Student & Graduate Reviews
Amber - 1/5/2021
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2020
"DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. They will take your money and you WILL NOT receive a license due to “the pandemic” but won’t compensate for it. A complete waste and no degree. Please just go to a votech that is cheaper and you will receive what you need in the time they said. It’s been a year and half and I’m still waiting on my okay to take the licensing exam"
Johanna Lockley - 10/27/2020
Degree: Network Administration
Graduation Year: 2006
"I can say with 100% confidence that this school was a scam. I entered in mid-2005 at their Philadelphia - Center City campus. They assured me, as part of a selling point of their institution, that they had a job placement rate of almost 98% due to these industry "contacts" and all the help they gave you along the way. NONE of this happened. There were no workshops, no resume critiquing, writing, or coaching. Their program materials made mention of scholarships that would be available to students, however, I was only ever offered loans when I met with their "Financial Aid Counselors" including a private loan that I was not informed was a private loan. I was told that since they were accredited I would be able to transfer their credits once I was completed in their program. However, upon attempting to apply to a community college in 2010 after several years of unsuccessful attempts to find work with my Lincoln Tech degree, I was told by the Community College that they could not accept their credits and I had to start over from scratch as far as courses were concerned. After I graduated from Lincoln Tech, I contacted their career services no less than 30 times over a 6 month period. I was only ever told "We will get back to you" and I never heard anything from anyone. We were never shown how to perform job searches, prepare a resume, or schedule interviews. Additionally, they would take credit for jobs that we already had prior to attending, regardless of whether they were in that field or not, to use in their tours for potential students and new graduates. Needless to say I had wasted 18 months and $25k for a useless degree. I applied to over 400 jobs and never got a single one. The instructors were disinterested and the classes very informal. There was no effort to give us practical experience or, as they promised, "field trips to job sites to see how they operated and get into contact with Fortune 500 companies" I ended up starting over at a Community College and then pursuing a 4 year degree from an actual university. I would not recommend this to anyone."
Another one bytes the dust - 10/24/2020
Degree: Computer Networking
Graduation Year: 2010
"This school from the very beginning was very shady, I was just a stupid kid that wanted to continue to learn, and possibly do something other than work at McDonald's. Well well well looks like I am here again, maybe someone will listen. First of all I was lied to straight to my face about what Lincoln tech is and what it has to offer. The promises I was told, was completely false. I paid $32,000 for 18 solid months . okay so I can't even transfer any credits, I can't get a job in the field, I can't even take out a loan for $50 because Lincoln tech ruined me financially. I would love to pay the school loan but I see it as a complete waste of my time. Yeah the instructors I had didn't even have any real life work experience in the field they were teaching. There was absolutely no hands on training. Sure they told me 70% hands on 30% book work. More like 95% book work and 5% hands on training. My tests consistented on my instructor reading a book to us word for word and than trying to pay attention for 3-4hrs. This was a load of crap! Our class failed almost every test. Mr. Drystate of Allentown campus was a lousy teacher. Didn't teach anything and just played on his hp laptop until we had to leave. This school is very mis-leading. I hope one day someone will notice all the negativity of Lincoln tech and shut it down so other people don't get caught up in the mess."
Marco - 10/21/2020
Degree: Diesel Mechanic
Graduation Year: 2020
"I attended both the automotive mechanic and diesel tech programs at East Windsor, CT campus. The first thing I want to point out about education is that you get what you put into learning...regardless of where you attend school. I saw a lot of students here that were more interested in doing the minimum in order to graduate vs working hard to learn more. Second, every instructor I had was extremely knowledgeable in their respected fields. Yes, there are more students than just me... so I sometimes would have to wait a few minutes for my teachers time. The reason for that was that they did not give simple yes or no answers. What they did do was go over my question with me and then show me how to do that particular task one on one. Yes, it is true that in some classes I worked in a small group. I did not find that to be detrimental, I found that to be a good thing, especially since the reality is that you do not work alone all the time in any job. I found that the people that made the complaint that they felt they were wasting their time at the school were the same people that felt showing up on time for class was optional. I also found that if there was ANYTHING I did not fully understand that my teachers had no problems at all staying after class to help me one-on-one. In addition they have tutoring and every single teacher I had replied promptly, even to emails I may have sent asking questions. I think this school gets a lot of bad reviews because they make you earn your grade, they also put you in a position to make you responsible for your actions. Sadly, the vast majority of the students I saw that just graduated high school felt that since they are paying tuition that the school OWED them passing grades. I would recommend this school to any person that is serious about learning about the trades they school offer. I do not recommend this school to people that are not willing to put in the effort to learn the information covered. This is a trade school, you cannot do the task one time and then expect to be proficient, I saw many students that would do the task once and make no effort to do it more than once to gain experience. Those were the same students that blamed the school for what they did not learn do to because of a lack of effort. In summary, this is a good school for those that actually want to learn, this is not high school...this is trade school - the job is to teach the students the required skills to become employed in the fields they study. They do an amazing job and have great instructors...for the people willing to put in the effort. Lazy and late will never help a person in the workforce."
