University of Phoenix Reviews of Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

  • 41 Reviews
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
73% of 41 students said this degree improved their career prospects
76% of 41 students said they would recommend this program to others
Start Your Online College Search:

Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

View reviews of all degrees >>

Todd McCommas
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2023
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Greedy, uncaring, liars, and no commencement ceremony unless you are in Phoenix or California. A complete waste of my time and money. No one outside of the school respects the school or the degree you get. Pathetic! They didn’t tell me I would have a virtual commencement until three and a half years after enrolling. It was a complete surprise but they knew all a long."
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"My experience was great. I did not have any issues throughout my time at UOP. The team projects were overwhelming at times but I was able to push through. UOP helped me advance in my career and I would definitely recommend it to other hardworking adults."
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"DO NOT use this school if you are planning to work online. Let me start with the courses and teachers for about the first year were wonderful. They were extremely helpful and seemed to actually care. I'm currently coming up onto my third year at the college and all three years I have had the worst experiences with the financial department. Noone in this department knows anything about what is going on and feeds you with a script. I was told to fill something out on the IRS website and when I asked where do I find that on the site I was told to use the search bar. I did. Couldn't find what they wanted. But let's put that aside and talk about the teachers that I've had over the past two years. Some teachers are wonderful and give you feedback through the week but others wait until the weekend to grade anything leaving you to have to to wait to write anything in the future so you have some wort of feedback. Oh, the best part is when I asked my current teacher for my Corrections class if she could clarify what she was expecting in a paper and she told me to go read my chapters. I did, yet when I ask the teacher for clarification she doesn't even have the time to teach. What the hell am I paying for? Oh, right, the material to teach myself."
Christy V
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Online college is what you make of it. If you do all the reading and research for that week you will do well and yes you have to do eight participation each weeks and their is papers to write every week. Taking these courses made think out side the box. I spent a lot of hours reading other websites. The classes helps you to do research and dont like to read you are not in the right place. I have had teachers that I liked more than others, but I am not in school to like people. I am here to get my grade. There is no reason why you cant get a good grade. Each week there is good feed back to improve. I have twelve more class to get before I finish. I am thinking to get my masters next. The best part I can do my work when I want to. It could be 2am or a couple of hours each night. I dont have drive some where and deal with parking, traffic, and people that go to college to socialize and make fun of people. I work better in the comfort of my home, I can take breaks when I want and eat at my desk. The best of all no distractions. I am going to college to make friends, but to get my degree. I have friends at work, church and at the gym and does not cost me money to be with my friends. I am happy with college. There are no hand outs you have to work and if you dont, your grade reflexs that and it is you that has to pay the money back."
James Bacon
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"As a previous graduate of the University of Phoenix's bachelors of science in criminal justice/administration, I can assure everyone interested in attending this university that it is well worth it. Because of the extraordinarily experienced and professional and instructors that they provided, my experience was both personally and professionally rewarding as a Military Police Officer. Lastly, I would like to add that the school has and will always continue to be regionally accredited, as I am now a student at Penn state University; 2 classes from graduating with my masters in public administration. I will always appreciate the standard, quality, and courtesy that the University of Phoenix and its staff has always provided."
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The University of Phoenix is an amazing school to attend if you have a busy life. What I liked the most about this school is that I felt like I was still able to get stuff done at work and at home without stressing myself out to much. I am the first in my family to obtain a degree and I strongly believe it was because of the friendly school environment and the amazing staff at the University of Phoenix. I just gradate with my B.A. and I will be starting my masters next month all thanks to the confidence I now have in myself thanks to this university."
Steve B
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I attended the U of P from 2015 through Feb of 2017. My experiences with the instructors and students was diverse and interesting. In the beginning I did not like the team assignments but found that by the time I was in my senior year, I preferred the team assignments over the personal assignments. I work in prisons and can honestly say that I have used my BS in Organizational Security and Management quite frequently. I am currently researching on-line universities to further my education in pursuit of a Masters Degree and am seriously considering U of P because of the positive experience that I had in obtaining my Bachelors. My only issue is the cost. U of P is one of the costlier schools. I have read many negative reviews about the school but cannot say I saw any of what they are saying."
