Review Averages: 5.5 out of 10 (126 reviews)In addition to operating more than 90 campuses across North America, DeVry University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs via the internet. Students have the option of learning 100% online or designing a blended program. Study areas include: business; engineering; health sciences; liberal arts; and media arts and technology.
Accreditation: North Central Association
DeVry University Reviews:
2 of 3 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.
9 of 12 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.
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Not as bad as you think
Health Information Technology - September 14, 2014
I've been seeing a lot of bad reviews lately regarding loans, financial aid, and whether a job will even consider a DeVry degree. Well let me tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed going to this school. I tried a few schools and this was by far my favorite. I was able to complete my program in two years and had an easy time using the online classes. I never had a problem getting in touch with financial aid or any other department. And if I had to leave a message, they called me back that same day. I finally got a job at the local hospital and I was picked among many candidates. But overall, this school was quite good. I don't understand why some people are so angry.
6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Trust me stay away
Business Administration (Concentration in Technical Management) - September 10, 2014
From day one. I hold 2 associate degrees. Devry tried to strong arm me telling me if i enrolled in the degree they wanted me to take BS in Technological Management they would accept 93 credit hours. If I enrolled in the degree i chose. BS in computer science they would only accept 28 credits. WHAT THE.......... apparently my credits were evaluated by 2 different people in 2 different parts of the country, 1 for each program.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Best Decision I have ever made
Networking Administration - August 15, 2014
Going to DeVry was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have learned more in my year and a half here than I ever would have studying on my own. I felt like the Administration and Professors were very personable and I met many good friends and connections that I will have for many years to come. Although DeVry moved more towards a virtual platform, there were many classes with a hand-on lab where if you messed up, you needed to troubleshoot until it was correct. I am almost finished with my Network Systems Administration Associate's Degree and already I have many employers asking about me. I was also able to get an internship fairly early on (that Career Services helped with) and there I learned a whole lot about computer hardware and other small things I could only learn in the field. DeVry set up a foundation for learning, as they continuously suggest. I see many bad reviews here because people think that DeVry will teach them everything. You are going into IT...everything you learn now will be obsolete in 6 months anyways, DeVry simply teaches you the foundations and how to learn and grow from that base that has been set. I don't regret DeVry one bit. Granted, the cost is high and I will be in debt for a long time, but it was completely worth it and I highly recommend to anyone who wants a degree in technology that you should attend. As a side note, part of the Tuition costs were textbooks (which were made extremely easily accessible in eBook format) which in the end saved a lot of out of pocket expenses on textbooks. I think this was a fantastic thing and something I hope more schools move towards. Part of Tuition costs as well were many software programs made available to students through the Student Software Store. This made using what I learned in class at home so much easier, when I could download and use the same programs we were using in class. I also found that there were many complimentary test/certification prep courses that were made available to me as a student and I found that very helpful when studying for my A+, Security+ and CCNA exams.
9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
if you are a vet do not go to devry
Computer Information Systems - June 30, 2014
I am a vet with 9/11 bill that completed my degree last year. This school was useless when it came to anyone wirh military benefits. The one person that they did have to certify my classes constantly messed it up and it would take calling a dean multiple times to fix it. They also certified classes that were not covered by my benifits and told me I owed them money. This could have been easily fixed if they would have not certified my next set of classes when I ran out of funding for that quarter. After fighting them to fix their mistake for 6 months, theysent the 10, 000 dollar bill to collections without trying to fix the problem they created. If you are a vet, or anyone for that matter, do not go to this iinstitution. They are bound to cause more problems for you than they are worth. Hope this helps someone.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Networking Administration - June 28, 2014
For all those making negative reviews about schools,i will say shame on you.You should definitely blame yourself and not the school for your shortcomings.Before you seek to venture into anything in life,you should be ready and willing to get it done.With that being said i graduated with a degree in Network systems Admin.My experience at Devry was great and not only do i have the highest honor,my skills and knowledge proves that.I was able to do that because i was ready and willing to get the job done.the only mistake i feel alot of student s make is the believe that the school or teachers will teach you everything you need to know.My attitude going to school has been centered on the principle, if you want to be ahead of the pack,strive to learn more outside of class and everything will fall in place....
