University of Phoenix Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

3.45 out of 5 stars
(40 Reviews)
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
73% of 40 students said this degree improved their career prospects
78% of 40 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Tammie Cobb - 3/15/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
"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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Nico - 3/9/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"!!!!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."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Gray MBA program student - 3/6/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Camilla - 2/27/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
christian smith - 11/9/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Ebony - 10/17/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tommy - 9/18/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"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"
5.0 out of 5 stars
I am a Phoenix - 9/17/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kevin Schell - 9/13/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dave - 9/10/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"This school has been great and I've learned a lot. After reading some of these comments I was shocked to see all the negativity. Students/ex students need to take responsibility for their own actions. There is no college that guarantees you a job after you obtain a degree, the leg work is on you. The school has the resources needed for you to become a successful student and job placement services. As a military member juggling a busy schedule and multiple deployments I was able to complete my BA degree. Yes some teachers are picky and hard to work with, this is present at all colleges. Financial Aid department were easy to work with and any funds remaining were always released to my account. All you had to do was, fill out the funds request form and send it back to your finance counselor. The money would come as check or direct deposit to your bank account. Furthermore, all issues I had at the school were my fault and being lazy or waiting until the last minute to do any assignments will reflect upon your grades. People need to take responsibility for their actions and not blame the school because they're not given an "A" for effort."