University of Phoenix Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

3.45 out of 5 stars
(40 Reviews)
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  • 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

5.0 out of 5 stars
Eric Morgan - 9/4/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"I wasn't sure what to expect when I returned to school after a 20 year break in my education. As a husband, father of four, police officer, and high school football coach, time is one of my biggest assets. The University of Phoenix allowed me to obtain a quality degree around my schedule. The curriculum was significant to my profession. Course materials were even available through the school app, making the opportunity to study or participate, as simple as opening your smartphone. The instruction was provided by leaders in the criminal justice community, who were able to not only instruct the class, but provide first hand, real world experience, that was relevant to the subject matter. My only regret was that I waited so long to make the decision to go back to school because I thought I wouldn't have time. The experience was so positive that I plan to continue my education and obtain my Master's Degree."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Shana Marie Williams - 8/26/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"I recently graduated with my Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, and now I am currently pursuing my Bachelors in Criminal Justice with University of Phoenix online classes. I love that you can move at your own pace, and teachers are available online with various means of contacting them. There is many resources online available to help students survive through all their classes."
4.2 out of 5 stars
George Orozco - 7/21/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"All the classes that I took at UOP were taught by professionals in the field of study and Instructors work in every area of law enforcement and provide practical and real-life examples of subject matter. Instructors will provide leads on possible career opportunities within their departments and agencies they work with. Course material is challenging and provides fundamental understanding of topics, anyone with a loaded work schedule can easily manage the once a week class. Courses run 5-6 weeks depending on the subject and require in class attendance once a week for four hours, classes are comprised of individual assignments and collaborative team assignments. Each week reading and assignments are assigned, as well as research for the final paper as the class progresses. Class size can vary from 6 - 25 students and the instructor have plenty of time and opportunity to answer all questions. Overall this is an excellent program for people working full-time and trying to go to school, administrators and instructors are both understanding and helpful every step of the way."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Max - 7/7/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"UoP gets a bad reputation. I had a great experience. The advisors cared. The teachers were there when needed. They have math and paper resources. There is an extensive library. I learned more than I expected. It is what you put into it. Just like with anything else. One example I can give is I received my Bachelor's within a few months of "Facebook memories" coming out. I immediately noticed that my posts from years ago had very bad grammar and spelling. I had improved without noticing. Another example, I had a family emergency. We didn't know how long this would take to resolve. The advisor made sure I had months off just in case. He periodically checked in and followed the situation. They are compassionate. Last example, I can be in a conversation and know with confidence that I know a fact. Something I learned from a book or teacher in school. If I don't know something I know where to look. This school is worth the time and effort. I'm looking forward to obtaining my Master's next."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tralesser - 5/2/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"My academic advisor and financial aid advisor are both great. I always have someone to talk to and they are always asking if there is anything that they can do, no matter what the problem is. They are positive and influential. They are always at the best interest in me and only me. They make sure I don't "overspend" with my financial aid so that I would not have to pay more than expected back and are always checking in on me to see how I like my classes. I have nothing bad to say about this school. I love this school and the people with it. The university is definitely living up to its standards."
