University of Phoenix Reviews

3.25 out of 5 stars
(1,315 Reviews)
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
62% of 1,315 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 1,315 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Sylvia - 9/1/2012
Degree: Business
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"I had to take two courses and in my cost accounting course that I took one team member was would only do certain parts of assignments and would not want to do other parts. Then for one assignment she accidentall submitted her husbands assignment. Apparently he had taken the class before an she was just submitting his work. We informed the professor of her cheating and noting was done. Then on the day of the final she elected not to submit her portion of the work and one of the other team mate decided just to not respond all night. Two of our team members did not submit their part and at 10:30 that night the professor finally answered us and told us we had to do their part. We received a B on the final however we should have gotten an A as it was not in our control for the other two jerks not to submit their work.In my business law class we were all assigned to groups, one group had an individual who had passed the bar was working at a law firm however had to take the business law class due to accreditation issues. He was pretty much a practicing attorney and he would do all the work in the class as you could read the posts and he would write "I will take care of it". Another group had a paralegal and he would often say " I will get someone in my office to help us with it." However my most favorite was the group where that had an individual who's father was a judge, and would often have one of his dad's friends do the assignments. Then there were the two groups that had to fend for themselves. I was in one of these groups and it was brutal as the other teams always had professional responses and would always be right. It was really frustrating, we forwarded information to the professor about all of the cheating and extra help the other teams got and she took it into consideration when it came to grades, yet it was still frustrating.Team environments are horrible! This was the biggest waste of money and to add insult to injury after I finished my two courses I was told by my employer that they do not accept courses from Univ of Phoenix, due to their bad reputation! I had to go somewhere else and retake the courses!MANY EMPLOYERS DO NOT RECOGNIZE A DEGREE FROM THIS SCHOOL"
2.0 out of 5 stars
Lauren - 8/23/2012
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"I did not care for the learning environment at all, very poor. Everything seemed quite elementary and unnecessary. The professors themselves are very unresponsive and don't treat their students as if they are individuals. Nor do they efficiently respond professionally to questions, concerns, etc.I am currently transferring out of their Psychology program. I'm quite disappointed and saddened with this university.I do not recommend it. If you're looking for a "easy" bull.. degree, sure. If you want an actual education; to learn, then this university is not for you."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Valerie Cochrane - 8/21/2012
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2012
"I loved the University of Phoenix because the people were awesome, and I still had plenty of time to spend with my children. As a busy mom of 3 this was the best fit for my lifestyle. The people are really helpful and make the process smooth.There are advisors for every situation and they really seem to care about each individual person's success. The only complaint I have is that it is at the top of the list as far as expense but in my opinion the experience and the reputation of this University makes it worth every penny!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Vanessa Williams - 8/19/2012
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"I receive my associate degree in health care administration at University of Phoenix in 2010. Ever since then it was very difficult for me to get a job in medical records . When I tried to pursue getting my bachelor degree my financial aid change dramatically, which had cause me to drop out of school because I was no longer an independent student .If students not qualify to be independent they are a dependent , which mean they need their parents to cosign for he or she to get a loan at a profit school . I did not want my mom to have a loan under her name because she had a very low income , so I decided to quit school. After I quit school I tried extra hard to look for a job in medical records and no call back . I ask my academic counselor " what should I do to get my foot in the door for my degree " he didn't give me a good answer or even try to help.This school is a rip off I paid thousands a dollar for this degree and no job . And I was told by many employers they do not like university of phoenix because the education is substandard. I think it is best for any individual to go to a community college to save money and time from these profit schools. If I can go back in time I wish to not got to this school . Now , I am here on this website to save anyone to pursue their education not a University of Phoenix ."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Aaron - 8/17/2012
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"I enrolled into an on campus program with the University of Phoenix after returning home from Iraq. Every counselor or adviser that I worked with was extremely helpful. The majority of the instructors were employed in the various fields that they taught. I liked the learning tempo and the learning environment."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Cindy - 8/13/2012
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
"When choosing an online school for a bacherlors in psychology, I choose Phoenix, since the accreditation was a little better than other places. However, I believe Phoenix is not the way to go! Although I am receiving my BA and moving to a masters someplace else, if I had decided to stay to only a bachelors, I feel as I have not learned much other than to write better essays!The professors at Phoenix are more preoccupied with loading students with work, reading material, and writing a clean APA style essay, rather than the content of the papers. Since I have mattered this writing style, my GPA is very hight, but I feel as I just went through these paper without rememberin much.Try to get through your academic advisor or financial advisor... Good luck! They respond to their messages days latter and do not resolve anything, specially when dealing with money! I am in the military division which is a little better, but still... - this university is not worth the money, and I only recommend you enroll if you have a LOT of free time and patience to be writtinh papers after papers, nonstop!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Teresa Barrows - 8/9/2012
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 0
"I was completely surprised by their online Associate's program. I had taken an Associate's degree in the past but was never sure how much of it was because of others and how much was my own ability.With University of Phoenix there is no doubt about what YOU are learning. While there are group assignments there is also several independent assignments that develop your understanding and skills."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Audra - 8/8/2012
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Graduation Year: 2009
"I earned a business degree from this college. It was a lot of work and not as easy as some of these drop outs put on. Yes some classes are easier than others, but trust me, if you want A's you have to work your butt off because you will have to pick up the slack for your lazy teammates.This school requires you to work in teams, which is very unfair to those that want A's and are paying TONS of money for tuition. The school was such a mistake! I owe soooooo much money and is killing me financially. Don't go to this schoil!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Nikki - 8/8/2012
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2012
"Ok so here it is. Yes I appreciated the ability to make taking classes flexible. Yes I did work my butt off and am 12 credits from graduation. But here is the thing. I explained to what they call my financial advisor in March that I only received x amount of dollars in tuition reimbursement from my job and at the same time explained to her that I was close to my financial aid limit and that I could not afford to pay for the shortfall out of pocket. I am recently single and went from two incomes to one and I am sorry making my house payment and keeping my lights on are my priorities. Well she assured me at that time she would let me know if There would be a shortfall and we could set up payment arrangements. Lie number one.Well In May I received a financial aid letter saying I would be receiving x amount of financial aid. I thought little of it assuming as promised I would receive a call or an email if there was to be a shortfall. WRONG. Exactly one month from the award letter I received a cancellation letter stating that my aid was cancelled. Again I contact my financial aid advisor the same day and question this. I tried calling at first as I did every other time and surprise once again she was not there. So instead I sent her an email. I explained my situation again reiterating that if my aid was cancelled I had no more funds available to pay for what my aid did not cover and that I wouldnt be elligible for aid through work again until january 2013. Several days later it was lie number two. She was contacting the tech department to verify but she was sure it was just a mistake. I again stated that if my aid was thru I couldnt continue. So here we are in August. I receive a letter saying now I am only eligible for $5000 less than the original letter. Only now I have taken $4000 worth of classes that I explicitely said I could not afford. Again i call and email said financial advisor and surprise she isnt there. After three days of waiting for a response I finally get a call. Credits wont transfer to a traditional school and I am left 12 credits shy of my bachelors degree with mass amounts of debt. Thanks to the pushy recruiter who fed me fluff and this damn rip off"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Carin - 7/31/2012
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Graduation Year: 2005
"I loved U of P. I thought it very challenging. I also felt the students in my class had great abilities and fantastic professional experience. I learned quite a bit from them. It was adult learning with extreme deadlines and in-depth career related education opportunities.You could actually spot what you learned in the work place. Yes...I am thinking they could lower their tuition costs. I am back at U of P in the PhD program and still enjoy the experience."

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