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Excellent School

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration - May 21, 2018
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I am a career law enforcement administrator. I have served 8 years as Chief of Police and 3 years as an elected Texas Sheriff. I remain behind the badge here in Austin, Texas. I have nothing but positives to say about the University of Phoenix. From the first day, I have always been treated as though I was physically there in class. The academic and financial team have both helped me in so many ways! I have worked extremely hard at UOPX and so far, have earned my Associate, my Bachelor, and I plan to graduate this year (2018) with an MPA. I am so very proud of this college as they should be proud to be employees. I am so sorry if others have had bad experiences, but personally, I would do it all again, right here at the University of Phoenix. #phoenix4life

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Awful Organization! Don't go here or waste your money.

Bachelof of Science in Management - December 11, 2017
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I was so unhappy with the UofP. The financial aide department was awful. 2 years in they had to stop my program because they needed new VA paperwork and didn't know what paperwork or how to complete it but would not let me continue with my program because of their issue and ignorance. I was so livid. Then after I graduated they called me and told me never mind, you didn't earn your HRM certificate because you didn't complete all of the HRM classes with us. I know we let you transfer them from another accredited school but you don't qualify to graduate from us. So essentially, they wanted me to come back and pay them for more classes so I could graduate. Not one time in the 2.5 years I was there did they tell me this at all. They were happy to charge me for transferring my credits but never said they won't count for graduation. This is a SCAM to get more money from us as students. Apparently we didn't pay them enough as it was. I loathe this school. They made my life miserable with all the BS they kept coming up with after the fact to try and get more money from us.

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Disappointing

Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Management - July 31, 2017
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I took a 5 year break and Phoenix has not improved. I have spoken to three supervisors in last month and still did not getting anywhere. I sent all my information in May 5th to my enrollment counselor which was to transfers to Financial Aide Advisor. It never happen from Victoria, Jonquilla, and Kamille. I'm so disappointed and frustrated about the situation. I have requested for higher up then a supervisor and Victoria did not honor my request. It's now August and Kamille still did not have a response.

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The best option for world travelers.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership - June 28, 2017
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I received my Ed.D. from the University of Phoenix in 2015. My Chair and Committee Members were very helpful and supportive. The University of Phoenix School of Academic Studies offered demanding classes that fit perfectly with my busy schedule and travels. I finished my degree while living in Germany and China. This would not have been possible with traditional universities. After I finished my degree I received employment with the State University of New York. Yes, I acknowledge that the university is more expensive to attend that some other universities that would not have met my needs. However, I must ask myself if it was all worth the expense and time. My only answer is, yes it was all worth it!

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Stay Away

Bachelor of Science in Business - E-Business - April 30, 2017
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This school is the biggest scam I have ever had to deal with. They took financial aid, a loan, and am now telling me I owe them 3,000 Dollars. I have only taken 3 classes!! When I first started, the financial department told me that financial aid had covered my tuition 100 percent and that I was actually overfunded. Then all of a sudden they had dropped me from my classes and started blowing up my phone. To had to all this, I didn't learn anything from the 3 classes I took. All three classes focused on ethics, really this school has the nerve to teach ethics! I can't believe what this place gets away with. There has to be someone to report their misconduct to.

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Pretty Good

Master of Arts in Education - March 16, 2017
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I completed the MAed program with initial licensure in 2004. I was an older non-traditional career changer coming from twenty-five years in investment management and investment banking. My program was for licensure in secondary social studies. I found the program to be very informative and professional. The group work was irritating but it reminded me of corporate culture and necessary. I had previously enrolled in a local traditional college and found that program to be a disaster with frequent changes and administrative confusion. The Phoenix program was much better managed and more practical. All of my instructors were either practicing teachers, active school administrators, or retired administrators. I received extensive practical advice along with competent academic instruction. At the conclusion of the degree I observed enforcement of academic standards during the required student teaching. Two student teachers in my cohort were flunked by their supervisors and failed to finish the degree as a result. This was a good thing...neither of those two candidates were competent teachers. My program was traditional classroom and I took no online courses. My only hesitation concerning Phoenix is for those people wishing to teach at the college or university level. Higher ed programs in traditional colleges are unlikely to hire Phoenix, or any for-profit college, graduates. I was able to have a second career as a high school English and Social Studies teacher for eleven years as a result of my Phoenix degree. It was a very happy and rewarding experience.

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UOP Grad date In Dec

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration - October 10, 2016
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I think that UOP was a very good investment into my future. The cost of school is consistent all around. You will be paying the same amount where ever you go. The online experience was the only way I was able to go back to school and now I have my BA in criminal justice. I am having no problem applying for job and obtaining interviews, and sadly I have had to decline jobs because of my schedule. I have three young children and I started school in 2011 after my first child was born. I have obtained a high GPA of 3.89, and think that if you want something bad enough you will get it. The biggest issue I have had would have to be with the other students. I have a high standard for my work and when you are paired with others who do not put the effort into class the way you do. you end picking up someone's slack so your grade does not suffer. The instructors were great and informative, and it is important to build relationships so you are able to ask for favors, like a recommendation letter or reference. I am on my way to applying for law school and going to UOP has qualified me enough to apply.

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Doctroal Degree at UOP

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership - August 2, 2016
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I got my Doctorate from UOP in Educational Leadership. The program was challenging, intellectually stimulating, and has depth. I am very satisfied and achieved what I wanted to do, Online learning requires discipline, will and hard work. UOP has high expectations - you have to work really hard and hat is what I did. It is a great school with dedicated faculty! I got my masters from Harvard and the education I got from UOP didn't have any less vigor but it requires discipline and hard work.

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If you are willing to take the challenge the school is for you

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - May 3, 2016
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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.

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UNOP

Bachelor of Science in Business/Information Systems - April 25, 2016
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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.

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You get what you work for, not what you pay for...

Bachelor of Science in Business/Management - April 23, 2016
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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.

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A okay experience so far

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - April 19, 2016
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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.

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UOPX

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - April 15, 2016
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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.

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Read the reviews-- UoPH is awful!!!!!

Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing - February 12, 2016
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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!

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It is good, but that was back in 2003

Master of Business Administration/Technology Management - February 10, 2016
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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.

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Waste of Time and $$$

Health Administration - December 12, 2015
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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.

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Good Experience at UOP

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - September 17, 2015
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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...

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Great School - Got my BS/BA & M/MA with UOP !!!!

Master of Business Administration - September 15, 2015
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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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Reached My Goal of earning my Degree

Bachelor of Science in Business/Management - June 25, 2015
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Although I was required to finish my degree on-line because our local campus closed, I became very proficient working on-line and as a result improved my computer skills dramatically. I found the instructors helpful & demanded high standards. I did not BUY my degreee, I earned it! HOmework was intense. Teamwork as usual was difficult because every group had slackers who had to be pushed to do their part (same as at work)! I loved the on-line/ electronic textbooksbecause of the ease of research.I used the on-line library and the reviewing software for my papers constantly. These two programs definitely helped me achieve high marks. I give UoP high marks for setting and enforcing high academic standards.

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This MIS degree is worth it ~

Master of Information Systems - June 25, 2015
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I completed my Masters in Information Systems degree in May of 2015, and it was very much worth every effort. I have been with my current company for approximately six years before I completed my masters degree, and two months prior to graduating, I was promoted to Director of Information Technology. Overall, I have 15 years of experience in the IT field and a couple of certifications that helps to boost my net worth. Nonetheless, I had the opportunity to attend the University of Pennsylvania, Pace University, and NYU, but I chose the University of Phoenix based upon their information systems curriculum.

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My Review

Associate of Arts in Criminal justice - June 23, 2015
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I cannot seem to understand how everyone hates UOPX so much. I didn't like my academic & financial advisers, however I just stuck with it. When my fourth class began, I needed to drop it. I called my financial adviser and told her I needed to drop the class along with calling my academic adviser. The finance adviser told me that I couldn't drop the class because I already met the attendance requirement, so I stuck it out. Realizing I was going to fail the class, I called her again, asked to speak with her supervisor, and demanded they take me out of the class. The supervisor was extremely confused on why I wasn't dropped to begin with and they had to switch advisers because they were horrible. Even when I tried to talk to my academic adviser about it, he told me to suck it up because it's the college life. Ever since I've changed advisers, it has been a smooth ride; however because I dropped the previous class so late, I had to pay a little over $250 to begin the new class. I spoke with a few people and as I'm reading people are being told the same thing about getting laughed at because of the school you went to, however it's a regionally accredited university. I've called the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and they even said they accept UOPX degrees. Any well respected business will accept the diploma and if they don't, you can always show them the webpage on ecampus that talks about their accreditation. Some of the teachers have been assholes, some have been extremely careless, and others have been extremely strict.

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Exceptional Experience!

Doctor of Business Administration - June 10, 2015
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I began my DBA program January 2005 and completed it effective June 2010. The courses were as expected, covering many interesting topics. From the start, the fellow students in my cohort (who went through the programs pretty much in the same courses together) discussed the distinction between a DBA and the well-known Ph.D. My undergraduate school's dean at the time had a DBA, so I was not deterred. I happened to solicit one doctoral mentor to work with me and he agreed. This was very lucky! I really like this person and still maintain a relationship with him. We happened to meet twice in person while I was pursuing the degree, which is not necessarily common with the university. I ran into a snag in finding a company to provide me access to their employees for the study leading to my dissertation. On my initiative, that was resolved after a nine-month detour. My mentor was exceptional in editing my dissertation as it went through various edits and iterations. I learned a great deal from him about academic writing. Simon & Schuster has nothing on his editing professionalism. I am currently an Adjunct Associate Professor with a globally-recognized university and I am highly regarded by the department leaders I work with. Admittedly, I came to the DBA program with 25 years career experience, including half of those years in senior management roles. The technology UofP uses has improved since I started and supported my growth very well. An academic advisor was interacting with me periodically throughout the program. Cost and financing was not an issue to me, as I did not need financing. I am engaged with three other professors pursuing a research project in my field of interest. It is great interacting with fellow professionals at this level. Attitudes about online programs have improved since 2005, as many brick and mortar schools are heading in this direction, too.

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Not worth it

EdD Curriculum & Instruction - May 15, 2015
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I was required to take classes for my teaching certificate. I had very few options, which the Board of Ed had pre-approved. I have experienced 5 courses. The first was silly busy work, but there were a couple of useful things. I loved the instructor. She was fair and thorough. The next class was a complete nightmare. I even went to experts for advice with the assignments. The professor based her grade on APA formatting. 80% of the grade was formatting and 20% was context. It would have been helpful to know that in advance. I dropped that class because even though I was working so hard, I was going to receive the 80% required by the Board of Ed. I enrolled in another course. WHAT A WASTE OF TIME. THE INSTRUCTOR THOUGHT PALM PILOTS WERE STILL BEING USED IN CLASSROOMS. That was 15 years ago. The next class was another disaster. I am not a stupid person. I graduated with honors but the assessments were so vague that I had no idea what was being asked of me. No way was I getting an 80 in that class no matter how hard I worked. I dropped that one and enrolled in another. AN EVEN BIGGER DISASTER. This was a reading class and the instructor didn't even know digital textbooks existed. She was very disorganized and unclear. Her assignments made no sense. Classmates were constantly posting that they didn't know what she was asking. She made a mistake in the syllabus and penalized students for HER error. I would never recommend this school and never, ever, recommend the instructor or the course. I am done with the University of Phoenix. Friends like Capella.

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A Mixed Review

Associate of Arts in General Studies - May 7, 2015
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University of Phoenix is similar to most colleges (in my experience). There are great professors-and not so great. The bigger question is: are you ready for college. I say this because in my experience at the University of Phoenix (online), there were students who put their heart and soul into it. However, three-quarters of them were likely unprepared. I believe the college should test the student for their ability to accept the coursework challenge, and their ability to adapt to increasing change. All colleges have rules that were not known to you previously. Some of your grades depend on your ability to do research on the professor's and school's expectations, as well as, learning things outside of your institution. You will have instructors that anger you. You will have instructors that will either give you an easy "A" or critique every key stroke. You will have to join "teams" to submit a weekly/biweekly project. There will be many team members who will not submit their portions as promised. You or another team member will have to do their work at a minute's notice to safeguard your GPA. Pay attention to the clock on at the top of your page. All work is due by Phoenix, Arizona time. I failed a class due to this. There are academic counselors who are not completely familiar with the rules and may misguide you. Ask the right questions! If the answer is in any way vague, ask again. Do be assertive about your education. You are the one paying them (though sometimes they may act otherwise). Most of your frustrations will likely be due to: a)lack of preparation (on your behalf), b) you didn't ask the right questions, c) institution rules you were not aware of, d)collaborative teamwork (lack of effort by other members, f)discussion questions, and e)this institution is pricey. If you fail a course in the associates level, you will need to pay around 1,400 dollars to retake it. It will make you want to cry. Do be prepared to get frustrated with college work (can be especially frustrating when it is online). The instructors will not always get back with you in 48 hours as is the school policy. Be prepared for this. Do not wait until a day or two before the assignment is due to ask questions. Read that golden syllabus ahead! Write down all questions you have, their will be vague spots and sometimes fancy wording. Be prepared to write and learn to be good at writing (they have a substantial amount of writing resources). You will get poor grades if you do not learn to write appropriately. They are sticklers for APA guidelines and grammatical errors. I went to UOP for three years. Most of the students were not even intermediate level in writing. You will be graded mostly on your writing abilities and less on your knowledge of the coursework. You can have substantial knowledge of a subject and still get a failing grade for writing errors. They will crack down on plagiarism. If you think you're going to "copy" and "paste" you are wrong. Disable this keyboard function-joke(it can be tempting when you're tired or do not understand the subject). The associate level courses are moderately easy. The bachelor's level courses will test your ability to go on. PROS: great resources (books, writing, citation, et cetera), great guidance counselors, mostly challenging courses, and mostly involved instructors CONS: teamwork will bring tears to your eyes, discussion questions can sometimes leave you with your face planted into your desk (falling asleep), heavy loads of coursework, you will write around a thousand words a day (give or take). They do not check to see if you are truly prepared for the college challenge.

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Overall UoP is worth it for my needs

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - April 29, 2015
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I've been attending UOP the last several years completing my BSB with a concentration in HR. I would stop taking classes on occasion when we'd have a baby so its taken longer to complete than I'd initially planned. I have four classes left so I'm almost there! In all honesty, you will only get out what you put into UoP. If you want to learn and are self driven, read the material and participate, you'll learn... Can you get through this by using google and reformatting your papers so its not directly plagiarized? Yes but that will only hurt you and you'll graduate not knowing much more than when you started. After getting married and having kids and a FT job, brick and mortar college wasn't in the cards for me. I am now in my early 40's and trying to advance my career within a large global company. I know the perception and stigma that UoP has...its not like getting a degree from Auburn or UGA...but I have 25+ years of work experience and wisdom and bottom line, my company requires an accredited degree for advancement in my field. They pay for the classes and I give it my best effort. You won't create a vast network of contacts, you really won't make any friends nor will your instructors remember you. Your degree is only part of what HR Managers look at...you are a culmination of work experience, life experience, outside interests and hobbies...your integrity, loyalty and attitude shape you as a person. I noticed many folks stating the degree didn't help them because it was from UoP and they didn't learn anything etc or the classes were a joke. That's a victim mentality - I don't know if the facilitators read my papers or if my participation made a difference in the class discussion but I did the best I could do. For those dealing with Financial Aid - there are going to be dolts working in any office so make sure everything is correct and do not just take someone's word on it - double/triple check. The ramifications are enormous and having your credit ruined for seven years because you aren't going to pay them for their mistake is like cutting off your nose to spite your face. You have to look out for you because no one else will and blame is the inability to accept responsibility. Even if they say it is correct, get everything in writing and copies of all the paperwork. The "advisors" seem to be call center rep's at best and that's a lot of financial trust to put into someone knowing the high turnover rate they have. UoP is the stepping stone I need to step up my career. It is what it is - a for profit university that puts all the work on the student, little on the facilitator and that gives any student the ability to either dig in and study the material (not sure how someone couldn't learn anything from a 600 page book) or squeak by using google. I'm glad I chose UoP - its worked well for my dynamics and will soon help me get the promotion I've been working on all these years!

