University of Phoenix Reviews

  • 1,316 Reviews
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
62% of 1,316 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 1,316 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Fefe
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"BEWARE!!!! I spent over $20,000 for my degree, to find out that it's not worth the paper it was printed on. I graduated with a very high GPA and was suppose to receive a discount on my classes, never happened. When I contacted the school about the discount, "It's being investigated and we'll get back to you on that." I left the school to attended a better school at a much better price. If you want a school that works for you, stay away from Phoenix. This school is only out to get your money, they offer "degrees" that are not accepted throughout the United States. DON'T GO TO THIS SCHOOL..... I was never refunded the discount I worked so hard to receive and saddened by the dishonesty of the Financial Department."
cpoet
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2017
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The university's online program was the best opportunity for me as a working adult. I am thankful for the flexibility that it offers. Although some individuals speak negatively about the university, what you get out of the learning experience will depend on your motivation to learn. I have experienced those who take advantage of the system and I suspect graduate without learning anything. I've been an A student since junior high school and other universities besides the University of Phoenix. I am also retired military and halfway through my second career. No doubt that there are more intense programs at other institutions, but again, its all about your willingness to learn and challenge yourself."
M.S
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I should have heeded the warnings of others who have studied at this "university". Every single step in the process of application, study, and follow up has been a complete and utter nightmare. You will have people calling you daily, and if you even mention that you aren't interested, they will quickly turn on you and be rude and disparaging. It boggles my mind that this "university" is still open. I think the icing on the cake of an absolutely horrific experience was finding out the instructor that taught my class (who constantly denigrated his students) has had his teaching certification PERMANENTLY revoked in the state of Florida for the following: writing checks out to cash for the charter school he started, continuing to employ a felon after he was made aware that the person was a felon...the list goes on. You will not have an easy or enjoyable time "studying" through this fake university. There was a single course I needed for grad school, which I was able to complete in 6 weeks instead of a full semester, but having been through it, this fake university couldn't pay ME to take another course here. Please save yourself the 6 weeks of torture, and go somewhere else."
Brandi
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I was a working single mother when I completed my degree. UoPs online classes made it possible for me to support my family while getting a degree. I know many people give UoP bad reviews but I beg to differ. After completing my BS I earned my CPA. The BS in Accounting gave me the foundation I needed to pass the exam. Before UoP I was making under $40k now I'm making $89.5k."
Anne
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I was told by my financial advisor that my tuition was going to be about 14, 000.00 in total i knew i was going to pay interest. while attending classes I paid a few thousands of dollars. My financial aid paid a couple as well, and at the end i was still slapped with 20,000.00 in student loans. this college is shady, I will make sure everyone that I know knows about it. Many of my friends wanted to take classes there but I will make sure i tell them my experience with them."
Tammie Cobb
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration at the University of Phoenix has been a great opportunity for me. I am a true believer that when you want something bad enough, you can achieve it. When obstacles stand in your way, you can achieve it. I say that to say this..No matter what learning disadvantages you might face, you can achieve it, when you believe in yourself. I am a Phoenix!"
SingleMom
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I earned my bachelors degree in business with a focus on information systems at UoP. the first 3/4 of my classes were on campus, the last courses I took were only available online. Here is a list of Pros/Cons of my experience at UoP. Cons Took 4 years, when the enrollment counselor said it would only take 2 very expensive. Even with grants I still owe 40K I have some good and some bad academic counselors assigned to me, and they seemed to change every few months intensive teamwork needed. Every week 2 papers due, one individual and one team written. Every week. for years.... NO technical training included whatsoever- I didn't learn how to use any technical tools, not even the common business tools like Microsoft office. Everything seemed like was more of an overview/review of business "ideas" - no value to me besides the "piece of paper" degree to further my career Now I am currently trying to leverage my credits/degree from UoP to apply for the PMP certification and UoP counselor refuse to assist me in identifying eligible courses and credits. Pros: lifetime access to their online library (or so I've heard) none of the usual issues at a college campus such as parking, and carrying around heavy books. course material is all electronic fast paced classes, each only lasts a month (could be a pro or a con really) Fit into my schedule as a working single mother (classes were only 1x per week and online)"
COMPLETE AND UTTER SCAM
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"This is a great school if you're not trying to actually learn anything! In the two years I have attended I have not been challenged once! I have never gotten below an A even if I do not complete the work to college standards. They have created their own APA format. They do not enforce citations and plagiarism is everywhere. Their course material is outdated and biased and they never fully teach you the subject. How can you learn an entire subject matter in 5 weeks and be considered anywhere near ready for the workplace? I have never once even taken an exam! This school is a joke, a scam, and for a $60,000 degree I should be learning SOMETHING. Don't waste your money on a bogus education! Go somewhere that is actually worth it!"
Nathanael
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Before UoPx, I attended San Diego City College and San Diego State University. I was amazed by the high-quality, personalized service provided by all of the staff and faculty at UoPx, especially compared to the other two colleges I attended. For me, one of the primary considerations was completing a degree in a timely manner, which is next to impossible at a traditional university since there is no guarantee of access to courses you need, and even in my first semester at SDSU I had to try to crash a couple core classes. With Phoenix, once you pick your course of study, your academic counselor sets up your entire schedule from start to finish. No more crashing classes, no more guessing whether or not the class you chose will apply towards your degree. Your schedule is set from day one. After that, my primary concern was the relevance of the education to my career and life goals. In just about every career, you will at some point need to make a presentation or show someone the plan for a project. In this way, UoPx is so far ahead of other universities. Every class has some sort of group and individual project for you to work on, so while you learn the things you'll need to excel in your job, you're also learning how to work on a team and do quality presentations. I have received three promotions in the two years since graduating with my BS Business degree, and I just started classes at UoPx towards my MBA. I can't recommend this university highly enough!"
Nico
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"!!!!ATTENTION!!!! Do not enroll at University of Phoenix! This school is a scam. The financial dept. Will send you to collection with no reason. The do Not care about students the only thing they care about is money and I speak from experience! I took 1 class and i had to withdrawal from school because it is very poor education. Do not make the same mistake and end up in collections with no reason."