University of Phoenix Reviews

3.25 out of 5 stars
(1,315 Reviews)
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
62% of 1,315 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 1,315 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.3 out of 5 stars
Former Campus Chair/Professor - 11/9/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011
"2011 is the year I resigned from UOP. In my experience, there were too many factors that led me to the conclusion that students were not receiving the education they paid for. Many times, the focus of leadership was to keep students from complaining and therefore faculty were more often than not to lower the bar on assignments and classroom assessments of learning. Weekly papers are used to determine most of what makes up a grade. Plagiarism is rampant and many faculty members would rather overlook or warn students rather than teach proper approaches to writing. In my personal experience, I would quiz students about their classes and learning, only to have to spend a portion of class to catch students up so we could proceed with the current course. Students are better served going to local colleges and universities as most now offer programs for working adults. Employers tend to disfavor degrees from online and for-profit universities. Your degree work and education will be better received from traditional schools."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Erik Tovar - 11/6/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"Horrible University. The financial aid department is a bunch of scam artists. Specially Theresa Michaels. I've been waiting on a refund of excess funds since June 2017. She never answers her phone/emails. Always out of the office on Wednesdays. Probably on vacation with the money she steals. I filed a credit balance form twice now with her and she has yet to sign the paper and submit it to the department to issue a check. It all started when I changed majors from criminal justice to business. Since then, this lady claims my account is always updating, my financial aid is always being sent back to lenders?? Uhh what? They tried to even say because there was a week off in class for Labor day that my financial aid got returned because they thought I dropped my class. Are you kidding me? I've already filed a fraud complaint with the B.O.E and am waiting to hear back. I suggest everyone who has any issues with this to file. Maybe if they get enough complaints they will take this seriously. Otherwise your best bet is to hire an attorney and file your own lawsuit. I'm pretty sure it's illegal for them to hold on to your refund for more than 14 days. Classroom settings are really stupid as well. You have to work in teams every single class you take. You have to work in a team to write a research paper? What kind of school does that besides something you would do in elementary school. Also, if you take any math classes all you do is write papers. I mean seriously. What kind of joke of a school is this. You barely learn anything from the professors. All of them have other full time jobs. You have to submit assignments the first week before class even begins."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Ebony Ms.Truly Blessed - 10/23/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"The school was a great to me the instructors were well rounded individuals, my academic support was excellent; financial was not so good. the only thing that I didn't like was the first assignment has to be done on the first day of class; I never understood that how can a person complete an assignment if he or she does not under it."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sharon Seiz-Jones - 10/18/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I recently graduated with a bachelors of science in psychology from the University of Phoenix. I feel the professors have prepared me for life as well as continuing my education with a masters degree in psychology. I would recommend this school to anyone who would desire to better their circumstances with a degree."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Melissa Porter - 10/6/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"University of Phoenix is a great school to attend to further your education. All of my teachers were well prepared and obviously worked within the field they taught. It was awesome to have their personal experiences as well as their knowledge combined. It truly prepared me and pushed me to further my education as well as advance in my career. I am currently working in the health care field at the Veterans hospital and the bachelor's I received from University of Phoenix, has allowed me to apply for higher paying positions and actually be considered for them as well. I am thankful for my time at UOP and cannot wait to start their Master's program soon."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Angel S - 10/3/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was happy with UOP the first couple of years, but as I started getting to my upper division courses, the price for those courses literally doubled! As everyone knows by now, UOP already charges about 110% more than a community college, but that is only for the lower division courses...being slapped with another 100% increase was not acceptable. On top of that, I was told my degree plan was being discontinued due to a government study that proved a graduate from this school would not earn enough in the first year of working in the field of study/degree to be able to make the loan payments. The underlying meaning...UOP charges so much for tuition, the government finally stepped in. Now, I'm trying to transfer to another school to finish my degree, but UOP is refusing to release my transcripts because I was left with a balance due for nothing. They used up almost all of my yearly allotted financial aid and now they want more $$ out of my pocket....and I still don't have a degree."
4.3 out of 5 stars
L.A. Student - 10/1/2017
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2019
"I was skeptical about attending the University of Phoenix because I know a lot of employers are biased about online colleges. I'm a new student, and so far my experience has been great. The advisers were helpful from the beginning and still are. I've returned to college after a long break, so I appreciate some of the lower division classes I was required to take to help me adjust to student life. I have found most of the material to be informative. The instructors are supportive for the most part. Since I work full-time and have a family, online college is my only option. I read several reviews before posting. There seems to be a lot of complaints about financial aid. My job is paying for my education 100%, so I don't know if these grievances are valid or not. I read another negative review based on the participation requirements. I'm fine with this requirement. Participating enables me to improve my writing skills. It is true (depending on the course) that some students' comments are inane and poorly written. Here's my view: 1.) Everyone is at different levels of education and 2.) Classmates' participation posts shouldn't have any relevance to other students receiving their education. This is college, not high school! Everyone's primary focus should be on learning and earning a degree. Anything else is a non-factor. As long as you follow directions and do your work, you will succeed at UOP. There are plenty of other institutions of higher learning if this one isn't right for you."
4.7 out of 5 stars
R. Jones - 9/28/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"I have been attending the University of Phoenix for years. I obtained my associates, my Bachelors, and am now working on obtaining my MBA. The University of Phoenix has given me the time ease and convenience of furthering my education doing my spare time. I love being able to access my school work via app or any computer. My instructors always respond in a timely manager whenever I have a question, and always provide a challenging curriculum that lets me know I am indeed receiving a great education. The University of Phoenix has helped me obtained the degrees that I have always dreamed of obtaining, and by doing so I will be able to go far in my career. I think The University of Phoenix for being there and helping me to achieve my dreams."
1.0 out of 5 stars
UOP using WAR VICTIMS & REFUGEES ("ACTORS") = Disgrace - 9/27/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2005
"UOP using WAR VICTIMS & REFUGEES ("ACTORS") = Disgrace What a disgrace! I just saw [another] UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX pathetic TV commercial using war crime victims (actors) and refugees (actors) as to attract/entrap prospective students to enroll in UOP's fraudulent, expensive "education" (really...lack there of) - - AS IF this [CORRUPT] "school" (lack there of) would improve "their" lives and gain them career advancement. PATHETIC! LIARS! CORPORATE GREED! This "school" has been sued successfully bit its [former] students, in addition to UOP loosing over 50% of its students in the past years, AND - - its investors/shareholders having successfully sued this SCAM, CORRUPT SCHOOL (a/k/a for-profit [greedy] CORPORATION)!"
1.1 out of 5 stars
Horrible - 9/26/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"Before I attended UOP I read the reviews but still chose to attend. I wish I didnt. I have had financial aid issue since day one. Please do not attend it's a waist of money and time. Whenever you need to talk to someone they will give you the run around"

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