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The University of Phoenix is wonderful! Although there are many negative reviews note that this is a for-profit school, so they are not like the average university. Thankfully they have great credit transfer programs so I took most of my general education courses through straighterline, sophia.org, and study.com. Doing this made my program only two and a half years! Highly recommend the school because the classes are great and everyone is very helpful. My academic advisor and financial aid people are very helpful in any questions I have had. I feel that I am getting a great education just like I would at any other university.
Well let's just say I paid for, worked extremely hard, and this school takes no bribes. After what happened with elite schools there's not much to say or make fun of any more..a graduate should be respected and judged on interview, resume, and other character points.
I have enjoyed all of my time at the University of Phoenix. They did an amazing job of taking into consideration my Associate of Science degree from Central Texas College, and all the other college credits I obtained from other colleges while I served in the Navy. The Management classes that I have taken at UofPhx were relevant to my work and will continue to be relevant as I move into higher management positions.
This online educational learning program gave me utmost respect to the online learning programs. To elaborate more on this online programs, I reside in American Samoa. This is a country that do not have access to Universities. I received my Masters in the University of Phoenix through their online program. I am thankful for online programs that we have a chance to work at the same time while attending college. And most of all, it gives us in American Samoa a chance not to leave families while at the same time working on our degrees online. The University of Phoenix offered diversity of online learning programs to meet the needs of different students and preferable learning programs. My masters was on educational learning programs. The professors were very professional in making sure that we meet all the requirements for getting a masters in education. The educational programs provided were of great help when I was working in the department of education. It gives me excellent opportunity to improve myself and be able to provide assistance to other colleagues in the schools. After getting my masters, I was able to work at the curriculum office to review standards and learning outcomes for students. I had the opportunity to supervise and trained teachers to apply effective teaching strategies in the classrooms. All in all, it was effective learning experiences from college that had the opportunity to apply in the workplace.
This University is fast-paced, finishing a class every five weeks; it is up to YOU whether or not you earn those three credits after that. How bad do you want it? They have an LOA option that I utilized a couple of times to take care of things and take a 'little break' since the courses are one after the other. I do wish there were more graduating ceremonies in the state of Texas, though. Texas is such a LARGE state, and a lot of Texas students enrolled, having a ceremony every three months would be GREAT!
I have attended University of Phoenix for a number of years. I failed and withdrew classes not because of the school, I had personals reasons like taking care of my terminally ill father. Life happens and you deal with. You can't place blame on a school because you had special circumstances. I had to pay off a balance several times but that was because I withdrew so many times. When life calmed down I reentered and it was a little difficult but I was able to push through and earn my Associates Degree in Health Care Administration. This is a private University so yes it is expensive but they partner with a number of employers and you can have the price per credit reduced. I am now 9 credits away from earning my bachelors then off to my Masters at UOP. I attended on ground and online. Online has it's challenges and you have to be a self learner but I like the Flexibility as I have a full time job and I have a husband and 2 kids.
My personal experience with the University of Phoenix has been nothing but exceptional. My professors have been helpful and engaging, and the advisors I've dealt with have always been extremely supportive. I've read many negative reviews online about this school though, mostly from people expressing frustration in their own failure to follow simple directions pertaining to participation/attendance/financial aid. The school outlines all requirements clearly - just because someone failed to read or simply doesn't like the way they do things, doesn't mean this is a terrible institution. You get out of your education what you put in to it; whether you're going to UofP, a state college, or an ivy league, you still have to put in the work in order to really learn and truly become educated. Many resources are given to you here, you just have to use them. Those who say this school is a joke are narrow-minded and probably used to what society has to say about more conventional education paths. I know someone who has a degree from UCLA, but still can't get a job. I also know someone who graduated from the University of Phoenix who has a stable career in Education/Administration. Today, a piece of paper declaring you finished 120 credits won't necessarily get you anywhere no matter what school you go to - you have to go the extra mile. Apply for internships, join networking groups, do your own research outside of the classroom - but whatever you do, don't blame your own mistakes or failures on the institution when you're not doing everything you could be doing to succeed. I highly recommend the University of Phoenix, especially to those who want to earn a degree while still working full-time like I do. As long as you're a motivated self-starter, you'll do great.
I am about halfway through my Master's Program at UOP. I absolutely LOVE it. I tried out two different grad schools before UOP and I cannot express how much better things are now. I am impressed with how professional every single person who I've spoken to and dealt with is. Professors are great, program is great, and the online forum is the best I've seen. I'm so glad I found UOP. 10/10 would definitely recommend!
I attended both; traditionally university and the UOP, and the level of education is very similar. Both have advantages and disadvantages but one thing for sure, at UOP I felt like the education was much more relevant to my degree. At the beginning, UOP felt exhausting but once you get a system down and organized, it was very manageable.
The University of Phoenix is a challenging college. They push you to do your best, and the academic counselors always check in to see if you have any questions regarding your class or your future classes. If you put your mind to it, you can do it! I enjoy going to school here because not only was it flexible but it allowed me to work from home and from work during quiet hours. I earned my associate degree and is currently working on my bachelor degree. I find that most people who complains about the college always complain about the cost and financial aid. School is more than financial aid and getting grants, yes, the classes are expensive, but they tell you that before you enroll. All colleges have requirements they have to follow when concerning financial aid and grants, they go through the same process as other colleges. My advice is to go to better your career and not to get the financial aid or student loans. When you apply yourself, it shows, and by the way, LinkedIn have hundreds of jobs for students who graduate from University of Phoenix, you just have to apply yourself!
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