Utica University Reviews

  • 28 Reviews
  • Utica (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,110
10% of 28 students said this degree improved their career prospects
11% of 28 students said they would recommend this school to others
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dontdoit
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2022
  • Degree: Data Science Masters
"Horrible experience, most of the classes were very simple, except for the first and last classes. You can learn so much more from youtube about data science that this place. The program taught me very little, I learned almost all by myself with very little guidance, absolutely horrible. Most of the professors were a joke, they taught me very little."
FNP student
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I enrolled in the FNP program 3 years ago when it was just starting. I was intrigued by the online model, since it seemed easiest with a family and career. Huge mistake. Wish I would have transferred out. The other reviews are 100% true, this program is a money pitt. The tests are extremely difficult with no guidance from faculty. If you do poorly on one, you basically have no chance of passing. I've never struggled with school/college in my entire life, and this program is unrealistic. The weekly online classes are a total waste of time. If you fail you have to repeat all clinical hours along with the class. The directors are unreasonable and offer no support. Please look into other programs before committing to this one."
Rebecca
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I graduated in May and passed both ANCC and AANP the first try. I was prepared. I am doing good at my first job. I did not have trouble with the grading policy like is mentioned in some of the reviews. I think people see online and they think they can just buy the degree. I had to work hard, this program wasn't easy and they have high standards. Can't fake it till you make, I want to provide my patients wit the best care. I like that they had proctoring, I went to another online school for undergrad that was full of cheating which was a joke. MeeNah is the clinical coordinator and is the best, she really helped me with clinicals. I liked that I could meet the professors and classmates in the sync sessions. I love the tutor the school provided, never had that before in my AS or BSN. Give you the Barkley review for the boards. I did go PT at work the last two semesters, I couldn't work FT with clinicals."
Sofya
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Worst nightmare in my life ….!!! Regret big time . Please future talented nurses . Do not go to that Scam money makers rats . They screw you , take your money . Back in 2018 I got accepted to accelerated nursing program Utica college in Florida , I moved from NY . They were so nice and polite . After program started ,all of the sudden they definetly trying to fail you !!! No help, no advisors . I decided to withdraw before deadline cuz I realized online is not for me . I went to advisor and they told me she is sick . I said but we have 1 week before withdrawals with W , but here they Rats everything they do planned . She advisor came back after supposedly sick time and withdraw me after deadline and kept me responsible for a whole semester tuition 15000! I already lost 5000$ . Never paid them back that money . For what ? For W . People try some other schools don’t go to those Rats 🐀"
Anjela
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Stay away ! The faculty will try their best to fail you! The passing rate for each class is 84% and if you fail the final exam , you fail the class. Absolutely no help! The exams are unreasonably difficult , so that you will have to retake the class again. I wish I paid attention to all the reviews. Save your money, time , and mental health !"
jennysmith
  • Reviewed: 4/19/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
"Please stay away from this school's horrible NP program. The professors don't know how to teach. The tests do not line up with the cirriculum. The class average will be 77% and you need 84% to pass. The adminstration is equally horrible. STAY AWAY!!!"
Aubrey
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2022
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"READ THE REVIEWS!!! I ignored all these reviews thinking about how great it will be and I wont have any problems... everyone assured me that the Health Sciences program will get me where I want to be etc etc. Well they lied and their website is incorrect, I currently reside almost 4 hours away from Utica and chose their online Health Sciences program which I was told was all online and will set me up for success into their MS Occupational Therapy program. WRONG, so $6,000 later, my mental health, 16 weeks later to find out that 6 courses I need in order to graduate I cannot take online I have to take on campus. Excuse me??? They have it on their program website that they offered these online for the health sciences major just to find out that its only reserved for a certain group of people in the nursing program. Well what the hell? So essentially I would have to enroll in another college or multiple other colleges to complete my degree. Whose paying for all of this? Oh right, me. And not to mention I was told I could take other classes that would satisfy the Anatomy and Physiology course by taking a Drug and Society course. Awesome, can't wait to be an Occupational Therapist who does not know the anatomy of the body. Nobody that I talk to there can truthfully answer how this had happened, then I was told that maybe my enrollment counselor was only familiar with the on campus program not the online.. so go ahead and sell me misinformation then instead of telling me you don't know. I keep asking for a number on who I can speak to regarding this huge mistake and can't see to get a number. Please please pick a different college, I am not sure how their on-campus programs are but for the love of god please do not attend their online program. I have decided to withdraw from the college after this semester, they were my only hope for a career change. Unfortunately I cannot any other colleges as for they are all on campus and Utica was my only chance. Thanks for nothing Utica."
