University of Phoenix Reviews

3.25 out of 5 stars
(1,316 Reviews)
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
62% of 1,316 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 1,316 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.7 out of 5 stars
Aaron - 3/29/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"I received my MBA from University of Phoenix in 2013. That experience was very streamlined and I enjoyed the program. I recently decided that I would go back for my Master of Education this year. I was wrong, this has been the worst decision that I could have ever made. In their effort to become better, actually made it worst. From day one Ive had enrollment reps who were not well versed on the program they represent. Through my own research on google, I completed my enrollment requirements! Navigating through the new site was a nightmare, completing field experience was very difficult and communicating with staff was a test! I finally spoke with an education specialist, that I didnt know I had, that tells me I am to go through a placement dept! WTF when was I supposed to get the memo that a placement dept existed! I am past fed up with this institution! After this class, I am completely done! I will never return!"
3.3 out of 5 stars
Mom and Student - 3/15/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"First, let me preface this review by saying I already hold two degrees, from two different universities. None of those courses were online. However, as I am changing careers and a busy mother of three, I needed a degree program with much more flexibility. A good friend, a published doctor, recommended UoP to me. The online courses at UoP are perfectly designed, catering to all learning types. The majority of the staff are engaging professionals with advanced degrees in the field they are instructing. I am quite surprised more universities are not moving this direction especially when the cost of tuition alone requires most students to hold a full-time job. Two of my favorite courses so far are Anatomy and Physiology I & II. I have taken many biology courses, including advanced level genetics. I can honestly say that despite good grades in all courses, I felt I learned more at UoP than at any other institution. The online labs were more sophisticated and relevant to my intended career path than any lab I've ever taken in person. Using a pipette and hot plate is fun and all but I will never use either one in my career. I will however take and monitor blood pressure, need to understand healthy vs abnormal heart rates, glucose levels, assist patients in understanding the digestive process, etc. The only negatives I've experienced are a few lazy coeds that you have to work with on team papers (lazy coeds exist at every institute) and the finance department. I'd recommend you stay on top of details because they will not. Make sure you know every single cost and pay attention to how much comes back to you, if you are taking out student loans. Hopefully employers are not paying attention to negative reviews. If a student really has a desire to succeed, they will."
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!"
1.6 out of 5 stars
Chad - 3/2/2018
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015
"I believed every lie UoP's marketing department told me, and now I'm saddled with a big bill and no future. No one respects a University of Phoenix degree. Having attended an actual, respected University following my time at UoP I can tell you their courses are overly simplified and not up to any collegiate standards. They're made so you can easily pass them and so that they can take that juicy student loan funding. You want to know what great jobs I've had since graduating Phoenix? Taco Bell. Kroger. A liquor store. That's the kind of future you have if you get a University of Phoenix degree. You're better off having no education at all, they will ruin your life for a nickel."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Alex - 2/27/2018
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2020
"I expected a lot from this program and as far as the actual classes go, I did get a lot out of it. However I attended this school based on the understanding that most of my credits would, however they don't because "we want you to take our classes". I seem to be having to do the job of the staff by going and following up multiple times only to still not have what I needed done done. It's been 4 months and I still don't have financial aid kicked in after I have called multiple times and every person says they put a ticket in. I've requested my transcripts to be evaluated multiple times before they eventually were and I am still having problems with my classes not fitting the requirement for being "too advanced for this field". I had never heard such a thing. Statistics is still a Math class. I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to get it applied. I'm very disappointed in the lack of follow through on the academic advisors as well as the financial services team. But the teachers are good and I am learning a lot."
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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Samuel Mancin - 2/14/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
"Earned/achieved an MBA in finance. My employer, a Fortune 100 company, paid entirely for my degree. In fact, my employer recommended Phoenix. The learning process was rigorous and relevant. All of my faculty held corporate level positions in their companies."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Michael - 2/5/2018
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2008
"I actually started i n 2005 to complete a Bachelors in Management, after being laid off after the company I worked for was bought out. I enrolled and found the online format to be easily navigated and with pre-enrollment from my counselor, was very successful by completing this degree in 2 years. I then began my MBA degree immediately, and worked 7 days per week after coming home after work, and weekends were full with studies and classroom activity. The MBA was finished in 18 months, with no breaks even for holidays. The only problem I had was financial - My financial counselor told me I had to borrow $10,000.00 from my personal bank in order to continue, even though I had been approved for 100% student loan funding! Aside from that little letdown, I forged ahead and graduated in 2008 with a 3.9 GPA! I really enjoyed the school, my classmates, instructors, and the level of education I* received at the age of 63, and have demonstrated my abilities far beyond my peers I have met in the business world. Thank you, University of Phoenix!!!!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
James Bacon - 1/27/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"As a previous graduate of the University of Phoenix's bachelors of science in criminal justice/administration, I can assure everyone interested in attending this university that it is well worth it. Because of the extraordinarily experienced and professional and instructors that they provided, my experience was both personally and professionally rewarding as a Military Police Officer. Lastly, I would like to add that the school has and will always continue to be regionally accredited, as I am now a student at Penn state University; 2 classes from graduating with my masters in public administration. I will always appreciate the standard, quality, and courtesy that the University of Phoenix and its staff has always provided."
4.3 out of 5 stars
H.P. - 1/25/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 1994
"I was already established in my career, with a number of credits from a four year university without a degree, UOP offered classes at the company I was employed with. All the instructors were employed professionals in their field and/ or instructors at a college which gave the students first hand knowledge and experience in their field. All of the students were working adults in different areas of business, from banking, manufacturing, medicine, etc. which allowed each of us to share our experiences and new ideas with one another in real work situations. It was the best education I could hope for. As a result my salary increased upon graduation and constantly increased."

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