Utica College Reviews

  • 47 Reviews
  • Utica (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,382
33% of 47 students said this degree improved their career prospects
40% of 47 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Accelerated Nursing Program at Utica College
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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!"
  • Reviewed: 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!"
  • Reviewed: 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."
Brittany Wilcox
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
Nursing Student
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Fraud, the first word that comes to mind. As far as the St. Pete accelerated BSN program, you are enticed to come here and assisted every step of the way during the admission process. Once you're in, it's a sham. Everyone in this program already has a bachelors degree and met the prereqs. and admissions standards to get in, yet the transfer, withdrawal, and failure rate of each cohort is very high. As them for those stats. If you are o.k. with teaching yourself, never interacting with any instructors, receiving little support in your online courses, getting zero support from your " success coach", minimal clinical experience,and dealing with staff from financial aid and administration that offers no assistance, then good luck. If you pose a question to financial aid about, for example, your loan money being withheld,you will get a canned response back quoting school policy. Also, because most students here have heavily borrowed to come here and have relocated from other parts of the country. ,they will do ANYTHING to succeed,including cheating which Utica cant quite figure out how to resolve. What kind of nurse does this school produce? I have transferred to a different nursing school in Florida and the comparison of education ,learning and clinical prep is night and day. Not funny, but I run into my countless Utica friends who are here as well. Check into the massive staff turnover over the past 2 years as well. This place is a sinking ship. Run dont walk to a different college."