ITT Technical Institute Reviews - CLOSED
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Please do not go to this school. After attending 7 months to this school I decided to go to my community college after reading all the bad reviews about this school and all the money I would be investing. First of all all the money you will end up paying here is not worth it. You really don't learn anything here.
You get A's and B's for just showing up to class and turning in your work which is no big deal. When given a test most of the teachers would give us the questions AND answers to study for it. I didn't find this right because you are not really learning. Some of the classes were the same, like I had two different classes yet everything they taught was the same.Anyway like I said I decided to go to my community college after 7 months. My community college said their credits were not transferable.
,p> A week after leaving I received a letter from ITT saying I owe $3,100 which I had to pay in a week(????). I didn't pay much attention thinking it was a mistake. Like 3 weeks later I received a call from a collection agency. I had to pay in full or else.
Where would I get that money just like that. They didn't care how I got it, either i payed up or my credit was ruined. They took out $1000 from one of my credit cards which they already had checked and now I am paying the rest in three payment. I am really disappointed in this school and will make sure to tell everyone I know about it. Don't make the mistake of going to this school, go to your community college.
I have an A.A. in electronics engineering from this school, but yet I do not know the first thing about electronics. What a joke this place is.
They teach yo absolutely nothing about electronics. I have an entire tool box full of so-called class projects that we never even did. I thought maybe that the Bachelor program would be more serious and hands on, and maybe they would actually teach something, but I was dead wrong. In my Wirless Networking class, a Bachelors degree class, the instructor would bring a hackey sack to class and we would move all the desks out of the way and actually play hackey sack in class with the instructor.
Pleases beleive me when I say that ITT was the biggest mistake that I ever made. If you are thinking about going here, please do your research first. All they are really doing is selling you a very expensive yet worthless degree, and the only kinds of jobs they help you get are around $10 an hour. Who the hell can make a living and support a family on a $10 an hour job? The people at ITT should be ashamed of themselves.
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.