ITT Technical Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (321)
ITT is good at one thing, and one thing only: taking your money. If you have money to blow, they will occupy your time and spew out lots of nonsense.
For anyone who actually wants to learn something that would help them with a job, go elsewhere.
I have nothing against hard work. While the money is pouring in at ITT, the rest of the country is suffering from a bad economy. ITT takes advantage of students, promising that they'll step right out into a $100K job. LIARS! Those jobs don't go to entry-level people--particularly if they went to ITT.
Nonetheless, there's plenty of people sitting in class at ITT hoping for easy money. Really, there is only one way they can get the easy money, and that is by working for ITT, where they can excrete another batch of IT ignoramouses.
I hate to bash the school I attended, but it seems ITT's reputation couldn't possibly get any worse, and no one will hire an ITT graduate, anyway. Anyone who has a good opinion of ITT must either be one of ITT's recruiters, or ignorant in the IT field.
No one hires ITT "graduates". I found this out the hard way. After putting my time, effort, and money into this worthless "school", I actually had an employer tell me that they will never hire an ITT graduate. His reasoning was that they didn't have any computer knowledge.
After some argument, he let me take the tests, and I was embarassed to find that he was right. Despite all my hard work and high GPA, I discovered to my dismay that I didn't know the first thing about anything. I know I worked hard. I know all the things ITT taught. Unfortunately, it's worthless.
I spent 7 weeks at ITT in Brooklyn Center, Mn. I encountered the most unbelievable amount of ineptitude I have ever witnessed in my life. The first few weeks they didn't even have their own IT person on staff!
I suffered through one mistake after another at the hands of the faculty. The entire atmosphere at the classes was nothing less than chaos and no one lifted a finger to stop it.
I went to ITT about 2 yrs ago and when I went I made sure I told them that I wanted everything to be student loans, I had to drop out about a yr in, in about a month I recieved papers from a collection agancy saying I owed money to the school, when I called the school they told me it was a temporary credit that they give to the students, this was news to me and the collection agency kept harrasing me.
I called BBB and got it out of collections but still owe the money directly to the school. WARNING: do not sign anything before you look and asked lots of question, I did all that and still got screwed ( $8000 screwed). I was not expecting this extra payment. Also the teachers are not very helpful, one math teacher did not even teach he expected you to know the material, as quoted by one teacher "You had this in High School". I was 46 at the time thats a long time and never took trig in school back then.
I feel sorry for anyone who waster their money with ITT. Avoid at all costs. Everything I tried to learn at ITT, I ended up having to take classes in elsewhere to actually learn. The teachers at ITT are clueless.
ITT does nothing for its students. The credits are expensive, but do not transfer. Worse, after graduating, I somehow don't know the most basic things about computers, and I had one of the highest GPA's in my class.
After being promised an internship that would lead to employment and high demand from employers and in the field, I handed over my hard-earned money. ITT was happy enough to take my money. That's the end of the happy story.
ITT failed to deliver on the internship. Their claim was that there were none available. One staff member even admitted that employers don't want any more ITT graduates. I went out and tried on my own. I've never had so many doors slammed in my face as I did when I mentioned ITT.
Needless to say, I'm as soured on ITT as the employers I encountered seem to be.
Do your research. Don't believe anything ITT says, unless you can verify it from many independent sources.
I am in my second semester at ITT tech obtaining an Associates in Network Systems Administration ( completely online). I have computer experience but I wanted to learn more about the Internet and how it works. ITT did let me know that I had to help along side with the faculty to recieve benefits thatthe school has to offer. I was just recently contracted for Hewlett Packard (HP) for a position that is in my field of study.
I believe you get out what you put in and if you don't put forth the effort to succeed in anything that you pursue, you will fail. I've heard nothing but bad reviews about this institution, but I have seen nothing wrong with it. I am moving along ata pretty fast pace and I am learning alot. If you want to attend a school that offers a pretty good curriculum, give ITT a shot.
After all the time and effort I spent on this, there was no pay-off. The instructors are bumbling idiots. Nothing ITT taught was helpful, and ITT doesn't seem to care. They don't promise a job. I understand that. What I don't understand is that they know there's no hope of ITT graduates getting a job, because the ITT is known to be a bad school.
ITT didn't teach me anything useful, and what they did teach was either incorrect or outdated.
ITT is big on virtual environments, which is fine when you already know what you're doing, but most students, like me, do not. Employers ask me about hands-on, or give tests where things are so different, I have no chance.
There is no IT knowledge or ability at this institution! They exist solely to make money. They do not screen their students, most of whom could not succeed at any school, and certainly have no chance here. This institution writes favorable reviews about themself, but truthfully, they are a blight to the IT field, and their "graduates" are an embarassment to the profession. Every person who "graduates" from this institution devalues the actual education and knowledge of actual IT professionals.