Review Averages: 5.4 out of 10
Accreditation: North Central Association
DeVry University Reviews:
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Computer Information Systems - July 8, 2016
I graduated from DeVry in December 2017. I earned my bachelors of science in computer information systems with a cumulative GPA 3.86. I did the entire course online. So far, I have been on several interviews and all have said that I am not sufficiently trained or there is too much of a deficit in my level of skill to perform the entry level job. The jobs applied for are entry level software developer, database admin, among others my degree states I am prepped for. I finally gave up and went back to seeking employment in my old industry (construction). The reason I chose DeVry was their outstanding job placement stats, 88% of people who go through their program obtain a job in their field 6 months after graduation. In life I believe hard work and perseverance are the keys to successful goal accomplishment. However, in this case I feel I got duped by a university that over promised and under delivered. I did my part and graduated with honors, however, all I received in return is $60,000 dollars in student load debt and nothing to show for it except for a diploma in a nice case. The worst part about it is DeVry representatives dodge responsibility by turning the tables and placing blame on the graduate for the lack of employment success. My advice do not, I repeat do not, consider Devry as a means to an end in your pursuit of gainful employment you may be extremely disappointed.
Course problems. Oneline class.
GSP - Games and Simulation Programming - May 27, 2016
I hit a wall with this course when one of the classes demanded students basically self-teach software while producing two unique projects, going so far as to demand nothing shared between the two finished products. The assignments basically took for granted that students knew how to use the software, and my classmates and I were struggling to learn to use the game engine. The instructor told us to "contact him offline" but there was no alternate contact information given that I could find. I took this class twice, and felt totally alone in teaching myself to use the software were were told to use both times. Not being able to figure out he software, I couldn't begin to tackle the "class" which was little more than a set of objectives with little or no accompanying advice. Looking back the aggressive recruiting encourages students to join in without thinking about whether they'll be able to pay for the whole program, which left me partway through with thousands in debt.
My Two Cents
Networking and communication management - March 14, 2016
I completed two degrees from DeVry, Assoc in Telecom and BS in Net Mgmt, graduating in 2002 with GPA 3.86. This school gave me the confidence to realize I could understand highly complex technology and business. In hindsight I wish I had attended a public university or technical school not because of the good education that DeVry offers but because a standard engineering degree from a named school like Rutgers appears to be worth so much more. I'm from a family of engineers and always thought I was the dumb one. However after completing the DeVry entrance exams that are rough, with what the adviser said was the highest score he had ever seen in English and math, I should have seen the writing on the wall and gone elsewhere. Regardless I attended the DeVry NJ campus and found the professors at DeVry excellent with many holding doctorates from Harvard. The class sizes were from a half dozen and upward with a few classes of 30-40. This school provides practically one-to-one student-to-professor ratio with small class sizes. I always wondered how they were able to financially do that but now understand it is because of their business model for better or worse. In contrast one of my nephews attended the nearby Rutgers University with a degree in engineering with some lecture hall class sizes over 1000 students. He had to pretty much teach himself however graduated and got a job right out of school working on nukes aboard Ohio class submarines and making a ton of money. If you are young and want the experience of living on campus and having friends, attending functions, or joining a sorority or fraternity, then DeVry is not the place for you. DeVry's NJ campus is basically a business office and that's it. I've been in the technology business for many years and would recommend anyone to get into the best school possible and obtain a basic degree not a vanity one. Then afterwards go for as many certifications in the specialty you prefer. This way you'll be highly marketable.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Justice Administration - February 9, 2016
If I had known what I know today, I never would've referred any of the friends to Devry. Devry only care about $$$$$ they have no intention of ensuring the Student is happy, complete the course, all they care about is the Financial Aid. They post the Aid late intentionally to hold it in their accounts. Even the Grant Monies, they hold up. I saw on the NEWS, Where DEVRY is under scrutiny by the Department of Education, for Cash Monitoring, they cannot participate in the California Grant Program, because they abused the Finances. All the Students are right, This School is a RIP OFF, they will take your money.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
electrical engineering - January 19, 2016
I started for my BSEET Sprint of 2009, I looked for ABET accreditation. It was a toss up between Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and DeVry. RIT required I show up on campus at least 1 a semester, in New York..., couldn't do that on a continual basis for an online degree. I went the direction of DeVry and I have not looked back. I have been in the electronics industry for years and this degree has helped me fill in a lot of holes that I had. Most all the teachers were good (PhD's most) I have skyped with lots of people across the country. It is a tough doing a class online at any school and I have heard lots of stories from other people whom knew of people going to DeVry that dropped out because it was so hard. I have one more 1 credit hour class, then I am done, pretty sure the DeVry BS online is just as good as attending a campus, maybe more because I had to have the initiative to do the work, nobody to hold my hand.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
DeVry is a great school.
