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    Ranking: #74
    Non-Profit: Yes
    Country: USA
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    Accreditation: North Central Association

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Expense, takes some effort but you get a degree

Networking and communication management - December 17, 2017
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I have read all the reviews and due to the negativity thought I'd give my 5 cents. I can agree that this school is in it for the money, but these days it is pretty much expected and the typical American greed. The course material in gen ed courses or courses such as program mgmt. etc. are easy to pass if you have half a brain. I do have 10 years of professional experience, and while it makes courses for me very easy, if you do not have any knowledge it gives you a basic understanding for entry level positions in my field if you pay attention. Material is a bit dated using old technology, but working in an enterprise environment the technology and content still applies to newer technology as well or deviates from it. I did also dislike the group projects, as I had several groups where my team mates were useless and I had to do most of the work in order to submit quality content using my professional knowledge. I was looking at several colleges and chose DeVry due to my schedule. There are cheaper options, but the online courses are very flexible and an A or B is easy to get with some effort. As an employer that frequently hires entry level for our data center operations I would accept a DeVry degree. You will get your knowledge from working and I haven't seen anyone from a specific university with no work experience that stood out due to their education.

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My Two Cents

Networking and communication management - March 14, 2016
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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.

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Top tier online college!!

Networking and communication management - October 16, 2013
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DeVry University was the answer I was looking for. Yes it was challenging but I learned a lot from this institution. I had a great time going here and I learned a lot from the instructors. They were all very responsive and answered my emails promptly. You get what you put in with any University and with DeVry they offer a lot of information that is very helpful in the real world. I never had a problem with any of the instructors and my experience was one of great joy. I had attended several other online colleges and I felt like they did not compare to the education that I received from DeVry. Great school!! I would recommend to a friend!!

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Go somewhere else!

Networking and communication management - August 4, 2011
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I gave this school in overall rating of 4 because they seem more about the money then the actual students themselves. They lay people off that actually add something to the team like the head programmer but they hire people to stand at the door and say hello to us every time we enter the building. they are like glorified walmart greeters. The HR department seems to like to stick their nose in places it doesn't belong for example cancelling the toner order. Well, after the toner order was cancelled we ran out of toner, i know what a shock, and then ordered some. There were not to many happy students. They turned the elab into an office of something, i honestly do not know what it is they do in there, and the elab was moved to a smaller area. Since the elab moved the networking lab moved and so on and so forth. They only good thing about devry are the teachers. In all honesty though, if my credits transferred i would not be there right now. STAY AWAY IF YOU CAN

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Worth it

Networking and communication management - September 14, 2010
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I graduated from Devry with a degree Networking and Communication Management in 2008. When i was attending Devry, i read comments about it. It was the beginning of my first year at Devry. People were commenting about how bad devry is, and its a degree mill. I thought to myself "i am screwed" i was soo afraid for my future, that i wanted to get out. The negative comments started affecting my confidence, and my grades. I wanted to dropout, because i was worried. It got to the point where i had depression, and i felt like suiciding. But one day, i received a phone call from school. They told me to speak with them and express my concerns to them. We talked it out, and i began to feel more confident in going to Devry. I decided to stay and continue with my bachelors degree. Near the end of graduation, i received a phone call from career services. I was told to go there immediately and dress perfectly. I arrived, and to my surprise, a man stood in front of me and offered me an interview. Few days later, i got the job and earned 50k/yr. Its not bad for a kid with previous experience. From my experience to others: Go to whatever school you wish, dont let other judgement cloud your thoughts. Write down your goals, and stay positive with your thoughts.

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