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Devry is Awful, NOT Recommended

I do not recommend DeVry to anyone. They are very uninformative, unprofessional, the teachers are awful, the advisors are horrible, the classroom settings are the worst I have ever been in; I can go on and on. DeVry will advertise anything to get you to go to their school but once you get in, they are of no help getting you through to the end of your educational journey. If you want to transfer; keep everything on record (EMAIL!!!). Again, I do NOT recommend this school to anyone. It was a HUGE loss for me financially and a loss of time as well. I highly recommend you do research and look into any other school and program out there; DeVry is NOT your route.
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#1374115 Review #1374115 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Keller, Texas
Product
Devry University Program
Pros
  • It was online schooling
Cons
  • Lied
  • Loss of time
  • Scammed me out of my money
Reason of review
read review
Loss
$14000
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer

BAD EXPERIENCE WOULD NOT RECOMMEND

DeVry has totally messed up my sons college experience. They have fumbled the ball on the grants and scholarships. They have messed it up so bad that it will take my son approx 5 years to get a bachelors degree. So frustrated with DeVry. Would NOT recommend this school to anyone; and they don’t care about bad reviews. They only care about the $$$$$$$$$$$$. Sad Wtf
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#1307921 Review #1307921 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Colton, California
Product
Devry University Program
Reason of review
Bad quality

Not worth it/false claims

Class primarily consisted of writing random paragraphs and having group discussion. Nothing seemed to deal with learning code or how to use the required Raspberry pi... never even used it for the class we were forced to buy it for. They never really tell you how much a semester hour cost either... I took 3 classes 1 semester and quit due to the quality of classes. Those 3 classes cost $6000 dollars plus books and the mandatory raspberry pi that wasn't used. This was 2015/2016 when I took the classes and sometime after I quit the FTC started investigating them for false claims and something else.
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#1237070 Review #1237070 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Devry University Program
Reason of review
Bad quality

No worthy education

Nothing has bee resolved. Only thing that is certain. DEVRY gave me nothing for an education. They are coming after me for the student loans they recieved on my behalf. I set with no job and in foreclosure and about to loose my car.
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#1210052 Review #1210052 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Problems with payment
New Reviewer

I to need transcripts

I just completed the form for transcripts to be sent to another school and ran into this same problem. (2-12-2018). I wondering what can I do to get this resolved. I need this to be done rather quickly. Please advise. {{Redacted}}
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#1188270 Review #1188270 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Cons
  • Bad news
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$2000
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer

Devry Online Professors

HIT 141 was the worst 8 weeks and my professor was even worse. She was never available, had no idea what she was doing or what school I was a part of. Worse thing is she was able to pass out grades without reviewing all the homework submitted. I was able to provide that when my draft was submitted she only opened one of the two documents and she gave me a zero. How is this fair??? I tried to file a complaint and was passed off to another professor who was equally as bad. His responds was Devry allows their professor the freedom to grade us as they see fit. Really so how is at fault that I submitted two documents and she only opened one? I love the freedom of online classes and my current professor rocks but the rest of the program and Devry not so much.
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#1159049 Review #1159049 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Current professor rocks and i would recommend her to any one
Cons
  • One discrimated against me
  • Grade point dropped
Reason of review
two professors
Loss
$1500
Preferred solution
Full refund
Since we started Canvas, it is the worst school program I have had to deal with. I will finish my degree elsewhere and take my money somewhere else. This is very inconvenient and extremely stupid that you have to do voicethreads and get points taken away when you don't...
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#1399853

DeVry is a scam. If I had known what I know now.

I would have saved myself some money. They put holds on my classes and demanded money out of my own pocket.

Way overpriced. U been better off teaching your self.

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#1127390 Review #1127390 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Canvas and these new rules and expectations of inconvenience
Preferred solution
get rid of the voice threads, get better book for statistics that does not skip steps, propose a free class on how to use canvas, make these full group projects onsite only, stop giving busy work when there is already so much to complete within a week
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I received my B.S from DeVry with very few issues or concerns, as the degree was paid for in full by the G.I. Bill. I stayed with the institution for my Graduate education because I knew I would get some credits transferred. Unfortunately, I struggled in two online...
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#1091319 Review #1091319 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Devry University Program
Pros
  • Professors
Cons
  • Tuition fees
  • Scammed me out of my money
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$50000

Devry University - Program Review

Just don't do it...I had the GI Bill when I enrolled and told them I don't need any other financial aid. They had me fill out the MPN and all information anyway saying they needed it, but I wouldn't be using federal loans. My student loans show THAT WAS A LIE! They had me getting both, and I didn't realize it until a few classes in. Fast forward, finished my degree, ended up quitting my job so I could focus fully on school...now with all this FTC judgement, I know my DeVry degree will be absolutely worthless. That is, once I pay for this Perkins Loa. *** and actually get my degree in hand.
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#1011888 Review #1011888 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Devry University Program
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
New Reviewer
My Professor William Espinosa at the Orlando Fl campus told me to not waste my time since Devry was only profiting from student scholarships, and gov't grant money. My professor also worked at KSC as an electrical engineer. I am former student of DeVry of Orlando Fl...
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#1288934

Steve F. Brown President of DeVry in Orlando, FL was one of FL Workforce Central Board of Directors.

Governor Scott FIRED ALL of Central Florida Workforce Staff and their Board of Directors in Sept. of 2011.

