ECPI University Reviews

  • 155 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $16,039
53% of 155 students said this degree improved their career prospects
45% of 155 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Garbage
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2021
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Do not go to this school. Told me to contact student loans to pay. I was dumb and signed. Not knowing the school is trash. It was horrible. Learned nothing. There still contacting me today saying I owe them money....the 21000 dollars in student loans wasn’t enough?? For a program and classes I didn’t take."
Not happy
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2021
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This school is a joke. Don't waste your time thinking about going here. The teachers are incompetent and don't seem to know what their teaching. The grades seem to be pulled out of thin air with no rim or reason why one passes and the the other fails. You can fell every test and still pass because the teachers are allowed to shave points. The more popular you are with the teacher the better your grads. No explanation as to where your money has gone. A hand written (in pencil) note was provided to me once I asked for it. 30K gone with no degree. Even with financial aid I was turned in to tuition options for a $3,000 with no explanation as to why. No one will return my calls. This has been turned in as a negative mark on my credit report. The school should be shut down."
Nursing Student
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"This college lacks the staff and materials to run the RN program. This program began in 2020. They have set students up for failure, rather than for success. This school is EXPENSIVE and is inconsiderate of their students who attend. They provide you with information that they expect you to know, but do not provide you with the materials or guidance for you to be successful. The staff there is RUDE. The director mentioned how the nursing students were "second hand students who get pregnant when they are in high school". I have been humiliated by a NURSE in all aspects. She ruined my education experience and has broken me down to the point where I do not want to do Nursing. She ruined my career path by being rude to me during checkoff then failing me. Not only did she fail me, but she was very rude the entire time and did not let me finish. A nurse from Wake Tech Hospital came in the last week of class and mentioned how if we did not pass checkoff we would not pass the class. Mind you, they told us this the very last week of class. Not only did she fail me for not "passing a check-off" she humiliated me the entire time. She judged me in every aspect while I was doing it. She kept interrupting me while I was completing my checkoff. Not only was she interrupting me, but she kept huffing and puffing the entire time and nodding her head and pacing. She failed me for a checkoff while maintaining a B average in the class. I attempted to defend myself as I know I was not in the wrong, but they will always choose their staffing over their students since they lack staffing members at the facility. Although you may finish school fast, it is stressful. I was heading towards the right direction, but ECPI did not take me into consideration. They took my money and robbed me from an education. Not only did they fail me, but they mentioned that I would have to retake the course in 4 months! I suggest to whoever is reading this post. Do not commit the error that I did for attending ECPI. It is a waste of time, money, and energy. I suggest you to invest in your education elsewhere. Somewhere where they appreciate you and guide you to success."
Amel Otabachi
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2021
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Let me preface this by saying, I am a 33 year old single mother of two kids ages 5 and 9. I graduated high school back in 2005 and since then have been off and on again with school. The college I was going to BEFORE ECPI gave me no real direction on the classes that I needed to take for my career and I ended up wasting money on classes that were not needed for my degree or would not transfer. I decided to give ECPI a try and I have to say, it has been a GREAT experience! I have learned a lot through the classes I have taken. Originally I only signed up to get my Associates degree and I just achieved that this past December with full honors and Magna Cum Laude. The internship that I got was at Novant Health doing End User Computing, and I just landed a full time job with them. I loved the education that I got with ECPI so much that I have went ahead and re-registered into the Bachelors degree program. The teachers were all very knowledgeable and helpful. The academic and career advisors were always ready to help. They all responded very quickly to any emails that I have sent to them. All of the courses were directly related to my degree, so I didn't take any unnecessary classes. If I wanted to transfer to another university, I could do so very easily. I am not a veteran, however, I have seen and heard from my friends who are that ECPI offers great programs for them. I have been telling my little brother that he should come to ECPI once he is out of the military in a few months. Yes, I got a virtual degree. However, they are sending the hard copy in the mail. So, I will have a physical copy in my hands soon. They do their graduation ceremony twice a year, so mine will be in June. I love that they did the virtual copy of the degree during the pandemic. Because I am able to show proof of my degree right away and not have to wait on the mail. If I could get practically straight A's, land an amazing job through the school, all while taking care of my 2 children who are also doing virtual school at home, then I can't think of an excuse for anyone else. This school offered so much help and guidance throughout my time with them, and they would to anyone else....you just have to be prepared to actually pay attention and follow the guidance! I would recommend this school to anyone, whether you are freshly out of high school or you are like me, a single mother trying to juggle everything life throws at you!"
