DeVry Institute of Technology

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    Sun Jan 10 2010

    My school experience in regards to DeVry is as follow: 1) DeVry is too expensive, so to those aspiring applicants make sure you understand what you are getting yourself into. If you choose to attend DeVry and you are very discipline with money, my advice is to have the student loans forward to or pay to you (otherwise, the idiots at Finance Department will over pay you, they can't handle money - take it from me, I owe them 5, 0000 and can not graduate until I pay them back). Hint: see other posts regarding money issue's. 2) If you looking to finish fast, then DeVry is the way to go. DeVry's online classes for working adults are awesome. All you have to do is B.S. your way through the online chat, I mean you could be totally clueless about the subject matter at hand and still score some major chat points, just by making general conversation. Another plus about the online classes at DeVry, you can always and I mean always turn in late homework and still get an A at the end of the ... Read more

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    Mon Jan 04 2010

    '******"The Devry review version 4." ****** dim incount as integer intcount = 3 "Devry Institute of Technology Review" & (intcount) '************************************ My god, the reality is the first time I saw a college failure was a numb nut archaeologist graduate working at a restaurant as a waitress. Over the years I have seen all types from community colleges, state colleges and yes my alma mater Devry University. Devry Sucks. Does Devry Suck? Devry rates poorly. How does Devry Rate? Are us Devry graduates limited to working as waiters and waitresses like so many state and community college graduates? Hardly. (For Devry students and graduates this paragraph is designed to be picked up by search engine spiders (bots) a. Devry Sucks b. Devry rates poorly. For others this paragraph is designed to be found by the internet library librarian. lol) From experience with others who graduated out of CIS program in 2002. One got a sign on bonus from a major laboratory paying for his... Read more

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    Fri Nov 27 2009

    Technically, I am enrolled at Keller Graduate School of Management. KGSM is part of DeVry. My problems are coming from the DeVry side. I agree with those who say Devry/Keller seems to be more interested in cash flow than education. However, my major isue with DeVry is that they send Emails out falsely, deliberately misrepresenting the true identiuty of the sender. This only serves to create unnecessary confusion and friction. A secondary issue is that their IT system is a hodgepodge of multiple programs, multiple servers, and myriad Email addresses. Hence, information does not seamlessly flow between departments. I gave DeVry $2,000 on a debit card 11-12-09. Because their antiquated system failed to recognize it. I had to contact my Student Support Advisor (SSA) after they would not let me register again. We arranged a date as to when I would pay the rest. I thought everything was fine. Two days later, I received a rogue Email. It was disguised to appear to have come from... Read more

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    Fri Aug 21 2009

    Today I withdrew from DeVry University Online classes. I'm sad to have had to do that because I had great hopes for my education, but a series of issues arose that convinced me DeVry is not as concerned about their students' education as they are about their cash flow, and therefore not a business I wanted to put a lot of money into. The first issue concerns their transfer scholarship. I began talking to DeVry in earnest Dec '08 and was told I was eligible for the scholarship ; the requirements are 1 year since graduation and 3.20 or higher GPA. I graduated in June '08 with a 3.92 GPA. I started classes in March '09, and by May I still hadn't heard if I was going to get the scholarship even though I had asked about it every few weeks since January. Each time I was told no word yet. I began to suspect the scholarship was merely a carrot on a stick and they were running out the clock until I was no longer eligible for it, and I told them that's what I had begun to think. A sh... Read more

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    Mon Jul 27 2009

    I graduated from DeVry in the late 80's. I had been a music major before in college and I was not heading towards great employment, it was taking forever. I took the entrance exam at DeVry, scored 100%. Then when we started, they told us, grades=$$$$. I saw some C students being coddled at times when they should have been dropped from the program but other than that I thought DeVry was awesome. I graduated with a 4.0 gpa, only 3 of us in a class of 80. And the only woman with a 4.0. DeVry taught us how to interview and I had multiple well paying offers before I even graduated. I took the field service position because it also gave me a company car. I earned way more than my sister graduating with her accounting degree. I was very happy with DeVry. My professors were very clear and competent. I worked for many successful years in Field Service and then went into other business pursuits. I'm considering going back into electronics and investigating tracking down my old transcri... Read more

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    Tue Dec 30 2008

    I am a transfer student from I.T.T. technical institute.i was not pleased with my branch because it was so small. I started off with a juggling act in life, but thanks to my admissions counselor he has helped me quite much. My Paperwork is done and Session b will be encountered soon. The work put in is what you get out. The only rough parts are the transfer credits and the juggling act that we go through.

