Student & Graduate Reviews
Andy Hoffman - 12/9/2020
Graduation Year: 1995
"Stay away from UoP. When faced with a job relocation, the school refused to provide information I needed to complete my degree remotely. They then cancelled my program and told me 90% of my credits were invalid. The University of Phoenix is first and foremost a business whose intent is to get your money."
Abe R - 7/22/2018
Graduation Year: 2015
"I graduated from UOPX in 2015, earning an online degree in BSc in Management. It was a very long road attaining that coveted degree as life kept forcing me to start and stop during my educational journey. But UOPX was with me every step of the way. Each year, my counselors reached out asking if I was ready to resume classes. Some people may look at this as follow up calls/emails to meet an enrollment quota and more $$$$ to line UOPX pockets. Sure, it's no secret that UOPX is a for-profit institution. But for me, I needed those "reminders" that the "prize" (degree) was not an impossible goal; that it was still there for the taking; that I still had the opportunity to realize my dream of earning the degree that would help my career and my family. Finally, when the email from UOPX came, I decided it was time to resume my education. Each course was either 5 or 6 weeks long. Papers were due on Sunday before 11:59pm (Arizona time). To be counted as attendance for the week, students had to post substantiated answers to course questions, as well as post meanful responses to other posts. Individual papers were due each week and a team paper was required as part of the final requirement to complete the course. We were encouraged to reach out to the professor when we ran into issues; and they responded in a timely manner. I diligently pounded the keyboard, making sure I fulfilled these requirements as I juggle work/family obligations, as my family and I went on roadtrips, went on vacation, entertained relatives, visited relatives, went sightseeing, etc. Months later, I found myself wearing that toga, hearing my name called, walking on that stage, and scanning the audience and seeing family and relatives at a distance cheering me on. A few weeks later, I received the "prize", the fruit of my hard work and my family's sacrifice. I was finally holding my degree. And I could not have achieved this personal milestone without the support of my family and UOPX. My experience with UOPX was nothing but top-notch. The enrollment, academic, and financial counselors were sympathetic and genuine cared about my situation. Even when I thought that the classes were too involved and I wanted to drop out, my academic counselor encouraged me to remain steadfast in my resolve to get that degree. When I thought that had to postpone enrolling in my next class due to financial issues, my financial and academic counselors worked together to help me adjust my class schedules to accommodate my company's tuition assistance schedule. A few months after graduating, I received two promotions. Then in 2017, to my surprise, I was promoted to a different role where I became an analyst at my company. Now, I am determined to pursue a Masters degree with a concentration in Project Managment or Information Technology. A word of caution: An online degree is not for the faint of heart. It requires personal accountability, discipline, dedication, and determination. UOPX will provide you with the tools and resources you need to succeed but ONLY YOU can make the most out of them to succeed."
L.A. Student - 10/1/2017
Graduation Year: 2019
"I was skeptical about attending the University of Phoenix because I know a lot of employers are biased about online colleges. I'm a new student, and so far my experience has been great. The advisers were helpful from the beginning and still are. I've returned to college after a long break, so I appreciate some of the lower division classes I was required to take to help me adjust to student life. I have found most of the material to be informative. The instructors are supportive for the most part. Since I work full-time and have a family, online college is my only option. I read several reviews before posting. There seems to be a lot of complaints about financial aid. My job is paying for my education 100%, so I don't know if these grievances are valid or not. I read another negative review based on the participation requirements. I'm fine with this requirement. Participating enables me to improve my writing skills. It is true (depending on the course) that some students' comments are inane and poorly written. Here's my view: 1.) Everyone is at different levels of education and 2.) Classmates' participation posts shouldn't have any relevance to other students receiving their education. This is college, not high school! Everyone's primary focus should be on learning and earning a degree. Anything else is a non-factor. As long as you follow directions and do your work, you will succeed at UOP. There are plenty of other institutions of higher learning if this one isn't right for you."
SCOOTER - 12/13/2016
Graduation Year: 2016
"This school is great for the working adult who wants to achieve a higher education degree. It is not easy like many others think that have no completed it. It provides a real education with teacher's that work in the field. With that being said the conversations and the real life application is on point."
Alfonzo Richardson - 9/14/2016
Graduation Year: 2016
"This college experience has been great. I've learned a great deal from my professors and while taken courses online I was able to apply what I learned in real word work environment . Looking forward to winning this scholarship to help with completion of my MBA."
