University of Phoenix Reviews
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My nearly completed BS in business allowed me to accept a position of much higher pay and responsibility. Earning a degree is a rewarding experience but not the final step in the career development process. The degree does not make the person, but the person makes the degree. Unfortunately, there were individuals who brought the classes down. This isn't a symptom of the university. Those individuals are responsible for his and her actions. My experience was, and still is, a positive experience. I will complete my MBA at University of Phoenix this September. Annoying students still exist, but it is up to me to manage the team and lead those individuals. As a senior software developer for over 20 years, I know that the team component at University of Phoenix prepares individuals to work in teams that mimic real life. Tuition may be higher than other schools but so is the convenience and online experience.
I attended the UOP online from 10/2010 through graduation in 5/2013. I took a couple of breaks over the course of attending the school and earned my BS in Business Management. The curriculum was adequately engaging and informational, although I did not particularly enjoy working with less motivated students, where my grade hinged on successful team participation and timely completion of the required projects. I overcame volunteering as the lead, and ensuring I was the final student to touch and post the assignments. It was more work, but it paid off for the most part. I earned a 3.85 GPA through the Associates coursework, and a 3.83 for the Bachelor's programs. The cost per credit hour was higher than a traditional brick and mortar school, but the flexibility of completing my studies while travelling internationally for my employer was worth the extra cost. I was also able to receive tuition reimbursement up to $5,250.00 annually through my employer when I completed classes with a grade of "C" or higher. After completing my degree I was able to attain a position with a company making $72,000.00 p/year after making $56,000.00. My boss told me I would never have even been considered for the opening if I didn't have a degree. Most recently, I accepted a new offer of $115,000.00 annually as a Call Center Director and will be starting my new position on 2/9/15. Although I completed a battery of required tests for this new role (Wonderlic, Watson Glaser), and ultimately won the position with my experience, background, skills, personality, and charisma, without my degree from UOP, I would never have even made it through the "screening" gate and been given the opportunity to interview. UOP is a fine school for those who are motivated to complete the course of study and apply what is learned to make a difference in their, and the lives of others. Regardless of the school, a degree is only as good as what you do with it!! Your degre
I see all the negative comments about this school, I will say first hand I was skeptical at first but once I started taking classes its not so bad. I will say it does take a lot of discipline to do online classes, and its not as easy as people think it is. Also the main thing you should focus on is accreditation. And truth be told not all your credits will transfer over to other school, because its at the schools discretion. Case and point I got a lady friend of mine who went to a local community college in Kansas but moved to Missouri. Well she tried to transfer her credits over to another community college in Kansas City, and the academic counselor told her that not all her credits would move over based on their schools requirements to obtain an associates degree. So as I said it depends on the school. Also yes its a for profit school, but hell all schools are you can't go for free. But the difference is that schools like duke, or Harvard and ran by the states, UOP is like a business that gives an education and is accredited so your degree is legit. Can you imagine if a school gave out fake degrees ? I am sure UOP would not last long. Its not a diploma mill. School has been around since the late 70's. Also the price aint that bad. Hell an associates degree from devry is about 50k, that's about how much it costs to obtain a bachelors from UOP, YOU DO THE MATH LOL . All I am saying is an education is what you make it. I am glad to be a part of this school and next fall I will be walking across the stage......DRUNK ...WITH MY DEGREE. LOL
This education program is the best bang for your buck, especially if your a vet. The instructors were professional from the fields: LA DA Offices, law enforcement executives, governments GS executives, and the list goes on. The support from the university was on the quality. Anytime I needed assistance, there was a program in place to address the issue. This program worked for me for two reasons: 1) I had the skill and ability to study at my level of degree and I did not feel that someone should give me something because I was a VET. 2) I was willing to put in the research and study time to achieve good grades. I proved my ability to apply concepts and theory learned during my course of study. I was able to secure employment within 90 days base on my ability to sell my education, training, and experience, not because of my degree from the University of Phoenix, but because of my ability to prove myself during the interview process. The degree was just a requirement.
Unbelievable amount of incompetence on the financial side. I truly believe that I am a very understanding guy in many aspects, but the way financial services through treated me and the way they acted is something that I can't believe. I am 5 classes away from getting my degree, but am looking elsewhere to finish up due to the fact i cant bare staying with a University that is so incompetent.
Just a horrible experience all around. I was enrolled for a campus classroom setting & the campus was shut down about a year after classes started for me. They tried to make us go online, but since we'd signed contracts they were unable to force us to do so. We are now taking classes in a hotel & have had classes with no instructor assigned because we are just forgotten about. Overall I feel like my experience here was a joke.
The tuition for UOP is extremely high while the course are poor. The classes are made up of mostly learning teams and some teams have only 2 people in. Your grades are given mostly from the learning teams an not your own personal work. So if your classmates are not doung their portion you get a poor grade. The instructors do not help the students any and sumply send your papers thru an online program (writing center) to grade them. Students have access to this also so all the work you do is a joke an waste of time.
I have wanted to go back to school since I graduated high school (2007). My sister started at University of Phoenix and she encouraged me to continue my education because it was so easy for her. So I finally decided to do it and she was right!!! My adviser was incredible, she helped through every challenge that came our way and was no stress at all. Now I'm starting my first year of college in April 2015 to pursue my associates degree in the medical field so I can help provide for my family and they can have a bright future ahead!
Ok well everyone who continues to say UOP is not an accredited school needs to do research. Secondly I love the school. They are great people and when I had a slip up for about 3 classes they took care of me. No issues . I would recommend this school to anyone . This is college. Not daycare. If you want someone to baby you, then go to a school that will.
Hello, I am a current student at the University of Phoenix. I completely understand how a lot of you are feeling. However, I feel this school is perfect for me. I am in a different situation. My employer pays for my education, and I am studying for a degree that 'supplements' what I already know. I currently work in the business administrative field for an aerospace company. A lot of the classes I have taken are very familiar to me. I just need the piece of paper that says Bachelor in Business Management. If you are someone who is new to college and does not have a lot of work experience in the field you want to study; then this school may not be the right fit. If I were 18 years old, I would go to a traditional college. Someone would benefit more there than at the University of Phoenix. My first two years of college was at a traditional establishment. Then years down the road I decided to go for a bachelors. Also, I wanted to add. I know a handful of executives at my work that were University of Phoenix students. I would not let that discourage you. They make more money than I can dream of.