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Great School!

Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Management - April 24, 2015
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I am currently attending the University of Phoenix (online). I am pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Human Services. I currently hold a 3.5 GPA. The work is challenging and the professors/facilitators make you think. The learning teams help you prepare for working with others, from various backgrounds, in the real world. The course material is up-to-date and the school has so many resources to help students succeed. I have read both positive and negative reviews on the school and the negative reviews have not caused me to change my thoughts and feelings about the school. The financial advisor and the academic representative have helped me tremendously. I would tell anyone that is considering online studies that they need to have their priorities in order and time management is key. I would recommend the University of Phoenix to anyone considering online learning.

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MIS program

Master of Information Systems - March 31, 2015
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I understand everyone is not happy with their experience with the University of Phoenix. But I have never had any bad experience with financial aid and the military paid for my education. I took courses at National University, SDSU, and Maryland. But this program is almost identical and the only difference is the exams. When I put Masters degree on my resume, I started getting calls from IT recruiters. But the IT field is structured towards certifications and experience. In this field, you need education,certifications, and real world experience. So no matter what school you attend,please do not assume it will get you the job. A degree will only get you a interview, and the rest is on you. I finished my Masters of Information Systems on March 23, 2015 and I'am proud to be a Phoenix!

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AA UoP Alumni, BS Psychology Student

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - March 27, 2015
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I have read the negative reviews, and the positive reviews. All I have to say is that I am a proud Phoenix alumni and I am continuing with UoP for my Bachelor's degree. I love it at Phoenix and I am honestly considering moving in order to continue with Phoenix for my Masters and possibly Doctoral program. I have had to work to get the grades I have gotten, and trust me I have seen the grades that come about with a lack of effort. I have gotten A's and B's as well as C's. This school is challenging. If you are not in the right program for you, you are not going to enjoy your experience. Yes, I've taken a couple of courses that were a piece of cake, but they were lower level courses. Now I am in higher level coursework and I do have to do research, read the textbook, read the suggested readings, and discuss with other students to get the full value. But isn't that what college is about? For those of you who were not happy, not every school is a good fit for everyone. That is exactly why schools hold open houses, offer appointments to speak with you about what they offer, offer you information for their degree programs, etc. You will not get the same experience out of every single school, and at one time or another you will be frustrated by your school for various reasons. It is about learning from those experiences, and going with what makes YOU happy. If you want something more, you have to go and get it. UoP is an excellent choice for individuals who do not have the option of a brick and mortar school. I would never be ashamed of my degree, I actually have my degree certificate displayed proudly in my home and I cannot wait to get the next one.

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UOP degree was totally worth it

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - March 27, 2015
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I do not regret my time at UOP at all. For adults in the workforce, working full time, and even raising kids, UOP is a great way to go. I wouldn't reccomend this kind of program to people right out of High School, I would strongly reccomend those people go to a ground school to get going. UOP is a good fit for those of us that are ENHANCING our careers. There is a lot to be said for UOP and the team approach to getting assignments done. If you have not been in the workforce, or even at a ground school after High School, I amnot sure you would see the value in this type of learning. All in all, if you must get a masters to get promoted, or finish that BS you didn't finish 10 yers ago because you had a family- this is for you- this is NOT for those who are saying "I should go to school"...YOU should go to state university or community college FIRST.

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STAY AWAY!

Associate of Science Degree in Communications - February 3, 2015
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I have been looking for places to post my experience with University of Phoenix and have finally found this site. I know that there are many people out there that are like me and want an education to make their lives better in some way, shape, or form. But this school is not the place for that. Allow me to explain: When I first came across University of Phoenix, I was trying to transfer from another school called Penn Foster (which is just as bad as Phoenix, but that's a whole other can of worms that we're going to leave alone). I had looked through the options that I had available to find a school that would allow me to do what I really wanted to do, which was Web Design. My first interactions with Phoenix was very good. My AC was very nice and I got along well with her. However, since I was only 21 at the time and had no job, I had to file as a dependent seeing as I was also living with my parents. Now let me be clear that I have never in my life filed for financial aid, nor was I fortunate to have college savings from my parents. You could basically say that I was entering into the deep end with the big kids on this one. My parents put both of their incomes together and my counselor determined that I was eligible for the full amount of a Pell grant and loans from my state of Kentucky. I thought that after that it was smooth sailing from there and that I was on my way to getting my Associate's Degree. I really wish I could say that this had a happy ending. But unfortunately, this isn't one of those fairy tales where life is all cupcakes and sprinkles. I started to notice that things were slowly beginning to change when I started my very first IT class along with an Ethics class. I was doing well in my classes: I had a 3.75 GPA, A's and B's, and I was never late in posting my assignments. Then, out of the blue, I get an email from my Academic Advisor and Financial Advisor (Both of which, I want to point out, were very good fellows.)that there is a problem with my financial aid. I replied to them both and it turns out there was a paper that was not correctly filed and that I needed to resubmit it. So I went ahead and filed it. By this time, I had just finished both classes and was on a two week hiatus. Two weeks passed and when I logged in for my next classes, I was shocked to find that I was not in any classes. Immediately I called my Advisor and was informed that he was not my advisor anymore and that I had been reassigned. I was confused, but agreed to get in touch with another man that was going to help me get back into my classes. Once again, I had to complete the application process and (for reasons I will never understand) wait for him to get back to him. A week passed before I tried once more to get in touch with Phoenix. This time I reached what had to be the most rude and condescending person that I have ever talked to. I was told that my paperwork had expired and that I would not be starting classes as scheduled. But most shocking of all was the fact that there were "discrepancies" on my transcript. I pressed her to tell me what they were specifically and I could not for the life of me get this woman to talk. Frustrated and irritated more than I had been in a long time, I snapped and told her to not even try getting me back into classes because I was taking my education elsewhere. Bad mistake. Her entire demeanor changed in an instant; she told me that she forgot to mention that there was a class that was not paid for and that I was now responsible for paying them back $973.14 for a class that I never took. I didn't say anything for a moment before I told her that I wanted to speak to whoever was above her which she refused. She also mentioned, very rudely, that there was no way they were going to release my transcript until that was paid so I was better off in not even trying to transfer. With those words, I hung up, unable to continue talking. I have since been harassed with phone calls from a collections agency demanding that I pay Phoenix which is money that I don't even have. I have had to file for forbearance just to buy more time in finding a job. Worse; I can't get back into school until March because of how University of Phoenix screwed me over. If there is one thing that I am guilty of, it's not doing my research ahead of time and being naive about the whole thing. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt and this is what happens to me. So, the moral of the story is don't go to University of Phoenix. It's NOT WORTH IT. Take your education elsewhere. Go to community college or some brick and mortar school if you have to. These people will only take your money and run and if you try to get out of there they will do to you what they are doing to me and many others. Don't waste a year and a half like I did trying to get a degree that won't be taken seriously. As for me, I'm going to keep trying to find a job and possibly go to Job Corps if all else fails just to get some kind of trade or something just to try and dig myself out of this hole that I'm in. If anyone out there is reading this, please keep this all in mind if you are thinking about going to Phoenix. If you want to get screwed over and waste your time, then this is the school for you. Otherwise, don't give this school any thought at all. You'll regret it if you go.

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Be careful

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - January 25, 2015
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I received my Associates of Science degree in May 2000 from Tidewater Community College, and then continued to work for the Department of Education here in Virginia for 14 years until I was released in early 2008 due to budget issue the state was having. After spending nearly 4 years trying unsuccessfully to break back into the workplace full-time, I decided to finish my degree.... After some looking around for a good fit for an online degree, I settled on UoP, and finally completed my bachelors in Information Technology, which I believed would increase my marketability to employers. This has NOT been the case, and I am finding myself still seeking part-time, and low paying jobs in an attempt to get my foot in the door with a new employer. and I am starting to feel that my time, effort, and MY MONEY, were WASTED at UoP now. Maybe my mistake was not continuing to search, and find an online program that was in the field I initially started my higher education in, Computer Science, and settling for a degree in IT instead, but UoP was so accommodating to my situation, and managed to get almost ALL of my TCC credits transferred in. As well, the financial aid was right, and the convenience of obtaining a degree online sucked me in. However, after having this "degree" for over a year now, I have realized that I did NOT learn much at all, and basically threw away over $48,000.00 on a degree that is not worth the paper it is written on. Perhaps this could be blamed on the abysmal state of the job market in America at this time, but I believe it is because after completing 2 years, with a GPA of 3.96, I have come out of this with almost ZERO new knowledge, and am just as screwed as I was before deciding to complete my degree. What's worse is that now I have a new HUGE debt hanging over me for a diploma that most employers just laugh at because of the name on it. I know that you get out of something what you put in, but I worked HARD to get that degree, and it is worth NOTHING?? What in the world??

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A very fair school!

Master of Business Administration/Technology Management - January 21, 2015
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I have five remaining classes toward my MBA w/ Technology. I worked hard for the grades I received resulting in a 3.61 GPA Rarely did I have a class that was a cakewalk. I read all the chapters. You get what you pay for. I do recommend this school.

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It is what it is!

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - January 13, 2015
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I just finished by BSN through UOPX. I have to say that it is the perfect school for someone who wants to work full time and complete a degree. You write A LOT of papers but there were little to no tests. I have to say you can get by without doing the readings. I would absolutely use the books for my papers and projects but do not have to sit down and read 3 chapters a week. I received all A's and two B+ without doing the readings. I would stay on top of work and keep moving forward. The advisors I had were "ehh" I had approx 5 different advisors in the 2 years I was in school, but I rarley needed their help. I called my finance advisor more often. I was great to be able to take a break to get married and then return to school after. I agree I think the entire BSN idea is a joke. I learned way more skills and knowledge in my regular RN program at my technical school but now I have the BSN behind my name. Good luck everyone!

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Online Business Degree

Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting - October 16, 2014
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I must agree with those who say that you get out of it what you put into it. This is a great school for adults who aren't interested in frats, sororities, partying, or the dorms, and are primarily concerned with learning and getting an accredited degree. There were many nights after coming home from a full day at work that I did not feel like putting in 2-3 hours of math labs or reading 60+ pages of accounting text. On the weekends I had-Guess what?-More reading and more assignments to complete. It was not an easy commitment to keep and I wanted to just slow down so many times, but I kept going. The environment is not the sterile academic scene of the traditional university where you are saved from having to deal with "those people" because they do their work and you do yours. You will be forced to work with people you don't agree with, are not at the top of the class, and whose scholastic habits are less than supportive of your own success. In other words, it's just like the job you have during the day, only you're paying someone else to let you do it. If you expect to work hard and be treated like a grown person, you may find, as I did, that the UOP is right for you.

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Beware

Associate Human Services - October 16, 2014
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Run from this school. Credits do not transfer and the faculty is subpar. I know a former faculty member who taught for four years in the associate's degree program, and she mentioned it was a joke. They give the online instructor's the format, the person never read the book, or papers. It was just a good why to to collect a little change on the side.

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WORST SCHOOL FOR MILITARY/ VETERANS/ AND DEPENDENTS

Associate of Arts in General Studies - September 26, 2014
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ABOLUTLEY THE WORST SCHOOL FOR VETERANS/ MILITARY/ AND DEPENDENTS!! It discrimates against military and veterans in all aspects. They take your money and GI Bill and yet don't file all correct papers with the VA, loses papers, give you the run around, overcharge the VA and then you lose your money. No reimbursement what so ever. Also their teachers are not real teachers. Since it is a private for profit, they can change and do basically what they want. The investagation department stated they "always site with the school and staff" so where is the justice. They are NOT required to have licensed teachers and also can teach what they want even if it is their own opion. Not what state and federal standards are to be. They also don't agree with the no child left behind act which also work with adults whom have learning disabilities. I have served my country for over 15 years and in less then 6 months they have targeted me especailly the english department cause I am a veterans and the teacher is from another country who had stated she don't like military. They ahve not filed my leave of absence cause I was called to duty for a short time until AFTER I got back which caused me to owe the VA money due to the schools failure to file papers corretly. I have called the school several times, talked to sdvisors and yet they say they can't do anything for me cause they are a private for profit school and are not required to have licensed teachers and they can teach however and what ever they want. They are not required to follow the Education Board rules and Regulations. Then they started to bother my wife around the clock and on weekends to go to their school. Stay Away from this school.

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Never had a problem with U of Phx

Bachelof of Science in Management - September 15, 2014
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I have been attending U Of P online since 2012, I earned my AA in business management and am currently working towards my BS in Business Management. I will start off by saying that if you are not a self disciplined person and expect everything to be handed to you then the On-line experience is not going to work for you. The coursework requires lots of reading and writing over the 9 weeks or 5 weeks, depending on your program. You get what you put into it. Learning teams are not always great, there are people who try to ride through and not do anything but they CAN be dismissed from the team for not participating. Over-all I have enjoyed the curriculum and learned in every course.

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MBA Global Management

Master of Business Administration/Global Management - September 14, 2014
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I took the MBA/GM in 2000/2002. As a traveling professional with several years experience, some of the courses were a "walk in the park", while others required significant effort and communication with team members. I was able to keep up with the entire program while traveling abroad and started preparing early for the final project, which made the program earier to complete. The program was exceptional. I followed this program with another MBA specialty in Technology Management.

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Good overall experience

Master of Information Systems - September 10, 2014
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I started at UoP after having 25 years in IT and learning that it would be difficult to find a job without a degree. I found the experience very difficult at times, however there were some classes that were not very difficult - because of my many years of experience. For those who have negative comments, it appears they did not have a good experience and I attribute the majority of the negative comments to financial challenges - generally based on dropping a class and then still having to pay for it. It takes a very strong personal commitment to attend an online university and unless you are willing to put in the many long and late hours, this is not for everyone.

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Corruption

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - August 24, 2014
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Terrible! Don't bother wasting your time here for they are unprofessional staff online and in-person. I wouldn't expect children to be working in this joint but it will become quit suprising especially when they treat you unfairly. Online courses were fabulous but then it started shooting down with corruption and I was framed for violations I never did which left me with nothing. Avoid this trash if you can for their high tuition ratings are not affordable and not a decent atmosphere to work with.

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MSN

Master of Science in Nursing - August 16, 2014
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Ifound UOP to be both challenging and fun. Yes, fun! The professors are all exceptional. One professor would even call me to make sure I was understanding the assignment requirements! The online environment is conducive to learning and THINKING. Canned answers are not exceptable; I found that the courses were reality based and very appropriate for today's nurse. I wish UOP had a DNP program, because I would not hesitate to sign up for it! The counseling department are wonderful: from helping me initially with financial aid to guiding me through the online environment. This is an exceptional university. If you are motivated to learn, you will not regret this choice. No spoon feeding here, but alot of caring and expert staff.

