ECPI University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (103)
I would just like to say a lot of reviews I have read on this school have been complete different than my own experience. I attend the online degree program and it is extremely intense. Yes, ECPI is not a very selective school, however once you are admitted you are essential on academic probation. Depending on how well you are doing in your classes you will have to check in with your advisor at least once a month. All of my teachers have had masters degrees in the subjects of the courses I have taken. They are very knowledgeable and always available via phone, email or even video chat. There are weekly quizzes and projects that build from the first week of the course until the last week so you develop a deep understanding of the subject. Grades are not handed out at all. It is the schools online policy that late submissions are deducted by 10 points per day (or per week I'm not sure which it is). You can't just say whatever you want on the boards and get an A. You also cannot fake your way through the timed multiple choice quizzes that are weekly. It is a difficult school where I feel I am learning a lot and I am given a lot of help along the way. Regarding the admissions faculty, career services and financial aid...I have had a negative experience. They can be condescending and unprofessional. However the student advisors are wonderful. Please do no let bad experiences with admissions or career services deter you from the school. The professors are extremely experienced and helpful. I would suggest reaching out to professors instead of career services.
The advertisement says it all, "ECPI University is the best Decision I ever made". I returned to school after being out of the formal education system for 30 years. I was looking for a career change after losing my job in manufacturing after 22 years. I looked at several state schools, and looked at the local technical colleges, none of them seemed interested in helping a 50 year old return to school. I stopped at ECPI for their career discovery day to see what they had to offer. I was greeted by a knowledgeable staff, I felt very comfortable talking to the admissions representative. I was introduced to the faculty and staff for the Computer Information Science program and was immediately impressed with knowledge and background of the staff. I completed two Bachelor’s Degrees through ECPI and the career services staff guided me through the job search process. All of my classmates and I are now employed thanks to ECPI University. I would recommend ECPI University to anyone looking for a great education. Hands on, career focused, excellent education.
My experience at ECPI was great. The administration was particularly wonderful as they actually explained the financial aid and any other questions you had. Additionally I had a medical issue while attending and they went above and beyond to keep me on schedule to graduate on time. I have since went on to acquire my Bachelors in Computer Science at one of the top rated private colleges in South Carolina. I feel that ECPI gave me a great start and a well rounded education in Information Technology. The hands on portion was exceptionally beneficial and having instructors that had real-world experience that could describe situations from their jobs.
Before attending ECPI, I already had a BS in a different field. I decided to change my career and attend ECPI. The quality of the education I received was outstanding. The instructors were knowledgeable and went out of their way to help you when needed. There are no shortage of technology resources to learn from. ECPI also has a multitude of recourses to help you attain a job after graduation. I'm proud of the education I received from ECPI and wouldn't be where I am today without it. I highly recommend the University.
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.