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I attended DeVry back in 1996, my reasons for choosing that school was simply because I screwed around too much in high school and didn't perform to my ability, and passing the entrace exam at DeVry was better than trying to have to work through a lower GPA because of being a teenager. Out of the ~80 students who started with me, I was one of under twenty who graduated with a Bachelor of Science three years later(no summer break).
I likely wouldn't recommend many people go to a for profit school such as this because they are expensive, and tend to front load easy classes for the first year or so, then pile on very difficult classes which force people to fail and have to retake them, or drop out altogther. Fortunately, I had the ability and applied myself when it was time to do so - and even had the desire to take additional classes to help focus my education on what I wanted to and have been doing since, which is software engineering.
Sadly, the DeVry/UoPhoenix name is slightly tarnished in the real world, and I saw some push back once people learned where my degree came from. But experience wins out in the end and I no longer have to defend my choice.
Was it expensive? Yes, it was.
Was it educational? In my experience, yes - both from a scholastic standpoint and from a world view experience, with seeing so many people attempt, and fail something that was difficult then to give up as soon as they had the chance.
Would I send my child to a for-profit school? No.
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