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
very good program
Technical Management - May 31, 2014
DeVry is like anything in life. If you are willing to work hard, you will succeed. I am only three classes away from my BA and then on to my MBA. I am currently deployed in the Middle East with the Air National Guard. I have wife and kids and work 50 hours per week and in the private sector. I have many challenges, but DeVry is not one of them. The pace is very fast and only for the self disciplined. It has given me hope for a second chance. Thanks DeVry!!
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Not a real University
Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) - May 7, 2014
For a technical degree, my education consisted of little to no technical experience. I was very displeased with my experience overall. This program was not organized well and despite numerous complaints an instructor who had no business in a classroom was allowed to teach several topics! The dean of the CLS program hated students, hated doing work and was not interested in seeing students succede. Many great instructors have since left. Leaving this program in greater ruin! Management is terrible. Curriculum poorly constructed. Cheating is easy to do and widespread - meaning many unqualified graduates are let loose! There are many students who shouldnt be there. They also try to get more money from you by claiming you need to take ridiculus classes. This is not a real school. Not for a CLS degree. You have to be willing to do all your own independant work and their absurd work as well. In the end its the only school in AZ and it is accredited but dont say you wernt warned! Expect to be dissapointed, ignored, lied to, manipulated and underwhelmed. Spend your time and money at a real university.
9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Money Driven Only!!!@
Health Information Technology - May 6, 2014
I've been attending DeVry University for over 2 1/2 years and was only 12 credit hours away from a degree in Health Information Technology before I was dismissed on academic probation because I failed a HIT class. I thought I was imaging things or I thought it was only me that was having a problem with this particular instructor. Low and behind, once I was dismissed, I attempted to transfer to another university and have my credit go along with me. To my surprise, the majority of the classes completed at Devry University did not own enough credit hours to transfer and therfore; two different well known universities failed to accept no more than 29 credit hours out of the 52 hours that I had completed at Devry. Also, I was extremely shocked to learn that not only did I fail that particular teacher's class but over 50% of the class failed this course also. This professor was uncaring was wasn't concerned whether the students best interest was at heart. I contacted the student advisory committee on numerous occasions complaining about the lack of help that I was receiving from this teacher and was told that they didn't have anything to do with that and that I should keep e-mailing here until she contacted me. Since I had the good sense to recognize that this instructor was only money driven, I reached out to my fellow students by postings each week and by that time, it was too late; I had failed the course. I reapply that Devry in January, 2014 and was accepted back again. I only asked for one course per session for the first six months of my reentering since I wanted to bring my GPA average back up to part and was under the assumption that the advisor had me listed for only one class. Low and behind, 4 days before class began, I checked my student portal and found that the advisor had entrolled me in two classes. I immediately called DeVry and attempted to have one class taken off of my schedule because I was re=entering on academic probation. I was told that I had waited too late to ask for that class to be dropped and if I dropped the other clasa at that point I would be responsible for paying for the class. In essence, DeVry already knew that I wouldn't be able to keep up my GPA average. All they were interested in was the $9800 that they would receive for those classes. OUt of 4 classes from January to April 31st, I passed all three and needless to say, this same uncaring professor flunked me again, which got me permanently dismissed again. I feel that my wishes was not respected when I asked for only 1 class per session and was given a full schedule enough though I was still on academic probation. I knew it won't do any good, but I wrote the Department of Higher Education and explained to them what happened and also told them that my wishes was not respected and that DeVry advisor did what she wanted to do with my schedule without consulting me. I feel that any GOOD ADVISOR would have the insight to recognize the fact that if a student is returning on academic probation that they is only to receive a limited amount of hours until they are brought back to good standing. Now, I owe $48,500 in student loans with no degree to show for it and can't transfer to any other university to complete my degree because I don't have any more student loans remaining to do so!!!! PLEASE!!!! PLEASE!!!! LISTEN UP!!!! DEVRY IS A RIPOFF AND IS ONLY MONEY HUNGER!!!! DON'T ATTEND!!!!
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