University of Phoenix Reviews
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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.
Okay so I did not graduate due to the cost of the school, which they don't tell you how much it will end up costing. I didn't even barely finish a year without it costing me $20,000! That is not including the cost that I had to spend on books, I picked this school since it seemed to be a little cheaper and they lead you to believe that it will be covered through FAFSA, but now I have $10,000 through FAFSA, $6,000 through a school loan that they have you pull out when FAFSA can't cover it and then I pulled out $6,000 since I didn't even know that I had $10,000 from FAFSA. They handle everything with FAFSA and have you pull out extra money, I had caught them asking for an extra $500 than the class had really cost, and they lied to me and said it was because of "fees" but they had done it an numerous of times. So I went to there school for a year and spent $22,000! Not only was the school expensive, but the classes were not worth the cost, since you have to log in and post at least 7 or 8 post's, but if the teacher doesn't approve them, you have too keep posting until you reach the certain amount or you will lose points that eventually add up. I had found myself just posting for hours on end, and still not even getting the full amount of points. Some of the teachers are strict with there grading, to the point where you can't even catch a break and eventually have to drop the course and then have to retake it, and then pay again! DO NOT GO HERE! I wish I would have listen to people, now that I am up to bills with school and only have, one year to show for it. Now I am taking classes on Ashworth College, and am only paying $240 a class and that includes the books. That is what you should be paying for, especially since you don't even take tests, it's all assignments that are broke down into groups and half the people in your group turn in there work late and you have to stay up correcting there work and turning it in as soon as possible. So please do not go here and if you are please re think studying here, it is not worth it, people do not take this school seriously. I'm not kidding, my friend who graduated here can't even get a job since employers say this school isn't presented seriously, so now she has 4 different loans and is working at a grocery store to pay for her school and is looking for other schools to get her degree in.
This school does not offer good academic nor financial support, I do not recommend pursing a degree through this University. I have switched advisors multiple times, they did not assist me in recurring issues, such as their lack of communication. Overall, this school was one of the worst experiences I have had.
***WARNING WARNING***** ANYONE TRYING TO GET A B.S. IN EDUCATION FROM UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX*******WARNING Here is what you don't know about trying to get a BS in Education for UofPh The recruiters will encourage you and tell you. "oh ya you can do this" And you buy into it. Getting you BS in 3 years or less sounds great. Here is the hidden things that they don't tell you until around 50-60 credits into your degree. YOU CAN NOT CONTINUE OR GRADUATE UNTIL YOU PASS THE PRAXIS TEST. This is not something they tell you at recruitment this is something they tell you AFTER you have invested a lot of time and TONS OF MONEY INTO. I am an intelligent person and have an accounting degree to prove it. I have passed the PRAXIS READING and WRITING portion of the test but can not pass the Math portion of the test. I have taken the test 13 times and have finally given up. It is impossible for me to pass this test. The administrator of the test E.T.S. tell you that you have 120 minutes to take this test but you actually have 85. The test has 56 questions almost half of them are Algebra word problems. The rest are geometry, probability, etc. You have approximately 1 min. and 20 seconds per question. If you struggle with word problems, timed tests, and algebra you will never pass this test and you will be wasting your time and money. They do not tell you this in the beginning. DO NOT ATTEND THIS DECEITFUL SCHOOL.
I enjoyed the University of Phoenix program and am continuing my education to my masters through the University of Phoenix as well because it gives me the opportunity and flexibility to obtain my degree. The programs are based upon what a student needs to know to become successful in the real life setting. I felt supported while attending this school from my enrollment officer to my financial officer. I never felt alone on my journey to obtain my degree.
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.
