University of Phoenix Reviews

  • 1,327 Reviews
  • Nationwide
  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
63% of 1,327 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 1,327 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Joe Utha
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"This is the worst school you could ever go to. It is a for-profit school and they only care about your money and not your education. You will carry unqualified students through group projects, so you get a good grade. Those people who gave 4 and 5 stars are people who work there. They have an army of people to write good reviews about their school. Worst of all, no one respects a UOP degree, so good luck in finding a job. There so many good colleges out there, and UOP is not one of them. I finished an MBA and started a Doctors but quite and went to Grand Canyon University to compete my Doctor's degree, and now people respect me."
UOP Student
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"I am taking a Master's level Certificate. The book is great. The study is good, but the application of the learning seriously lacks. Accounting is about practicing for the CPA exam by doing the process, not by doing writing assignments. The grammar and knowledge of fellow students sometimes was well below a Master's degree level. My financial aide was messed up as well. It costs a lot of money and I am not getting what I should be."
Norma Gilbert
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The University of Phoenix was challenging and offered one to ensure they are understanding the material. Debating and facing challenges provided an edge to the learning experience at Phoenix. Accepting what is brought forth was unacceptable, but questioning and understanding all sides of the topic at hand is encouraged. It is a difficult process to learn at an advanced level and demanding schedule, but it is well worth it."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I genuinely recommend the University of Phoenix to those who hunger to improve the productivity of their organization and provide leadership and service to their communities. The education I received was phenomenal and comparable to my undergraduate experience at a California State University."
Katilyn Geohagan
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"University of Phoenix is a joke. When I first started I thought that these people were really nice and it would be a great experience. I was completely wrong. My first class was a required class about critical thinking and the university. The professor was awful. I would complete the positing requirements but would never get credit for it. When I would ask the professor about this he would tell me that I did not meet the requirements even though I clearly did. He gave me the opportunity to re-do one with his revisions and said he would give me credit for it. In the end he did not. I ended up failing the class because my advisor was never available and never called me. After I failed and found out I had to retake the class then they told me I could have withdrawn from the class. I had to retake it and pay for it again. All of the classes were easy and no matter what type of class you always had a paper not some other assignment that would have helped much better than a paper. In February I asked to do the English degree and said I would like to teach with this degree. They said that they would call in June when the financial aid year was up. In June when they called they then told me I could not do this. I would have to get a Master's Degree to be able to teach. Now that I have found a school to transfer to that will allow me to complete this degree none of my classes transfer. They were all considered electives and now it is like I have not taken a years worth of school when I did. I wasted my money and financial aid and they do not care. Financial aid department was a joke too. Never had the same financial advisor because it was constantly changing and they would never answer the phone. I never was able to choose which class I would take next they always chose it for me. Definitely would not recommend this school!"
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Dear Online Review Prospects, University of Phoenix is a great school where you learn exactly what you put into it. If you are a student who consistently needs your hand to be held to learn, this is not the school for you. Online school requires self-determination and a commitment from yourself to study, learn and do homework. I have read some of the reviews of how UoP is horrible and more. Well, I must tell you that these are the types of students who do not study. The education level is up to par with most traditional brick and mortar schools. I will tell you that the beginning classes carry some lazy and fairly undesirable students who do not contribute to the team assignments; however, the further up you go, you will find that most students are prepped well to contribute to assignments for the team. Faculty varies a little too; some of the professors are super achievers and schedule a ton of personal and team projects each and every week. Also, some professors will nit pick you left and right and you will never get a perfect score. Others, however, are a little more relaxed but carry themselves up to standard. Overall, I will grade this school a solid 9 out of 10. I would grade it a solid 10 if it was not for the team assignments. Some students are very lazy which sometimes makes it hard to achieve 100 out of 100. I will leave you with this note. If you are ready to work hard, without anyone chasing you around, this is definitely a school you may want to consider. If you need a personal interaction, you will have a hard time with online education."
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2017
  • Degree: Education
"I went to the University of Phoenix (UOP) to become an elementary school. UOP taught the minimum of knowledge and skills. They do not prepare you for the tests (CSET, TPAs 1-4, or RICA) or teach you much on teaching. Because they do not give exams, there's no pressure for you to learn or study. I have finished all my courses in their master's program and received 3.83 GPA, but because I am having to learn reading skills for children on my own, I need to wait to take RICA. (Think about it, I finished all my master's courses, but I am not prepared to take the RICA? This is how bad this school is.) If you're considering going there, do some research and interview current students and, if you're serious, find if they learning as much as the students who are going to a public university) The government allows these schools to remain in business, but they and UOP know that UOP is a fake school."
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Overall a great experience. knowledgeable teachers, challenging work, great feedback from professors. Technical assistance was available even in the wee hours! The price was fair and the expectations were high. I liked taking classes online because it was flexible. I recommend this school..."
Nadia Harvey
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"University of Phoenix was overall excellent. I began my second go at college at the age of 38. I was very nervous. I hadn't written a paper in years (17 to be exact), but I knew I had to do. I needed to gain knowledge as well as position myself to make more income. The advisors, counselors and professor were excellent. I had the occasional professor that was a bit more demanding or detailed, but overall my experience was great. Because I was so nervous about writing papers and expressing myself correctly, I considered different avenues where I could receive the help I needed to assist me in writing. This was not at all needed. The University of Phoenix offers so much help! They have a 24-hour paper review center! You just submit your paper and it comes back, in good time, with all the suggestions and corrections to make your paper great. This was an awesome tool for me. You also have direct access to grammar and format checks. I feel like I am not doing UOP enough justice. All I can say is everything you need, University of Phoenix has it. I loved this school so much, I am going back for my master's in a week! I am grateful for all the care UOP has given over the past few years and would refer everyone to attend."
