University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,248)
The school is terrible, academically. Even if it is a math class, you can expect to have a written essay of 1400+ words each week. I attended the school online and if I asked my instructor about why I received the grade that I received, I was almost always directed to go to my academic advisory rather than asking these questions of my instructor (the individual who grades my papers!). Some instructors are so lenient that they will throw A+'s at me without even providing a grade and others are knocking off THIRTY PERCENT of my grade because I wrote half the paper in 1st person. It is not fair and the lectures/instruction is not equivalent to that of a reputable college.
As I read other student's negative reviews, I am absolutely appalled. University of Phoenix changed my life for the good. I appreciate school and online learning more and I am truly grateful for this school. My advisor was more than everything I could ask for. If you do not use the sources they provide as far as; tutoring, paper checker, and so forth. Your loss. They have anything and everything you could think of to help you become a better student. Get your things in on time, actually try, and be an adult and take care of your education responsibly THEN maybe you will not have anything negative to say. If you need help, call your advisor. That is what they are there for. For anyone prospecting this school and still unsure, I am assuring you to take the plunge.
The bad reviews from some people here are very funny. People do whatever they can to diminish the prestige of one institution. University of phoenix is a good university. They do not accept any transcripts as someone has said it. Only from academic institutions that have been well reviewed and have been accredited by the different regional academic foundations. University of Phoenix is a real university and it helps students to succeed on any field.
Despite the comments of certain students, University of Phoenix does and only except official transcripts from other highly accredited colleges and universities, such as the the University I came from, which is Saint Joseph's University. Every writing assignment that is done must follow the APA. Guidelines set by University of Phoenix, and majority of universities and colleges in the United States. University of phoenix has strict rules on plagiarism just like all the other colleges and universities in the United States. University of Phoenix is also highly accredited university. I was accepted to five major law schools in the Philadelphia area, due my transcripts from University of Phoenix and Saint joseph's University. Now I will say this to other students, just because you may had a miserable time at University of Phoenix don't push your experience on someone else . Because most likely you would've had the same miserable time at Harvard, university Pennsylvania, Penn State, Saint Joseph's University, temple university, Drexel University. Don't blame the school because you are a bad learner.
I attended class for a week and have to withdraw because of my mom health and they charged me 1385.00 What a rip off they are rude and they don't even let you explain no class.rude, or acting outside the boundaries of the lowest socially acceptable behavior
While the program was interesting, it's a complete waste of time and money. NOBODY cares or hires a MAOM (masters of arts in organizational management). I had a 3.8 gpa and it's a wasted degree. I'm angry at the cost and realization of the sham and lies that are UoP.
University of Phoenix allowed me to still be a mother. The classes fit my schedule and didn't take away from the time I needed to still live a everyday life. I am now working in the Department of Veterans Affairs and still pushing harder towards my Masters Degree.
The classes are tough but if you schedule time to do them, and put aside distractions to keep focus on your specific school time everything will be just fine. I know for me in the beginning, and end things were tough, but with much persistence and help from the staff at the school I made it through with flying colors.
This degree has been a challenge, but a good challenge! You have to be disciplined and work hard. It is fully accredited and they did require previous transcripts in order to go from an undergraduate to a graduate degree! I feel I was challenged and have earned my degree just as much as going to a brick and mortar school. Please don't let the naysayers persuade you otherwise. I had some tough instructors and worked very hard for my GPA of 3.95! My intern experience has been positive and very helpful as well!
DO NOT GO HERE! Your first red flag should be that the university doesn't require former transcripts - meaning they in no way make sure enrolling students are up to the required work (thus, why so many drop out due to struggling with material or fail out and wind up in massive debt). Beyond this, the school's aid department is a joke. Not only do they rarely, if ever, have accurate information on aid amounts, disbursement dates, and so forth, but MANY students have had money go missing. Further, class material is basic at best - it's more like middle school material than college material, short of its APA writing standards. This is why the department of education recently deemed the program not up to par - classes DO NOT properly teach or train students for their respective careers. Luckily, I didn't wind up too bad but only because 1) I was educated enough to begin with to keep up with material easily, and, 2) I keep track of my own aid and fight for it - three different times now federal aid funds of mine have gone 'missing', only to inexplicably return after I spend a month or more harassing the school to give me answers, though an explenation as to what happened with the money and how it finally got put back was never given. Even so, this degree will be virtually useless. Seriously - spare yourself.