University of Phoenix Reviews of Bachelor's in Accounting

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Reviews - Bachelor's in Accounting

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Beth
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2018
  • Degree: 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)."
Jona987
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"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"
Emsmith
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Brandi
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Michelle Hammann
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Justin
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Opal Keen
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Elaine Easton
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
""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.""
travis holmes
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Justin
  • Reviewed: 11/14/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Amy R
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"This is not an easy school. I thought it would be a piece of cake but you have to work and you have to work REALLY hard to EARN your degree. It is not given to you. Anyone looking to make "easy" A's - this is NOT for you. Anyone thinking that UOP is a "degree mill" - DO NOT apply. I have never worked so hard for anything as I did this degree but it is MOST DEFINITELY worth it."
n/a
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"Dont attend this school! save your money and DO YOUR HOMEWORK!! THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE!!! I started attending this school in February of 2012 and I am almost done but I honestly feel scammed. I was told I would have to pay 75k for a 5 year b.s. degree and now I have to pay 10 thousand more????? apparently each year according to "department of financial affairs" students are only entitled to 12500 per year and apparently I exceeded that. Absurd!!! Do you homework everyone before attending any school!"
Honor Student
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"I finished my associate degree in accounting at University of Phoenix and started on my Bachelor degree this year. Tuition costs in the associate program were fair, but when I started the Bachelor program the costs almost doubled, and when the course costs did not take all of my student funding the tuition and materials costs were increased by another $150, and now on top of student loans (unsub and sub) I have outstanding school charges as well. I was unprepared and unadvised that my tuition costs would rise by such a ridiculous amount and am now in the process of searching for a school that is not trying to take all college funding that I have available to me. So Associate Degree=fair deal/Bachelor Degree=poor deal."
bbooth7
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"Very convenient for a working adult, but very expensive. Overall, the UoP was a good experience for me and helped advance my career. Besides class specific material, it focuses on working within a team, writing skills, and presentation skills. I took an on-campus program."
bbooth7
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"Very convenient for a working adult, but very expensive. Overall, the UoP was a good experience for me and helped advance my career. Besides class specific material, it focuses on working within a team, writing skills, and presentation skills. I took an on-campus program."
Sharon Holmes
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"If the college did not have support from financial aids, the student loan program and federal funding they would not survive. Advisors who lie or do not do their job, and then blame the students. I have filed a formal complain with the State of Arizona. Poor choice of classes available in the on-line program. More variety in community colleges."
Papajohn
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"I received my degree after being stuck in a mid-level accounting position earning about $35K, with no hope of advancement since all the positions above me required a Bachelor's in Accounting. Having already held multiple accounting positions, I wasn't sure what I could possibly gain from the degree that I hadn't already learned through real life experience. But realizing that I would never be able to advance my career without that "piece of paper", I decided to go for it. I chose University of Phoenix because it worked well with my life, having a full time job and somewhat of a social life. Also the five week courses meant I could "knock it out" a lot more quickly than some of the other traditional schools in my area could offer, plus I was able to transfer about 45 General Education credits that I had taken at a different college shortly after high school. In the end, I was pleased with the additional knowledge I had obtained through my studies at UOP. Most of my classes took place in a classroom setting. I only attended two or three classes online. The group projects are probably the most underrated feature of my entire UOP experience, as it is really no different than working on "real life" projects in business everyday. Many people complain about the slackers they were forced to deal with in their groups, but I have news for you, that is no different than you'll experience in real life, and I really feel, to this day, that having that experience at UOP has helped a lot. Plus much of the classwork I put toward other areas, such as business law, I find myself using to this day. My employer boosted my salary to about $45K immediately after I graduated and I was finally in a place I could be considered for advancement. The only problem is there were no positions opening up, so after about two years, I decided to move on. My on the job experience and my UOP degree helped me land a VP level position making about $70K, and now, 9 years after I earned my degree, I am in charge of an accounting department making about $98K. So I'd have to say being able to nearly triple my initial salary in 9 years has been well worth it. I really doubt I would have been able to do it without my degree. Thanks UOP!"
whitney
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
"I needed my transcripts because I am joining the Navy, when you have a certain amount of credits you rank up. They refuse to give my transcripts because I am dropping all future classes. I can't attend future classes because I'm going to be in the middle of the ocean! I tried explaining and all the advisor could say was pretty much "oh well". Not to mention the class teaching is mediocre. I wouldn't recommend this school to any body."
KDL
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
"I just graduated from the University of Phoenix. I can assure you this school is all about the dollar. My experience with UOP is that I did work hard and their curriculum is difficult. I will give them that much. However, I also think accounting is universal in that every school teaches it the same way. You either learn it or you don't. I do get the sense though that UOP is very money driven. And try and get something rushed, you will speak to 5 people until that one person actually tells you the right thing. I find them to be very unorganized, especially the AA's. The PLA is also unorganized. Overall, check out other schools such as Liberty University, who provide military discounts and cheaper tuition. Stay away from UOP. Besides, where I live, it is a joke degree unfortunately."
Carol
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
"The school at first was ok, then I found that financial aid was not doing what was necessary to get my account current. The instructors expect other students to help you when you have a problem. I have also had issues with the IT department with certain programs that are needed to complete the class. I have had issues with just about everyone I have had contact with. One class I took was ethics they teach about doing the right thing, but the school itself does just the opposite. I would highly recommend doing a ton of research before committing to this school."