Ebony Ms.Truly Blessed
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The school was a great to me the instructors were well rounded individuals, my academic support was excellent; financial was not so good. the only thing that I didn't like was the first assignment has to be done on the first day of class; I never understood that how can a person complete an assignment if he or she does not under it."
Norma Gilbert
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The University of Phoenix was challenging and offered one to ensure they are understanding the material. Debating and facing challenges provided an edge to the learning experience at Phoenix. Accepting what is brought forth was unacceptable, but questioning and understanding all sides of the topic at hand is encouraged. It is a difficult process to learn at an advanced level and demanding schedule, but it is well worth it."
Big B
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"This college is all about what you, as the student, put into it. The UOP offers a lot of resources for their students, but some people are naturally not self motivated. You will have to earn your grade. The degree is worth just as much as any other accredited university. They make it painfully slow, just like any other college. Don't sign up for online classes if you have poor time management skills. My academic advisor is fantastic, but my financial advisor is terrible. I am halfway done. My employer only cares about the school being accredited. Could careless about the name of the school. The online classes totally fit my lifestyle, because I work full time and have kids who are active in sports. Work on your school work for at least 30 min each day."
Codi Seymour
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"This college I recommend to anybody they are great at helping you in achieving your future goals. They call once a week every month or so and just check up on how you doing in school or just seeing if you need help in anything. They are great at communicating and keeping up where you are."
Tammie Cobb
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration at the University of Phoenix has been a great opportunity for me. I am a true believer that when you want something bad enough, you can achieve it. When obstacles stand in your way, you can achieve it. I say that to say this..No matter what learning disadvantages you might face, you can achieve it, when you believe in yourself. I am a Phoenix!"
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"!!!!ATTENTION!!!! Do not enroll at University of Phoenix! This school is a scam. The financial dept. Will send you to collection with no reason. The do Not care about students the only thing they care about is money and I speak from experience! I took 1 class and i had to withdrawal from school because it is very poor education. Do not make the same mistake and end up in collections with no reason."
Gray MBA program student
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am writing this a few years after graduating from my online program. The program consisted of reading, some research and a lot of writing papers. The college, compared to other schools, has a very low expectation for work. I do not recommend this school for a career and especially if you wish to continue in education. The quality is poor and you will be behind other graduates."
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I read a lot of bad reviews. My honest opinion is that the school helpled me with my goal of deceive my bachelors. I was a busy mother and i feel online courses helped me i could get on when i wanted n submit work. We had to work n teams and it was something new to me, but over all worked out great. I even took rime off a few times during my two yrs of school. If your ready for a degree and ready to be dedicated then i would recommend coming here i loved online."
christian smith
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I would advise anyone considering attending UoPx to really consider if they are willing to dedicate the time that it takes to excel in your classes. I am enjoying my time at UoPx and I graduated this past May with my Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and minor in Cyber crimes. My academic advisors are usually the absolute best. They would follow up with me periodically to make sure that I was okay and to track my progress in the program. I was able to cut a year off of my time in pursuing this degree my taking by transferring college credits from an community college I attend before coming to UoPx. My financial aid advisors never slack I have no complaints. The staff are very friendly as care about you as a person and a student. They provide timely feedback on assignments as well. The only negative about UoPx is the learning teams. In the beginning, the learning teams were horrible but as I moved into my core curriculum where people were serious about their education, I thoroughly enjoyed working with my teams. I would rate UoPx a 4.7/5 stars on professionalism."
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am fortunate that I am able to use my degree and it will eventually pay for itself however I walked away with almost a 40k loan had I done my research accordingly, I would have gone to another school and paid a fraction of the price. I would say that I had a number of different advisers and they weren't always on the same page specifically the finance department. When its came to asking questions about your student account some will make you feel hesitant about even contacting them as if its a bother. On a positive side of things, I never had a negative experience with any of the professors, and if there was a miscommunication or misunderstanding, they always made it a point to respond or act on the matter promptly. Though I wasn't a fan of group projects, I had very little to no issues with teammates. I would say that having teachers that are working professionals is even better because they make it a point to share personal experiences.When I relocated, they made it a point to accommodate to online courses since I wasn't moving near a campus. Overall, The only negative experience/ comment is the finance department."
