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

5.0 out of 5 stars
Tamila - 8/23/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"This isn't a bad college, and it seems like most of the complaining is coming from people complaining about financial aid. Is that all people sign up for? You have to put maximum efforts into your schooling, it tells you that in the handbook. They tell you how much the classes are before you sign up, so it's no surprise how much the classes are. The instructor post videos to help you further your knowledge, but you also have the center for math that offers tutoring, so those of you who are complaining, stop writing bad reviews because you couldn't handle it. College isn't high school, more is expected of you, and no one is going to hold your hand for life!"
4.6 out of 5 stars
Satisfied - 8/11/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"UofP is a great University. It caters to adult learners - So grow up! You reap what you sow. If you have had a bad experience, it is probably because you did not put your all into it. If a school is that bad, there is a such thing called...... "enrolling in another school." Or are you too smart to realize that......"
1.5 out of 5 stars
sunshine13 - 8/11/2017
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017
"I took one math class online to meet the requirements of a program. I have taken other online classes at other schools, and the University of Phoenix website is the worst to navigate. Do not take any MATH class online at the University of Phoenix The professor's just post youtube videos, some with poor sound, and Khan university videos then instruct you to take weekly exams, that they do not even create, its an outside module. What is on the exam, and the information covered in the random youtube videos they post as instruction often don't even cover the same material. Also you are asked to participate in discussions 8x a week. How can you participate effectively if the Math Professor post a question and someone solves it first. Everyone just does the same robotic "I agree" afterwards to earn their participation grade. Its stupid. The website is so confusing. Everything is hidden in separate folders. I hate the layout. I would never waste my money on any other courses from the University of Phoenix, and I am not lazy, I have two master's degrees from actual universities, and thought getting 3 math credit to meet my degree requirement online over the summer would be convenient but it was a headache. I would've been better off taking the course at a local community college. The professor was lazy and often responded to questions days later. The grading system is unclear. The website is confusing(its not blackboard) and all they do is post youtube videos and give you a weekly test. Stay far away."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Lynne Hough - 8/10/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I don't even know where to begin. Signing up for school was easy. But the financial aid procedure was a joke. They allow you to attend classes before the aid comes through. It is part of their process. So I took the first class, a critical thinking class, required, and now I owe the school over $1000. Their computer system returned my pell grant money to the government and knew it was happening and could not stop it. My financial aid, on my end, was completed and done properly. They blamed computer system on errors that would not allow me to accept my funds. They kept telling me to watch the computer and that the pages I was receiving with errors would change and I would be able to accept my student loans and my grants. I saw these errors and made them aware but they told me they couldn't fix anything until I posted twice in my first class because that commits you as a student. I did what so was supposed to do and participated in the class with vigor. Regardless, their system returned my grant money without applying it to the class. They told me if I took a second class, they could reapply for the funds and pay for both classes. I refused to become further indebted to the University of Phoenix. Now I am getting collection letters for the critical thinking class that they required which is all about attending school: what to expect and what they expect of you. It is not an educational class and it does not apply to your credit hours. I took screenshots of all the pages with all the conflicting information. On one page it would say I have no financial aid available then at the same time on the next page it would tell me how to accept my financial aid and then when I tried, it would not respond. This went on for weeks. I considered suing them over the frustration and wasted effort and loss of enthusiasm their disorganization and incompetence caused me. I kept every letter they wrote me through email, every financial aid page and all of its contradicting information. I'm disabled so attending college in a classroom setting is impossible for me. I am 56 years old, well experienced in my field and have three children with more formal education than me. I really want to experience college and add the education to my skills. I am raising children and I desperately needed a good online college experience. I've been so discouraged, This attempt at school was more than a year ago and I have not signed up for classes anywhere else. This outcome with University of Pjienix was just too disappointing. I will say that the people I spoke with in financially and student services were very nice. They were frustrated as well and went out of their way after they listen to me and begin to realize that what I was telling them was true. But I lost complete faith in the process with the University Phoenix. I do not recommend the school to anyone."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jona987 - 8/9/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"This place s**** they lie and then take your money without a possibility of getting your degree cause of how much it cost, they tell you one thing and then change the classes available half way through. Save your money and time and go to a different school, the financial advisors are dumb and don't know how to calculate how much you really need to graduate. I was left in debt with no degree"
3.5 out of 5 stars
Tiffany Greathouse - 8/8/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2010
"I earned a Masters of Art degree in Education with a concentration in Adult Education and Training. I was afforded the opportunity to study with a diverse group of students. My instructors were very knowledgeable in their areas of study and I have been very fortunate to have my degree as it as allowed me the ability to compete and apply for many positions in my field."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Linda M Parker - 8/7/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"The Bachelors Degfree in Nursing was most informative & enllighting: Equipped with supportive & great instructors , excellent tech support 24/7 and a wealth of resources at a student's fingertips. This Degree program of study was very both challenging and rewarding. I encourage every student enrolling at UOP to place emphasis on time mamagement, place prioritties, set goals , Press forward with determination , and be assured , your goals will be the driver of your success! Good Luck"
5.0 out of 5 stars
LaKeitha R. Billups - 8/3/2017
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2008
"My experience attending University of Phoenix was exceptional. The Professors were accessible, knowledgeable, and reasonable in the work that they assigned to the students. The classroom setting was also very user-friendly. At the time I was in school, I was also pregnant with my last child. I had some complications during the pregnancy and had to be placed on bed rest. My Professors were very understanding of my situation and offered me extra time to complete my assignments. They were eager to offer their assistance and even made sure they checked on my health as well as my unborn child. I would recommend taking online classes here over any other University I have attended. The entire process, from start to finish, was phenomenal."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Izacc Hippensteel - 8/3/2017
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2021
"Far too much BS, i am two classes in and both have been about ``university success``. I am trying to FURTHER my education, not regurgitate basic facts and learn about how others feel about the subject. As of now between the class i have finished and the class i currently take i have learned nothing new except how homosexuals and immigrants are different but equal, the current class broadening those groups to include everyone. I understand online college is understandably new and a work in progress but at 1200 dollars per class i expected a university education from the word go, not rapid debt gain without benefit. To summarize it, i have spent 2400 dollars on 10 weeks of Social Tolerance classes."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Jen G - 7/27/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Non veteran friendly, when I was short notice deployed I was unable to drop class and was fined 750$. I moved up through the financial bs'ers and wrote the president personally he guarantees me a refund and shoots his financial guy an attachment to refund me of which I never got. I have a single class to obtain my associates that I already got a letter saying the degree is obsolete... 3 years and thousands of dollars wasted a bunch of Fake money hungry fools. Further teachers were consistently unavailable and seldom gave real lecture or insight... my education truly came from their online library and texts provided..... save your money guys, just go to the public library..."

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