University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,257)
I love this school, however I'm transferring out due to the bachelors programs not being available in Indiana or Michigan in Psychology. I've decided this because I could do without an associates and move quicker through a bachelors program at a different college. My advisors are wonderful at the moment, though they seem to change with the seasons. Some of them can be quite annoying and don't really know what they're doing- thank GOODNESS they got rid of him. I love the teaching curriculum, it's easy for me to rush through assignments or take some of the ones I"m not fully sure how to do slower. It's 9 week courses, and you're also able to take workshops teaching you how to do math before you actually take a course just so you're more comfortable, these courses are non-credits and they're voluntary. I'm 60% through my degree thus far, but it's time to face facts and pick up and move onto a better opportunity school. I would recommend this school to those that have a better understanding of what you want later on through your schooling. I wasn't so sure- all I knew was that I wanted to go into psychology. This school really made me think in the long run about what I wanted to do. Every college is going to have bachelors, masters, and doctorate level degrees that you want, however think about more on if the school is really reaching your needs. They're a great school in my opinion, I just dove into the first school without really thinking about it. Take your time, figure out if this is the right school for you, and if you don't, and later down the road you're thinking of going into a different direction- it's pretty easy to transfer your credits to a different school. There's no fee, and you can send out up to 12 transcripts to different colleges per year I believe. I didn't have to start all the way over, or retake some classes because they wouldn't transfer. :) I'm transferring my associates into a bachelors program somewhere else and they all transferred, I have 36 completed credits in my associates program and the credits bump up to 45 credits in my bachelors program. I'm currently waiting to hear back from my other school, good luck to all of you! The overall ease use of the website is very easy for my age. I'm 23, and it's very easy to find things, discover other areas, and for all the new people you'll take an orientation to see if you'll succeed in the school. No credits are awarded for this course, it's if I remember right just one week, and if you fail it, you won't be moved into your classes, you're only able to take the orientation course I believe twice until you have to wait a year before attempting to again.
I have been in the UoP online bachelor's program for about 4 months now. I really enjoy it, and I have learned a lot. I have some friends in online school and I have been able to compare some the programs a little. . Some other schools require that you complete a list of assignment by the end of the semester. I know people that are in programs like that with an A in the class, and they tell me that they only log in once or twice a week. The UoP semesters are set up differently. The classes are set up in five one week blocks. (Some classes are more or less than 5 weeks) This works out to about 9 credit hours a semester. Every week a student will have assignments that are due during and at the end of the week. In addition to that a student is required to comment 8 times a week (100 word ish comments). The work is challenging and effective. Every few weeks I am surprised how far I have come. Some of the things I do not like about the UoP is that in the 7 day class cycle. I would really like it to be a little bit longer so I can absorb the material. Contact with teachers can be somewhat of a challenge. If a person needs additional feedback on an assignment, that person will have to wait a day or so for an email back. Response times are fast, but on a 7 day class cycle 1 day is a long time. But those are small things. The UoP is not a diploma mill. The student will work hard and it will be challenging. To address some of the bad reviews, some of these people that have a problem with the university, most likely have a problem with everything. I have seen students get on the class forum and argue with the teacher because the teacher would not extend a timeline. The students would clam family sickness, computer problems and countless other excuses. It was just the typical “I’m not responsible for myself” thinking. I would dismiss any poor reviews out there. The school is not perfect, but the school is very good at the online school experience and I highly recommend the university.
So far I have had a good time while attending this school. The advisors are all nice and if your advisor isnt avaliable they transfer you to the avaliable advisor. The classes have been great although sometimes its hard working in a group when everyone isnt on the same page but overall I have enjoyed my classes..
I would not be in the job I have today without my degree. I am currently in a two year graduate intern program for the Federal government with pay.
