University of Phoenix Reviews

  • 1,326 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
63% of 1,326 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 1,326 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 9/21/2016
  • Degree: Business
"University of Phoenix is very pro-Military and do a great job working with our Veterans. The classes are very flexible and great for working parents. The only issue is the cost and some of the study material. UOP is very expensive and some of the material and teaching is not in depth at all."
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I have had a good experience up until now. I decided to leave the school back in May to go to a local community school. I was told I could not leave unless I wanted to pay for my upcoming classes. They take your financial aid and block it off into four classes and you have to take those four or you have to pay if you leave. I took a leave of absence and I am now finishing my last class. I have been told that I have to pay to finish this class because some of my money is gone since I took a leave of absence. I filled my forms out so this would not happen. When I told my financial adviser I needed her supervisor things changed. Some of my money has re-appeared, but I am still having too pay. I want my money back and I do not feel that I should pay for a class I am not taking. I have been emailing my academic advisor and can not get him to respond to me. I keep getting you need to contact this person or this person and those people are ALL out of the office. What good is that. At first I would have recommended this school but now I would not. Save your money and go somewhere else."
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I am only about a year into my program, but I have nothing negative to say about UoP. I have wasted so much time and money going back to school only to drop my classes, usually due to my hectic work schedule. Honestly, if you work hard and utilize all of the resources that UoP provides, there is no way to fail. They provide so much support, while still holding you accountable to do the work. You're not "buying" a degree. My instructors are very attentive and answer all questions thoroughly and politely. My academic advisor checks in with me to make sure I'm still on track, in case I need a break. I'm overall very happy. I have not yet experienced how quickly my degree will get me a job, but so far I think it's worth it."
Made me a Future Leader
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2016
  • Degree: Business
"The most enjoyable thought is knowing that all the hard work done in the school you choose is being used on a daily bases. University of Phoenix had provided me with the most flexible schedule and used a curriculum that guided me at in a positive way in my career. Daily I go in to work knowing and understanding the job that I am presented. I able to take initiative through the knowledge I gained at University of Phoenix. I use my degree daily, which I am proud to say. I am a proud Phoenix and I am happy they were able to provide me the tools to make my career dreams a reality."
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am about to graduate from UOP, and I have nothing but good things to say about my experience. I find it troubling that many reviews state that they did not get any help from their instructors. We have to first understand that the instructors of online classes also have other careers that they have to put their effort into, and they still find the time to help each student when they are needed. As for me every instructor throughout my two years at UOP was great. They replied to any problem that I may have been having, and I even had one call me to tell me how to solve a problem that I was having. The adviser do change, but each one that I had was prompt on keeping in contact with me or sending me emails to ask how I am doing or do I have any questions.If anyone feels as if they did not get the same results I did, the problem may not be the school, it may be you. I would recommend UOP to anyone who wants to further their education, but I must warn you, you must apply yourself to get the results you want, and if you think this is a place to gain a easy degree, WELL UOP IS NOT FOR YOU"
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"I am a business person that came to the conclusion if I want to advance I needed a degree. From the moment I started looking i knew all I could do was online, classroom wasn't in my schedule with family and work. I have had nothing but an excellent experience from the admin to the professor. Ask detailed questions, do the work and you are golden. Its when you expect an A to be handed to you do I see unhappy individuals. Some of these kids and I use the work kids don't realize how much you are actually required to do. Its very similar to the working field you have goals and targets to hit and you need to communicate and actually do your job to get paid. Too many young people don't know what actual work is. Phoenix has been nothing but an excellent experience. Will I like all my Professor may not but does everyone had to like you or you like them in life no. Its call life, and its preparing you for the working environment."
I am a Phoenix
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"University of Phoenix is a great school! I graduated in June of 2016 and let me just start off saying it was one of the proudest moments I have experienced in my life. During my time as a student I had all access to the resource center on campus which was located at a convenient location in downtown Philadelphia where I could come straight from work up until 10 pm on weekdays and evenings on Saturday. My instructors were helpful, personable and understanding at all times. If you are a person who constantly has excuses or doesn't show up for class, of course you will fail. Graduation was beautiful. We graduated at the Liacouras Center with a packed audience of friends, family and faculty as well as a full class of graduates.The speakers who attended were successful CEO's and Doctors who graduated from University of Phoenix. As far as people bashing the school for not receiving disbursements, it was probably for not passing a class and their disbursement covering the balance or not having enough financial aid to cover the total amount of classes. Whatever the case, they will never keep your disbursements if you have met all requirements. University of Phoenix offers a variety of volunteer opportunities while still in school and internships the closer you get to your capstone. Our instructors were current and active police lieutenants, family court judges, parole officers and prosecutors that you could walk into a courtroom and see live and in living color. Since graduating I have been putting my resume out there in my field and offered over 5 positions in the last 3 months. I am currently a supervisor and working in the exact position I dreamed of. I have started a Nonprofit where I have built strong relationships with CEO's and community leaders who offered all kinds of supportive services. Recently I enrolled in the MBA program to strengthen my skills in being a business owner and cut out the middle man. Not only will I be able to sit down at a round table and talk the talk but I can also make money providing services to start-up business owners young and old in a world where entrepreneurs start as young as 12 years old. People should stop focusing on becoming someone else's top employee and strive harder to be CEO's themselves! Either way I haven't come across an employer yet (even in the Criminal Justice field) who has turned down my resume because of UOP. They even come to the campus for job fairs. Don't believe the negativity."
