Florida Institute of Technology Reviews

  • 29 Reviews
  • Melbourne (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $41,850
92% of 29 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 29 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

CP
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I really enjoyed my time with Florida Institute of Technology. The course work was not too challenging or overbearing if you are willing to do the work. I balanced a full time course load while working full time. I did the online applied psychology BA program. They offer a great military discount and they accepted almost all of my transfer credits! The textbooks and lectures really taught me a lot. I also got to meet and learn from some awesome professors with real world experience. I would recommend this school to others!"
Blah
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2019
  • Degree: Computer Engineering
"The education is pretty good. The faculty is nice and they are understanding of a part-time student. But I will admit - I HATE the parking situation. Never have I experienced such a bad time parking. They sell parking spaces for $100, and will ticket you no matter the situation. If you don't put your sticker on your car right - ticket. If you tape the sticker to your car instead of sticking it - ticket. If you can't find a parking spot and are going to be late for a major presentation or exam - ticket. And then they are jerks when you file the paperwork to have your ticket reviewed. If you ask them what they are going to do about the parking situation, they will literally shrug and say "nothing. You should just come earlier" even if you already spend an hour looking for a spot. I seriously think the parking security have a quota and they make thousands in parking tickets from being stupid."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2018
  • Degree: Aviation
"Attending Florida Institute of Technology has prepared me for my career in more ways than one. The College of Aeronautics there offers a group of professors that come from all types of careers in the aviation industry. In all, I would recommend this college if you are interested in a career in aviation."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"The staff at the Orlando Campus of FIT were so helpful. The instructors worked in the industry and were not just instructors. They included their experience in their lectures which was helpful to me."
Marvin
  • Reviewed: 4/7/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I researched and asked advise from business people who hire MBA grads before choosing Florida Tech. The University Alliance is made up of top tier schools. Negative reviews I am reading are all from students who impress me as having struggled academically; who may have been looking at an easy path to a degree. Complaints that advisers did not respond are misleading. Once you are enrolled the admission advisers are out of the picture and will direct you to contact you professors directly. Florida Tech is not easy. It is hard; demanding. But I felt supported at all times by the professors. They responded quickly to questions. may of my classmates were active duty military officers, a great group of men and women who over the years I've come to know as thoughtful and intelligent. When my employer ended tuition reimbursement the school helped me with a payment program that did not involve any government program or loans. The university just wanted to help me graduate. If you are looking for easy, keep looking. If you are looking for substance look into Florida Tech."
Disappointed.
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Management
"I am incredibly disappointed with this school. They are inflexible and irrational. There are several schools here and it is unclear as to which one to log into and who to call for help. Then when you finally get in touch with the right person after you have been trying they ask "why didn't you call us?" "Sorry, I am unable (aka unwilling) to help." They don't care how hard you are struggling trying to make ends meet, how much you paid for a class, or how difficult it is for you to find a time to take the class. If you make one mistake (meaning I can't figure out how to log in) they charge you. It makes no sense that an online school would not be supportive of a lifestyle that requires an online school."
C
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Fantastic resources and a great staff. Florida Tech is a wonderful school for online courses. The professors were hit or miss, but those who were good were very good. I would definitely recommend the school to anyone seeking a good option for distance learning."
Rose
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The BA in psychology program is no joke. You *will* need to be organized, a motivated self learner, and learn to navigate online systems quickly if doing online coursework. Don't neglect learning the library. Watch the silly intro videos and do the exercises. You *will* use all of that info for every single class. Their library is a thing of beauty, by the way, and you keep access after graduating. Read the syllabus and ask questions, especially if your'e online. All but 2 of my instructors were stellar. I mean, knock your socks off good teachers. The two, we had... Creative differences that could have been avoided had I not dug my heels in quite so hard. Overall, this was a wonderful experience and the degree landed me a job that I would have never imagined being able to get a month after graduating. A tip you should hold close to is pay attention, commit, and push interaction on discussion boards. Make sure to do every single one and post to at least 2 over the minimum requirement for peer responses - Add something to the convo or ask a question. Those points are invaluable in the end. Seriously."
ptaeb
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"FIT is good, not leading, in some areas like aerospace, aeronautic, Ocean engineering, and psychology. Don't select FIT for majors other than these."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"My degree program catered to students with full time jobs. The instructors included real life job situations in class lectures and assignments."
