University of Phoenix Reviews

3.25 out of 5 stars
(1,315 Reviews)
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
62% of 1,315 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 1,315 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
University of Phoenix is Credible - 4/19/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"Well let's just say I paid for, worked extremely hard, and this school takes no bribes. After what happened with elite schools there's not much to say or make fun of any more..a graduate should be respected and judged on interview, resume, and other character points."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jean Mareko - 3/18/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2004
"This online educational learning program gave me utmost respect to the online learning programs. To elaborate more on this online programs, I reside in American Samoa. This is a country that do not have access to Universities. I received my Masters in the University of Phoenix through their online program. I am thankful for online programs that we have a chance to work at the same time while attending college. And most of all, it gives us in American Samoa a chance not to leave families while at the same time working on our degrees online. The University of Phoenix offered diversity of online learning programs to meet the needs of different students and preferable learning programs. My masters was on educational learning programs. The professors were very professional in making sure that we meet all the requirements for getting a masters in education. The educational programs provided were of great help when I was working in the department of education. It gives me excellent opportunity to improve myself and be able to provide assistance to other colleagues in the schools. After getting my masters, I was able to work at the curriculum office to review standards and learning outcomes for students. I had the opportunity to supervise and trained teachers to apply effective teaching strategies in the classrooms. All in all, it was effective learning experiences from college that had the opportunity to apply in the workplace."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Student - 3/7/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am unsure what rating to give this school. I have just started here and so far it is cool. The thing I have a problem with is the finances. I am a veteran and I am using my education benefits so of course I receive bah but the school only reports a certain amount of days out of the month to the VA even though I full time therefore I do not receive my full bah amount. Typically 6 days are left out. I have researched and other school do not do this. I am unsure why UoP does. Just a heads up to the veteran out there using post 9/11 or Voc Rehab."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Laura - 2/18/2019
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2021
"DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME I am a Vice President at a large health system with over 25 years of experience and elected to begin the doctoral journey. I should have realized there was a problem when acceptance to the school was based on nothing more than an introductory phone call. Initially staff were very attentive. My advisor contacted me frequently for the first 2-3 months. Now I only hear from my advisor (who change frequently) when I lodge complaints. Very inconsistent faculty. Feedback in one class contradicts the next creating havoc for my dissertation. The courses specific to healthcare administration are a bit better than research classes. However, for the most part you will be teaching yourself. I have excellent grades in all classes and truthfully dont know how, especially in statistics. I am sorry to say that the school is one notch above a diploma mill at best. If I werent so far along, I would stop and go elsewhere."
4.1 out of 5 stars
JPB - 2/6/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"University of Phoenix was a great experience for me. I finished with a 3.5 GPA and you absolutely get out what you put in. The problem is a lot of veterans as with most first term and out wanted it to be easy. I never had a problem with my financials always got paid on time. The problem most had is they didn't know how the system worked. Bottom line is, you will study and use the same curriculum as any college out there with the advantage of an extensive library that is and will always be available to you. Do not let the haters deter you from University of Phoenix it is very advantageous for those who are working full time and wanting to further their education. On campus greater than online."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Shirley Mesi - 1/29/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"Honestly I find their online forum to be betrer than most online schools. I llike rhe structure of everything but what is upsetting for me is the financial aspect. More importantly the lack of assistance should things become difficult. I am a full time stufent while workikg full time in an executive management position. So itnis taking me a while to earn my degree while balancing both. Through financial aid they have collected more than $30k for my schooling. I am now down to about 10 courses to finish and earn my bachelors degree in business management, and am to the point where i have to pay some oop for courses as federal aid onmy gives so much. I ended up with a $3k balance which was hard to lay as a single working woman, took me a while but i was able to borrow from family and get it paid. I was out of school for a year, now that it is paid and trying to get back in they are not helpful at all. So basically they collect over $30k on my behalf, i dont have a degree and now they ignore and are not helping or responding so i can get back in class? Just seems like very poor business practices and a lack of care as to the education process. I mean lets be honest over $30k is ridiculous pricing for an online school anyway so to abandon students at the tail end because they took a little time to pay a balance that truthfully i dont even know why i would owe. The federal funding they get should be more than sufficient to pay for the full degree program with nothimg out of pocket. Dissapointed in their business practices. But i have no choice but to beg these people to respond and get me back in class since i and the government has invested way too much at this point. Just beware. If you are looking for a school to attend online i woild not pock UOP you will likely regret it and you may end up laying without ever earning the degree. Check your local colleges for online schooling or other online schools."