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UOP - Getting to work

Bachelof of Science in Management - August 5, 2014
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I have been reading the negative comments by those that attend the online version of UOP. Let's just say it is different from attend campus classes. I've had hard teachers THAT ARE ACTUALLY TEACHERS and not facilitators. I can count on one hand how many facilitators I had. DO YOUR RESEARCH! - I've had several teachers that didn't teach worth anything and considered UOP an easy check. Let's just say they are not at the campus where I attend. I have had teachers that have made those 4 hours all about them and their therapy. I will say that those teachers are no longer there. I complain because I pay. Now if you didn't get anything out of the classes, then that is your fault! I consider myself intelligent and I would say the classes can be challenging. They were challenging to me because I went above and beyond in all of my classes. I've managed to retain much of my education and haven't lost anything. You know that saying, "If you don't use it, You loose it!" That's what happened to many of those fly-by-nighters. There is good and bad in every school and just because you go to an Ivy league school does not mean you are a Straight-A student! Reagan had a C average in Economics, Bush had a C average.O_o

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Excellent School: You Get What You Put Into It.!

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - July 28, 2014
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The University of Phoenix Information Technology for the Bachelor's Degree was tough, long, tiring, and sacrifice driven. All of which is necessary for you to get a dergree that is meaniningful and hard fought for. The Staff for the Financial and Education counseling were very helpful. For two years, I did my homework during the week and weekends. I had to post with everybody else on-time. Every last one of my papers, like every student at the school has to write a least three papers in a 5 week period. You can't be lazy with this school. You HAVE to be proactive by talking to people, coordinating group assignments, etc. Why? Because its homework! If you get stuck on citations, the database library works perfectly. If you want the grade, do the work. I finished my Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology with a concentration of Information Secuirity. AGAIN...I say to the nawsayers...This is a good onlie college.

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Save Yourself While You Can

Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Management - July 18, 2014
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First of all, the course work is not challenging not one bit I've breezed through almost two degrees with little to no brain work involved. Learning teams are a joke; they're full of procrastinators who make excuses as to why they can't turn in their portion of the assignment on time. With all things considered, the worst experience I've had is with my financial counselor. Every disbursement period since I've been enrolled, I've gotten "randomly" selected for verification. This wouldn't be a problem if it didn't require faxing and refaxing documents several times. My "counselor" would ask for more documents in bits and pieces instead of asking for everything he needed all at once. Now, I have two classes left until I'm done with my B.S. and you would think this would be cause for celebration. NO! The financial aid department has put me through heck with this last verification stint, making it impossible for me to finish. My classes keep getting pushed back while they try to figure out how to extort more money out of me. Oh, did I forget to mention, they're already asking for me to start paying my loans back. Do not go here if you value your sanity.I'm disgusted. After reading other reviews and seeing that most people have not gotten a job after finishing, I am certain I will have to start over at a real school. Why didn't I leave you might ask? I had no guidance regarding returning to school and being a working mother, online courses seemed the best solution to make a better life for us. I realized I was being duped $40.000 too late.

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Quality school but do research first

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - June 26, 2014
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I did some research on University of Phoenix and from my general knowledge I enrolled into University Of Phoenix in March of this year. The enrollment process was smooth and was notified of my acceptance few weeks later. Got into my first course Gen/200 I feel that this course should not be required as part of my Psychology program in my opinion because it's simply a course that is mostly common sense for any college individual unless you haven't been in college for awhile. My main concern was the financial aid, now it was disbursement as scheduled which has changed a twice now it wasn't a big deal if my finance adviser would of given me a straight answer when I asked "Why was it changed?". I have respect for the University of Phoenix as an educational institution however, it wasn't for me and that's why I withdrew and enrolled into another university.

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I'm not learning anything

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - May 30, 2014
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The teacher that I have now is like a robot she copies and paste EVERYTHING! They give you assignments but you don't actually learn anything. There are a few things I like about this school..it's convenient (I have two jobs so actually going to class would be impossible) I'm failing my class now but after she grades my other assignments I should pass. I plagiarized which is completely my fault, but I'm not learning anything and I couldn't understand the question. The teacher wont help you she'll just copy [stuff]. OH and the financial lady BLOWS up my phone, I keep telling her that I'm waiting for my IRS paper to come, that means I WILL call you. The guy that's supposed to check up on me calls me only while I'm at work, and will not leave me alone!

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failed to provide essentials

Associate of Arts in General Studies - May 24, 2014
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I have not learn anything the first 2 years , the final course was hard and the teacher never helps they are there for décor if you asked for help or extra explanation the best they do is refers you again to the book. I will never recommend this university for a friend as it is about making more money.

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UOPX MSN online

Master of Science in Nursing - May 15, 2014
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I completed the UOPX RN to MSN online program in 2014. It was challenging and expensive but totally worth every penny for my career advancement. As with any college, online or campus setting (I consider myself a professional student now) there are issues and obstacles that must be overcome during the process. The nursing program was exceptional. I found many like minded working professionals, including professors that were supportive and motivated. My connections in the online environment were closer than any campus climate. Feedback was prompt and technical support was 24/7. As my first online education experience I was pleasantly surprised and adequately challenged at UOPX. I believe the online educational forum is the future and UOPX is a successful example.

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Enjoying UOP

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration - April 29, 2014
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After reading some of the other reviews, especially the negative ones, I have to say that my experience has been completely different. I have had no problems with contacting my Financial Advisors, Student Advisors or Teachers. There is a lot of writing papers, quizzes, PowerPoint's, etc... but it is ONLINE people, what did you expect? That's really the only way for them to know that you are understanding the information since it is not in a traditional classroom. I work a full-time job, volunteer, have three children, one grandchild, and go to school...so it's not that you can't work in order to go to school online, but you do have to be organized and efficient with your time! Online schooling is not for everyone and I believe that is where a lot of the negative comments stem. UOP has offered me a chance at furthering my education, when I would not have had that chance otherwise.

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Quid Pro Quo

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - April 28, 2014
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I am just finishing up my Associate's in Psychology through the UoPx, preparing to transfer to a traditional university, not because I am dissatisfied, but because certain classes that I require are not possible online in any format. This school truly is about getting what you put in. I have met people who have pored over their studies, earn great marks, and moved on to great career paths. Some, like me, see UoPx as a stepping stone in a line of education that is still very viable. We don't go to Phoenix because it is prestigious, we go because it is convenient. Plain and simple. If you don't read your material, study, and take your time to do things right, you will not get the grades you want. Anywhere. I've had some really remarkable teachers that have impressed me with their dedication, speed, knowledge, and attitudes. I've also had one or two that left something to be desired. This happens with any educational institution. However, I strongly feel that the decision to attend Phoenix was the right choice for me. As I move forward beyond Phoenix, I will not be ashamed of my degree, as some might suggest. It has given me confidence I never had before. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Psychology classes offered through Phoenix and I know that the knowledge I have obtained will be useful as I pursue dual Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience next, and onward into graduate school. I read the material, I took the time, and it's already paying off.

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MaED Degree

Master of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction - April 15, 2014
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I attended the Teacher Education Program before the MaED degree. The masters program was a hybrid program, it included both online and in class sessions for all courses. I was impressed with the program and enjoyed the learning process. The materials were available online and could be accessed 24/7. I was able to review materials and ask questions online with instructors. Turning in assignments (online) were also easy. For the most part the instructors were good, there was one that I had to go to the administration about because she wanted to change the syllabus part way through the program. I think the administration listened to me because I was older and worked for twenty plus years before beginning the program. I set up a meeting with the instructor and administration and resolved the problem. The registrar, administration, teachers, financial aid, exit interviewer, post degree credential adviser were all very helpful. The support I received was top notch. I completed the masters program for a little over $10,000, granted they used my Teacher Education program credits to fill five of the twelve courses of the requirements. UofP use of technology was great, we were exposed to various types of technology and the IT group provided support whenever needed.

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Ashamed to say I attend UoP

Bachelof of Science in Management - April 15, 2014
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I am in my last year of a 4 yr management degree. I have maintained A's throughout my time in U of P. I have to say, 1/3 of those courses I know very little about, another 1/3 I deserved a C grade. Not once do I feel I knew the material well enough to justify an A. I am almost certain every learning team is a mandatory match between the high grade students and failing students who leach off the A students. The teaching is minimal, or in a few classes, completely non-existant. I am at the point now, I could just take the course syllabus, do all the assignments by Googling them, and ace the 30 question fill in the dot final, without ever reading the material or any instruction. THE SCHOOL IS A JOKE zero value for your money. If you really want to learn, do not go here. If you want an easy degree, jst a piece of paper that says you have a degree than this is your school. I am trapped, I am too far along to switch now. My coursework in 6th grade was tougher than the 4th year classes...

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Great School

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - March 26, 2014
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After reading some of the negative comments, I want to laugh. Bottom line is people want things handed on foot to them. I graduated with BS and had multiple interviews with impressive companies too. All this complaining about learning teams, do people not see the point that if you can't learn to work as a team you will never be succesful in the professional world? UOP has nothing but your career in mind, so things like being responsible enough to work with a team and actually do your work are apart of preparing you to be independent and responsible in the REAL world. Most of the negative reviews on here appear to be from people who have never experienced another college, clearly a succesful career for that matter. Look around before you throw the darts. If you fail a class, THATS YOUR FAULT. Of course you have to pay for it. If you can't learn to work with people as a team, also your fault and downfall career wise. I very much enjoyed and LEARNED a lot from my experience here, but that's because I put my best into it. I also put actual effort into finding a job with using UOPs career tools to make an excellent resume that got me job interviews and a career within a month. Its all about what you put into it people. The university itself has the highest accrediation possible for a university, something that can't be bought by any college. It must be earned.

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Straight A student - The place is a JOKE

Master of Business Administration - March 24, 2014
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I am a straight A student with just a few classes left in my 4 yr Business Management degree. I attended the actual classes at the school for a year, these were sub par but at least I learned a little, I had to switch to the online only, and now it is just a horrible joke. I feel trapped and just want to finish the degree, although I know I am just wasting my time and life, I am learning absolutely nothing. The online "facilitators" just copy and paste premade statements here and there. There is noi way I have earned straight A's, I am ashamed but I will finish it out there. Lots of mindless busy work, but no learning. Please find a real school to attend if you have any dignity.

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RN-BSN Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - February 21, 2014
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This is a doable program but time consuming. I am a full time RN as well. If you don't know APA format, you will struggle. But I was glad I didn't wait very long before going back for my BSN. You do write a paper about every week (usually includes researching) along with 2 class discussions and at least respond to 6 classmates on at least 3 different days. So total of 8 post per week. Not too bad. Classes are usually 5-7 weeks long depending on # of credits. Also, there is no break between classes except during Christmas. But if you need a break, let your advisor know so you can get reschedule. The staffing is very helpful and my advisor checks on me at least in every class I was in. This school is really good as far as paper-work and other issues with admissions/finance. The only complaint I have is tuition is expensive. That's the only reason I am considering going somewhere else for my MSN; otherwise I would stay with UOP.

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Do Not Waste Your Time At UoP

Master of Business Administration - February 11, 2014
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I found no respect in the business world with a MBA from UoP. Before you earn it you will be required to do more work and pay more in tuition then at other universities for a degree that for me has been worthless. The reasons are many. The caliber of the student body extremely low because of open enrollment anyone can attend UoP, and as you will see, most of them could not get accepted anywhere else, so you will be forced to carry those students through the program in the Learning Team environment. UoP does not employee professors or licensed teachers only facilitators who do no teaching only facilitate the class according to a predetermined curriculum. Everything you learn, you will learn on your own, and those who not want to learn anything and just want a degree, they can get that here, which is why I have found their degrees are not respected in the business community. That has been my experience.

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Master of Business Administration - February 10, 2014
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I would not recommend this to anyone that has access to a community college or a 4 year in person class. I live in Manhattan so the schools here are super picky about getting in after you have received a BA which I have 2 already so I had to take a graduate program and Im not even waiting to get in to those here. I need my CPA asap so I decided to go with an online school. I like that I am teaching myself that's what life is anyway and especially in accounting but I spend more time trying to please the facilitator who counts how many words you type on message boards as your participation grade. This quarter I had to email him to ask him what more does he want because I responded to all of his message boards discussions and he wasn't giving me full credit for my participation grade. I am understanding all the material I am learning myself and still worried about my grade based on will he give me full credit based on how many words I type not did I really just understand what I learned. So no please don't do it online unless you are in my situation.. you know you need to get in and get it done asap. Oh yeah I had to chase them for 2 and half months to get my FIN AID money.

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Excellent Education For The Money

Associate of Arts in Information Technology/Networking - January 23, 2014
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I love how they take full advantage of the online portal. Books, software, and programs are all available to utilize through their site. Most instructors are very personable and make themselves available to students day or night. The curriculum is informative and of extreme value. Financial and Academic counselors are vested in your success every step of the way. They call you to check on you every now and then. Most importantly, they return your calls promptly. I highly recommend University of Phoenix for continued education. It is a flexible way to change your life goals and put you on the path to success. The commitment to getting there belongs to you.

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A waste of time and money

Bachelor of Science in Business/Management - January 22, 2014
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I just spent 2 weeks in the GEN class that I have already taken in other colleges, but is a REQUIREMENT of this University to charge you again for a class you have already taken. The gest of the book "How to become a Master Student". The book is downloaded, about 200 pages, and you have to print it..... if you can get through the security requirements to get it. The organization of the classroom is not organized at all. You spend a great deal of time looking for the items needed to start and understand what the course is trying to teach you. I withdrew from the school right at 2 weeks and am now being told that I owe then 500.00, the University itself is more expensive than accredited colleges with better programs. Now I am expected to pay for receiving absolutely nothing, as I did not learn anything. I would not recommend this University to anyone, and should have listened to my better instincts to wait.

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MS Crim. Justice & Security Adm

Criminal Justice - December 29, 2013
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Very involved faculty (in general), rigorous writing standards, much better learning environment than traditional in-class BS program at Univ. of Arizona.

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Do your research

Bachelor of Science in Management - December 9, 2013
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Many people have written negative review for this school, yet most of the time when you continue reading them they end up saying that they were screwed over by the cost of the course which they dropped. The simple fact is that any school will charge a student when they make a poor decision. This is college and someone enrolling into college needs to make their own decisions regarding their education. I feel that this school is the only reason that I was able to complete my degree in a reasonable amount of time. The university has come under scrutiny because of unfair recruiting practices, but that does not mean that it is not accredited. The school is both regionally and ACBSP accredited. This educational quality of the classes is dependent on the amount of effort put into the course. Overall for me this school worked and I enjoyed my experience here, check into the it before enrolling, whatever school your looking at.

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Beware!

Master of Arts in Education - November 29, 2013
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LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY- I HAD EXCELLENT GRADES IN THE MASTERS OF TEACHING MAJOR. WHEN I GOT TO THE STUDENT TEACHING, I WASN'T PREPARED. THE COOPERATING TEACHERS DID NOT TAKE THE ONLINE PROGRAM SERIOUSLY AND LEFT ME TO SIT IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM FOR 2 MONTHS. WHEN I HAD TO BE EVALUATED, I HAD VERY LITTLE PRACTICE AND RECEIVED A MEDIOCORE EVALUATION. I GOT INTO A DISAGREEMENT WITH THE TEACHER AND PHOENIX WITH 5 LESSONS LEFT TO TEACH FOR MY STUDENT TEACHING. PHOENIX WOULDN'T ALLOW ME TO GET MY MASTERS. I ASKED ABOUT TRANSFERRING CREDITS, AS I HAD 39, TO ANOTHER PHOENIX MAJOR. I WOULD BE ABLE TO TRANSFER ONE CREDIT ONLY. THE SCHOOLS IN THE NORTHEAST WOULD TAKE ONE OR THREE CREDITS. SO, I AM PAYING A LOAN OFF FOR MANY YEARS AND DON'T HAVE THE DEGREE. PHOENIX WILL SUPPORT THE COOPERATING TEACHER AND NOT THE PHOENIX STUDENT. I REALLY DID ENJOY THE ONLINE PROGRAM BEFORE THE STUDENT TEACHING AND CAN'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT.