XXX - 5/4/2020
Graduation Year: 2020
"Feels like I wasted a year of my life. Don’t believe the walk through they give you when you come to visit . Making money is their main concern. It’s mostly bookwork and quizzes. When you finally get the chance to do anything it’s like 4 people in one group since the equipment is so limited. After you graduate you are on your own , unless you want to go to Hussman. Hussman is all this school has going for it. All career services does is check what jobs are available online and send you the link. All the students get that one sheet of paper resume , all they change is your name. Definitely not worth $30,000"
J - 3/29/2020
Graduation Year: 2020
"This school is only out to get your G.I. Bill money! BEWARE VETERANS! Weeks on end every month, there was never enough or sufficient supplies to weld. Deadlines for assignments and projects are still due at the end of each phase despite the lack of supplies. Attendance is still crucial! The majority of instructors do not care to help students, they will tell you if you miss a day you need to ask what you missed from another student to get caught up. Learning is individualized from books, YouTube videos and students who currently weld at their job who don’t mind lending a hand. Very nice facility, but very poor learning environment. For $18k you pay to reuse scrap metal to weld on and again you’re crunched on time with getting assignments and projects in due to the lack of supplies. Most times you do have take a day or two to cut your own metal when they do have supplies. You also have to worry about machine and equipment parts being in stock in the vending machines to do specific welds which can hold up your progress. A lot of your time is wasted beyond your control. Most classes start big, but mid-way through more than half of the students are gone and even less than a handful left towards graduation. BEWARE - if you miss more than 4 days or “too many” days in their book to include excused absences, you will still have to pay the WHOLE $18k tuition for the welding program no matter if you only attended 8 days of school or 5 months of school. Read the fine print when you enroll - It’s a CONTRACT! If they drop you for any reason, know that the G.I. Bill will NOT cover the full tuition. Their formula for what you owe after your G.I. Bill is lie. You will not receive the remainder or any of your federal pell grant (if applicable). You will not receive your BAH if you do not compete the whole phase; so don’t get dropped a couple days before the phase is over or they will report you didn’t attend the whole month. Expect to also have a student loan with Lincoln Tech after. Strongly DO NOT recommend this school. This school puts on a facade."
Jenniffer Nieves - 1/30/2020
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2019
"I’m writing this review because I want to thank Lincoln Tech and most of all Debra Williams for helping me move forward with my career and always believing in me also helping me get a good job in my career field. I’m so thankful and grateful for her."
Melissa - 1/20/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2008
"I attended Lincoln Tech. in Paramus, NJ for Business Administration Specialist in July 2007 to March 2008. I went to all the classes, which were Monday through Thursday. I passed my class but couldn’t attend the graduation ceremony because something had come up. With that being said, I was told they would mail my Certificate for BAS to me. Well, I just paid off my student loans in December of 2019 and have yet to receive my Certificate after numerous attempts back and forth to the school in person, and I even tried calling them, demanding it as well. It’s been about 11 1/2 years and still no Certificate......."
Jason - 1/10/2020
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
"Lincoln Tech in Whitestone Queens is a terrible school. They want your money and nothing else, they do not prepare you for much of anything. They push you to take your ASE's. They force you to pay more for classes if you miss a certain amount of minutes. They do not help you after graduating to provide you with a decent job. They are a front for money. The treat their instructors terribly. They don't have enough instructors for a classroom of 15-20 anymore. They will group you into classes of 40 and the hands on training is a joke. The instructors are always off doing who knows what while the students are just hanging around like high school kids, and those who are actually trying to learn something, are provided with no assistance. I finished the program with high honors and a 99.8% attendance and excellent grades. When I left the institute, it was difficult to find a job. I was unprepared for the real world. Everything they feed you is a fairy tale. They push you to take the ASE's and get certifications. You can just buy the textbook yourself for $150 and teach yourself. Then grab a job at any basic repair shop and learn from there. Save yourself from going to this useless institute."
Student - 1/8/2020
Graduation Year: 2020
"There are no words to describe how terrible this school is. Never mind the textbook learning with outdated equipment to work on, you cannot even feel safe parking your car in the lot. Multiple cars have been broken into as well as people shooting out windows with bb-guns. It is not a safe environment. Lincoln tech cares about 1 thing only.. the money they make. If their stocks are doing well, they don’t care. It’s full of lies, the initial tour is amazing until you spend 15 months here and realize spending $100,000 on a university sounds better. The offices are disorganized. Instructors are nice and knowledgeable but have no updated equipment to teach on. I recommend looking for a different trade school. Better options available at a way lower cost."