ECPI University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (99)
I attended the Va. Beach Medical Careers Institute campus. I found that you get out of the education experience what you put into it. Yes, some classes where harder than others. Yes, some instructors are harder than others, but you have to adapt to each situation and make the best possible outcome possible. This is exactly what you have to do in the selected field you will work in. No one cares about the reasons you can't, they want to know how you will. I have no complaints about ECPI/MCI, I got exactly what I expected from the program. My Director and Instructors expertly prepared me for the field of medicine I was studying for. Thank You ECPI/MCI.
Upon coming to ECPI, I was immediately embraced with a warm sense of belonging. The staff and faculty were of the highest caliber. The students, whether young or not so young were accepted by one another as equals on a level learning field. The instruction given was well explained and consistent with the course syllabus. The amount of knowledge that was available to be tapped into was astounding. I attended the Dental Program and could not have been more pleased with the attention given to every detail of the curriculum. The hands on training that I received prepared me real world encounters as a Dental Assistant. I would strongly urge anyone thinking of attending ECPI to make the move and sign up today.
I loved the accelerated program. Our professor did a great job integrating things we had previously learned throughout the program since it was such a fast pace. The best part of the degree is the externship. What better way to get hands on experience? My externship led to a full time position within my field before I even graduated. I think the most important thing is that you will only get out of the program what you put into it. I would recommend this program!
I could go on and on about this place, but I'll try not to sound like a commercial. All of my life I have learned what I need to know just so that I can pass a test. I didn't expect it to be any different when I enrolled in MCI. Now that I have been working in the healthcare field, I see how different this education was. The material was relevant and current. Most importantly, the teaching was like nothing I have ever experienced before. I actually learned it. I still know it. Any type of learner on any level can benefit from this school and this program. The thought, concern, and effort put into this program and its students is obvious and extremely appreciated. I am very proud of my degree, and I loved my experience at the school. I will always be grateful for the education I received. As far as tuition rates, let's be real! Every single student is given a breakdown before he or she is enrolled. Loans are explained before they are given. Everyone has to sign the entrance counseling form before accepting the loan. I am not sure why people are using this outlet to complain about the cost. Schedule an appointment to get some information. Meet with the director. Talk to some HCA students! Ask any of them. I am confident that you will hear all of what I have just said.
After attending community college, and not getting the results I wanted, I transferred my credits to ECPI (Roanoke Campus). As cliche as it sounds, it really was the best decision I have ever made. The program was great, well thought out, and extremely hands on. My instructors were extremely knowledgeable and taught in a way that we could all relate to and understand. Even though I had credits transfer in, I still took some of the classes over again to gain additional knowledge from another perspective. About 2 months before graduation I did my externship with a large manufacturing company about 5 minutes from my house. Both of my peers at my externship site were also ECPI graduates from some time ago, and wanted me to stay after my term was over, however my campus decided to offer me a job as their network administrator so I took that instead. IT focuses mainly on certifications, and the classes provided don't revolve around the certs, but they certainly prepare you, and push you to get certified. All of the certifications are provided at a discounted cost (15 dollars I believe) while you are a student, then you are allowed so many after you graduate (I think 5 certs at 30 dollars a pop). Compare that to 150 or ever 500 dollars per cert...you make out like a bandit. If you really want to jump start your career and go straight into the field, ECPI is certainly the place to go. I don't regret it at all, and even followed through and am currently doing my Bachelors program though them (although they do provide a Masters also!)
Attending college, especially an accelerated one, is not for everyone. Everyone has their own experience with ECPI. Mine has been a very positive one. I came to ECPI straight off of active duty, and was looking for a career change. The admissions representatives that helped me get everything I needed to make my decision were extremely helpful and did not pressure me at all. Once enrolled my academic advisor was always available to assist with anything I needed. I transferred in enough credits from previous college courses to cut 6 months off of my program. Over the two years I attended school here I encountered some amazing instructors. Not everyone can be a great teacher, but the majority of mine were. These are people who have the real world experience needed to prepare students. A vast majority of them have been working in their respective fields for a long time. I always found the instructors more than willing to help whenever I asked, but they will not hold your hand. That is how the real world operates. I graduated in the spring of 2015 and immediately enrolled in the fall to complete my Graduate degree. I have a job that I love in the field I studied. Overall I would recommend ECPI to individuals who cannot attend a "traditional" college, who are highly motivated and desire to learn, and can handle the pressure that 5 week terms bring.If you come with a positive outlook and the will to succeed, you will succeed here.
I attended ECPI University and graduated in 2009. The admissions process was smooth and going through financial aid was also very simple. You will be challenged here. You have to put in the time and effort to succeed during and after school. The school also has a great career services team that assisted me in finding an I.T. position right out of school. I have used the knowledge and skills I learned at ECPI University to be a successful System Administrator, Network Administrator, I.T. Manager and Product Manager.
ECPI strengthened my education and career potential upon leaving the military in order for me to achieve a stronger career. I've always been into computers before I attended, When I started I was into build pc's at home and working on my own business. Now I am a systems analyst for Ameristar Casinos. Good luck with your endeavors. Study hard.
Great experience and staff. I notice that that people who are trying to get a quick degree have issues here because this school actually has standards. I also think its set up for people that may already be working in a certain industry or professionals that want to switch to another industry. I would not recommend this school for students coming straight out of high school unless they are mature enough to for the challenge. Because you will be challenged.
ECPI streamlined my education in order for me to achieve a brighter future. I've had an understanding before I attended; however, my perspective has broadened immensely. When I started, I was a software engineer for a government contracting company. Now I am the electrical engineer for a naval/marine training center. Good luck on your journey. Study effectively