ECPI University Reviews
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It is sad to see so many bad reviews for this school. I have completed my LPN diploma program through them and my healthcare administration degree. When I think back to my LPN program, I can see why there could be so many negative comments. It is very expensive and some of the instructors were not good. But overall I had very good experience and great teachers who taught me a lot. (I graduated in 2009) When it comes to my healthcare administration degree...I cant say enough of good things about the program...It was not easy, but all my instructors (except 1) were great. Very knowledgeable, always had time for me and made sure I had what I need to be ready for the field. I have gotten a job as Practice Manager with major healthcare system prior to my graduation and am very glad I made a choice to join ECPI.
ECPI is a wonderful college. I finished my bachelor's in 24 months. All my prior credits transferred . My military training was counted per ACE credits. I would recommend this college to anyone looking to further their education! If you apply yourself you will succeed. I fail you probably were not ready for college anyway.
This "University" is a joke. I changed majors 2/3 of the way through because I was having trouble understanding the material and because - despite what I was told earlier, the job opportunities weren't there anymore for Web Development. So after racking up $30,000~ in student loans I switched majors and then racked up another $28,000~ in loans. After that I had a plan which fell through because of my financial situation and needed help finding a job. Not only are the teachers at ECPI a joke, 1/3 of them left after my second year, but the "career services" are even worse. They do not match you with employers, especially if you are a graduate (they are essentially, 'done' with you) and do a bare minimum in helping you find a job. You are basically on your own, happy hunting on indeed because you will get little help from their "professionals" in finding a good/decent paying job. I highly recommend you stay away from this university.
I...for the life of me can't seem to understand why anyone would ever consider ECPI University to be beneficial for military members. All they want is that GI Bill. Nevermind your technical training or hands-on experience. Oh, and did I mention they make it damn near impossible to transfer credits from other ACCREDITED schools. I had to start over from scratch. Money is their motive. You fail to attend one day, and you can literally fail a whole class, due to it being an accelerated program, and guess what....you're paying for that same class all over again. It's best if you have children to make sure they're NEVER sick or have to stay home. The classrooms are freezing cold, there are only overpriced vending machines, and lunch breaks are only 20 minutes, which gives you zero time to even pick up something. I could go on for days. I'm disappointed in myself for staying so long. A transfer is in my near future.
If you are military - stay away from this school. If you are going to apply for a job, ECPI is ranked bottom by my employers. I eventually got the same degree but with a different university and finally my masters with another university as well. They aid program seems very shady, there courses seem to be very outdated (I did graduate with 3.95) and the instructors seem to have no clue about certain questions - not sure if those instructors had a lot of experience. Whatever university you are going to go to - anyone but this one. It is a rip-off, and a trade school - hence why it is not a university. Do not waste your GI bill here - I did it, graduated and regretted it.
Worst decision ever IT teachers do not help they judge, they want students that know what they are doing because they do not want to teach. They do not support the military it's a lie, they are constantly telling us how we were learning nothing while in service. They constantly look at ex-military as if we are just getting a free ride as if we did not earn our GI Bill. Went through school but did not really learn anything but they are quick at failing you and making you pay for another semester, it is all about the money not teaching.
I was extremely pleased with the quality of education received from this school. The Charleston, SC campus is well located and the staff does an excellent job supporting the students. There were never any issues with financial services that I experienced but I did hear some stories from others. One thing I was dissapointed about was they did not give me credit for any of the military training I received during my 20 year career. Instructors do a good job bringing experience from the commercial sector to class. If you put forth the effort you will do very well, the decision worked out great for me!
The lpn program is $35000!!! And is 14 months long. I honestly thought someone made a mistake someone got the numbers wrong. The national average for the lpn program is $17000 with programs as short as 10 months. Please review the schools and costs first before making any agreements.
Ecpi financial aid department is horrible. I was told one day before graduation that I wouldn't be able to receive my diploma due to a remaining balance on my account. The sad part is three weeks before graduation I had to sign a loan form for a disbursement of $7,000 for one five week class. This college is a rip off and I wish I never attended this place.
What a disaster the dental department is becoming. Hiring new teacher and literally just throwing them in. It's insane what our 5 hours in class is spent on in a LAB!!... Watching her text, look at Facebook, listening to her talk about her kids and boyfriend, music, cars, and never nothing said about x-rays that we were trying to learn on our own without an instructor. I'm confused on the subject i have a state board in, why I pay so much tuition and literally waste time and money, and why she was even paid for today. And this isn't just today. 3rd class with this woman I hoped she just needed to get her legs under her, but no she's young and really just doesn't care at all. This is ridiculous! I would love to know who I could actually speak to about this because it's insane the things I hear in this class instead of what I'm paying for.