ITT Technical Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (320)
I'm enrolled at the ITT tech Philadelphia campus. I find it great to be some where the staff is great all the way up to the Director of the facility. I had many doubts in the beginning, but those doubts weren’t about the school it were doubts about me. I felt that if I didn't apply myself to what I was doing and focus on completing it, then I was wasting my own time! After reading so many negative comments about the school I don't feel any different about ITT. Most of the people complaining are the people that are not applying their selves to what they're doing or set to do. As far the money financial aide was available here also a scholarship. I think it depends mostly on the location your school is at; of course there are bad schools around the world you have to pick something that best interest you. Another reason just sitting around the house and not making an attempt to educate your self on something is simply a waste of time!
People must realize that nothing is just handed to you, you have to earn it whether it's paying crazy amounts of money to get is dates back to the saying "Scared money, don't make money." The last thing I'm going to add here is for the people looking to start school period. Go into the institution, University or etc. and ask for your self and then be the judge of your own experience, just because someone else writes a bad experience doesn't mean you'll have one.
I have my AA in Electronic Engineering from ITT. I got it becuase most jobs you go for ask for a degree. I have 6 years experiance in the military working on electronics but with out a little piece of paper none would hire me. Now I am getting job offers from FBI, CIA, DoD, privite contractors, government contractors, and major firms I.E. Intell, Google, Microsoft. And yes these all came from career services from the itt campus.
I beleave what I am saying is it all depends on your career field. CJ doesnt have a lot of job openings so yeah its hard to get into that. But you also have to look at where your going, they train in the technical and electronic sides of these fields. The ones that are unhappy with going to ITT most likely didnt do enough research on what they really wanted to do as a career.
I am about to graduate with an Associates degree in Criminal Justice. Readers should know that the core classes taught for this program are no more than that now taught in some teenage vocational schools which offer Criminal Justice! Those kids get it for free, yet we have to pay almost 50K!
Also, the program is NOT hands-on, but rather writing... and tons of it! Many instructors are not knowledgeable in the curriculum they are given to teach, and text books are outdated! Not to mention, all the classes are the same, covering the exact same content! You will NOT get a decent paying job with a two-year degree in Criminal Justice... think more along the lines of unarmed security guard, or retail loss prevention, which you can get without the degree. Maybe police officer if you're lucky!
They also have a three week rule for homework (supposedly) in which if your work is more than 3 weeks late, it won't be accepted. HA! I can't begin to tell you how many students are allowed to turn in work after that time period and still get full credit! Ridiculous! Especially to those of us who bust our rears to get assignments in on the date they're due! This is supposed to be a COLLEGE?! More like a free ride for the degree... might as well just have people pay the 50K and hand them the degree up front! DO NOT WASTE MONEY AT ITT!
I went through the ITT Tech program and got in my field before I graduated with knowledge I learned from UniTec career center in High School. Didn't learn anything I didn't already know from high school for free. My Degree has not only been a waste of money, but now that I want to contiue my education I HAVE TO go to ITT to continue to a higher degree. They don't offer the degree I want (engineering) and I have to start ALL OVER.
Go to community college. You'll get THE SAME degree and will be able to transfer credits. You will also have more options for what field to study. ITT pushes their small classes. Smaller classes are not worth paying $32k vs $5k at community college. I will not discredit their instructors. They did know their stuff. I discredit the degree. You will not go any further in your education that that degree and will pay WAY too much for it.
This school is a HUGE waste of time. They can't even seem to get me into the correct year here! They are more than happy to take your money they have absolutely no concern for their students. It is 2012 and somehow they enrolled me for 2011. WE ARE NOT IN 2011 ANYMORE. Yet still no one can fix this problem. Don't go here it's just not worth the stress you'll have to deal with. FRAUD ALERT. FRAUD ALERT.
