University of Phoenix Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.24 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 2,163 respondents

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School Information

  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large, City: Small, City: Midsize, Suburb: Large, Rural: Fringe
  • Student Population: 135,365 (106,869 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 38 to 1
  • Annual Tuition: $12,793 - $17,760
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

This graduate program is challenging and provides sufficent academic courses that are useful in guiding me through my doctoral journey.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

It does take a minute to adjust to the online courses which seems just as demanding as a traditional classroom. The university focuses solely on the topics addressing your major and it is helpful for continuous checkpoints per week and per class. Out of any USA university, I have not experienced such diversity in one classroom.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

As a second time (Doctoral) around grad student, I think the University of Phoenix is excellent when it comes to making you feel you can accomplish all of your goals. I had doubts that a single mother of three could achieve the success that I have. It has not been the easiest journey going to school full-time, while being a full-time mom and working a full-time job. When I begin to feel stressed and overwhelmed, I can always call on someone at phoenix who can ease my tension and reassure me that I can do it. Regardless of the problem, I am not left to feel like a failure with no options. I completed my Masters Degree at the University of Phoenix and I intend to complete my Doctorate Degree there as well.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

There is ONE huge pro - it allows me to go to college for a doctorate without leaving my home except for one week a year for a residency. Other than that, there are NO cons for me - I appreciate being able to get through this in an online format.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The biggest benefit of obtaining my degree from University of Phoenix can be attributed to the content of my course curriculum in Business Management. Class curriculum, including individual and team assignments, research requirements, textbook and online library resources are extremely thorough, expertly designed to meet the current business landscape, and perfectly aligns the required skills and knowledge needed to enter a Business Management position upon completion of the degree program. Each class I complete increases my skills and knowledge-base needed to market myself as a confident and well-educated professional in the business management arena. The only disadvantage I have experienced in my time as a Phoenix student is the occasional technological issue with the online student website. Occasionally the online library or class forums are unavailable because of technical problems, and this can undermine and disturb the study process and communication among classmates and professors. University of Phoenix's on-campus and online degree programs are extremely well-organized. Each class proved a challenge to me in my efforts to achieve the highest degree of learning possible for each subject studied. I would not hesitate to recommend the Business Management degree program to any of my fellow, working professionals or peers because my experience as a Phoenix student has been incredibly fulfilling. Thanks.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2013

The program is easy to follow and keep track of.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

I have enjoyed the flexibility of the online program. The cost of materials is included in the tuition which makes it very affordable. I have learned a great deal of information from the instructors and classmates. The work is challenging but very engaging.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program at UOP is the flexibility. As a working adult and mother, I have found that online classes allow me to participate in class at any time during the day. I can work it into my schedule instead of working around my class. Also, I have had the pleasure of working with a diverse group of individuals from various areas. I find this to be a huge plus because every city, state, town or country is different and the same values or policies may not apply. This gives me a better understanding of the politics in those areas and I am able to compare them with those of my state. The biggest con for me is the lack of face to face communication with the instructor. I have always been a traditional class type of person, and to take an online course was a big difference. I found it challenging in the beginning because there was a demand for more discipline on my end, but it all balances out.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program that places emphasis on CPA exam preparation, but tuition is high compared to other online Universities.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

After having many hang-ups about taking online classes, I can safely say that I highly recommend getting a degree online, especially to the full time worker. As a person with a full time job, and not much time to spare to sit in a classroom, let alone write papers, study, and take tests, the University of Phoenix has offered me more than I could imagine for my graduate degree. I was very nervous going in, thinking that I wouldn't make it, that I would be forced to drop out, or that I'd fail. I currently hold a 3.7 GPA, and am able to keep a great balance of work, school, and home life. It's very doable, and I can't recommend the school enough to anyone looking to go back to school, or further their education!
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