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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2010

I had a great experience at UoP. I filled out a form to get more info and had someone contact me. He did not give up on having me sign up. Some people would call it pushy but I don't. If he had not been persistent I probably would not have followed through and not have the wonderful job I have now because I got my bachelor's. Online schooling is not for everyone. You need to be motivated to keep going. I had two jobs and would definitely not feel like doing school work until 2 am but I did it. I have read reviews about indifferent faculty. This is college, you are supposed to be an adult. You shouldn't need a person on you 24/7 to do your work. I have UoP to thank for where I am now!

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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2014

I absolutely loved the flexibility of being able to work on my time. As a parent of special needs children, I could sit by their hospital bed and write essays. The instructors were always kind and ready to offer any assistance I needed. The team work parts were difficult because you would always have a lazy team member and I would do their work as well because I didnt want my grade to suffer. However, in the real world that happens as well. I have never had anyone question the legitimacy of my degree. With my BS in EVS, I have been a science teacher for 4 years. While I am not necessarily working in the environmental science field, right now using my degree to be a science teacher has worked well with my family dynamics. I am please with the education I received. People need to take accountability in their education. The more effort you put into it, the more effort you get out of it.

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Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Graduation Year: 2021

I have several degrees/diplomas/certificates from academics and find it very discouraging that the UOPX has so much potential to become the best online university today but sometimes are not hiring their best. Unfortunately, their best do not come from the UOPX because they can't hire graduates that have both Masters and Doctorate degrees from UOPX because it is a conflict of interest. The instructors that are hired are from "OTHER ACCREDITED" universities. The downfall is the lack of participation and follow-through with the academic advisors and the miscommunication with the financial aid advisors. The complaints that have been viewed are not about the classes themselves but about the experience. I received my Masters degree from UOP am currently in the Doctorate program and I must empathize with students because prior I had such a horrific experience with UOP in the Masters program but I pushed through. I been taught by instructors in classroom, live-streaming webs, independent studies and online settings to continue education. Online is the epitome of independent study and is not for a student that needs a great deal of attention. I transferred to UOPX from CU because the experience was not good. I've had poor experiences with every college attended regarding academic and financial advisors throughout my career. The best advice I can give it to reach out and make yourself heard if you feel you are not getting what you deserve professionally or academically. The UOPX has it's faults but I have been pursuing degrees for more than 30 years (preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, community colleges, private colleges and universities) and if you haven't conditioned yourself to succeed - no matter what personal issues (divorce, death, loss, health ...) or obstacles (unexpected catastrophic events, financial loss, foreclosure, bankruptcy ...) then college is not for you. If you buy and cheat to get your degree and don't work for it - that's on you and is no reflection on UOPX and implies that the quality of classes are above expectations.

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Degree: Italian Language and Literature
Graduation Year: 2004

My experience at the University was very good; I really enjoyed the learning's, the process and flexibility it afforded me. Clearly, like anything in life, what you put into something is what you get out of it. I approached my degree truly wanting to learn; to not only learn, but to use the degree as a springboard to higher levels of education (e.g., Masters, Doctorate). Earning my BSIT from the University of Phoenix, did enable me to enroll in a private non-profit "brick and mortar" University, where I graduated with an MBA. I went on to earn a doctorate degree at a well known University. All of this was possible because of earning my degree at University of Phoenix. As in life, there is good and bad. As I indicated, I really enjoyed all my classes, and I did receive a good education. However, there are students who shouldn't be attending the University due to their academic level being below what is required at the college level. That said, the mix of students range from stellar to below standard. I realize that the for-profit model is to advance profits, but I would want the University to apply a stricter vetting process for entry (e.g., harder entrance examination and approval process). In summary, despite the perception, and pure lies, the University of Phoenix is regionally accredited by the HLC (same accreditation as major universities), I did receive an accredited degree that was transferable, and sufficient enough for entrance to "normal" colleges. I loved my experience, learned well, and feel proud of what I accomplished over the 5 years I attended, earning my BSIT degree. My ask of the University includes, using a rigorous entrance process, put an effort into changing the perception and inaccuracies that exist, and think about transforming the university to a non-profit college; possibly uniting with University of Arizona.

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2021

Admissions told me I was good to start classes, so I did. After I attended TWO classes, (2 months later) $2800 later mind you, I was told I needed to send in more paperwork. Long story short, they did not as accept my paperwork and was told I could not continue attending classes. Then they also did not apply my APPROVED financial aid to the 2 classes. I ended up having to pay out of pocket. My gut told me not to go there within the first couple of hiccups but I didn't listen to it. BE CAREFUL, it all seemed like scam to me!!

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Degree: Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

UoP makes a big deal of its "academic rigor" but that claim is false and misleading. The work requirements for classes are far from rigorous; even compared with its own requirements from several years ago, in terms of both quality and quantity, the standards have slipped. Some instructors are dedicated and very good, but some are indifferent -- an indifference that was matched by that of many of the students. A third of the students in each one of my clasess walked out immediately upon being given credit for attendance. Many students could hardly write a complete sentence or spell correctly. If you want a 'real' college education, don't go here.

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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020

The primary challenge at this university at the Doctoral studies level is a lack of support from faculty and other advisors. The team learning environment for each class is encouraging and my personal experience is one of team support among cohorts.However at the doctoral level candidates are generally left alone to complete what is considered to be an extensive dissertation process.This is a down side

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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017

The advisers at this school were terrible, did NOT provide any support or guidance. I went 4 months without hearing from my academic advisers after reaching out multiple times. I would not recommend this school for anyone for the price you pay to be under minded and neglected. Pursue a degree else where if you want a good education.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

I am very unsatisfied with my instructor. Instructors seem to have little sympathy or empathy for what their students go through on a personal level. This school is just interested in taking your money. Communicating with instructors is like communicating with a robot.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

I am very unsatisfied with my instructor. Instructors seem to have little sympathy or empathy for what their students go through on a personal level. This school is just interested in taking your money. Communicating with instructors is like communicating with a robot.

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