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

5.0 out of 5 stars
WB - 9/26/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"I finished my BSBM and MBA with UoP. Not at any time did I have any administrative difficulties. I did have a couple of run-ins with dead beat team members. My only complaint is that when I identified these nae-do-wells the instructors were not as helpful as they could have been. In the BSBM program I was in the "ground school" so dead beats were not that much of a problem. I read comments from those who are complaining and I find most just a bunch of cream puffs that complain about everything. UoP is a regionally accredited school and meet the same requirements of other big name schools. My advice, stop complaining."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Andre Fennell - 9/26/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"One of the major benefits of a business degree is its resourcefulness and application to the real world. A business degree can help to launching a career in several different industries. The University of Phoenix has given me the tools and opportunities in obtaining my goals. The school structure and pace was what I was looking for and needed, because I had a full-time job and was a parent. Time managing is the key to your success and the University of Phoenix flexible classes fitted within my everyday schedule."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Chantel - 9/25/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"This program at University of Phoenix has so far been an amazing experience. I love how the classes are so easy to follow. The teachers and staff are friendly and very helpful. There is not a lot of negatives I can say about this school. I am so glad that I decided to go there."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Activ4Christ - 9/21/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
1.8 out of 5 stars
jtath - 9/20/2016
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Rachel - 9/19/2016
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Made me a Future Leader - 9/18/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tommy - 9/18/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"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"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dawn - 9/18/2016
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
I am a Phoenix - 9/17/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."

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