University of Phoenix Reviews

3.25 out of 5 stars
(1,316 Reviews)
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
62% of 1,316 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 1,316 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Yvonne Bickerstaff - 5/8/2012
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"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"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dr. Linda Elum - 5/6/2012
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Graduation Year: 2011
"I begin classes in August, 2006 and completed my degree in June, 2011. I never took a break in classes and enjoyed my classes as well as my co-horts. It was not easy and that was what I expected. If you want to just get by, UOP is not the school for you. I would recommend UOP for those students who can complete assignments without the need of someone looking over your shoulders."
1.0 out of 5 stars
desiree miller - 5/5/2012
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"I been attending this school about 6 months. At first it was a great school. to recently my co worker attend uop and she have no ged or high school diploma. Tell me why is she about to graduate with an degree. After this incident I found out this school was a joke and waste of my time. I advise no one to attend."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Denise - 5/2/2012
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"Providing customer service is not a requirement for UoP. The Academic and Financial counselors’ change with the seasons and so does their knowledge of policies. If you are in the military and deployed at a moments notice you better have a printer and scanner in your back pocket because they can’t email you forms and you cant sign anything electronically - its against policy!The communication between the two is lacking. I've had one e-mail me and say I was removed from a class and one call me a week later and ask why I was not posting to the classThe course work is great, but the play on a team concept is over kill.All positive feedback for the instructors! I have only had one instructor that tried to create policy as the class progressed which didn't work and I might add, may have been against policy : ) I may be tempted to remove every UoP pamphlet from every Education Service Office I enter on a military base. I wouldn't wish this aggravation on anyone. If you're thinking of going to UoP - Think again! There are so many other schools to consider."
5.0 out of 5 stars
D.D. - 4/28/2012
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012
"I was weary of transferring to UoP online from a private college in Boston in 2008. Financially, I could not afford to continue my education at this private institution in the city, furthermore, I did not want to commute to another school as I am too far to travel comfortably while maintaining a part-time job. My review title "Hard Work Pays Off!" is what has got me to where I am today with UoP and my teaching career. While working three part-time jobs for the duration of my undergraduate education with UoP (4 years), I have been able to maintain a 3.98 GPA. If I could do this, anyone can. It was NOT easy, but because of my drive to afford an education and succeed in my major, I did what I had to do.I believe I have received a quality education. All of my facilitators were knowledgeable in the courses they taught, as well as helpful and understanding to each students individual needs. I will stand by my word that UoP has offered me a BETTER education than the private teaching college I attended for two years prior.The experiences I have had with UoP, coupled with the knowledge of the many facets within the field of elementary education the university has provided me, has landed me a long-term sub. position immediately following my student teaching experience. I am not yet a certified teacher, however, a principal wants to hire me for an opportunity that will ROCK my resume. I LOVED attending UoP and would recommend it to anyone. The experience of an online education here at UoP is all what each individual student makes it to be."
3.0 out of 5 stars
lance itachi - 4/28/2012
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Graduation Year: 2
"As someone who actually graduated from the University of Phoenix, I had a positive experience during my time there. I have my Master of Arts in Education."
1.0 out of 5 stars
brenda long - 4/26/2012
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"I was so excited about attending collage and the online classes were just what I was looking for. I have no income at this time so I am paying for school with student loans. I cant explain it but I feel that they purposely failed me so that I would be forced to pay more out of pocket. Now I have to come up with $2500.00 before I can go back. I have no way of coming up with that kind of money and they knew it.My dream for a better future became a nightmare. I am so sad that this school was not happy with the 40,000 the student loans were paying I guess they needed more. I just want to go to school this is so unfair, they wont even work with me. I am kicked out till I come up with their money."
5.0 out of 5 stars
David C. - 4/24/2012
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Graduation Year: 20011
"I have attended Purdue University. I was only there a year. I never had one class taught by anyone other than a first year grad student. At UOPX, all my instructors have a Master's degree and are current professionals in their field. At Purdue I was going to fail out because only the BEST students get good grades, due to the curve.My UOPX coursework was direct, to the point, and I didn't have to attend frat parties and guzzle beer while on mommy's dime. UOPX had easy-to-use, interactive simulations and mandatory interaction with classmates and classroom discussion. Best of all, I was able to WORK and study full-time. I wasted 17,000 bucks at Purdue and they were refusing to release my transcripts because one of my $10 beakers was missing from my chem set! lol! UOPX offered me free books for my MBA program as well, saving me thousands. Take a look yourself or talk to a UOPX Alumni!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
L.Rosario - 4/20/2012
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010
"I attended Axia for my Associates and graduated in 2010. My experience with UOP has been good and bad, but overall I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL! In my opinion it doesn't matter where you attend, you will never be completely happy.. there will always be pros and cons.I am currently taking classes for my Bachelors with UOP, and do not have regrets. Are they expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? YES! My counselors are all very helpful. I have had a delinquent account that I couldn't pay off due to some unexpected circumstances, and they worked with me. I was able to continue my classes when the balance was paid, and all is good."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sandra - 4/7/2012
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"I have been with UoP since 2009. I cannot believe how fastpaced the schedule is and sometimes I feel like quitting, but I push forward. I have read a lot of the reviews and to me it sounds like some people cannot handle the extremely heavy workload. Every advisor I have had has warned me about the work load. I have never had trouble taking time off or contacting my advisor. Granted the phone is not always the best form of contact so I email them until I get the response I need.This school is not for those people who cannot focus and complete the assignments. It is not for someone who does not communicate well with others. Yeah learning teams can be frustrating and sometimes one person does all the work, but this is where a person's leadership skill need to be practiced. Do not attend this school if you are not going to do the best you can or if you are going to whine that it is too hard. I have a family and work full-time and I will have my Bachelor on 1/14/14. I would have never attended college if it was not for UoP. I am Sandra and I am a Phoenix!"

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