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    Fri Nov 28 2008

    I have been doing Devry online for 5 weeks now. I was forced into a technology class for A+ certification, I have years of experience in I.T. and many certifications including A+. On session B of this semester I am scheduled to take math 092, I had previously provided a transcript showing that I had already taken an equivalent class at a state university. In the first week I pointed out both problems, I have yet to placed in the right class for session B. As for my current class they offered to let me drop in week 1 with a penalty. Very few staff are available via phone, those that have voicemail only dont return calls, emails go unanswered. My current instructor doesnt provide any feedback and uses a hotmail account to contact students. His emails have been identified as spam as his class emails are sent to groups of recipients and frequently which looks like spam .

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    Fri Nov 07 2008

    It seems all the negative comments come from individuals who did not graduate. I graduated with an associate in electronics and a bachelors in technical management. I had a good idea of what I wanted to do and my degrees (both obtained in 32 months) have allowed me an opportunity to be very successful in my field. My present income makes the high tuition worth the price. It is all about the work you are willing to put in during and after college.

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    Sun Oct 12 2008

    Wow. There sure are alot of negative experiences related to DeVry. I work with a graduate of DeVry from the mid 80's, Chicago campus. He has done quite well for himself, working as a telecom engineer for over 20 years. I myself am contemplating attending, because it is conveniant. I believe they are also regionally accredited, and the EET program is ABET accredited. Other than the cost of the programs from the outside it looks pretty good.

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    Tue Oct 07 2008

    I have had nothing but success in DeVry. When I started with DeVry I had just left Honduras from a defense contract. This was back when the IT field had that big hit in 2000. When I got back I had to settle for a job with BestBuy, and that is a company that should have a lot of negative Blogs about them. I started going to DeVry for a BS in Network Communications Management, and at that time I had five years in the field. I then put DeVry on my resume and that I was going there to obtain my BS, and I slowly moved up the ranks in my career. I am now out of DeVry an also about to accept a position with a company as a company as there IT Director over 10 locations, at the age of 31. This jobs salary will more than cover the headaches and time it took me to get my degree from DeVry. I have no problem with the school and while I have found that some of the staff can be hard to get along with, I hear my wife of 11 years talk about the same thing from the college she is going to. All I can sa... Read more

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    Thu Aug 21 2008

    My poroblem with devry is that when you are trying to enroll you receive alot of attention. But once you become a student, it is like you are forgotten. I can't get anyone to return my calls from my "so called" Admissions Advisor to the Registar office. They are only concerned about getting as many people to enroll and then they forget about you!!

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    Fri May 16 2008

    It's a shame you don't have negative stars. I took a single class from Devry years ago, which I paid for at the time. Obviously Devry agreed that I'd paid, since they sent me my final grade, and later sent several transcripts out to other institutions. Five years later, I discovered that Devry had turned my supposedly delinquent account over to some disreputable collections agency. When I called Devry, they wouldn't talk to me about it because they'd turned it over. The collections jerks weren't interested in anything, including receipts that proved I'd paid. I finally had to get an attorney to straighten it out for me. Of course we all know how disreputable collections companies are, and the kinds of people they routinely hire and use. Devry turned my account over with my social security number as the account number, so I've had no choice but to put watches on my information with the credit bureaus and on my individual credit accounts. It's impossible to tell whether ... Read more

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    Wed May 07 2008

    I graduated from Devry 2002 in CIS and landed a job not even a month after with one of the big four companies in the whole wide world, Accenture. In being successfull after graduating, it doesn't matter where you graduate from, it's how you search for the job, how you prepare and present yourself on the interview. They required me to give them a copy of my transcript and they recognized it as a valid school. It's all a matter of motivation and hard work. After being employed at Accenture for 9 months, I got promoted. I would say that going to college gives you the fundamentals you need to perform your job, but not give you everything you need. Most of the things you need to know will be coming from your job and from yourself. it's just a matter of how hard you want to work.

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    Sat Mar 01 2008

    i'm having finicial issues with devry i applied for finicial aid and the office keeps calling me that i am missing paper work. i've gone back and forth too many times. and the registation sucks. it is so slow.

