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University of Phoenix is a pretty decent school. Academically it meets the criteria but financially not so much. The teachers were great! They were helpful throughout every course. I love that they are made available to you mostly 24/7. The financial part of things at UOP was kind of frustrating because when it came down to financial aid there were several problems that delayed my financial aid or required. I was told that an associates degree could get me into the job I wanted which is probation officer but I later found out that a bachelors degree was required for the job. Other than that I enjoyed the University of Phoenix and look forward to starting my bachelors program with the UOP.
I attended the University of Phoenix online for my bachelors of science in nursing (BSN). I was a registered nurse but I wanted to further my career because education is extremely important to me. I had a great experience going to school for my BSN. I feel it truly made me a better writer. I was required to write an essay every single week, and even though I dreaded writing one so often, it benefited me tremendously in the long run. Now I'm going to school for my masters in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and it's making my transition so much easier. I have made straight A's in every single class, including the weighting portion. I feel the University of Phoenix made me a better, more educated nurse!
The University of Phoenix is a great institution for non-traditional students that may have ventured off of the road to higher education and want to get back on it. While I certainly did not take the traditional four year road to get here, my journey as a phoenix is one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Even online, I have made special connections with many of my classmates and we keep in touch outside of the classroom; you don't miss out on being social if you cannot commit to physical classes. Additionally, the university does a great job to prepare students and make sure that they are ready and able to seize opportunities, and ultimately realize their potentials. For me, everything seemed so impossible before this journey, and the University of Phoenix changed that for me... nothing is impossible to me now and all of my hopes and dreams are finally within grasp.
Scam. They enroll you in courses without telling you about it, and then charge you for them (even if you aren't a current student). This "school" cares about one thing only- their bottom line. It's all about the money. The education stinks. The courses are horrible. Save your time and go elsewhere. Ashford University has an online program that is amazing!
This school throws information at you and that is about it. There is no actual teaching done here. So far I have learned nothing to help me in my career and also tuition went up without notice. Stay away. This school is a ripoff and not worth your money.
University of Phoenix has not only made it possible for me to get a college degree while working full time, it has also helped me gain the knowledge and skills that I needed to excel at my job. I earned my bachelors of science in business with a supply chain management certificate. I was so impressed with University of Phoenix education system I immediately enrolled into the MBA program at University of Phoenix. I am proud to say that I recently got promoted to a director position and the executive officers within my company were impressed with the work ethic and knowledge I had in business after completing my degree. I hope to earn my MBA at University of Phoenix to help me reach my goal in becoming a business professional.
UoP was a great experience and allowed me to start a career in IT. I wouldn't recommend this school to everyone nor any school. There is no hand holding, no babying, and no excuses. You are given assignments, due dates, and all the proper material to perform. It is completely up to you whether you succeed or fail. I saw loads of people wash out. So, this is definitely not a pay for your degree, no work institution. The lessons taught have been applicable to my career each day. One of the most valuable lessons is to be self reliant, perform proper research, and then apply critical thinking with all that information in order to solve an issue. I would rate this a great experience, but I would warn anyone not willing to put in the amount of time required and apply themselves properly; then it is a waste of time.
Financial Aid, and Academic Counselors have disappointed me to the max. I am completely in awe on how negligent they are with the students once they are enrolled and receiving their check. It seems as there is a disconnect with management because the way my account was handled was frustrating. I don't trust these people at all and I am glad I am looking into transferring out. If they would have the same work ethic as the enrollment counselors i believe the school will have a better shot at a higher completion rate. Choose somewhere else.
I had earned my Bachelors Degree from a California State University and only took 2 chemistry classes at UoP to supplement my teaching credential. UoP is a joke. The curriculum is nothing compared to a real university. I had such horrible experience. Both of my classes the book was embedded in the course so I had to pay $140 for the book. It turns out the book is from Open Stax a non-profit, so my book was available for free to the public. It felt like they were squeezing every dollar they could out of me with these so called resource fees that everyone is required to pay. It was ridiculous.
I am reading the reviews from several students and I am not surprised because a lot of people who attended the UoP with me would wait until the very last minute to post or do their assignments. If you are a procrastinator, you will fail - no matter what school you attend. You definitely have to put the work in to succeed. My program in Accounting was very challenging but I go through it and graduated in April 2017. I plan to go back for my Bachelor's in July 2017 in Communications. It was a lot of hard work for me and whoever said that going to school online was a piece of cake was not being honest. The UoP classes are definitely challenging and I did in fact learn quite a bit. There is a lot of reading and writing involved but I enjoyed it. The only thing that I would change is that there are NO Group or Team Assignments because almost every time, other students are not as dilligent as you may be and that is very frustrating.
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