University of Phoenix Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
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(4.24 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 2,165 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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

I like the University of Phoenix everybody that I have talked to from financial aid, facilitators, academic advisors have all been helpful. I couldn't give a rating for on campus questions since I haven't been on campus, all of my studies are online. I would recommend anybody that would like a good education to go to the UOP.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

My rating above doesn't do the program justice! I am completing the program online, so I can't answer many of the questions about the area because I only travel to Phoenix once a year for my residency. I enjoy the flexibility of doing an online program. I do miss the interpersonal interaction of an in-person program, but the residency really helps to manage this well. I think it is a great option for someone, like myself, who is busy with a career and doesn't want to take time off for 3-4 years to complete a degree.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Being in an online setting, it is hard to received feedback in a timely manner from your professors.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall this is a very good college to attend. There are a lot of good resources that you can refer to if you need help, there is a financial aide counselor that is very helpful, the college is very close by my home and convenient for me to go to, you will get a better job upon graduating because there is a career center, and there is a lot of communication with your peers even though everything is conducted online. There are a lot of cons about this college as well there are times when the system will be down due to maintenance issues and you may have an assignment due, and also the career support is fair but not all like it should be you have to apply yourself to career center if you want a better job. Over this is a great college.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

The opportunity to gain knowledge of a subject requires patient, motivation, and determination. The opportunity to work with professionals that are well versed in the field of choice is never ending. This also opens the door to high paying jobs. Attending Graduate school requires money. Time for a social life is limited, and life interest are just hobbies.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that whats great is that being on an online school it makes it easier because it is done on your time. Now the negative to that is that it can be hard to do your school work. This is because you don't get the one on one help that you might need.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros Along with concurrently having acquired many skills over my academic career at the University of South Carolina Aiken-I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration's program at The University of Phoenix. I have completed (3) classes thus far and currently enrolled in my (4) class-Business Leadership with Profess Julie Morgan. Management 521-Professor Walter Goodwyn 1.Management applies the tools available to University of Phoenix graduate students and the competencies of successful managers to understand the functions of business. Students develop an increased awareness of their own perceptions and values in order to manage and communicate with others more effectively. Other topics include graduate business program goals, argument construction, decision making, collaboration, and academic research. 2.Human Capital Management 531- Dr. Pat Fitzgerald This course prepares students to address the concepts of personnel development as managers. Students learn criteria for developing effective job analysis, appraisal systems, and appropriate career development plans for employees. Other topics include personnel selection, employee compensation, benefits, training, workplace diversity, discipline, employee rights, unions, and management behaviors. Business Law 531- Professor Deborah Gronet 3. Business Law prepares students to evaluate the legal risks associated with business activity. Students create proposals to manage an organization’s legal exposure. Other topics include the legal system, alternative dispute resolution, enterprise liability, product liability, international law, business risks, intellectual property, legal forms of business, and governance. Organizational Leadership 531- Professor Julie Morgan 4.Organizational Leaderships prepares students to apply leadership principles to the roles they play as managers. Students will discover more about themselves and learn more about the connection between the individual and the organization. Other topics include organizational culture, structure, group behavior, motivation, power, politics, organizational change, and workplace conflict. The University of Phoenix does provide a level of peer competitiveness amongst there students through online discussion. The professors require the students to comment (3) days out of the 7 day cycle-the program classes run every 6 weeks beginning on a Tuesday. The MBA-concentration in Accounting program was more expensive that my Undergraduate degree not including housing and the meal plan. The university does not offer campus housing. While on campus I visit the student center and use the computers to complete the assign task the professor assigns. The University of Phoenix provides an online Career Support where students can sign up for mentors and advisers to advise them in correcting resumes, cover-letters, and job interview questions. All the professors graduated from accredited university and the University of Phoenix provides a directory where student can look there professor up. The Education Quality correlates with the level of the program. I am in the MBA program and the level of difficulty is at standardized level that is required by the accreditation board. The professors I had thus far were really good in communicating via email and responding back to online discussion. I was also able to assess Faculty Support through the telephone when I had a question. Students and Faculty are able to access the School Use of Technology with there online log-in that is provided by his or her academic adviser. There are online communities where classmates are able to involve in the University of Phoenix Social Life. The University of Phoenix is also big on Student Diversity and being located in an area that provides transportation. Quality of Network also coincides with providing assistance for those that are interested in receiving financial Aid. The Grad Program Value correlates with the workload. Cons Academic Competitiveness: being to advance for the student that signed up for the program Affordability of Living: not being able to afford the program of study that is of interest Campus Safety: security guards not being available and a student getting injured Career Support: not being able to get in contact with an adviser Education Quality: the University of Phoenix losing accreditation Faculty Accessibility & Support: not being able to get in contact with his or her professor School Use of Technology:losing funding not being able to afford a student center Social Life: not offering webinars Student Diversity:getting rid of a campus that is located in one of the states Surrounding Area: not having enough students enroll in a program to meet the qualifications to begin the program Transportation: not being able to complete internships or volunteer requirements Quality of Network: not being enroll in the correct program for the students major requirements Financial Aid: not receiving financial aid Grad Program Value: students not understanding the material Workload: not giving enough assignments to get a clear understanding of the course description
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

University of Phoenix has provided me with adequate information in my area of studies.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm beginning in the Masters of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Phoenix. With the assistance of my academic team and counselors, I'm assured of success and off to a great career.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm currently pursuing a MBA. While I'm thrilled to return to University of Phoenix for my Master's. Graduate school can be a financial burden, especially with no education grants. Thanks to Graduateprograms.com, I'm one step closer to graduation and have less student loan amounts. I'd recommend this website and University of Phoenix to any student looking to make an informed and thoughtful decision about graduate programs.
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