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    Thu Jan 31 2008

    I think DeVry does a great job, but not great enough for any Ivy League schools to accept DeVry credits, as dareljohnson has suggested. I know for a fact that Princeton and Harvard never accept credits from other schools - not even if they are earned from fellow ivy league university ( i know because i tried ). If Princeton won't accept credits from Harvard, they certainly aren't going to accept them from DeVry. I would be very surprised if the other Ivy's did not share the same policy. Actually, Columbia is a bit more relaxed about this stuff. I can't say for sure that they do or don't accept external credits; maybe it's worth it for a lot of people to look into. Probably not though.

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    Wed Nov 28 2007

    This review has given me alot to think about. I am in process of going to school there. I've completed the FAFSA, Loans, pd my app fee. I have noticed that since this has all been done & there are only a few more things to finish up on that the persistent phone appoiontments have stopped. I'm now calling them to be sure things are done & I am not receiving phone calls that I'm told I will be receiving.. Out of the blue I realized this & something told me to research complaints at 3:30 am so here I am! Thank you all for sharing your expereinces..I think I am making a new plan for schooling now..

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    Mon Oct 29 2007

    I've gone to devry in Newyork Last Year like someone here mention they are very good... with the registration process other than that everything else is hell from there. I remained in devry for no more than 6 months. Haven't failed any classes practicly bought no books from them. At the time i didn't know much about how the tuition works. So they misguided me to take out a loan and then claimed it was something different. Not only that, But I'm also in a program where these people pay for college for you. When i first enrolled they told me they were associated and familiar with the program I was in and would help establish that as i work on my degree. Towards the end of the first semester I discovered that they're not associated with that program and that they took out a loan and set me up with wachovia??? I was in complete shock...From there I decided to leave devry. They asked me if I leave i would have to pay a large sum, If i remained well I wouldnt pay anything However that adds u... Read more

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    Mon Oct 29 2007

    I happened across this rate it site after I created My site talks about all the corrupton at Devry and cites attorney general investigations into kickbacks by the school. Sure would be nice to get a united front against this organization. I placed an ad in the local paper for the Chicago campus at arch?mainclass=Announcements&Submit;=+Find+Ads+&sear; chterm%3Alist=&batch;_size=20 I think Devry may be getting ready to sue me for using the domain name come visit and post your comments

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    Tue Oct 16 2007

    Well here's my story, I got an Associate degree from a SUNY school and I wanted to go for my bachelor and did not where so I decided to stop by Devry to learn more about it, The only thing they do a good job at is convincing you to enroll. The counselor told me that they would accept all my credit in which they did and that I would graduate with a bachelor in a year and a 1/2 in which I, So far everything was going good. The issue is after I graduated just in a year and 1/2 I took $41,000 in private student loans with interest rate higher than a GAP CARDDDD!!!.... Job wise a few month after I graduated I was able to get a job within my field making good money so I guess you win some and you lose some!!

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    Mon Oct 01 2007

    The problem with Devry isn't so much the school, its the customer service. This is a business, where you expected to be treated as a customer with responsibilities that are identified ahead of time for you to accomplish. I was jerked around so many times by different career counselors that seem not to know what the total requirement was themselves, yet was there to provide you guidance. When the courses are completed, it seems as if they have to re-evaluate what was accomplished to see if there is anything else to tag on to your requirement before they release your diploma. Dont even try calling the school unless you want to play phone tag. No one has provided a clear answer to my issues as of yet.

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    Mon Oct 01 2007

    (If this site had let me, I would have given 0 stars.) Over a year and a half ago, my husband enrolled in Devry's online program. Before he had completed two weeks of his first semester he decided to stop attending Devry for two reasons. Firstly, he kept receiving emails and phone calls requesting forms he had already turned in. After turning these forms in a third time (still getting emails stating he hadn't turned them in) he decided he didn't want to go to a school that was already showing signs of being, at best, extremely disorganized. His second reason for not going to Devry was the quality of the classes he had signed up for. In one of the classes the instructor had ripped a problem from the pages of the Girl Scout Handbook, word for word. The answer was easily found online because the answer was also printed in the Girl Scout Handbook. My husband called Devry and talked to a counselor. He explained that he no longer wanted to take classes there and he explained why... Read more

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    Wed Apr 18 2007

    Would you really want to go to a school where the validity of their degree is debated? I made the mistake of going the DeVry way. I agree with others on here. It's nothing but pure scam. My cousins went to real schools and got real jobs right out of college. I got laid off so often that I finally had to swallow my pride and start school completely over. My state college would not accept one credit from DeVry. I finally have a real degree from a real college and now I can put this unpleasant experience behind me, well except for the 25 grand I still owe Devry. The degree is not considered a real degree at numerous companies. Is your future worth a scam school? These schools like DeVry should be exposed as the scam they are.