Very Letdown Student
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I was so happy to pass my TEAS and get into nursing school. It had long been a dream of mine. Things started out well, I did my pre-reqs and started regular classes. I knew it was an accelerated program but the amount of material that they cover in 5 weeks is insane. Tests on 13 chapters every week. It's crazy. There was zero consistency in leadership. Teachers came and went so fast. A new DON was brought in who could care less about students. We were never informed about any changes in staffing. Teachers were there and then they were gone. Terrible communication. The new DON started at the ECPI campus in Richmond in the middle of the term. She decided that grades and the amount of quizzes we were taking weren't enough and was worried that if the state came and inspected things the school might get into trouble. So rather than be honest, she added quizzes and gave students 0's so it would look better for her without telling students. This brought GPA's down and some people ended up not passing the class. I was fortunate enough to have a high enough grade in the class so that when she started changing grades I didn't fall so far that I didn't pass. You don't tell a student what is expected of them at the beginning of the class then come in at the end and change everything. Talk about UNETHICAL and DISHONEST! The DON never returned calls or emails. She would treat you like you were a bother. You would get your class schedule literally a day before classes started. Sometimes they weren't even ready then. It's ridiculous that there isn't enough organization to get the schedules done in a timely manner. I felt like I was always being treated like a second class citizen. Online classes were a joke. The teachers just read from power points for 5 hours. Due to the reputation the DON got, hardly any hospitals would allow us to be there for clinicals. The equipment in the SIM labs was very inadequate or not even there. A lot of the hands on information you need to learn never got taught to students. I was asked to give a shot to a patient in a clinical setting and I had no idea how to do it. There's no reason why anyone should go into a clinical setting and not have the basic nursing skills needed. They were just never taught. We were constantly having to do care plans even though you will never, ever do one on paper in the real world. I understand learning how to do them and doing some but we we constantly having to do them rather than doing more beneficial things. We had projects/papers to do that were a complete waste of time when you are in an accelerated program. There were constant changes to the handbook and you pretty much had no choice but to sign them. Then the grading of tests changed. You overall grade in the class could be passing but if you didn't get a combined test score of 80 you failed. I saw several instances of outright cheating by fellow students, reported this and nothing happened to them. They passed the classes and moved on. This school cares about your money and that's about it. The sad part is that they don't take more of this money that they get from students and put it back into the programs. I would never recommend this program to anyone. It was a HUGE waste of time and money. Please, please consider another school. What you need to know to be a good RN you will never learn here."
BSN student
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The WORST school I've ever seen. Do NOT GO THERE! Even if you do everything possible, they will make you feel like you are good for nothing. Initially, they look nice, but they are NOT!!! I was very successful for the entire course, but they graded my very last paper with the fail grade on the very last day of the program. Their "requirements" sometimes are just not realistic. Overall BAD experience!!!"
NURSE
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2020
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"This school is a joke as everyone else stated. There are a couple of nice faculty members, but everyone else is literally useless. The new nursing director is not nice, doesn't respond to emails, and she seems like she doesn't take her job seriously. There is no form of professional communication between the faculty and students. It doesn't even seem like they communicate to each other! Due to COVID-19, we had to take all classes online, EXCUSE ME BUT HOW DO I LEARN INJECTIONS, IV'S, FOLEYS, ETC. IF I CAN'T PRACTICE ON ANYTHING???! It frustrates me that we're allowed to go to clinical rotations (so far) at the hospital where we're in close contact with nurses, other students, PATIENTS, etc. but we're not allowed to come to campus to practice our skills on some mannequins?? Come on now. Also, it's EXPENSIVE ASF. If you're trying to get an LPN degree, don't do it at ECPI."
12345
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2020
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The school was focused on people who are trying to start a career than people who are trying to advance their career. And the reason is because they don’t have an understanding on how to handle people who are have already chosen a field or who are professionals seeking ways to advance. While the teaching staff are good at what they do the Dean is feeding dreams instead of reality to the naive and vulnerable people. The staff that are teaching really care about you doing well in school. The ones that don’t teach care more about getting your money."
Disgusted student
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I can’t believe ecpi is allowed to remain open. This school is a joke!! I would not recommend this school to anyone. They talk to you like you are nothing, don’t answer questions and when you do ask questions you are treated as you are dumb and answered sarcastically. If the head is out of order in any program it will not be successful and the head is definitely out of order. Now all of the instructors aren’t bad but majority are there fir a paycheck not concerned about the students at all. I am disgusted with this nursing program and it almost had some students contemplating if they even wanted to pursue their career as a nurse or not. Dreams and expectations of nursing experiences have been crushed and for instructors to be ok with how they treat students is not ok. I pray you pray before considering this school believe me when I say your prayer will not lead you here it will not lead you here. I’m in disbelief and can’t believe they are still operating under these conditions something has to be done!!! UNFAIR"
Nursing Student
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"This school is a joke!!! DO NOT waste your time or your money. They make everything look like sunshine and rainbows during the enrollment process and then change everything! You never get a response when you question anything. Certain faculty members talk to you like you are beneath them. The technical support is a joke!!! The all around support that you receive from the school is a joke!!! There are very few educators that know what to teach and how to teach. The worst part of the program is that they expect you do be professional and pass with a 80%, that is very hard when they aren’t professional at all and you do not receive the proper instructional material to pass with a 80%. So..rethink your decision about this school. Please go elsewhere!!!"