University of Phoenix Reviews - Associate in Healthcare Administration
I have attended University of Phoenix for a number of years. I failed and withdrew classes not because of the school, I had personals reasons like taking care of my terminally ill father. Life happens and you deal with. You can't place blame on a school because you had special circumstances. I had to pay off a balance several times but that was because I withdrew so many times. When life calmed down I reentered and it was a little difficult but I was able to push through and earn my Associates Degree in Health Care Administration. This is a private University so yes it is expensive but they partner with a number of employers and you can have the price per credit reduced. I am now 9 credits away from earning my bachelors then off to my Masters at UOP. I attended on ground and online. Online has it's challenges and you have to be a self learner but I like the Flexibility as I have a full time job and I have a husband and 2 kids.
University of Phoenix Online classes are a joke. I graduated with a 3.95 which I was very proud of, but after thing about it, I am not really that proud. The classes were not challenging in any way. All discussions with my classmates were minimal at best. Many people were getting credit for making the most ignorant statements and not giving the rest of us anything to work off of to make our daily comments. I did not learn a thing from any of my classes. With that being said, I am held monthly to extreme loan payments, which started out around $22,000 and have now ballooned up to over $45,000 now even with regular payments. When I signed up for school, I was not helped as I should have been with the process. I went to one of the campuses, set up with an "advisor" who did not ask me much at all...just pushed me to sign the papers for the loans. It is all about the money for them. No best interest of the student at all. The school is not worth anywhere near the original $22,000 I got loans on. When I tell people I got a degree from UoP, they laugh and ask why the heck I went that route. The school advertises their "education" on people who do not have another option...single parents, people who cannot get loans to attend other schools, etc. This is a bad practice and they should be ashamed to call themselves accredited. Taking my money to pay joke "professors" who I found out are just students themselves a lot of times. After I received an associate's degree, I was never even contacted to either move forward with my bachelors, or on how satisfied I was with the classes. I would not have moved ahead with them anyway, but that is what should have happened. I should have had some support. DO NOT ATTEND UoP Online. You will be very disappointed.
BEWARE!!!! I spent over $20,000 for my degree, to find out that it's not worth the paper it was printed on. I graduated with a very high GPA and was suppose to receive a discount on my classes, never happened. When I contacted the school about the discount, "It's being investigated and we'll get back to you on that." I left the school to attended a better school at a much better price. If you want a school that works for you, stay away from Phoenix. This school is only out to get your money, they offer "degrees" that are not accepted throughout the United States. DON'T GO TO THIS SCHOOL..... I was never refunded the discount I worked so hard to receive and saddened by the dishonesty of the Financial Department.
I'm still actually going to this school, and it's a joke. I know myself and a few of my friends have been waiting months for or disbursements. They keep changing the reasoning to way we are still waiting. Honestly I rather know the truth then be given the run around. We have all talk to other collages and students and they all tell us that the University of Phoenix is bad news, That it's about numbers not the students well being.
The college that I attend is University of Phoenix. I would say that this college is a great college, and I am not saying these words because I just graduated with my Associates Degree in Heath Administration/Medical Records. I would say "YOU" are what determines how far and how determined you are in reaching you goal. We all have busy lives with families, our jobs, and everyday personal lives. When I started at University of Phoenix I was so determined that I was going to finish, and achieve my goal and go beyond. The staff at University of Phoenix help with that. The staff reached out to see how things were going and was everything okay with the class. The staff would ask if there is anything they could help me with or if there were any problems. I like that, I want a college that cares about me and cares what I think and the overall process. The fact that the staff reaches out to check on me is fantastic! Upon graduation, I had a 3.96 GPA, at first I was disappointed due to the fact I didn't get an A in my College Math class, I received a B+, which would have left with a 4.0 GPA. To me that was disappointing because I had gotten A's in all of my classes. I would say I had a nervous break down in that class. I reach out to Jason Ong, my Academic Counselor, I was crying couldn't breathe, I was telling him that I couldn't get the hang of the math class. The fact that he calm me down, and told me to take a day or two to think about and reflect on the huge accomplishments that I had already achieved. He was really a big help to me. He told me that I needed to pass the class with a C, he told me "Sonya you got this, you can do it". I was able to pass the class and my GPA was awesome! That fact that I can just pick up the phone and call is very important. The online process was fun, relaxing, you get to do the work at your own pace. It's up to "YOU" to set your own schedule, time management, goals and follow them through. I love the experience on sitting back at home or wherever, in my work clothes, pajamas, outside, on my home computer, laptop, tablet, phone, anywhere and just learn. There is no excuse on getting you work done, as long as you have the access and the capability of following it through. I feel like I have gain a lot of new friends along the way, and I continue to meet even more. I am attending my Bachelor degree with University of Phoenix this month, and I am so excited. My advice to anyone who is seeking a college to attend University of Phoenix. If not online, try the campus if there is one close to you. They really do care about you and your success. I tell my myself when things get overwhelming in class "Never give up! GO FOR IT"! These words have helped me through it all. So go for it and never give up!
