Lincoln Tech Reviews

  • 269 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $12,950 - $33,939
23% of 269 students said this degree improved their career prospects
24% of 269 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

frank
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2014
"Overall can't complain. Classes were good learned a lot. It's just that automotive trade in general is hard and pays little, if your good worker and average you can always have job.  I was older when I went and was already in autobody trade, so Lincoln tech was good to get the knowledge quick in 13 months. If I had do it over again would of went to HVAC school, more money in this trade and you're  not always looked down on like automotive."
Cory
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2014
  • Degree: Auto Body & Collision Repair
"This school is literally a waste of time and money. Pretty much everything they sell you to go to this college is a lie. I went to the East Windsor location in CT. I was an "A" student all the way into the block 4 (your "senior block") In this block my grandfather passed away, I left the school on a Tuesday, after school, drove home for the funeral and returned the following Monday. Upon arriving at the school I was pulled aside and asked if I had a legitimate reason for being out so long, and I explained the situation, they then told me that I had to make up all the time so for the next week I had to pull double shifts at the school, both morning and after noon. I was OK with this understanding I missed "key" information. I went the entire week doing both shifts, and on Friday they told me I was caught up and was good for the next week, back to normal scheduling. The following Friday I was sick went down to the main office told them I was sick and asked if I should stay in or still go, they told me to take the day off. Upon arriving at school the following Monday, I was called into the office and told that I had 1 week to pack my things and get out of the dorms, I wasn't "taking the school seriously". I went back three months later to finish what I paid for, again perfect attendance and 4.0. The school promised if I continued the 4.0 and perfect attendance they would buy me a finishing DA and a SATAjet 3000 spray gun. After "graduating" this school they give you an empty diploma book with a letter that says "You'll get your diploma soon" and a hand shake with them telling me that the DA and Gun were just an incentive for me to get it done, they weren't really intentionally planning on doing it. After getting a job the technicians laughed at the way I did the work and told me it was wrong and the school obviously had teachers that didn't work in the industry. The only thing I was mocked on was painting. I didn't get a diploma until I called 4 years later and asked where it is, and I continually get phone calls from the school saying that I owe them more money, whenever I ask what the bill is for they tell me "well, it'll take a few weeks to figure it out" so i tell them to call me when they have the information. Now it's been 6 years, and they won't release my transcripts because I "owe them money" and they still "don't know what it's for". So in short: They don't teach you what you need to know They extort money from you at every turn They don't help in anyway possible to get you a job They kick you out for literally no reason."
anonymous girl
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is a joke!! Once they've sucked you in, your constantly reminding yourself of the 30 grand you spent in order to stay motivated. The homework is massive and only counts as 5% of your grade, the teachers idea of teaching is reading off PowerPoint's, if you fail a test forget about a second chance because there isn't one. You get two sets of shitty uniforms that are suppose to last you an entire year and a bunch of medical supplies that they ordered from some wholesale website and overcharge you for. Hungry?... Well you better pack a lunch! Your only other option is the overpriced vending machine or the hot dog cart on the corner. where will you be eating that lunch?... Outside In the hot ass sun, at an old park picnic table that you share with about 20 other girls or in a cramped room with 10 chairs that they consider to be their break room. choose elsewhere!!!!! This place has no perks."
Alison
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2014
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"The best program and instructor!! Definitely prepared you with the greatest information and knowledge needed to work in the dental field!!"
Kate
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2014
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"My experience here at Lincoln Tech has been very pleasant. The whole staff from the instructors, to financial aid, and as well as the admissions were all extremely friendly and always willing to help you out in any way they can. Everyone made me feel welcome and at ease (especially being out of school for 8 years). I attend the night program and have HelenMary as my instructor. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better instructor, she is very thorough with her lectures, and very knowledgeable in her lab work. She takes the time to give you the 1 on 1 learning which many students benefit from, but also she knows how to make it fun. There is never a class where we do not laugh, and I am thankful for that considering how intense some of the coursework may be. I am happy to have had her as my instructor, and I know that even after graduating I will be able to keep in contact with her in regards to any questions I may have in the future."
Lord Voldemort
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2014
  • Degree: Culinary Arts
"I went on hear, and read some of the reviews. Since beginning at Lincoln Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach, FL I have felt that the school in general is great. The Culinary Program is awesome, and the instructors really care about you. I mean if your there to learn they will teach you, and pass their knowledge to you. However, if you come there thinking its gonna be super easy, and you don't have to take it serious is where you will have trouble. They will teach to those that want to learn, and to those who play around they don't slow the class down for them. Which I really like this. I would totally recommend this school to anyone."
