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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
University of Phoenix is a great school, especially if you work full time and have children. Their schedule and class availability works well for working adults. My advisors where amazing they explained everything and navigated me throughout my studies. I am back in school getting my Masters and they are still outstanding.
As an alumni, at University of Phoenix, current MFT Program, I have soared! Being a first generational graduate of my family, I shared that my greatest potential and future is because of this school. Enduring challenges, UOP staff and students encouraged me to discover my identity that I though was to hard to find. If your looking for a great school that encourages culture, education, and reaching for the stars! Than University of Phoenix is for you!
The educational experience at University of Phoenix was excellent. I received my BSB/M in 2004, and the degree has opened many doors to employment that would not have been available to me otherwise. The program I attended was on campus. My instructors all had extensive experience in the field in which they were teaching. I loved working in teams with others in my cohort. I learned as much from my fellow teammates as I did from the instructors. The weekly in class presentations helped me work through my fear of public speaking, which has helped me at work as well as in every day life. I truly cannot say enough how grateful I am for my experience at UoPHX.
I had a positive experience with UOP. I went to a campus located in Santa Theresa NM (not sure if it is still around). The Professors were knowledgeable and the environment was always positive. I did pay a pretty penny for it though which is really the only bad thing I have to say about it. I have not had any issues getting jobs nor have I had anyone give me crap about my degree and its authenticity. I have not tried to go back to school to further my education so not sure if those credits would transfer over. I this point in my career (I am in management now) I don't see myself going back to school so whether they transfer or not it really doesn't effect me right now.