University of Phoenix Reviews - Bachelor's in Accounting

3.16 out of 5 stars
(26 Reviews)
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
70% of 26 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 26 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Amy R - 8/22/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
n/a - 8/11/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
"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!"
3.3 out of 5 stars
Honor Student - 8/10/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
3.0 out of 5 stars
bbooth7 - 8/4/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
3.0 out of 5 stars
bbooth7 - 8/4/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Sharon Holmes - 4/2/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Papajohn - 3/4/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2005
"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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
whitney - 12/10/2014
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
2.3 out of 5 stars
KDL - 9/26/2014
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Carol - 8/27/2014
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."