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

1.6 out of 5 stars
Big Mistake - 5/26/2016
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2016
"I enrolled in University of Phoenix to work on a doctorate in management. Entrance into the school was easy, it took me a couple of classes to learn how to complete courses on-line but my GPA is 3.97 out of 4.0 so I did well in all of the courses; most were challenging, required a huge time commitment, but were good courses. The issues were with the dissertation process. Committee selection is critical and I chose a chair who was knowledgeable about my research method and topic, unfortunately, he did not provide a lot of support. There was not a second committee member available for over 9 months because the school did not have enough qualified committee members who knew anything other than education so teachers were fine but I was not. Of course, when I finally found a committee member with very little support from the school that gladly took my money for each class, there were many new requirements that took me an additional six monts to complete. The external reviewer had different opinions about the level of detail, the amount of information, and what should be in the proposal. Again, this is the luck of the draw because other dissertations written with the level of detail I provided are published. There is no consistency in requirements and depending on who you speak with the requirements change. $40,000+ into this expensive program I decided not to quit but try a different reviewer. The new editor wanted yet different information did not understand my topic or research method and appeared to miss information included in my paper. The sad part of this is with the exception on one instructor, they were all outstanding and I enjoyed the classes. It is the support staff that make this school a disaster and a poor choice for education. There are much better programs available based on my comparison of my experiences with those of friends who worked on similar degrees at other institutions. I do not recommend this school as there are many horror stories, the cost of education is very expensive, the university is only interested in profit, and the school is not respected in technology industries."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Leah - 5/25/2016
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2016
"I would not refer this school to anyone! I now owe a balance that I don't have because my advisors could not do their jobs. No one was ever on the same page! I was told countless lies, calls never returned along with not retiring emails. I am very upset because I am 4 classes away from a degree! Which can't be finished until I pay them almost $500! I'm a new mother! I don't have that kind of money. I can't even attend other schools while paying that off."
1.0 out of 5 stars
gooba - 5/25/2016
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016
"As a Ph.D. geologist myself, I made the mistake of thinking that I could learn something by taking an online Environmental Law class at the University of Phoenix. The class was taught by a former high school teacher who literally could not write a coherent sentence.The University of Phoenix is a diploma mill that needs to be shut down in order to protect veterans and low-income students."
1.0 out of 5 stars
John - 5/25/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am a veteran and this is a predatory school. They tell you all kinds of great stories to get you in then once you are in they could care less. I dropped an online class within the first week and because I posted 3 times ,that were marked unsubstantiated by the way, I now owe them over $400.00. They have severely messed up my Post 9/11 GI Bill because they keep sending in amendment after amendment even after I left the school. I may not be able to finish my degree because my benefits might be depleted thanks to their should be illegal acts. I plan to contact the BBB and whatever other institutions that I can to make it known that this "university" is below standard. The learning environment is horrible. The "instructors" are hardly ever reachable and when you do reach them they treat you as if you are sub par and could care less about you. Avoid this very expensive predatory school at all cost."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Tara - 5/20/2016
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"I attended University of Phoenix seeking a degree in the Bachelor program. I read some of the reviews and one individual commented that they have yet to use their degree. No college can guarantee you a job, and it is up to the individual to ensure that they go out and find a job. UOP is not a bad school, their work is challenging and will prepare you for a job in your profession. Although, I have to agree that I do not approve of the learning team because it is a hassle of trying to get everyone on the same page when they live in different time zone. However, being on teams can be beneficial when the paper distributed among several students, but sometimes you end of doing more than expected."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cheryl A - 5/20/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013
"I attend UOPX in 2003 and have since earned three degrees. My degrees have landed me employment with a replicable organization. I have earn more income than ever before and I have great knowledge of the profession. I am please to say I greatly appreciate my education from Phoenix and would be more than ecstatic to refer others to the University. I recommend that individuals seeking a costly (financially and timely) adventure such as college, should do research and follow their hearts. Needless to say, I know individuals who attend brick and mortar colleges are unemployed and have been since graduation. Blessings as you travel on your journey!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Michael - 5/19/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012
"Working with the groups provides a forum that mirrors a work environment. I find it interesting that some reviews comment that some students don't participate and they have to pick up the slack. This should be a learning experience as a leader. It is apparent that these individuals are not leaders and prefer to blame others. I worked very hard and believe the experience has changed my life for the better."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Kathryn - 5/17/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"So I spent six months looking at schools both online and brick and morter. I have three children and I work as a substitute teacher nearly full time. I needed a school that would teach me what I wanted to know, and that would further my career as a teacher, without requiring me to spend all my time on campus. This school is regionally accredited and has contacts in my state to let me do my student teaching. I am about a third of the way done with my program and have had little to no trouble completing my classes. This isn't to say that they are easy. On the contrary, these classes are challenging. However, I wouldn't want it any other way. If I can't get ahold of somebody quickly through email, such as one lady complained about, then I just call. If I don't reach my person, I still can get help immediately. My local district is already talking about where they would like me to work when I finish my degree. I pretty much have a guaranteed job, which is partially because I am a substitute for the district, and partially because they are pleased I am working on completing my degree. I would recommend this school to those who have busy lives and still want to get a degree. You may run into a few students who really don't care early in your program, but a little ways in, these have been weeded out and you only end up working with serious students."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Jennifer - 5/14/2016
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have to start off by saying that any review you read make sure you are reading in detail their problem. Could the problem have been avoided by the student? What could the student/teacher done to correct it? Could the student have done more on their part? These questions need to be answered in order to for the review to be effective when there are negative reviews. I have had a near perfect experience with this university. I have not had any problems with my classes being scheduled or with professors. Some professors were harder than others but that is at any college. I ran into one issue with financial aid after the university scheduled my class to start 2 weeks after my last class ended. Financial aid called me and said my classes would be dropped because I had not been active for 2 weeks. I informed them t was because my classes were scheduled two weeks apart. I was informed in the future to sign a leave of absence for those two weeks so I would not be in fear of having my financial aid dropped. I also think financial aid needs to create a medium between them and academics so students will not get their classes dropped on behalf of the university's doing. Other than that everything has been wonderful. I have honestly learned a lot and have become more focused and disciplined through these rigorous online classes."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sandra - 5/12/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Don't go to the University of Phoenix. If you are a good student you will have to do group assignments with truly mental students. The staff will not care if you are unhappy with a professor or are being bullied by other students. They will care when you need to pay them money. If you are stupid and want to buy a diploma, go to the University of Phoenix. I have quit the University of Phoenix and I am about to start at another university."

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