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Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsC
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Date: Mar 30 2009
Major: Accounting (This Major's Salary over time)
I decided to attend Axia College of University of Phoenix after attending several other colleges. I finally finished my last classes last week for my Associate's in Accounting. The course load is heavy, but your education is really what you put into it. I never felt like I was getting a sub par education and had to work my butt off to maintain my 3.5 grade point average. There were a couple instructors that were not necessarily helpful, but that is not unique to University of Phoenix. You can find bad instructors every where. I feel that I learned a lot and received a great education. I will be starting their Bachelor's program for accounting in May 09 and look forward to obtaining that.

One thing to remember is that a lot of people are quick to write many negative reviews online. Some reviews I have read mentioned the work load was too heavy for them. There were many nights I was up late reading and reviewing course work so that I knew I had it down. Time management is the most important thing you can learn if you think online courses are for you. This is not a run in the park, you have to figure out how to manage a full-time job, family, and course work. Other reviews mention that financial aid is a hassle. Let me say that financial aid is a hassle every where. University of Phoenix is one of the only schools that I have not had a problem with, but I must mention that I stayed on top of my financial aid and know what is paid, when they are pulling loans, and asked many questions if something concerned me. My financial aid counselor was great and quick to respond.

I did have one academic counselor that was not much help, but requested a new counselor and was given one that was absolutely great. He was quick to respond and was very patient and helpful with all my questions. What you take away from any program (online or in a traditional classroom) is up to you. I personally would rather study and learn information at home than sitting in a classroom and listening to lectures. Given that my life and day-to-day activities will not allow me to go to a traditional school, University of Phoenix works well for me. My goal is to go on and obtain my Master's in Accounting and sit for the CPA exam. As long as I study hard and remain on course, my goals can be accomplished through University of Phoenix and I am glad to have that option.

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