University of Phoenix Reviews

3.25 out of 5 stars
(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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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
Rachel Larkins - 2/23/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"I think UOP is okay. I've been a student with them for a long time. As a kid, there were the only adult alternative school I heard of and when I failed to take the SAT, they were the first to accept me. Collegiate programs are already exclusive settings. One really can not acquire too many occasions of "A Life Interrupted" or else...that's the door. I believe most rankings are really based on the initial experience one has with an organization or person(s). I've had counselors I've liked and then severely disliked, as well as professors. Now, I just figure that's life. I finally graduated with a degree after a long hard eight years and now I'm going to pursue a Master's from them. My advice for anyone looking to further their education with special circumstances would be to call around and ask questions from learning institutions you feel will best fit your needs. Be specific in what you are looking for or with what will benefit you the most. Ask specific questions such as, "What would be my overall study time for each week in regards to the program I want to enroll in or is it possible to have two full time jobs and still be successful in the program?" In some cases, the answer may be vague or unsatisfactory, so then I would suggest asking someone different and if still unsatisfied; applying to an institution that you feel meet your personal needs. College is expensive no matter where one applies. All schools hope to enroll students that will grant a favorable reflection, so be focused. Don't be hesitant to ask questions that may affect your ability to remain in good standing with any university and try to plan ahead if at all possible to avoid any additional fees or financial hardship. The programs with UOP normally starts off rather light and then progressively becomes challenging. I hope this helps :)"
1.2 out of 5 stars
Ann - 2/22/2017
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"My instructors did not give me help where I needed it, some even did the work and just had us submit it. They did not teach how to utilize the resources they provided or how to access them. I had a new adviser every couple of months and in my last year the school messed up my Fafsa and put me on an LOA repeatedly, did not tell me they couldn't process my funds while they had me on this LOA and made my last class take me a year to complete."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Maggi Engelbrecht - 2/22/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"University of Phoenix was all online for me. It was a fun degree to pursue, but almost too easy. Now that I am working on my Master's degree, it feels like I missed out on some pertinent information like neuroscience. But for a Bachelor's degree I still think it was a decent school and was very accommodating. It was easy to get to Financial Services or anything else you need; just a simple phone call or email away."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Megan Daws - 2/21/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014
"University of Phoenix was a great online college! I can't say enough good things about the whole experience. My advice is to make sure that any student attending this college is great with time management otherwise you will fail the classes. Schedule your life around the schooling."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Chagoll Brown - 2/20/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"At University of Phoenix, Advanced education has never been more open, and there have never been more choices for each kind of spending plan, learning style, and objective. Having such a variety of choices is great,You need to choose where to seek after your objectives. It's a significant choice, and it can be elusive quality and germane data to help you on your way. Hence, I felt University of Phoenix gives the most momentum research and audits on the best academic choices ."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Raynbeaux Jackson - 2/17/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"University of Phoenix greatly prepared me to enter into the health care field. UOP focused on team work through learning teams. The professors were all active health care professionals and shared their experiences with us. Their emphasis on presenting and group work has prepared me to enter into the health care field."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Tiara Moore - 2/17/2017
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2012
"I thought that this university was not credible and I was scared that a job would not recognize a degree from this institute as good, however I have not had that issue. This school is great for those who like me had a family but also needed to work. Online classes are difficult and it takes a person who is self motivated to complete an online degree."
4.1 out of 5 stars
LB - 2/16/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
"I received a great education and had wonderful teammates while attending. I would recommend UoP to a friend, but one must research first and to know what you would like to do before applying is important. Of course, improvements are necessary in order to compete with other Universities. I graduated in 2012."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Barbara Dorsett - 2/16/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"My overall experience with University of Phoenix was very positive. I didn't always love every instructor, but I felt that I did receive a quality education and gained skills that helped me in my current position as well as my future career. I began my bachelors program with six credits so my previous college experience was limited but I was pleased with the small class sizes and the group of people that matched my current life experience. While the workload of the accelerated classes may not work for everyone I appreciated being able to focus on one class at a time and being able to immediately relate the content to real life situations. I have committed to continuing on with education and have currently enrolled in my MBA program at University of Phoenix and so far my first class has been a really positive experience."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Brian - 2/12/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"My experience with UoP has been fairly good as it fit the need of working parent. My nights and weekends were filled with reading chapters and writing papers each week due to the compressed schedule. By keeping up with the assignments and reading the material, I maintained a 3.69 GPA. All but one credit was taken at an on-campus classroom rather than online. I did not find the online structure to provide what I needed as a student. I like the interaction and feel that part of what is being paid for is the lecture experience... I would NOT pay for this degree if it were entirely online. The classroom experience was a mixed bag but reflected my own personal experience. The students were working adults although I found the diversity a bit lacking. Not cultural or gender diversity but rather that most of my classmates were veterans and it would have been a better experience with groups with a greater variety of backgrounds. My college experience may be unique but I found some level of freedom to focus on the lecture and learning. I did not worry about grades but focused on the content and its application to my profession. I'm currently an IT Manager in a large organization and found that my director's comments suggested growth as a manager which I attribute in part to the UoP management courses and a lot of support from my senior corporate leadership. I would like to have seen a bit more edginess from the instructors."

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