ECPI University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (92)
Don't waste your time with this school. I graduated 4 months ago and still can't find a job. All the ads say 1, 2, or 3 years experience and a couple stated no new graduates. I did very well no criminal record good credit and job reference. Career Service don't really help you. Also they don't teach you everything I went out on my externship and didn't know how to do some things because the school didn't teach it. Just overall waste of time I have an Associates Degree I can't use and a student loan. ECPI worst decision I ever made. Don't you make it.
It sucked, the online adds were more of an disturbance than help. The stories of not just being a number were everything but true as professors would not even talk to me to help with my studies. This wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact while studying for my exam and listening to music to study I was interrupted by an ad. For ECPI university. Where I had the worst last year of my summer education. Your ads are worthless and your professors need to be replaced. I am going to another much better college now to finish what I failed to learn and would be happy never to see any add from you guys again.
The administration in our degree program was lacking, the department head changed several times during my attendance with ECPI. It certainly felt like the department heads had a vendetta against those of us trying to obtain our degree to the point they were trying to fail us and slipped in tricks every step of the way. While I'd like to say attending ECPI was the "Best decision I ever made", I can't say it with 100% certainty. I had many instructors both in class and in the clinical setting that were awesome overall it wasn't the case. Those that made the difference & helped without a hidden agenda were great and I can't thank them enough. The slippery slope that others followed wasn't helpful in any nature and I will never forget the bitter taste it left in my mouth. I wish I'd have chosen a different school where everyone was there to help and not only thinking about their overall numbers with the Board of Nursing. In the end we all showed them they had the wrong idea the entire time. I'm glad to be out of there and working in the nursing profession thus learning what I feel is needed and not gained during my education.
I was a transfer student and they accepted more of my credits than any other school I was considering. It's expensive, but cheaper than a lot of for-profit schools. The academics are on par with any other college. The 5-week terms are great if you want to get in and get out. My only complaints would be that my advisor changed several times and advising, scheduling and finance don't seem to communicate well. I ended up having to come out of pocket for my last 2 classes because nobody ever told me it would be covered by financial aid.
Being a 20 year veteran in the food service industry, I was apprehensive to go back to school. I have been successful in my career path but I could tell that I was quickly advancing toward a glass ceiling. I knew to continue to advance my career I would be competing against peers who had a bachelors degree. A BS degree for a food service professional becoming more common everyday. I had to remain relevant to the industry, and compete with those with higher education. My time at ECPI's the Culinary Institute of Virginia was mind blowing. The wealth of knowledge and the content delivered by the instructors not only reinforced what I knew about the industry, but gave me a better understanding of food service as a whole. Now that I have a degree compounded with my experience, I feel confident again that I am head and shoulders above my competition in the career field.
This school is for serious students. The instructors are very helpful. They do not just give you an answer, they make you think. They want you to be able to think for yourself and understand what you are doing. The work was not easy but to achieve my goal, was worth every paper and late night studying.
The school is great when you first come in. They make you feel positive, but honestly they are quite expensive their courses are only good for 2 years their credits don't transfer if you fail a course and have to retake you are charged for that they come up with meetings for you to go to when you want to start back and nobody wants to sit and audit a class and not be able to move on with their classmates even though they passed the class one student they told had to pass 85 or higher when 80 is passing they don't go by their college rule of 80 passing really don't waste your money on this school u will be in debt it's a fast pace program so if you are ready for lack of sleep no life but school come on in but once you get it in your stuck cause again their courses don't transfer so you wud be starting everything over if you decided to leave!
I just completed my Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in IT Management. Overall my experience was great. I learned so much while completing my program of study. This January I will be starting the Masters program. I was 100% online classes which I thought would be difficult, but my instructors took the time out to make sure they helped every step of the way. Classes were challenging, but what comes easy. During my second year of school, I was hired by ECPI as an Administrative Assistant. Within a year and right before Graduation I received a great promotion.
I graduate from this school in 2015 with my associates and still have not found a job. Every interview I go to, they ask me what I think about the accreditation of my degree with a weird look on there face, basically saying my degree is useless. No employer takes the degree I got serious, hence why I'm still looking for a position after a year and almost a half. The courses were so accelerated that I barely remember any of it, if I could go back in time, I would. Please don't attend ECPI, you will waste your money and time.
Ecpi say almost anything to get you enrolled in their programs. They say they work with their students to achieve success. Lies. They say they work with your schedule and understands the obstacles some may have in acquiring an education..lies. this school is money driven. They lie about their student graduation rates. I personally witnessed a graduation ceremony for one passing nursing student for the 16 months enrollment..I feel they should be investigated by the education Dept. Students can't transfer credits to other schools and even if you are determined to achieve your goals, they find ways to kick u out the program and your money is lost. Up to $40,000. You are left in debt. If I knew the way they operated, I would have gone and tried my luck elsewhere.. please be careful with choosing a for profit college or educational institution.. Ecpi lies about their graduation rates and is not interested in ppl achieving goals. It's all a scam.