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YESTERDAY I DECIDED TO QUIT DEVRY AFTER 2 1/2 YRS. THE FOLLOWING REASONS WHY I MADE THIS DECISION ARE:

FIRST. I SHOULD HAVE DONE MY HOMEWORK ON DEVRY BUT I DID NOT KNOW ANYONE WHO ATTENDED THE SCHOOL FOR ADVICE SO I PARTIALLY BLAME MYSELF. THE ONLY GUIDANCE I HAD WAS FROM THE ADMISSION ADVISORS. WHEN YOU GO TO ORIENTATION THE SCHOOL INFORMS STUDENTS HOW GREAT SOME BENEFITS ARE AT DEVRY. FOR EXAMPLE: TUTORING AND SOME SOFTWARE PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS FOR FREE AND THAT’S SOMETHING YOU CANT GET AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE WHERE THEY CHARGE YOU. WELL BIG DEAL, SAY YOU SUCK AT MATH AND TUTORING IS ABOUT $100 PER SESSION. YOU KNOW WHAT, SAYS ITS $200 PER SESSION. YOU STILL ARE GOING TO BE SAVING MONEY IF YOU TAKE CLASSES AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPPOSE TO DEVRY.

THE FIRST RED FLAG I NOTICED ABOUT DEVRY ARE THE PROFESSORS. MOST PROFESSORS ARE GREAT BUT THEY HAVE TO TEACH BY THE BOOK. CLASSES ARE ONLY EIGHT WEEKS LONG RATHER THAN 15-18 WEEKS AT A COMMUNITY/MAJOR UNIVERSITY. SO PROFESSORS ARE RUSHING YOU TO COMPLETE YOUR COURSE.

FOR EXAMPLE I HAD A PROFESSOR IN A MATH CLASS THAT WOULD JUST SIT AROUND AND LET STUDENTS WORK ON THEIR MATH PROBLEMS OVER SOME COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND IF YOU NEEDED HELP THE PROFESSOR WOULD GO AROUND AND HELP THE STUDENT WITH A PROBLEM OR PROBLEM(S). WELL, WHEN YOU HAVE ABOUT 20-25 STUDENTS IN ONE CLASS AND MOST OF THE TIME HALF NEEDS HELP, FOUR HOURS GO BY FAST. AND WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO, SO IS THE PROFESSOR. SHE WOULDNT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AFTER CLASS. SHE WOULD SAY "CLASS IS OVER AND I HAVE TO GO".

THE SECOND RED FLAG CAME WHEN YOU PROFESSORS AT DEVRY INFORMING THEIR OWN STUDENTS "IT DOESNT MAKE SENSE TAKING THEIR CLASS BECAUSE YOU CAN TAKE THE SAME CLASS AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THE SAME CREDIT" SOMETHING IS WRONG! I FINALLY DUMMIED UP AFTER 2 1/2 YEARS. IT MAKES NO SENSE GOING TO DEVRY AND PAYING OVER $600 PER CREDIT WHEN YOU CAN PAY BETWEEN $50-60 PER CREDIT AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE THAT CAN TRANSFERRED TO A UNIVERSITY. SO WHY IN THE WORLD PAY OVER $2500.00 FOR A FREAKIN FRESHMEN ENGLISH COURSE WHEN YOU CAN PAY $200-$250 FOR AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

THE THIRD FLAG WAS YOU HAVE TO GO BY DEVRY'S SCHEDULE. SAY FOR EXAMPLE YOU WANT TO TAKE ALL YOUR BASIC COURSES AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE..MAKES SENSE RIGHT? WELL ONE OF YOUR MAJOR COURSES IS NOT AVAILABLE JANUARY BUT IT’S AVAILABLE IN MARCH. FOR FINANCIAL AID TO PAY FOR COURSES THEY NEED TO BE TAKEN BOTH JAN, AND MAR.THEREFORE TAKING MONEY OUT OF YOUR FINANCIAL AID RATHER THAN SAVING.

THE FOURTH FLAG ARE THE STUDENT SUCCESS COACHES. WHEN YOU START AT DEVRY YOU ARE SET UP WITH A SUCCESS COACH THAT ADVISES YOU ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL AID,CLASSES NEEDING TO BE TAKEN AND WHICH PATH TO GO WITH, ETC. YOU WOULD THINK YOU WOULD ONLY HAVE ONE SUCCESS COACH TO BE FAMILIAR AND COMFORTABLE WITH AND GUIDE YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THE 2 1/2 YEARS I'VE BEEN THERE I LOST COUNT HOW MANY SUCCESS COACHES I HAD AND WHEN ONE COACH ADVISES ME ABOUT ONE THING, ANOTHER COACH WOULD TELL ME SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT CAUSING ALOT OF CONFUSION.

OVERALL, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND DEVRY UNIVERSITY OR ANY FOR PROFIT SCHOOLS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY HOG YOUR FINANCIAL AID. SIMPLE AS THAT.

MY ADVICE:

BE PATIENT. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS BE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR COURSES. DO NOT RUSH TO GRADUATE LIKE DEVRY OFFERS. TAKE THE 15-18 WEEK COURSES. I COULD CARE LESS IF YOU ARE RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL OR AN ADULT WITH A FAMILY BECAUSE I GUARANTEE YOU. IT’S GOING TO HELP IN THE LONG RUN.

YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF, WOULD YOU RATHER PAY APPROX $2500 FOR AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE OR $30-40K FOR AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE AT DEVRY?

WOULD YOU PAY $18-30K FOR A BACHELORS DEGREE AT A UNIVERSITY OR $60-80K PLUS FOR A BACHELORS AT DEVRY? BY THE WAY, THE MAX YOU CAN BORROW FROM THE GOVT IS UNDER 60K SO IF YOU NEED MORE MONEY TO PAY CLASSES, I WAS ADVISED TO SIGN UP FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS FROM A BANK CAUSING YOU MORE DEBT. GREAT ADVICE FROM MY SUCCESS COACH, HUH?

AS FOR ME, IM ALMOST 30K IN DEBT AND I ONLY TOOK ONE MAJOR COURSE WITH 19 MORE COURSES LEFT. SO YOU DO THE MATH. THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD HAVE MADE IT. I REALLY HOPE THIS HELPS YOU GUYS AND I WISH YOU THE BEST.

GOOD LUCK!

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Oct 10 #1224869 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Wow. It's got to suck, slowly discovering that you're the sort of dim bulb these places make their money on.
Next you'll be ranting and raving on the internet in upper case. Oh wait..

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dumplump

Jan 08, 2015 #927774

These kinds of universities have a horrible reputation of being degree mills, and targeting people who quite frankly are too *** to get into a state university. Even if the class is challenging and on par with a standard university, the reputation of these universities is so tarnished that most resumes tend to go in the trash upon seeing the name of these kinds of universities. For those thinking about going to one of these universities, your best bet it is to go to a community college. From there, you can decide if you want to jump to a 4 year university/college. These institutions most of the time are significantly more expensive than a regular in state institution. Moreover, you do not want to roll the dice on whether a future employer will actually take your resume serious.

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HappyDeVryGrad

Jan 07, 2015 #927140 Littleton, Colorado, United States

I went to DeVry 25 years ago and so did 2 of my co-workers. I went to CA and they went to AZ. I can't say everything was how I wanted it but it did seem to prep me for many of the jobs I've had over the last 25 years. The two co-workers are some of the hardest working guys I've ever had working for me.
I think you are too focused on the things you don't like. After 2 1/2 years, you should be about to graduate. Why would you quit now? Most educations are what you make of them. I had many good teachers and a few bad ones. I worked really hard to graduate and really struggled at the end but I was determined to finish and I did. I owe my 6 figure salary to the education I received at DeVry and so do my 2 co-workers.

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Tony

Jan 08, 2015 #927453

Dear Sir or Ma'am,
I am the one that made the initial post about DeVry.
First of all, I would like to commend you on your success at DeVry.
Now, let me get into a little more detail with my situation. I am on my own. I do not have any support from my parents. You are right. You would think 2 1/2 years into a program I should be almost graduating but when you work 12 hours and have an employer that does not support you attending classes at night during working hours, it is very challenging because DeVry is set for working adults and classes are mostly at night. But they forgot about the workers who work nights. So I could only afford to take one class per session.
For you to say you believe I am too focused on the things I do not like; what more proof do you need? I believe you are missing my point. I'm sure alot has change at DeVry since 1988/89. I'm sure you had alot of lectures in the classroom. These days, 85-90% maybe more of the classes are computer based. Lectures are crucial. Especially when you get to your major courses. Professors would inform you to go home and read the lectures over a computer software and if you have any questions to email the professor.
Overall, my point is you mentioned about you making a six figure salary from graduating DeVry. I guarantee you 10 years from now, I or anyone else will be making that same figure income by finishing my or their education at a school that is "not" at a DeVry University and will be saving
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whocares..911

Sep 02 #1207298

@HappyDeVryGrad, your six digit salary would only have gotten u 25 credits at $4000/4 credits. Thats extremely expensive for an online college. Yes, you probably do owe DeVry your salary. But in the end, whats good for one is not always good for others.(especially after reading the small print).

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Anonymous

Oct 20 #1229482 Huntersville, North Carolina, United States

LOL!!! We don't actually go to your school which means we have common sense and know immediately that you either work for the school or was paid to leave a positive remark. These schools pull this sh*t across the board. I like when you really tried to over sale it claiming you make a 6 figure salary, that part was so hilarious, I almost p*ssed myself from laughing. Thanks for the laugh!

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Anonymous

Oct 21 #1230106 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Yes, degree mills try to create a fake reputation by all means possible, and retarded dimwits complain to anyone who will listen. It's the circle of life in academia.

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DeVryisajoke

Jan 07, 2015 #927053 Houston, Texas, United States

Amen! I wish my DeVry math class lasted a whole four hours. My class was supposed to be four hours but never lasted longer than a half hour! It would consist of the professor asking if anyone had questions on last week's homework, then assigning new homework and dismissing class. When I asked for some instruction, I was told to get a tutor! There are a thousand more things I could get into but it's going to make me angry all over again!

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Tony

Jan 08, 2015 #927456

All I can say is. The only way for you to be familiar with your courses. (Especially something like Math)
Take them at a community college. Rather than being rushed to complete the program in eight weeks. You can have 15-18 weeks. Trust me. Its less of a headache than taking courses at DeVry anyway. And to top it off. Its cheaper!

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