University of Phoenix Reviews
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I just completed my BA degree from UoP and just got my first student loan payment...How am I suppose to pay $900 every month? $60,000 for a degree! I could have bought a house and not had to work! Now I have to work full time just to pay for my student loan payment. How is that going to help me?
The best thing is that my sister is going to Ashford University (which is an actual campus in Iowa) she is getting the SAME degree but from a better college for only $42,000. She dosent have to do group assignments and people there are really nice to her. I wish I would have know about Ashford. Phoenix sucks
I went to UoP for over a year and hated it. They tell you assignments are due by Sunday by 11:59pm but boy did they lie there was an assignment due every other day but you have to take two classes so thats an assignment every day.
Plus you have to post participation twice a day for 3 days out of the week. Almost every class I took wanted me to have read 3 chapters by Tuesday. Then when I got stuck on an assigment the instructors did not help. I told them I was stuck and didn't understand the materials and all they said was "just read the required materials and you'll get it" but I was confused and needed help but they are not there to teach only grade your work.
It's extremely expensive and you can only read your book online. I don't have time to sit at the computer and read for 4 hours. Also they kept changing my advisors so I had no idea who to call and talk to about problems I was having. I even went from a B to a D- becuase my final project was 2 minutes late and it was late because they were doing maintenance on the website so I couldn't get on untill 11pm that night and by the time the website loaded it was 12:02am so the instructor didn't count the assignment. But my husband's was 22 minutes late and the instructor accepted it and graded it. So the instructors are lazy and just don't want to do the work.
Anyways, this school is really expensive, they do not teach you anything, you have to read and learn it all on your own, they make you pay for classes on how to use their website, they tell you it takes less time to get a degree but it actually takes more time. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL, I switched to Kaplan College Online and it is so great, on Wednesday they have an instructor that teaches and you only have 1 assignment due a week per class! Go to Kaplan instead of UoP!!
UOP's MSN/MHA program is right on target with the needs of adult learners!I have just graduated wiht my MSN/MHA. As a nurse educator for a large academic medical center - this program gave me what my own organization (with free tuition benefit) could not - a great education that was efficient and designed for working adults. Highly reccomend this program to anyone who is self motivated and able to handle technology.
I am very amused by some of the reviews I have read here. The University of Phoenix is a nationally accredited institution with transferable credits to most United States colleges. It seems to me that majority of the individuals who have posted negative comments in attempt to degrade The University of Phoenix have done so based on the fact that they may be unable to comprehend complex college material not suitable for the undermined individual. I personally have never had an issue what a teacher, financial assistant, student counselor or academic adviser. If college isn't for you then not only will The University of Phoenix not be of assistance to you, but neither will posting an irrational thought on the blog just to manipulate other out of receiving a rewarding education. I've just recreantly obtained my associates through UOP and have been rewarded with several job offers that beat flipping patties in your local Burger King. For all those out there please don't let the non sense written in this blog interfere with your dreams. Employers do not down grade degrees earned through online academic institutions.
I find that online is hard to get too especially when you get to the higher classes, and you have a lot of work. But online it's worse. You have online posts practically everyday (mini papers if you will) and 4 large papers individually, and 2 or 3 large LT papers. Too much work for the working adult, especially if you have a family. I would suggest going to a regular college if you want this much work. Or, just plan on not seeing your family for 2-4yrs, depending on where you already are in your college career when you sign up.
I am about 5 classes away from my Bachelor's in Business Administration from UOP. I feel as if the facilitators are paid to push students through, and I do not feel like I'm learning enough. I feel it's a big ripoff. I don't have a problem with taking the initiative and learning in this manner, but the classes are so short, the material is just crammed most of the time, sometimes the assignments do not relate to the reading assignments or they are a week behind or ahead. I learn well alone, but I do not think that cramming material is learning. I really do regret having chosen this school. Moreover, do employers think an online degree is credible? I'm very frustrated. In the last week of ACCT II., and by the time I start to understand the material and how to apply it, the week changes or the whole course is DONE.
