University of Phoenix Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology

3.16 out of 5 stars
(54 Reviews)
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
64% of 54 students said this degree improved their career prospects
70% of 54 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Sharon Seiz-Jones - 10/18/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Angel S - 10/3/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ronnell - 9/23/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
AK - 9/9/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Lynne Hough - 8/10/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Steve Csizmadia II - 4/26/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Melodie - 4/23/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Jacy Warren - 3/7/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Erica Jakes - 3/6/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Katie Ross - 3/6/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."