University of Phoenix (Campus) Reviews
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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.
Let me start by saying, I was a transfer student from UNLV. I decided to transfer to U of P because I was working full-time and going to UNLV full-time and I was exhausted. Now...if you want a degree just because you need it to further your career, U of P would be a great option. For example, if you are a GS employee, they do not care what school you attend, as long as it is accredited. My issue with this school is the fact that EVERY TIME I HAD A QUESTION FOR A PROFESSOR, I WAS ALWAYS REVERTED TO YOUTUBE. I have a problem with paying tuition to a school and not being able to have a question answered. This happened on several occasions. Don't think you will be handed the work because you actually have to earn your grade and some professors don't care about what circumstances are going on in your life, the work has a deadline that needs to be met. As soon as I graduated, I was contacted to pursue a masters with them. I declined their offer because of the fact that their instructors (SOME, NOT ALL) refused to assist me as the student when I needed a clarification on work. My academic advisor was great and we've developed a great relationship through the years, she always managed to take her time with any questions or do research when necessary. If I had to do it over again, I would have a selected another institution.
Not going to write a long story but I regret enrolling in this school. I was definitely misled. This school does not care for their students. They used a great marketing strategy to lure us students in their school. I currently am a campus student but will be forced to do online classes for the remainder of my courses. This is a load of crap!! Since the retention rate of new students went down and students dropping out, they decided to close the campus I am at. I was told from the head directors that the last few students were going to finish the remainder of their program til graduation. I think i deserve my loans be forgiven for the false advertisement this school portrayed. How can people basically steal money from people that are trying to better themselves. Some country we live in !!!
I graduated from California State University San Marcos Class of 2008; I recently obtained my MBA/ACC from UOPx after my physician told me UOPx had a strong MBA program. My concerns with UOPx consist of a the lack of innovation to remain a dominant contender as an online educational institution. UOPx should apply additional prerequisites for admission and rebrand to eliminate the for profit reputation. I have created a survey base on innovative ideas: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+UnterrieHinton/posts/ZoC6e9j4ewQ