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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: Joe Joe J, Bachelor in on August 2nd, 2010
UoP lacks or diverted away from student’s education, UoP is not about the students’ higher learning experience, but UoP is more on the quantity of students they can put out. The amount of money you spend by the time you graduate will be better spent on other schools. There are better schools out there for less amount and better education. However, if you are one of those uneducated person who does not want quality higher education and just want to have a BS degree to brag then maybe this is the school for you. After graduating at UoP I realized why Intel and other enterprise organization do not support UoP graduates. When I had gotten my BS degree with UoP; I felt validated, my pocket. It seems like I bought a Chrysler at a Mercedes price.
UoP will need to revise their teaching philosophy: for one, the group project structure. Your grade, in most case, depends on how other people work on their part of the project. So you can work really hard on your part and often times, someone will lack the motivation to do their part well. Thus, bringing everyone’s grade down because one or more person lacked to do their part right or turn it in at an acceptable time for group leader to correct. I had complained about this many times with my academic consular as the final project counts 30 to 40% of your grade. But it fell on deaf ears. And another thing, UoP has the highest turn around rate with their staff members. It seems that every time I go into a UoP office to talk to my finical advisor or academic consular. I had to talk to someone new. So, question or complain from my previous advisor or consular was null and void. I got better help from my pet dog.
To sum up what UoP is about, it is about quantity and not the quality of the students.
Reviewed by: kris N on May 17th, 2010
I am currently a student with the Associates degree program in Healthcare Administration. Besides the person who enrolled me, the rest are a joke. My financial aid counselor has changed at least 4 times, I have a new academic counselor who doesn't know what she is doing. I asked for a new academic counselor and the person in charge of them said unless I could come up with a good reason why I wanted a change, she wouldn't switch me. How about she doesn't know how to give a straight answer? Nor does the financial aid department, they come up with different answers everytime you ask. Now I know that your thinking I am complaining because I don't want to do the work, that is not true. I spend several hours a day on here trying to do the work and have a 3.84 gpa so that is not the case. I had one of the worst instructors ever for a critical thinking class. I honestly don't know where they got him from but I would never recommend this class to anyone with this instructor. I have taken some good classes and I love the work but they have an issue in the administration dept of this University! I am hoping to graduate and want U of P to change so that we can start ranking them higher than this!
Reviewed by: Jeanette G on May 9th, 2010
Totally disgusted with both the integrity, reliability, and inaccuracies within the school. I graduated in April (Associates) and waited for a 2 day rush on my diploma that never came. When it finally did, they had both my name and date of graduation wrong. Nobody can ever answer a question straightforwardly, and they all blame it on 'the other guy'. If you are lucky enough to get Lisa Hemphill as an academic advisor, you'll find her the only redeeming quality. She is simply amazing and will go above and beyond for her students.
Reviewed by: Karen D on May 4th, 2010
I am currently in the BSN prgram with only four classes completed. My experience has been favorable with only two areas of frustration, teams and quality of response posts from other students. My academic and fiancial advisors have been helpful and informative, answering all my questions to my satisfaction. I am wondering, after watching College Inc. on PBS tonight, what will my degree be worth? Will potential employers value my degree? What is the gainful employment percentage for a UOP BSN degree? I am doing well with a GPA 3.89 and willing to put in my effort to succeed, I do want the time, effort and money to be worth it however. Any opinions?
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.
Reviewed by: Bob S on March 29th, 2010
i am currently in UOP, its not bad i have been fairly lucky both my advisers have always helped. the only thing i don't like is math part of the school it can be some what of pain but then again i am not a math person. you only get what you put into like most online schools and its cheaper then going to some colleges for a BA i rather pay the 24k then the 40k for a BA. some schools are not for everyone, this school may be for you or it may not be for you. just do your own research. i told my adviser this what i am looking for. she gave me the info and i looked it over and called her back a week later. if you find the adviser not be working great for you ask for another one and see if theres a change. UOP is a good school but make sure you do your own research 1st
Reviewed by: Carol R on March 24th, 2010
I posted earlier, but now have more to say after reading more posts. Many people mention that there seems to be no level of academic achievement needed to enroll at UoP. Well, having attended a brick and mortar college, I would have to say what I found at UoP is a higher standard of learning than at the old B&M. Yes, some do not write well, but after reading some of my own posts I found many spelling errors, there is a spell checker, but it is in no way as good as the one in Microsoft Office! Also, if your browser is running slow you tend to get skipped letters! that aside, many of the people I went to class with in the B&M were attending only for the grant money and were superstitious at best. The three highest scoring pupils, myself and two other girls, sat together at lunch and breaks just so we could have an intelligent conversation, and of course to listen to the other classmates! They were at least very entertaining! UoP does not corner the market in undereducated pupils.
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