I would not have attended this school knowing what I know now. I received my degree in 2011 and have yet to utilize it. I now have to go back to school so I can earn better pay so I can pay my student loans off. Attend a community college, You are better off!
I have been with UOPX for two years now. I am enrolled on the online campus. However, there are some downs about this college. I struggled at the beginning with a lot of things such as enrollment, loans, and class. They have made some mistakes, after I graduate at the end of this year I will not be back. This college will be better if the cost was not so high. All of my classmates are nice and I have had both nice and not so nice Instructors. I have had an Instructor debate with me because of him grading my paper wrong and not giving me the correct grade because he was too overload with grading.
Attending the University of Phoenix was yes, expensive. This is an experience I would not change. Although this experience was yes expensive, it provided a challenge that was educational and disciplined. The papers that were assigned were long, yet they provided ways for education to take format in ones mind. Instructors pushed, although yet were very understanding during grievous times. Although University of Phoenix is a for profit school, it provides a great beginning or rebuild for individuals who are very motivated and determined. Going through the challenging times I'm very thankful that my other half was there to motivate me in completion of my first college degree, and the higher levels of respect that were earned due to completion of an online degree.
I am a current new online student at UoP started in March. I think this school is good. Only problem is how expensive it is taking some courses overall I been getting good grades doing what I am suppose to do. I hope it all pays off and I can find a job right after obtaining my degree. I am excited already getting my certificate in EHR in 4 months and degree in Health Administration done with classes November 2015. It's not a bad school just focus and you will be done in no time. Good luck to all that's attending.
I have attended UOPX since Dec 2012 after attending 2 other community colleges. I will give the PROS and CONS that I have experienced with them. I often hear about a lot of people on here who seem to have the biggest issue with finances/ loans in regards to the school. I have attended the school using both my veteran benefits and pell grant that I qualify for that completely covers the costs of my tuition. Before every class I get a phone call from my counselor and academic adviser explaining me the details of my finances and degree plan- what the class is about, how much was paid to the school by my grants, etc. Before I even enrolled with the school, I spoke with a counselor and went over the degree plan and cost of tuition (which can also be pulled up on their website). I was not surprised by how much the institution charges because I have looked into it any many other schools. I was given the break down of the payments that would need to be made and they have been more than accommodating. Before the start of every class I receive an invoice from the school stating that $$$ of tuition has been paid. They tell me in advance if my financial assistance runs out and how much I would be expected to pay. I complete my associates degree next month with a 3.7 GPA (mind you this GPA came from other colleges I have attended as well. So far the only cost I had to pay out of pocket was $126 for a book because of a humanities class and my Pell Grant reimbursed me. I have never had to take out a student loan because my income is not high (I qualify for grants). If you are someone who is worried about loans, or paying for school, I strongly suggest looking into grants from third parties. As far as the curriculum, some have proven challenging. The class load is a standard 1-2 assignments per week, a few discussion questions, followed by either an essay or a quiz every other week (in my plan). The papers usually consist of 1200-2000 words depending on the class, so they are not easy in my opinion but workable. I do not expect an A by playing connect-the-dots. I do admit that some instructors grade more easily than others. I have taken a class that no matter how much effort I put into it, I still didn't receive full credit. I am not sure if for some people the program of choice is too easy for them, or if the financial understanding wasn't clear in place but I don't have much negative comments to make about them. As far as CONS I have been through 3 financial advisers, and 2 counselors in the past year or so I have attended. I am not sure why this is but it does make it a little frustrating at times. I do not find the program to be a waste of time because the courses I have taken are very similar ones that can be taken at any other college. If you are having issues with UOPX then transfer because it is clearly not the school for you. Not every college will be right for everyone. In addition to the financial services, my advisor was also more than helpful with giving me a list of websites and resources to use if I needed additional assistance. If you are unhappy with your advisers/counselors you can always switch them but don't put the whole school down for it.