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    Sun Jan 07 2007

    Plain and simple if you are dedicated to gettting your degree and know what you want to do with your life, then DeVry is an excellent choice to get your degree within a structured time frame. If you dont know what to do then go to a cheaper community or state school. Save yourself the trouble of complaining and spending money. I am a graduate of DeVry, Long Beach and I am currently attending USC Marshall School of Business for my MBA. I just turned 22 years of age. I am up to date with the other MBA students, so the education is there. It is just up to you to decide whether or not you are dedicated. Hope this helps.

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    Tue Nov 07 2006

    I agree, this school scam me a couple of time out of my money. I paid them up to date and they keep mailing me that i have not paid at all. This school is very desperate. They advertise everywhere and make up lies that they don't keep. they promise a course that they were going to introduce but it never happened. i was promise a schedule that would suit me and that never happened. I can't do co-op because my classes are in the way. The technologies in devry are slow and there are always a problem with them. They promise to graduate with in three years but everyone ends up taking an extra semester or year to finish their courses for their degree, so you are better off going to a regular four year college. when i took thier placement test in math, i found out i was place in a lower level math class and i caught them. My answers were right but the computer marked them wrong for no reason and the computer gave me the exact answer of what i put in. Only nerds love it here because they canno... Read more

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    Fri Jul 28 2006

    I believe you Devry students have it all wrong. Sure, it is convenient to take online classes, but half of the experience of college, if not all, is learning to effectively communicate with peers in or out of a classroom. Truth be told, most of your technical expertise will be learned on the job. What you learn at a traditional university is to network with others and communicate your thoughts and opinions effectively. Another aspect to look at is the ability to "learn to learn." Anybody can regurgitate infromation spewed out from a professor's mouth verbatim, but that only proves that you know how to memorize. Many Devry students bring up the faculty to student ratio, with is nice, however, take a look at UCLA. You have a lecture room of 200 students to 1 professor. How is this great? Well, the students have to perform their own research with little guidance from the professor. These students learn to tackle problems on their own and come to their own conclusions. In effec... Read more

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    Tue May 16 2006

    Sorry but this school is a pure scam. Save yourself the trouble, I wish I did!

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    Mon Mar 13 2006

    You guys should be ashamed of yourselves! DeVry is one of the best private higher educational institutions around. I am a senior student in my final trimester and I am so proud to be a DeVry student. I love DeVry because it is a respected higher learning institution. I have done my research at other schools, especially Ivy Leagues, who accept transfer credits from DeVry. The only difference between DeVry and the Ivy’s is the fact that it is not a research institution. So, if you’re looking to do research don’t attend DeVry, but if you’re looking to launch a career or a business then sign up.

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    Wed Dec 15 2004

    Depending on what campus you attend and what your program is, I feel each person will experience DeVry differently. Currently I am attending DeVry Universtiy Long Beach. My studies began as a Telecommunications Management major, but then the school decieded to change my program to Network and Communications Management. I am not please with my experience with DeVry. There are too few classes in this study to work a schedule around. Also< there are not too many professors in this major, so if you are looking to learn networking, I would definately try looking at other schools/universities to see what they have to offer. The tuition is extremely high. Currently I am paying close to $500 per unit and since I have been attending, DeVry has increased their tuition almost every trimester. The staff does not seem to what to provide the necessary assistance to help you get through it all. As one posting states, the less you bother them the better. What I find ironic is most of the sta... Read more

