Florida Institute of Technology Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....!
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.
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.
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.