ECPI University Reviews

  • 153 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $16,039
53% of 153 students said this degree improved their career prospects
45% of 153 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

M
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Stay FAR AWAY from ECPI-Roanoke. Some of the instructors are incompetent, unprofessional, and down right lazy. They lack passion for teaching and nursing, and trust me your grades and overall experience will be greatly affected by this! It’s a trap!!"
Esther
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"If I can go back in time I will not attend ECPI University, some professors and advisers will help you to be successful, but others don't care and will fail you so you can repay for the same class again. If you have a lot going on in life, please stay away from this school because there is a higher chance that you will not get the help needed to be successful."
TS757
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2019
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I’ve attended and graduated from online schools before but this is pathetic. Multiple external links. Idiotic professors, complete garbage. I can’t believe the VA endorses this garbage. I’m leaving and if you choose to attend, best wishes. I learned about feelings in my engineering curriculum."
Candelsticks
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I have been attending this school for almost two years but that is because I have taken several breaks whenever life became too overwhelming. ECPI staff has shown me more grace and understanding than any university and the counsellors have always reached out to contact me whenever I had started to show a decline in my attendance or academics and for that I truly appreciate. As far as the content is concerned, I have learned a lot in my network engineering program granted it took a lot of self-effort and hard work for me to research and learn the material needed to graduate. I started the program sitting in classes and ended up converting to online courses whenever I felt comfortable enough with my own progress and I still have a difficult time managing my life to complete the accelerated two classes/5 week terms but I have managed to be proficient throughout the past two years. The instructors are guides who give you the resources and materials to learn, which is just like any other professor I have had in my pre-graduate educational career. They don’t spoon feed you material they give you resources to read and assignments to complete and it’s up to me to spend the time to figure out how to complete them. I am far from being a perfect student, I work full time while in school full time and have a hectic personal life and ECPI has shown me that they understand what I am going through. There are plenty of extracurricular clubs you can attend and resources onsite and online that you can use such as; libraries, tutoring, and counseling. My professors have always taken the initiative to reach out to me whenever I have entered a red zone and I have never received a zero for an assignment that I have completed. ECPI offers an externship career service programs for all graduates, and they offer a certificate voucher program for students. With an ECPI student email you have access to all the Microsoft resources that you need like Office, Outlook, and OneDrive. ECPI also offers education on how to learn to use these resources. Finally, I would like to conclude with the fact that I am going to graduate from this program, most of you whom have left hate trash mail probably never bothered to complete your program and that is no ones fault but your own. Once I complete my program I will be placed with a job and have five vouchers for certificates within my program of my choice. ECPI has successfully prepared me for what I should expect in my profession as far as tasks that I should be able to perform and terminology and information that I will be expected to know. Nothing is free, but I am confident that I will not have to spend the money on my AAA certificate course or test, my COMPTIA certificate course or test, or my CCNA certificate course or test because I have all of the resources I need to prepare and study plus the five vouchers included with my program. If you are going to spend the money to attend ANY program, at least have the responsibility to finish it. Don’t give up and then complain and blame the institution for doing what they have been doing successfully for over several decades, have the responsibility to blame yourselves. Thanks for reading."
