University of Phoenix Reviews - Psychology

3.16 out of 5 stars
(76 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
62% of 76 students said this degree improved their career prospects
62% of 76 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
KG93 - 3/3/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Nancy Lue - 7/22/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Emilio De Lisa - 7/6/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I am rather puzzled by the negative or poor rating by many bloggers about this University. I transferred from another Canadian University to complete my Master's Program and found the coursework, professors and learning to be exceptional. Perhaps the least favourite was the teamwork requirement when other students were not as motivated or interested to put in the effort to get good grades. In hindsight, that experience compelled a higher learning principle which often plays itself out in the work force because people are less inclined to pull their weight. Aside from this, I thoroughly enjoyed this academic experience and the online resources and assistance from advisors were all excellent. I guess it is as good as you make it, in spite of the fact this is a private for-profit institution, with higher tuition than many other colleges or universities, I fail to see how this would make it a this a 'degree mill' or suggest that employers don't recognize this degree. There is nothing further from he truth my opinion and any employer who dismissed or trashed this degree is not an employer I would want to work for because they just demonstrated how narrow-minded and biased they can be and know very little about the quality of education from this university. I worked very hard in this graduate program and it was extremely difficult studying and working too. It helped to advance my career and I am now looking at Universities to enroll in the PsyD program in either Canada or USA given my grade point average. This degree also helped to advance my aspirations for private practice, so I would highly recommend this university to advance both education and career goals. It was a valuable learning experience and I am very proud of the success I achieved. It helped to build confidence in moving forward to the next level of my career with aspirations to enroll in the doctorate program. I am so grateful to be able to do this while working, because I simply could not afford to take the time off my full time job to attend in-person at a local university. I think it is a great alternative for people who are in a similar situation. From my vantage point, it was worth every cent I paid and it was a much better choice than many of the other on-line accredited universities. While a degree is just a piece of paper, this learning experience was the best I've ever had especially when you consider I completed my undergraduate degree at University of Toronto, ranked one of the top universities in the world. In spite of this ranking, I would gladly recommend University of Phoenix as even better as far as my learning experience because it forced me to perform at a much higher academic level. I would have likely returned to UOP if they offered a PsyD program because the professors were all very welcoming, accepting and very helpful with my coursework assignments and papers. They get a 5 star rating for sure. *****"
5.0 out of 5 stars
STM - 1/29/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"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!"
3.6 out of 5 stars
Brian Duncan - 12/5/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Arianna Carpenter - 11/5/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Judy Laughner - 6/5/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Mary Jo Saenz - 5/7/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Megan Holman - 3/7/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Taylor B. - 2/20/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
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