Student & Graduate Reviews
Mark May - 6/13/2011
"I've taken several classes from UOP during the past two years. The work load and the performance expectations vary with the respective facilitators, but that is normal irregardless of the school. My advisor is outstanding and I have indicated to her changes I think would improve their programs. 1. Daily feedback by instructors on some of the students' participation posts. 2. Weekly feedback on assignments no later than 4 days after the last assignment is due. 3. Answers to questions need to be provided within 12 hours (Currently 48 hours)."
Nick - 6/10/2011
"I have been going to the Univeristy of Phoenix for over 3 years. I have done online classes over seas, and currently using my GI bill. Nothing but great things for the Univeristy. I have never had any problems, and when I did, they were right there to help out as needed.Teachers would stay and help after class, or was willing to meet off campus when I was going to campus to meet me and help out with subjects. As far as the financial department, awsome service, no rip offs. I accidently over paid, and they reimbursed my money without having to bring up the problem. Sucks for people who have bad expierences, but it could be just them. 3 years and going, and I feel they are a great school, maybe not IVY league, but good support for students and military personel."
Lisa - 6/9/2011
"Really, you are a writer? Every other word in your post was misspelled. You refer to your class as "Fondamentals of ED", was this a freudian slip?This is one of my issues with this school, if you can get the financial aid, you can get in this school. I'm not even sure that a "GED" is required! If the proof was in other student's ability to write a sentence using basic grammar, then no.As soon as I finish the classes that I am already financially committed to, I am done with this school. I compared the curriculum from my old community college to the curriculum for the same degree here at UoP, not only did I lose credits, but this program is padded with classes that waste my time and money. I should have looked harder before I started. But like someone else pointed out, "that's on me". Buyer Beware !!"
Roxanne - 6/8/2011
"I started attending UoP Sept 2010 and never experienced any of the problems that are expressed on this webpage. I get that you don't have to take an entrance test so there might be people online that are not on the same level as you. The only thing I can say about that is that's on them.I'm enrolled in the Masters Program and everyone is required to have their undergraduate degree before entering. So with this in place, this should weed out some of the crazies (for lack of better words). I get that your grade consist of 1 group project, but that is less than half of your grade.I am just glad I haven't had any issues and if I can get through the rest of the program without breaks I will finish 7/2012.I hope everyone experiencing problems are able to get them resolved."
B. Deck - 6/4/2011
"I have read many negative reviews of this school and just as many positive ones. It seems that, as with everything, it's a matter of perspective.Out of 15 credits I earned at a traditional college, 11 of those credits (including 5 math credits) were transferable and applied towards my GenEd requirements. My loan money has been applied appropriately and I have been sent documentation from the school and the government which matches precisely with what I was led to believe. In fact, I am finishing my degree for about $3,000 less than what I was originally told and I have received all of my financial aid funds.My counselors have stuck with me and guided me throughout the whole process, even recommending right from the start that I purchase the books for my core classes on Amazon.com because I may need them later in my career.Overall, this has been a good experience and I am looking forward to getting my degree in November. Also, I have contacted several of my local city and county offices and have been told that online degrees are being taken seriously and given the same attention as traditional degrees."
VICTOR MCCLEOD - 5/26/2011
"I can definitely say positive & negative things about UOP My educational experience thus far as with any other venture,is something I have to take ownership in. I choose to take the good with the bad and make it work for me.Whenever I've had a problem in any area, I made my issues candidly plain and in most cases, correction, every case; I got the satisfaction I feel I deserved. No place of business is perfect including UOP.Its my chosen place of higher education and I believe a degree from UOP will neither advance or prohibit my career opportunities, but it will at least put me in the race. What is for me will be for me!!I'm appreciative of this school and its organizations. Its is fast paced, but it is also tool based. I would recommend this institution to individuals of self discipline, motivation and realistic ambitions."
Anita - 5/24/2011
"Hello, I received my bachelors degree from a highly regarded private university. When I decided to obtain my Masters, I was also offered a very good full time position at a fortune 500 company, so in order to work full time, I decided to try online classes. Thus I chose University of Phoenix for my Masters program as they are one of the few who offer Accountancy.I have had nothing but issues since the beginning. The financial aid department is a joke. I receive an outside scholarship which I was warned by the scholarship company that unless I fight UoP for my scholarship money, they will pocket it and I will never have it applied to my balance. This was the case.I had to send letter after letter and make tons of phone calls before my scholarship money was applied to my tuition. The counselors are helpful but not very knowledgable.As for the professors, I have had some good and some horrible. More horrible than good but the good professors genuinely seem to care about your education. However the many horrible professors I have had are rude and very unprofessional. They try to make the students feel like idiots and I feel sorry for many of the students' that receive these hateful comments. I have been fortunate not to receive any hateful or derogatory comments, however I also keep my questions to myself.I would not recommend this school to anyone as I think it is just a money pit and I regret beginning my program here as none of the classes will transfer now and I am stuck with the debt of the classes. I am making straight A's and have not even read a single chapter in any of the books. This school is a joke and I have not learned a single thing."
Fay Simos - 5/22/2011
"I am a recent student at Pheonix University. I haver read various complaints about the following:In the begging of entering Phoenix University, the class that I had was 'Fondamentals Of Genaral ED'. Well I agree that it was easy at first; and stress free specialy for someone like me who doesn't work outside the homr, because I am a writer; and who doesn't have young children that they have to attend to, because my son is 24; nor do I have a husband; because I am devorced.Now for those who say; the school work in the begging was of no essence to what I was studying; I will say this: the recent class that I now have to do is; Fondamentals of General ED. "Yes - I do agree that it is easy, and what does that have to do with getting a BA IN PSY.; which I am studing?"The class Fondamental of General ED has to do with every thing and every career you choose to do; because this class teaches disapline; and how to releive stress; which is important to have if you choose to go back to school when your older; & try to obtain a degree. And lets face the fact that going to school is stressful, demending and hard work; it's a personal responsibility: "The education that you get from any school depends on what you bring to the table. "You are responsible for your own exeperinces!"
BMS - 5/14/2011
"I have been attending University of Phoenix for over a year. I have had nothing but problems. Problems with schedule, counselors, teachers and everything in between. I have been through 6 counselors in my time there and every time I get a new one my schedule gets messed up and I end up needing more classes.It appears to me that a good portion of the instructors just want the money and are the slightest bit concerned with your education. In my current class, I can't even get questions answered by the instructor. Please do your research prior to signing up."
Jessica Ford - 5/13/2011
"The coursework was very easy to understand. If it has been years since you have been in school the UOP makes it real easy to find guides, tools, and materials that help you in so many ways.The online learning tools that are available at UOP are very helpful, you have the University Library with all of its resources such as The Center for Writing Exellence, The Center for Mathematics Exellence, and of course the wonderful student labs. All these resources help you on your way to getting your degree.The professors always treated everyone with respect and never made any of us feel inferior to them. All of he decisions where fact based and very interesting.My overall experience was one of the best feelings in the world, I say that because I have learned so much. With the economy the way it is these days you really have to have a degree in order to make a living. I myself am becoming a Police Officer in Chicago, IL thanks to the UOP."
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