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My degree has served me well

Master of Information Systems - November 16, 2013
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I graduated in 2007 from the UoP on-line with a MIS degree. For me, results are what matter the most and I am happy to say that my degree has served me well. When I first started the program I was earning 60k, then after many promotions and now starting my own IT company over a year ago, I am happy to say that I have more than tripled my income. I mention this because I remember wondering if the ROI was there when I was looking into it, I can tell you now that it is. Even though I was a programmer during the time and well versed in IT, the courses were tough and the instructors were very good! The degree expanded my knowledge of IT (and related areas) to the point that I quickly moved into upper management. Taking the time to earn the degree was well worth it for me and I highly recommend it. My advice to new students... Be prepared to work very hard.

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BSM

Bachelor of Science in Business/Management - November 9, 2013
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I would have to say that a lot of the bad reviews that have been given are from people who didnt finish. The best review on here was the guy that said take it for what it is. This school will open doors for you , IF YOU FINISH! 99% of a degree means no degree. With that being said, dont think you are walking into an interview and are just going to floor some manager with the fact that you have a UOP degree. This school is more for those people who already have a somewhat promising career path and a great resume that is only lacking the basic qualification of a degree. If the best thing on your resume is your degree and you have never held anything but entry level positions, then go a cheaper route. A Bachelors checks a box that gets you an interview. It will not land you a position as a CEO or executive. Your work experience will do that. The degree has helped me but my success will be determined on how I perform in the positions Ive held. This is the way America works unless you went to a top 25 school. It is what it is. Id say its worth it if you fall into this category of working adults who have hit a ceiling.

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Good experience

Master of Business Administration/Accounting - November 5, 2013
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Prior to attending the University I had doubts, but the curriculum has proven to be thorough and efficient in comparison with traditional universities. I only wish University of Phoenix could build upon its prestige and alumni/alumnus by ensuring businesses understand the work ethic and educational principals this university has instilled in its alumni.

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Not a bad school, just hard.

Associate of Arts in General Studies - September 12, 2013
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I have just completed my Associates with a concentration in Psychology and am currently enrolled in the Bachelor's program for Business. I has been difficult. I transferred into UoP online after a house fire made it necessary to drop all my classes at a local school and my completion rate dropped. I have spent more time on assignments through UoP than I was at my local college. It has been a struggle, but I made it. I am a mother of 4 and work full time with a varying schedule. It is hard, I have failed a couple classes and worked hard to make them up. I have read some of the reviews and I can only say I wish I would of had some instructors that would of let me slide by and pass me just because they didn't want to deal with me. It would of made life a lot easier at some very difficult points. This school is not for everyone. If possible I would prefer a physical classroom but that has not been an option since I have been promoted into management. I am not a fan of the learning teams, but I can understand the value. I prefer being responsible for myself and not relying on others. I have found it frustrating that other professionals in my team have a hard time communicating while I have been posting messages to let everyone in my team know where I am and what I am capable of doing. I was assigned team editor and I have had to work with information provided by others that I believe is substandard, but those are all things that can be worked through. You grade your team at the end of the course and if the instructor sees your point of view the individuals in the team are graded accordingly. My academic advisor through the AA program was wonderful and while I was transitioned to a new advisor as I got close to graduating for the Bachelor's program my previous advisor was the first person I called to let him know I made it. He checked in with me every other week until I transitioned, if my participation was lagging he would call me to make sure I was okay and helped keep me on track. My new advisor is not the same and if I have questions or concerns I still call my first advisor. There are some bad instructors but there are also some really good ones, just like in any school. I can say I am more proud of my accomplishment at UoP than I would be from a traditional school because I've had to work a lot harder for it.

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Not worth the money

Psychology - September 3, 2013
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I enrolled in UoPx like many others as a way of going back to school while working full time and raising a family. It wasn't very long before I realized that I should have researched the school better. You are not taught anything and the curriculum is third rate at best. Many of your so-called classmates can't formulate a cohesive sentence yet you are required to hold online discussion sessions with them. How? I knew if I dropped out I would owe all of this money with no return on my investment so I stuck it out and obtained my AA degree. I immediately transferred to a legitimate brick and mortar university that had an online and in-person campus in my area. I was happy that all of my UoPx credits transferred over. After attending my new school it became painfully obvious how poor of an educational experience I had at UoPx. UoPx used outdated material, (many of the electronic books were three to four editions behind current material), grossly overpriced, and the learning environment was nonexistent. I now have "real book" which are current and relevant, peers who academically deserve to be in a college classroom, and professors who have a genuine desire to see me achieve (but do not just give me a passing grade without me earning it). I will graduate in a few months with my bachelors degree and I am confident that it will be viewed as legitimate whereas my UoPx associates degree is useless. To everyone who says that you only get out of it what you put into it, you are delusional. You cannot get more out of it than UoPx has put into it and they have put the bare minimum. Spend your money somewhere else, you will end up paying far less and learning far more.

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Business Managemrnt

Bachelof of Science in Management - September 1, 2013
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I have been in the university of Phoenix since 2010 and have completed more classes than in a regular college. In many classes, I feel as if I am in a high school course. I have teammates who act if they are in high school. They do not act if this is a college course and it makes it very frustrating when they do not want to do their part. If you enroll in a college like the University of Phoenix, you best be informed of what the college requires for classroom involvement. The teams are unsupervised and you are basically responsible for your own education and the instructors are only there to approve your work and make sure you participate. I you are not ready to be self instructed, do not apply.

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Stay away from the McAllen Campus! Its a joke of a school!

Master of Business Administration - August 31, 2013
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I'll just give 2s all around. I don't know anything about the teachers or materials but if they are anything like the people I talked to at my appointment I cant imagine that there is much quality to be found I those areas. This school is awful! It is a joke! I requested information online and soon after received several phone calls from an enrollment advisor. I finally went to the campus and that's when I saw uop's true colors. First, I was greeted by a person who seemed to have no idea what he was doing. He had a confused look on his face when he asked for my id and gave me a paper to fill out. He told me to sit down and wait for my enrollment advisor and offered me coffee. When I sat down and tried to do the paper he kept talking to me and it was hard to concentrate. He rambled on and I acknowledged him but didn't really know what he was talking about. He mumbled and spoke in jibberish and was hard to understand. He wore clothes that were wrinkled and didn't match. I mean a striped shirt with black pants and red socks! My enrollment advisor was nice, She took me on a tour of the campus and seemed to know a lot about the school. When we sat down to talk, she talked about degree options briefly but talked a lot about financial aid. Went over grant and loan options a lot and I felt uncomfortable at that point. It became all about money at that point. I haven't talked to anyone about financial options since I bought my truck! When she was done I couldn't wait to leave. I kindly thaked her for her time and the sales routine kept going. On my way out the door she handed me some of her business cards and told me that if I knew anyone that may be interested to give them her card and have them call her. As I was walking out the door the person at the front desk asked me if I wanted a coffee to go. I said no and he went on blabbing about how good the coffee was! I kindly said no thanks and left. I drove away laughing! What a joke of a school! What a horrible experience and first impression! I spoke with an enrollment advisor who reminded me of a used car salesman and a receptionist who was ghastly and appalling to look at! I am a working mother of 3 with a Bachelors Degree and 10 years experience in management which includes 4 years in upper level management.Instinct told me to leave the place when I saw thr receptionist but I stayed and now consider it a mistake! This "school" if you can even call it that, is a company! A for profit corporate organization that cares about money and only money! Lucky for me there is another school here that has a great MBA program. I will be going there instead.

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Don't waste your time and money at this farce of a school

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - August 29, 2013
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I've taken or enrolled in courses both online and at my local UOP campus. The on-campus (or as the school calls them, on-site) classes consist of four hours of class time per week, for the five weeks that the class is in session. The 20 hours per course, you may notice, is nowhere near the class time required at a traditional school for an undergrad course of three semester units, and I think it would be quite foolish to imagine that this fact is not known by graduate school admissions staff. (Something to keep in mind if you're even remotely interested in continuing your studies.) If you're wondering why I'm telling you about a physical class, please bear with me. I assure you, it ties in neatly with the online experience. On the first day of a business class, the "instructor" spent the entire three hours (the cumulative classroom time, not counting the breaks) giving us her extremely tedious and boring autobiography, which had not one whit to do with the course. So, that's 20 per cent of classroom time squandered, already. Then, towards the end of the session, a few students (including me) asked questions actually pertaining to the class. I'd expressed concern, civilly and politely, about word counts for essays, but she apparently took my query as an affront, and "reported" me to the school authorities (I am not making this up; not even my own imagination is that good). When they contacted me, I dropped the course, and I wisely dropped the school. The online experience was not, I would say, categorically different. The fascinating thing online was the mountain of illiteracy that I encountered from others in my classes. Again, if you think that grad schools don't know this, you're deluding yourself. Of course, Phoenix will accept you for a Master's with open arms ("When can you start?") But then you'd have two worthless degrees, instead of just one. According to the recent U.S. News survey of online schools, UOP ranks an abysmal 79th in the overall score. Actually, I should think that that was being rather generous. There are plenty of other, better online schools; my advice to you is to keep far away from this one.

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Not bad at all

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration - August 22, 2013
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I want to start off by saying that a lot of people may have one bad experience with this school, and after that they start putting down the school. The school is not bad at all. I was listening to the negative comments and was thinking about transferring to another college ( traditional setting. I talked with a professor at the other college and I was told that in the Criminal Justice field that I won't be wasting my time at UOP. He did say they are expensive, but they are accredited just like they are. I read a review that I totally disagree with based on my experience at UOP. However, it is true the admission process is quick. I've never been neglected since being enrolled here, every time I have an issue they were always there. Its totally a lie when people say that your previous credits won't transfer. All of my previous classes transferred except for one.

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Great College

Bachelor of Science in Business/Management - July 31, 2013
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I have attended college at the University of Cincinnati and University of Phoenix. I found both experiences to be different, but equal in educational value. I have learned a lot at UoP and found the classes very challenging.

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Online University are really ok; you can get a job. I am proof!!!

Associate of Arts in General Studies - July 23, 2013
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I am writing this to let people to know you can get a good paying career with a UOP degree and other online school degrees as well. The degree really shows you are able to complete something in a lot of employers eyes. I work for a big government contractor in VA. I started in the AP department all my skills were gained through other jobs. I made low 40K plus excellent benefits when I started in 2010. I am still working at the same company and received my degree AA in account from UOP. I applied for a Program Control position doing accounting work for a project making a little over 72K after I received an my degree plus the company reimburse me for my classes. A woman I work with she is the Program Manager which makes great money she went to Strayer & received her Undergrad & Masters. There are so many others at the company in the IT, General Ledger, Payroll, Contracts...I work for that went to UOP, Strayer, Kaplan and others online making good money for a well know government contractors. Some have even gone to other government contractors with these schools on their resumes. My point you take what you learn (read, read everything in the field you are in to learn as much as you can). If I don't know something I research, google, ask lots of questions, and listen to gain any-all the knowledge I need to complete my daily task for my position. I went to University of MD for 2 semesters and no it is not on my resume because I did not finish. I sat in classes you read/study a chapter, write papers, take quizzes, finale paper maybe finale exam. No real differance its up to the professor. I got a loan in while in MD paid the $50 per month a little more its paid off. I have more loans going to UOP you pay they don't call and it won't put a negative hit on your credit unless you are 90 days behind--Yes, this is true research the internet. This reveiew is not gramatically correct but its is from a real person that completed the AA Accounting program with UOP and will not be taking anymore classes except workshop company paid to further my career. I am a mom of two my husband is a truck driver who is always on the road. I signed up with UOP after talking to someone at my job in passing that works in HR telling me so many employees at the company attend UOP and this year they started giving us a discount. Well, I miss the discount but I signed up when I did to ensure I have a degree to go with my skills. Please don't let negative reveiws deter you from enrolling in online classes--independent learning. You will really do the same in a campus setting and most are offer online classes also.

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Loved my experience

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - June 21, 2013
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I started towards my BA in elementary education in January 2009. In September 2010, I was in a severe auto accident that left me with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), in a coma for a week, needed to be medi-vaced to San Diego to receive occupational, speech, and physical therapy. After I made a full recovery, I decided to change my program to obtain a BS in psychology. Since I did not have any prior knowledge or experience in the field of psychology, I did not know how my experience would be and if I would even enjoy it. With the help of my amazing finance and academic counselors and instructors, I loved my experience with this online campus. I am actually considering returning for my graduate program.

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration - May 23, 2013
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Completing my BS in Criminal Justice Administration with a concentration in Management from the Campus of Dallas, TX was amazing! Completion of my degree was very challenging and the quality of education provided by the instructors was superb! Of course for the full-time working family man/woman, being a UoP student is very advantageous because of the school schedule. The instructors make a huge difference on how a class is taught because of their work experience in the Criminal Justice system. I highly recommend UoP to everyone and my only word of advice is to stay motivated. When you think about it, UoP students have 7 days to complete individual and/or group assignments. No excuses for failure should ever be given! If students fail a course, it's not because of the instructor or institution, it's only the individual. My only negative and personal opinion of UoP is group assignments. I prefer to work solo and not depending on others for achievement along with dealing with individuals that do not take pride in their product or hold themselves to a high standard.

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You will do everything, and they will still mess it up.

Master of Arts in Education Elementary Teacher Education - May 20, 2013
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I spent about 3 years with some breaks between my classes. I had problems mostly with the bureaucrats of the school. I've had my financial aid messed up where I actually had to call them to help them discover there was an issue and they had overpaid me $9. This put a stop on all my financial aid for months. I had an academic counselor talk to me demeaning and when I told her to stop talking to me like a child, she told me to stop acting like one. I've had the university screw up paperwork numerous times. Their urn around time to get you anything is about 2 months. They lost my diploma in the mail by sending it to the wrong address. I'm not sure how since I supplied them with my address. I owe over $60,000 and expect top notch professional behavior from such an expensive institution. I would never recommend going to UoP unless you have no other choice and are willing to deal with bureaucratic incompetence. You will also be in classes with elementary level ability to put together sentences even though you are in a graduate program. I also was denied field observation time in some schools because I went to an online school. While I learned a lot from my classes, it was all because of the effort I put forth with some of the resources provided by the website and not because of the instructors who do nothing more than grade your participation and answer questions. If you go to this school you will have to keep track of everything, be on top of it all, and do everything. You surely will feel like a phoenix when you graduate from here, yet you will probably wish the institution fell in the ashes.

