Student & Graduate Reviews (32)
Horrible school. A complete waste of money and financial Aid. financial Aid Worker incompetent and no one does any thing to correct employee mistakes. they will email no sense about outside school events, but won't email you in regards to important notices. this school is not recommended for people coming to school at night even though they have night classes if you need office staff you will be waiting in line for ever and offices closes early. unsatisfied student.
Sad to say most of the negative comments are true and most professors will tell that its a business not a learning institution I graduated from this school with people who never even came to class most professors are from the middle east and hates America the schools objective is to get you to pay for 4 semesters so basically they could care less if you've learned anything one fella that graduated with me didn't even know how to retrieve his email .. lol
You get exactly what you put into it. You will have alot of classes with lazy, unmotivated people that want the work handed to them. Many don't understand this is college and professors will not baby you. But if you do what you have to do you will be fine. The computer networking teachers were great. Hands off enough for you to learn troubleshooting skills but stepped in when needed. The professors there can tell who is serious about their studies and who is just there to get by and treat you accordingly. I worked my butt of graduated with a GPA of 3.9 and making over 80 grand in the field. Make sure you take advantage of the internship program.
This is my first semester here at TCI and so far I am highly disappointed. All this school cares about is making money. The financial aid department is terrible and does nothing to help you, the school has a system where they put your financial aid money on a debit card and you HAVE to use it in the bookstore, another way to make money. The staff is terrible with the exception of few. All of the teachers have accents which are very hard to understand. Definitely not worth the money being paid. The hands on classes are okay but still don't teach you much at all. Point blank this school is all about money and the staff does not care about the students.
The optical program is the best in the state. You can get your associates degree at least 6 months faster than at the state sponsored schools, and you will also get a professional license to practice opticianry when you pass the NYS practical exam (TCI has constantly had a 100% pass rate). I went from making $9.00 an hour at an optical shop to making $24.00 per hour at a private optical business. It helps me to support my family, and my younger brother is now attending this program. I am hoping to go on to optometry school, so I am in a bachelors degree program that will take me at least 2 years, and then on to optometry school. It will be a long haul, but it will be worth it. Anything worth having is worth struggling for.
I attended this college HONESTLY because I was promised to start soon. Plus they basically accept ANY & EVERYONE...I wasn't up to waiting a half of year to start with CUNY...let alone take a placement test. My family was so proud of me because I finally decided to go to college. I was told that I had to take out a loan but I didn't care....I figured it made up for the flexibility of learning....I started my classes and the teachers are the same as any where...some you like & others you don't care for. The work is pretty easy.... I know what's wrong with the school ???!! It's the cost...at a CUNY school you'd probably a semester with money left over from a grant...with TCI you'll leave with a degree owing student loans over 30,000....no AS. Degree should ever be so expensive!!!! Take time out have patients & study time & find a public school hope I could help !!
I have read the other reviews on this website and I agree with the majority of them. I attended TCI because I dropped out years ago and returned to finish what I started. I only needed to complete 3 semesters and I would receive my Associates. Why did I give the college low scores? TCI has been in business for years, the money that is made is well hidden, the equipment (computers, etc.) is old and worn out. The school looks the same from almost 20 years ago, and much of the staff is just plain lazy. With that being said, you get out of the school what you put into it, study hard, apply yourself and you will eventually get ahead. My advice to anyone thinking of attending here: PAY ATTENTION-the curriculum might change, check your grades, make good friends in the registrars office, because believe me, when graduation time comes there will be a class that you somehow did not take. There will somehow be money owed on your account at the end of the semester. Ask students, you will hear the same story over and over. There are some great, helpful teachers and staff that know inside information and they can help direct you to the right places, the problem is finding them. I was blessed to run across a few. Take your money and attend a public college, but if you choose TCI remember this college is a FOR-PROFIT school; it is a business intent on making as much money as possible, treat it as such.
Ok, I went to TCI in NYC right? The school is expencive compare to others. The time when I Graduate I own $40,000 just for Associate. Some of the profesors are just awful how they treat student. They could care less about anything. If I knew the school was like this I would consider going different school. One of the oreason I went to this school, I had no GED or HS diploma. any way if you planning to go college don't fail in this trap do research and find another school.
I can't help but laugh at reading some of these reviews. Yes TCI may not be a perfect school but like anything in life you get out what you put in. I went to this school to meet a personal goal in my life, I did not need a job or a degree. I wanted to see if I applied myself academically what I can achieve, my GPA was a 3.85 and I found that if I put in the work, I got the result I wanted. As a self-employed business owner I have to say when I hire my employees it is not all based on academics. 80% has to do with the person sitting in front of me and how I feel about them representing me and my business. Attitudes, foul language, and improper dress are key factors in my determination when I hire someone and I must say I see a lot of that at this school. However it is not the schools fault it is the person who chooses these actions and behaviors. Consider this school the beginning stepping stone, it is not terrible it is what you make it.
I currently attend TCI i'm in my 3rd semester. I just think it's bullshit reading these reviews and hearing ppl blame a school for what ever happened to them. That's bullshit to blame a school, yes it's not a top academic school but if you go and do what your supposed to you will do just find and do an internship.
My gpa is 3.35 so i'm doing fairly decent. I'm pretty sure a doctor for example could of started in a community college like kingsborough for example so to blame a school is pretty lame. as far as money goes its not worth the money.. 6000 $ a semester .. It should be alot lower maybe like 2000 or 3000 based on the school size and no athletics or even a gym.
For someone working part time n tryna earn a degree its a good school cause you'll be able to earn a degree also.. I have overall nothing bad to say about TCI i even had classmates email me the work or give me the notes while absent so students are pretty friendly also.. All i hope is when i pursue my bachelor's degree that most credits get transfered over.