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2017
  • Degree: Business
"If you want a degree that requires no more education than an elementary student, Phoenix is for you! You will not learn anything from attending this school. I wanted my degree to expand my knowledge in my field, but I ended up losing out gaining knowledge on potential opportunities. Not only is the education terrible, but the teachers are too. They cannot type or speak in the least bit of English, so I do not know what they are asking for us to do. All of my teachers have also forced their political opinions down our throats and fought with their students to prove their vastly incorrect points. All-in-all, a great kindergarten school and a very mediocre elementary school, but VERY far from a college."
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I am only 4 classes away from completing my master's program and I am not satisfied with the education I have received. I have not had any issues with financial aid but my academic advisor has not been regularly contacting me. Since I have enrolled back in August 2015, my advisor has only contacted me twice. I truly regret enrolling in this school and I wish that I can transfer. I should have done further research on the school, for this school does not have a good reputation. I can't help but feel that my degree will not matter once I complete the program. I chose this school because it catered to those with busy schedules and have full time jobs. But I should of researched further on the quality of the education."
Zani Bieller
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"University of Phoenix is a pretty decent school. Academically it meets the criteria but financially not so much. The teachers were great! They were helpful throughout every course. I love that they are made available to you mostly 24/7. The financial part of things at UOP was kind of frustrating because when it came down to financial aid there were several problems that delayed my financial aid or required. I was told that an associates degree could get me into the job I wanted which is probation officer but I later found out that a bachelors degree was required for the job. Other than that I enjoyed the University of Phoenix and look forward to starting my bachelors program with the UOP."
Writing Matters!
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I attended the University of Phoenix online for my bachelors of science in nursing (BSN). I was a registered nurse but I wanted to further my career because education is extremely important to me. I had a great experience going to school for my BSN. I feel it truly made me a better writer. I was required to write an essay every single week, and even though I dreaded writing one so often, it benefited me tremendously in the long run. Now I'm going to school for my masters in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and it's making my transition so much easier. I have made straight A's in every single class, including the weighting portion. I feel the University of Phoenix made me a better, more educated nurse!"
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2017
  • Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
"The University of Phoenix is a great institution for non-traditional students that may have ventured off of the road to higher education and want to get back on it. While I certainly did not take the traditional four year road to get here, my journey as a phoenix is one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Even online, I have made special connections with many of my classmates and we keep in touch outside of the classroom; you don't miss out on being social if you cannot commit to physical classes. Additionally, the university does a great job to prepare students and make sure that they are ready and able to seize opportunities, and ultimately realize their potentials. For me, everything seemed so impossible before this journey, and the University of Phoenix changed that for me... nothing is impossible to me now and all of my hopes and dreams are finally within grasp."
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Scam. They enroll you in courses without telling you about it, and then charge you for them (even if you aren't a current student). This "school" cares about one thing only- their bottom line. It's all about the money. The education stinks. The courses are horrible. Save your time and go elsewhere. Ashford University has an online program that is amazing!"
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"This school throws information at you and that is about it. There is no actual teaching done here. So far I have learned nothing to help me in my career and also tuition went up without notice. Stay away. This school is a ripoff and not worth your money."
Ronald Steers
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2017
  • Degree: Supply Chain Management
"University of Phoenix has not only made it possible for me to get a college degree while working full time, it has also helped me gain the knowledge and skills that I needed to excel at my job. I earned my bachelors of science in business with a supply chain management certificate. I was so impressed with University of Phoenix education system I immediately enrolled into the MBA program at University of Phoenix. I am proud to say that I recently got promoted to a director position and the executive officers within my company were impressed with the work ethic and knowledge I had in business after completing my degree. I hope to earn my MBA at University of Phoenix to help me reach my goal in becoming a business professional."
Shawn L.
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"UoP was a great experience and allowed me to start a career in IT. I wouldn't recommend this school to everyone nor any school. There is no hand holding, no babying, and no excuses. You are given assignments, due dates, and all the proper material to perform. It is completely up to you whether you succeed or fail. I saw loads of people wash out. So, this is definitely not a pay for your degree, no work institution. The lessons taught have been applicable to my career each day. One of the most valuable lessons is to be self reliant, perform proper research, and then apply critical thinking with all that information in order to solve an issue. I would rate this a great experience, but I would warn anyone not willing to put in the amount of time required and apply themselves properly; then it is a waste of time."
eddaliz delvalle
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Financial Aid, and Academic Counselors have disappointed me to the max. I am completely in awe on how negligent they are with the students once they are enrolled and receiving their check. It seems as there is a disconnect with management because the way my account was handled was frustrating. I don't trust these people at all and I am glad I am looking into transferring out. If they would have the same work ethic as the enrollment counselors i believe the school will have a better shot at a higher completion rate. Choose somewhere else."
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"I had earned my Bachelors Degree from a California State University and only took 2 chemistry classes at UoP to supplement my teaching credential. UoP is a joke. The curriculum is nothing compared to a real university. I had such horrible experience. Both of my classes the book was embedded in the course so I had to pay $140 for the book. It turns out the book is from Open Stax a non-profit, so my book was available for free to the public. It felt like they were squeezing every dollar they could out of me with these so called resource fees that everyone is required to pay. It was ridiculous."