University of Phoenix Reviews

  • 1,316 Reviews
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  • 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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  • Reviewed: 11/18/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"My experience was great. I did not have any issues throughout my time at UOP. The team projects were overwhelming at times but I was able to push through. UOP helped me advance in my career and I would definitely recommend it to other hardworking adults."
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"Before enrolling I asked if they were accredited, their answer was yes. And yes they are, but what they fail to tell you is that some of the programs are not accredited. So, after 4 years I have a bachelor degree that is only good for starting a fire or collecting dust. No state, not even Arizona, will license me with my degree because they do not consider the program accredited. Needless to say, my dreams got squashed and don't get me started on debt. Thanks for wasting 4 years of my life and causing emotional distress that I still have trouble coping with."
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"I feel my degree has only helped me be buried in debt. It is estimated that I will paying my school loans for another 23 yrs and my loans will be forgiven, otherwise I would be paying it off at about 85 yrs old! I would recommend for you anyone to go to community college and complete your initial general ed. and move on to a real university to complete your degree!"
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"DO NOT use this school if you are planning to work online. Let me start with the courses and teachers for about the first year were wonderful. They were extremely helpful and seemed to actually care. I'm currently coming up onto my third year at the college and all three years I have had the worst experiences with the financial department. Noone in this department knows anything about what is going on and feeds you with a script. I was told to fill something out on the IRS website and when I asked where do I find that on the site I was told to use the search bar. I did. Couldn't find what they wanted. But let's put that aside and talk about the teachers that I've had over the past two years. Some teachers are wonderful and give you feedback through the week but others wait until the weekend to grade anything leaving you to have to to wait to write anything in the future so you have some wort of feedback. Oh, the best part is when I asked my current teacher for my Corrections class if she could clarify what she was expecting in a paper and she told me to go read my chapters. I did, yet when I ask the teacher for clarification she doesn't even have the time to teach. What the hell am I paying for? Oh, right, the material to teach myself."
Jeff Umberger
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"Let me first state that I am still currently enrolled in UOP online. With that being said, I am disgusted by the way this college runs its financial aid department. This is really the only issue that I have had since I have been enrolled in online courses. I have been going here for 2 years now and have had to take 4 (5 week) LOA's because of the incompetence of the financial aid office. If you would like to receive your financial aid 4 months after you are supposed to and enjoy filling out paperwork that you're not supposed to, then this is the college for you. I spoke with an old teacher that I had in High School that now works in the financial aid department at a college near me, and he stated that the paperwork that I was being forced to fill out was the responsibility of the college and not the student. I would never recommend taking online courses here. It has literally been 6 months since I completed all of the "required" paperwork and I have yet to receive a cent of financial aid for this semester. PURE NONSENSE."
Nancy Lue
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I have attended the University of Phoenix for about three years now, and I am transferring to a different college as soon as I finish the class that I am currently in because I cannot endure the stupidity any longer. The assignment descriptions are too vague and leave out critical information for the assignments. Currently I am in PSY/335 and the team assignment instructed each team member to choose an article and complete the proposal questions, then consolidate each member's contribution and choose a topic for the remaining two questions which will be answered as a team. I completed my portion early in the week and submitted it. The instructor posted in the class discussion, in response to one student's question, on Friday and stated that the team was to choose a topic then each member was to choose their article that related to that topic and complete the proposal. Since the team chose a different topic than what I had used for my assignment contribution I was forced to complete a second assignment. Additionally, I am constantly teamed up with idiots for the team assignment, which impacts my grade based upon their inferior intellect. I am paying to attend this school and my grade should not be impacted by the lack of intelligence of my team members. In my last class I lost points for the formatting of my citations, the citations that were created using the reference and citation generator that is provided in the University of Phoenix' university library. The instructor took points off of my grade for using the generator that the school provided, I still got an A in that class, but I was very upset. They also mismanage the funding from the Pell Grant, I had to call the finance department and ask them why I had not received the funds that I had earned. They eventually released the funds to me, but I do not feel confident in their ability to handle my Pell Grant funds. I cannot wait to transfer out of the University of Phoenix and into a school that has a better quality of instructors, students, and course material."