This school is a big waste of time. You will learn more from the studentsmore then from the staff.All the school care about is getting bodies in the school.All you need to get a 4.0 is to come to class. They don't make sure you know and understand what they are teaching.This school sets you up to look like a fool when you leave. Please please don't go here and parents please don't waste your money your child will learn more from you tube then this school
I graduated with an associates degree last year. The only good thing I can even say about the school is that I got a good job out of it. Some of the teachers are really good but they are few and far between. The courses are bull. there are so many classes that you don't need at all. to top it all off most of the information I learned was outdated at the time I learned it. The equipment at the school was unreliable at best.
Most of what we learned was theory. It isn't near as "hands on" as it claims to be. It is complete Bull. and you should really consider your local college cause once you go to ITT you are stuck since their credits don't transfer. I hated this school when I was there and I still hate it. Do not buy into their ads they are all lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I signed up for ITT I was told that the schedules would be flexible, the curriculum would be difficult and fast paced and they place you in a well paying job during and after graduation. My experience so far is anything but what they said.
The course I am taking they have decided to get rid of so there is only one tie to take any of my classes and it is not movable for any reason because they will not offer it again. and if i were to get a bad grade or have to take a quarter off i would have to start the program completely over (I am more than a year in).
the curriculum is a joke and is gruelingly slow most of the teachers do not have the qualifications to do the job they are trying to teach us and even fewer of them have the qualifications to teach others how to do anything. finally the career services think that 8 dollars an hour is satisfactory for a job (i can make that at MacDonald's) and I have found better jobs by looking myself or going on job search sites.
I am not a displeased dropout I am still attending (at the time of writing this) and have maintained a 4.0 throughout my time there (like i said curriculum is a joke).
I would also like to point out that I am going for programing this degree is costing me (and anyone else takeing it) $48,000 I was told that all materials would be supplied, including a new computer (even a netbook would be sufficient in my opinion) while they have supplied the books they have given us in the programing degree nothing else (and when I asked they said they wont be) whilst other degrees have "care packages" that are tailored to their degree.
I expected much more from the school but it appears they they just want you to sign up so they can have your money. I have voiced my opinion to the dean and my "academic adviser" and after telling this to them they actually asked me "so do you know anyone else you can get to come here" overall I would not recommend this school to anyone I am only continuing to go there because the credits don't transfer but I can continue my education elsewhere with the actual degree.
I enrolled into ITT Tech. in the fall semester of 2010 and my expected date of graduation was december of 2012. I wil try to cover all aspects of what I experienced thus far. First financing, I was told when I signed the doted line that my total out of pocket expenses would have to be payed after I graduate. little to my knowledge I had to take a quarter of for family and personal reasons, then i had to fill a "drop class" paper that stated that i might not be able to finish the quarter if i did not make it back in time. I was ok with this, before hand i was aware that i did not have any outstanding balance to be payed before I took time off. Three days later i got a letter in the mail stating that i did indeed have a balance with the schools loan services and the amount due was $1,530.04 and I had 5 business days to pay it or it would be sent to collections. So not even two minutes later i received a call from the collection place to inform me that they needed a payment right away or it could damage my credit.
So with that in mind i made an appointment with the dean and the finance adviser and i did get it pushed back for 2 months but i was still not happy about it. On the other hand i went though 4 different teacher changes in 4 quarters each time and same with the finance department and even the dean.
the teachers they hire to not know crap about the programs nor do they care. I learned more by myself then what they have taught me . I have had harder classes in high school then here.
My advice to strong research and avoid this school and others like it as well its a scam and all they want is your $$$$$$$$$$ and nothing else. other schools such as Art institue. and ITT tech are all about money. i regret my decision and my $31,000 dollars or loan debt.
The most horrible decision I have ever made. Extremely over-priced for such an unsatisfying education. I would not recommend my time here to anyone. Horrible staff & horrible classes. Career Services wanted to give me a $9-$10 an hour job, but a $50,000 tuition to pay on. When you see all the teachers driving around in BMWs, Mercedes, and Infiniti vehicles... this is because they are taking your money that you pay to go here for their own selfish reasons.
They lie to you, and they want to manipulate you into attending this school. This was the biggest waste of my time and money. Thanks ITT Technical Institute for ruining my life.