ITT Technical Institute Reviews - CLOSED
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I was hoping to get some people's help on this. I currently go to ITT and I'm only in my 2nd quarter and I'm going to school on my post 9/11 gi bill. I know big mistake and i'm trying to make a get away soon.
When this quarter I'm in right now which is only my 2nd quarter is over I'm planning to leave and go to a community college. I was trying to see if anyone else on here has left like that and if they give you crap as you leave or anything like that. I have heard a rumor that if you discontinue school there they will make you pay a fine?? I'm just hoping it's a rumor.
All they care is your money nothing else. Don't waste your money and time. The dean and director are good for nothing. Please stay away form this school, you end up pay more loans.
The teachers are just there to collect a paycheck they need to keep money coming into the school so they pass people along for revenue purposes only they care not if you understand the work. 3 months i attended this school and accumlated $5000 in debt, When I advised real IT professionals that I attended ITT TECH they laughed the school is a joke and a scam for taking money they boast about accredidation but thats just more money in their pockets its really.
Don't attend this school waste of money the commercials are fake those are paid actors because the got fees taken off of their loans to participate. 1430 was a balance owed due to what loans weren't covered for 3 months. This school is a SCAM leave know while you have time.
Beware! ITT Institute is a scam.
I was a 4.0 student and was sexually harassed, financially taken advantage of, and pushed around when it came to taking classes online.
My advice is to do your research, staying far away from this school.
My decision to go to ITT was based on the course list, ads, visiting the campus, and seeing the layout of the school.
Quarter one went well, it was the basic classes, I expected them to be easy. Second quarter...just as easy. I received my Associates in Computer Networking with a 3.95 GPA and learned almost nothing. It would of been a 4.0 but honestly it was just hard to come waste my time in classes.
95% of the labs did not work. They are 11 weeks courses. The teacher I had for my linux admin class had never used linux before. My windows system admin class labs didn't work. The teacher had us try to get it to work for the first 6 classes. The problem was the VM software we were using didn't have the capability that lab needed. They were using free VM software.
Tuition was around $44k. We rarely used the books that were included in this tuition. The "tutors" were just students with A's or B's (in which should be everyone).
After I had my associates I went to start my bachelors degree (no other school would transfer over my degree). I took one quarter and had to move out of state for work. I was told my classes would transfer into any other ITT. This was not the case. The classes I was taking were not offered where I was moving therefore I was giving F's as it was past the drop deadline and they had no other way to let me finish these classes.
I did have two good teachers while I attended. Only two. This is the only good thing I can say about this school.
I graduated from ITT Atlanta with a bachelors degree in 2012 in Information Systems security. I agree that ITT is expensive, but you can attend any college and end up with the same results as far as job placement and so on.
Shortly after I graduated, I found my own job through a world-wide employer with an entry level position as a System Administrator. I didn't like the career services at my campus because they will expect for you to take any job they through at you. I feel as if you are determined enough, you will find any job you want after graduation.
I graduated from ITT Tech with an AS in software development technology. This has been the best decision I have ever made. Before ITT I would read books on software engineering and computer programming but it really didn't make sense to me. After taking the intro to programming class it all became clear. The teachers were helpful, knowledgeable, and very patient with their students. Because of my degree and knowledge I obtained from ITT I landed a job as a Data Analyst/Application Developer for a Realtor association 3 months before I even graduated.
Do not think that ITT will just hand you a job on a silver platter, I did the school work but even went beyond the required work, I practiced coding all day and read as many books on software development as I could. Before I landed my job I started looking a year in advanced for programming positions in my career field. The only thing I have noticed that you are limited on is where you can transfer your degree. I have started my BS at Strayer University who agreed to accept my entire degree from ITT Tech and the good thing is they are regionally accredited.
As far as student loans go, well I wouldn't know about that, I joined the US Navy when I was 20 years old, not only did the military pay my tuition, I actually got paid to go to school. When I asked my boss why did he hire me out of all the others who applied his exact words were "because you went to the military got the experience in IT and obtained your degree." Its all about what you make of your life you can either can blame someone else for the path you choose in life or you can take control of your own destiny.
Itt-Technical Institute was by far the worst educational experience I have ever had, the (sales man) treats you as if you have walked in to the car lot promising you everything in the world, but providing very little.
I started off with a loan for 2 years worth of school at an astonishing $40,000 the career field average doesn't even pay this amount annually, but I figured the more you spend on your education the better the education right??...Wrong! Not only was the education very lacking you paid a very large lump sum for it along with the credits being unable to transfer which of course was never mentioned just located in the fine print. I believe that it really doesn't matter how you preformed in class as long as they were receiving money you were going to pass. I am now almost $70,000 dollars in debt with Itt-tech and harassed constantly by them and Sallie Mae, this is quiet the debt for someone who makes $40,000 a year.
As with everyone I was promised a job and ended up getting job offers from Itt-Technical institutes career services that I was not qualified for nor where they even in the same field.
I'm going to ITT right now, and I'm wanting to get out, But with me being under 24, I'm stuck here, since my parents won't allow me to leave.
I knew from the start it was too much money, and from what I've been hearing. I'm not finding it worth staying. I went to the career service to ask about a job, he suggested I go apply being a waitress?
During class the instructor tries to help me, but I don't understand it. Is this school worth going to? No. If I could I would drop out right now. Wish me luck on paying $45K.
I attended ITT in 2010 shortly after leaving another for-profit school and based on a friend's recommendation. The staff was friendly, and because I was using my GI bill, I wasn't worried about costs so much. The adviser said that at ITT tech you don't take any Math, English, History etc. courses like other schools..You just focus on your degree. I was excited about this but then it turned out to be a play on word and was not true..you take a math class, but it isn't called College Algebra MAT110 or anything like that like most community colleges and state universities. They have a specific name for it but everyone in all majors take the same exact math and english class even if you are very good at math and english..I don't recall a placement exam, though.
Another turn off about the school we're the people who attend. The parking lot where breaks are held are dirty, and smelled like weed all the time. They recruit anyone they can to bring their numbers up. Oh, and if you miss class, they call you to find out why just like in high school. Why? Because for-profit schools get paid per student, per attendance. So they want money. Why do you think state colleges don't care if you skip class?? I'm so glad I read review boards just like this one sooner then later.
I left about three weeks after attending ITT Tech simply because it wasn't a good fit and my friends who were going to state universities URGED me to go elsewhere or said they'd give it the benefit of the doubt lol. I went to a community college instead, and now i'm finishing up my bachelors degree at ASU in the same field I wanted.