ITT Technical Institute Reviews - CLOSED
Student & Graduate Reviews (316)
THIS SCHOOL IS A RIP OFF.THE FINANCIAL AID STAFF ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO HANDLE YOUR TUITION LOANS, ETC. THEY ARE STUPID. I REGRET GOING TO THIS SCHOOL. THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL I EVER ATTENDED. THE TEACHERS DROP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE QUARTERS.
THE TEACHERS ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO TEACH CERTAIN COURSES!!!!!!!!!!! THEY JUST READ FROM THE BOOK OR POWER POINT. I ENTERED THE HIT PROGRAM AT THE LAKE MARY CAMPUS AND IT WAS A JOKE. THE BEST THING I DID WAS DROP OUT OF THIS STUPID SCHOOL. CAREER SERVICES IS A JOKE. THEY HELP FIND STUDENTS JOBS BY SENDING YOU EMAILS! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE!!!
I started at ITT in Jun 2008... This is my last year and I will be grad with a Bach of Sci in Criminal Justice in March 2012... Throught out the years I have received support from my instructors and administrators... The faculty is very friendly and it is very family oriented ..
Not only are intstructors here to teach you on material but give advice on life as well. It has not been easy,, there have been many times where I just wanted to quit.. But I didnt because of the atmosphere at ITT Tech. Discrimination does not exist. Every one recieves an equal opportunity.
Its like the faculty goes above and beyond to make sure everyone succeeds. I would def reccommend ITT Tech to anyone of any age and any background. Im so anxious about graduating. 2012 here I come..!
My experience at ITT-Tech was very rewarding. I am three quarters away from completing my bachelor's degree in Construction Management and feel that my time here was well spent. All of my instructors in my core classes were experts in their respective fields and added to my overall education. I have seen instructors fired for not adding value to their student’s education.
How many other schools REQUIRE that you give evaluations of your instructor and the overall quality of the curriculum? These surveys really do play a part in improving the value of your education. As this is a for profit school, you are the employer and they are the employee. If an instructor is not helping you to succeed, it is your obligation to voice your grievances. Not only to better your education but that of your fellow students.
The career services department has put me in touch with many great employers. I have yet to obtain a job from one of these leads but I keep my head high. I realize that this is not the best economy to be entering the job market. The amount of people laid off in the construction industry only forces me to work harder and gain as much information as I can from my instructors. As my title states, you get out what you put in. Stop blaming your laziness on someone else and do the work!
I'm due to graduate in September 2011 and I regret ever going to this school. Most of the staff is either rude or lazy and you rush through the materials so fast you can't even say you learned anything at all. I wasted 4 hours in my composition 1 class doing nothing! Waste of time! If you have a life, don't go here because they don't care what you have going on. My car was broken into while I was at class and no one even cared. They have 2 security guards riding around the parking lot, so what the hell happened??
The dean is impossible to get ahold of. The Financial Aid department is a joke too. They always loose my paperwork and wait till the last minute to let you know when stuff is due. Also, you waste money buying books or materials you hardly if ever use. DON'T GO TO THIS SCHOOL!! IT'S A JOKE OF A SCHOOL!!!
I am in my 2nd quarter at ITT. I have been confused,anxious,overwhelmed,and down right ticked off. AND, I have been able to speak with the instructors, and head of the department without setting up an appointment. I have been treated with courtesy, patience and what I consider a heartfelt positive concern regarding my educational experience with ITT.
Sure, the material hard. We meet once a week. What does anyone expect?, an easy road? ITT is not for the faint of heart. A student must be dedicated to putting in the hours it takes to understand the material. That's the same at any school anywhere!
I have many years of experience with community colleges, and I graduated from a University. ITT seems on a par with my previous educational experiences. Many people complain about the cost of the ITT programs. Well, considering that the books are included, tools like a 500GB harddrive are included, access to software on loan is included, I'd say ITT ends up being about the same as other educational institutions. If a student wants to "save" some time/money, they might consider taking their GE requirements through a community college and then going on to ITT.
My previously earned GE requirements have saved me from taking 6 classes. Plus, if I student doesn't want to continue at ITT, the GE's from community college usually transfer anywhere.
Check it out. The bottom line is: ITT is what it is, a school. It has its pluses and minuses. For me, entering a new career, it works.
When I first spoke with the reps at ITT they informed me that it wasn't difficult to drop if you absolutely had to, which it wasn't at all. They get a ton of money out of you if you complete your program or if you drop.
Think before you ever sign any paperwork. Is $47K really worth it? When you get out you will be working just to pay off your loans.
From my experience the instructors were really nice and knew what they were talking about. The problem arises when you have to drop after attending for 2 weeks (6 classes total)! You are then paying for 50% of the quarter and that equates to roughly $3,600.00. Ok, not the end of the world.
