Student & Graduate Reviews
Malcolm D. Jacobs - 10/10/2015
Graduation Year: 2007
"I enrolled into University of Phoenix while stationed in Japan serving the Navy. All the classes were classroom based taught by professors that flew in to teach the course. We started out with 25 students and dropped down to 15 some did not expect the work load of the classes to be as difficult as they were and others transferred back to the US or ships deployed. These men and women that transferred or deployed were able to continue the Master’s program on line. The Master’s program was a challenging program. The classes at on the military base offered by the University of Phoenix was challenging and required a lot of research and presenting papers to the instructors required a good deal of strategic thinking along with working with learning team to complete a couple of team papers and a final project to be presented at the end of the course. The instructors had not only did they hold several advanced degrees but were established in the business community and were able to share their life experience to supplement the didactic material they presented in the classroom. I had were all employees in the business world or were retired and taught to have something to keep them busy. The information I learned made my transition from military service to commercial business effortless because UOP during the Master’s program had professionals that instructed us that understood what employers needed from Masters level professionals, licensing boards, professional associations, required and taught to that level the UOP faculty made a difference in my knowledge level and some still mentor me today. The Military campus is continuing to build business leaders today and a lasting difference to our country’s businesses gaining degreed veterans that will build strong economies in the future."
Jason - 7/9/2015
Graduation Year: 2010
"I loved my experience at UofP! I am Active Duty military and go on TDY and Deployment from time-to-time, UofP online provided the flexibility I neede to complete booth my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the shortest time possible. If I had the money, I would have stayed on for my Doctorate! I'll admit the learning team environment can be frustrating. You really have to understand your teammates in order to be successful. I had no problem with this, but my spouse is vitreous enrolled and threatens to drop it almost daily because she can't deal with "these idiots" anymore. I guess her tolerance level is a bit lower than mine...lol. Overall, if you are self motivated, determined, competent, and tolerant, than you can make UofP work for you the way I did. Good luck!"
Elated Adult Student - 6/17/2015
Graduation Year: 2015
"Hi this information is for the adult wanting to go back to school but thinks it costs too much, This is what is on my mind but with the question of profit schools and business owners may not want you at their establishment. Take this thought out of your head it doesn't matter one way or the other some non profit want money up front and if you are in school with an unpaid balance you cannot log on. The UoPx's financial aid department works with you the adviser is there too. The team papers I have to admit can become frustrating especially in the associates program but after a while it is worth seeing other viewpoints and when members don't do their part they lose points. I was frustrated with some of the instructors but that comes with the territory not everyone is alike. The classes are tough but you can do it if you cut -out the social life, or pick and chose the activities, don't over do it and get a resentment your grades will suffer. Time management is all you need and remember you don't always have to get and 'A' you are unique get your degree in little pieces don't look at the whole course work and determine whether you can do it or not, take it one day at a time. I didn't think it would be possible to earn a degree when your over forty-years while working full-time and raising grandchildren but if I would have thought about it in that way I would have never known how it feels to be proud to say I have a degree and yes it feels awesome. When it comes to how I'm going to pay for it, or which school ask yourself how much am I worth? Go for it you will be as elated as I'am"
Tiffany C - 5/20/2015
Graduation Year: 2012
"This school was very helpful. My instructors were very informative and helpful. I have never had any major problems with UOP. Some people do not want to "put in the work" and do what it takes to graduate. If you are looking for a handout, then Phoenix is not for you. They are very understanding and will bend over backwards to make sure you have what you need. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for!!!"
