ATA College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (22)
This school has helped me become a better person by teaching me that I can not do everything for everyone. They did all that they could to help me get the finical aid to come to school the advisor that helped me she worked magic I had been trying to come to this school for like 2 or 3 years but I couldn't afford it.
The teachers are great they will help you in any way possibe. I have made some life long friends here at ATA including the staff. Most of them will be near and dear to my heart for the rest of my life.
I made the decision to go back to college when I knew I had to change my life. I was laid off from my factory job and had not been to school in over 15 years. I needed help and I had no idea where to start. I just picked up the phone and started calling schools.
ATA was the best decision for me- nothing says that it will be the best decision for you. I think it is a very personal choice. What has worked for others has not always worked for me.....
While I was there, I did see things that I didn't always agree with, as far as policies and teachers- but my overall experience changed my life. I had to work hard the entire time I was there, I didn't expect people to hand things to me. I was taught that from my parents at an early age. And when I read these reviews I see exactly what my parents told me not to be- these people clearly expect everyone to so something for them.
I graduated from the Medical Assisting program and am now working for a doctors office in my hometown. I have never been so happy, and I know that it is because I went back to school.
I hope people don't just read these reviews and believe them- and I also hope people remember bad news travels 5 times faster and further than good news.
It seems to me these people had a bad experience and instead of trying to understand it or fix it themselves like adults, they wrote a bad review to feel better.
Very nice school. Professors are having excellent talent. I recommend this college to everyone.
I just finished the Medical Office Assistant program and thought about continuing with the Coding degree but once I talked to financial aid I said forget it. I already have a student loan for $17,000 for the MOA program and then needing like 6 more classes and an externship they want to charge me $14,000 dollars more. The two degrees together cost more than just the Coding degree alone. They said it would be cheaper.
The financial department doesn't know their butts from a hole in the ground. They first tried to tell me I would have to pay $4,000 out of my own pocket if I were to continue on with the coding degree and I told them absolutely not.
After I looked at what they were charging me for they included classes they I was currently taking and I brought it to their attention and then they come back and say well you have a balance of $396.00 from your MOA program and to continue that has to be paid and the the coding program will cost you $775 out of your own pocket. What??? When I did my FASFA for this year it said I'm eligible for $20500 so why do I owe anything at this point?
Their response well you can only get so much money per semester and its hard to explain. Well why would FASFA give me more than I can have?? Since all of this went down they've been paid $5000 through Stafford loans and my state unemployment program. Have I received a refund? Hell No!!! This school is a rip off. Most credits will not transfer and their degrees are useless. Don't waste your money because at the end you will still be unemployed!!!!
I just have to say I sadly agree with almost all of the negative comments about this school. Not only did I go through on some cases 2 and even 3 instructors for the same course, the Career Services Dept did NOT help me at all in finding a position after graduation. They never return emails and now that they have my money they don't seem to care.
In the spring of 2009 during the peak of our economic downfall I found myself searching for a new beginning so to speak. It was difficult to find a good job and I was wondering what I should do to help myself get through this.
There had been a lot of advertisements and news articles related to the medical field and how popular and demanding of an industry it really is. I had started looking around in the area and the one school that I kept hearing about was ATA. I decided to give the school a call and get some information.
I was very impressed with how quickly the admissions office got back with me. I was nervous being 35 years old and possibly going back to school but my anxiety was soon relieved. The financial aid staff at ATA did what they could to help me receive financial aid and to resolve a defaulted student loan from many years ago.
I’m glad I chose ATA and I completed the Medical Office Assistant Program in May 2010 and am actually within weeks of completing the Professional Coding Associates Degree Program at ATA as well.
I am not sure what would have happened if I had not made that call inquiring about what going back to school could offer me. Without the dedicated teachers and staff of ATA this could not have been possible. I am now on track for a long and rewarding career in the Healthcare Industry.
I would not hesitate at all to let anyone know how exciting and meaningful of a journey this has been and it is possible for anyone to achieve the same.
Been at this school for a while now and haven't learned shit...if they would give me back my 18000 that I've already put into the nursing program I would run to Galen for half the price and a better education. They could care less about how the students feel even the damn teachers are a joke besides maybe 1 or 2. I say RUN and take your money and time somewhere else
Do not go to this school. They will tell you anything to get you to sign up and seems difficult to get a straight answer from the financial department.
It seems this school has trouble finding good instructors, or the good instructors are ran off from there. They do advertise a lot and try to talk a good game, but don't listen as they are far and away overpriced for what a student get's in return.
I was in school for Dental Assisting when I was thrown out of school, they had no proof of the situation and didn't even take into consideration my side of the story. I am currently suing and yet am still being harassed for unpaid tuition, because I "withdrew" from my classes.
The financial team is completely oblivious to what they are doing and the dean is a complete well you fill in the blank. I have tried to reason with all of the administration and all they are out for is money I will be going publicly on a local news station very soon just as soon as my lawyer is ready.
I had a 4.0 the whole time and at the drop of the dime when they didn't feel like dealing with me and more they shut the door in my face and quit talking to me. I would diffidently look around some more before choosing this school where the classes don't even transfer.
Ata College is nothing but a scam. I am 18 years old and nothing was explained to me correctly. My finanical advisor mislead me. Im young and naive and didn't understand the papers that I signed I wish I would have paid more attention.
I withdrawn from my second quarter because I couldn't afford 220 dollars a month plus everything else I needed to pay for. Im in debt 9,000 dollars for 2 quarters. I have nothing to show for it. If I stayed in the program I would be 17,000 in debt.
I would never recommend this school to anyone. They promise you one thing and you get the complete opposite. I haven't talked to one student that goes there that actually likes it.