Student & Graduate Reviews
Lisa - 6/24/2012
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2012
"Yes, University of Phoenix is expensive. But first of all, it is NOT a diploma mill. Diploma mills allow you to have your degree in a matter of weeks. I will have my Associate's Degree as of August, at which point will have been a year and seven months to achieve which is not much shorter than a traditional school.Secondly, I noticed a lot of people on here posting negative reviews can't even spell. Perhaps they are previous students who are disgruntled because the work was actually challenging and required effort? Just like with any other school.I personally have never had a problem with any of my instructors or academic advisors. One of my previous financial advisors was a bit rude, but that occurs in any work place so I'm not going to bash the school because of that one person.The pros are: I had some flexibility due to completing everything online, lots of helpful resources (Center for Math Excellence, Center for Writing Excellence, live tutoring, 24/7 tech support) and helpful staff overall.The cons are: very expensive If you have enough self-discipline to stay focused and complete your degree online, then go for it!"
Amber J - 6/21/2012
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"I see a lot of negative reviews for U of P. This is one of those schools that you either work your butt off and succeed or you sit around complaining about how someone didn't help you 24/7, 365. Although the professors provide you with a lot of help and feedback, you have to be self sufficient, study hard,read the required text and turn in your homework on time. I previously attended Wayne State University for 3 years and transferred to finish my bachelors at U of P for work purposes, I don't regret my decision.U of P has made me work harder in my LAST year of my degree than Wayne State ever did. The curriculum isn't easy and professors constantly challenge you to do better. If you aren't willing to put in the work then U of P isn't the school for you.A lot of the negative reviews said the same thing and I think those people made some valid points, sometimes you don't get a prompt response, sometimes your financial aid and academic counselors change so much it makes your head spin and it is an expensive school but every school has its down falls,right? All in all I'm happy with my education and experience at U of P."
LAHIRU R - 6/21/2012
Graduation Year: 2009
"This college system is constructed pretty much for profit base so there is very little help for fellow students with their careers/majors especially after the Graduation. Everything is required money where most of any other college provides for at no cost for their students.After graduation you are basically received debt that will take years of your good life to pay to back (perhaps in average 15 to 20 years). I am a victim of University of phoenix rip-off and I am a former Student of university of phoenix. Please do not apply to this college unless you have a load of money to waste."
james r franklin - 6/20/2012
"The instructors play favorites and doesn't grade appropriate, the instructor takes a week to reply which by than she says its to late to help you or your out of luck. It is the worse customer service area and worse student service I would not recommend this school EVER"
Angel - 6/14/2012
"The classes are 9 weeks long.. in which you pay an $85 resource fee (comes out of financial aid) to pay for your PDF download of your book. The instructor asks 3 questions a week in an online-forum setting. You respond to them and others 8 times in the week and then are expected to write a 1200 word paper about the things no one is teaching you at the end of EACH week.To top it off.. the last 4 years and counting.. there is an annual tuition increase... of $400.The instructors do not help you and are never online to support you.. In fact, the only faculty who really deserves praise.. is the IT specialists when the site goes down!Dont waste ur money here like I did. I am paying almost 1200 a class.. and I just failed my last 2 classes because my 'teachers' wont answer my questions. I am looking for a new online school to finish my business degree."
Tom - 6/6/2012
Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I graduated with my BSIT/POS w/honors back in 2003. Thing is my background is in healthcare. More specifically, I served as a Charge Registered Nurse (RN) in a level 2 trauma center for 5 years, and served the remaining 4 years in that Emergency Department as the Triage Team Lead. I graduat with mythe AA from Elthe Camino The courses in regards to ethics in IT (think intellecual property) and IT management (constructing mission objectives and/or statements) were demanding to say the least.But the core classes in C++, Visual Basic 6.0, MS SQL (database structure and writing queries) were....only word that comes to mind is....brutal. If you do not have serious critical thinking skills, need not apply to this program. Instructors at UOP online for IT were forgiving for not answering 1 or 2 of the 4 or 5 discussion questions per week, but you better make sure your 1) code compiles w/o error and 2) it satisfies the requirements. I liked the instructors. For the past 7 years I've been the lead Clinical Systems Analyst managing the Epic software for the QMC ED in Honolulu. You get out of it = What you put into it"
Maegan - 6/4/2012
Graduation Year: 2012
"I received an Associate of Arts in Psychology from Axia in November 2011 and I just received my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix this month. I was able to complete the entire program in just over 3 years....which was great and saved time. They also gave me credit for my military service and helped me with my GI Bill. You have to write a LOT of papers and learning teams are a pain. However, if you work hard, read your books, participate in discussions, and turn-in your work on time, You will succeed. I did and my 3.89 GPA speaks for itself.Academic and financial counselors change often but it doesn't really matter. They all have access to the same information. The only real negative I can add is that tuition and fees are high but no more than a state university. Between my GI Bill, Pell Grants, and MyCaa, I actually got paid to go to school. So how bad can it be?!"
Shelly - 5/31/2012
Graduation Year: 2012
"I learned a lot going to the University of Phoenix. I will be graduating this year with my Bachelors Degree in Accounting. The courses were not easy and I stayed up a lot of nights studying and doing my homework. I can not say that the University finance counselors are helpful at all.I was told in the middle of one of my classes that I owed over $2,000.00 and they wanted to know if they should drop me in the current class that I was enrolled in or would I be paying the balance. I was never told about this balance until I was in the middle of taking a class. They would not allow payments so I had to postpone my graduation. They are not interested in higher education they are just interested in money. I think it is strange that this balance appeared when I was 4 classes away from graduating."
J.Patrick - 5/21/2012
Graduation Year: 2014
"Students do not have rights at this school. I have had 5 over zealous teachers. I had one teacher fail me because I was 5-10min late to her class. I had another teacher that couldnt stop talking about the tea party. another refused to let me sign the roster. I had one teacher go back and grade me harder because i questioned the way she graded my paper. The school see's this and the only thing they have for me is that only the facilitator can change grades.This school may have good intentions but their quality is out of touch. Then financial aids looks to take any money that you may get back from refund, also the cost goes up darn near 500$ a year if not more. do not go to this school."
Yvonne Bickerstaff - 5/8/2012
"Academically, I had a good experience with the University of Phoenix. I had awesome instructors. However, they are supposed to send me a check for left-over financial aid that I did not use. They will not reimburse me for money they owe me. It has been three months and they still not have reimbursed me and I keep calling and emailing them"
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