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A UOPX DM is the Real Deal

Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership - May 8, 2013
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I earned my Masters in a program I completed mostly online at a state university. I started teaching at UOPX a couple of years later and was amazed at the expectations for faculty regarding engagement with students in the classroom, rigor of curriculum, extent and timeliness of feedback, and just about every area you can think of. My Master's degree program was nowhere near as rigorous, the faculty were nowhere near as engaged, the feedback was comparatively very weak, and the entire learning process simply not to the same standards as UOPX. After teaching at UOPX for a couple of years, I started exploring doctoral programs in leadership. I scoured every source I could find looking for the best program, the best value, the most challenging curriculum, one I could fit into my 10-12 hour days as an executive leader in my day job, and a program that would result in satisfying my quest for knowledge in my chosen area. After all the research, I could not find a program better than the DM program at UOPX. The coursework in the program exceeded my expectations, as did each of the faculty members I had. There were two who didn't meet up to the minimum standards, and I advised the school. Without exception, every other faculty member I had for any course or seminar was highly skilled, knowledgeable, and professionally successful. I worked my tail off in a very difficult program, and it was worth every minute. Our original cohort of students at the first residency consisted of two groups of students with around 40 in each group (84 total). Of those 84, 9 of us graduated together, 3 more finished a little earlier, and I only know of 2 who completed the program later. That's 14 out of 84 who made it just through the coursework portions of the program. It was tough - slackers need not apply. One thing UOPX did that was extremely helpful, yet also a time challenge, was managing the dissertation process. There were a series of one-on-one courses for the dissertation, with set deliverables that challenged you to write continuously. Progress was important; without it the cost rose as you had to repeat these classes until meeting the requirements. That structure might not work for some, as it forced quite a bit of individual discipline on the candidate, but I found the structure a very positive thing - I needed the deadlines to keep me moving forward. In the end, it took me just over 4 years to complete the program. I have a published dissertation I am very proud of. I learned more in the program than I ever expected, it was more challenging and difficult than I expected, and I loved it. I knew the finished products (me and the dissertation) had both been tested and had succeeded. No one I've worked with has ever challenged my credentials or knowledge in my areas of expertise. Over the years, those who saw me working through the program learned how challenging and difficult it was, but also saw me grow as an individual, a scholar, and a practitioner of my craft. I don't want to go through it again, but I would highly recommend the UOPX DM program to anyone who is truly interested in an intense learning environment where you will reach higher than you ever expected!

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DEGREE ISSUED IN ERROR - NO NOTIFICATION

Bachelof of Science in Management - May 3, 2013
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My husband received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 2005 (almost 8 years ago). He went through the ceremony we celebrated and he really thought he had his degree all these years. Today he finds out that he in fact DOES NOT have a degree. Turns out that the human resources department at his new job told him that UOP informed that he was two classes short of completing his degree. They further told him that if he didn't complete the classes by May 27, he would have to attend, yet one more year at UOP to attain the degree. I find this unethical and unprofessional of this university. They have not once contacted him to inform him that they gave him a degree in error. I went to this university and referred him to it and now I'm beginning to question if I in fact actually have a degree. I am appalled at the lack of responsibility they've demonstrated in their situation.

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Ridiculous

N/A - May 2, 2013
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I enrolled to take a course required for my state teaching certificate after having exhausted all the online courses that my local state university offered to fulfill the state requirements. When I told the enrollment advisor what I needed, they said that they knew exactly what course the state authorized for the requirements. It turns out, they put in me in a graduate level course when the state in no way required a course of that level. Needless to say, graduate level courses are more money! The workload is ridiculous - one week's reading was nine chapters of a textbook! It's a whole lot of busy work with no real learning taking place. The instructor only comments on discussion board posts, doesn't actually provide any real instruction, and the rubrics for assignments aren't clear. As a teacher, I'm shocked at how poorly this course is run. I lost points on a weekly assignment because the instructions were poorly written. When I sent an email asking for clarification, the instructor didn't respond until after the due date and then told me that if I had questions, I needed to ask earlier in the week. If I hadn't already spent the money on the course, I would drop it and find somewhere else to take it. I don't know how representative my experience is but I would never recommend Phoenix to anyone.

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I think University of Phoenix is great!

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - April 29, 2013
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I have read a few of these posts and can only give insight on my experience within the University of Phoenix. I graduate April 2014 with a BA in psychology and have been really enjoying my educational experience. Except for the couple of instructors I have ran into the others are very helpful, well educated, and take pride in their students academic accomplishments. With that said I have only ran into two instructors who basically expected you to teach yourself and did not like to answer or address questions and concerns properly. When this happens you call your academic advisor and they basically put a complaint in about the teacher (or a ticket so they call it). I have had to do this with one teacher and I did see improvement in her classroom manners so to speak! I never really have any problems with teachers getting back to me or helping me when needed. I carry and 3.7 GPA and deserve every bit of it. This is not an easy, just hand you a diplomas online education, and you really work your butt off to get it. So for anyone who thinks they will go to this school and do classwork 1-2 days a week with little homework is very mistaken and will fail. My instructors have all had Ph.D degrees and work in the field of psychology. They hold students to a high level when concerning their work ethic. Many people have said that you basically teach yourself in these programs and I wonder how that is any different the sitting in class. At a traditional college you still read material and are expected to comprehend it without someone holding your hand! Whether an instructor is in front of you or behind a computer we are the ones who need to teach ourselves. Overall, great school and has so far been a great experience in and out of the classroom!

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Love It!

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - April 22, 2013
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I am very pleased with my experience at UofP. Nothing is perfect, no matter where you attend. I think overall the online school has come a long way. Everyone I have dealt with has been very helpful. I had one problem during my first year with one of my advisors, and I requested another one. I haven't have any more problems there. I think you get out of it what you put into it. Yes, there are other students that you can tell struggle and they make some very stupid comments in the discussion groups, but what they do or do not do, does not affect me and my learning. I am very pleased and I work hard for my grades.

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Unfair Grading

BA of Science in Elemtary Education - April 22, 2013
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I attended UoPX five years ago for an education degree. Most of the instructors were really good. They knew their stuff because they worked at it everyday. We were challenged to learn up-to-date classroom techniques and not just theory. The college had a good reputation in the county school districts for turning out students who knew what needed to be known by teachers. And, by having instructors who already work in the school districts and had gotten their masters degrees from UoPX, a student already had connections in the schools. However, the requirement to work with team members created problems for me. In one class, our team leader stabbed us in the back on our evaluations. Instead of confronting any of us directly, he merely wrote bad reviews and gave us low marks. I went from a grade of 100% down to 89% after the teacher saw his evaluation, and my overall GPA suffered from it. I was getting a scholarship to attend, and I strived for the highest marks - very necessary when competing for scholarships. I wrote to the instructor, and he said that if the other team members vouched for me, he might change my grade. Even though I copied and pasted the discussion forum and showed that I had contributed well to the team discussions, and in spite of a good review from the other team member, he only brought my grade up to a 94%. That was not enough for a solid A. Did he really think that a person who could do well enough for a 100% individual grade would be a poor student on the team? I put a lot of effort into both and, as one team member had written to the instructor, I had been the team leader in a class prior, and she felt that my hard work led to a good team grade. I wrote to Steve, the team leader and confronted him about the review, but he acted a coward and danced around the issue. After he had spent 2-4 years there, that is what he had learned to do to team mates. I'm sure that's not what a mature adult is intended to learn on these teams. The next team problem I had was with a student who didn't want to do much work for the team. I didn't want to treat her in the same way I had been treated, by saying nothing and then blasting her in the team evaluation. So the team had a meeting with her. The others let her know, as diplomatically as possible, what they felt about her performance. She simply became furious and probably couldn't hear us too well over her loud fuming. She calmed down somewhat when I reassured her that we weren't trying to get her removed. We just wanted her to understand that we expected more from her. She was such a poor writer that she didn't even understand what I meant when I told her that her sentences had to have verb and pronoun agreement. Her writing skills were not even comparable to good high school writing. Yet, she said she was getting a B in the class. I don't know how that was possible. She didn't do too much more for that team, and she had the nerve to ask me and another team member if she could be on our team for the next class. By that point, no one else in the class wanted her for a team member. She had burned her bridges with all of them. My team mate and I hoped that she would make a better effort since she had done so poorly before, and we are both compassionate people. So we allowed her one more chance. Well, things went from bad to worse. She managed to do even less on that team than before. I guess she didn't have a good work ethic. It's a good thing that each class only lasted 5 weeks. When my team mate let her know that we didn't want her on our team for the next class, she blew up and started harassing my team mate with phone calls and rude emails. When my team mate called the dean of the education department for advice on what to do, the instructor punished us all with poor grades. He would not relent, even after we tried to communicate with him. I think that he would have preferred that we just stab her in the back on the team evaluations. It is the school's policy that decisions of the instructor are final. There is no appeal process. A third event occurred in another class, but this essay of mine is too wordy already. So I will end with this. If you are someone who cannot stand injustice, then this school is not for you.

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People complain because of their own bad choices

Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Science - April 16, 2013
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It is always amazing to me how many people complain about the University of Phoenix. They claim that they are a for profit school that is only out to make money.... well, guess what, they are out to make money, and so is every other school out there. State univeristies are out to make money (through sports teams, licensing, and tuition)... private Ivy League schools are out to make money (it can cost over 50 thousand a year to go to some of them). People are upset because they feel that they got ripped off by learning teams, or bad instructors, or accelerated paces... too bad, you know what you are getting into prior to starting. Work your butt off, take responsibility for your own actions, and don't let anyone stand in your way. I live in Durango, CO and the college here is a performing arts based private college, they want to make money too. Their degrees are worthless, students make fun of the school because they can go there and hideout for four years, smoking weed and partying. Their degrees are just as worthless for someone who didn't apply themselves as a UofP degree is for someone who didn't apply themselves there. I scored a 34 on my ACT in high school, yet I have learned a great deal from my experiences at UofP. I'm not dumb, I don't lack real world experience, and still yet I have come away with more than I entered with. Anyone else can do the same. I hate complainers that just want everything to go their way. Work for it, and you will see results. I have.

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Not a very good University to choose for education!!!

Master of Arts in Education Elementary Teacher Education - April 15, 2013
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Ask a lot of question before you enroll!!! Let me offer you a tip: -Ask about student placement and the relationship they have with the school board in your State. -Ask about the Learning Teams (you are put with irresponsable people and that affects your grade) -Ask about the Counseling and Education Specialist, they are there to support but that is not the case. -Ask about the Acreditation (they were put in probation when i was just starting the courses)

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UOPX MBA Global Management

Master of Business Administration/Global Management - March 31, 2013
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I was very pleased with the education I received from my UOPX MBA program. The classes I had applied to my current position as an overseas director with my company. I have sat in brick and mortar classes and these are just as hard if not harder. I would recommend this program.

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DMOL rigorous and difficult

Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership - March 29, 2013
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I cannot vouch for other Phoenix degree programs because I earned a BA and an MS at brick and mortar institutions. However, I would stack the DMOL program against any doctoral program and I have the battle scars to prove it! Ninety nine percent of the faculty was outstanding. The other one percent received scathing performance assessments from me. Phoenix's library is second to none. In fact, colleagues in prestigious brick and mortar programs asked me to retrieve articles for them. Earning a doctorate at Phoenix is not cheap. So...if you can get your employer to pay, then do it. If I had to do it again (if I was younger), I would attend Phoenix. A final note... Phoenix is the world-class leader in online technology.

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Its what you make of it!

Associate of Arts in General Studies - March 17, 2013
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I currently have 3 more classes before I receive my Associates degree . I have read several reviews most bad and some were good. I can say I have not had any issues that I have seen in the bad reviews. You definitely have to be a self starter. I know I could have learned more had I read the material that was available. Some classes are very easy and can be done without reading. Some classes were extremely challenging, this can be expected for any class or school. A lot of these complaining people are mad about the cost of the school. You should have done your research and comparsions before enrolling. Online for profit schools are expensive, what did you think it was going to be cheap. We are paying for the convienence of managing our own time to attend class. In my opinion online school is designed for an average working family person with very limited time. If I was fresh out of high school I would have attended a brick and mortar school. Since I am 36 married, with children and I receive a discount because of the military I chose Uop. So far I have had good financial advisors and academic advisors. I took control of how I wanted to pay for my tution and when I wanted to take certain classes. I just don't let people tell me what to do. It's my money so I do have some say. I am almost thru with school and have not received any student loans. I thank God for that. If I had to receive student loans I would have picked a cheaper school. It is what you make out of it!

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Great! Now attending for my Masters in Special Education Cross Categorical

BA of Science in Elemtary Education - March 8, 2013
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I attended this college because I have children at home and could not get to the local University when needed. I also have a full time job so the flexible hours of my coursework was the biggest reason for attending online. I do think this college is too expensive but didn't have another choice. I have received my Bachelor's for Elementary Ed and now am attending for my Masters. Some of the teachers are complete idiots but you will see this no matter where you attend. I also really liked the flexibility of being able to complete coursework no matter where I was rather traveling with the family or during the summer while the kids were at the beach.

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Not a good way to start

Master of Arts in Education - March 6, 2013
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Recently moved to a new area and not being able to find decent job; I decided to enroll in the Masters' because being a mother of two for me was the best fit. Wrong all the way!!! The classes are not meant to be for adults that already have experience with teaching.More for people out of the field. Is that what your looking for? At the beginning they target you with a lot of calls, but when you complain the calls suddenly minimize. You are not in control of your group assignment,if you land with an irresponsible group you will have to swallow, there is not time to rectify if you did something wrong.You are stock with the grade.Placement for field experience is very bad, you have to do your own placement and that takes a lot of your time going from place to place because they do not have a good relationship with schools.So they wash their hands but they required you to do the observations for a grade. Putting you as a Sales rep. to promote the University. While you are sweating looking for schools they are comfortable working from an office. You are paying for that you know? Please ask a lot of question before you enroll? Use this as a guide.Now I am stock with a debt, no job and no degree.

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It is worth it

Master of Information Systems - February 27, 2013
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I completed my Masters in Information Systems degree in 2013, and it has provided for me with an challeging, yet excellent academic experience. The courses are relevant and are taught by individuals that are fully functional in the particular fields.

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Okay once you figure out the system

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration - February 26, 2013
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When I first started at University of Phoenix I absolutely hated it and did not do well in my classes. I felt lied to by the Admissions department, my team of Advisors was constantly changing, and grading criteria changed with each instructor. I took a long break from the school, realized UOP was my only option for a degree because of their convenient schedule, and got back on board. The 2nd go around has been much better. I get an A in every class by simply conforming my writing style and presentation style to the standards of each instructor. What has helped in the Support area is my reviews at the end of each class. If I give them a bad review in any area I get a call that same day for a follow-up and detailed review of my experience. I was constantly getting my financial aid money and GI bill funds in late, so I called and complained everyday for about 1 month, and now my financial aid Advisor is very attentive to my needs. It takes effort to not get lost in their system, but once you figure how to stand up for yourself in a professional way, the process is much easier. Learning Teams was also a big problem for me. Your grade depends on other students, and some of those students are idiots! Once I learned to be assertive and literally kick these people off of my team if they weren't participating, then I did very well. It is training for real life situations and in real life people get fired. The only thing that truly keeps me enthused about this school is the quality of the instructors. They are all professionals who are very experienced in their line of work, depending on the program you are in. All of my Criminal Justice instructors have been Prosecutors, Parole Officers, Corrections Officers, Police Lieutenants, Police Officers, etc. They have all reached a high level in their career and offer excellent knowledge of real life experience to students. I would recommend UOP to students who have completed their general education and are ready to start a core program.

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It is what you make it

Bachelor of Science in Business/Management - February 25, 2013
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The UoP Lectures (in class) are generally amazing; however, they are still lectures and certainly there are topics we all hate. I attend on campus, and hold a 4.0 GPA currently 66 credits earned towards my degree. I can see the frustration with attending a university only online. I can not learn by reading only, I have to be active in the degree and in the discussions. UoP on campus lectures are far more informational than a book ever could be. The books here are dry and boring, as I imagine they are elsewhere. The use of technology is improving but some of the technology they do use, is rather irritating. They are accredited, do your research about what you want for your future, and what you NEED for your future to avoid not obtaining the correct degree. This university is solid, fast paced, and at times difficult. If you attend this university, like most other universities, you will get out of it what you put into it.

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After two degrees (BS, MBA) and 3 classes in to my DBA I can't believe I am writing a negative review!

