University of Phoenix Reviews
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Have earned my Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and am almost finished with my MBA at the University. Taking online classes is much more challenging than expected. A lot of the complaints you hear are from people who rushed through their loan process trying to rob the government of student loan money by using the University and then getting mad when they have to pay for their own mistakes. The scammer are these sad people. Not UOP or any other university for that matter. The University has a ton more resources compared to a lot of other for profit and nonprofit colleges and universities. Stuff for improving academic skills and preparation for a job. The Instructors I've had have almost always been exceptional with impressive resumes and thorough knowledge of the subject. The counselors are friendly and much more involved than an average school. Yes UOP is expensive but they are more than happy to direct you to alternative credit options such as testing out to help you achieve your goals as quick as possible. Its all about what you as a student are willing to sacrifice. Don't expect them to hand you a degree and dont go in thinking the government will just hand you money. What's most important...is getting a degree to get a better job and I can say that I had a fair amount of interviews and found a job I love. In addition the learning experience at UOP made my transition into the business world easier.
Great school. Teaches current information. Great faculty. Classes are set up for student success. Great advisors support thAt do wonderful job helping students through issues. Topics in class are current and useful. I will be a millionaire in my lifetime from knowledge gained going to such a great school.
I have learned a lot at the University of Phoenix over the last few years. I actually think that I learn better by doing research and presentations because the information stays in my brain better. Every school is going to have some things that you do not agree with or teachers that are not so great but overall I can say that the University of Phoenix provided a great education.
The online program at the University of Phoenix is simple and easy, However, the staff is not easily contacted. The financial advisor I had constantly messed things up and didn't understand anything I was trying to say. I was constantly moved around to different classes because the financial aid could not be figured out. I only went there for a year and my academic advisor and financial advisor switched several times. Towards the end they seemed not to care about me or my education.
This school is terrible. Some of the teachers are really cruel and careless. They do not care about what is going on in your life they only care about their own opinions. I am so glad my degree is over so I do not have to deal with these awful people again. College is supposed to be about learning how to make your own way in life not reciting the opinions that your teacher has for you.
Well first off, as an 30+ year old with no degree but almost 2 years of college, I was really trying to finish up with what I had started. Even with some of the credits being almost 10 years old, they transferred quite a few. So, started off with my 2 year degree and finished it up quickly. Then I went on and got my bachelors in Management, just knocking it out one class at a time. The effort I put into these classes was a lot, especially with holding down a demanding full time job. So let me tell you some of the good parts that you will master above going to the Ol "Brick and Mortar" schools. First, the skills and tools you use in the online program apply over to the business world. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for instance are heavily used in the school. I now use these skills daily at my job for presentations etc. I am far ahead of my peers with being able to provide quality work in a timely fashion. Also, because the classes are accelerated, you are learning how to research and do quality work within a much shorter time frame. This also applies to the business world because you are training yourself to get your work done quickly. I find that I am able to put my own stamp of approval on a project much faster than others because I am used to my work being complete and adequate with less lag time. Lastly, I was told something to the tune of "UofP" isn't accredited and viewed the same as other schools. Well, I am now going to the University of Memphis Fogelman Business school for my MBA. Guess the brick and mortar schools think it is accredited. Mostly, I find that there are "educational snobs" out there that don't like the idea of doing a degree online. By bashing the UofP, they are holding on to there own standards of education. Amazingly, all of these schools now have online programs too. And yes, I'm not impressed with the MBA program since I am not getting any experience other than text book knowledge. I got more at UofP.
The school lacks integrity and the staff is not knowledgeable. They are only regionally accredited and cannot confer doctorate degrees that can be used in any field for specialty. If you get a doctorate degree there it is worthless. You cannot transfer those doctorates to other schools. Most of the staff signing out doctorate degrees are signed by faculty with MBAs. The teachers are hired overseas with transcripts that are not even approved by the US Department of Education.
I have been with UOPX for two years now. I am enrolled on the online campus. However, there are some downs about this college. I struggled at the beginning with a lot of things such as enrollment, loans, and class. They have made some mistakes, after I graduate at the end of this year I will not be back. This college will be better if the cost was not so high. All of my classmates are nice and I have had both nice and not so nice Instructors. I have had an Instructor debate with me because of him grading my paper wrong and not giving me the correct grade because he was too overload with grading.
I attended University of Phoenix after attending a public community college and attending a semester at a state public university. I work as a firefighter so the traditional class schedule for a University was near to impossible for me to complete at a regular structured University because of my rotating and inconsistent work schedule. I started attending UOP in 2010 and I graduated in 2012 with my Bachelor of Science Degree, I found the classes to be average, them seemed to have the same content as my classes at the State University. The education and instruction was average, I felt that the courses were pretty easy and not to challenging to the average college student, the education just took a lot of time. For the money and time I invested at UOP, I felt that I was not treated like a student, I was treated more like a customer buying product from a company. UOP seemed to put more emphasis on the monetary gain for their company verses serving what is in the best interest of the student. The cost started out being 1200 per 3 unit class when I started, and I believe I was paying close to 1800 per 3 units when I graduated, the extra cost of 600 per class, ouch. This caused me to have more student loan debt than I was originally expecting to pay. I also suffered from the stigma of the University of Phoenix name. I was competitively seeking a job in a tough job market back in 2008-2012. I was viewed as just another millennial that had a hooked on phonics degree for a mediocre, Online University. I found that people just viewed me as another number and not a hardworking and education person. I would recommend maybe choosing another option of a online University, there are a lot more Public and Private Colleges that have better degree programs that are more cost friendly and will yield the same gains. I spent well over $26,000 for 63 units of class to earn my bachelor degree
Please read all of the reviews--- I totally agree; going to Phoenix was the biggest mistake I ever made. The enrollment advisors lure you in, and fail to provide pertinent information. If for some reason you need to discontinue your course even within the first week, this joke of a school charges you, without even warning you prior. Utterly amazed at their sheer lack of ethics