CNST 2013-2014 Graduate Student / Paramus New Jersey GR
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2014
  • Degree: Computer Networking
"Yeah ! I definitely agree , upgrade your knowledge , find and study a new career that's best for you or improve your career status , invest for yourself , come and join Lincoln Technical Institute school , I am a proud and happy graduated student .Thank you Lincoln Tech ."
Lindsay Peters
  • Reviewed: 6/7/2014
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Okay, first let me start by saying I was 18 and naive when I enrolled here. There for, part of the blame is on myself for not doing my own extended research with someone who may have known a thing or two about "college." For programs like medical assistant and medical billing and coding, $16,000 tuition is outrageous. I am currently at a community college right now and my tuition is incredibly low. I probably could have gotten the same Medical Billing and Coding certificate for $2,000. Again, that's my mistake for giving into an overly priced school. The reason I am truly upset is that my credits will not transfer out. THIS IS SOMETHING TO ALWAYS MAKE SURE WILL HAPPEN, if it doesn't, the school is likely a SCAM. I tried having my transcripts sent to many schools, since I already took anatomy and some other science courses, nothing got transferred. 16 months of school, $16,000 of debt, and NO CREDIT TRANSFER. How is this allowed? I barely even received an education. This school is a joke compared to other colleges. It's an embarrassment to go here. Also, I worked as a medical biller after school for the next few years. I worked in a few different offices, and guess what? My pay ranged from $9.00-12.00 an hour! Don't be deceived, medical billets/coders and medical assistants are the dishwashers of the medical field. They make such a low salary that it's not worth your time or money to go to school for. May as well just go to nursing school. I wish I had from the start. Lincoln Tech was in a shopping plaza in Lowell, MA. I really wish I saw clearly then, but hopefully this will help someone thinking about applying here. Please, go to a legitimate school or community college where all your hard work will not simply vanish with your money."
Grant mulloy
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2014
  • Degree: Welding
"There financial aid department had 4 months to run my loan status before I started they waited until a month after I started to tell me I wasn't approved and then said pay $791 a month or find a co signer well when I told them I didn't have a co signer they charged me $8,000 to drop out!!! Lincoln tech grand prarie Texas."
F*** Lincoln Tech Northeast Phila Campus
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Lincoln Technical Institute in Northeast Philadelphia on Horning Rd is one of the worst schools you could ever attend. The Director is very arrogant & ignorant & so are most of the staff & teachers. The only thing there worried about is making money off of you. They care nothing about your success there just looking for a check at the end of the day. 95% of the so called teachers there does not have a degree in teaching there Medical Assistances there selves & is only teaching you what they learned years ago when they attended Lincoln Tech themselves. I would never recommend anyone to go there. It's def a waste of time & money."
furious student
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2014
"I am a current Lpn student at the Lincoln tech that's located in Allentown,PA. The school is a joke. So far I only had 2 teachers that actually knew the information they were teaching. One of the teachers actually give a review of the test right before giving the test with all the answers. The admission reps lie to perspective students by telling them the clinical sites are local & they are not. My class was told by a senior student that we have to pay & plan our graduation & pinning ceremony. My class requested to speak with the head of our department & was told it is true & to do fundraisers but not until our last semester. There is always something popping up in this school that we learn after the fact & its troubling. I find it crazy that the program is roughly $30,000 then learn you also have to pay & plan your own graduation"
Sully
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2014
  • Degree: Diesel Mechanic
"I attended The Indy campus and had a great experience. I had good hands on training. I read some of the negative posts and during school there are students that just didn't care. They didn't show up to class or were late to class. They were the first to complain. I really enjoyed my training. Lincoln placed me with a great company. I started out at 21.00 an hour and in a few months, they bumped me to 24.00 and I am now on a tuition reinbursment program. The only negative I have is the school was far from my home town but im glad i went"
Student
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2014
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Attending the campus in Paramus NJ, I have found that, while all the teachers are very good. A vast majority grade completely unfairly, making up work as they go along and completely BSing their way through classes. They're all very knowledgeable, but most lack common courtesy and they willingness to actually teach what they know. If you attend this school, which I don't recommend, know that you'll be graded almost solely based upon how much the teachers like you, not what you know or how much effort you put into learning the material."
