I went to check out DeVry University one day. The school looked run down, but I thought it could work. After going to school there, it was like buying a used car from a car lot. You checked the car out before you bought it, but you know there will be some issues. I remember taking my first class there and thinking, "Is this my professor?" My English professor was disorganized and I felt she really didn't have a well planned lesson plan.
Moving on, I am enrolled in the Multimedia Design and Development program. This program is not one of DeVry's standards, meaning this program is relatively new to DeVry and they haven't set the program up right and they are still trying to figure out what they are doing. All at the same time while you're paying top dollar for it. It's like paying to go see a movie and then waiting for them to set the movie up even though you there on time to see its completion. This reminds me much of Americas products, half-assed and made to screw the consumer.
DeVry's Multimedia programming is sorely outdated. It makes me feel like demanding my money back for lack of an education only to end up with some worthless piece of costly paper. They still teach Flash even though Flash is dead. Their professors barely know the principles they are teaching and most of them don't have CURRENT real working world insight. There are some good professors, mostly their gen. ed. professors, but core program professors are sorely lacking.
So, back to the used car analogy. I didn't realize that DeVry University has a daycare system. They have a great program for the under privilaged kids of the neighborhood and offer them free rides to graduate with an Associates by the time they are out of high school. So these annoying ungrateful brats make their way in to the Mac Lab (and other parts of the school), which was built for the Multimedia program, playing around on Facebook and acting like idiots while you try to study. Is this a University or a day care center? I wonder sometimes. They hide this from you when you visit.
DeVry likes to charge you for things and say they are doing you a favor. It's the whole reverse psychology thing. For example, CTA bus passes. Instead of having to sign-up for this service, you have to opt-out. What? So, they already made the decision for me, didn't tell me about it, and then wants me to make time to opt-out for a service that I should have to sign-up for. Games like this makes me wonder about DeVry's intent.
Lastly, one of DeVry's selling points, accelerated 8 week courses, graduate sooner! Save money! What a joke! Yeah, graduate sooner with a worthless piece of paper that gets laughed at by employers. I hear people say they love this set-up and I can't see why. I can see if you don't like doing work. I can see if you like to not learn anything and still pass. I can see if you can't speak English that well, but hope that somehow miraculously a degree from DeVry will get you that job even though you can't even speak the main language properly (These people I feel for the most because most of them don't know what they are missing). DeVry prefers their students to be substandard because that's how they keep their stock prices up. And the 8 week course structure is made more to take advantage of its students than provide them with a quality education they can use. DeVry could be good, but they choose to be substandard. Consider other possibilities before this school, but if you wanna be substandard then join the crew of unemployable graduates of DeVry!
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