University of Phoenix Reviews - Bachelor's in Accounting
The curriculum and instructors are great and I would recommend U of Phoenix on those aspects. But I will warn that this is a for-profit school and I had the misfortune of dealing with the financial departments shady and aggressive tactics. I recently re-enrolled to finish my BS and that process went smooth. I had already completed the first week of class when I found they had charged my debit card on file $1194.00. When I called to find out why, I was informed my financial aid didnt go through so I am now out-of-pocket. I was not informed of this, and it seriously overdrafted my bank account so I went back into the portal to withdraw from my program and remove my card from my account. I knew that I didnt stand a snowballs chance at recovering that money, so I ate it and moved on. Flash forward 4 weeks later and I find ANOTHER $1194 drafted out of my bank account, just as I was recovering from the last charge. Now Im being told I never withdrew, even though I only completed 1 week of the last semester so that in itself shouldve been a system generated withdraw. I demanded my money back and that went nowhere. So I called my bank to dispute, got a credit while they investigated, only to have the charge reappear 2 weeks later because they somehow forced it through and the bank had to allow it, whatever that means. Im still dealing with this issue and had to cancel my debit card so they cant keep charging it (and I have no idea how they were able to charge it the second time, I double checked and that card was successfully deleted from my account).
This place s**** they lie and then take your money without a possibility of getting your degree cause of how much it cost, they tell you one thing and then change the classes available half way through. Save your money and time and go to a different school, the financial advisors are dumb and don't know how to calculate how much you really need to graduate. I was left in debt with no degree
This school throws information at you and that is about it. There is no actual teaching done here. So far I have learned nothing to help me in my career and also tuition went up without notice. Stay away. This school is a ripoff and not worth your money.
I was a working single mother when I completed my degree. UoPs online classes made it possible for me to support my family while getting a degree. I know many people give UoP bad reviews but I beg to differ. After completing my BS I earned my CPA. The BS in Accounting gave me the foundation I needed to pass the exam. Before UoP I was making under $40k now I'm making $89.5k.
I think University of Phoenix, is perfect for individuals who have a very busy life. Throughout the time that I was in school, I worked a full time job, tried to take care of things at my household, and was also working on becoming healthier. I was able to do all three things with no negative impact on my grades. They would contact me and make sure I was doing everything in my power to be successful throughout the program. I was inducted into an honor society based on my grade point average and my major. That was one of my proudest accomplishments to date. I'm very thankful that I decided to go back to school and pursue my degree through University of Phoenix. It is very true when they say they want to help you succeed and will be there for you every step of the way. That's one of the main reasons behind me choosing them as my Graduate School as well.
I just completed my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, and it was very pleasant - challenging but pleasant. I made many friends during my four years at the University of Phoenix, and I must admit that the advisors and professors were very skilled (most of whom had a CPA or Ph.D. and worked in the field). Overall, I did 40 courses that expanded my knowledge in accounting, finance, economics, and management. However, the time and energy took its toll. In the end, my final GPA was 3.93. My advice to anyone considering this university is to remember that it is a university. Yes, you have the convenience of it being online; however, it requires a lot of discipline, study and research, personal devotion, and money. Ideal for professionals and people with time constrictions.
I love going to the University of Phoenix everyone that works their from the instructors to the financial advisors and even the students are very helpful and nice. They help from the time you enroll and check with you monthly to see if you are doing great or have any questions for them and sometimes if you are stumped on your homework if they can they will help you work through it.
"I found University of Phoenix Online as well as seen many commercials, I was hesitant at first to apply. But once I spoke with an admissions counselor I was able to decide right then and there that I wanted to go back to school. At this point I was out of school with an Associates Degree in Business Management for 5 years. I returned after having my second child and worked full-time. I completed my Bachelors Degree in Accounting within 1.5 years. It has now been 7 years that I am out of school and I am pursuing the option of going back in September of 2016 for my Master's in Accounting with the Bridge Certificate for CPA. This is one of the best schools I have attended."
This school made it easy to work full time and go to school full time which is great. I have a few issue just like anyone would have about a school. I was about two classes away from getting my bachelor's when I got a call stating that can not continue until I pay out of pocket because my loan and grants have ran out, I was really disappointed. they didn't tell me earlier I wish they told me at least six month earlier so I can make payments for that class. every time I call or get a call it seems like I have a whole new team helping me which in reality they couldn't help. I want to go on to get my masters but phoenix is really hard to work with. they don't communicate with you well. if you want anything to get done you have to be on top of it and call them consent. that's not what they are for they are suppose to help and make it easier for you to work and go to school.
I read many reviews before making my contribution. I got both associates and bachelor's degrees from UOP and I must say that I found the school very good. I have attended another university in the past and it pale in comparison. I always got my academic advisor, my instructors were always helpful, and my grade always reflected the work I put in. There were some classes I found easy and there were some classes I had to put in double the time of a regular class. Overall, I was able to work, be with my family, and still get a university degree. I would recommend UOP to any student.