Doctor of Business Administration - February 13, 2013
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I completed my BS from UOP in 2010. In 2010 I enrolled in an MBA program with UOP and graduated in 2012. Following the completion of the MBA I enrolled in a DBA. I completed the first three courses and then, a few weeks prior to residency my 16 year old daughter went to the ER with heart problems. My daughter was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tacycardia Syndrome and I was unable to leave her home alone to travel. I went on a medical leave for three months and would have continued to take classes but UOP has no work around for Doctoral students unable to attend residency. Unfortunately my daughter's health has not improved to the point that I am able to leave her for 5 days to travel to Arizona. UOP still remains unable to provide a workaround so I made the difficult decision to move my academic program to another institution. During the enrollment process the new school discovered that UOP had not released the funds for 2013 back into the federal system. I am no longer enrolled at UOP, my medical leave expired on 1/20/13, yet they retained the financial aid awards. I e-mailed my finanial advisor to ask what steps needed to be taken to correct the error. I received no response. I called her today and she was so rude to me I was really quite schocked. This is a school that I have paid tuition to for nearly 7 years through two programs. Now, because they are unable to work with me, I have opted to pursue my doctorate elsewhere, and I was treated rudely! Unacceptable! I was told to send a letter by fax to the "main campus" and see what the next steps were. Unacceptable! UOP has not treated me fairly, they have not attempted to work with me to allow me to continue my program and once I attempt to separate I am met with resistence. UOP has no claim to my financial aid award as I am no longer enrolled in their school- yet they have my aid. Unacceptable!

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Unsatisfied student

Associate of Arts in Criminal justice - February 13, 2013
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Do not transfer from another school to University of Phoenix. They will barely except half your credits. Then when it comes to your funds they act like it is there personal money then only give you only some pertinent information when it comes to them or you managing your own money. Their staff half is professional the other half is very unprofessional. I also had an instructor basically give me all unsatisfactory grades because of some inside personal issue she has and the school handled the situation as if we had nothing but time on our hands.

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Difficult, Unreliable, and Shady

Associate of Science Degree in Communications - February 9, 2013
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I attended the University of Phoenix through my Associates of Arts-Business and through all but 6 classes of my Bachelors of Science in Accounting. I can only give credit to my enrollment counselor for assisting me with all of my questions. He actually let me call him for like six months into my associates program because my academic and finance counselors were of no help. After he told me that I needed to start calling them I was on my own, even into my bachelors. I was constantly given faulty information when I did contact them and I'm pretty sure that there were intentional lies and mistakes regarding my financial aid throughout both programs. I am not currently enrolled with them, but I guess I will be eventually finishing my program with them because not all credits will transfer to another school. With the costs I have already occurred with them I cannot afford to lose any credits.

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Waste of time & money. Wish someone would have told me before I went in debt over this place.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - February 8, 2013
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I have a Bachelor Degree from UoP but can't seem to find a job. I have been done with school for a year and not one employer has called me back that I have submitted a resume to. The program through UoP is just writing papers and making power point presentations and looking after your learning team members to make sure they do their work and if they don't you have to do it and they probably still end up passing the classes. The work is a joke. To get a big chunk of your grade all you have to go is go on the discussion forums and write 2 posts (you can easily bullshit your way thru this) 3 days a week. I think a monkey could go through their program and get a high GPA.

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Excellent for experienced RN's

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - February 7, 2013
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This learning forum is excellent for the adult working RN returning to school to complete the BSN requirements. There is a minimum of participation 4 times per week with writing, reading, and group projects in most classes. The discussions have been beneficial to my learning. The advisor that I have has been excellent in assisting me through the program. I am considering continuing on with this school to complete my Masters.

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satisfied

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - February 6, 2013
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I am currently a student at UoP & ive been attending the local campus classes going into my fourth & final year. There has been a lot of fussing about the price & saying they are just driven by money, but you have to look at the big picture... you are paying for convenience! With UoP (just as with any other online institution), you do not have to attend every day so you can still have a life, you do not have to fork out hundreds of dollars every course for books, and honestly UoP doesn't cost any more than any other online school. Overall, I have been very satisfied with my experience with UoP!

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Review from a Satisfied Student

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - February 4, 2013
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Hello. My name is Tabitha and I am currently enrolled at University of Phoenix Online (Axia College), working on my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I have been a student at University of Phoenix since 2010. I started by getting my Associate's in Human Services Management and when I completed that, I began my Bachelor's in Psychology. Since I started, my experience has been what that of any other school (on campus or online) would be. Some advisors have made mistakes and were not very helpful, but most have been amazing. Some teachers act like they don't care, but the majority of them have wanted to see me succeed. I have maintained a B average since beginning my education, and I have to say it was not easy. In fact, it was challenging-it challenged me in the best possible way. I have learned SO much since becoming a student at UoP and I couldn't be happier. I have learned more at this school (and retained it) than I ever have any where else. In addition to what I've learned relating to my program, the University of Phoenix classes have improved my writing skills dramatically, taught me how to avoid the issue of plagiarism, taught me the importance of team work, and showed me that I can do anything if I put my mind to it. I think that is where the problem lies with many of you who say you have had bad experiences with UoP. I just want to ask you these questions: 1. Did you research schools before you made the choice? (If not, you really should have). 2. Did you read the fine print? 3. Did you ask questions? 4. Did you follow the syllabus' exactly as instructed? 5. Did you read the appropriate materials for your classes? 6. Did you participate fully in classroom discussions? 7. Did you follow the instructor's directions? 8. Did you put forth your best effort in your work? 9. Did you report problems with Learning Teams? 10. Did you take online classes for granted and think that you would get a free ride? 10. Did you take advantage of financial aid? Yes, it's a lot..but it's an education: what do you expect? If you really want something, you have to work for it. Something I find odd is the fact that many of the complaints about UoP are about financial issues. Since I started, I have never had a problem with financial aid. In fact, pell grants paid for my entire Associate's program (but I have a low-income family). Any time I needed extra money, my financial advisors even helped me take out extra loans. I'm sorry to all of you who have had bad experiences..it seems so strange to me, considering it has been one of the best experiences of my life and one of the best choices I've ever made. I think that the bottom line is this: if you want a quality education at University of Phoenix, or at any college for that matter, you have to put full effort into it. It's not easy, just like anything that you have to work for in life. There will always be struggles, things you are not happy with, or issues you run into; that goes with any school, or life in general. I am happy to be a Phoenix, and I will always stand by and support the University of Phoenix.

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Applying a Masters in Management to your job role

Master of Management - January 27, 2013
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The knowledge I was able to learn from the different classes allowed me to develop better management skills as a call center supervisor. The discipline in handling a big work load and outstanding writing skills have really paid off. I am pleased to be one of the more capable supervisors in my department at creating powerpoint presentations and having teams that are very engaged.

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Realistic Review

Associate of Arts in General Studies - January 25, 2013
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Online degrees require knowledge of computers. If you are not comfortable with a computer, or you do not own a computer, or your computer isn't up to speed an online program probably isn't for you. If you are planning on taking an online course and you really lack basic user knowledge of computers and the internet I would suggest taking an introductory course first. Yes UoP is expensive. But there are a million other schools and courses available that are cheaper. Just do your research when shopping around for a school. That being said I am completing my bachelor's degree at UoP online. I prefer online classes more than campus classes (and I have done both). One of the worst things about the online program is the students. Half of your classmates are illiterate and/or do not know how to use a computer. They are also really immature and unprofessional. The most frustration I have felt during my program is with my classmates. It's hard to earn participation points when you have to respond to posts that are barely in complete sentences. My financial aid and academic advisor/s have been helpful (my most recent academic advisor is even more helpful than the last one). But I would have to say that I was a bit annoyed when my academic advisor was switched and I was not notified. It appeared that my new academic advisor wasn't updated on the situation that my previous academic advisor and I were working on but my new advisor jumped in and has been extremely helpful.

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Get what you give!

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - January 22, 2013
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So I have read several different reviews and I feel that everyone is entitled to their opinions. That being said, you will only get what you deserve as a student. I will say that you will run into the occasional difficult instructor but what institution does not have that? The people that complain about everything this school is about only become dissatisfied because they choose to. The work is not easy and yes it is a lot at times. That is only because it is and if you are also working full time and have a family, it can at times feel overwhelming. The fact is that you must stick to it! For those getting a BS in psychology, this degree will only help in a minimal way. You must go for your Master's as I am about to begin doing today at George Mason University. Sure the UoP name might not look good on paper but it certainly helped me get to where I never thought I would be. If you want it bad enough this school will help you get to where you want to go.

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UOP is Great for working adults

Associate of Arts in Criminal justice - January 20, 2013
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UOP is great in my books. I've completed my Associates and about to start my Bachelors. As long as I have a 2.75 gpa by December 2013 I can start my Masters in Secondary Education High School Science at Texas A&M and all my credits from UOP will Transfer to A&M. So is UOP a piece of junk, NO!

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associates down in two months

Bachelor of Science in Business/Management - January 18, 2013
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I am working on my IT degree in programming. If you dont have tje dicipline to read amd practice what youbare learning you will fail. I think this school isnt for everyone. If you dont like to work hard amd reach out for help then you will fall behind. When ever I needed help I could call and talk to my teacher. Thwy were always very polite and helpful. I like to learn on my own and have support when I need it. If your the same then I think you will like it.

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Less complaining - more working

Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership - January 15, 2013
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I have seen more people complain on sites like this and even in the school news threads abotu the way they feel about UOP. I am currently working on my dissertation and have completed all of my content courses for my DM. College is not easy regardless if it is on-ground or on-line. If it was easy EVERYONE would have a degree. The problem many people have is that they want something for nothing. UOP has opened many doors for me. All of these doors have led to better job opportunities, better pay, and better growth potential. Most people complaining about UOP fall into that "I want the degree but I want it without working for it" category. I completed my Masters at UOP with an honors gpa and have also completed all my content courses on the DM level with honors gpa. It takes hard work, self discipline, and dealing with the good and the bad. STOP COMPLAINING and pushing the blame onto UOP simply because you do not want to do the work to get the degree!

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School takes advantage of students!

BA of Science in Elemtary Education - January 4, 2013
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I am a military spouse and decided to go with University of Phoenix when we were first relocated and my prior college credits were not going to transfer efficiently. I am only nine credits shy of my degree (only need to finish student teaching) and sure enough, we were relocated with the military. Only this time, the state where we were relocated to does not recognize this program; therefore, I am being forced to pay back my student loans (which are pushing $70,000 after interest) and I have no degree to get a job! University of Phoenix promised me that this degree program would go where we went: As a military spouse this was my primary focus! They lied. Not to mention, I was encouraged to take out as much in student loans as possible to cover "any unexpected expenses". Words from the financial adviser. On top of the tuition being OUTRAGEOUS for poor quality education, the staff of advisers are near ignorant as well. I am so horribly frustrated with the University of Phoenix, but I now have a husband deploying and have to focus on raising my three kids while trying to figure out how to repay my student loans. HORRIBLE school! Go elsewhere! There are many other schools out there. Check with local state universities- they have online programs as well!

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Run Run Run

Bachelor of Science in Business/Finance - December 19, 2012
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The school mission statement should be Overpromise/Under-deliver. Worst experience in my 49 yrs. Others charge much less, have better quality. No-one accepts their credits. BS received, will put it on resume leaving out the University name- too ashamed.

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Research

Bachelof of Science in Management - December 13, 2012
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Do the research before deciding which school to attend. Looking at the negative reviews, I believe the comments are a bit glorified. Like any real education class, you have to put work into it in order to get something out of it. Some of the comments are just not true unless it differs from one degree program to another. For me, group grade is not the majority of the final grade, it is 30%. If someone is not pulling his or her own weight, the person does not get credit for the assignment. However, like the real world, if the group falls behind because of a group member, then the other members have to step it up. UOP does offer convenience for online classes and it is suited only for those that are disciplined to do the work.

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Best online school

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - December 12, 2012
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This school was amazing. I would not change anything about it. I graduated with a 3.77 in this program. You give what you get; meaning, you put in effort and get back what you put in. I love this school and WISH they offered a counseling therapy online degree. There was an advisor who really cared about students named Dylan Sternberg, above all, his compassion kept me in the school. The staff calls to check up on you and your progress, they are amazing. Well worth the $

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DEAD VALLEY!!! STAY AWAY!!! WARNING!

Master of Business Administration - e-Business - December 1, 2012
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Where do I begin??? I was a single working mother at the time I was introduced to this scam hole. Before I began working at my place of employment, I attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I could no longer attend due to work schedule conflicts. I was told by a co-worker about this new university that allows you to attend class in the evenings. This was a perfect fit for me, since I worked in the day time, and always dreamed of graduating college.I was very happy to learn I would get financial aid, tuition reimbursement, and my college credit from ULL would transfer. I completed my "degree" in 2011. The low level of instruction, and ghetto trashy hoodlums in my classes should have been my warning to leave and avoid making the BIGGEST mistake in my life. I have sent out numerous resumes and no one deems the University of Phoenix as a credible university. They chew you up and spit you out, while in school they gas you up about all the job prospects that are available; yet when you graduate they offer NO type of job placement services. I now am in a terrible situation, where I am 34 years old, and starting over from where I should not have stopped. I have now decided to go back to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and obtain a real Bachelor of Accountancy degree. The good news is I will only require 2 years to graduate,due to the credits I earned there previously. THE HORRIBLY BAD NEWS IS, SINCE I OBTAINED a "bachelor's" degree from the university of Phoenix, I NOW HAVE TO PAY FOR MY DEGREE AT ULL. THIS IS A WARNING TO ANYONE CONSIDERING ATTENDING U OF P, STAY AWAY, STAY FAR AWAY!!!! THEY ARE VILE DISGUSTING SCAMMERS!!!!!!

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You get what you put in.

Master of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Teacher Education for Secondary Licensure - November 29, 2012
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I normally don't comment on these sites. But I do agree with a previous poster who stated these reviews are posted either by 1) students who failed to meet expectations; 2) instructors and employees with an axe to grind. In either case, it is both unfair and unwarranted. I will say that Phoenix is not perfect, but it does provide an opportunity for a quality education. The key, however, is you have to work for it to obtain success. You have to post discussions, responses and turn in assignments. Are all instructors the same? Absolutely not! But this occurs at any school. Please take the word of a person who has attended both state colleges and online universities. So my advice to the naysayers would be to research the school before you attend. It is not enough to take the advice of an admissions rep paid to enroll students. Rather, you should research the information and make an informed decision for yourself. Education is valuable, but you only get what you put in and there must be realistic expectations.

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Garbage

Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting - November 27, 2012
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UOP is by far the worst school I have attended. When you start, you get bombarded with all these advisors who don't even know what they're job is. All they do is refer you to another advisor who will just refer you to someone else. I don't know where they find their instructors, because the quality of education is poor. Nobody knows how to teach so everyone has a power point which they read off the entire class minus all the group presentations. Teams, wow where do I begin? UOP is so obsessed with this "team" work that they forget all about individualism. I know that it is crucial to understand the team concept in order to be successful, but in the real world nobody is going to carry you and pick up your slack. Group assignments make up majority of your grade and you're SOL when you get grouped up with students who don't even know how to construct a paragraph. By assigning so many group assignments it allows unqualified students to pass on the back of qualified students. Classes meet once a week and even that is too much work for the teacher that they'd rather waste our hard earned money to sit through ridiculous amounts of presentations, yea let the students teach each other because putting a power point is too much work.

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Proud to be a Phoenix!

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - November 18, 2012
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I currently attend University of Phoenix and have two classes left before I graduate with an AA in Business and am already scheduled to start my Bachelors. I have had an awesome team of advisors that have been there for me every step of the way on this journey, not to mention all the wonderful resources the university offers to help students pass their classes. Yes, I have had to work very hard for my grades; whereas contrary to all the rumors, good grades are not just given to you because you paid for the class. Just remember as with anything “you will get out of it, whatever you put in to it”. I am very proud to be a Phoenix!

