University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,248)
I have been attending the University of Phoenix for years. I obtained my associates, my Bachelors, and am now working on obtaining my MBA. The University of Phoenix has given me the time ease and convenience of furthering my education doing my spare time. I love being able to access my school work via app or any computer. My instructors always respond in a timely manager whenever I have a question, and always provide a challenging curriculum that lets me know I am indeed receiving a great education. The University of Phoenix has helped me obtained the degrees that I have always dreamed of obtaining, and by doing so I will be able to go far in my career. I think The University of Phoenix for being there and helping me to achieve my dreams.
UOP using WAR VICTIMS & REFUGEES ("ACTORS") = Disgrace What a disgrace! I just saw [another] UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX pathetic TV commercial using war crime victims (actors) and refugees (actors) as to attract/entrap prospective students to enroll in UOP's fraudulent, expensive "education" (really...lack there of) - - AS IF this [CORRUPT] "school" (lack there of) would improve "their" lives and gain them career advancement. PATHETIC! LIARS! CORPORATE GREED! This "school" has been sued successfully bit its [former] students, in addition to UOP loosing over 50% of its students in the past years, AND - - its investors/shareholders having successfully sued this SCAM, CORRUPT SCHOOL (a/k/a for-profit [greedy] CORPORATION)!
Before I attended UOP I read the reviews but still chose to attend. I wish I didnt. I have had financial aid issue since day one. Please do not attend it's a waist of money and time. Whenever you need to talk to someone they will give you the run around
Where do I begin? I can't say enough Great things about University of Phoenix. I am an older learner who was skeptical about online learning. I soon fell in love with it. I graduated in July with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and decided to venture to another school for graduate work. I soon found out there is no place like home and am enrolling back at University of Phoenix in the MAEd program. I was able to use my U of P degree and get a better job with more money.
Okay so I did not graduate due to the cost of the school, which they don't tell you how much it will end up costing. I didn't even barely finish a year without it costing me $20,000! That is not including the cost that I had to spend on books, I picked this school since it seemed to be a little cheaper and they lead you to believe that it will be covered through FAFSA, but now I have $10,000 through FAFSA, $6,000 through a school loan that they have you pull out when FAFSA can't cover it and then I pulled out $6,000 since I didn't even know that I had $10,000 from FAFSA. They handle everything with FAFSA and have you pull out extra money, I had caught them asking for an extra $500 than the class had really cost, and they lied to me and said it was because of "fees" but they had done it an numerous of times. So I went to there school for a year and spent $22,000! Not only was the school expensive, but the classes were not worth the cost, since you have to log in and post at least 7 or 8 post's, but if the teacher doesn't approve them, you have too keep posting until you reach the certain amount or you will lose points that eventually add up. I had found myself just posting for hours on end, and still not even getting the full amount of points. Some of the teachers are strict with there grading, to the point where you can't even catch a break and eventually have to drop the course and then have to retake it, and then pay again! DO NOT GO HERE! I wish I would have listen to people, now that I am up to bills with school and only have, one year to show for it. Now I am taking classes on Ashworth College, and am only paying $240 a class and that includes the books. That is what you should be paying for, especially since you don't even take tests, it's all assignments that are broke down into groups and half the people in your group turn in there work late and you have to stay up correcting there work and turning it in as soon as possible. So please do not go here and if you are please re think studying here, it is not worth it, people do not take this school seriously. I'm not kidding, my friend who graduated here can't even get a job since employers say this school isn't presented seriously, so now she has 4 different loans and is working at a grocery store to pay for her school and is looking for other schools to get her degree in.
This school does not offer good academic nor financial support, I do not recommend pursing a degree through this University. I have switched advisors multiple times, they did not assist me in recurring issues, such as their lack of communication. Overall, this school was one of the worst experiences I have had.
***WARNING WARNING***** ANYONE TRYING TO GET A B.S. IN EDUCATION FROM UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX*******WARNING Here is what you don't know about trying to get a BS in Education for UofPh The recruiters will encourage you and tell you. "oh ya you can do this" And you buy into it. Getting you BS in 3 years or less sounds great. Here is the hidden things that they don't tell you until around 50-60 credits into your degree. YOU CAN NOT CONTINUE OR GRADUATE UNTIL YOU PASS THE PRAXIS TEST. This is not something they tell you at recruitment this is something they tell you AFTER you have invested a lot of time and TONS OF MONEY INTO. I am an intelligent person and have an accounting degree to prove it. I have passed the PRAXIS READING and WRITING portion of the test but can not pass the Math portion of the test. I have taken the test 13 times and have finally given up. It is impossible for me to pass this test. The administrator of the test E.T.S. tell you that you have 120 minutes to take this test but you actually have 85. The test has 56 questions almost half of them are Algebra word problems. The rest are geometry, probability, etc. You have approximately 1 min. and 20 seconds per question. If you struggle with word problems, timed tests, and algebra you will never pass this test and you will be wasting your time and money. They do not tell you this in the beginning. DO NOT ATTEND THIS DECEITFUL SCHOOL.
I enjoyed the University of Phoenix program and am continuing my education to my masters through the University of Phoenix as well because it gives me the opportunity and flexibility to obtain my degree. The programs are based upon what a student needs to know to become successful in the real life setting. I felt supported while attending this school from my enrollment officer to my financial officer. I never felt alone on my journey to obtain my degree.
It was an amazing experience going through UoP for both my Associates and Bachelors. The curriculum was followed as expected, not many issues with the usage and the faculty were amazing. If I could pursue my graduate study in my major at UoP, I would have had. Recommended school for a positive experience. Only negative really was the cost of the school; however, that was presented before I joined and remained consistent as expected.
My advice, READ THE REVIEWS FIRST. I was all set to graduate from UOP in 2011 and completed all required courses. When it was time to file for graduation I was contacted by my adviser and told I needed to retake a course that I transferred from another school (Troy University Montgomery). I fought like hell and the only thing I did not do was get a lawyer because I was afraid UOP would stop me from obtaining my degree. I was not able to complete my MBA program until September 2012. I have spoken with several other students and one who is currently experiencing a similar situation. This school is money hungry and will keep students back to get more money from them. I have never been a part of something so hideous in my life. No one could explain to me why the HR graduate level course was accepted one year before graduation (when I took it in 2010) and when it was time to graduate they decided to remove it from my transcript. I am currently speaking with a lawyer now regarding this incident simply because I did not receive an answer from Phoenix other than "Because we can." The school continues to reach out to me to re-enroll into another degree program but I will not subject myself to any more of UOP low quality and lack of value practices. UPO starts out very supportive and the advisers are all helpful until it is time to exit and you do not owe any more money. The school is horrible in the event of squeezing money out of their students rather than helping and assisting them on their journey from the beginning to the end. Because of this my experience was very poor. UOP is very tacky and the school has done this too many of its students. My advice, READ THE REVIEWS FIRST.