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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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