Student & Graduate Reviews
Bill B - 1/22/2016
Graduation Year: 2005
"I have read many reviews of UOP and, after earning my degree from UOP in 2005, I can't help but imagine so many students who didn't put in much, only to find they also didn't receive much in return. I spent 4 full years working on my degree with UOP and I was working full time, working overtime, had young children at home, and had big goals. I haven't faced a single employer looking down upon my degree, and I now attend Regis University where I'm working toward an MBA. Regis did not look down upon my UOP degree and I was open and spoke well of UOP when asked by potential employers. This was back in 2005, during the time period when online educations were still frowned upon. The school is what you make of it and what you put into it. If you got little out of it, you probably put in minimal effort and expected miracles. Learning is reading, thinking, applying and growing. Where you choose to do that is up to you, but UOP is as good as anywhere else if you do your part."
dont do it - 12/18/2015
Graduation Year: 2012
"Please do not choose to complete a degree from this college. I did graduate and have found difficulty securing employment. do not get your degree here.please do not choose to complete a degree from this college. I did graduate and have found difficulty securing employment. do not get your degree here.please do not choose to complete a degree from this college. I did graduate and have found difficulty securing employment. do not get your degree here.please do not choose to complete a degree from this college. I did graduate and have found difficulty securing employment. do not get your degree here."
Karen - 12/7/2015
Graduation Year: 2015
"Please choose another school for your education. I returned with nine months of classes to complete. My financial advisor never contacted me the entire time after my return to school. The financial aid department forgot to direct bill my employer and now it's past the required dates to submit the billing to my employer; I now have over $6k additional to repay. My academic advisor scheduled my English class as my last class to complete for my bachelor's degree, so I requested a waiver for the class. This took over 5 weeks to review (they told me it would take two weeks) and I did receive an email that my request had been accepted. This was the last step I needed to graduate. A phone call or an email to my school address instead of an old email address would have been preferred. I felt there is a huge lack urgency and concern from the University of Phoenix academic and financial advisors. Do yourself a favor and choose another university."
Unhappy former student - 11/30/2015
Graduation Year: 2016
"I wish I had read reviews of this college before making the stupid decision of wasting my money here. Now I have these student loans and feel like I have not learned a single thing. It was a waste of my time and money. I should have just done night school at a traditional college. If you have problems logging in the IT department blames you, though I tried five computers and three different browsers, somehow it was "still my fault". The financial staff is nonexistent anymore and the staff that is supposed to help you doesn't. We had classes at a location in town and that was somewhat better than the online thing. This whole homework has to be turned in before the teacher has even helped you figure out what the lesson is is crap. How is it learning if I'm teaching myself? How is it helpful if I teach myself wrong? It's not. None of this is. Worst college ever. Please be smarter than I was and spend your money elsewhere. Somewhere jobs actually take seriously."
Tom - 11/8/2015
Graduation Year: 2015
"I found the some of the comments related to the University of Phoenix online campus incomplete, inaccurate, and probably closely related to the individual dedication to the program. I entered the UOPX online Bachelor of Science Business Management program with an associate’s degree in business administration and 79 transfer credits from Pima College. Of the 79 credits, 66 transfer credits were accepted, yes, I had to appeal denials to get 66 credits. I had to take proficiency exams in English and Mathematics, which were one-week exam courses at no cost to prove that I had these skills. I used credit by exam, prior learning assessment, and memorandum of understanding with the UOPX to further reduce my time and cost of the program. Through these options, I saved 55-weeks of classroom time and $17,580. Naysayers will say that if it is that easy I didn’t learn anything. To that, I say if it is so easy, you do it, and then tell me how easy it was. Further, don’t try to impose your limitations on me, as I’d be willing to take a side-by-side exam on any subject with any naysayer and see which one of us has a higher exam score. The cost of tuition, at the UOPX, is less than compared to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona. I’m not certain which universities others are comparing cost too but these three are far more expensive than the UOPX. I know this to be factual information based on personal research. Therefore, in closing, don’t let the negative comments scare you away from the University of Phoenix. After all, the naysayers seem to be swaddled defeatists that couldn’t manage the dedication that it takes to achieve a bachelor’s degree program anywhere."
Work experience does NOT equate to college credits - 10/18/2015
Graduation Year: 2016
"UOP does not truly give college credit for work experience. They school is greedy they'll do anything to take your miney. make money off our education. I will double up and go to a state school before I give these greedy people another dollar. You can literally buy your degree if you have the $"
Bird - 10/17/2015
Graduation Year: 2015
"I decided to attend UoP for two reasons. One I am a military spouse and two the convenience of going to class when I felt like it. It takes a special person to attend an online university. I had no problems sitting down and meeting my requirements in either program. Expecting things to be perfect is setting yourself up for failure. Admittedly, I had problems with my financial advisor but my wonderfulacademic advisor was helpful in resolving any issue. The pressure is on you to fail or succeeed. Be honest with yourself when it comes to poor grades or missed due dates. It's your responsibility as an adult to know what you need to do."
A average - 10/14/2015
Graduation Year: 2017
"There is no consistency from class to class. Instructors have no guidelines or standards they follow, so they pretty much have free reign to do whatever they want. When a facilitator screws up the school always backs them, no matter what, without any justification. Any student complaint goes nowhere. There is no syllabus. There is an "electronic syllabus" which is pretty much just the webpage for your class. Not that it matters, if the instructors don't have to follow a syllabus or curriculum for that matter. There is a $140 per class for resource fees and you don't get a book. You get electronic excerpts from the book. Its ridiculous and way over priced. Most importantly, I haven't learned anything despite having an A average."
Joe M. - 10/9/2015
Graduation Year: 2006
"I have over 10 years experience in the Sports, Ticket Sales, Customer Service, and Community Relations Industry and still have not been hired. I have been working part time opportunities. I owe 70,000 in student loans, struggling financially, and living in low income housing. Anyone out there who is contacts within teams in the Philadelphia Area please let me know."
JCB7978 - 10/2/2015
Graduation Year: 2004
"The program was a challenging program. I had previously attended a state university and the education for undergraduates there was to listen to lectures, read your assigned readings and then regurgitate it all on test day. Some of my classes at that university were so large that student were outright cheating off each other on test days and usually a grad assistant showed up to proctor the test, and sometimes teach the courses. At UoP I was challenged by having to do papers about each subject usually one a week and then work with a learning team to complete a couple of team papers and a final project to be presented at the end of the course. The instructors I had were all employees in the business world or were retired and taught to have something to keep them busy. I have instructors from Proctor and Gamble, US Government employees (One who taught economics that had been part of the team to help USSR develop an economy that was not socialist at the end of the cold war), a founding VP from Motorola Phones division, and many instructors who had very interesting backgrounds and could introduce the class to a variety of experiences."