University of Phoenix Reviews - Bachelor's in Information Technology

3.02 out of 5 stars
(30 Reviews)
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
70% of 30 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 30 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.3 out of 5 stars
Ex-UoP Student - 7/11/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
"My inital fear was the 'working group' aspect of this school. I don't mind working within groups but I had heard the way UoP manages this is not a good thing. I gave it some thought and decided that I could work through it. Turns out my inital feelings were correct. Group assignments are a joke and inaffective as learning tools. Additionally, I know for a fact that work submitted, both individually and through group assignments, are not consistantly being reviewed by the instructors. Classes are little more then busy work and I have learned very little from the 10 classes I have taken and feel I can do better at another school. Bottomline is I feel UoP is only interested in one thing...your money."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Diana Perez - 5/29/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
"Firstly, The advisers could not follow instructions and would not answer all my questions properly. I had to write to them in this manner, for example: 1) Please do not schedule me classes for next week. I would like this week off. 2) Please inform me what options of classes will be beginning the week after next. Please do not enroll me, until I have seen what is available. Thank you. Even with those instructions, I would still be enrolled without reviewing my choices and/or will be enrolled the week I ask for off. Every 5 weeks, when it was time to re-enroll, I had to call and be on hold for 15 minutes to get someone that could follow directions. It was very frustrating! Secondly, Each course one was stuck in group and had to work with 4-6 others, which was a nightmare! In the 6 months I attended I was in four courses and from those four, I only was in one group, that everyone actually did their part and followed through. The other three either, didn't check in, didn't communicate, or didn't do anything at all and one was struck picking up the slack for everything else. Thirdly, They didn't have a Turnitin program as one submitted their weekly essay. One actually had to go to another link, submit it, while completing with one hundred other students (It was always busy!) several days before due date, other wise one couldn't get in. Then copy and paste report to the link one submitted their APA essay. Other universities, have TURNITIN (Plagiarism program checker) available as one turns it in, not having to coordinate several days prior. It was a hassle, not convenient for the working student. Fourthly, their tuition will go up each year, even if you sign a "Tuition Freeze" contact. Which was non-existent. Lastly, the students are rude! I wrote a discussion post as required, and on of the students was so sarcastic and putting me down. First of all, we don't know each other and she had no right to put me down in front of anyone. Secondly, we all have our own opinions and we aren't going to agree with everyone, but we should be polite towards each other. Thirdly, the instructor should have mentioned to all class and to the student about showing diplomacy and did not. I had to complain to instructor and adviser about it in private. The only good thing about this school, excellent teachers in IT, that I learned much from. Other than this, education, shouldn't be such a hassle!"
4.8 out of 5 stars
C.S. Johnson - 5/20/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2007
"I studied at the UoP Campus in Las Vegas and completed the BSIT program there. I agree with other IT reviews that a BSIT is not as carreer building as a certification in the area of expertise that you want to pursue, but there are a lot of jobs that I have applied for REQUIRED a bachelors degree. A bachelors in IT is much more general in nature than a certification, and I have found that aspect to be invaluable in my current job as the webmaster/developer for my company. I am the only one... so I have to administer and develop not only the website, but also the web servers and the database servers and databases. If I just received a certification in Web Design or a Coding Language, I would be behind the eight-ball with regards to all of the backend hardware and software I currently have to work with. I must say, it was not perfect... I had a couple of students, and professors that had no right to be in a classroom, but that is no different than my Engineering studies at Boston University. The majority of my professors at BU seemed to be much more concerned with their lab projects than teaching and mentoring their students. Also, I do have a significant problem with for profit acedemics, but when I began my program in 2003, UoP was the only all evening option for me to continue working and obtaining my degree."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Art - 5/11/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2005
"You are better of getting certifications from CompTIA A+ or Microsoft Certified Engineer if you plan to go back to school in any IT related area. You will NOT find any IT related position with the BS in Information Technology. I wasted my time and money here. I went to ITT Technical Institute to study Drafting/CAD and my career took of compared to my IT degee. Stay way from this place like the plague."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Bill - 5/9/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
"UOP is a great school for anyone that is working full time, has a family, and is willing to sacrifice a small bit of time per week to do the required work. I see a lot of complaints about UOP and other online based schools. I assume that the complaints are coming from individuals that are not familiar with online learning, not comfortable with it, or are thinking they can "skate" through the program. I've attended brick and mortar institutions, and I've found that working online saved me money and time (buying books, standing in line or awaiting class for registration, parking, etc). All of the instructors are working professionals on your field of study that offer up to date help and instruction on today's issues and requirements for your career. As far as the perception of UOP (and online school degrees) being "not acceptable" or "subpar" in the job market, you have to sell yourself, not the degree. One could have 5 degrees, but not be able to present him/ her self accordingly."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 3/26/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2013
"A great school. The approach to learning is focused around how you will function in a career, such as learning to work with teams. I had multiple interviews after graduating and was able to get a job within a month. I enjoyed the online learning and its approach and userfriendliness."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Dave - 2/20/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I earned a AA in Gen education in 2010 and I am 10 classes in to my BS in IT. I applied for a position in a well known MSO for California and was hired on the spot. I must say I was skeptic with this school at first, but I worked my butt off for my AA degree and im doing the same for my BS. I get paid well above minimum wage and the raises keep coming. UoP is a great school...expensive, but a great school. Its not where you go its what you know! Apply yourself and you will succeed. Just like anything else in this world."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 3/28/2013
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2013
"Overall as a working adult with a career I did find Phoenix beneficial to my career. Will it help; that remains to be seen. I will say that personally this challenge has given me extra knowledge and helped me to hone my study skills. It has assisted me with understanding protocol and to be a team member as well as leader. For those of you who think Phoenix will make you a super star; STOP! You must put forward a lot of work and hard study to really soak it in. Five weeks is over before I can grow a beard.Anyhow; I found the experience rewarding to my professional and private life."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 3/14/2013
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012
"I've read the reviews on the internet that treat Phoenix like it's a joke, and I honestly don't see what the problem is. I finished my last two years at Phoenix between 09-12 after attending a California State University for the first two. I graduated with honors from Phoenix in early 2012.I never had a problem with financial aid or academic counselors getting back to me and getting me the benefits to which I was entitled. They were pretty honest, as well, because every grant they promised came through in a timely manner. The CSU I attended, on the other hand, was very unprofessional and gave me nothing but a hassle in these areas. Food for thought.Also, in regards to the rigor, Phoenix was very intensive in many areas. Never have I done as much writing as I've done at Phoenix, and the math class I took at Phoenix was harder and more in depth than a similar class my husband was taking at a state university.Last but not least, I was able to take my Phoenix degree and sail right into a graduate school (University of Colorado) with no problem. I was even getting offers to apply from places like Notre Dame. I was afraid with this supposed "reputation" that Phoenix had that getting into graduate school would be a problem, but it wasn't.In a nutshell, I'd give Phoenix my recommendation."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Carlina Duggan - 1/19/2013
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2005
"I graduated with honors in 2005, earning my Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Even though I'd been working in IT for 10 years at the time, the education I received gave me many more insights and filled the holes that my "self-education" and some training courses had left.I also saw an immediate 45% increase in my salary and have reaped more financial rewards since. I was so satisfied that I returned to UoP to earn my MBA, which I will complete in a few months. I expect to reap additional rewards upon its completion.The academic and financial aid advisors have always been terrific. Like with anything else, you'll get out of the experience what you put into it. If you don't put forth the effort and self-discipline to do the work, an online education may not serve you.But for those of us who are determined to succeed, the online environment, complete with Learning Teams, will stretch your boundaries and force you to grow."