5.0 out of 5 stars
STM - 1/29/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"This University is fast-paced, finishing a class every five weeks; it is up to YOU whether or not you earn those three credits after that. How bad do you want it? They have an LOA option that I utilized a couple of times to take care of things and take a 'little break' since the courses are one after the other. I do wish there were more graduating ceremonies in the state of Texas, though. Texas is such a LARGE state, and a lot of Texas students enrolled, having a ceremony every three months would be GREAT!"
4.6 out of 5 stars
Higher Learning - 1/27/2019
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"I have attended University of Phoenix for a number of years. I failed and withdrew classes not because of the school, I had personals reasons like taking care of my terminally ill father. Life happens and you deal with. You can't place blame on a school because you had special circumstances. I had to pay off a balance several times but that was because I withdrew so many times. When life calmed down I reentered and it was a little difficult but I was able to push through and earn my Associates Degree in Health Care Administration. This is a private University so yes it is expensive but they partner with a number of employers and you can have the price per credit reduced. I am now 9 credits away from earning my bachelors then off to my Masters at UOP. I attended on ground and online. Online has it's challenges and you have to be a self learner but I like the Flexibility as I have a full time job and I have a husband and 2 kids."
1.0 out of 5 stars
J - 1/26/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2020
"I took the AA in IT (Networking) program at UoP first. I absolutely had NO complaints about the school back then. I enjoyed the accelerated pace of the classes, found the projects to be very proactive and useful. However, I did notice that students who did not come from a technology background struggled with the program, and most of them dropped out. The degree targeted students who already had the basic computer knowledge needed for A+ certification, but I doubt their advisors told any of them that. When I was getting close to completing my AA was when the problems started. UoP restructured their classes. It forced me to retake several classes that I had already taken before. And then, I realized during that reboot; the textbooks had changed so much that I was having issues understanding the material, having already mostly completed the program based on the old books. I gave up, with only two classes left to go. I returned later for a BS in Communications. Let me say that their Bachelor's programs are horrendous. The pace is so accelerated, and so much material skipped, it's difficult to understand it. The worst part though is that it went so fast I wasn't able to retain ANY of it. The class order was weird, too - with technical classes preceding history classes. The part that ticked me off the most though was the group projects. My classmates were completely incompetent not only with the material we were learning but also with MS PowerPoint AND with working on a team. It hurt MY grade in the process. What has me done with this college though is the fact that I became unable to continue my classes due to a disability-related illness. Most colleges would give me an LOA of some kind. UoP, however, was not accommodating at all. I failed the class. Of course, not one to give up easily, I immediately started asking my advisor how I could get back into school. She ignored me. I asked about making payments. She ignored that, too. To make a long story short, I ended up getting reported to a credit agency, barred from taking any further classes and having my transcripts held hostage. The most messed up part is the credit agency didn't even understand why I was sent to them since I had been making payments on my balance. The school still shows my balance, too, and guess how I make the payments? Through the credit agency? Nope. I am making them through the school's campus website, just like before."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Disgruntled Student - 1/23/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"The online format is not for working individuals. The Blackboard does not work well and the instructors don't know how to use it which leads your assignments to be turned in late because of the wrong date being published on blackboard. Also most of the time you can't view all of the assignments so you get marked a Zero because you could not see it from your end. If you try to view instructor feedback you might not be able to see it. How can you learn in this environment. Learn how to use your resources UPX and teach your instructors. You are robbing people by failing them for not doing work that they can't even see. I'm very disappointed."

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