Emmanuel Akpan
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2016
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
"Great school with diverse minds. A small school that is Abet accredited with faculty that is easily approachable is golden and that is what Florida Institute of Technology offers the average mind that works through the doors before the mind is transformed."
Sean Edwards
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2016
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"Florida Tech is one of the best schools in the state and the nation. There are so many degrees and opportunities there, and so many wonderful professors who care about you and want you to succeed. I loved my experience there and it really helped me toward my goals. I will soon be attending graduate school thanks to some of my awesome professors."
Michael Dorman
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2016
  • Degree: Human Resources
"Did Master's program at Orlando extension campus. Heavy but relevant work load. Instructors mostly PhDs working in the field and far more interesting and accessible than strictly academicians. MS in HRM is so close to MBA that I could have done MBA with two more courses. I felt as if I mattered, the school cared, and that it was money well spent. Each class (I took two per quarter) met for 4 hours once a week, a long time after a work day, but....!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Aerospace Engineering
"It's a good, small college if you can afford it. People are usually nice, but trying to get anything done can be a hassle sometimes with the school offices."
Jessica Herboth
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2015
  • Degree: Education
"The instructors are available for students, both in class and after hours. The course offerings are relevant to many different interests. The campus itself provides many opportunities and great diversity and involvement. The education department is somewhat of a new development and science education is the main focus. However, the department is making great strides at creating a quality department for all fields of education."
Florida Tech Student
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"This school is not that great. I deeply regret not going to any of the other schools I got into, including some ivy leagues. The academics are okay, not too challenging, you can slip through the system even if you are not learning much. The facilities are pretty good for a small school. It is hard to find intelligent people, a lot are smart, but very few are intelligent and intellectually stimulating. A lot of the people are also unnecessarily dramatic, immature, and self centered; it was surprising to see the small amount of people that actually cared about world news, the arts, literature, and frankly, anything other than themselves. If you like sciences/engineering but are also interested in an enriching environment then do not go to this school. The arts and humanities are awful, not because of the staff, but because humanities require student participation, and if the students are incapable of profound thought, then the classes suck. I was not miserable, I made lots of friends, joined a sports team, kept a high GPA, and had the classic college experience, but nevertheless I did miss intellectual stimulation. I love science, and the science at this school is fine, but for a truly well rounded education go somewhere else. I wish someone would have warned me about the lack of intellectual engagement at this campus."
Jim
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2015
  • Degree: Physics
"This is the saddest excuse for a college I have ever heard of. This place is more concerned about expanding, money, and switching to unnecessary methods of teaching rather than actually teaching the students and whether they learn the material or not. I am a freshman and basically all of my teachers have been horrible, and my first year adviser was not of much help. As an example I had to pick a different class because my schedule wouldn't allow me to have the class I originally had because it would conflict with another. I was given a list of classes that I could choose from to fit my schedule, but the class I chose shouldn't have been offered to freshman in the first place. I only kept the class because I thought I heeded the ours for my financial aid, but I actually had over the maximum hours required. Another example my math teachers require us to buy a book that we never even use, the teachers don't even teach us. We pay for the worst teaching software possible, all the teachers do is go over problems similar to the ones on the software and maybe answer some questions other students have, and if students ask about the formulas the teachers explain half of it or they don't even bother to explain how they arrived at the solution the did. I honestly have never had this much trouble from a math class in my life. Basically the school and teachers are more concerned about money and building an imaginary reputation rather than actually doing their job."
Diana Faith Ochenge
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"My graduate program is competitive and they make sure that before you start your grad program you are ready for the challenge and can handle the quality they offer"
Samuel Carmant
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"I am currently a part-time MBA student at the Florida Institute of Technology and so far everything is going well. The professors are very supportive, the faculty is helpful, and the program is very affordable. I would recommend this program to anyone that lives (or is planning to live) in the Central Florida area and is looking for a small, affordable school that will give you a no-frills educational experience and will prepare you for the real world business environment."
James Heart
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"French was good, but I hated all my Computer Science classes. Most of professors don't explain a thing; they just know how to give assignments. No feedback on those assignments, and no feedback later on those assignments, not even the grade. Some do explain stuff, but what they explain is way too different from what they ask on assignments, so basically it's useless going to classes...."