Lincoln Tech Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (204)
This school is a scam. I enrolled for Feb 18th but got several red flags before actually committing. First red flag, I go to financial aid and they try to make me make payments while I will be attending school there even though I previously told them I wasn't employed. Mind you this was after she had told me I had the maximum "grants and loans" that I would be able to obtain. So my tuition was 19k with 2k having to come out of my pocket, I wouldn't possibly be able to pay that without a job. I later sent them an email stating that I would like to enroll next semester so I will have time to find a job to help me pay for the payments. Here is the second red flag. I get a call from them (I swear they call you everyday) saying that they are going to try to "help" me out with my financial situation, needless to say they inform me that I NOW am approved for all "grants and loans" and my total will be 19k without 2k coming out of my pocket. What happened to the 2k that had to come out of pocket? Why wasn't this option given to me beforehand? I politely decline the offer realizing they are just worried about getting my money. Third red flag, after I politely declined they continued to harass me by calling me everyday, practically trying to bully me into enrolling. They used every technique in the book from having me enroll and them getting me a job through career planning (yeah right) to trying to disrespect me by saying any low budget job I find outside of what the school would find me will be my career. After that I decided to do some homework of my own and came across this site, best thing I ever did. Read all of these reviews about how the school tries to get over on the desperate and poor which is totally the truth. Run from this school, they only want your money.
Highly unorganized school. Overpriced by too much $34,000 for the nursing program. The staff is rude and the minute you need extra help you are on your own. Not allowed to see what you go wrong on a test so how do you learn from your mistakes. I was kicked out for failing a class by one point. Since I was 3/4 thru the program and paid in cash, I HAVE NOTHING BUT A BAD EXPERIENCE AND DEBT. Compete waste of time and money. The school is constantly having new staff because the Director of Nursing is so rude. She has NO compassion for anyone. That place makes me sick to my stomach, especially when I see their joke of commercials on TV. I attended the Hamden Connecticut campus. What a joke this school is!
Going to Lincoln Tech in Edison, NJ was the biggest regret in my life. I went there when it was fairly new (we were only the third class). The school was terrible. It was highly unorganized, I didn't learn anything that was actually needed and it did not prepare me for nursing jobs. I spent over $20, 000 going there and now I'm in debt with loans. I passed the classes with flying colors and grated with "honors" and I still failed the NCLEX the first time. They told us that the previous class had a passing rate of 80 something percent but what they didn't tell us was the class size was considerably smaller because it was the first one. My friends and I did not know that and a lot of us failed the NCLEX. We all said we were not ready even though we did well in the actually classes and clinical. Till this day, I still have not gotten a job but I have gone to interviews. One of the places even said that Lincoln Tech was not a great school. If you really want to become a LPN, go to Middlesex VoTech. It is only a 1/4 of the tuition, they apparently more organized, and have a higher passing rate. Or even better, if you can get into a community college nursing program, go there because you can actually get a degree.
Terrible school. Tuition is around $30,000. for the nursing program. Once you are in, it's great at first. If you fail a class you are allowed to take the course over. The school does not give any student support if you need extra help. The teacher do not go over your test with you in class to see what you got wrong. You have to make an appointment with the teacher, if she/he wants. The school charges you $300.00 for the CHEAPEST scrubs on the planet. The Director of Nursing at the Hamden office has no business running a nursing school. No compassion what so ever at the school. Out of my class there was 31 students....9 graduated. That speaks volume. If you are wanting to go to nursing school, RUN FAR AWAY FROM LINCOLN TECHNICAL IN HAMDEN CONNECTICUT.