2.5 out of 5 stars
ashely - 3/22/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"I can agree and disagree with a lot of these comments. The amount of money we put into the UOP is ridiculous. When I got divorced it made me have a short fall in loans. For a 4 yr. degree, I have used the maximum amount allowed in financial loans which is quit horrifying to me. I graduate this July 2016 with my Bachelors. When I had campus classes, I felt I was actually learning. Now my last few classes are online and at first I was hesitant about them but they aren’t so bad. Having to post 8 times over a 3 day period really isn’t that bad. The learning teams are a joke, esp. for online. Online classes I feel I don’t learn anything and some campus classes I had felt the same. I couldn’t tell you the last time I read an eBook in 4 yrs. truthfully. Online books are the worst, sometimes they don’t even load. I would prefer physical books. Now I am at the near end and trying to find a school to do my Masters. I hate that Phoenix won’t allow me to double up my classes back to back. Their getting paid for it so why does it matter. My first Finance advisor was awesome! She always called and made sure everything was ok and made sure I understood things, even when I was assigned a new one she would help me. My new finance advisor is OK but he makes things so complicated. My first few academic advisors were the WORST. I barely heard from them, and one even tried to pursue me into switching my minor all the time. It’s a hit or miss with advisors. They switched mine over 4 time’s last yr. and didn’t even notify me. I graduate this July so it is what it is. Live and learn. But it isn’t 100% bad."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Anna Spruell - 1/28/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"I must say I both agree and disagree with all these "you get what you put into it" comments. I agree this statement is true, but only in the most general sense. I currently carry above a 3.0 average, am active in my classes, and put a lot into my work - so yes I am getting out of it what I put into it. BUT, that is my complaint. I am teaching myself and that bothers me. I was "sold" the notion that the university employed the best in their fields as instructors. I have found this to be true, most of my instructors have high levels of education PLUS years of "field" experience. But, what good do they do me, if they aren't TEACHING me? Basically, they grade assignments, offer a modicum of help when requested, and settle disputes. In my opinion that is NOT teaching, and I am not benefiting from what was "sold" to me. I cannot complain about the price of tuition. Thanks to the university's discounts for military and state employees my tuition is very affordable. I will not have issues with my degree being looked down upon because I am getting my Bachelor's in order to promote at my state job and my employers are who recommended this university. And, this is why I stay. It is affordable (for me) and I know my employers will take the degree seriously. But these are MY circumstances. These posts that suggest the complainers have nothing to complain about, are offensive to me. We do have complaints and they are valid. I have had conversations with university deans, management faculty, and academic advisors. They listened to me, they check on me, but I've also been informed that there are not any plans to change the areas that need fixing. It is false to assume that a complainer is a slacker. We are consumers, the university provides a product - the product is lacking in our sight. Everything else is an individual decision. I stay for my own reasons, others choose to leave. That doesn't make them slackers. All in all, I would recommend this university to peers - but I would sure to let them know about "issues" and strongly suggest that if they cannot look past some of them they should consider a different university."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Kathy - 11/12/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"I love the fact that the UOP is geared toward the working adult. I don't like the way the online classes work, there is not enough class interaction like there is when you actually are sitting in a classroom. I decided to go to the campus one night a week and I am so glad that I did, I got to know the instructors and had some connection with them. We heard stories from their everyday life that had to do with what we were studying, so that you could actually see how it connected with life itself. I would do it all again if I needed to, but on campus the University of Phoenix is great!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Teresa C. - 9/17/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"As a recent graduate of the UofPhx, I had to write a review to defend the university after seeing some of the horrible reviews I have read on this forum. First, I will agree that the "team concept" is difficult and really not necessary as I have taken online courses through another university that did not have teams and it worked out just fine. But, the instructors, and professors are top notch at the UofPhx. The textbooks are the exact same ones used at any large university, and the Alumni List is actually rather impressive. I have been out on several interviews since my graduation last week, and have been told by several employers that they were impressed with employees who have UofPhx. degrees. I have to point out that all the negative reviews of this university, if examine closely, have been written by individuals who seem to have a very limited command of the English language and an even more limited grammatical writing presence."
5.0 out of 5 stars
David M. - 8/8/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am still actively enrolled in with the University of Phoenix and I have been for a year now. I am an Army Vet and I have to say the VA rep who helped me enroll was great. They took care of all the paperwork for me. All I had to do was print them, sign them, and send them back. They took care of sending the documents to the Dept. of VA and I have never missed a payment. I am currently using my Post 9/11 GI bill and it is working great. I am almost done with school, I should be graduating mid 2016. I have been in school for a year now and till this date I get calls from the school's VA rep and my financial advisor to find out if I need anything and how things are going. Both of them walked me through every class to begin with and made sure I knew how to log on and complete and submit assignments. I highly recommend this university to anyone especially military veterans. Oh yeah, and the school's VA rep's name was Anthony, he did a awesome job. They also offer an advanced prior learning evaluation to waive courses from your program. They used all my military education and my police academy certification to waive several of my classes in my program. It was free for military transcripts and state certified police academy certificates as well."