University of Phoenix Reviews
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I have attended on and off online and in a classroom setting. I have to say all the people that post negative comments about this institution seem to be the ones that do not like to do the work but would rather show up and have the A+ handed to them. I find that the University of Phoenix is very challenging and you get what you put into it. When someone says they are getting there degree from somewhere else and that it will be more respected,Does that mean that they put the same work and the name changed? I am finishing my degree at the end of 2009 and will continue my Masters at Northern Arizona University and when I brought up U of P they said that was great and it was a well respected degree and I would have no problems. Look do the work no matter what school you attend you will be accountable and the same holds true here, it is not a degree mill! U of P holds the same accreditation as all other major institutions.
I am a proud graduate of UoP. For those of you who say that it is a joke, that's just a reflection of your attitude and ignorance. It was challenging, but worth it. Accoplishing online schooling show discipline and many top companies admire this fact. Yes, there are many group projects but in the working world, do you every work alone all the time. The group projects prepares you for the different obstacles and people that you may just have to deal with everyday. The cost is worth it because I know I will benefit from it. your experience is what you make it. And it you feel UoP is a joke, it just shows how simple you are. UoP all the way!
I attended the University Of Phoenix from 2004 until 2008 graduating with a BS in Information Technology. My employer not only valued my degree, they paid for it. The truth is simple, and it is true no matter what school you attend. You will get out of your educational experience what you put into it. Online learning is not for everyone. It takes a determined, focused, organized individual who is willing to sacrifice everything else to attain the goal of completing the requirements of their chosen degree program and graduating. Anything less will not cut it, frankly thats goes for anyschool you attend. I can only speak for myself, but The University of Phoenix provided me with the chance to complete a lifetime goal that i would probably never been a ble to do otherwise and I am a better person for it and extremely proud to be among the distinguished graduates of the class of 2008.
I have been going to the UOP for 2 years now. I am in my last 2 classes. If you are looking for an easy degree, then this is the place for you... I had nothing but trouble with this school when it came to my money.. I got cheated out of 1040 which was the cost of tution till it went up again on July 1.. this was the 3rd rate increase... The teachers do not teach you here.. You do all the teaching and learning at the same time..
Stay away from this school if you can!!! Easy Degree yes.. You really dont have to work for it at all... The first year I worked my butt off and found out that you really dont have to do anything... Well this is true.. i stoped reading my books last year and I still get all A's
I just loved UOP. The coursework was easy but demanding. I found the team projects are great because you will be working in a team. There are the same types of people on your UOP team vs. work (lazy, experts, non-listeners, experts, hard workers, compainers, etc). I found that the team projects are to see if the team can figure out the objective and divide it up well and present an organized project and ontime. Every team project was so complex and I believed it was done purposely. I remember more on how to work in a team on a project that is due than what I learned in Business Law. I remember some excellent info that I have carried on to my job. Project Management shows you that most projects fail and how to realize that and look out for it. I learned how to write better. I found that it is the school to give you the secret of how to get the best out of your time, being a distant team player. I recommended the school to another colleague and she also graduated with her MBA. I got a new job after I graduated because I felt it is time to apply. So I got a job as a supervisor and I hated managing people, but the degree is also for managing technology. I now returned to the company that PAID for the whole degree except for books and am a Vice President. Before I was an officer and then an AVP. Who know if it is the degree or my confidence since the degree. I really learned a lot and became an expect in power point. No one can do a presentation like me in my team. UOP demands powerpoint all the time! Loved it, Michele
I have attended this school for about one year now...and to me its an awesome school..yeah it cost a lot but...think of the benefits..you don't need to struggle and search for a parking spot, or even pay for a parking permit..you don't need to pay for books, or even pay for printing documents in their computer lab...go ahead and print 1000 pages, even if its not related to school...its all included...the school is really flexible and is mostly for adults who cant find the time to go to school while they work...I even have two uncles who got their degree from UOP and they have stable jobs making a little less than 100k....I got about another year to go...
if you want just talk to a representative...they are not sales agents they will push you like any other school, but they will also give you space to make your choice...they want to take you in under there school...a lot of cops even attend UOP to get their masters, to get paid a little better...I know I have had a few cops take classes with me..IF your a business major, then this is the school for you...its a networking HUB...while you get your degree..Because most of your classmates already have a job...
I am a University of Phoenix student. This is my 3rd year with the University. I received my Associate of Arts degree in Psychology last year, and decided to continue on in the Bachelor program. I plan to transfer to another school for grad school next year upon graduation.
I have had a few minor issues with the University. First, if they tell you that your credits from previous colleges are going to transfer, get it in writing before signing the papers, or E-signing them, as the case may be. The people you talk to in the beginning are NOT academic counselors. They are contracted salespeople. On the papers that you sign, it says that only what is in that contract is binding. Their word means nothing.