The biggest regret of my life has been going to Lincoln Tech. I went for the MA program. Awesome 4.0 GPA, only missed 2 days out of the entire year. My parents are in a $13 thousand debt for a school that won't even get me a job. The job itself sucks anyway. Be a doctor, nurse, or some tech if you REALLY want to help people. My externship was horrendous. I was at a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and physical therapist. They were all very nice. The horrendous part: all I did was clean, stuff envelopes, and file! I washed dishes, did laundry, took the garbage out, cleaned the entire fucking building..... This isn't the shit I went to school for. I was basically just a cleaning lady. I barely got to do actual desk work (it was administrative). I was lied to. I was told I'd assist with patient setup. Guess what I did? None of that. 6 weeks of this bullshit. Cleaning, stuffing envelopes, nothing productive. No offices are hiring. One lady gave me a dirty glare when I said I was from Lincoln. Bitch gave me my resume back. I acted and dressed professionally to all the offices I went to. All the job listings I get are way too far; they know I don't drive. Also must be bilingual and certified in all this stupid shit. I barely got any help with my clinical stuff. So I'm not clinically certified. Limited in jobs. It's a shitty job anyway. It's basically just watching the doctor do everything. Just become a doctor, or even a nurse. At least you're involved in people's health. Or even a physician assistant. Lincoln said they sent my resume to an office. I followed up. They said they did not receive a resume. It was a recycling office! I was told by the career services lady that there's a front desk position in a nearby town. Great! She told me to wait for a call. What? Don't I call to follow up? She did not give me the name or number for this place. This was a week ago. I hate this place. Not recommending to anyone. A waste of $13 thousand fucking dollars. I still have my Lincoln scrubs. I want to burn them so bad. When I hear the word Lincoln Tech I wanna rip my ears off. It's a scam. It'll leave you jobless and in debt. It's a pointless job anyway. Going back to emergency medicine which is USEFUL AND ACTUALLY BENEFITS SOCIETY.
Short and sweet, Everything everyone is saying is very true! To help your self ,I would start at a community college that way your credits will transfer in case you want to further your education later. I am looking into a degree in engineering and my credits are useless. Or should I say the credits I thought I had. And on top of it all. Most employers all but laugh at you when you say I graduated with honors from Lincoln tech . Please do not go here .You will thank me later.....
Lincoln tech is very unorganized school. nothing arrives on time example books,uniforms,tools. way to many and long breaks and early release students way to often .No cafeteria also is a trouble.also be ready to see some student that are there just because government paid for it,that doesn't give a crap basically talking during the whole class that all make you feel very disappointed right at first day of course , plus is not cheap to begin with it 24k them if you decide to withdraw from school like i did because all of that they will charge you around 10% to 25% in the first month...... just sharing my experience.
Everybody gives lincoln tech a bunch of crap but I went there for 13 months I graduated and it actually help me get a job in the automotive career field however I have recently changed over to an IT position and I am now thinking about returning to lincoln tech for their IT course I never had any issues while I attended lincoln tech the instructors there are well suited for their positions if you need help all you have to do is ask and they will help I know that the people I went to school with are doing the best they can with the economy in their towns that is the only reason I'm not in the automotive field right now however I have the knowledge so that when the automotive industry recovers in my area or if I move to an area where it is in good shape I will be able to retain an automotive related job I was a mechanic in the military for diesel vehicles so I went to lincoln tech for automotive and I feel their training is adequately identical to the military training I received after talking two other soldiers that have attended lincoln tech they're diesel program is said to be the exact same program we take in the militaryI feel all this passion of lincoln tech in the reviews is independent views but if you really try hard you can achieve the goals that you have set with the education you receive with lincoln tech
First thing they withheld the truth they say job placement never happens the only thing they do is a resume no help getting interviews as far as classes if you ask for lab hours that's supposed to be part of the course they consider anytime your out of the chair looking a parts no hands on training as promised faculty doesn't know what is going on job fair never had employers only banks and services simply put don't make my same mistake
School is all about money they call you the first of every month to make a payment while in class. Teachers dont know what there talking about. And don't forget they secretly have you sign a contract where if u drop out of school early they charge you 3,000. Stay Away From This School !