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Andy - 12/16/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 1995
"Sucks. The only reason to enroll at UoP is if you have lots of cash to waste. The school ignored many requests for information I needed to complete my degree, and then cancelled the program, so I paid tuition and books for 95% of my degree, and then they told me I would have to change programs and take around 20-30 new courses."
Ashley - 12/14/2019
Graduation Year: 2009
"I attended the University of Phoenix campus in Lafayette, LA. I was able to work full time, go to school at night and be a mother to my children. Before I heard about UOP I started to think my college days were over because I was a single mom with two children and I needed to work, but UOP made it doable and worth it. I do not regret it one bit. The classes were really small. Since the campus was smaller it made the experience more personable. I was able to graduate on stage just like a traditional college. The price is a little higher than your traditional college, which was a concern of mine, but I really wanted to get my degree, not only for myself, but for my children and for that reason I am so glad I followed through with my dream. This is by far the biggest and best accomplishment I have ever done."
Felicia - 7/9/2019
Graduation Year: 2011
"The school provides a great opportunity for students who are unable to attend a ground campus. They are able to attend classes online. The programs can be limited because of the online modality. In the online environment, student will need to work in teams which are usually assigned by the instructor according to time zone. This makes it easier for students to communicate regarding team assignments. There are also weekly discussion questions which will need to be answered, along with participation."
Graduate - 5/13/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"The program was great. As others have said before, you get what you put into the program. Some students only care to just "Pass" and others succeed with success when tremendous effort is put in. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA and it wasn't easy. Some professors are good and there are some not so good. Where professors fall short, the curriculum is what you can fall back on as the material is relevant to real world applications. Overall, UoP creates thinking and shared real world experiences with your professors and other students in teams. I went to a CC and attended a State College and didn't see this type learning environment to this degree. For profit and non profit both have advantages and disadvantages. I don't think the online experience is the same as attending on campus and physically being there with your classmates and professor. The true connection in being physically together is better than a "Face Time" or "Skype" education. Online isn't bad, it's just not as good as being together. But this is another conversation. Let me just say, overall UoP was great for me because I wanted my degree and took it seriously. Those that I've seen drop out or fail, it was no surprise as they were not committed. They either didn't care and never participated in class discussions and wanted to leave early all the time and complained about life. I'm sure you've meet students like that and they never went far, even in their careers. There are good schools and bad ones. UoP was great for me and helped me become a better manager. I work for a well known Health Care Provider and my degree helped get me a promotion five months later after graduating."
Angie - 3/2/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"The pre-requisite courses were much harder than they needed to be and cost twice as much as local colleges. I wouldn't recommend taking any general courses such as Biology or Microbiology at UofP. The nursing program was just pointless work and some of the instructors were very rude. Students were constantly failing due to final proctored exams. There were also weeks of pointless labs or classes called assessment periods that weren't worth any credits but just put in place to make the program longer and more costly. This program is expensive and pointless."
Stephen Andert - 12/11/2018
Graduation Year: 1998
"Most of the teachers had deep knowledge of their field of instruction. Even more important though is the fact that they were good about understanding the wide variety of professional experience their students already had and helped them to see how their experience applied to the field of study. Working in study groups was a great learning experience as it gave you real-life challenges like how to deal with a team member that is not contributing. It is also a great networking opportunity. I have stayed in touch with several members of my study group and count them among my most valuable professional contacts."
NoraJean Salazar - 8/23/2018
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2014
"Attending University of Phoenix (UOP) for me was a positive experience. I was able to attend a college in a two year program and still maintain a full time job. The tuition was probably the only thing I struggled with because the cost was high. UOP is upfront about the tuition costs, so it is not as if I didn't know what it was going to be but that after affects of having to pay off loans is a struggle. I took courses on campus, when it was still available to do so, and some online courses. There was not much difference in each of those which made it helpful when switching from one to the other. UOP offered help for students such as tutoring and the professors were always willing to help students. I never had a bad experience with a professor while attending. Overall, UOP was a positive experience but a student should be mindful of the cost."
