University of Phoenix Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1,249)
I am in my second year and I will be getting my AA in Information Technology in October. I am the type of person that if I am pointed in the right direction I will succeed. The teachers are like any teacher. Some are great and some are like robots and refer you to the syllabus.
I am a single dad and have a schedule to keep that includes taking care of my daughter. This school fits my life style perfectly.I read when I go to my daughters sporting events and bring my laptop with me and write papers everywhere I go and I have a free moment. UOP is a place I would recommend to people that are self motivated and want a degree and won't accept no for an answer.
I have been enrolled with the University of Phoenix since December of 2008, and I enjoy every aspect of it. I have never encountered a problem with them, and every time I have a question or concern either my financial clounselor or academic counselor assists me until the situation is resolved.
I first started with my associates degree focusing on travel, tourism and hospitality, and I graduated in June of 2010. Soon after I began my bachelors in Marketing, and I love it. I think the top reason I love it is that I am able to attend class whenever I need to, and this is helpful, because I work full time and I have a family. I think that without this I would not be able to continue my education, because it would be too difficult to manage going to school at an actual campus, because of everything that goes on in my life. As far as the value of my education goes I have to say that I value every bit of it, because one thing about UoP is I have to actually put forth the effort to learn. This is not to take away from the thousands of students who put forth the effort at an actual campus, but it seems easier to just relax and let things slip away.
I read a lot of reviews that touch on companies who will not even look at your resume if you have UoP on it, and I will say this; yes I agree that if you try and get into a company that has the mind frame of the good ol boys, then no you will probably not be hired, but many more companies today recognize that universities on line are becoming more and more mainstream and that thousands of people rely on these types of institutions to obtain their degrees, and I firmly believe that it is what you do with your degree that counts the most as opposed to where you obtaines it.
I attended the UoP for Early Elementary Education, and I had a WONDERFUL experience. The forums were easy to use, teachers were helpful and staff was very informative.
It is UNTRUE about the reviews about the staff, they ALWAYS returned my calls. If some of these reviews state the classes were unorganized or difficult, its because people took for granted that an online class was "easier." In reality, I found the online classrooms to be MUCH more helpful and learned more than a traditional classroom. You get a wider idea of the ideas and thoughts the other students were thinking.
This is a great school, and I am about to start my Masters here....
I'll be getting my bachelors in Criminal Justice this month and I just wanted to say that the UOP Online classes are great because you can do them anytime and anywhere. There's alot of flexibility and tutoring centers are available online or at the schools if help is needed. If you read the syllabus and instructions carefully, you wouldn't have any trouble using the online class and doing assignments.
Being disrespectful to a classmate is not allowed but if it does happen, EVERYONE is able to read what they said because that is the only way they can do it. (This rarely happens) My finance and academic counselors were great and always answered the phone or returned my calls on the same day.
But just like in any other business, there are always going to be bad employees that are going to make a company or school look bad.
I am at the end of my AA in psychology with the University of Phoenix. I have three classes left. They have taken my student aid and given me very little education although most of the educational staff is helpful and knowledgeable the counseling staff is horrible. If they can not get a hold of you one day that same day they drop you from your courses. This happens even if you have already talked to one counselor who told you that all was okay.
The counseling staff have no access to the classrooms therefore they do not understand what is going on in the said classroom. They also have little to no influence when you voice a logical complaint about an instructor. I would say run do not attend this school, I regret that I signed up for this school everyday. I well not be doing my BS here.
I strongly disagree with the negative posts about the University of Phoenix. I am currently in my 13th class with them. I have 6 more to complete my BSN and am considerining continuing on for my MSN in nursing administration with this school.
I have had a wonderful experience so far. My financial advisor responded to my inquiries immediately and was quite helpful. My academic counselor has assisted me with mapping out my schedule and enrolling my classes all of the way through my expected graduation date.
I have had no problems taking scheduled breaks to accommodate my work needs and my recent knee surgery.
I have found the instructors to be extremely helpful, thoughtful and a wealth of knowledge. Like any other college, you get out of the classes exactly what you put into them. The class discussions have been though provoking and informative. The syllabuses clearly outline the requirements and list specific due dates for each assignment. The grading ruberics are practically an outline for writing papers or presentations.
I do believe that any online learning is difficult if you are not self-motivated. Students must take initiative to resolve problems, complete assignments and work with others in this format for learning. You are not lead every step of the way through your classes, but rather are taught to lead.
I would highly recommend the University of Phoenix to any motivated student who possesses adequate writing skills.
If you are considering attending this school, you need to understand they will NOT return your phone calls, emails, or letters. They WILL mess up your financial aid and your course curriculum. You'll NEVER get your academic or financial aid adviser on the phone nor will they return your phone call. A response to an email is unheard of. If you do not expect too much with this "university" you won't be disappointed.
I graduated from the UoP 12-20-10. I believe that the online version of UoP is helpful if you have limited time and want to improve your writing, thinking and management skills but I would not recommend the Master of Information Systems degree if you are hoping to get more exprience with Information Technology.
I am the Senior Tech at my current job and I own a small computer repair business and UoP did not improve my technical skills. I believe if you want know more about Information Technology go to an offline school where you can get the hands on training you need.
The MIS degree I received helped me to get a better understanding of the management side of IT. I was promoted as Senior Tech analyst because I attended UoP. You must be a self starter to be successful at UoP. I have received a few job offers because I am a graduate of UoP.
I attend UOP obtaining my graduates degree. The academic advisors sometimes do not have a clue. Professors are hard to understand and you do not really know what they want because they post one thing in the syllabus and then say another in the chat room. You have to find your own way and it can become confusing. The students are disrespectful toward each other. I wonder do they reprimanded for that? It is too late for me to turn back now, but why do I feel like I just wasted about 30,000 plus? Oh have had no bad experience with Tech support they have been good.
I recently graduated from Axia College with my Associates Degree, I then erolled at the University of Phoenix because my previous experience at Axia was Great. Since I have been at UOP majority of my problems are with the finance department. I have had so many finacial advisorThere customer service is horrible, no one never returns your phone call and they seem to ask for more money everytime. The finance department issued out extra funds which was a mistake on their behalf and they are asking that I pay for what themessed up on. By far I am 8 classes away from completing my B.A. degree and the only way I can do that is if I pay out of my pocket $17,000.00.
If you don't have too do not attend the UOP all they want is money and they will give false inofrmation just to stay within your pockets.