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Reviewed by: Brad W on December 3rd, 2009
I am a working father and husband that chose to return to college in 2007 after a 12 year hiatus. I spent a year and a half completing my Associates in Business, and have 10 more courses left before attaining my Bachelors of Science in Business Management. I will be the first to say that I was skeptical of UoP because of their â€œnon-traditionalâ€ approach to higher education. However, I must say that I could not be more satisfied with a college as I am with UoP. I travel extensively for work, and if I were in a traditional brick and mortar setting, there would be no way I could reach my educational goals in life.
I will say that because I work full time (and travel frequently) and go to school, Iâ€™m not the only one who sacrifices, as my family does too. However, I couldnâ€™t ask for a more supportive family, as they are my biggest fans and supporters, and have as much desire to see me succeed as I do. UoP doesnâ€™t have a sports team, but I feel Iâ€™m on a greater team of nearly 200,000 who have made the same choice that I have.
Reviewed by: Joseph A on November 22nd, 2009
I just graduated from UoP in October 2009. It is a pity that so many negative people out there fail to realize UoP's mission. It is to provide an accredited education to working adults. I took most of my classes through a brick and mortor university, and to tell you the truth, I actually got more response through the UoP staff and faculty. I think it depends on what you put into it, is exactly what you will get out of it. The same goes for a traditional school. If everyone is "bad-mouthing" UoP, then why are the majority of schools out there now providing online classrooms. I have had poor experiences with both types of learning environments, less with UoP. I am very proud of my degree, actually I have put it to the test against the likes of University of Maryland, USC, and others, in the end I was the one that got the lucrative promotion and the others just sat by and watched!
Reviewed by: Hank H on November 17th, 2009
I just finished my MBA in October 2009 with a 4.0 GPA. It was a lot of work much more so than the traditional classes I took during my undergraduate degree. I spent many long nights working on papers and posting responses to discussion questions etc. The instructors were like any other instructors I had in my undergrad classes....some were better or worse than others but nothing unexpected. I did have some difficulty with other students in my classes. I think the admissions requirements are a little weak and there are a lot of students in grad programs that shouldn't be there but the same could be said of any company. You will always have to pick up the slack for someone in your office.
Overall the experience was ok. If I had it to do over knowing what I know now I can't say what I would do. I wanted to get started on my degree while I was still on active duty and was able to which was a plus. I chose the school because of the flexibility after weighing many other options. My only concern now is the reputation of the school and how my degree will be viewed by future employers.
Reviewed by: April M on November 16th, 2009
I am currently a student at UOP. I may not even finish this block of classes; I am so disappointed in the process. I entered UOP for the same reason most others did; convenience. I should have done more research! I was so excited that I would be able to get a degree from home that I didnâ€™t take the time to research the school properly.
The schedule is more stringent than a traditional college which I was willing to deal with because I was taking my classes at home. What I can not deal with are the other students in the class and their inability to write a complete sentence above a 4th grade level. There is no application process for students so anyone that applies is admitted. As long as you have a high school diploma or GED you will be accepted to UOP. This allows people who clearly are not ready for higher education the opportunity to earn a degree. I would not recommend this â€œuniversityâ€ to anyone seriously interested in an education. I feel like I am wasting my money and a lot of money it is.
Reviewed by: Savannah S on November 2nd, 2009
I am currently working on my Associates in Human Services with the University of Phoenix. If all goes well I should graduate by August of 2010! I must admit, I had the impression that online courses would be easier than traditional courses. I have found myself very busy over the past 3 semesters. Luckily I am a stay at home mom otherwise I think I may have cracked under the pressure! Kudos to those who are full time workers and students! I have enjoyed my experience thus far and have learned alot. I have noticed that some of my classmates cannot spell simple words or use proper grammar and punctuation. This can be frustrating! It sort of gives me the feeling that academic achievements aren't as important as the money that the University can receive.
Reviewed by: Orlando M on October 20th, 2009
I can proudly say that I have now completed the requirements to receive a Master's of Healthcare Administration. Over the past few months, I have read these reviews and wondered if I had made a tragic error. What I found was that that my experiences were nothing like what is posted by some individuals. I can only conclude that those who have had negative experiences did not want to do the work and did not have the commitment or dedication.
If you asked me, online learning is great for working adults and those who family obligations. It is a real shame that some attempt to destroy the name of this facility. Congrats Class of 2009!!!!!
Reviewed by: gwen M on October 14th, 2009
I am almost finished with my first block of classes and I am very happy so far. I took advantage of the workshops before my first class started so I was prepared. I believe that if you don't prepare yourself then you will fail. I do have some in my classes that still have no clue as to what to do and how to even post their assignments. Some clearly don't follow the instructions and even worse than that some need to go back to basic english so that they can communicate effectively and properly. I am very pleased with UoP. I have had no problems with financial aid, my instructors, or my classes. I have a 4.0 and very proud of it. I do believe that online courses are not for everyone.
Reviewed by: Catherine M on September 9th, 2009
I was not only a student at UOP but was an Enrollment Counselor there for almos 4 years!! As an EC Ireally believe it is just a call center not really conseling. But as a student I truly believe it all depends on the student. Some students had to be handheld to attend class and do homework!!! I did't want to imagine them out there in the real world with a real job! It is college people eventhough it is a once a day school for ground students, you still have to do your work! Be prepared to be responsible. I really enjoyed it and feel very well prepared! I have a great job!
Reviewed by: Leigh K on September 9th, 2009
I am a current student at University of Phoenix. I am transferring to another school. I have been with UOP since 2008.The instructors want you to write what they think you should write (?); they do not follow the syllabus; I've been reprimanded for posting too many replies to discussion questions. The teachers appear to be very inept and not qualified to teach. This also applies to a general amount of students. My seventh grader writes and spells better than some of these students!I have given UOP a chance 3x now. I have a GPA 4.0 and before their instructors mess that up, I will transfer.
Reviewed by: April T on September 7th, 2009
I like the UOP, i am currently attending ground classes at the Tukwila branch near Seattle, WA. I do not trust myself to complete a degree on-line with UOP. I am still getting use to the course workload. I have taken four classes so far. It's a challenge yes, but all higher education is, especially at the university level. I like the convience of going one night a week. I am not so crazy about the learning teams becuase of differences in teammates. Some people procastinate getting their work done, which i do not like. UOP at least in our area in Seattle has imporved ans the staff there are very helpful , their work hard to the students be successful. Do not, though, rely on anyone but yourself, when it comes down to finishing your education. The motivation utilmately comes from you becoming an overcomer, regardless of staff or instructors at UOP. I think that is easier said then done for htr the on-line degree programs at UOP. Good advice if you are easily discouraged do not take UOP on-line programs but if possible go to their ground classes. Tha't why I go to ground classes.
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