University of Phoenix Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology

3.16 out of 5 stars
(54 Reviews)
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  • 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

1.1 out of 5 stars
E. Wilson - 8/22/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"This school has gone down. Staff changes every three months. They misinform you of information that you need. WHAT HAPPEN? ON the focus of success. YOU ARE NOT IMPORTANT just a number!!!!! I am disappointed in this School, To deal with this kind of staff that passes you along and not focus on your future is hurtful."
4.8 out of 5 stars
seanathan polidore - 8/12/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I have really enjoy all 5 of my years at the University of Phoenix. Of course over 5 years a lot of life situations have taken place. I got married, I've been so injured where I couldn't do my work and I've been laid off of work. The school's wonderful staff more than accommodated me in every way possible to make sure that I was comfortable and able to perform at a high level. Every single member of the staff that I have ever spoken to have been super nice and helpful. Since getting my degree in Psychology I was able to get a job in my field of study right away and the knowledge that I learned in my classes I use daily with my clients."
2.7 out of 5 stars
mtbaz - 7/11/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am middle of the road with this school. It was recommended to me by an associate that had just received her master's degree. I did not have the problems with financial aid, but I did get a new academic adviser about every three or four months, and I am not sure why. Aside from those stipulations, the real thing that left me up in the air was the education. Sometimes the "facilitators" or engaging and teach, other times they might as well not even be there. It is a "learn on your own" kind of system, which is fine because I am a very self motivated learner who has some common sense. The most annoying thing is the other students. Some of these folks probably should take another run at high school before attempting any higher learning. I'm no Einstein, but the majority of UoP students put zero effort into their participatory posts and team projects (it worries me these people are entering the psychology field). I would spend hours backing my posts with research and it would often be discounted by a barrage of personal opinions or experiences that reek of Dunning Kruger effect. SO ANNOYING! It bums me out that I had to do online learning because I am stuck working and can not attend a brick and mortar school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bethany Wirsing - 6/28/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"This university is horrible...There is a serious lack of ethics and unprofessional, and honesty seems to be an issue. They have no problem leaving a single mother, with two children with special needs hanging at one credit to graduate..University of Phoenix has ripped off tons and tons of students, in multiple ways, but they have a pattern of doing it at the very end...I suggest research, research, research all of the problems they have had in the last decade and longer. Research how much they have lost in law suits and the investigations that have taken place with different agencies."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
"University of Phoenix empowered me to complete my education while continuing to work full time and support my family. The coursework was challenging but the busy work typically associated with schoolwork was eliminated which meant I was able to focus more on course content and less on doing work simply to do work. I was also able to use my current and past work history to draw conclusions about questions and discussion in my courses which helped make my studies part of my everyday life."
5.0 out of 5 stars
UOP - 5/9/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I just graduated with my Bachelors in psychology . I made honors . thing is any college you go to and get a degree doesn't guarantee you a job . This school has been the best 4 years of my life. I didn't even think I could get a degree and I ended up with two. Now signed up with other college for my master's and PhD."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Justin Edwards - 12/6/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I have to wonder what actual weight any degree from this school holds? While I tried to provide valid input and learn while I went, I would always be amazed to see fellow students contributions that showed no academic effort or advancement. I can only hope that individuals that failed to utilize proper grammar to complete an intelligent sentence were not being graded on the same scale. This was the main reason I decided to withdraw from University of Phoenix and pursue a degree at a physical school."