John - 2/25/2016
Graduation Year: 2013
"Well first off, as an 30+ year old with no degree but almost 2 years of college, I was really trying to finish up with what I had started. Even with some of the credits being almost 10 years old, they transferred quite a few. So, started off with my 2 year degree and finished it up quickly. Then I went on and got my bachelors in Management, just knocking it out one class at a time. The effort I put into these classes was a lot, especially with holding down a demanding full time job. So let me tell you some of the good parts that you will master above going to the Ol "Brick and Mortar" schools. First, the skills and tools you use in the online program apply over to the business world. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for instance are heavily used in the school. I now use these skills daily at my job for presentations etc. I am far ahead of my peers with being able to provide quality work in a timely fashion. Also, because the classes are accelerated, you are learning how to research and do quality work within a much shorter time frame. This also applies to the business world because you are training yourself to get your work done quickly. I find that I am able to put my own stamp of approval on a project much faster than others because I am used to my work being complete and adequate with less lag time. Lastly, I was told something to the tune of "UofP" isn't accredited and viewed the same as other schools. Well, I am now going to the University of Memphis Fogelman Business school for my MBA. Guess the brick and mortar schools think it is accredited. Mostly, I find that there are "educational snobs" out there that don't like the idea of doing a degree online. By bashing the UofP, they are holding on to there own standards of education. Amazingly, all of these schools now have online programs too. And yes, I'm not impressed with the MBA program since I am not getting any experience other than text book knowledge. I got more at UofP."
BH - 7/7/2015
Graduation Year: 2010
"I graduated from a community college in 1999, after marriage and a job that was going nowhere I decided to go back to school in 08 while working full time. I decided on UOP and graduated after 2 years. The classes where more difficult and there was much more work than a traditional class setting. I wish I would have spent more time researching schools because the tuition bills got large very fast. I am now at a new job that I love and have doubled my salary so the degree has been worth it. My advice for anyone wanting to get your degree from UOP, be ready to spend lot of time writing papers and reading, your social life will reduce significantly."
Tom K. - 6/8/2015
Graduation Year: 2012
"Three are a few things you need to know before deciding to attend University of Phoenix. 1. I worked my tail off to EARN my education at University of Phoenix, and you will too. There were no freebees from any professor. This is not a school for those who slack, or think it’s an easy “A.” 2. Every class at University of Phoenix has group-oriented projects. 2.1. Groups can be a good experience, or they can be a nightmare. It’s up to you and the other team members to manage your group. If you just sit and complain about your group, you are not doing your job as a teammate. Your responsibility is to do your job, and also ensure your teammates are doing his or her job. Yes, this involves conflict, and resolving conflict diplomatically. I admit, in my early program years I was not always diplomatic. Then again, not every student has my drive to want to learn, to make something of the education I earned. Every now and then you will experience slacker. Trust me, slackers do not last long in the school. They are the ones who complain about the workload, and the university. 2.2. I learned quite a bit about myself during group projects, my organizational, and my leadership ability. Taking a leadership role in a group project is more work, but the learning experience is great. Hence, the purpose of groups is learning about yourself, others, and diplomacy. 3. I had one professor who was a total jack-wagon. In my opinion, I experienced jack-wagon professors at the other universities I attended, so I guess I am par for the course. You are going to have at least one professor that you do not agree with, either it’s a personality conflict, or just a difference in opinion. Your job as a student is to learn. 4. Do not blame your shortcomings on the university. If you are one who does, I deduce you will have the same experience at other universities. 5. Your education is just like anything in life. If you put nothing in, you get nothing out. Last, I was inducted into Delta Mu Delta, International Honor Society in Business for my Bachelor of Science in Management, and Master in Business Administration (MBA). I EARNED both degrees from University of Phoenix."
Anonymous - 2/3/2014
"I completed my first 90 credits at a traditional university, but work and family demands conflicted with my schedule and that's when I decided to give the UoP a try. I thought an online setting would be easier to manage, but what I found is that such a program requires even more discipline than an 'on campus' program. I have nothing but good things to say about the University. They set high expectations for me, and it was up to me to do the work. With regards to cost, I don't see what the commotion is; my previous school charged as much, and quite frankly, I don't see the difference in the quality of education. I would recommend the UoP to any student who is willing to take their education seriously and is ready to take on a demanding, rigorous program to the end."