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Reviewed by: Priscilla V on May 22nd, 2009
I completed my Bachelors in Business Management from UOP and can truly say I enjoyed the program. I was able to graduate with a 4.0 GPA but I put in many hours of study time. I had to really work for my grades, they were not simply given to me. The course work was very informative and the teachers were awesome. I attended a traditional college but was unable to finish my degree there because of having to work full-time. I can honestly say I learned more from UOP than the traditional school system. I attended the campus and was able to really improve my business presentation skills.
Reviewed by: Cheryl S on May 22nd, 2009
My UOP experience could have been so much better. The potential at UOP is phenomenal. However, the foundation is beginning to crack under the strain. Too many so-called instructors who literally "phone in" their part of the job. Some grade the assignments by reading the cover page and the reference page. Unbelievable!
Yes, there are some good courses out there. All classes require hard work and perserverance from the students. That said, UOP could work much harder at helping students who are in a class that is not working well. The counselors don't want to help and administration is unwilling to research any problem that you do have in a confidential way.
The team projects were often difficult for those in different time zones and have different work ethics. Yes, this does happen in the real world, but you don't have to pay for that out of your own pocket!
I enjoyed the flexibility of UOP and liked being able to work around my family's schedule. But, the stress of poor "facilitators" and non-existent grading scales made my experience a negative.
Reviewed by: G.D. M on May 12th, 2009
I recently graduated from UoP and I have heard many negative things along my journey. Let me say it is easy to listen to everyone, but ask yourself; did they graduate from UoP? I mean how much advice would you take someone who is poor about how to become rich? A quick life lesson to pass; if a person has never completed/accomplished what they are giving you advice on, how can they give you sound advice about it? Okay, now I will get off of that soap box. For me this university is tailored for individuals such as myself. It is gear to help people who have full time careers, families, location issues and/or multiple different things that would prevent them from attending a traditional college. It is not for everyone, because you have to be a motivated person to finish the course. This university gives individuals the flexibility to earn a degree at their own pace and schedule. For those who will tell you that no employer will accept your degree, I say go out and talk to some of the Alumni. I was offered a higher position as soon as I completed my degree and just talking with others during the graduation ceremony reaffirmed that the myth regarding the worth of the degrees is just not true. Always, check before applying for a job, but it is rare that a UoP degree will be turned away. Stop letting others determine your future and invest in yourself. UoP is a great university and that is why Iâ€™m continuing my education through them by pursuing my Masters in Health Administration.
Reviewed by: Arcel P on April 21st, 2009
Unfortunately, ignorance still plays a huge part in people's minds and perceptions about UOP. Get the facts first before badmouthing the school. I am sure that current UOP students and almuni will agree when I say that getting a higher education at UOP is both challeneging and rewarding just like in any other higher educational institutions in the US and abroad. UOP offers and provides good quality education to its learners, and this is exactly what UOP delivers at the end of the day. I am happy and proud to say that I am a Phoenix, an alumni and a current doctoral learner.
Reviewed by: Carlos C on April 7th, 2009
I currently am attending the U of P for my Bachelors of Science in Information Technology. I have found the online format to be a bit more challenging than actually being in class. I think for you to succeed online it takes a special motivation to want to learn and whatever you put into it you get out of it, That goes for anywhere you go to school at. I love U of P and cannot wait to graduate.
Reviewed by: Steven R on April 1st, 2009
First let me just state this; every higher education institution has advantages and disadvantages(Yes, even Harvard) An education is what you make it; UOP serves it's intended purposes for the full time working adult. Is UOP for everybody? Certainly not. I'm a full time student at UOP in their undergrad business management program and I definitely like the flexibility of the class structures. UOP is not for the average 18 year fresh out of high school with no direction or maturity for that matter; UOP does not have babysitters. The professors are working professionals with expertise in their particular field and it takes a person with extreme focus and dedication to really benefit from the programs UOP has to offer.
Reviewed by: Duke T on March 26th, 2009
Im about to complete an MBA program at UoP and I must say, the challenge does exist. I went to a "normal" four year college for my undergrad and it does not compare. My undergrad was based on getting the best grades by making friends with the prof. In my course work at UoP, I have been challenged many times related to my quality of work. For everyone who gives bad remarks to the university I just have one thing to say... Next time you try something in life, don't give up becuase you don't have it your way. UoP is a for organized people who do not need someone to hold their hand till they graduate. Remember, you graduate ALONE...
Reviewed by: John M on March 21st, 2009
I am a UOP graduate and feel that my experience with the school was fantastic. The schedule fits into my life and the courses are not easy but fair. They are challenging and you get what you put into it. I feel that I absolutely earned my degree and feel confident that my degree will get me further in life. I am currently enrolled in the UOP Masters program and feel that this program has been a further great experience. I appreciate the school and would not change a thing.
Reviewed by: Vincer R on March 19th, 2009
I am currently a UoP stundent and find the course work fairly easy. The fact that exams are not given as part of the curriculum has me thinking that UoP may not be a very high level institution. Though the discipline required to complete the course work on my own make the classes difficult, I still find myself asking whether it is worth getting a degree from a university that may not be held in high regard by the business community. I think I will stick it out because it is very convenient to be able to get online when I have the time.
Reviewed by: Matt K on February 10th, 2009
Besides challenging classes and helpful professors, University of Phoenix has given me the confidence and the tools I need to succeed in my field. This place truly goes above and beyond, and the result is a diploma with a lot of value.
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