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    Mon Oct 25 2004

    I wouldn't even know where to being. So, I'll just make a list. 1. Administration is suffering from major disconnect. I have had serious issues, and no one ever seems to know what is going on. So I have to re-explain the situation every time. The SA (student advisor) and FA (Financial Aid Advisor) made promises they couldn't keep, and left. I have been with DeVry for 1 year and 3 months, and I have had 3 different SA's so far and never even knew my FA quit until I got slapped with a 3K bill. (which they require 4 equal monthly payments of....does anyone have $750.00 to spare?) Also, the instructors? Less than half are knowledgable, the other half can't find teh sepll chek! What's up with that??? Oh, and the tuition....close to 500.00 per credit hour? For that? I think not. They're high. The administrative staff is a joke, the classes are way behind. I do online classes so I really have no idea what the Computer Lab is like. So, complaints there! I just want everyone to really re... Read more

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    Wed Aug 25 2004

    I graduated out of DeVry University (formerly DeVry Institute of Technology). DeVry taught me a lot of technological skills that are at quite a high level. DeVry's problem is in the courses that they offer. Just about every technical curriculum that they offer tend to be only a few necessary classes shy of a true curriculum. I studied, spent about $30000 of student loan money, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in their Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum, where their representative convinced me that it is the same as an Electrical Engineering from a conventional university like UCLA. To make the long story short, the B. S. degree from DeVry is like a car that is completely build from the inside-out, but without any tires, a steering wheel, and shiny coat of quality paint. I don't think students would complain if DeVry added a few irrelevant classes to their three-year curriculum that four-year colleges offer to make it truly equal to a four-year college curricul... Read more

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    Wed Mar 10 2004

    DeVry has alot to offer such as tutoring, lab times. However, just with any other school, it's about motivation and the willing to learn. Students who graduste with a 2.5 GPA have a right to complain about not finding work as opposed to someone with a 3.5 or higher. the good thing about devry is that the classrooms are small enough were you can grasp the information easily as opposed to univerities where their are hundreds of students and if you are located in the back, it's a little hard to hear. The bottom line is being aggressive and marketing yourself plays an important role in landing your first job. pros: small classrooms, parking, easy access to tuturing, many labs, library, PHD/MAS professors. cons: not enough lab time, food, some punks, some slacking professors, registration (unorganized).

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    Sun Oct 26 2003

    I went there. Waste of time and money. Degree is worth nothing especially in this economy. Tech is dead. Ot of the group of guys that I went with many that graduated never found work. Those that did got laid off and are unemployed or in some other industry that has nothing to do with anything they trained for at DeVry. Our class valedictorian, ended up bankrupt, homeless and is still unemployed.

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    Mon Jan 06 2003

    Overall DeVry has a lot to offer. But, like any university, it also has its pitfalls. Not only does DeVry offer a variety of degree programs, but it also offers flexible schedules for adult students (age 21 and over) who work full time. I am currently enrolled in the accelerated Business Information Systems bachelor degree program in Phoenix, AZ. I have been at DeVry for 3 years, and should be finished by now, but I have changed my major 3 times. I have just over a year now to complete my degree, which I feel has thus far offered a course curriculum that is extremely relevant to the real world. In addition to campus studies, DeVry also offers online courses, which are structured very efficiently. Some positive characteristics that DeVry has to offer include flexible schedules, accelerated courses, a variety of degree programs, Keller Graduate School opportunities, up-to-date technology, and small student to instructor ratios. Some of the negative characteristics include that you must b... Read more

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    Thu Dec 19 2002

    People who aren't super intelligent or motivated going to get a degree and life skills in order to be a productive member of society and not a welfare leach????? What an idea!

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    Wed Mar 21 2001

    I have been attending for three years and I'm going on my forth. I've enjoyed the opportunties DeVry has offered me and my choice field of major, computer engineering. The technology supplied by the institute is quite adequate and always up to date, and easily available. Just as is the freedom and variety of courses to choose from with the variety of chioce of majors. However, there seems to be a lack of women among the student crowd.

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    Fri Mar 16 2001

    I attended the Irving one. The labs have up to date computers and good, when you can get one thats not frozen. They also updated there electronic machines to the latest,(oscilliscopes, function generators, new telecommunications lab, that kinda stuff). Sometimes the students teach the teachers, then the campus is one two story building, they charge you an arm and a leg for everything. I will admit though, some of the teachers did care alot about the students, and the student teacher ratio was very small. But the worst thing is the male:female ratio is like 64:1. Oh, and those dang commercials really bite. But on top of that, its suppost to be a Private University, but yet it says institute!