University of Phoenix Reviews of Bachelor's in Information Technology

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April
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2021
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I love attending UOP online with my busy schedule of working and being a wife. UOP is a National accredited online college. The course work is very hard which pushed me to study harder. Don’t expect UOP instructors to hold your hand , this is something you’re going to have to do yourself as in the real world, and in the real workplace . UOP learning is intensive as is the work place . A Phoenix will fall down and rise up, However, it depends on your hard work and dedication to earn your wings. I had lots of lab training to complete for real world scenarios in programming language, cybersecurity, etc. UOP has stepped its college game up . I’m proud to be a Phoenix Graduate."
Nick Burns
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
"The degree helped me to advance in my career, not because of the knowledge that I gained, but because of the actual piece of paper. Employers are still entirely focused on what degrees a candidate has, instead of their actual productivity, experience, creativity, and willingness to learn. What a shame. Well, I played the game, spent the money (took 10 years to pay off the student loans) and it led to employers actually considering me for a job. I learned way more on the job than in this school. The worst part was the rampant plagiarism by several of the other students. There were at least two or three in each class that would copy/paste responses verbatim from a google search. I had to be the one to point this out to the instructors and the students would remain in the class, even though they didn't do their own work. I reported it to my academic counselors who told me that they were following up, couldn't tell me the outcome due to confidentiality, but I would see the students again in later classes. I documented it very clearly, which links to their source and how their answers were not their own. UOP just wants your money. They don't care about an actual education. After four classes went by with the same behavior, I just gave up and quit complaining. I would merely post snarky responses to the offending students asking, "what's your source of information", or, "wow - you seem to know a lot about [topic] for being a BSIT student! Do you work in that field?" Their responses were incredibly lame. Instructors didn't even notice or care."
Jeff Umberger
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Let me first state that I am still currently enrolled in UOP online. With that being said, I am disgusted by the way this college runs its financial aid department. This is really the only issue that I have had since I have been enrolled in online courses. I have been going here for 2 years now and have had to take 4 (5 week) LOA's because of the incompetence of the financial aid office. If you would like to receive your financial aid 4 months after you are supposed to and enjoy filling out paperwork that you're not supposed to, then this is the college for you. I spoke with an old teacher that I had in High School that now works in the financial aid department at a college near me, and he stated that the paperwork that I was being forced to fill out was the responsibility of the college and not the student. I would never recommend taking online courses here. It has literally been 6 months since I completed all of the "required" paperwork and I have yet to receive a cent of financial aid for this semester. PURE NONSENSE."
P
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I enjoyed the school; there's a lot of material and if you're willing to push yourself you will do fine here. Some students do not give 100%. The specializations are helpful, and all of the courses align with industry standards (such as several CompTIA and Oracle exams). Down side- students aren't required to complete all of the course material. I work in the software field and the program has helped improve my work performance, helped me get a promotion, and has paved the way for a great career. Advice to future students - give 150%, hard work pays off."
Tom F
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I had a great experience at UoP. I filled out a form to get more info and had someone contact me. He did not give up on having me sign up. Some people would call it pushy but I don't. If he had not been persistent I probably would not have followed through and not have the wonderful job I have now because I got my bachelor's. Online schooling is not for everyone. You need to be motivated to keep going. I had two jobs and would definitely not feel like doing school work until 2 am but I did it. I have read reviews about indifferent faculty. This is college, you are supposed to be an adult. You shouldn't need a person on you 24/7 to do your work. I have UoP to thank for where I am now!"
Julian
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Being active duty military my time is limited, and like anyone else who is taking time to work on a degree while fully employed or raising a family you have little time to spare.... I am utterly appalled by UOP and how they are handling their finance department. I can not explain without rambling on at this point about how disappointed I am with them and how they've managed my money and wasted my time, two very valuable things. I use to recommend UOP to my shipmates in the military and even considered myself a unofficial sponsor until their finance department and their system changed. Now they can not even correct a tuition issue with for a military member without having to waste hours trying to solve something that should be simple for a finance issue. In the military we have a saying that the admin's like to use as a joke "It's the members responsibility" well UOP does not make it easy on you to manage your own money. You have to make follow ups and they won't tell you when something is wrong or something needs to get resent. I do not recommend UOP anymore to my shipmates or to anyone. Good job UOP."
Shawn L.
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"UoP was a great experience and allowed me to start a career in IT. I wouldn't recommend this school to everyone nor any school. There is no hand holding, no babying, and no excuses. You are given assignments, due dates, and all the proper material to perform. It is completely up to you whether you succeed or fail. I saw loads of people wash out. So, this is definitely not a pay for your degree, no work institution. The lessons taught have been applicable to my career each day. One of the most valuable lessons is to be self reliant, perform proper research, and then apply critical thinking with all that information in order to solve an issue. I would rate this a great experience, but I would warn anyone not willing to put in the amount of time required and apply themselves properly; then it is a waste of time."
Ann
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"My instructors did not give me help where I needed it, some even did the work and just had us submit it. They did not teach how to utilize the resources they provided or how to access them. I had a new adviser every couple of months and in my last year the school messed up my Fafsa and put me on an LOA repeatedly, did not tell me they couldn't process my funds while they had me on this LOA and made my last class take me a year to complete."