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Learning Team Fiasco

Master of Business Administration - November 15, 2012
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There are three things that are bad about the MBA program. First, they let anyone in, so, there are a lot of unqualified people in the classes. People can enter 'on probation' for the first four classes. It ends up being five classes where there are people 'on probation' that you have to suffer through having as classmates. This is acceptable as some people may step up to the challenge and rise to the level of a real graduate program. But most are ill prepared and have a bad attitude to rise to the challenge. The real rub comes with the Learning Teams of 4-5 people. Imagine having 30% of your grade dependent upon 4 other team members where none of them can construct a correct English sentence. Imagine having them summarize the book instead of processing the book's concepts and applying them to the paper's topic in the writing assignment. Imagine them blatantly plagiarizing and you having to run it through the checking tool and rewriting the Learning Team member's portion of the team paper. It is easier to write your own paper than to rewrite and redo your team mates work. But, you can't totally rewrite their work or you are accused of not being nice. One team member gets offended when you change her text from a passive voice to the required active voice. Another throws a fit and withdraws her effort to the bare minimum. Another doesn't care how you decide as a team the split of labor will be, she just does whatever she wants to do and submits it. Before the meeting she proudly declares she's going to the gym and can't make the team meeting. You carry the team, most of whom don't belong in a graduate degree program for either academic or attitude reasons. The third complaint is it has become blatantly obvious that between the 'academic adviser' and the professor that they just want to keep you in class and smooth over your valid complaints of Learning Team members' above mentioned issues. I have explained that in a brick and mortar university these things would not be tolerated. In my work place of fortune 100 companies this behavior would not be tolerated. All I have to do is talk to the derelict, and then go to my boss, who would then straighten out the derelict or fire the derelict. THAT is the real world. As for the others commenting on effort, it is true. I put a lot of effort into the class and got some out. I just wonder if the gain is as robust as if I were in a brick and mortar university. I would write more than the required number of posts in the discussion forums. I would do research and read all of the research before writing my responses to others discussion postings, and then cite the references. My papers were limited in word count so I'd pack in as much content into the limit. The other reason for graduate school is building the relationships with other industry leaders. This certainly won't happen at UOP because the level of students on average is far lower than department managers.

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Crap. Go anywhere else. Rip Off; marginal education at best.

Bachelor of Science in Business - E-Business - October 24, 2012
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This school scammed me with my "pell grant" promise. The salesman's promise turned into a horrible loan that I can never pay back (no one wants to hire you if you have a degree from this corporation). I learned nothing compared to my peers that went to real schools. Stay away at all costs.

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Save your money worst school. Will be reported

Associate of Arts in General Studies - October 19, 2012
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This school is by far the worst tuition is extremely ridiculous and the teachers act as if they don't care. They post every five minutes and expect you to keep up. They act as if you don't have a life. They make you go through an orientation course which takes away time that you could actually put towards your degree. You have to take out student loans in order to pay for classes other than that you will be paying the other half out of pocket. Students loans is for housing and meals as well as transportation. Not here at Phoenix, your poll grant doesn't help tuition is by far the highest ive ever seen.

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DANGER- WARNING - RIP OFF - SCAM

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - October 8, 2012
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I'm sure some have found that this school helps them, when they are able to just happen to land in good classes. My husband and I joined the University of Phoenix at the same time, got approved for fin. aid at the same time, and started classes 2 weeks apart. After going through the required GEN 195 class and passing, I was put in one class and he was put in another. Essentially the same class, but they taught at different speeds and the assignments were due at different times. My husband ended up with classmates we were lazy, rude, slow to turn in assignments, and in the end he did most of the work for his work group while one girl wanted to spend her whole time just "delegating" work. When he'd write the professor he never got a response. He contacted his contact with UoP and she stated she'd look into it and nothing happened. He ended up failing the class because his classmates in his group didn't do their part of the work. I ended up passing mine but only because I took it upon myself to do my entire group's work for them to ensure we passed. They screwed up my financial aid timing with my classes and kept postponing my second class until after my financial aid came in. When it came in, I made sure to state I wanted to control my own financial aid and faxed in the note for my husband and myself. I'm so grateful I did. They began HARASSING our house constantly! Every single department called our home at least 3-4 times a day claiming it was "check ups". I got upset when I found out I couldn't change my classes around to do what I wanted I could only go on their schedule. We ended up with some family issues and couldn't start classes again right away and told them that. They sent us to collections so quickly... ...Worst part...Our second round of financial aid came in and they sent it back which was fine...BUT THEY CHARGED US FOR IT. They charged us the amount of our loans for sending the loans back! This wasn't a return fee of any kind it's as if the school realized they weren't getting that money so they charged me for it! I also got charged for the GEN 195 class I passed! We both now have $4k balances with the school because they charged us for stuff we either already took and passed or for returning funds we didn't use! I'm currently having an investigation done on this, as I do not believe this is legal. The collection agency they use hounds you even when you state you will not pay until an investigation is complete and they are extremely rude to you. ONE MORE THING: THIS SCHOOL IS NOT ACCREDITED. They state they are but 95% of jobs I asked if they accepted UoP degrees as a qualification they said no! No one recognizes this school's degree! DONT WASTE THE TIME OR MONEY!

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Horrible Experience with Online Class - technical problems cause loss of credit

Master of Arts in Education - October 7, 2012
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I just took Early Childhood Growth and Development online. It was a good class until the end, when the instructor decided to not give me any credit for a paper I submitted because she could not open my word document. She did not contact me to let me know she couldn't open it, she just gave me 0 points out of 10 for not being able to open it and when I questioned her, she said it was too late. It's ironic that she was able to open a team paper submitted by me that same day, created in the same MSWord software, and graded that. I ended up getting a B instead of an A because of this. I'm pretty frustrated right now about it. I worked really hard and being jeopardized because of a technical issue is not fair. I will never take a class at Univ. of Phoenix again.

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Simply Wonderful Learning

Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Management - September 29, 2012
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My experience as a University of Phoenix student was no easy ride of stress-free outlook. Through all ups & downs I manage to successfully complete my B.S. in Human Services/Management degree with the help of excellent course pdf materials along w/ other contributing resources presented by supportive instructors. I always viewed college studies as a priority from the 'get-go' so it came to no surprise that I would be up many late nights perfecting my work before submission deadline. College isn't about making excuses, it is more about doing what is necessary to prevent going through. University of Phoenix has taught me that self determination is worth it in the long run. One should never expect another person to believe in them more than they believe in themselves.

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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful

This is college, which means you work for it!

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - September 25, 2012
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This is my final year at UoP and I have some mixed reviews, but overall this is my degree and no one else's. And even though I faced plenty of hurdles, bad staff, and some professors that belong in a loony bin not teaching a class I work hard for what I want to get out of my classes. Yes, the majority of students who go here are not the brightest, have no motivation, or have never seen the inside of a classroom in their lives. That makes things truly difficult for team work but the best thing to do is work your hardest and keep communication open with facilitators. I'm blunt, I will tell a professor if someone sucks, or not. This is my grade and that is the only thing students should worry about is their own path toward the future. The amount of work students have to do at a State or Ivy League University is beyond what people could imagine at UoP (I am reminded daily by my husband). So, I suggest stop complaining because we have it easy.

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Unbiased Online Degree Reviews

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - September 24, 2012
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Well I have read these reviews, and I believe that people everywhere rip people off charging to much for what people get. I have two and a half classes left and I will graduate with a degree. My plan is to go further. I am happy that I will finsh, however if I had it all over to do I would not have gone to this school only because I believe that I would have gotten a better foundation. I do believe that the foundation I have recieved is enough to do anything that I want to do. I love this school because they gave me more confindence in my abilities. I am very grateful and proud to be from this school, and I have been though the fire and this school gave me wings to fly. This school was meant for those very busy people in life who work have a family and want to do more. As far as the value, like I said everybody is ripping us off so what if people would pay for what they owe than maybe schools would not have to charge so much. As far as the diversity in the types of students, wow what is your problem saying the things you say and leaving no name. Whatever I hope I was in one of your classes, because I am wierd and thank God this school helped me. I deserve to have a better knowledge base, I am just as good as anyone else and no one is better than anyone else. This school is great the teachers have bent over backwards helping others to achieve their goals.In the fours years I have been with UOP the students I have seen in class many don't want to even be here, than you have those who want to give no effert or pride in the work they turn in. I feel sorry for the teachers having to grade some of our papers, but I know that the grades the teachers give are as deserved as posable. What I mean by that is what can a teacher do if the student does not read anything. In some of the team papers some members do not even know what they are writting about. They either did not bother to read the syllubus, they do not understand what they have read, or they just plan do not care. Communacation gaps with students have many different reasons for the disfunctional issues that arise. Some on the teachers end, but most on the students, which in team work conferences and phone contact is low energy and really has drained my patience. The active enthusism and motavation of most student is very low. Like school is at the bottom of the importence list.

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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful

UoP eeds SERIOUS Revamping of Their IT Program

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - September 13, 2012
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I went through UoP's BSIT program from 2002 to 2004. As far as value for money paid, I am a disabled veteran, so the VA paid 100% of my costs. First of all, they misquoted my graduation date by not including most electives. Although transferred US military training took care of most of this, I had to double up on courses for the last year to graduate in the time frame that I wanted. While most of the instructors were quite good, some were totally incompetent. In fact, our Unix instructor actually admitted to being fired from his most recent job for incompetence. By the end of the class, we all agreed with his former employer. PowerPoint is used heavily at UoP, and some of their instructors have NO IDEA how to even put PowerPoint in the Presentation mode for better viewing. The student services staff is fairly responsible, but classroom equipment was not well maintained. We had several classes in the same room, where the projector became so dim, it was unviewable unless all lights were turned off. We complained for MONTHS but nobody responded. I finally filed a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which FORCED them to resolve the issue. There were NO computers in the classrooms. Nor was there real networking hardware to work with. There was literally NO real hands on training, with the exception of data bases, web programming, and software development. For the software development, UoP used a worthless Freeware compiler based on C language, which was totally outdated. UoP also had students download a free UNIX emulator called CIGWIN, which messed up almost everyone's computers. At the time I was in UoP, much of the "technology" was simulated via proprietary computer-based training software (from Thompson Learning, another Apollo Group company, but I can't recall software name). It was the WORST CBT that I have ever seen. It would frequently stop responding, requiring the user to force quit... this resulted in an incomplete assignment. While most instructors understood this and didn't grade based on these results, there were some that told us that WE had to find a workaround (even though tech support said there was NO work around)... Our previously mentioned UNIX instructor was one of the idiots who did this. I was enrolled at UoP when they transitioned to online textbooks. UoP had many textbooks that were written specifically for them. These textbooks were abysmal. Very poor layout, no index, and some had no table of contents. Finally, for the ENTIRE IT PROGRAM, there was NO official training in the BASICS of digital technology (numbering systems, logic circuits, etc.) We did have one instructor who did try to explain databuses and computer programming with the limited time that she had but most of the students did not even understand the concept of binary numbering and how it relates to IT... Additionally, binary and octal number systems are used heavily in UNIX (remember, the idiot instructor), and that instructor did not even explain this to the students. The fundamentals of digital technology SHOULD have been taught before students were exposed to ANY other IT theory. There is no reason that this couldn't be done in ONE five week class... I've been teaching this for more than 20 years, and I teach it in a THREE DAY class (total 24 classroom hours). I did get my degree, which I needed... but the actual training would have been worthless had I not had a background in electronics prior to attending UoP.

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful

Satisfied with my degree

Bachelof of Science in Management - September 6, 2012
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I felt that some of my friends were writing papers that were lengthier than mine at UOP. Also, I felt that they were being more educated than I was attending UOP.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful

Stop listening to people, THINK for yourself

Master of Health Administration - September 5, 2012
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I started with UOP as a Masters student in Health Care Administration shortly after giving birth to my 2 year old. For my undergrad I attended San Jacinto College (Jr. College),University of Houston and Colorado Tech. I first learned of UOP in middle school when my mother A WELL RESPECTED PEDIATRICIAN renewed some sort of certification she wanted. I think that people who say that there is no value in a UOP education have no real grasp on what is expected in life and that is you are responsible for learning. Yes, you do have lazy people in your class and some that just get by on bare minimums. The work is significant and not for the faint of heart. I read one review that said that UOP was for people "could not make A's in a 'real' school. FYI I graduated undergrad Cum Laude. I laugh when people say oh its easy and they just hand out grades. THAT IS FALSE. If you do not do the work or turn in less than what is expected you WILL FAIL> I have personally witnessed this with a friend who thought she could skate but she is now struggling just to make a 2.0! I also have another friend who graduated from the same MHA program that I am in last year. She was NOT already working when she graduated yet managed to wrangle and prestigious internship on the basis of her UOP degree and G.P.A. I am happy to report that she is working full-time happily with a solid basis in her position. People show disdain for things that they cannot either understand or have the discipline to finish. This world was founded on free thinkers as well as brick and mortar learners as well. I find it a complete sign of disrespect when someone says it is a mill. If that is the case, then why am I only reinforced with positive grades when I the effort is made? Give me a break people you will not graduate and move into the big money.....you actually have to continue to work for what you want. Just as with any other school if you do not properly certify, research and network you will never be successful. I love when people challenge the 'realness' by showing them my syllabus and asking them to produce a Graduate level response to the assignment. I always get a blank stare and a OMG moment from them when they realize the workload is certainly not a joke. I too find it funny that everyone downs online schools or education but now most ALL major Universities have COPIED UOP....put that in your doubt rhetoric and smoke it ;-)

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Ph.D. I/O Psychology

Psychology - August 27, 2012
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I am an I/O Psychology student. I am in my 2nd class at UoP. We have little to no guidance and professors give you the grade that they want not the one that you earn. There are not clear guidelines or expectations. Students run around like chickens with their heads cut off. Content quality is poor, there is no emphasis on learning the subject matter. The emphasis is on whatever the teacher decides. You will definitely have problems here. We should first teach and then expand. This organization does neither. If you want licensure, do not bother going here. For the time being, this just isn't the place to get a doctorate from. My masters program was fine. I know a lot of places like to weed people out, but I found the professors vindictive and making things up as they go along. Of course I reported it, the criteria is set forth in the syllabus. One does not bypass that to lower a students grade because you want them to receive a certain grade. It is sickening to see regurgitators pass a class and theorists "fail". I would not go here; the department doesn't have it together yet. There are not enough guidelines for professors.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful

Ticket punch U - for profit slime

Master of Business Administration - August 19, 2012
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This "university" is strictly for ticket punchers. There is zero educational value. UOP makes its profit, you get your ticket punch to the "next job" - if any take this degree seriously - and everyone loses because you learned nothing. I recommend staying as far away from this scummy for profit school as possible.

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Recent graduate July 2012

Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting - August 17, 2012
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I have finished my degree with a 3.73 GPA and it was extremely hard. As mentioned in other post the program is accelerated, you learn all the materials in 5 weeks opposed to a traditional semester. I have had to give up social life and family time to meet deadlines and keep good grades. I transferred in to UOP Sacramento from the California State University - Sacramento, because it became expensive and almost impossible to get classes. So after extensive research and calculations I decided to make the move to UOP. I was an on grounds student (in class not online). However when I doubled up classes I was online as well as on ground. My experience in both atmospheres were great. The instructors very extremely knowledgable and helpful. The degree I have recently earned was well worth the money and time. The curriculum at UOP is the same at other universities. It is hard work but if you are eager to learn, want your degree and are serious about your education, then UOP is the place to be. It is definitely not a fake it til you make school, one needs to be focused and engaged to pass the classes. The instructors do hold their students accountable. I am so satisfied with my education I plan to attend UOP for my Masters Degree, after I complete the CPA Exam.