3.1 out of 5 stars
IrishRussell - 8/19/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
"My college experience was non-traditional at the time; although, in the three elapsed years since I believe it is becoming less non-traditional. My college is a for-profit institution so the cost is much higher than most schools but I was able to complete my degree online while working full time and raising a family along with the help of my wife. I am honored to have a degree from University of Phoenix. I believe that a college degree helps sets you apart from your peers in your ability to stick with something and see it through to completion. I also believe very strongly that I would not be in the current position I am today without a college degree."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 7/17/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I attended community college to receive my associates. So I was used to taking 4-5 classes a semester. Unfortunately, I was unable to pass my math courses to complete my 60 units. After a year of not going to school, I found UoP and they were practically the only ones that would accept me and have me take collie algebra at their school. Anyway, the majority of the professors I had did go to prestigious universities, but maybe two of the 20 professors I had were actually challenging. I'm guessing it was because every class has a set curriculum. Every syllabus was the same in that one course at every campus/online. You could even get away with turning in a blank document and get an "A." I would say doing the online classes are a little harder because in order to get participation points, you have to engage in discussion. Financial aid department sucked. I'm between 25-30 thousand dollars in debt for two years at UoP. I'm actually not too dissatisfied with that amount. I plan on going for my Masters. I have no idea where. As for work, I started my job in the social services field a little over a year ago as a child care worker II. This and a few counseling jobs are all I can get with a bachelors, so I'm where I need to be. Therapy/teaching (my goals) require a masters."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Rosalie - 7/15/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I live in the middle of no where and I work full-time. Without the flexibility of this school going back to college would still just be a dream. It used to bother me that the school got such bad reviews, but having been at Phoenix for awhile now I can see what happened. It is a very easy university to get in to. I like that. This provides everyone their deserved opportunity to be educated. I do not think high school should determine the rest of your life and I graduated high school with shiny 3.8, so don't just assume I'm simply saying this for the wrong reasons. If you're willing to do the work now then you deserve the chance. The problem is that this provides a certain type of person with the opportunity to leave bad reviews. I'm talking the type of person who decided to go to this school looking for a handout and came away from the experience unsatisfied and angry. Universities that do not let this type of person in will automatically have less degrading reviews. Does the University of Phoenix have it's faults? Absolutely. Their financial services leave much to be desired. While my enrollment representative may have been the most pleasant and helpful individual I have ever spoken to, I literally never spoke with my financial adviser. We traded a few e-mails with her promising to call and never doing so. I was lucky and did not face any financial issues I was not already expecting. I went to my enrollment representative with my financial questions and he answered them all efficiently. UOP is expensive, heinously so, but I always looked at it as a convenience fee for the flexibility of online courses. It doesn't actually matter to me that it's a for-profit organization. At least they're upfront about taking my money and they're good enough business people to want to keep taking my money so they do their best to accommodate me. One of the best ways to do that is with quality. All universities have their problems. They have people trying to skate by on the work of others. They have teachers who hate their jobs and are therefore not great at them. If you're graded on a curve it can be a little baffling at who they let pass. However, I had some wonderful teachers and some very insightful classmates. There's a lot of reading. I'm not exaggerating, there's nearly an impossible amount you must read. Every week there's reading, essay writing, presentations, and participating to be done. GPA talks and while you can pass classes and still get your degree it's very easy to tell who's doing their best. Learning teams are vexing, but I cannot imagine it's much better elsewhere. I'm a paranoid person who won't take a bad grade and basically made it my business to just complete the whole presentation. I would submit only my assigned portion unless someone else failed to do their part. If this occurred I would make up for it at the very last moment and submit it. I would leave a note for the professor, but I was much more concerned about keep my grades up then I was about punishing someone else for being a slacker. Of course it's not going to be as social, it's online after all. I believe Online has a huge place in out new technologically advanced society. Yes, the tech requirements go up as your schooling goes on. Yes, the classes at the beginning are easier. They do their best to let you get comfortable with everything before throwing you in the deep end. My biggest complaint is only that the password protected PDF files make it impossible for me convert them to Microsoft files I could read on my phone. UOP has an app that allows me to post my participation from virtually anywhere I usually go, but it would be handy if I could also read my material in this manner. Perhaps my phone is not advanced enough, but seeing as I'm paying for materials it is a bit irksome that I cannot have them anywhere I like without having my laptop in front of me. In the end, I love this school. I love learning and not letting my brain grow complacent and slack. If you're dedicated, hardworking, and willing to read a lot, I see no reason for this not to be the school for you."