University of Phoenix Reviews of Bachelor's in Psychology

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  • Reviewed: 3/3/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"I completed my associates and my Bachelor's Degree at this school and i really enjoyed my experience. I was able to work full time and be a parent while doing so. The school is expensive and I had a few teachers and assignments that i didn't like but I feel like i would have had that experience anywhere. Most of my instructors were knowledgeable and helpful. I was able to get support from my advisor when needed and i never had any issues with financial advisors. I have not had any issues finding work since graduating. I actually started a job as a Social Worker just two months after graduation. In my opinion if you are a self motivated individual who is able to read materials and get the work done with direct supervision you will find that a degree at this school is very attainable and enjoyable. I am currently looking to get my masters and would love to return to UOP but unfortunately, they do not have the degree option i am looking for. I would recommend this school to anyone who has a busy lifestyle but is self-sufficient."
Nancy Lue
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I have attended the University of Phoenix for about three years now, and I am transferring to a different college as soon as I finish the class that I am currently in because I cannot endure the stupidity any longer. The assignment descriptions are too vague and leave out critical information for the assignments. Currently I am in PSY/335 and the team assignment instructed each team member to choose an article and complete the proposal questions, then consolidate each member's contribution and choose a topic for the remaining two questions which will be answered as a team. I completed my portion early in the week and submitted it. The instructor posted in the class discussion, in response to one student's question, on Friday and stated that the team was to choose a topic then each member was to choose their article that related to that topic and complete the proposal. Since the team chose a different topic than what I had used for my assignment contribution I was forced to complete a second assignment. Additionally, I am constantly teamed up with idiots for the team assignment, which impacts my grade based upon their inferior intellect. I am paying to attend this school and my grade should not be impacted by the lack of intelligence of my team members. In my last class I lost points for the formatting of my citations, the citations that were created using the reference and citation generator that is provided in the University of Phoenix' university library. The instructor took points off of my grade for using the generator that the school provided, I still got an A in that class, but I was very upset. They also mismanage the funding from the Pell Grant, I had to call the finance department and ask them why I had not received the funds that I had earned. They eventually released the funds to me, but I do not feel confident in their ability to handle my Pell Grant funds. I cannot wait to transfer out of the University of Phoenix and into a school that has a better quality of instructors, students, and course material."
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"This University is fast-paced, finishing a class every five weeks; it is up to YOU whether or not you earn those three credits after that. How bad do you want it? They have an LOA option that I utilized a couple of times to take care of things and take a 'little break' since the courses are one after the other. I do wish there were more graduating ceremonies in the state of Texas, though. Texas is such a LARGE state, and a lot of Texas students enrolled, having a ceremony every three months would be GREAT!"
Brian Duncan
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"University of Phoenix was a great option for my Bachelor's program. While online education was difficult, using their platform made it easy and possible for me to earn a degree when I would not otherwise have been able to. The user capability and ease of access allowed me to work around my busy schedule to earn a degree and change my path in life. With the degree I earned there I was able to go on and get a second degree in education to be able to teach others and use the knowledge I learned in my psychology degree to teach high school. Other than the price, I would recommend University of Phoenix."
Arianna Carpenter
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"My degree program was manageable for adults who are working and/or have children. In this program, one course was taken at a time for 6 weeks. The program included a lot of group interaction and projects. The book and class materials will included in the tuition so any materials needed for the classes were online. I felt that this program included a lot of self-teaching. The professors could be emailed when there were questions or difficulties, but there were not videos or webinars that would instruct students throughout the course. For people who are good at reading and analyzing material in order to teach themselves the content, this program would be suitable. I liked concentrating on one class at a time, and the length of each class seemed adequate in order to master the material."
Judy Laughner
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I was being pushed by my chain of command to get a degree. We desperately needed officers at the time. I will say I did not do enough research. I had not been in high school in 15 years and was looking for a program to help me consolidate the random credits I had learned from several different community schools. No one told me you have to get at least 60% of credits from your gradating school. No one had ever explained that there is a difference between semesters and quarters. I had no idea there was actually very little you could do with a Bachelor's of pscyh degree. I really went into this very blind. I have a traumatic brain injury, was still in the military, and I found the program to be very easy... that however is not a good thing to me. I think that a college education should be hard. I do not feel like I was challenged or that the program made me prepared for continuing. I also do not feel that education should be so expensive. I will probably die before I pay off my student loans, and I wound up with a degree most schools scoff at. I think if you have the time and the resources you can do better. I honestly had like zero conflict with the instructors. I think everyone was very nice, but I was not going to school to make friends. I was going to get an education, and to further my military career. Again, I think that if you are not being pushed into a program you should take the time to speak with a career counselor that does not work for the institution."
