University of Phoenix Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.24 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 2,282 respondents

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School Information

  • School Accreditation: HLC and NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CCNE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large, City: Small, City: Midsize, Suburb: Large, Rural: Fringe
  • Student Population: 172,313 (138,839 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 35 to 1
  • Annual Tuition: $13,343 - $17,529
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

The most amazing thing about my graduate program is that I was able to still work and care for my family while attending college full-time from the comfort of my home. The most challenging part of my graduate program is trying to keep myself motivated to succeed. Without having a typical classroom setting, there is a great weight on the student to maintain active involvement and participation. This means I have to make room in my life, unlike a traditional classroom setting, to do homework, research, and participate in my classroom. Overall, it was a very rewarding experience and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to complete my graduate program while still participating in life.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Some of the categories listed do not apply for me, so I did not grade them. Overall, I am happy with the University of Phoenix's doctoral program. I am in my first year and have completed 16 credits. All of the instructors have been very knowledgeable and helpful. I have no complaints thus far.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I am just starting ths program. So far I have found the the syllabus to be a bit confusing. I feel the information should be made very plain because we are online students.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros: UOP provides a lot of educational support. The con: The new online learning format. Most of its uses are great. UOP strongly emphasizes its Learning Teams. The Learning Team section of the new online format does not allow for seamless communication between team members
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

UoP is a great place to get your education when you have a busy lifestyle. The main reason of course is because it can be done online. The best part about the facilities are that most all have field experiences and can tell you from those experiences what you can expect. The other great thing is the support team (academic and financial advisors) are great at putting your schedule together and letting you know what and when to do things. This bets having to fight for classes on campus and waiting longer to graduate because you can't get into those last few classes for credits. The learning team aspect of UoP's system can be a good or bad thing depending on how you approach it and what you want to take from the learning experience. It is true that you will have to work with other people in the real world and UoP does their best to give you that feel, sometimes you get frustrated, sometimes you are excited to accomplish something that involves not only you , but others who are trying to get to where you are trying to go as well. The point is, there is a bit of adjusting when dealing with teams, but it's all a learning process. The cons on the school can be lack of motivation and sure bring our the procrastinator in you. Overall, UoP was the best choice for me and I believe it could be for a lot of other students too.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

The Pro's of my graduate program is that I have the convenience of being able to attend class while working around my full-time work schedule. The cons are that the traditional classroom environment is missed.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Online campus' are great for students whose workload requires a lot of time committment. The flexibility of being able to learn at convenient times has helped me immensely when working towards my graduate degree. If not for the online option of attending my classes, my education would be second priority to my job that is helping me survive. Truly understanding management and teamwork requires communication and online programs create a bit of difficulty in that category. Although the college provides students with unlimited access to student discussions, chatrooms, tutoring services, etc., the fact that everything is online, puts a cyber wall up on really understanding the people you are working with. Although I do see this as a con, with jobs rising everywhere around the globe, communication through technology is growing and online classes with team projects can help each student learn how to successfully communicate with others through limited accessibility.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros are that it is online and allows me to continue my daily life and do my work on my schedule. I feel that the information is challenging enough where I'm learning. UOP also has a lot of beneficial resources to use to complete assignments and to prepare you for finding jobs, scholarships, etc. The cons is that I'm taking it online. Although it is a benefit, it is also a con because I feel I don't get to network as I would if I were face to face. Also, I feel the workload can be a lot for someone with a busy lifestyle. I have had online courses during my undergrad studies and I found online was a lot more work than in the classroom.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that the pros of the Ed D program is flexible and the online campus is a great option. The cons are the cost of the program and having to fly to Phoenix once a year - the cost is all out of pocket.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Attending the UoP has been an excellent choice for me. The classes are structured in a meaningful format and allow for useful discussion at all times. I have access to my instructors and students daily and my advisers are outstanding an available throughout the week. The only negative aspect about online courses is the intense workload for some classes. Six weeks per class is not enough time to grasp all concepts the way I would like but the resources are always available during the course and after.
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