What they neglect to tell you is if you drop that early on your loans are null and void and that they send your balance off to a collection agency. If that balance isn't paid off in 3 months it will have a negative affect on your credit report and you will have that burdon for 7 years. Now I am going to be stuck with this negative mark for the next 7 years because I cannot afford to pay them roughly $1,200.00 per month.
My advice to anyone thinking of enrolling really think about the cost. You can go anywhere else and not have to pay that much money for an education. They are extremely overpriced and the financial aid department that I delt with was giving me wrong information.
Hello, I'm 19 and I just enrolled into ITT tech. Now by now I should know when someone is scamming me. Every time I walk out of their building here in Arkansas. I feel a sense of accomplishments. But after that high goes down... It doesn't hit me until today... Is this school really worth 50k? I understand by now I should have been more question-pron before signing things. but I have a big question that i need answered quick? Is this college even serious as seems?
First off.. I applied shortly after i graduated in 2010. We had to put their number on block due to harassment. I walked onto their campus with a purple folder with all my documents I needed to get into ANY college. they did not once ask me for my high-school transcript, shot records, or anything. as far as they know. i could be lying about graduating.
im starting to get a bit scared now. can someone help me im reading all reviews and im so late on my decision i know but i need reassurance.
I dont have much to say but I think ITT Tech is a good school. You just need to use all the resources they have. You cant expect to succeed if you want your career handed to you. I have been there 7 quarters and is now working for HP due to my dedication. I have perfect attendance and a 3.8 GPA.
Yea I do agree it is expensive but I feel I will always be someway in debt in life so why drop out of school then be confused on what college is right for me. I just jumped in head first and plan to keep heading for higher expectations. You live life once and yea you dont want to be held down with high student loans but look at it as an investment into your future. Stop complaining and set your goals.
Either you sink or swim. Review the school and decide for yourself. Reviews aren't going to make a decision for you.
I attended ITT and graduated in 1999 with an associates in electronics engineering. I wouldn't say the school was the best but it was good enough to get me into Boeing, where I worked on the space shuttle program, c-17, f-16, f-18 etc. I have to say that for a school that many people complain about, that school also help me get a job that helps lead a comfortable life for me and my family
I should have realized that any school that advertises at 3 am is not going to be a serious school. I'm nearly done with my associates in Software Development and when I am done I will be nearly $40,000 in debt. I knew that it would be that much when I signed up but I also believed that I would be attending a school with the latest technology and information. That is the exact opposite of what I have recieved. EVERYTHING is out of date even FREE programs. And the curiculum is from about 5 years ago (which is rediculous when it comes to software). They JUST got optical mice for the labs!
I've got a lot more...
I have had several (not all, but several) teachers that are sickeningly bad. They are unprofessional, unapproachable, and uninterested. In a recent programming class, on the last day after our final, myself and several other students were still struggling to finish our final projects. We were asking the teacher to help us to get them to work. The TEACHER could not get them to work AT ALL. So I asked him if this was the first time the school had done this project, he said no. I asked how it was possible for him to not know how to do it if he had to deal with it in past classes, he said and I quote, "I think in my last class no one did it."
It was the final project and no one did it. This did not surprise me as he was giving answers like that all quarter. That is a serious symptom of poor teaching ability. What really bothers all of us is the fact that every quarter we're supposed to fill out these teacher evaluations but despite ripping these teachers apart for their inability to fulfill their basic job requirements, they just keep popping back up quarter after quarter, year after year.
And keep in mind that for every 100 students that graduate (just with an associates degree) they make $4 million, which does not include all the people that dropped out after a few quarters. They can afford better instructors.
For the love of god please do NOT go to this school for a computer course if you are not comfortable with computers. SEVERAL students that started up the same time I did had literally NEVER touched a computer before going there. I don't know why they thought they could jump right into programming but DO NOT FALL FOR IT! They have ALL flunked out, many without jobs, and are now struggling with thousands of dollars of debt.
Here's something that's really crazy... You don't actually buy books, they include books in the tuition and every quarter you just pick your books up. Except every... EVERY quarter they run out of books! My friends and I just figured out why this is (we believe, no evidence obviously). I think they plan on a certain percentage of students failing or dropping out every quarter and undercut how many books they buy for the next quarter. So when people DON'T fail we don't have enough books. A few friends in my math class right now are trying to keep up without books!
Don't think I just have a problem with the school because I'm not doing well, I'm a 4.0 student with perfect attendance. I wish I had the energy to go into all of the other reasons not to enroll but I hope this is sufficient for anyone reading this. It is a horrible rip off. As soon as I'm done with my associates I am out of here. I'm just hoping I can find a decent school that will let me transfer some of my credits. AVOID ITT TECH!!!