Jim
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2014
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"I graduated a long long time ago. 1978 from Union, NJ campus for Automotive. I always bragged how great this school was and the good times I had there. I just stumbled on this site of reviews (nearly all bad) because I was simply looking for Lincoln Tech phone number so I could retrieve my transcripts for continued college today. I'm shocked!!! Though almost no bad reviews were for my school campus, I'm still shocked. I didn't work in the automotive field very long but the knowledge I gained and friends I made are priceless. I just had to add this among all the bad reviews. I have to say something else that will pizz some people off. Sorry I don't mean to but the truth is, the spelling and grammar and overall poor writing by many of the review writers are despicable. If I were an employer and you used "there" to describe personal ownership rather then a place, or use "ur" cause you're too lazy to write 2 more letters to spell it properly, or failure to even use capital letters to start your sentence, would be grounds for any employer to file your resume in the "G" file. I have no advice in choosing a school for anyone. I chose LT for it's awesome reputation long before we had computers to google reviews."
someone from school
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2014
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"This School is a joke, I'm Near Graduation and I still Haven't got that much hands on experience, Only classes that I got hands on where automatic trans and gasoline and engines, besides that nothing plus this school all they care about is the money, I was absent for a week because of health issues and they call me demanding me to come back to school saying there going to Fail me or kick me out, And the main director is an ass, So before you spend about 20k on this School think about what your going to get out of this and don't waste your time and money. P.S Don't fail for the coUnsolers b.s its just a scam."
cyril
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2014
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"This school is absolutely horrible, no one cares about the students and for thirty thousand dollars I expected a quality school when there's an emergency they help immediately no instead they make you wait and dont help and tell you jokes like hitchhike or call the tow truck now. I'm not the only one that went through this type of problem many times the schol has abandoned kids that attend the school that cant make it home because their CAR doesnt work when we go to a school to FIX cars. Terrible place"
SF
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2014
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"The reviews on the LPN program at Lincoln Tech are false. It is not the school's fault if you do not have good study skills & cannot keep up - their job is to teach you, not hold your hand & pass you. I have a BA in psych and then did my LPN as a second career, graduating in 3/2012 with a 3.7 GPA. Passed my NCLEX the first time with flying colors & found an LPN job in 3 weeks. The school is willing to help you find jobs after graduating/taking the NCLEX. The exit exam was significantly harder than the NCLEX, so I feel I was very prepared. In the field, I have the knowledge of a BSN-RN, and I owe LTI for that. They prepare you for REAL NURSING WORK & don't hold your hand through it."
Eric
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2014
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I graduated 10/97. My class was 100% employed at the finish of school. I took employment at a company installing semi-conductor equipment. I traveled around the world for 5 years and made 72k after 5yrs. I then was offered a job at a nuclear power plant as a Nuclear Instrumentation and Controls Technician. I now make 135K a yr. I def recommend this school to anyone!! If you have complaints about this school or about getting a job after words. I highly find out that the people that complain don't try and find a good job. I know of about a dozen people, personally, that went to LTI and they haven't done anything with there career or there degree. I found it very easy to make something of myself with this experience that I received at LTI. Good Luck to all that have this great opportunity!!"
Jake
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2014
  • Degree: Auto Body & Collision Repair
"Horrible school please save yourself the time and money. This school is all smoke and mirrors. You can learn all of this in the field of your choice while making money"
Steve
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2014
  • Degree: Computer Networking
"This school is a scam. I enrolled for Feb 18th but got several red flags before actually committing. First red flag, I go to financial aid and they try to make me make payments while I will be attending school there even though I previously told them I wasn't employed. Mind you this was after she had told me I had the maximum "grants and loans" that I would be able to obtain. So my tuition was 19k with 2k having to come out of my pocket, I wouldn't possibly be able to pay that without a job. I later sent them an email stating that I would like to enroll next semester so I will have time to find a job to help me pay for the payments. Here is the second red flag. I get a call from them (I swear they call you everyday) saying that they are going to try to "help" me out with my financial situation, needless to say they inform me that I NOW am approved for all "grants and loans" and my total will be 19k without 2k coming out of my pocket. What happened to the 2k that had to come out of pocket? Why wasn't this option given to me beforehand? I politely decline the offer realizing they are just worried about getting my money. Third red flag, after I politely declined they continued to harass me by calling me everyday, practically trying to bully me into enrolling. They used every technique in the book from having me enroll and them getting me a job through career planning (yeah right) to trying to disrespect me by saying any low budget job I find outside of what the school would find me will be my career. After that I decided to do some homework of my own and came across this site, best thing I ever did. Read all of these reviews about how the school tries to get over on the desperate and poor which is totally the truth. Run from this school, they only want your money."