I graduated in September 2008 with my Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix's Junior College called Axia. I am now beginning my fourth or senior year of my Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. First, my Associates Degree says University of Phoenix on it and so do all my offical transcripts. This is a great thing because most people don't know of their Axia School.
After a 20 year career in the Army and seven attempts at different ground campus colleges to complete my Associates from 1989 up to 2008, Phoenix was the only one to deliver. They accepted almost every college credit I earned at all of my other community colleges, a total of 36 sem. credits and also gave me credit for some military training as well. They filled out all of my financial aid paper work for me and helped me with everything else as well.
Your first two years or during your associates program you will have two nine week courses back to back until you graduate. This was one of the most challenging schools I have ever attended. I taught the military police school for 16 years in the Army, I know what good instructor are. Every instructor has been very qaulified and all have Master Degrees, most from traditional colleges. All of my Criminal Justice Instructors work in Law Enforcement as Police Chiefs, SWAT team commanders, detectives, District Attorneys, Lawyers and many other directly degree related fields. Out of eight colleges I have attended, the University of Phoenix by far has exceeded my expectations and educational needs.
Their courses are packed full with all of the lastest career field material and professional instruction, the text books online and hard copy are brand new, high quality and awesome. When you graduate you have a chance to go to graduation at one of many ground campuses. I had mine at the Memphis Convention Center in Memphis, Tn. Cap and Gown, walk across the stage, Alumni Speakers etc. This was great, a dream come true. Like I said I am now in my Bachelors program. Now I just have one class every five weeks with a learning team of 4-6 other students. It has been awesome. You tackle team problems and assignments and net-work with other professionals in the same career field. A great place to net work with people that are doing what you want to do. You can even use them as working references after the first few classes! You can't do this at a ground campus school elsewhere.
Oh, this is the first time I qualified for full finacial aid! I have not paid a dime out of pocket over the last three years. I have read so many terrible ratings about this school and I read them in shock...its almost like they went to another school. I have not had any problems with my professors, financial aid, acedemic counselors not calling back or anything. I liked this school so much that after I graduated I went on to interview for an enrollment counselor job. I din't get it, but it was a great interview and I now know that they care about their students. Their not just account numbers! There are so many other benefits, to many to list.
Thanks for listening. Please don't let this college pass you by. You won't be disaapointed. It is and has been the greatest college experience for me and my wife, a fellow student.
UOP is a wonderful school. I am very disturbed by some of the comments that I have read, as they are very untrue. I have to wonder if the individuals writing these reviews work for some of the competition. In my experience, UOP has been a life saver. They gave me the opprotunity to return to school. I currently have an ADN in Nursing and wanted to change my profession to psychology. Being the mother of four small children, this would have been impossible if it were'nt for UOP. The price is a little high, but you get what you pay for.
Ole Miss and MSU are just as pricy and do not afford me the luxary of studying at home anytime of the day or night.Online Universities are the future. With the pressures of career and family pending in many people's lives, no one really has the time to sit in a classroom for eight hours a day anymore. I have certainly did my time in the classroom. My recommendation is for UOP. I would tell anyone that they are the way to go.
The name of the school does not matter. The students willingness to learn is what really counts. I did not attend the on-line sessions, I attended the Dallas, Texas campus. I found the course work at the University of Phoenix to be challenging and comprehensive. The thing about UoP is that it is intentionally designed for the working adult. There is an expectation that the student apply him or herself. There is no spoon feeding at the UoP. You receive your assignment and course material and make it happen.
One could easily put forth minimal effort and like at any other university if he or she is of average intelligence receive a passing grade. Some choose to get everything possible from the experience. I have enjoyed my time at UoP, learned more than I thought I would and made friends among the students and faculty as well.
Bottom line, if you donâ€™t like UoP, go somewhere else. If you choose to go give it your allâ€¦ Amazing but true, an education is the one thing many are willing to pay for and not receive.
I am currently an online UOP student, this school is the worse school ever; you will not learn ANYTHING with this school. You are given text books and that is it, the rest lies upon you. The instructors do not know anything, the other academic counselors are of no help - they don't even know who the president of the school is. So take it from someone that has witnessed it first hand; do some research on some good schools out there, but stay as far away from this one as you can. You've been warned!