David Chandler
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"If you need something 100% online and easily accessed this is it. I have a wife and kids and find time to get work done. To be honest, taking one class every 5 weeks is way too slow. Anyone can do it. I found myself doubling up on classes because I wanted to finish sooner. There are minor issues with this online program which is expected. One is the new Blackboard format. It is not efficient and is difficult to navigate compared to the old format of the school. There are different requirements for each class on your participation which gets hard to follow sometimes. The most frustrating part is the group projects. Some people have terrible communication skills and expect you to be online every single day. A cool part is that you can complete all assignments for the entire 5 weeks in the first day if you want. So if you hit the books hard you have 5 weeks of no class work except for discussions. I loved the school so much I am enrolled for the masters program in December."
Emilio De Lisa
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I am rather puzzled by the negative or poor rating by many bloggers about this University. I transferred from another Canadian University to complete my Master's Program and found the coursework, professors and learning to be exceptional. Perhaps the least favourite was the teamwork requirement when other students were not as motivated or interested to put in the effort to get good grades. In hindsight, that experience compelled a higher learning principle which often plays itself out in the work force because people are less inclined to pull their weight. Aside from this, I thoroughly enjoyed this academic experience and the online resources and assistance from advisors were all excellent. I guess it is as good as you make it, in spite of the fact this is a private for-profit institution, with higher tuition than many other colleges or universities, I fail to see how this would make it a this a 'degree mill' or suggest that employers don't recognize this degree. There is nothing further from he truth my opinion and any employer who dismissed or trashed this degree is not an employer I would want to work for because they just demonstrated how narrow-minded and biased they can be and know very little about the quality of education from this university. I worked very hard in this graduate program and it was extremely difficult studying and working too. It helped to advance my career and I am now looking at Universities to enroll in the PsyD program in either Canada or USA given my grade point average. This degree also helped to advance my aspirations for private practice, so I would highly recommend this university to advance both education and career goals. It was a valuable learning experience and I am very proud of the success I achieved. It helped to build confidence in moving forward to the next level of my career with aspirations to enroll in the doctorate program. I am so grateful to be able to do this while working, because I simply could not afford to take the time off my full time job to attend in-person at a local university. I think it is a great alternative for people who are in a similar situation. From my vantage point, it was worth every cent I paid and it was a much better choice than many of the other on-line accredited universities. While a degree is just a piece of paper, this learning experience was the best I've ever had especially when you consider I completed my undergraduate degree at University of Toronto, ranked one of the top universities in the world. In spite of this ranking, I would gladly recommend University of Phoenix as even better as far as my learning experience because it forced me to perform at a much higher academic level. I would have likely returned to UOP if they offered a PsyD program because the professors were all very welcoming, accepting and very helpful with my coursework assignments and papers. They get a 5 star rating for sure. *****"
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Okay, I would like to start by saying when I read some of these reviews it is as if I am reading the sad excuses team members would make to not participate or do the work effectively at school. Like others said, you get what you put into it. I am studying a topic that is interesting to me but also that I have some knowledge on so it has been helpful and insightful. I have had no problems with this school and immediately learned how to work with blackboard. Teachers DO NOT post assignments last minute, they are posted immediately when the class begins so students know what is coming up. Always be aware that people want things to come easy. I have watched several people drop from University of Phoenix purely out of laziness and not wanting to put in the work. Sorry, but again I have seen way to many people at this point complain about papers all because they couldn't understand basic directions or pay attention to the assignment deliverable. This is college, whether it is online or not, you have to read, watch any videos provided, study, contribute, participate and communicate in order to do well. I have had plenty of classes I did not like because of the topic at hand and i have also had professors that were very intense and fickle about how things had to be, but you adapt, you figure it out, because that's what you do in the real world. If you are not willing to put in the work it is not a schools problem, it is absolutely yours. This school challenged me and I am thankful for those tough classes and teachers because I actually learned."
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2019
  • Degree: Environmental Science
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The University of Phoenix is wonderful! Although there are many negative reviews note that this is a for-profit school, so they are not like the average university. Thankfully they have great credit transfer programs so I took most of my general education courses through straighterline,, and Doing this made my program only two and a half years! Highly recommend the school because the classes are great and everyone is very helpful. My academic advisor and financial aid people are very helpful in any questions I have had. I feel that I am getting a great education just like I would at any other university."