James - 3/15/2015
Graduation Year: 2010
"I attended the university of Phoenix for my associates, bachelor's , masters' and now for my doctoral degree. I have seen and read many reviews and I don't understand why past or present students or faculty choice to blame a college or university for not getting a good grade or finding a job etc.... I have learned over the years we as people are responsible for the choices we make in life and if you fail at a task don't blame the next person blame yourself. The university of phoenix is no different than any other institution of higher learning. And it is not the only online university offering degrees either. So why are people focusing all the negative attention on them I don't know but research any institution before you enroll find out everything about the college because it is up to YOU!!! to ensure that the university or college will provide " the student" with the knowledge needed to succeed. And do not let negative reviews influence your decision call the department of education and higher learning commission if you have questions about any institution of higher learning. TAKE RESPONBILITY FOR YOUR OWN LEARNING !!!"
Faron - 7/10/2014
Graduation Year: 2013
"I have obtained both my AA and BSBA at UoP in 2011 and 2013 respectfully, UoP does provide coursework relative to work in today's workforce. The total cost for a 4 year degree here is about $80,000 after it is all said and done, while it is expensive, I would recommend that adults should use the online schools and I beleive that younger adults will not be able to get the full University experience from an online course, however adults will because even though the facilitators (Not all of them have PhD's) provide you guidance to the syllabus , they are not going to hold your hand , so be prepared that you will only get out what you put into the program. In the full 4 year program, I only spoke to the facilitators twice about coursework and please do not applied for a waiver of credits, it is a money making tactic that they will send you though the ringer. I work in Higher Education at Stanford University and know first hand a good school from a not so good school and most employers that I have spoken to do not like UoP because the course work is not that hard, just time consuming and expensive and I only went because I thought I would be able to use an accredited university like this to get a better job, well, I am still at Stanford and still only an admin here. I apply each and everyday for higher paying jobs I am quified for and since graduating last june 2013, it is very hard and their online job connection is mainly for working at 7-eleven or wal-mart kind of places, I would suggest to look for an instate school that provides online courses and is accredited. I am going to pursue my masters at another university in hopes that I will be able to have a better chance at getting my dream job!"
Lakeesha - 6/21/2014
Graduation Year: 2014
"Hello I am a recent graduate of University of Phoenix. I graduated in May 2014 with an MBA. I have to say overall I had a very good experience with University of Phoenix and I definitely value the education I received. Although I must say it was intense with a new class starting every 6 weeks I felt very supported by the advisors and financial staff. For the first class the advisor and admissions personnel called every week to ensure I was doing okay. They would actually be able to see the number of posts I made in discussions for the week and ensure I was meeting the minimum. I felt that the organization cared about my success from the very beginning. The instructors were great and were always there to educate me on any topics I needed clarification on, many even guiding me to outside resources that would help me in my professional goals once I completed my schooling. All experiences and facets won't be positive due to the fact we don't live in a perfect world. However I learned much from my time at UOP that I will carry with me throughout my life. Thanks UOP for helping me reach one of my life's goals."
Brenda Hamlin-Lehmann - 2/25/2014
Graduation Year: 2011
"Unfortunately, I took the MBA program online to help me win a promotion from work. I have found it did not help me and I left the job trying to find a company who would hire me. No-one would. I recommend you consider other options and go to a brick and mortar school. I wish I had continued at my local University rather than do an online program. It was convenient, but not practical. Since no-one will accept my degree and now I am working a job that my BS in health got me."
GGD - 12/23/2013
Graduation Year: 2005
"I enrolled in the MBA program after looking at a lot of options in Central Texas. I chose U of P even though it was more expensive because of the convienence and tuition assistance. I loved the 6 week courses. I also had several friends going the traditional routes at area universities and found that I did a lot more work then they did. I use what I learned, all day, every day at work. I am a satisfied customer/student."
Anonymous - 4/24/2013
Graduation Year: 2006
"You do not necessarily need to go to some ivy league school to secure a good career. With initiative and hard work, you can learn just as much if not more even in an average school. All you need to be concerned with is that the school your are about to attend is accredited, and therefore, your degree will be recognized and accepted. I received my MBA from the University of Phoenix and noticed a major jump in my career and income almost right away. The UOP's relatively low cost of attendance, has been the best, most efficient money I have ever spent on education."