University of Phoenix Reviews
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Reviewed by: Jan M on March 5th, 2010 featured
I am in the military and must I say that UoP has been a great experience. I and went to college in traditional classes and earned some more education a few years ago but the class shedules started conflicting with work hours. I wanted more and now I have time while I'm on duty to go to class whenever. My instructors are helpful when it is time for feedbacks and any other questions I may have. My enrollment counselor was on top of everything from day one of my apllication until I was comfortable with navigating and going to class. My academic counselor is great and as for my financial counselor, all I needed was to give him my TA(tuition assistance) forms for my classes and we were done talking until my next upcoming classes. I guess being in the military and having a military enrollment counselor is a little different than having a regular enrollment counselor at UoP. I love it because I was able to CLEP, transfer credits and take only the classes that are left over to complete my degree. Can not complain about an education.
Reviewed by: Jenn R on December 18th, 2009 featured
U of P could not be better, honestly. I just finished with a 4.0 GPA. While enrolled I broke my leg, had a baby and worked 45 hours per week. I also have a 5 year old! U of P does make you work in teams however, almost all Master's programs I know of do regardless of being a land or online school. I had good teams and bad but the neat thing about a bad team is that the instructors will do something about it. You are not left to "hang" and you do not get the same grade as the slackers. My instructors would look through the weekly posts from team members and make determinations based on that. I could not be happier with U of P. All of the counselors and financial staff are wonderful, supportive and helpful. I rarely had to wait for answers.
There is no way I could possibly work full time, have two kids and go to a land school. Yes, the classes are stringent but, what do you expect at the Master's level? Yes they are 6 weeks long but you can sign on every single day. I never had any tech issues either. I just could not possibly say enough about U of P to the positive. I have never had anything negative to say!
Reviewed by: Jennifer P on December 3rd, 2009 featured
UoP is a great school! I am 11 weeks from my Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice. I plan to continue into a Bach program! The experience I have had is great! I have attended 3 different colleges prior to attending UoP and I failed to gain the comfort at any one of them. UoP has made me feel like I belong. They call me all the time. I have built a close relationship with both my Advisors. Many people on here say that UoP is more interested in the money that "you" bring them...well, I have to disagree! Since my initial enrollment, UoP has made an effort to save me as much money as possible. Finding grants and other programs I have been approved for within each individual block (4 months). Those of you who are truly interested must understand that college is NOT like high school. You are responsible for using your own words based off what you are learning. In order to succeed, you must read all the provided material and pay attention to class discussions. UoP has changed my life so much. I am more confident and look forward to starting a GREAT career!!!!!
Reviewed by: Rhonda C, Master in early-childhood-teaching-degrees on February 10th, 2013
As a Graduate of UOP I can honestly say this was the best educational experience by far. I received a MAED on time according to the first conversation. No problems with the financial aid department, the instructors were helpful and timely. The course work was rigorous and at times demanding but it is graduate level work. I recommend this school to everyone that asks. I would have taken my Doctoral classes here but they did not offer my program of choice.
Reviewed by: dwayne e, Master in business-administration-degrees on February 9th, 2013
Graduated from the MBA program in Feb 2013. The classes were very difficult and required a lot of studying. I challenge anyone to pursue an advance degree from UOPX and graduate with honors without working hard.
Reviewed by: Rodney W, Master in msn-degree on February 24th, 2012
I will complete a MSN/ED in a couple weeks and I completed my BSN at UOP. I have read many of the reviews that prompted me to make this review. Online courses are not for everyone. One must be self-motivated, self-directed, and very independent. If one needs hand-holding her or she belongs in traditional classroom. I do not see any major difference with online education except the benefits in convenience. Most of the complaints I read here happen with traditional education. For example, one person talks about team members not pulling their weight; that happens in traditional classes. I just completed a class and two of my team members drop out of the class by the second week. the remaining two of us picked up the slack and completed a 2800 word paper. One has to be self-driven. In addition, online classes allow students to develop what I call collateral skills such as use of the technology, networking in this environment with courtesy, and so on.
Reviewed by: Matthew D, Bachelor in on February 2nd, 2011
University of Phoenix has come a long way to give you a quality education. I love it!
Reviewed by: cb e, Master in on January 18th, 2011
First of all, writing a complete sentence does not begin with the university of phoenix. What are you people smoking or drinking. Writing a complete sentence begins in childhood. Blame your parents first and then your primary, middle, and high school teachers for letting you get through. If you can't write go back to primary and get the foundation structure that is missing. Get real people. To me it seems like you all are making excuses. Excuses is lacking the ability to do something, like achieving.
Reviewed by: amanda h, Bachelor in on November 3rd, 2010
UOPX is by far the best school, I have done extensive research over the past two years and UOPX offers accredited programs that other schools can not. I am going into my third year with UOPX and my overall experience with instructors, academic counselors, financial adviser have all been a positive... I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who wants to further their education, especially in the Health Care field. I have used my associates degree to land a great paying job in a long term care facility, with out it I would still be making minimum wage. Thank you UOPX!!!! I look forward to spending the next 2 years with you.....
Reviewed by: Melany Y on March 30th, 2010
I completed my MAED with the University of Phoenix.
Before attending UOP, I attended a traditional ground campus, McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Traditional universities and online universities are so different than comparing them is difficult. What I will say about the University of Phoenix is that I had really great professors that were very involved in our classroom, responded promptly, and were very helpful. Although I am not a fan on ebooks (I much prefer reading a hardcopy), our textsbooks and supplementary materials were very good. I rate UOP curriculm just as good as any traditional university.
My time there was positive.
My only complaint with the Univeristy of Phoenix is their open enrollment. Their open enrollment allows just anyone to attend classes. These types of students make awful learning teammates and do not add to quality classroom discussion.
I also noticed that my academic and fiancial advisor changed a lot throughout the program. If they would remedy these issues, I think it would make attending UOP a much better experience. Even with these issues, I still find my time at UOP a positive experience.
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