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How this student rated the school
Research QualityF Research AvailabilityD+
Research FundingF Graduate PoliticsF
Errand RunnersF Degree CompletionF
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]F Sufficient PayF
CompetitivenessF Education QualityF
Faculty AccessibilityF Useful ResearchD-
ExtracurricularsF Success-UnderstandingF
Surrounding CityF Social Life/EnvironmentF
"Individual" treatmentF FriendlinessD
SafetyC- Campus BeautyD-
Campus MaintenanceC- University Resource/spendingD-
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful

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Research Quality
Highest Rating
He cares more about Education Quality than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Education (This Major's Salary over time)
"Cooperative team" papers are 30% of UoP student work - the entire core courses almost all "team" papers were done entirely by me - so that I was required to do my work and my "team work" to ensure that I would receive a good grade. Complaints to teachers were ignored; condescending or rude responses were given.

Worse than the core courses (which were actually not complicated if you are able to write good papers) were the unprofessional student teaching situations. I did not receive all of the formal evaluations (that are required) from my supervisor and she flunked me from student teaching two weeks before I was to graduate on the grounds that she "didn't feel I spoke loudly enough and therefore did not keep all students engaged in my lessons". She also left about 1/8 of my one formal evaluation blank (by checking a column entitled "did not have a chance to observe", thereby reducing my score so that it looked as though I did not have the work completed. By not completing my one evaluation, the supervisor automatically gave me a low student teaching score (even though the majority of her responses were actually on the high end of the scale) which made it impossible for me to pass and graduate. Unethical!

I appealed her decision (barely able to as my supervisor would not answer my calls to get the appeal info). The appeals board simply stated that they did not know my case and that I did not complete student teaching therefore I have flunked. A kangaroo court!

I spent $25,000 on my courses at UoP, always completed excellent work, was harassed into paying for a course that I did not need then given an F for the course that I did not attend, given another F for a failure on my cooperating teacher's ability to work and therefore had to repeat a student teaching seminar, and while my student teaching may have had a few small flaws, the supervisor's complaint was unfounded - I was a very good student teacher and the students answered me appropriately, demonstrating that they heard me. However, a false accusation enabled the supervisor to flunk me!

Avoid the University of Phoenix at ALL COSTS! It may seem as though this is a quick way to enhance your education so that you are able to compete effectively in your career choice, but it is a scam. Students are never evaluated by exams, syllabi are generic and simplistic (and oftentimes convoluted), teachers play favorites and do not even always read the papers, team members may not do their work and you will suffer grade-wise or at least knowing you are turning in poor work if you don't do their work. In short UoP offers an overpriced, poor quality education.

Courses are much more meaningful and cost effective at any traditional accredited city college, state, or university. Shame on the Department of Education for accepting this paper mill as a viable university alternative.

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