Utica College Reviews
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DO NOT GO HERE. Completely disorganized, un-supportive, and FICKLE! An example would be receiving an email from a professor at 8:00pm on a Friday night that we have an assignment due at midnight that was not listed anywhere in lecture or in the syllabus. They FORBID you to travel, provide no scheduling detail to aid in planning and managing your time, and have absolutely no care for how their disorganization affects their students academically.
Terrible Program with no support. They only care about your money . Biggest waste of time . I would never recommend this program to anybody. It is sad that they do not care or support their students, The admission team is just as bad as the support staff .
Let me start by saying this program is expensive! You pay $15,000 every semester and for what? The school is in an office building. There are no computers in school. Professors are online and teach you with YouTube videos. I dodged a bullet by not attending this program. I encounter problems before even starting the program. First, they told me I needed to retake a class, for what? Because they never asked me for the transcript. I spent $500 to retake classes that ultimately did not need to take. There was a lack of communication and things were always getting mixed up. The only one positive review I have to say is the director. He was definitely easy to contact. But other than that, its not worth it. I looked at the reviews prior to applying to the program and they couldnt be more accurate. For the price you pay for the school, there shouldnt be no negative reviews, the school shouldnt be in a office building, and professors shouldnt be teaching with YouTube videos. Dont do it. Be patient and get yourself into a good nursing program.
This is an amazing program and an amazing opportunity for everyone. It is do-able and nursing is very hard and I will forever say nursing is a hard major but if you buckle down and not let the small stuff get in the way, then you can do it. It's funny how these people who do not pass are posting negative reviews. If you truly want to be a part of this program then talk to recent grads or the people that hire them.
This program is built on a glass foundation. They are great at suckering you in, but they just want your money. There is no student support, you're left to fart in the wind about what's tested, and there are always conditions too pass the course, not just getting a passing grade. The student success coach is not a nurse so she cant help at all. There's really no organization in place, and the teachers are not helpful. Go too a better run program.
Don't waste your time and precious money on this school. The instructors constantly move the goal posts for successful completion of classes. The administration doesnt allow students the opportunity to have their tests available so you can work on areas you don't succeed with. The student success coach is not a nurse so she can't offer much help. They criticize grammar constantly, but they write horrible assignment prompts amd test questions with glaring grammar problems. In addition, the teachers preach availability to guide you, but I got nowhere with a couple of them. They offer no advice on how or what to study, and those who are not well versed in science will struggle. This is a problem since their program is designed for those looking for a career change. The lab instructors aren't allowed to see the tests, and they don't know if what they are teaching is appropriate. Finally, they are always changing the program. They cant figure out what too do, and they charge way too much too be as incompetent. Most likely any student who applies will not pass. Go somewhere else.
Stay the F away from this place. I can't say it enough. We started with just over 50 students in our cohort and I am not one of few standing. Everyone fails. Everyone drops out. $$$ down the hole is all I can say. I manage to stick with it because I moved my whole life to Florida to be with my girlfriend. Utica people convinced me it was a good fit. I should have known better to go to a school that cost that much and had a location in an office building. Beautiful Florida and the stupid school could not even rent out a private building? Omg, go look at Galen across the street! Even if their program sucks, at least they have functional and gorgeous labs. DO NOT GO HERE. I should have left when the others left in November. I'm stuck now because I have a knack for test-taking. Otherwise, I would be out. I hope to succeed as a nurse- but I fear I will be completely unprepared for any real life things.
If you have any self respect you will not do this program. I am currently a second semester student and honestly believe I am being set up to fail my classes and retake them so the program can get more money to build their new campus. The current campus is literally an office building. Every test we have taken this semester has not correlated with material we are told to study. We are essentially teaching ourselves everything without any guidance from the staff. Basically, we are paying $55,000 for a glorified self study, we do not even have academic counselors who contact us when we fail. Please DO NOT do this program, look literally anywhere else and save your money.
Although this school is not for the faint of heart, it is a hybrid progressive and rigorous program. You have lab which includes lecture and Hands-On skills in an actual lab setting as well as multiple clinical and additional study / review sessions if requested. To get a four-year degree in 16 months requires a lot of work on the part of the student but the faculty that is currently in place as of January 2019 is more than fair and really make every effort for the student to be successful. Most of the classes are online and it's the students responsibility to contact their didactic Professor with any issues for misunderstandings. I had a positive experience with everything from admissions to my actual NCLEX. I was well prepared and passed on the first attempt.
Stay away from here. Do not believe a single positive review. It's a lot of money to teach yourself. More people are struggling day in and day out in this program. I feel like people make friends just to convince themselves that they're in a decent situation. It is BEYOND terrible... a) I was told I didn't have to retake certain classes, that I aced at my previous school and b) nobody sent out a school checklist before I drove from NY to FL. I felt unprepared every exam. I'm not a person that fails exams, but they're OK with you getting C's on everything. I'm also not a C student. Professors are nice but couldn't care less if you passed something. Most don't even watch you on your competencies. Also, why did we learn a NP type head-to-toe when most of us are hoping to focus on ER/ICU/Critical care? NOT FAMILY PRACTICE! Ugh! If I could give this school NO STARS, I would.