Mary Jo Saenz
  • Reviewed: 5/7/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"Just like any other institution, the University of Phoenix had its ups and downs. After attending both brick and mortar and online universities I can conclude that it is much easier in a brick and mortar classroom to get lost in the nether and avoid participation, but still, come out with an A. This is not the case with online schools such as University of Phoenix participation is required to pass. However, I got a lot more out of the class. I would have to say the work was more difficult because to participate in class it is mandatory that you read everybodys responses on top of required texts. You also had to write more than just the weekly assignments and term papers because to respond to your classmates you must write out your responses. The benefit of education online is that it allows you to adjust school around your work and family schedule rather than adjusting family and work around class schedules."
Megan Holman
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I have never had any problems while at University of Phoenix. The financial aid staff was always on top of everything and my advisors were excellent with communication. I have never had one employer or gone to an interview where my school was looked down upon. If anything, employers like that you can hold down a full time job and take a full load of classes online. I would recommend Phoenix to anyone!"
Taylor B.
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"University of Phoenix is a joke. This is a money hungry school that does not provide the support the students need. I was on a leave of absence and needed it extended. I could not get my academic advisor to respond hardly ever and when he finally did, he assured me that he would extend my leave of absence for me because the system would not allow me to complete the form. Now I have received a letter stating that I owe them money for the classes I was signed up for during my leave of absence and that it has gone to a collection agency called FMS. FMS is also useless and states that because I did not fill out the form to extend my leave of absence, I am responsible for the money they say I owe. I explained 6 times that I was unable to do so because their website would not allow me to and that my advisor explained he would go into the system and change it for me. I kept getting the same response from the lady on the phone that I owe the money because I failed to fill out the form. AVOID THIS SCHOOL AT ALL COST. All they want is your money and they will lie and manipulate you until you owe them money and then they'll send you to collections even though it's their fault that things went wrong."
Garalene Young
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of Phoenix was a great experience for me personally because I am a mother, military spouse, employed and a volunteer. The online courses allowed me to interact with other people in my situation, therefore making better understanding relationships. I was able to achieve everyday activities listed and still earn my bachelors degree, especially always moving from duty station to another. The school was very understanding of my affiliation to the military and worked with me every step of the way."
Sharon Seiz-Jones
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I recently graduated with a bachelors of science in psychology from the University of Phoenix. I feel the professors have prepared me for life as well as continuing my education with a masters degree in psychology. I would recommend this school to anyone who would desire to better their circumstances with a degree."
Angel S
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I was happy with UOP the first couple of years, but as I started getting to my upper division courses, the price for those courses literally doubled! As everyone knows by now, UOP already charges about 110% more than a community college, but that is only for the lower division courses...being slapped with another 100% increase was not acceptable. On top of that, I was told my degree plan was being discontinued due to a government study that proved a graduate from this school would not earn enough in the first year of working in the field of study/degree to be able to make the loan payments. The underlying meaning...UOP charges so much for tuition, the government finally stepped in. Now, I'm trying to transfer to another school to finish my degree, but UOP is refusing to release my transcripts because I was left with a balance due for nothing. They used up almost all of my yearly allotted financial aid and now they want more $$ out of my pocket....and I still don't have a degree."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Where do I begin? I can't say enough Great things about University of Phoenix. I am an older learner who was skeptical about online learning. I soon fell in love with it. I graduated in July with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and decided to venture to another school for graduate work. I soon found out there is no place like home and am enrolling back at University of Phoenix in the MAEd program. I was able to use my U of P degree and get a better job with more money."
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"It was an amazing experience going through UoP for both my Associates and Bachelors. The curriculum was followed as expected, not many issues with the usage and the faculty were amazing. If I could pursue my graduate study in my major at UoP, I would have had. Recommended school for a positive experience. Only negative really was the cost of the school; however, that was presented before I joined and remained consistent as expected."
