Student & Graduate Reviews
JEANNIE WEST - 7/24/2012
Graduation Year: 2012
"Ok folks, yes this is college and it is not a joke you do have to do your work and engage yourself in class. However the service that is provided in the student financial aid department leaves a lot to be desired. They do not follow their own rules on how and when you money pays for classes, I am a single parent and this takes alot of my time and is very important to me, oh ya by the way I an PAYING a pretty penny for crappy service, if I treated my customer's the way they treat the students accounts and the lip service that I have been served I would be FIRED from my job.It is just so frusterating because it seems to be about money for them, now understand this I get that this is a business which I have no problems with HOWEVER, DO WHAT YOU SAY IS COMPANY POLICY. This has been an on going problem and it just makes me want to walk away. I have enough to do and worry about in my daily life, if I cant trust my school to do what they say they are going to do THEN who can you trust??? They use the word school to make money as there is a built in trust for people when they deal with a "school" U of P has given that a new meaning for me. My son's college does not function like this so people cant say well she doesnt understand how it works..... BS!!!! They LIE and I am sick of it."
Stephanie - 7/11/2012
Graduation Year: 2011
"I attended UoP for 4 years. Yes, it was hard work but you have to put in the effort. I can honestly say that i haven't had many bad experiences with UoP. I did 3 years on campus and 1 yr online. I worked my butt off!! I did not have a life whatsoever when i attended UoP because i wanted to stay focused. As far as learning teams are concerned i was fortunate enough to have the same people on my team for almost 3 years. We were hard workers and knew what needed to be done.Sometimes we would have to add an additional member to the group. If they did not pull their weight we would let the instructor know and they were dealt with accordingly. The instructors were very knowledgeable and they really wanted to see us succeed. The only thing i dont agree with is the tuition because its so expensive and i would like for UoP to be a little more consistent across the board. I had great counselors they checked up on me from the time i started at UoP up until i graduated. I am very blessed and thankful that my experience there was a good one.As far as the negative comments make sure that you don't base your entire experience at UoP over one incident. Im sure people have had bad experiences here and i am sorry that your experience could not be as good as the one i have had. Just ask yourself did you give it your all... If so,then this school may not be for you. I suceeded at this school by doing the best work possible, asking questions,turning assignments in on time and having a positive attitude. If you cant get information from your primary counselor ask another counselor im sure they wont have a problem with helping you or answering any questions you may have.If you are looking for someone to hold your hand the whole way through this is not the school for you. Learn to take the initiative and seek whatever it is you are wanting to know instead of waiting around on someone to get back with you.If one person doesn't give you the info go to the next..Thats one of life lessons. I AM A PHOENIX!"
GEN - 7/8/2012
"I think it really sucks that the University of Phoenix waits sooooo long into your degree plan to make you take math. By then, your already up to your elbows in tuition debt if you want to drop out because math is too difficult.Clearly, they do not make you take math courses in the beginning of your education, like most traditional universities advise, because all they care about is keeping your tuition money. Also, most core basic courses, such as English & Math, will only transfer as electives to traditional universities. A good portion of your score is determined from group assignments every week in every class in addition to personal assignemnts.In my experience, most of the people in my group were either complete idiots or lacked commitment. So, either you get to do all the work and pass, or you can do only your portion and most likely get a poor grade. At least it teaches you the real value in team work, with all your new tuition debt reflected on a bad grade because of peers that you are forced to work with/FOR. It is incredibly easy to ace tests in other classes because they are taken on your personal computer and in addition to electronic books. All you have to do is highlight part of the question and then control-f through the electronic book until you find the answer. In my media technology class, we literally watched you tube videos on the projecter the entire time.In my history class, we watched you tube videos on the projector the whole time. So, if you can squeeze by math, hit control-f on your computer, watch you tube, and do all of the group assignments by yourself, you will get the world-class education that UOP offers.Ps- The tuition rate gets hiked up more every semester than any other school I've researched."
Angel - 6/14/2012
"The classes are 9 weeks long.. in which you pay an $85 resource fee (comes out of financial aid) to pay for your PDF download of your book. The instructor asks 3 questions a week in an online-forum setting. You respond to them and others 8 times in the week and then are expected to write a 1200 word paper about the things no one is teaching you at the end of EACH week.To top it off.. the last 4 years and counting.. there is an annual tuition increase... of $400.The instructors do not help you and are never online to support you.. In fact, the only faculty who really deserves praise.. is the IT specialists when the site goes down!Dont waste ur money here like I did. I am paying almost 1200 a class.. and I just failed my last 2 classes because my 'teachers' wont answer my questions. I am looking for a new online school to finish my business degree."
Jeannine Giesregen - 3/20/2012
Graduation Year: 1980
"I got talked into going to this school. They said my credits would lead to a BS degree in 6 months. I had a lot of them but they were old. They lied, after 4 classes I realized they had their facts wrong and I was in debt for $6,5000/ No Pell (promised) only loans and I had trouble getting out of the classes.The classes averaged $1500 per class."