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10 of 17 people found the following review helpful

Outstanding !

Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing - August 14, 2012
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In general I thought this program was outstanding. I enrolled here to finish my BS in marketing. I thought the classes were very challenging and I was able to retain the information very well. Which was the main thing I was worried about. I also love the technology they use as far as all the labs and centers for excellence. My academic advisor has been the best, I have had the same academic advisor and financial aide advisor since I have been enrolled here. Being a father of two and also serving active duty in the US Army I was able to complete all assignments and maintain a 3.8 GPA.

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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful

Hindsight is 20/20

Master of Business Administration - August 13, 2012
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If I had it to do over again, I would not go to U of Phoenix. I'm proud of my MBA in Global Management but it hasn't earned me a dime! The only practical thing I learned at U of P was how to take an online class. I think that all education needs reform. Please notice that the people who love U of P are the ones who already had a job they wanted to keep when they enrolled. It WAS a lot of hard work, and it WAS expensive, and I don't recommend it to anyone who doesn't already have a job that they want to use the education to add value to.

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not worth it

BA of Science in Elemtary Education - August 12, 2012
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Some employers might accept your degree but UoP is not recognized as a "real Degree" in my state. The course work can always be found online. Nothing is changed from one course to the other. This school technically only works on your writing skills. I completed my AAEE and hardly retained any information. I started on my BA and started to set up my field experience and the district will not accept this school to work with. The school is over priced. I transferred to a local university who is a lot cheaper and is respected in the field of education for a teaching degree. I feel like my AAEE was just a waste of money that I now owe back. Im glad I made the decision to stop attending. this school is a joke. When you leave they turn nasty with you and want to say you owe them money but then they turn around and say once you pay them the money they will give it back. Its crazy and a scam when it comes to money. Your wasting your money for a quick and easy degree. All you have to do is participate in discussion and complete writing assignments. As I stated before nothing is retained. I went through many courses not even opening the ebook. My advice is to find a locally respected university for your field of study or your degree is going to be a waste.

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11 of 20 people found the following review helpful

Good education. UOP's bad reputation is undeserved.

Bachelor of Science in Business/Finance - August 3, 2012
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I got my Business/Finance degree from UOP back in 2006 with a 3.6 GPA. I was already in the Financial field at the time and needed a Bachellor's to continue in my career path. I had not fully completed earlier attempts at college and found this to be a program I could pursue at night while working full time. I took on-ground classes when I could, with finance classes offered and completed only online. It is truly a shame that UOP must outrun an undeserved bad reputation. I have benefitted greatly from the education I received and much of it applied DIRECTLY to the work I was doing (and is true today). In my experience, professors were successful, working professionals in the fields they taught and their guidance was absolutely invaluable. The only negative I experienced was from the bad reputation that UOP had garnered from reviewers like yourselves and from companies that did not value the degree. For that reason I got my MBA from a traditional B&M school (graduated 2011). UOP has a fine program if you are willing to learn and to take it seriously. If only their reputation matched with the high quality of the education then perhaps comapanies would value these potential employees as highly as they should.

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Satisfied So Far

Elementary Education - July 31, 2012
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I am more than half way through my AAED program. Overall I am very pleased, my advisors are prompt with their replies to me. The instructors are knowledgeable and provide you with honest feedback. There have been only two classes that disappointed me with the required curriculum (too liberal). Sure, some of the students probably shouldn't be there considering the poor grammer skills, but they are usually absent within two to three weeks. I think that a majority of people who try the online option are not prepared or disciplined enough to succeed. Online programs are more expensive than the traditional schools but the convience outweighs the higher cost. I like not driving 45 minutes to the closest "traditional" college, I like having the ability to study at night and I really enjoyed the math labs. I also enjoy seeing a classmate go from "I can't understand a concept" to posting intricate and well researched responses to others. I feel as if you can get a quality education from UoP-you just have to put forth the effort (just like any other school).

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NOT GOOD.

Master of Business Administration - July 27, 2012
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This school is a money grubbing For Profit Business. Your education is not its priority. All it wants to do is turn a profit and increase it's shareholder value. You 'students' of this supposed school are just casualties of UOPs war for profit. The teaching and materials are sub-par, and the students (kind of insulting myself) have no business going here (they are better suited as McDonald's cashiers or factory lemmings). Heed my advice - stay away, bad school! Community college better!

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student loans and pell grants

Elementary Education - July 26, 2012
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My son started at UOP seven years ago. When we talked to his financial advisor, he said that he would need my and my son's father's tax returns before he could do a student loan for him. We never provided those, but the loan was pushed through quickly anyway. The advisor, Steve, also told us that my son was eligible for a Pell Grant. So, my son began his studies. Two weeks into the first class, my son suddenly found himself locked out of the system. We called Steve back and he said something had gone wrong and the Pell Grant had been refused. So, my son was kicked out of their program. However, they kept the student loan, and charged my son for it. This was illegal. He did not make payments on an illegal loan that he does not, and should not owe. Last year, he had it removed from his credit report. Today, we learned that they had redated the loan, and have reentered it on his credit report. Sue? Heck yeah we are going to sue. This school has a great many scams going on, and they need to be shut down, permanently and completely, and the financial advisors involved tried for fraud, and incarcerated. I've been on the phone with the attorney general, and the better business bureau. What they are doing is fraud, plain and simple and it's a criminal offense. I'm done messing with them. Let them explain their fraud to a federal judge.

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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful

Never had a problem finding a job with a degree from UOP

Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting - July 18, 2012
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I have attended UOP for my Bachelors and working on my MBA right now. I had one job and because of my educational background and experience I was offered another job March 2012. I like the flexibility of being able to convert from online to ground when there are changes with my work schedule. The company I work for has been in business since 1958, they believe in education, believe in UOP, and believe in me. There is so much room for growth and attending UOP has opened so many doors for me. This has been an awesome experience for me and can't wait to see what other opportunities will come available once I complete my MBA.

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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful

Excellent

Bachelof of Science in Management - July 15, 2012
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Loved the bas-m curriculum... I have 2 classes to go and will have completed 20 with uop online. Taught me to be discipline and because of this I have learned a great deal. Have my foot in the door for an counting position once I graduate. I suggest this program if your serious about learning.

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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful

THE TRUTH

Psychology - July 5, 2012
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I am currently attending UoP, and like any other online learning institution you have to put effort into it. No it is not a free ride. If you apply yourself to the work you will get your degree. If you are here for a FREE RIDE this school is NOT for you. I find it irritating to have to participate in sub-post to my peers counting as more participation than the discussion questions themselves. BUT OVERALL it is a good program and I suggest getting an internship after you receive you associates to help you in the long run so after the program is done you won't be looking silly looking for a job with NO EXPERIENCE.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful

Overall a good experience

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - July 4, 2012
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I have been attending UPOX for over 3 years now. I think for lower division classes yes it may be less expensive to go to community college. When it comes to actual California university UOPX is less expensive. I work afternoon and tried attending community college every day before work so that I could take 18 units a semester. I was exhausted. I dropped out. I tried taking less classes but was taking forever. I decided to enroll in UOPX and have accomplished so much more than I could have through the University. I am finding it actually hard at times to do all the work. We are cramming 18 weeks of work into 5 weeks. There is a lot of reading and yes sometimes I do not get it all read. One of my instructors who when he was in his masters program had to read 10 chapters a week he taught us some techniques to read the book. The learning teams can be hard if you can not find the right team. it took me sometime but the teachers were fair in grading if you informed them of the issue. The book are provided online which is good so easier to search for an item. I go to the school to print my books and I still have access online if I choose to look at those books further. The teachers work in the field they teach which gives you real life experience and up to date as they are living it. I enjoy the school and plan on continuing on to obtain my MBA. I have learned quite a bit but I research maybe more than others. I have to fight for my A's I have to attend every class and I have to participate in class. My biggest complaint is that though I have had some great instructors I have had some who have provided great information to use but others read from the book and get paid to do what we could do ourselves. The test are open book but you need to have some knowledge in order to complete the test. The test is timed and to look up each answer you would run out of time.

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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful

Pell Grant

Psychology - June 29, 2012
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When I enrolled at this UOP, I was told that I qualified for a Pell Grant, and then after I was in school for about 2 months, I was told that I would either have to raise my student loan plus pay weekly payments or leave it like it was and I still would have to pay weekly payments. I told them that I could not afford either one of them, then they said maybe I should talk with I think it was the financial advisor. It was the same old story. So I quit. I would not suggest this school to anyone.

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful

MSN-Edu

Master of Science in Nursing - June 28, 2012
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I attending UOP to earn my MSN-Edu degree. As a nurse I needed a flexible schedule and online was a perfect fit. UOP uses MSN and doctoral teachers to teach their classes. I only had a few classes that were not well organized, but were quickly fixed when I contacted counselors. Overall my experience with UOP was great. I enjoyed having class with other students from all over the world. I also enjoyed that I could attend class at 3am. The classes are expensive, but that was my choice. Yes, the classes are not junior college pricing. It was worth it to me to pay the extra for the convenience of online classes. There are teachers that teach at UOP that teach at major universities all over the world. I found the structure of the courses to be fantastic as the basic syllabus, number of weeks, DQ policy etc. were all the same from course to course making it easier to transition from one class to the next.

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9 of 16 people found the following review helpful

Been There Done That

Master of Business Administration - June 28, 2012
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I graduated January 2011 with an MBA, GPA 3.92. I chose UoP - San Diego, CA out of necessity, as I was laid off from my job and truly wanted to use my GI Bill benefits. After reviewing the curriculum, I was impressed with the breadth of studies and the degree of student input required to be successful in the program. The textbooks and literature (all online, forcing computer literacy) are outstanding. Furthermore, the team concept is a challenge that is NOT used in many "major" public universities. In short, I am very proud of my education, as I poured my heart and soul into it for 1.5 years. The MBA I have earned has not turned into a lucrative title for me, unfortunately. However, it is a title I can place after my name til am laid to rest. For all the folks that have had bad experiences, I am truly sorry. But, I will challenge you to think about what YOU could have, or can be, doing better. ANY school, job, event, whatever.....is what you make of it. In other words, don't do it half-assed and expect a degree on a silver platter. I personally wouldn't trade my time at UoP for anything. 'Nuff said and all the best.

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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful

TOTAL JOKE!!!! AWFUL!!

Master of Business Administration - June 27, 2012
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Awful school!!! None of my classes ever have the same structure so it is hard at the begining of each new class to figure it all out. About two weeks into it I get the hang of it, but the class is only five weeks so I am doing it over and over. My financial advisor hid tons of stuff from me and lied to me about possible breaks. there is a question for the instructor, plan on waiting 24 hours. YOU LEARN NOTHING!!! It is a bunch of bullcrapt assignment and participation. Be more realistic to have to read chapters and answer questions from them to actually learn the material and vocabulary. This school is the worst mistake of my life.

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful

UoP

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - June 26, 2012
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University of Phoenix is more consumed with money then helping a student. I have asked for help from a so-called instructor and have not gotten any response. These instructors spell and write worse than I do, they run your papers through scanning devices and call you dishonest if you mistakenly omit a quotation mark, or part of a reference. Another thing I have a problem with is for the tuition you pay, you should receive a real textbook, not an on-line book that you cannot refer to later during your studies.

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful

Highly DON'T recommend. Think Community College...

Master of Business Administration - June 12, 2012
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Uop is for people that can fog a mirror and qualify for govt aid. So if you are a body (no brain required) you qualify. Education was a joke. My community college challenged me more and was more credible than UOP. This school sucks. It is a for profit business / degree mill out to milk the world for all it can get. Please explore a community college or state school over this sham. It's student loan dept and advisors are pure unadulterated SCUM. Buyer beware.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful

Recent MBA Graduate

Master of Business Administration - June 11, 2012
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As a UOP alumni, I can say without reserve that my experience at University of Phoenix was outstanding. I began my educational pursuits with Axia college in 2007, entered my bachelor's in 2010 and graduated this past Saturday with my MBA in global business. Learning teams were challenging at times but it taught me how to problem solve using principles of team building. Classes like Quantitative Reasoning for Business Problems, and Fundamental Principles of Sound Research were quite enlightening and I discovered how invaluable these two classes are and how they correspond to the relevance in real world situations. I agree that online learning is not for everyone, and certainly not for the faint at heart. University of Phoenix provided me with an opportunity to be highly educated and also provided the flexibility in my schedule to meet educational objectives. Although I am sorry for those whose experience with UOP was less than desirable, based on my personal experience, I would recommend the true seeker of knowledge and education to consider University of Phoenix. I can also say that my academic advisor, (JoAnne Cawley) was outstanding and very supportive. I am not concerned with all of the negative statements about University of Phoenix and believe that my education and experience with this institution is not only a valuable one, but is being used as an instrument to effectively obtain higher goals. I will complete my educational journey after completion of the Doctor of Business Administration. I strongly believe that a person striving to increase knowledge from any institution of higher learning receives as much as he or she gives. I do not believe that knowledge is power but that APPLIED knowledge is power and for those who refuse to apply what they have learned I say the fault lies with such negligence. KJ

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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful

please dont follow in my foot steps.

Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration - June 9, 2012
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I hated everything a out UOP. I had problems getting my money when I took online classes, then had the brilliant idea to go to campus classes. For 3 years I plugged away, never even finishing. I was lied to, shoved under the rug. Felt bullied and forced to continue for fear of having to repay the government the money they gave for me to go to school. I was treated as an inferior student in my math class because I wasn't understanding the material. I was told to print out my books, that would cost over $100 in paper, not even being covered even though I "paid" for books that were only online. I feel my whole experience with UOP almost 3 years was a complete waste. I will never be able to do anything with the credits I earned, not only that I was talked into getting student loans, $15000, I have to repay, that I didn't need nor want. They told me to just spend it however I wanted. The money from Rasta, $5500 a year should be plenty to cover my books and classes but, it didn't, I always had to pay for at least a whole class and books out of pocket. Get this... That is with my military discount. This school is a rip off. Thanks UOP for putting me $15,000 in the whole and not a thing to show for it, except 3 years of wasted time. Oh and btw, when my advisor would call me, all he did was flirt with me, talk about how our weekends went and what movies were coming out, never much of anything about school or my classes. He was pretty funny though.

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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful

Personal Ownership

Bachelof of Science in Management - June 6, 2012
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Overall I had a positive experience at UOPX. I have noticed that many reviewers complain about cost when the reality is that UOPX is less expensive when you look at cost of attendance than most state universities and even some community colleges. Own your experience, if you do not want to work hard or take accountability for your actions then do not attend school anywhere are you will not complete. If you want to work hard and get a degree that many employers like B of A, Boeing, US Federal Government, Microsoft, Oracle etc, believe in (as they will pay for their employees to attend UOPX) then it could work for you. If all the negative and rip-off comments were true they simple could not exist. I challenge those who take to the internet to state their ire to contact the Dept of Education and open up a case. Most people are simply looking for someone to blame for their lack of dedication and refuse to take ownership. Do yourself a favor, if you have questions about any organization, including University of Phoenix, take the time to talk to both sides. In the case of University of Phoenix contact the alumni network, look at their corporate partnerships, and the Dept of Education before making a decision.

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good experience

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - June 6, 2012
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I am currently enrolled in the UOP and can't complain. I read all of the negative reviews, and can't reconcile between what I experience, and what I read here. Yes, there are readings, if you went to a traditional school, youd have the same thing. The readings are the lecture, and my instructor posts videos about various subjects frequently.

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Run as far as you can!!! Rip off!!!

Associate of Arts in General Studies - May 29, 2012
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