Utica College Reviews

2.16 out of 5 stars
(48 Reviews)
33% of 48 students said this degree improved their career prospects
40% of 48 students said they would recommend this school to others
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1.0 out of 5 stars
Accelerated Nursing Program at Utica College - 5/4/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"This program is absolutely HORRIBLE! I spent almost $30,000 per semester to teach myself everything. The program follows a hybrid curriculum, yet there is NO actual content provided on the assigned chapters of study. Everything is self guided. No online lectures are provided, only a learning guide to correspond with the textbook. Course live session have been discontinued because students did not show up. Live sessions are recorded so that students can view them later. Otherwise, no aide or learning materials are provided unless students inquire. Clinical director WILL NOT work with you and WILL NOT care on how far you have to drive even though they can. IF YOU ARE REALLY WANT TO LEARN AND BECOME A GOOD NURSE, THEN THIS PROGRAM IS DEFINITELY NOT FOR YOU."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Nicole - 4/11/2020
Degree: Construction Management
Graduation Year: 2022
"I love this school! The people are very friendly/ welcoming and the staff is always there to help when you need it! The food is meh, but what can you expect they have to feed so many people every day. There are many opportunities to get involved. I am a member of multiple clubs and the track team. College is what you make it, so make the most of it! Construction management is an awesome major and the faculty and staff are incredible! I feel like I am prepared and ready to go into the workforce!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Steph - 4/5/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"This is the worst program I have ever attended in my life! There are NO lectures what so ever, it is COMPLETELY self taught! Yes they offer you "resources." The resources are youtube videos that are about that weeks topic. They are not even videos that they made, just random videos that they found. They give multiple chapters of reading per week, which is what the exams are based on, while requiring TONS of busy work to complete during the week, that usually has nothing to do with what you are going over that week. They are not clear what they expect for the busy work and either don't respond to emails or are also vague when they do respond, then you lose multiple points for not doing it right. I barely passed everything even with me putting 12 hours A DAY into my work. I had a breakdown every single week crying and regretting my decision to go to Utica. They fool you into enrolling and then once your $15,000 in for ONE SEMESTER, you HAVE to finish or you wasted A LOT of money! Every student I talked to says they hate the program but at least it will be over quick.. DO NOT DO IT!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Olivia - 4/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2022
"I am very happy with my decision to attend Utica College! The atmosphere on campus is very nice and I am very impressed with all of the different activities that can be done on campus. I also am very happy with the academics. I love my program and I am very happy with my professors. The professors I have had up to this point are always super helpful with everything, whether it be personal or school related. They are aways just there to make sure you are getting the best experience you possibly can. The only downfall to this campus is the parking. There should be more parking for residential students. Overall, I am very happy I chose Utica College."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Brittany Wilcox - 3/31/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"I go to UC for RN BSN (nursing) program and am currently in my third year and the program is challenging yet very high quality. My favorite part of it is the faculty and the proximity of medical centers. The faculty is willing to bend over backwards to help their students which is a huge benefit for me! The college is also surrounded my medical centers and hospitals where we can do our clinicals so there's no lengthy commute to get to clinical."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Student - 3/11/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"This ABSN program at Utica College is a very rigorous program however, it does an amazing job at preparing intelligent and empathetic nurses. Accelerated programs are not for everyone hence the mixed reviews. At this time the first graduating cohort from the Miramar campus has a 100% NCLEX pass rate. The school provides MANY resources and the professors are all extremely helpful. Every time I have reached out to my professors for assistance or clarification they answered within hours, sometimes within the same hour. They do an excellent job of providing tutoring and peer guidance for students who want or need it. If you are self-motivated and passionate about the nursing profession I would highly recommend this program."
1.2 out of 5 stars
Kat - 2/24/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Do not go to Utica College's Accelerated Nursing program if you have other options. Russell Sage in Troy is a better option, and they will transfer credits you have. Utica changes things every semester and is not a stable program. Wait and look around if you can't find the right thing now."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Nursing Student - 12/19/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"Let me start my saying this is an accelerated program, many complaints from fellow students are just frustrations, people who did not utilize ALL the resources provided. Our program directors advised us of the difficulty in the program, we were advised of the scheduling, and clinical hours. Faculty is available after class hours, but many of my cohort don't utilize the services provided. Professors have online review sessions, tutors are available and when used provide great insight and assistance with material. I would encourage those who are interested in Nursing ask to speak with a nursing professional on or at the campus to get a true picture of what this program offers, admissions is good but not as knowledgeable about content. As previous reviews have stated, they are requirements including pre reqs, and a bachelor's degree...the best advice I can provide is make sure your A&P is more recent (5yrs no older) or take a refresher course as online/hybrid programs rely on us raising our hands when they need help but also that we have an understanding of the material from pre reqs, those who don't will struggle."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Parent - 12/4/2019
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019
"Admissions at the school will bait prospective students to enroll as Health Studies Majors and indicate that all things being equal, Utica students will have preference to open seats over transfer students when applying to Utica's programs of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Nursing. Then after the very first semester of classes, the bulk of the incoming Health Studies students will be strongly dissuaded from pursuing their dream health career. The school could have screened potential candidates for these programs and given them a reality check about their real odds of getting admitted to the programs. Instead the school recruits them with fury and false hope. What the school really wants. as witnessed by its behavior of who it accepts into the programs. is strong students who will show a high rate of passing the licensing boards the first time. But don't worry, there are still options for a Health Studies degree they tout. Not so. Do your homework, this is not true. One would fare better with a B.S in sociology or accounting or a plethora of other majors. My child now earns $12 per hour with the Health Studies degree and fellow cohorts are in the same boat. I feel swindled out of $80,000 by paying for that degree under the guise there would be a chance to apply to the occupational therapy program which never did come to fruition. Shame on the powers that be in the Occupational Therapy program. Many of my child's classmates are saddled with $100,000 in loans which will take a lifetime to pay with their current salaries. The students will be advised to become a Certified Nurse Assistant, an Occupational Therapist Assistant or a Physical Therapist Assistant. For what purpose did one spend four years in this Health Studies curriculum to be advised to seek a certificate or a two-year degree? Don't these students, after four years of diligent study, deserve some compassion? If you are considering attending Utica College to pursue a career in a health care profession, you might consider getting the two-year degree from the start and from there, there are plenty of opportunities to upgrade yourself. If you are denied from Utica's Health Care Programs after having obtained the B.S. in Health Studies, it is as though you are damaged goods since that retake in physics or "C" in statistics or 72 in med-surg (which kicks you out of the nursing program) will follow you to any other school you apply. The school also reserves the right to change their catalog. Case in point for those in the graduating class of 2019: the catalog of matriculation indicates one must have a 3.0 to apply to the occupational therapy program. Then in the junior year, the GPA was raised to 3.2. Tough luck to those students who now had way too many credits under their belt to bring up the GPA to 3.2. That was certainly one way to weed out the students who had the audacity to persist in wanting to apply to the OT program. So while the education for the Health Studies program is excellent and the professors are superb, be aware that the school's agenda may not necessarily be in alignment with the best interest of all its students."
1.1 out of 5 stars
matt - 11/9/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Honestly the worst school i have ever witnessed. Not only is it expensive but it is terrible education terrible instruction and the administrators are so bad. Honestly It functions like a third world nursing program nobody knows whats going on. In class we would sit for hours while the teachers ate lunch. I would not recommend this school at all."

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