Mark Thomson - 6/6/2018
Graduation Year: 2008
"I completed my bachelors degree on campus with UOP and found it to be mostly a pleasant experience. I had two years at a variety of traditional, state colleges prior to wrapping up at UOP. Classes were convenient, shorter in length than your normal college, and I normally walked away a little smarter than when I started. I graduated with a 4.0 and straight As for every class, so I have a sense the coursework compared to other schools is simpler as I'm normally a 3.5 student. I needed an accredited degree for my job and mission accomplished. Unless you're planning to be a doctor or lawyer a degree is a degree as long as it's accredited. A UOP B.S. can get you a commission in the military, so it's good enough. All that aside, there were some negatives. Team projects were constant and they're only as good as the people assigned to your group. And there are a LOT of people at UOP that are not college caliber. Or high school caliber. If you have the $ you're accepted, which sucks. So that was an issue. Also, about 20 percent of the teachers were off the charts awful. Not only in knowledge, but in general teaching skills and in many cases, personality. Some real nut jobs. More so than any of my previous colleges. Overall, a good experience, but it does suck sometimes to evade where I went to school. So if that's an issue, spend a few more $ and go to a state school (sometimes wish I had done so). I would not recommend a 100% online degree. If you want some credibility with your peers when your school comes up, it's better to say you went to a real campus classroom for a few years. Good luck!"
S. - 4/24/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2007
"Good overall experience. I did my Bachelors degree at a local Univ of Phoenix campus. Most of the faculty did a good job, though I ran into a few that didn't appreciate the fact that they had a job and didn't bother to show up. When each class is only 5 weeks, it makes it difficult when there are multiple instructors teaching the same course. One instructor was fired half-way through the class because she locked the classroom (so no one could exit from the outside) which was illegal because it posed a safety hazard in case there was a fire. She locked the door so anyone coming in late (or people leaving to go to the bathroom) could not get back in. This is illegal. You cannot lock students in a classroom so that people do not have access to come in. I would have given the school a 5 star rating, but the 2 weeks of class with that faculty member (before she was fired) made me feel unsafe. It is illegal for your faculty member to lock the door from the inside to prevent late students from coming in and to prevent people who need to use the restroom to come back in. If that happens you need to complain to the dean and call the Fire department and report this. It is a SAFETY HAZARD to lock the door and to lock students in the room. Other than that, the overall experience at the school was good. Secondly, your instructor does NOT have the right to ask you any personal questions. The same faculty who was locking students in the classroom was asking some of the students personal questions such as how much money they were making, where they worked, and so on. This is also illegal. The school is usually careful about screening faculty, but obviously sometimes they will get one that should not be teaching. It is important to call the fire department and/or the Dean (and everyone at the school) if they are doing something that poses a safety hazard. Other than that, my experience at the school was good. Faculty are NOT allowed to ask you personal questions. Once again, if they ask you personal questions you need to report them immediately. They do NOT have the right to ask you how much money you make, where you work, or any personal questions that you feel you shouldn't have to answer. They also do NOT have the right to publicly announce to the class where students work. The same faculty who locked students in the classroom was publicly announcing where students were working, which is illegal. Apart from that one negative experience (which I felt really should not have happened when I was paying a huge amount of money for each class), the education was good and most of the other faculty members were good. The Chair of the college was nice and took time mentoring her students and those whom needed assistance."
Sherry McLaren - 12/30/2017
Graduation Year: 2016
"I attended the University of Phoenix for three years on campus at first and moved to online for the last year. The administrative team was very helpful and resourceful! The instructors were extremely educated and helpful as well. It was an amazing experience going through the University of Phoenix for my Bachelors. The curriculum was followed as expected, not many issues with the usage. If I could pursue my graduate study in my major at University of Phoenix, I would have had. I recommend this school for a positive experience. The only negative really was the cost of the school; however, that was presented before I joined and remained consistent as expected."