University of Phoenix
Review Averages: 5.6 out of 10
Accreditation: North Central Association
University of Phoenix Reviews:
If you are willing to take the challenge the school is for you
Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - May 3, 2016
I decided to go back to college in 2014. I had an unfinished bachelor and I had always wanted to finish it, but was not sure how. Someone at my job spoke to me about the school. I researched the school, talked with a counselor, and in a few, was a new student. It has been hard to juggle two jobs, my children activities and online school. However you never know what you are made of unless you try harder. With a year more to go I feel more confident, more knowledgable and more marketable. I cannot understand the negative reviews the school is getting because I have always been treated good by the faculty, advisors, and learnng teams. Overall, I think it is a great school. There is a lot of reading, assignments, projects to work on, and essays but nothing worth fighting for is easy. Todays workforce is highly competitive. If you want to make it out there, you need to stay at the same level of competitiveness.
Bachelor of Science in Business/Information Systems - April 25, 2016
So like all schools their are positives and negatives. But for this school the learning environment on the negative side far surpass the positives. My biggest issue is the inconsistency with classroom experience, you have classes that have fantastic teachers that provide you tutorials that actually teach you how to do the school work and you learn. But not all of them are like this some are really lazy and just provide you the book and tell you get to work. A previous person said negative stuff about group projects, To be honest if you want to get anywhere in your career as a professional group environments are really important. That is actually valuable experience so that is a positive aspect of this school group learning. It does have Discussion points which can be beneficial but also a waste of time, sometimes you find good post but you mainly find people rambling just for points not actually learning anything. I do not have a lot of experience at other colleges for going above my associates degree, but the community college I went to was a more pleasant experience in regards to the quality of learning. However the community environment it is challenging to get the classes you need where UNOP has your class schedule pre determined so that is a plus, because you do not have to worry about getting into classes. Other people complained about the school not being accommodating for real life events that effect you from completing your school. Lets be honest this is not High School It is time go past the thought that the world outside of High school will accommodate you. School is meant to be hard and when you attend you accept the fact that you are going to give the class your full attention if you cannot do that then you deserve the grade given. Think of more like a contract and you will do fine.
You get what you work for, not what you pay for...
Bachelor of Science in Business/Management - April 23, 2016
University of Phoenix is a business just like all schools. Of course the admission specialists are working to get you enrolled and get that money, but what you have to remember is that you are going to pay for your degree regardless of where you decide to pursue your degree. I did enough research to understand how demanding this program would be and how much it is costing me. I love that I can track my progress to my degree any time. I am 59% complete with my program. There are times that I feel like I have been doing this forever, but it's been about 2 1/2 years. I am not expecting to fast-track my degree, but what I am doing is completing it as fast as I would if I was attending a campus-based university full time. I am completing about the same amount of work that I would complete in a regular school setting, but it's consolidated into 5 week courses. It is intense! I was able to apply previous school and military experience as credits towards my degree and I will be completing my CLEP exams this year to possible eliminate up to 8 months of courses. Many people think that they are going to get an easy and/or quick degree through Phoenix, but if that's what you are looking for, then you may not be ready to commit to a degree program at all. One thing is for sure, I would not have made it this far without my academic counselor, SUZANNA KIMBALL. She called a lot during the beginning of my program to answer questions and check in. She now calls me at least once during each course. There have been times that I would have trouble making attendance or participation and she would give me tips that made a difference. Sometimes, just printing out my text book helped me through tougher courses. She has been through the programs, so she knows how to successfully navigate through them.
A okay experience so far
Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - April 19, 2016
I am currently enrolled with a graduation date of 6/4/18. I do like the program and the teachers but when it comes to financial advising and academic advising it's a lot worse than any other school I've ever attended. Now you will always have someone to talk too but your assigned advisors are absent a lot and you talkin with a stranger getting conflicting information sometimes. And they will charge you the moment you drop out or withdrawal from any class with them. It's good to always ask them when it will be paid for in full to where if you did decide to leave you won't owe a balance. That is typically at the end of their quarter which is months. They are really horrible when it comes to giving you your refund check back. They give conflicting information and really take their sweet time giving you your refund money. You could wait up to a month for a return and don't ever count of any information they give you because it's never correct. They get your hopes up you'll receive it then they tell you another amount of business days. Sadly my financial advisor is great but she's never there or available so I'm speaking with all different people getting different information. Then they'll get really rude and irritated with you if you tell them the conflicting information you got, their customer service sucks in their financial aid department. Overall if I could leave I would but I'm not trying to owe them a balance or waste my time. My advise would be to really do your research before selecting this school.
Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - April 15, 2016
I began at the UOPX back in September 2015. I so far don't have much complaints about the classes it's just a lot of reading involved and some papers. So far the papers haven't been anymore than 1,050 words. I have a great academic advisor who checks in with me before every class. Classes are 5 weeks long and you have to post a certain amount of post each week to make attendance and participation. My financial advisor can be a pain in my butt. This school is pretty costly but they have a hard time issuing out their refund checks to students. This is the first college I've ever attended where they take up to 14 business days from the day they tell you you'll have a refund check. My financial advisor pretty much bull craps every time I checked with her on why it took so long. Other than the institution not liking to release students excess funds it is a overall ok school. You just have to be motivated to get things done.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Read the reviews-- UoPH is awful!!!!!
Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing - February 12, 2016
Please read all of the reviews--- I totally agree; going to Phoenix was the biggest mistake I ever made. The enrollment advisors lure you in, and fail to provide pertinent information. If for some reason you need to discontinue your course even within the first week, this joke of a school charges you, without even warning you prior. Utterly amazed at their sheer lack of ethics! Horrible experience; I should have paid more attention to the reviews before I wasted my time and money at this institution!
It is good, but that was back in 2003
Master of Business Administration/Technology Management - February 10, 2016
I could not attend the schedules of the brick and mortar schools back in 2003 because I traveled all the time, and only UoP had a decent program that I could do online. Everyone else was still experimenting on undergrad degrees. Basically the decision was tied to it being listed as an accredited institution in my research. The curricula was legit, the reading and writing was intense, and I admit that I learned a lot. Much of it was from the fact that I had to read and research and write papers. But the key was that I was FORCED to read and research and write papers and I was accountable to the instructor. At the end of it, I had a degree. What I learned certainly helped me in my work and daily decision making personally. It was expensive, but I did get a bump in my salary not too long after the degree. Was it because of it? I don't know. But other schools started to join the online option about 4 years after I started mine. Would I do it again? With the same circumstances yes. But today with the other traditional schools on board, no. UoP is very expensive. But back then, it was pretty much the best option (or maybe the only one) I could use.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Waste of Time and $$$
Health Administration - December 12, 2015
I went to UoPx for a year and a half in the Associate's for Medical Administration program. During this time I had a lot happen - my grandfather died, my son tried to commit suicide, I had a heart attack, my mother died, and my husband and I separated. When my grandfather died I spoke with my advisor to let her know I had to be out of town for about a week and I had no internet where I was going. Literally! You can barely get cell service and they were wanting me to find a shop that offered Wi-Fi to get my assignments done on a teeny little screen?! Needless to say I failed my class due to being out of town for a week and a half with no internet access. When my son attempted suicide, I was back and forth to the hospital to see him and participate in counseling at least three times a week. They gave zero leeway for this event either. Same when I had my heart attack. Attendance wasn't waived, extension on assignments was not granted. The day I was leaving to go back home to help my dad bury my mom, UoPx called as I had one foot out the door. All he cared about was my assignments. Even after I had told him I would have no internet and would be at least a week before returning back to "civilization" and internet. He kept stressing I needed to get participation done and assignments in on time. I ended up hanging up on him. While I was gone they called my home daily and hounded my husband about my attendance. As soon as I returned I submitted my paperwork for withdrawal and considered it done. They called the following week stating they were processing my withdrawal and to inform me I had failed my classes. I submitted the withdrawal PRIOR to the end of classes and they waited until the classes were done and failed me instead of being reasonable in terms of when the withdrawal was submitted. Any school that cannot allow time to grieve or time to heal is NOT a school for me. I was a 4.0 student for the first year which I was very proud of considering I was working full time and taking care of 3 kids and carrying a full course load. Thanks to UoPx I would be borderline academic probation at this point. Looking at SNHU - hopefully my credits will transfer. If not, lesson learned, but it seems SNHU and Capella are the schools of choice.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good Experience at UOP
Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - September 17, 2015
I attended the UOP 10 - 12 years ago, and I completed about 1/3 of my credits needed for a BSBA. I ended up transferring to a local university, because I could complete my degree a quicker, based on my situation. As far as transferring credits, I only had an issue with transferring 3 of my 42 Credits. I was upset by this, but I didn't blame the UOP, I blamed my new institution. Anyhow, I took it up the chain to no avail, so I decided to Clep the class, and I received 6 credits for the test. (Biology) I showed them! Overall, I thought my instructors were great, helpful, knowledgeable, and fair. I have just enrolled in the UOP for my MBA, and I look forward to the experience. I am a little concerned with the team projects, but hopefully I'll get hooked up with the right people. I would recommend UOP to anyone...
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great School - Got my BS/BA & M/MA with UOP !!!!
Master of Business Administration - September 15, 2015
I now have my BS/BA & my M/MA degrees from UOP. I started back in 2010 with my post 9/11 GI Bill. I doubled up on some classes to graduate 1 year early with a 3.5 GPA while working 40-50 hours per week full time at my job. You will get out of it what you put into it. You will learn to do extensive research & not plagiarize. You will work on teams that you may or may not like. You will have to type your fingers to the bone to complete the work objectives. YES, YOU WILL HAVE TO EARN YOUR DEGREE!!! State colleges offer partying, frats, & fraternities for children. If you are a responsible working adult then UOP is the way to go. They are accredited! If a company you are applying at says they don't observe a UOP degree then you might not want to work for such a discriminating company in the first place!!! I have extreme success with my UOP degrees & I couldn't be happier!!!! Whiners and "No one gets left behind" people stay away from UOP because we don't want you part of our elite team of graduates "if" you are not willing to work hard & earn your degree!!!!
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