Lynne Hough
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I don't even know where to begin. Signing up for school was easy. But the financial aid procedure was a joke. They allow you to attend classes before the aid comes through. It is part of their process. So I took the first class, a critical thinking class, required, and now I owe the school over $1000. Their computer system returned my pell grant money to the government and knew it was happening and could not stop it. My financial aid, on my end, was completed and done properly. They blamed computer system on errors that would not allow me to accept my funds. They kept telling me to watch the computer and that the pages I was receiving with errors would change and I would be able to accept my student loans and my grants. I saw these errors and made them aware but they told me they couldn't fix anything until I posted twice in my first class because that commits you as a student. I did what so was supposed to do and participated in the class with vigor. Regardless, their system returned my grant money without applying it to the class. They told me if I took a second class, they could reapply for the funds and pay for both classes. I refused to become further indebted to the University of Phoenix. Now I am getting collection letters for the critical thinking class that they required which is all about attending school: what to expect and what they expect of you. It is not an educational class and it does not apply to your credit hours. I took screenshots of all the pages with all the conflicting information. On one page it would say I have no financial aid available then at the same time on the next page it would tell me how to accept my financial aid and then when I tried, it would not respond. This went on for weeks. I considered suing them over the frustration and wasted effort and loss of enthusiasm their disorganization and incompetence caused me. I kept every letter they wrote me through email, every financial aid page and all of its contradicting information. I'm disabled so attending college in a classroom setting is impossible for me. I am 56 years old, well experienced in my field and have three children with more formal education than me. I really want to experience college and add the education to my skills. I am raising children and I desperately needed a good online college experience. I've been so discouraged, This attempt at school was more than a year ago and I have not signed up for classes anywhere else. This outcome with University of Pjienix was just too disappointing. I will say that the people I spoke with in financially and student services were very nice. They were frustrated as well and went out of their way after they listen to me and begin to realize that what I was telling them was true. But I lost complete faith in the process with the University Phoenix. I do not recommend the school to anyone."
Steve Csizmadia II
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The classes are tough but if you schedule time to do them, and put aside distractions to keep focus on your specific school time everything will be just fine. I know for me in the beginning, and end things were tough, but with much persistence and help from the staff at the school I made it through with flying colors."
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"DO NOT GO HERE! Your first red flag should be that the university doesn't require former transcripts - meaning they in no way make sure enrolling students are up to the required work (thus, why so many drop out due to struggling with material or fail out and wind up in massive debt). Beyond this, the school's aid department is a joke. Not only do they rarely, if ever, have accurate information on aid amounts, disbursement dates, and so forth, but MANY students have had money go missing. Further, class material is basic at best - it's more like middle school material than college material, short of its APA writing standards. This is why the department of education recently deemed the program not up to par - classes DO NOT properly teach or train students for their respective careers. Luckily, I didn't wind up too bad but only because 1) I was educated enough to begin with to keep up with material easily, and, 2) I keep track of my own aid and fight for it - three different times now federal aid funds of mine have gone 'missing', only to inexplicably return after I spend a month or more harassing the school to give me answers, though an explenation as to what happened with the money and how it finally got put back was never given. Even so, this degree will be virtually useless. Seriously - spare yourself."
Jacy Warren
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"University of Phoenix's online programs are extremely rigorous and require a great amount of time management. Almost every day, I would need to complete some kind of assignment. My academic advisor was fantastic! He called at the beginning and end of each class just to make sure everything was going well. He was also available for me to call if issues happened to arise. He made me feel comfortable enough to speak my mind when I had an issue with a classmate and offered excellent advice on how to resolve the issue. I will say I went through 4 financial advisors in the less than 2 years I attended. It got a bit messy when I was almost finished with my degree and then I realized that none of them spoke to each other and they attempted to get me to pay over $1000 out of pocket, when in reality they owed me. It got resolved but it was a great amount of unnecessary stress as I was about to finish my degree. Overall, I would recommend this program to someone looking for a challenge and a well-rounded education."
Erica Jakes
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"My alumni provided me with the best ethical and behavioral learning models that I applied to my current career. This learning model had many challenges, but what is a challenge without a reward.I would love too continue my graduate program thus I know will open up greater career choices and applied knowledge for success."
Katie Ross
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"University of Phoenix is an institution that I am forever grateful towards. As a military spouse, I am constantly moving or undergoing stresfful periods of my life due to my husbands service to this country. University of Phoenix made it possible for me to still work towards a Bachelors degree while working two jobs, being married, moving across the country from Washington State to New York, being pregnant and taking care of my baby while my husband was gone for the first six months. All of these circumstances would have made it impossible for me to physically attend a University, but University of Phoenix allowed me to take breaks when needed and was flexible in working with my schedule. I have now graduated from University of Phoenix with my Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and am currently enrolling in my first year of graduate school in the Masters of Arts program for Marriage and Family Therapy. University of Phoenix gave me the tools to pursue a higher education while implementing time management skills, academic integrity and perserverence. I am forever thankful."