R.T. Nash
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Like any online University, even the ones associated with a big name brick and mortar ones, you only get out of it what you put in. If you apply yourself and work with your classmates you will learn and grow. The faculty are experienced in the real world and come from all sectors of private industry. Personally, I enjoyed my experience with UoP and I believe it helped me do my job better and grow professionally."
ELVIN LEE ANDERSON JR
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"With the way the world of technology changes everyday the information technology program I am taking at the University of Phoenix will have me in the right place where I want and need to be when I graduate in late 2017. The interaction that I have with my instructors and other students gives me the comfort level that I can do this and that I am ready for the changes in technology that happens everyday."
OregonLady87
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I loved online schooling and the staff was really helpful."
Patti
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I signed up for the Bachelors of Science Information Technology with Advanced Multimedia. Up front I asked for a curriculum. I was sent a link to the degree courses. After I had signed up, I noticed that only 5 courses out of the 27 courses were set up for me that applied to what I wanted to learn. Then I get this email from my academic advisor that 5 of my courses have now been combined in to just 1 course. So the Flash, Dreamweaver, courses were taken away and combined into 1 class. So you know what that means? I have to take other bull crap classes to make up my credits for what was combined. All this was done after I had already signed up and started my first course."
Bob R
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I for one am really upset about all the bad press that UOP is getting. Maybe, as a for-profit organization, they have done some things wrong in the interest of making those profits. OK, I get that. But I can only speak about my won experience: I have worked in the IT field all my adult life, having earned an Associate's Degree WAY back in the early 1980s. But the IT field changes so quickly, I realized that if I wanted to keep myself relevant, I needed to upgrade my education. Because my job requires a lot of travel, only an online college would work. After lots of research in 2001, I settled on UOP. At that time, I found mostly positive review of it's IT program, so I made the decision to go with them. I knew what I was getting into, in terms of the effort required and the total cost of a full Bachelor's program. And I knew they were "for-profit" but I decided they would be worth it. I knew then that, when I was done, I would owe a lot of money, but I made an informed choice to do it. For those who say the quality of UOP's programs is low, and that the courses are "too easy", I can only reply "bull-$#@%"! I worked my butt off for five years to complete the courses (I had to take one year off after about half done). The work was tough, the teachers were always top-notch, and the program was challenging. Yes, I am now paying off about $40K in loans, but I knew every semester just how much I was taking on. Yes, I wish it had been cheaper but, as I said, it was an informed decision I made. And I believe the entire program, and the degree I proudly display, was worth every penny."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"This is not by any means a technical college. Certifications in the IT field will go a long way further in this career field than a Bachelors from here."
Christopher
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"DO not waste your time with the school. They tell you it is easy for the working class, and the first three mandatory classes are easy, but once you get into the real classes, the technology takes a dive. For instance, I was able to read the text on my phone and tablet. This was great for work and times I was commuting or had free time, I could do some reading. After I started the core classes, this option was usually not available, and you could only read on a laptop or computer that allowed you to unlock the PDF textbook each time you opened it. They had it so protected, you couldn’t download and then transfer it to another device. Another issue is the group work. People taking online courses don’t have time to meet with five other people, who are all over the country, and work together for 5 weeks to make a final project. If it was one week, it wouldn’t be so bad. You usually have someone that doesn’t do their part and you have to scramble at the last minute to make it up so you can get a decent grade. I have had better luck and greater technology at the local community college so STAY AWAY!!!"
IT grad 2014
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"The classes and instructors were very similar to the experiences my friends who went to traditional colleges experienced. The majority of instructors were very helpful, but some were only in it for the paycheck. As long as you focus on your assignments the work load is not very difficult, but it is not an automatic degree just for signing up."
Saddled with Debt
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"University of Phoenix would rather sign up students for a lifetime of student loan debt than provide a quality education. The method does not counsel the individual, but acts as a mill. The content was survey level at best and did not prepare me for a workplace job in the field."
Ralph
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I went to this school just because it's free for me plus FAFSA cover the rest. I had no need for getting a degree but still enrolled because it was for free. The classes are pretty poor, to be honest I didn't even read the books, (wich btw they are digital and cost 90 bucks each). They do not give you a choice of classes to pick or so they say, my counselor told me she was going to automatically assign the classes based on school curriculum. Teachers, not all but most don't care. For one of my final assignments I turned in the same final paper for my other class by mistake, and I got 100 on it. After my associates I try to transfer, because their tuition rates are much more expensive than other online universities. Only 10 to 15 credits would transfer to 3 other colleges that I applied. Basically it's a waste of time if you are planning to transfer over. The staff does not legitimately care about you, the are always pushing you to start your next classes, and when you call them for questions they do not know anything. Is like they take Johny from the streets, give them a computer and tells him to interact. I have a Mac Book and they told me that it was going to be fine, because they used both formats. Come to find out when I started the teachers could not open my files on their computers because they where on a different format. I failed both classes and had to pay my employee all the money back. So just a heads up, they really don't care about you or your education needs."
P.Williams
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2014
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I would not be in the job I have today without my degree. I am currently in a two year graduate intern program for the Federal government with pay."
W
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2014
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I found a job in no time. No matter the school you attend for IT, certification is helpful. I am doing very well in life by going to UOP, but I also have certifications and extensive work history."