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I was happy with UOP the first couple of years, but as I started getting to my upper division courses, the price for those courses literally doubled! As everyone knows by now, UOP already charges about 110% more than a community college, but that is only for the lower division courses...being slapped with another 100% increase was not acceptable. On top of that, I was told my degree plan was being discontinued due to a government study that proved a graduate from this school would not earn enough in the first year of working in the field of study/degree to be able to make the loan payments. The underlying meaning...UOP charges so much for tuition, the government finally stepped in. Now, I'm trying to transfer to another school to finish my degree, but UOP is refusing to release my transcripts because I was left with a balance due for nothing. They used up almost all of my yearly allotted financial aid and now they want more $$ out of my pocket....and I still don't have a degree.
I was skeptical about attending the University of Phoenix because I know a lot of employers are biased about online colleges. I'm a new student, and so far my experience has been great. The advisers were helpful from the beginning and still are. I've returned to college after a long break, so I appreciate some of the lower division classes I was required to take to help me adjust to student life. I have found most of the material to be informative. The instructors are supportive for the most part. Since I work full-time and have a family, online college is my only option. I read several reviews before posting. There seems to be a lot of complaints about financial aid. My job is paying for my education 100%, so I don't know if these grievances are valid or not. I read another negative review based on the participation requirements. I'm fine with this requirement. Participating enables me to improve my writing skills. It is true (depending on the course) that some students' comments are inane and poorly written. Here's my view: 1.) Everyone is at different levels of education and 2.) Classmates' participation posts shouldn't have any relevance to other students receiving their education. This is college, not high school! Everyone's primary focus should be on learning and earning a degree. Anything else is a non-factor. As long as you follow directions and do your work, you will succeed at UOP. There are plenty of other institutions of higher learning if this one isn't right for you.
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.