Computer Information Systems - December 9, 2015
I worked hard and I am graduating with honors. It's hard but I applied myself 100%. I am in the process of finding the JOB. I will tell you I've had no issues from employers knowing where I am coming from. I've had interviews with IBM and other big corporations. What I am disappointed in is our career center. Not really much of help, I've left messages for the director and she has not yet replied or responded to my calls. Everyone else was very helpful. My only complaint is the director. They are a national accredited school and are transferable credits I hate to see all the negative post,out its like anywhere you have to apply yourself to succeed.
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Theft of GI Bill as well as taking advantage of Veterans.
MBA - August 17, 2015
I attended DeVry University during my active duty. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2013. I now attend Keller Graduate School of Management for my MBA. I have had nothing but problems. I have already filed a complaint to VA as well as spoke to numerous Finance personnel and a Team Leader. I was told numerous times different conflicting information. I have also filed a complaint with Consumer Affairs as well as the Department of Education Office of Inspector General. Let me explain my situation and how I feel I have been discriminated against as a Disabled Veteran of the United States Air Force. First the school charged me for a class I should have never had to take. I attended 2 classes in March 2014. The Econ class I, which I completed and passed. The statistics class I got overwhelmed in and withdrew to take later. I was sent a notification by VA in May of 2014 that the Economics class was a transfer credit and I had to pay it back. Well Keller failed to mention to me that I got transfer credit for it so they sent me letters of debt and I contacted the VA and Keller. It took me until October 2014 to get this debt resolved. If I had not fought this issue I would have had to pay your school double for a class that I took based on incorrect information from Keller. Keller ended up taking credit for it and using Yellow Ribbon and some other grant to pay the money back to VA. Which is wrong and they should have paid it. The second issue is that I was being charged for the Statistics class by Keller despite VA already paying the bill. I know this because if VA had taken the charge back I would have owed for BAH which I have not. I finally got that issue sorted out after filing a complaint with the VA GI Bill compliance Team and they sent the complaint to Devry. Why you would get to investigate your own complaint is a very big question. The biggest issue I have had is that I received a D+ in 1 class a C+ in another and the rest are high A's and B's. It was because of these grades I apparently dropped to below a 3.0 GPA. Here in lies the discrimination. Why I am being held to a different standard than other students. Why do I have to maintain a different GPA because of my financial aid? Not to mention why I am being punished for something that I did not fail nor get an incomplete. The punishment does not fit the crime. Apparently schools have the right to cancel a Veterans GI Bill if you drop below a 3.0. Since November 2014 because I got a low grade in one class I have had to use Federal Loans to pay for my school and I am out my BAH and GI Bill completely. Keller said that I had a 2.99 and they placed me on Academic Probation. I have since November 2014 got nothing less than a B+ but that is not good enough. I have to stay on academic probation until the end of August. At that point I do not get back paid for anything and in order to get the rest of my hard earned GI Bill I have to attend another college. I feel like VA has put too much control in the For Profit Schools where they control part of my financial outcome. I have been put in massive debt and been stolen benefits from all due to 1 minor mistake which I have corrected. I feel like I have been misled, stolen from, discriminated against and taken advantage of due to having a full ride to school by the GI Bill. However it seems it is more work for a school to use the VA so they do anything they can to get a student to use federal loans which allow them to perform less work and still make money. I feel I have been deprived of my hard earned benefits and stolen from and put in massive debt for no reason. VA has washed their hands of my issues because according to them Universities have the right to do this. How does Keller and or any other For Profit School have the right to control somebody else's