University of Phoenix Reviews
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My degree is in Communications with an emphasis in cultural and diversity. My current employer supports me going to school but having applied for 25 jobs there I've been turned down for all of them. Not even getting an interview. It's discouraging having been here 11 years and feeling like I went to school to make a better quality life for myself and two little ones, but I'm in no better position than I was not having my degree. I start my MBA next month and I'm praying something pays off asap. I feel like my degree is great but showing others the value in my degree and me has been tough and disappointing. My school website has employer referrals but those jobs are nothing related to my experience or aw jobs like a copy maker which makes no sense. I strongly believe in myself and know things will change. Waiting on it to happen is stressful when school starts again in the next few weeks for my MBA.
This was my first experience going to college online. In the beginning I felt very overwhelmed with the amount of college work I had to complete. However, once I got going it went smoothly. I was not very impressed with my advisors. They often changed my advisors, and I was never sure who to contact. My final months earning my degree they failed to process my financial aid. This left me with a $3,000 bill. The University realized it was their mistake and cleared my bill. This impressed me the most. I have actually been considering going back to them to take a few additional courses so I can be certified for kindergarten through 12th grade.
I'm currently a student at University of Phoenix. I would not recommend this school to anyone I know, not anymore. The financial advisors are terrible. The instructors were good, and the reason I stay until my currently class. She graded me base on her standard and not Phoenix university's standards. There was no engagement between me and her. According the the academic advisor she doesn't have to answer to anything I post... I don't know why I'm in the class giving her my money. I'm currently a student who is looking for a different college to attend.
University of Phoenix's online degree program allowed me to purse a dream while working full time. The ease of online learning was lots of work but paid off as I achieved an education that has helped me advance in my career. I am now about to purse an education through a graduate program.
This school is great for the working adult who wants to achieve a higher education degree. It is not easy like many others think that have no completed it. It provides a real education with teacher's that work in the field. With that being said the conversations and the real life application is on point.
Don't start asking questions about your loans and grants you will be given different information and then they give you the run around.Terrible experience trying to withdraw now and get back into traditional classes. Classes are high as well as resource fee and all instructors aren't qualified. If there are other options use them this school is terrible
I think University of Phoenix, is perfect for individuals who have a very busy life. Throughout the time that I was in school, I worked a full time job, tried to take care of things at my household, and was also working on becoming healthier. I was able to do all three things with no negative impact on my grades. They would contact me and make sure I was doing everything in my power to be successful throughout the program. I was inducted into an honor society based on my grade point average and my major. That was one of my proudest accomplishments to date. I'm very thankful that I decided to go back to school and pursue my degree through University of Phoenix. It is very true when they say they want to help you succeed and will be there for you every step of the way. That's one of the main reasons behind me choosing them as my Graduate School as well.
I just completed my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, and it was very pleasant - challenging but pleasant. I made many friends during my four years at the University of Phoenix, and I must admit that the advisors and professors were very skilled (most of whom had a CPA or Ph.D. and worked in the field). Overall, I did 40 courses that expanded my knowledge in accounting, finance, economics, and management. However, the time and energy took its toll. In the end, my final GPA was 3.93. My advice to anyone considering this university is to remember that it is a university. Yes, you have the convenience of it being online; however, it requires a lot of discipline, study and research, personal devotion, and money. Ideal for professionals and people with time constrictions.
The online program for me allowed the flexibility that I needed to continue working full time. I learned more than I ever anticipated possible through an online program. The professors were very professional and created an environment that was very conducive to learning. I was returning to school after a break of approximately 16 years. I was very nervous being a non traditional student but I found the advisors and faculty to be very accommodating. I was not in a situation where I could stop work to attend class. I also travel all over the country for my current career and being able to log in and work in the classroom 24/7 allowed me to be successful. I was so proud of my achievement I am now entering the Masters Program at the University of Phoenix. If you are considering an online program and wondering if you can find one that encourages a challenging environment that cultivates growth in many areas, this is your answer.
The education I received at University of Phoenix was great! The professors were highly educated and talented working professionals. I appreciated the design and structure of the courses and wish they were more academically challenging. Overall, a wonderful school to attend.