Opal Keen
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"I love going to the University of Phoenix everyone that works their from the instructors to the financial advisors and even the students are very helpful and nice. They help from the time you enroll and check with you monthly to see if you are doing great or have any questions for them and sometimes if you are stumped on your homework if they can they will help you work through it."
Alfonzo Richardson
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2016
  • Degree: Management
"This college experience has been great. I've learned a great deal from my professors and while taken courses online I was able to apply what I learned in real word work environment . Looking forward to winning this scholarship to help with completion of my MBA."
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"My school very great and say this because its like you you in class but really you at home. when working online you have everything there to help you with anything you need help with. The instructor is always there you can call them or message them though class. Being is like being in class but better because you will be in your own comfort zone."
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2016
  • Degree: Education
"The University of Phoenix online was a great school and great program for me. I can't understand why some people here say that the teachers were not helpful. I received both a MA degree and a credential and NEVER had a teacher not do their job. They were extremely attentive, did what they were supposed to do, etc. I did more work for this degree than I did for my Bachelor's degree. The work is REAL and you read a lot and must do a lot of reports, power points, and group work."
Kevin Schell
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Two and a half years ago, I made a decision to return to college. No direction, no path to follow, my history fell on the Emergency Services, Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement. After spending numerous days looking for the right path, I stumbled on the University of Phoenix. I researched and read reviews, but more importantly, I called them. I was enrolled at the same time, had the financial information both Federal and private loan taken care of and started my first class less than a week later. The individual spent a couple hours getting me going and I personally appreciate him for taking that time. That was just the beginning. Each of the classes I have been enrolled in have been challenging and the individuals that are participating as well have been a diverse and creative bunch of people. The individuals that have guided me along the way, financial advisors and academic advisors have also been front and center in my degree. They contact me by phone or email, just to check up on me. The whole process I would recommend to anyone who may be thinking about going to school. If by chance someone is reading this and questioning the University of Phoenix, call them, do not hesitate. I am 42 years old, had been out of school for 20 plus years, I will be graduating with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and a GPA of 3.89. It is not easy and it takes some work, you only get out of it what you put into it."
Andrea Washington
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2016
  • Degree: Business
"I really enjoyed my four year journey with the University of Phoenix as they allowed me to continue my education while maintaining full time employment. The faculty is really amazing and caring when it comes to their students, if I had to do it all over again, University of Phoenix will still be my first choice."
Victoria Cao
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2016
  • Degree: Business
"I attended University of Phoenix after being unsure of what I wanted to do, career wise. When I completed my education, I had hesitation of going back to school to further my career. I was a branch manager by the time I graduated and felt that I had already accomplished a lot with 7 years of work experience. In 2015, I decided that in order to further my career and develop myself, I had to further my education so that I could stand out from other candidates that may be applying for the same position. It gave me an advantage when I started my new journey because I was able to obtain a better position."
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"This school has been great and I've learned a lot. After reading some of these comments I was shocked to see all the negativity. Students/ex students need to take responsibility for their own actions. There is no college that guarantees you a job after you obtain a degree, the leg work is on you. The school has the resources needed for you to become a successful student and job placement services. As a military member juggling a busy schedule and multiple deployments I was able to complete my BA degree. Yes some teachers are picky and hard to work with, this is present at all colleges. Financial Aid department were easy to work with and any funds remaining were always released to my account. All you had to do was, fill out the funds request form and send it back to your finance counselor. The money would come as check or direct deposit to your bank account. Furthermore, all issues I had at the school were my fault and being lazy or waiting until the last minute to do any assignments will reflect upon your grades. People need to take responsibility for their actions and not blame the school because they're not given an "A" for effort."
Robert Williams
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"The university engaged in high pressure tactics to entice me to enroll. Once enrolled they were more concerned with how I would pay and offered loans I did not need. The quality of education was mediocre. I will give them this though, because I obtained a degree, I was able to be promoted in the Army, but it was over-priced and the quality of education was lacking."
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"With the way the world of technology changes everyday the information technology program I am taking at the University of Phoenix will have me in the right place where I want and need to be when I graduate in late 2017. The interaction that I have with my instructors and other students gives me the comfort level that I can do this and that I am ready for the changes in technology that happens everyday."
J. Bovell
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"Attending the University of Phoenix has been one of the best choices I have made. The courses are interesting and very informative. The Healthcare Administration with an emphasis on Management has been very challenging for me. I chose to do the online course because of the flexibility that it busy working parents. I am currently already a healthcare professional, but I wanted a degree that would help me get into management or advance into other careers. The teachers are great and I have been fortunate to get awesome academic counselors. I would recommend this college for the individual who finds it difficult to fit into on campus schedules."
Luz B
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2016
  • Degree: Education
"I couldn't speak higher of this institution. I obtained my degree online and you seriously have to do your share of work when you're online. Classes were fast paced and challenging even for my level of experience. I was able to apply previous college credits from another university and my knowledge in a foreign language to pass a test for credit in language arts. My academic advisers were absolutely fantastic in meeting my personal needs and went beyond my expectations in helping me graduate quickly so I could advance in my career. Never did I feel like a number. The cost was extremely reasonable for the quality of education. I loved everything about my experience at Phoenix and when I'm ready to continue, I'll look nowhere else."
University of Phoenix Alumni
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I received my Bachelor's Degree through the University of Phoenix and it has made a positive impact on my career in the Human Services field. I was hired on at my first internship site and have been advancing in my career since graduation. I would highly recommend University of Phoenix to anyone that is serious about furthering their career."