Second, I have read posts about people not being able to contact their counselors. I have had this issue, but they are usually willing to change your counselor if you cannot contact them. You just have to voice your concerns, instead of sitting back and complaining.
Third, there are many people complaining about getting kicked out for not meeting attendance requirements or failing. Any grade below a C is failing at any university. You know that upon entering. They pound that into your head. They also pound into your head the fact that if you do not MEET ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS, you cannot receive financial aid. This is a regulation set by the federal government. If you do your assignments and post them as you are supposed to, you automatically meet attendance requirements.
Lastly, if you are planning to go into a field of some sort upon graduation, instead of just advancing in your own field, check the accreditation requirements of your state. The UOP program may not meet these requirements, forcing you to enter grad school somewhere else, as I am. And also, if you do plan to go to grad school, make sure that they accept your UOP degree. Chances are that they will not.
I do recommend this school for those who are stay-at-home parents, but it is very time consuming. You only get out what you put into it. I do not recommend this program to those with no interpersonal skills, since you do a large portion of the work in groups consisting of several people who you will want to kill by the end of the course.
Quality of professors: outstanding with the exception of two people.
Quality of instruction/course content: outstanding with current relevancy for business applications
You must be dedicated and self-motivated for this program. It is very demanding with high attrition. The instructors have high expectations when you are at this level, especially with your writing. But in the end, when you get hooded, you realize all the pain was worth it.
After carefully researching a lot online colleges, I chose UoP. My experience is been pretty good with the exception of a facilitator or two that thinks the students are peon's to be stepped on. However, that is the same treatment at any university. The coursework was reading assignments, critical thinking assignments, math (I.E. accounting, statistics, finance) and papers, papers, papers. If we were not asked to talk about what we've learned, what would be the point of being at the university? There has to be some assessment. As for all the people who state that the website is always down. It has been down 2-3 times but that was nothing that the facilitators did not work with. The facilitators always pushed the work back due to circumstances.
The library is really loaded with scholarly sources to read and correlate with any assignments giving. Most of the classmate and professor interactions were of a professional manner. However, like a lot of other opinions, the team work lacks more structure. Of all the classes that I've taking, one professor stated that he believes in teams working together and if he sees that any one person not putting in 100% then he will grade that person accordingly. All professors need to be like that in my opinion, as I've had to pick up a lot of work from lazy team members. Overall, I have 2 more classes to complete my MBA which should have had a concentration in accounting but there was a mix up and now I do not wish to go back and complete a concentration. I will hopefully be starting the doctoral degree with UoP or Capella. I would rather stay with UoP but I do not see any concentrations with the DBA program. Again, good school, it is accredited with the Department of Education which is good enough for me. I would recommend this school.
I am a student at the University of Phoenix and yes I have had my issues, but they were nothing major. I had more problems going to Youngstown State University than here. I will say that I am in the Master's program so everyone that I have worked with have been serious about their education. I have had a couple issues with teams, but that is why they have the team charter and the team evaluation. If a team member doesn't participate or does a lousy job they get lousy reviews from their team members and this affects their grade.
The biggest issue that I have with UOP is that I have had 8 academic counselors in a two year period. Because of this I was missing two classes, but if you are a responsible adult.....you will check out everything that has to do with your class or degree program. I see so many people say it was a bad experience and they had nothing but problems, well anyone with a brain in their head can deal with problems.
I can say this I have learned more in two years at the UOP than I did in 8 at Youngstown State University. If you do not have common sense, a desire to learn, and the drive to take control of your own learning than UOP and on-line learning is not for you. An education is what you make of it, some people can direct thier learning alone and some need a professor holding their hand to learn.
I believe many people who enroll in an on-line environment for learning and then complain about it do not have the drive or know-how to learn without someone holding thier hand. I for one have enjoyed this experience and have met many educators across the country and formed strong relationships with many of them, although we have never met face-to-face. That is the downside of this program, there is no face-to-face contact, but if you are with a good enough group you can make lasting contacts to call on the phone, e-mail, and chat with.
On entering UOP, I was not pressured, I was even told to check out other on-line universities and compare what they had to offer and what the others had to offer, I was not pressured to sign up nor did I recieve multiple calls a day from the college like I did so many others. This was one of the deciding factors that made me choose UOP. The other was that no other online college offered the degree I was looking for that were accredited in that program. So I really had no choice when it came down to it, but to have help a phone call away, the freedom to learn at my own pace and to learn as much as I want makes this experience special to me, especially since I was one of those people that needed someone to hold my hand and push me to learn. Through this program I learned to take control of my own learning and to improve all of my study skills and habits. I have become an expert at research and can now study anything I want with this knowledge.
I would recommend UOP to students who have common sense, a desire to be in control of thier own learning and ones who are proficient in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, because you are going to need that knowledge to have a chance to pass your classes.