Garrett
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This "school" and organization is laughable at best. Based upon my own personal experience the overall goal of this school is one thing, and you alone can guess what it is. From the start, the admissions staff at this school will say what needs to be said to get you to attend. I personally was told that the program I was signing up for was going to have elements of the course that were designed by the program director to depict the needs of the industry. This was blatantly false. When this was brought up to the program director, they apologized that the program "wasn't what I expected." You can log into Canvas and copy and paste part of any assignment from the courses I have attended and find countless other schools using the exact same materials and questions. While we are on the subject of the content of classes, two of them alone have largely consisted of watching illegal copies of videos on YouTube. This school constantly grades on "mechanics" such as grammar and spelling. You will find in every single class I have attended assignments and modules that have misspelled words or don't even have the right supporting documents that they refer to in the directions. When you bring this up to an instructor, the go to response is that they don't make the courses or supply the documents or books to go with it, they have to contact Virginia to get it fixed. They have a select handful of professors in the program I was attending that have the ability to teach. Others will out right tell you they don't know something about the topic being lectured and try to act like it's a funny joke that you're paying thousands of dollars to be taught something by someone who doesn't even know what they're teaching. Faculty and staff at this school will respond to what they want to when it comes to emails or questions you present. On multiple occasions I have had to go back and forth with them to answer a question that was in an original email or that was brought up during a conversation. Pretty hilarious coming from a "school" that is supposedly preparing you to be an industry professional in the real world. Do yourself a favor and attend a realistic school that actually puts the needs of students in the form of classes actually designed for the real world."
Adrienne
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This college is horrible. They fail students on purpose to get that extra money. They do not keep your information update to tuition options so when you set out or fail a class you still paying money. A 14 month program will end up for me 2 years and 5 months. I'm looking into other college that's closer to me rather than an hour away. I will not or recommend this college. The instructors do not know how to teach. They put teachers in a class they have not taught before and as they told us we were their guinea pigs. The college is way to expensive. They set you up to fail. Financial services is a joke. You ask for an audit bill and they email it to you in pencil. Something is not right with the financial services. That needs to be look into. The whole college itself general needs to be look into. I'm not saying all ECPI University college is horrible but I know the one I attended in Roanoke Va is."
Tamara
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2019
  • Degree: Homeland Security
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Ignore the bad reviews. Unfortunately, for many of these students who entered ECPI, they've been prone to the spoon fed lifestyle of education and life. Having come from a traditional four year instituation and transfering due to relocation, I can see the distinct difference in teaching styles. I'd reccomend looking at these reviews closely before making your decision. Many of these reviews sound like students who just cannot comprehend college level material. Unfortunately, college is not for everyone. You have to work to eaen your degree. You can't expect your professors to teach you every single single. You can't expect to be guided through every single little portion of your work. HOWEVER, you can be and frankly, it does not seem like any of these bad review students even attempted to work through their grades or creat communication with their porfessors. It's not the university's fault if you don't try. It's a two way street. No one hands out degrees. This isn't high school. You're not a kid. If you have a question, ask it. I laugh at the reviews from people saying ECPI did nothing for them, so now they have to get a masters to be proficient in their field. You can't get a Master's if you dont have your Bachelors. ECPI translates to real life if you do the work. That's it. Show up, ask questions, and continue to learn. Take initiative. If you're in the programming course, ask for help. Get the extra books, ask for tutoring (that's free). Don't let these people who can't work for their education stop you from getting yours."
Pash
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Worse school I’ve ever been to. Lots of school politics and biases and the school is so small it all directly affects you. I was “failed” without any explanation. I wasn’t given any talk and no o rheloed me or could explain to me why I was failing becuase my grades didn’t reflect my performance"
LPN Bridge Program
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This school is horrible please do not waste your time with this school, its a bunch of lies ,the instructors are horrible they dont want to teach you and are very childish .They are not for the students at all they are money driven ,please dont waste $40,000.00 on this school go elsewhere and do your research before hand or you will make the worst mistake of your life. This program is accelerated so you are literally cramming information in just 5 weeks which is extremely hard when some instructors dont teach you its self taught. This bridge program was a lie when I first signed up they said it will take 8 months to get my RN after the LPN and now it switched to 12months and the program changes daily. They are very unorganized,unprofessional and more I dont recommend this school at all they need to shut it down ."
DisappointedAllAround
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"All they care about is money and will say anything to get you in. I was advised not to put ecpi on my resume as it will have a negative impact on any chances you have to secure a decent job. Do yourself a favor and go for the Cisco or Palo Alto Networks Certifications. It felt like these students were people on work release and they had to do something while they were out and so they went here. Pros: None Zero Nothing Cons: Too many to list"