Since 2006, Workforce Central Florida had spent more than $5.3 million in ways that violated federal spending regulations. The agency received more than $100 million in federal funding in five years to pay for worker training, offer job-search assistance and to help local companies find qualified employees.

Instead the agency awarded lucrative contracts to Board Members, Spent more than $700,000 in job-training money on legal settlements and created a $73,000 outreach program that proposed handing out Red Superhero Capes to the Unemployed.

The sacked Central Florida Workforce Staff including DeVry of Orlando President Steven F. Brown were each given a Red Superhero Cape as they had given out to the unemployed.

Steve F. Brown was one of the privileged ones to get another position within DeVry's corporate offices and later got his $$$$$$ paying job back at the Orlando campus.

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#1009043 Review #1009043 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Downers Grove, Illinois
Cons
  • Cheated out of a university education
  • President steven f brown misleading lies
  • Being scammed out of my hard earned money
I attended DeVry right when I got out of high school in 2007, I remember seeing some advisors come to my school and say how great DeVry is and the high percentage that graduate and find a job within 6 months and of course that is all wrong. Not only did I not find a...
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#974550 Review #974550 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Devry University Program
Pros
  • Fellow classmates
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$85000
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer
DeVry is a scam. I graduated from the school and ensured I would have a job in the field of study within six months after graduation. That never happened and they have ruined my credit and my life due the lies and pressure of taking out loans for programs that do not...
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#1238229

Same here, I can't find a job with my degree anyway. I told my coworkers about DeVry and I was laughed to scorn. Just a terrible degree and stigma

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#950768 Review #950768 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fort Worth, Texas
Product
Devry University Program
Pros
  • Professors
Cons
  • Corrupt business practices
  • Tuition fees
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Preferred solution
Price reduction

Terrible customer service

I spent the last 18 months completing a Bachelors program using my Post 911 60% GI Bill. Three months after completion, I still can’t get a diploma, transcripts or even a single piece of paper saying I completed the program. I tried enrolling in another school closer to home for a Master program and DeVry refused to send transcripts out. So of course I can’t start the new program. After making several telephone calls, I was told there was a hold on my account for not paying my final bill. Even though I received a billing statement few days before saying I had a zero balance outstanding. So after calling around and getting no help I find out I have a $1500 balance which is then changed to a $1300 balance. I paid the entire amount by credit card and was told my transcripts and diploma would be sent out immediately. One month later and I still have not heard or received nothing so I started calling again. No one answers at the campus and I get some guy in another state. He checks and verifies that I have no holds on my account and says my diploma is probably at the campus waiting for me to pick it up. His explanation is that once you pay any outstanding balance and a hold is lifted you are not called or sent any notification. Basically you are supposed to magically know that your diploma and transcripts are sitting on a desk somewhere at the campus waiting for you to drive an hour and a half to pick them up. And of course you can’t call a head and verify that they are there because no one is available to answer the phone. So I have to go to the school and ask around or request a duplicate diploma for of which there is a fee and can take eight to twelve weeks. The bottom line is there are way better schools that treat their students with more respect. You would think a school like DeVry, who only exists because of the billions they get from GI Bill programs, would at least pretend that they give a dam.
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#949197 Review #949197 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Product
Devry University Program
Reason of review
Order processing issue

Scam? No, I don't think so.

I am currently attending DeVry, and have already landed a position as a project tech. while still enrolled in the project management program. If it were such a scam, and DeVry was just milling out degrees, how would this be possible? It isn't even an entry level position, and I feel 100% confident in my ability at work. I think some of the degree plans may not be of interest to certain employers, but then again, before landing this position I worked at starbucks, with two USC grads that could not land a job in there respective fields. Nobody would ever say that USC is a bad school, or a scam, despite the fact that they are not for profit. I have personally had nothing but good experiences, and if you feel you aren't getting the education you need, or do not feel you are learning, then why continue until the end, then decide to complain? education doesn't come to you, you take it. You learn it. I wish the best of luck to those saying it is a scam, but I have had zero issues, and am currently in a position with a company I plan on retiring with.
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#1234530

At the end of the day, whether you go to a garbage school like DeVry or Harvard, it matters about your personal ability. And maybe you are an excellent worker (to which I say "thank you!")

That does not change the fact that DeVry is a diploma factory

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@PissedConsumer1234530

A regionally accredited university is not a garbage school. There are many controlling factors in place to be sure that regionally accredited schools should do what they say they do. If you have evidence to the contrary, you should bring it to the regional accreditation body--Higher Learning Commission for DeVry.

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#946736 Review #946736 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Product
Devry University Project Management Program
Reason of review
Good quality

Devry University - Review in Education category from Aurora, Colorado

This place is horrifying and awful and should be shut down immediately!!!!! They have caused me nothing but stress and grief for months!!!! My husband is a veteran so obviously I was wanting to use the post 9/11 GI Bill except my admission advisor NEVER PUT IT THROUGH and they just continued charging me as a regular student!!!! I only took one class with them yet somehow I have a $4,000 bill!!!! These people are awful and a bunch of *** artists!!!! I will be taking legal action because what they have done is fraud and reading numerous other reviews it looks like they have been scamming students for years!!!! Stay far away from this place!!!!
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#940000 Review #940000 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Aurora, Colorado
Reason of review
Problems with payment

Devry University Education And Degree Review

Sammed me off my money never found me job
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#927743 Review #927743 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Hurstbourne Acres, Kentucky
Reason of review
Bad quality

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