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am about to graduate from UOP, and I have nothing but good things to say about my experience. I find it troubling that many reviews state that they did not get any help from their instructors. We have to first understand that the instructors of online classes also have other careers that they have to put their effort into, and they still find the time to help each student when they are needed. As for me every instructor throughout my two years at UOP was great. They replied to any problem that I may have been having, and I even had one call me to tell me how to solve a problem that I was having. The adviser do change, but each one that I had was prompt on keeping in contact with me or sending me emails to ask how I am doing or do I have any questions.If anyone feels as if they did not get the same results I did, the problem may not be the school, it may be you. I would recommend UOP to anyone who wants to further their education, but I must warn you, you must apply yourself to get the results you want, and if you think this is a place to gain a easy degree, WELL UOP IS NOT FOR YOU"
I am a Phoenix
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"University of Phoenix is a great school! I graduated in June of 2016 and let me just start off saying it was one of the proudest moments I have experienced in my life. During my time as a student I had all access to the resource center on campus which was located at a convenient location in downtown Philadelphia where I could come straight from work up until 10 pm on weekdays and evenings on Saturday. My instructors were helpful, personable and understanding at all times. If you are a person who constantly has excuses or doesn't show up for class, of course you will fail. Graduation was beautiful. We graduated at the Liacouras Center with a packed audience of friends, family and faculty as well as a full class of graduates.The speakers who attended were successful CEO's and Doctors who graduated from University of Phoenix. As far as people bashing the school for not receiving disbursements, it was probably for not passing a class and their disbursement covering the balance or not having enough financial aid to cover the total amount of classes. Whatever the case, they will never keep your disbursements if you have met all requirements. University of Phoenix offers a variety of volunteer opportunities while still in school and internships the closer you get to your capstone. Our instructors were current and active police lieutenants, family court judges, parole officers and prosecutors that you could walk into a courtroom and see live and in living color. Since graduating I have been putting my resume out there in my field and offered over 5 positions in the last 3 months. I am currently a supervisor and working in the exact position I dreamed of. I have started a Nonprofit where I have built strong relationships with CEO's and community leaders who offered all kinds of supportive services. Recently I enrolled in the MBA program to strengthen my skills in being a business owner and cut out the middle man. Not only will I be able to sit down at a round table and talk the talk but I can also make money providing services to start-up business owners young and old in a world where entrepreneurs start as young as 12 years old. People should stop focusing on becoming someone else's top employee and strive harder to be CEO's themselves! Either way I haven't come across an employer yet (even in the Criminal Justice field) who has turned down my resume because of UOP. They even come to the campus for job fairs. Don't believe the negativity."
Kevin Schell
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Two and a half years ago, I made a decision to return to college. No direction, no path to follow, my history fell on the Emergency Services, Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement. After spending numerous days looking for the right path, I stumbled on the University of Phoenix. I researched and read reviews, but more importantly, I called them. I was enrolled at the same time, had the financial information both Federal and private loan taken care of and started my first class less than a week later. The individual spent a couple hours getting me going and I personally appreciate him for taking that time. That was just the beginning. Each of the classes I have been enrolled in have been challenging and the individuals that are participating as well have been a diverse and creative bunch of people. The individuals that have guided me along the way, financial advisors and academic advisors have also been front and center in my degree. They contact me by phone or email, just to check up on me. The whole process I would recommend to anyone who may be thinking about going to school. If by chance someone is reading this and questioning the University of Phoenix, call them, do not hesitate. I am 42 years old, had been out of school for 20 plus years, I will be graduating with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and a GPA of 3.89. It is not easy and it takes some work, you only get out of it what you put into it."