Currently I am attending classes at the University of Phoenix online masters of health administration and masters of nursing program. So far I have been really impressed with the online learning environment. The syllabus is set up electronically and dynamically on the website. It is easy for me to realize what work I need to do for the week and what workI have already completed. At any time I can call my financial advisor or academic advisor and somebody answers the phone right away, most of the time it's actually the person that I've assigned to! This has been a world of difference from both of the previous schools that I went to where I had to wait on hold for ridiculous periods of time to get to talk to anyFinancial or academic advisor. I would recommend the University of Phoenix to anybody that is thinking about pursuing a higher education. Also, I love how they have the textbooks in electronic format so that you can read them directly in the browser, or download a PDF document. The only downside is that a large majority of the Learning is conducted through a reading Foreende, so if you're somebody who needs more of a lecture type learning environment the University of Phoenix is probably not for you. At least not their online learning program.
I completed my Bachelor's degree with University of Phoenix. I had been held back from obtaining better jobs due to not having a degree. Once I had my Bachelor's, I was able to move up. I started earning $10K more per year within 6 months, and now 6 years after graduation my income has more than doubled what it was without my degree.
I will say after my Boise State experience the classes are more difficult and the instructors give a rat's a**. They give you every resource to succeed. There is the best resume building tools I have ever used and a lifetime online library. If people are concerned about unemployment afterwards I know MIT grads that are unemployed. I recommend you go in with an intent of being business owner someday.
I graduated from this University in 2011 with a master’s degree in health administration. I decided to continue to pursuit my doctoral degree. I regret that I wasted my time and money enrolled in University of Phoenix. The instructors all have a diverse way of teaching. They do not have a structure for teaching or ethics. They make their own set of rules for each class. This was a confusing experience. The structure of the doctoral program requires you to solicit your own chair and committee member. You can only submit your dissertation work if you are in a current class. You are not allowed to submit if you have taken all of your required course work. Additional classes will be added at additional cost. Once you have secured your chair or committee member they are subject to bail out on you without warning and therefore you are left to do your search all over. They have various rules regarding the APA format and not all of the rules are the same from class to class. This was a very frustrating experience for me and I would not recommend this school to anyone. This is a for-profit organization and they are out for money. Your education and learning does not matter. I was 15 credits away before completing my DHA and I place on a six months hold because of plagiarism. My paper was cited as it should have been as instructed and because the percentage of the turn-it-in report was higher, than 10 percent the instructor cited me for plagiarism. The instructor stated that if I took the plagiarism course that he would give me half points for the paper. I did exactly what he said and because I dropped his class, he turned me in anyway. I was permitted to drop and was given a (W) for withdrawal for the class. However, the class ended about four weeks later and they decided to change my (W) to an (F) and place me on a scholastic suspension for six months. I decided to enroll in another university to complete my degree. The transfer caused me to loose credits as well as lengthen my time in school. I addressed all of my concerns to the Dean as well as the enrollment advisor but nothing happened except I was left with the short end of the stick. Avoid going to this school at all cost.
I attended UOP but did not have to go through any of these issues. I enjoyed being a UOP because it provided me with a very flexible schedule. I received my Master's in Nursing Education and can say that my degree was recognized with a $10,000 increase in salary. Of course I am leaving my old job for this new opportunity. But it was all worth it. I paid my entire school from my pocket. No loans to pay back for that one. I chose not to take any loans and because of my previous undergraduate loans totally over $60,000. I paid as I went along by allowing myself two weeks between each class. This gave me up to eight weeks to pay for the 6 week class. By doing this I was able to graduate without any more debt. I rated Financial aid a 3 because I did not have to deal with them at all.
The work is hard but if you make the effort and maintain a rhythm things will become much easier as you grasp the system used. The student financial services are awful, they ask for the loan for you, yet through the term they ask for more money. In fact, I am currently attending the school for my BA, yet I have been out for a month because the financial administration has me on hold and have been unable to go back, and made me write the same statement over and over. Unfortunately the school focus is money not students advancements.