My advice, READ THE REVIEWS FIRST. I was all set to graduate from UOP in 2011 and completed all required courses. When it was time to file for graduation I was contacted by my adviser and told I needed to retake a course that I transferred from another school (Troy University Montgomery). I fought like hell and the only thing I did not do was get a lawyer because I was afraid UOP would stop me from obtaining my degree. I was not able to complete my MBA program until September 2012. I have spoken with several other students and one who is currently experiencing a similar situation. This school is money hungry and will keep students back to get more money from them. I have never been a part of something so hideous in my life. No one could explain to me why the HR graduate level course was accepted one year before graduation (when I took it in 2010) and when it was time to graduate they decided to remove it from my transcript. I am currently speaking with a lawyer now regarding this incident simply because I did not receive an answer from Phoenix other than "Because we can." The school continues to reach out to me to re-enroll into another degree program but I will not subject myself to any more of UOP low quality and lack of value practices. UPO starts out very supportive and the advisers are all helpful until it is time to exit and you do not owe any more money. The school is horrible in the event of squeezing money out of their students rather than helping and assisting them on their journey from the beginning to the end. Because of this my experience was very poor. UOP is very tacky and the school has done this too many of its students. My advice, READ THE REVIEWS FIRST.
Today is September 1, 2017, the day Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Veterans are supposed to get paid for attending school for the month of August. It's 3:57Pm California Time and still no payment has process for me or any of my military friends that attend University of Phoenix. I called my financial adviser who told me "University of Phoenix doesn't submit attendance until the 3-5 week of class." My 5th week of class will be September 11, 2017... and the VA doesn't pay out until the first which means I wouldn't get any of my August money until October! My bills are due at the beginning of the month when we are supposed to get paid not a month later. After 3 days of late rent my rent goes up 15% from $1,350 to $1,552 while I wait on UoPX to submit attendance somewhere in between the third and fifth week of class. Very UNRELIABLE!!!! Most people will choose this school because it only requires you to go to school 1 day per week but for setbacks you have to go through just because they want to do things on their own time is not worth it. My veteran friends who go to regular schools get paid at the first of the month every month and on time while over at University of Phoenix the Veterans have to wait until they feel like submitting the attendance so that we can get paid... although they get their money up front and don't have to wait.
Well I'm not surprised after finding this website and seeing all the complaints about this school. I have to agree with most people posting on here that The University of Phoenix only cares about how much money they can squeeze out of their students. What happened to me was I started to take a math class that I wasn't to familiar with, so I asked my counselor if I could take the class at the end giving me time to do some workshops building up some skills before taking the class again. I dropped the class in the middle of the first week and was told that it wasn't an issue and no financial impact would occur, well that was a lie! I started to get calls from the school stating I owe them 250 dollars for the first week of the math class since my student loan was returned. After explaining to them what I was told they just blew me off and insisted on paying them the money and that If I didn't they would not be able to enroll me in future classes. Now it has been turned over to a collections agency which harass me everyday!! I will not be returning to this crap school and do not recommend anyone to attend either.
University of Phoenix Online classes are a joke. I graduated with a 3.95 which I was very proud of, but after thing about it, I am not really that proud. The classes were not challenging in any way. All discussions with my classmates were minimal at best. Many people were getting credit for making the most ignorant statements and not giving the rest of us anything to work off of to make our daily comments. I did not learn a thing from any of my classes. With that being said, I am held monthly to extreme loan payments, which started out around $22,000 and have now ballooned up to over $45,000 now even with regular payments. When I signed up for school, I was not helped as I should have been with the process. I went to one of the campuses, set up with an "advisor" who did not ask me much at all...just pushed me to sign the papers for the loans. It is all about the money for them. No best interest of the student at all. The school is not worth anywhere near the original $22,000 I got loans on. When I tell people I got a degree from UoP, they laugh and ask why the heck I went that route. The school advertises their "education" on people who do not have another option...single parents, people who cannot get loans to attend other schools, etc. This is a bad practice and they should be ashamed to call themselves accredited. Taking my money to pay joke "professors" who I found out are just students themselves a lot of times. After I received an associate's degree, I was never even contacted to either move forward with my bachelors, or on how satisfied I was with the classes. I would not have moved ahead with them anyway, but that is what should have happened. I should have had some support. DO NOT ATTEND UoP Online. You will be very disappointed.