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

3.7 out of 5 stars
Nathalie - 8/10/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014
"Going to College changed my life. I was able to get the educate to become successful and succeed my goals in life. I pushed myself to finish to the end. Having this degree has giving me many opportunities."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/10/2015
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"This is not by any means a technical college. Certifications in the IT field will go a long way further in this career field than a Bachelors from here."
5.0 out of 5 stars
David M. - 8/8/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am still actively enrolled in with the University of Phoenix and I have been for a year now. I am an Army Vet and I have to say the VA rep who helped me enroll was great. They took care of all the paperwork for me. All I had to do was print them, sign them, and send them back. They took care of sending the documents to the Dept. of VA and I have never missed a payment. I am currently using my Post 9/11 GI bill and it is working great. I am almost done with school, I should be graduating mid 2016. I have been in school for a year now and till this date I get calls from the school's VA rep and my financial advisor to find out if I need anything and how things are going. Both of them walked me through every class to begin with and made sure I knew how to log on and complete and submit assignments. I highly recommend this university to anyone especially military veterans. Oh yeah, and the school's VA rep's name was Anthony, he did a awesome job. They also offer an advanced prior learning evaluation to waive courses from your program. They used all my military education and my police academy certification to waive several of my classes in my program. It was free for military transcripts and state certified police academy certificates as well."
3.0 out of 5 stars
bbooth7 - 8/4/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2011
"Very convenient for a working adult, but very expensive. Overall, the UoP was a good experience for me and helped advance my career. Besides class specific material, it focuses on working within a team, writing skills, and presentation skills. I took an on-campus program."
3.0 out of 5 stars
bbooth7 - 8/4/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2011
"Very convenient for a working adult, but very expensive. Overall, the UoP was a good experience for me and helped advance my career. Besides class specific material, it focuses on working within a team, writing skills, and presentation skills. I took an on-campus program."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Education Major - 8/4/2015
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"I respect the University of Phoenix as a great institution for higher learning. I will start off by stating that the curriculum is much more rigorous than the curriculum at my previous institution. I have had some professors that I have respected highly and then there was those that I wouldn't give the time of day. With that being said my educational endeavors at UOPX has been up to par with the instructors. The discrepancies for me teeter in with the surplussed academic and financial aid advisers we once had. We have switched advisers at least 8 times, because of the realigning the University is doing for the betterment of students. I really have no idea why they continuously do that because it is really frustrating dealing with new people every two months or so. Everyone sees your account differently; in addition to having a say so. There is just too many people putting ingredients in the pot and in the end it comes out a catastrophic atrocity. The University of Phoenix also do not hold students accountable for not meeting required deadlines and they are allowed to move right along with others have done so. After they've had a blatant disregard for the stipulation that we were given. As I've spoken to many of my classmates; we indeed feel that some of the things that go in the program are highly unfair. For example, we are told that we have to pass a test by a August. If you do not have the test passed by that time. You must be dropped from the program. You must either go online or wait until the program is offered again at your ground campus. In education, our classes are subsequent (so we were told) you are only allowed to take a class after you pass the ones before it (so we were told). So here is where all that information ties together. You didn't pass the required test in August and you're in group A1. Group A1 continued without you and now you lack 3-4 of those classes, but you've finally passed the test. From we were told you either had the option of going online and finishing or waiting months until B2 starts. But you are NOT allowed to go back to A1 because you did satisfy all the requirements of that group by the deadline. They are a school that say one thing but do another. With Financial Aid, I don't think you should play the blame game. Those advisers have over 200 other students. I would behoove you to make sure that they are keeping your account in order. You're old enough to inquire about what is going on with your account. Do NOT wait until something comes to bite you in the stool for you to realize that things are going haywire. They do not catch every detail of every student. They are not the IRS. They don't sit and analyze every detail of your finances. I am just making an observation. Besides that I graduate next year and I am happy. #IAmAPhoenix Dammit!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
annyonmas - 7/28/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE!!! I am a military vet and my classes were not paid. VA did not know I was in school because University of Phoenix FAILED to let them know Ii was enrolled in school. My undergraduate would send my transcripts to the email University of phoenix provided and they said that it never sent. University of phoenix kept encouraging me to continue classes with them but I was not getting paid!! DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL!!!!!"
3.4 out of 5 stars
MrsGreen - 7/26/2015
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2012
"Attending the University of Phoenix was yes, expensive. This is an experience I would not change. Although this experience was yes expensive, it provided a challenge that was educational and disciplined. The papers that were assigned were long, yet they provided ways for education to take format in ones mind. Instructors pushed, although yet were very understanding during grievous times. Although University of Phoenix is a for profit school, it provides a great beginning or rebuild for individuals who are very motivated and determined. Going through the challenging times I'm very thankful that my other half was there to motivate me in completion of my first college degree, and the higher levels of respect that were earned due to completion of an online degree."
4.4 out of 5 stars
UOP Grad - 7/25/2015
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015
"I have been taking classes with UOP for four years now on a part-time basis. I just finished my BIS. I serve active duty in the military and wanted to work at my own pace to earn my degree. UOP is very flexible which is partly the whole reason to take online courses. Most of my instructors were very helpful and graded my assignments in a manner which challenged me to work harder. The truth is, you get out of it what you want. They provide a complete library with 24 Hour access and the books you read are no different than any other colleges. Some of the courses were easier than others; but I believe the same is true for most of your standard colleges. I highly recommend UOP to those individuals who want to increase their academic skills regardless if it is a part-time or full-time commitment."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 7/17/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I attended community college to receive my associates. So I was used to taking 4-5 classes a semester. Unfortunately, I was unable to pass my math courses to complete my 60 units. After a year of not going to school, I found UoP and they were practically the only ones that would accept me and have me take collie algebra at their school. Anyway, the majority of the professors I had did go to prestigious universities, but maybe two of the 20 professors I had were actually challenging. I'm guessing it was because every class has a set curriculum. Every syllabus was the same in that one course at every campus/online. You could even get away with turning in a blank document and get an "A." I would say doing the online classes are a little harder because in order to get participation points, you have to engage in discussion. Financial aid department sucked. I'm between 25-30 thousand dollars in debt for two years at UoP. I'm actually not too dissatisfied with that amount. I plan on going for my Masters. I have no idea where. As for work, I started my job in the social services field a little over a year ago as a child care worker II. This and a few counseling jobs are all I can get with a bachelors, so I'm where I need to be. Therapy/teaching (my goals) require a masters."

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