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

3.8 out of 5 stars
JC - 6/13/2015
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have taken classes at UoP on and off over the years (due to personal circumstances) and at first when I started in the Associates Program they called it Axia College. Apparently that is all apart of University of Phoenix now. I must say there are great improvements over the years at University of Phoenix with regards to the quality of materials provided and so far the quality of instructors (knock on wood). I hear this "for profit school's are bad" garbage all the time. Tell me what school is not for profit? Go to the local community college or state university. Ask for a free college course. Let me know how that works out! Private schools don't get state funding (which helps reduce tuition). Private schools rely on Title IV (federal funding), cash, and tuition reimbursement. Nothing is free folks. And no... I don't work for Apollo Group or University of Phoenix nor do I have any stock invested in Apollo Group or University of Phoenix. No degree, no certification, no brand of school is going to guarantee a job. Each of those items I just listed are tools to better YOU. It's YOU who makes it or breaks it."
2.0 out of 5 stars
not satisfied student - 6/11/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"UOP is basically one of those schools that tell you one thing but you will eventually end up doing another. I am currently earning my degree in psychology (Associates) and I wished I did more research on the school. Their tuition is beyond high and some of the classes are ridiculous because of the teachers hard grading. When it comes to academic and financial advisors, they basically talk you out of more money instead of doing things that fit you and your degree you are trying to earn. Also, you do not get much money from them. If you do not pass a class, you do not receive your pell grant and they keep it. It is honestly a waste of time and most importantly money"
3.1 out of 5 stars
IT grad 2014 - 6/11/2015
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
"The classes and instructors were very similar to the experiences my friends who went to traditional colleges experienced. The majority of instructors were very helpful, but some were only in it for the paycheck. As long as you focus on your assignments the work load is not very difficult, but it is not an automatic degree just for signing up."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Saddled with Debt - 6/10/2015
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2003
"University of Phoenix would rather sign up students for a lifetime of student loan debt than provide a quality education. The method does not counsel the individual, but acts as a mill. The content was survey level at best and did not prepare me for a workplace job in the field."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tom K. - 6/8/2015
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2012
"Three are a few things you need to know before deciding to attend University of Phoenix. 1. I worked my tail off to EARN my education at University of Phoenix, and you will too. There were no freebees from any professor. This is not a school for those who slack, or think it’s an easy “A.” 2. Every class at University of Phoenix has group-oriented projects. 2.1. Groups can be a good experience, or they can be a nightmare. It’s up to you and the other team members to manage your group. If you just sit and complain about your group, you are not doing your job as a teammate. Your responsibility is to do your job, and also ensure your teammates are doing his or her job. Yes, this involves conflict, and resolving conflict diplomatically. I admit, in my early program years I was not always diplomatic. Then again, not every student has my drive to want to learn, to make something of the education I earned. Every now and then you will experience slacker. Trust me, slackers do not last long in the school. They are the ones who complain about the workload, and the university. 2.2. I learned quite a bit about myself during group projects, my organizational, and my leadership ability. Taking a leadership role in a group project is more work, but the learning experience is great. Hence, the purpose of groups is learning about yourself, others, and diplomacy. 3. I had one professor who was a total jack-wagon. In my opinion, I experienced jack-wagon professors at the other universities I attended, so I guess I am par for the course. You are going to have at least one professor that you do not agree with, either it’s a personality conflict, or just a difference in opinion. Your job as a student is to learn. 4. Do not blame your shortcomings on the university. If you are one who does, I deduce you will have the same experience at other universities. 5. Your education is just like anything in life. If you put nothing in, you get nothing out. Last, I was inducted into Delta Mu Delta, International Honor Society in Business for my Bachelor of Science in Management, and Master in Business Administration (MBA). I EARNED both degrees from University of Phoenix."
2.5 out of 5 stars
KJ Bryant - 5/29/2015
Degree: MBA in Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2010
"I received two degrees from UOP. I sorry to say but my life went downhill after I completed my DBA. There are very few organizations that acknowledge the school. My pastor mentioned that the school lost it's accreditation. I'm unemployed at the moment and only mention my BS degree used by Cleveland State University. My many years working at the city of Cleveland didn't pay off because six months after I 'paid' for my DBA I got laid off. Took a position at minimum wage for one year. Seven months later promoted to VIP Host and was very unhappy because management there didn't want to promote me and hired a person that they ended up terminating. They made a bad choice. I've interviewed for a management position at a company that is willing to take my word for it. They are concerned about my DBA and asked if I plan to stay with their organization. Loyalty is what I possess. I plan to retire from the organization if hired."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Andy C - 5/23/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014
"A very solid and good school. I received a degree in Business Management and I was able to be employed within 6 months. The degree really helped push me forward in finding a new career. Many employers recognized my degree. The teachers were very good and I had a quality education. The facilities were new and updated as well. Would recommend to anyone looking for a solid education with good instruction."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tiffany C - 5/20/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012
"This school was very helpful. My instructors were very informative and helpful. I have never had any major problems with UOP. Some people do not want to "put in the work" and do what it takes to graduate. If you are looking for a handout, then Phoenix is not for you. They are very understanding and will bend over backwards to make sure you have what you need. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for!!!"
1.7 out of 5 stars
Ggomez - 5/19/2015
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2006
"Just finished a six week physical education course to get my phys. ed. credential from University of Phoenix. Avoid MTE/551CA with Dr. E. The class costs $1000 for an LAUSD teacher and it is nothing but a bunch of busy work. The only reason I took this class is because they were the only online course I could find. You will not learn any skills to help you prepare for the CSET. Avoid this class like the plague!"
1.5 out of 5 stars
Chris - 5/12/2015
Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2013
"I attended UOP and received my Associates. After finding out that tuition would substantially increase for my Bachelor's Degree I decided to transfer. I found an in-state well established state university. They only accepted 30 of my 60 credits?! By going to UOP I lost time and money. I can not speak for their graduate programs, but I would not recommend their under graduate programs. The classes are very low level and not needed. I go to class online at my current school and the teachers are more interactive. 90% of my teachers do weekly video lectures with PowerPoints that have helped me learn the materials much better. The costs are also much cheaper, even for out-of-state residents. My advice for future students is to stay away from expensive distant learning schools. Major universities have started implementing online school work, with a little research you will save time and money, while getting a good education."

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