced brick an mortars to change the business model they had. Education in tge US is all about money. Frankly,most brick and mortars are very behind. Teaching dead knowledge and charging you over the top for it. They view your debt as a cost of doing business. Its all about getting YOUR money. U of P was upfront,straight forward and provided a program with direct results for those needing work. No brick an mortar did that at all. Unless you were on your parents dime. Side note- almost all of my profs were profs at brick and mortars near. TCU,SMU A&M. They themselves saw why everyone hated U of P- because they shook the status quo of brick and mortars and the student loan debt racket. My career and path since tgen worked great for me.
2011 is the year I resigned from UOP. In my experience, there were too many factors that led me to the conclusion that students were not receiving the education they paid for. Many times, the focus of leadership was to keep students from complaining and therefore faculty were more often than not to lower the bar on assignments and classroom assessments of learning. Weekly papers are used to determine most of what makes up a grade. Plagiarism is rampant and many faculty members would rather overlook or warn students rather than teach proper approaches to writing. In my personal experience, I would quiz students about their classes and learning, only to have to spend a portion of class to catch students up so we could proceed with the current course. Students are better served going to local colleges and universities as most now offer programs for working adults. Employers tend to disfavor degrees from online and for-profit universities. Your degree work and education will be better received from traditional schools.
Horrible University. The financial aid department is a bunch of scam artists. Specially Theresa Michaels. I've been waiting on a refund of excess funds since June 2017. She never answers her phone/emails. Always out of the office on Wednesdays. Probably on vacation with the money she steals. I filed a credit balance form twice now with her and she has yet to sign the paper and submit it to the department to issue a check. It all started when I changed majors from criminal justice to business. Since then, this lady claims my account is always updating, my financial aid is always being sent back to lenders?? Uhh what? They tried to even say because there was a week off in class for Labor day that my financial aid got returned because they thought I dropped my class. Are you kidding me? I've already filed a fraud complaint with the B.O.E and am waiting to hear back. I suggest everyone who has any issues with this to file. Maybe if they get enough complaints they will take this seriously. Otherwise your best bet is to hire an attorney and file your own lawsuit. I'm pretty sure it's illegal for them to hold on to your refund for more than 14 days. Classroom settings are really stupid as well. You have to work in teams every single class you take. You have to work in a team to write a research paper? What kind of school does that besides something you would do in elementary school. Also, if you take any math classes all you do is write papers. I mean seriously. What kind of joke of a school is this. You barely learn anything from the professors. All of them have other full time jobs. You have to submit assignments the first week before class even begins.
The school was a great to me the instructors were well rounded individuals, my academic support was excellent; financial was not so good. the only thing that I didn't like was the first assignment has to be done on the first day of class; I never understood that how can a person complete an assignment if he or she does not under it.
I recently graduated with a bachelors of science in psychology from the University of Phoenix. I feel the professors have prepared me for life as well as continuing my education with a masters degree in psychology. I would recommend this school to anyone who would desire to better their circumstances with a degree.
University of Phoenix is a great school to attend to further your education. All of my teachers were well prepared and obviously worked within the field they taught. It was awesome to have their personal experiences as well as their knowledge combined. It truly prepared me and pushed me to further my education as well as advance in my career. I am currently working in the health care field at the Veterans hospital and the bachelor's I received from University of Phoenix, has allowed me to apply for higher paying positions and actually be considered for them as well. I am thankful for my time at UOP and cannot wait to start their Master's program soon.
I was happy with UOP the first couple of years, but as I started getting to my upper division courses, the price for those courses literally doubled! As everyone knows by now, UOP already charges about 110% more than a community college, but that is only for the lower division courses...being slapped with another 100% increase was not acceptable. On top of that, I was told my degree plan was being discontinued due to a government study that proved a graduate from this school would not earn enough in the first year of working in the field of study/degree to be able to make the loan payments. The underlying meaning...UOP charges so much for tuition, the government finally stepped in. Now, I'm trying to transfer to another school to finish my degree, but UOP is refusing to release my transcripts because I was left with a balance due for nothing. They used up almost all of my yearly allotted financial aid and now they want more $$ out of my pocket....and I still don't have a degree.
I was skeptical about attending the University of Phoenix because I know a lot of employers are biased about online colleges. I'm a new student, and so far my experience has been great. The advisers were helpful from the beginning and still are. I've returned to college after a long break, so I appreciate some of the lower division classes I was required to take to help me adjust to student life. I have found most of the material to be informative. The instructors are supportive for the most part. Since I work full-time and have a family, online college is my only option. I read several reviews before posting. There seems to be a lot of complaints about financial aid. My job is paying for my education 100%, so I don't know if these grievances are valid or not. I read another negative review based on the participation requirements. I'm fine with this requirement. Participating enables me to improve my writing skills. It is true (depending on the course) that some students' comments are inane and poorly written. Here's my view: 1.) Everyone is at different levels of education and 2.) Classmates' participation posts shouldn't have any relevance to other students receiving their education. This is college, not high school! Everyone's primary focus should be on learning and earning a degree. Anything else is a non-factor. As long as you follow directions and do your work, you will succeed at UOP. There are plenty of other institutions of higher learning if this one isn't right for you.