benefits and money when all they are doing is taken advantage of the system. Nobody is monitoring them because they all benefit from it. I want nothing more than the money and benefits that I earned being an Honorable Disabled Veteran. I attended college like I was supposed to so what gives Keller the right to suspend my money and then turn around and charge me long term debt and loans. I know I am not the only one that Keller and or DeVry have taken advantage of. Three strikes of taking advantage of me and if I had not been aware of the situation I would have paid money back to a school that already benefited from payment and profits. The only right to this wrong is for you to authorize Keller to Back Certify my classes that I have been deprived of all because of 1 minor mistake which still allows me to graduate. The rule of a 3.0 GPA is discriminating against Veterans and people that have benefits instead of having to use federal loans. I simply want the money that I earned defending this country no more, no less. I do not want to have to be in school for another year so that I can get something that is not going to benefit me but make profits for a University. I graduate from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2 classes. I work full time and support my family. I should not have to return to school in order to get my earned benefits which has been stolen from me. Devry university has abused their power over a Veterans finances and hard earned benefits. Why do they get to control my benefits which I earned by defending our Freedom. I worked hard for those benefits so why does a For Profit school get to control it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great program if you are willing to do the work!
Business Administration (Concentration in Technical Management) - May 27, 2015
I found the program very rewarding. I completed it in 2006. You have to be disciplined enough to keep up and do all your work (thank you military for teaching me that!). It can be tough if you don't keep up and do your part- but that is how it should be! They are not giving it away for free. You still have to do the work. I do recall in my classes that there were always people finding every excuse not to do their part of the group project. I think they must be the same ones who are writing the negative reviews. Bottom line is this- I learned a lot and it certainly helped me in my career. I quickly moved up in my company the year I completed the program. Having the degree behind me allowed me to negotiate better for on the next job and I have been for nearly 8 years.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
You still have to earn your degree
Computer Information Systems - January 25, 2015
I started taking online courses in 2013 and I made sure to keep focused on graduating. I don't know about transferring and my future career outlook but I can honestly say that I'm having no problems so far. If anybody is not feeling like they are getting help with their classes then they are just lazy. Devry allow students to help each other as long as you open your mouth. You can't expect to get help if you don't ask. And that means asking more than just your teacher. If I really needed help, I could ask other classmates or even go to the devry group on facebook. That simple. I think that some people get frustrated and give up too soon. I get frustrated sometimes but I think to myself "a degree shouldn't come easy." Then I refocus and MAN UP! The only thing that I sometimes worry about is finding a job in my field when I graduate but I think you have to use your own skills in doing that and not just giving out your resume with a devry degree on it. I probably got 2 more years and with my program of Computer Info Systems and I'm already looking for entry level jobs near me. So it is important to prepare yourself ahead of time. Get over it. No one ever said it will be easy.
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
I loved DeVry
Computer Information Systems - September 21, 2014
I finished DeVry in 2003, I went on to also complete the MBA program at Keller Graduate School. Having these degrees has enabled me to enter the grants writing field at a major university and earn a very comfortable salary at my age. You have to make the degree work for you. No university anywhere at least that I know of is going to hand you a job and say show up on Monday. I made this degree work for me. I highly recommend DeVry and Keller. The faculty and staff were very friendly. Even now when I call needs transcripts the service is very promot and courteous.
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