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I have never had any problems while at University of Phoenix. The financial aid staff was always on top of everything and my advisors were excellent with communication. I have never had one employer or gone to an interview where my school was looked down upon. If anything, employers like that you can hold down a full time job and take a full load of classes online. I would recommend Phoenix to anyone!
I believed every lie UoP's marketing department told me, and now I'm saddled with a big bill and no future. No one respects a University of Phoenix degree. Having attended an actual, respected University following my time at UoP I can tell you their courses are overly simplified and not up to any collegiate standards. They're made so you can easily pass them and so that they can take that juicy student loan funding. You want to know what great jobs I've had since graduating Phoenix? Taco Bell. Kroger. A liquor store. That's the kind of future you have if you get a University of Phoenix degree. You're better off having no education at all, they will ruin your life for a nickel.
I expected a lot from this program and as far as the actual classes go, I did get a lot out of it. However I attended this school based on the understanding that most of my credits would, however they don't because "we want you to take our classes". I seem to be having to do the job of the staff by going and following up multiple times only to still not have what I needed done done. It's been 4 months and I still don't have financial aid kicked in after I have called multiple times and every person says they put a ticket in. I've requested my transcripts to be evaluated multiple times before they eventually were and I am still having problems with my classes not fitting the requirement for being "too advanced for this field". I had never heard such a thing. Statistics is still a Math class. I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to get it applied. I'm very disappointed in the lack of follow through on the academic advisors as well as the financial services team. But the teachers are good and I am learning a lot.
University of Phoenix is a joke. This is a money hungry school that does not provide the support the students need. I was on a leave of absence and needed it extended. I could not get my academic advisor to respond hardly ever and when he finally did, he assured me that he would extend my leave of absence for me because the system would not allow me to complete the form. Now I have received a letter stating that I owe them money for the classes I was signed up for during my leave of absence and that it has gone to a collection agency called FMS. FMS is also useless and states that because I did not fill out the form to extend my leave of absence, I am responsible for the money they say I owe. I explained 6 times that I was unable to do so because their website would not allow me to and that my advisor explained he would go into the system and change it for me. I kept getting the same response from the lady on the phone that I owe the money because I failed to fill out the form. AVOID THIS SCHOOL AT ALL COST. All they want is your money and they will lie and manipulate you until you owe them money and then they'll send you to collections even though it's their fault that things went wrong.
Earned/achieved an MBA in finance. My employer, a Fortune 100 company, paid entirely for my degree. In fact, my employer recommended Phoenix. The learning process was rigorous and relevant. All of my faculty held corporate level positions in their companies.
I actually started i n 2005 to complete a Bachelors in Management, after being laid off after the company I worked for was bought out. I enrolled and found the online format to be easily navigated and with pre-enrollment from my counselor, was very successful by completing this degree in 2 years. I then began my MBA degree immediately, and worked 7 days per week after coming home after work, and weekends were full with studies and classroom activity. The MBA was finished in 18 months, with no breaks even for holidays. The only problem I had was financial - My financial counselor told me I had to borrow $10,000.00 from my personal bank in order to continue, even though I had been approved for 100% student loan funding! Aside from that little letdown, I forged ahead and graduated in 2008 with a 3.9 GPA! I really enjoyed the school, my classmates, instructors, and the level of education I* received at the age of 63, and have demonstrated my abilities far beyond my peers I have met in the business world. Thank you, University of Phoenix!!!!!
As a previous graduate of the University of Phoenix's bachelors of science in criminal justice/administration, I can assure everyone interested in attending this university that it is well worth it. Because of the extraordinarily experienced and professional and instructors that they provided, my experience was both personally and professionally rewarding as a Military Police Officer. Lastly, I would like to add that the school has and will always continue to be regionally accredited, as I am now a student at Penn state University; 2 classes from graduating with my masters in public administration. I will always appreciate the standard, quality, and courtesy that the University of Phoenix and its staff has always provided.
I was already established in my career, with a number of credits from a four year university without a degree, UOP offered classes at the company I was employed with. All the instructors were employed professionals in their field and/ or instructors at a college which gave the students first hand knowledge and experience in their field. All of the students were working adults in different areas of business, from banking, manufacturing, medicine, etc. which allowed each of us to share our experiences and new ideas with one another in real work situations. It was the best education I could hope for. As a result my salary increased upon graduation and constantly increased.
As a long distance commuter, husband, father and Silicon Valley department head in the very demanding hi-tech industry, I spent 2.5 years searching for a Grad level business degree that fit my challenging schedule. I finally took the plug with UoP. All my classes were at an actual campus setting. I joined a group of 4 hi-achievers and together we tackled our group case studies all with a hunger to learn. The most valuable part of my Grad education was each instructor taught by providing real modern day examples. Some instructors would offer additional material based in our particular industrys business model. As a result of my UoP grad education vertical mobility is 100% under my control. Although UoP Grad school comes with the expected academic challenges the entire experience was worth the world to me and my family.
The University of Phoenix is an amazing school to attend if you have a busy life. What I liked the most about this school is that I felt like I was still able to get stuff done at work and at home without stressing myself out to much. I am the first in my family to obtain a degree and I strongly believe it was because of the friendly school environment and the amazing staff at the University of Phoenix. I just gradate with my B.A. and I will be starting my masters next month all thanks to the confidence I now have in myself thanks to this university.
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