DL
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Review from a current student and RN manager: I am so beyond disappointed in Utica University . NOT a university for working parents or people with a busy lives ... seems like you need to know how to run a the bureaucratic side of a university in order to attend ... They have student success couches(ssc) who, as afar as I can tell, are only helpful if you want someone to pick out and register you for all your courses although they are at least nice people in that department. None of the departments communicate with each other, The finical aide office (FAO)is awful. I have spoke to a few very rude and at time condescending women in that department. The registers office(RO) is lacking. If you need something from either department expect it to take days to weeks for any issues to be sorted out. When dealing with FAO or the RO you are unlikely to have questions answered in full or in a timely manner or any real help given. I have found that no one seems to know enough about anything too help students out if they have any unexpected life issues come up they requires a change in the standard schedule. Basically I have found they will not give you any extra information that will help you manage your collage experience or make decisions when things do not go exsactly as planned or even when you think everything is "normal" then surprise, come to find out 3 departments cannot do simple things . The SSC do seem to try but they seem disorganized with a high turn over I have had three success couches in 2 years and in the past week have spoken with 3 different ones. There seems to be a communication failure within that department. Also the bookstore is helpless and the included book fee seems like a scam. The nursing electives and required classes are all over the place in quality and style. Literally have gone from classes requiring 5 posts and a paper per week for an A with 2 books to 2 post and no books and they are equal in credit value.. go figure. Also there are some really great instructors there who do genuinely care about the student and teaching , but far more who seem indifferent .So fellow RN's I do not recommend this university anymore as the befits of a the BSN on MSN programs are far outweighed by the lack of quality and consistency in the university its self."
Highly Disappointed Student
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"PLEASE READ ALL THESE REVIEWS!!!!!!!! I did not believe this school could be that horrible and unfortunately I ignored all the bad reviews. I wish I would have trusted the reviews and saved money. Everything posted is what I experienced in the program. They will do everything possible to make you repeat and take your money. This was a low budget experience. The quality of the school and in person lab is ridiculously below standard. The equipment is cheap and outdated materials will be provided. It was very obvious this school is hurting for money and new admissions. They will eagerly lure you in and quickly take your money. No support provided at all. This place is a joke! My only advice is RUN!!!!!!!!! They won't turn any money away all will be accepted!"
Sam
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I didn't believe other reviews before getting into this program. Everything is online. No one teach you in this program. Professor are horrible they don't even know some stuff from book. They get confuse with some type of questions. It is true Professor just read email and don't reply that often. Assignments are useless and books are online too."
Mary
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Wish I Could Time Travel
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Okay, first let me start off by saying I NEVER in my life gave a bad review. I'm the type of person who notices I overpaid at the store, and I'd rather go home than deal with the fuss, just to give you an idea. With that said, I went into this program very optimistic, ready to prove all of the bad reviews wrong..boy, was I in for a surprise! This program has been nothing short of a nightmare from the start. Overpriced, understaffed, NO resources, there isn't even a success coach at the St. Pete site. There are a FEW instructors who are OK. However, the good employees don't last long. There is a revolving door for instructors at this school. The rest of the instructors are moody and have attitudes. Get ready and start learning how to kiss ass now if you enroll! They will FAIL you if you don't. There was a misunderstanding in my clinical section, and instead of the clinical instructor addressing the issue, she decided to fail the student because she disagreed with her! If 60K sounds like a good price to teach yourself, kiss ass, and have a migraine from the chronic disorganization, and lack of communication- than this is the perfect program for you! My only regret is not being able to time travel into another program!!!"
Resentful Student
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was convinced to attend this school based on false pretenses. I was told that the professors are always available to assist you if you need help. Don’t let them fool you. This school offers no support what so ever. Their excuse for everything is that they offer many resources. It’s beyond obvious that the resources don’t work. It’s amazing how much they charge for so many students to be failing. The worst part is they know your failing and don’t do anything to help you succeed. They tell you to talk to your success coach, she tells you to speak to your didactic or professors. Everyone just points fingers at each other while they watch you fail. Then they act surprised when you get upset. Plus there are so many other things that are wrong with this school. Save yourself the aggravation and don’t go to Utica Miramar."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do not go here if you have the option. Like others said, the school is more online than in person. First semester, we had 2 classes in person and 3 online. Patho, one of the most important classes for nursing, was online. Only thing we learned were th study guides for the exam. They have 1 online professor for 2-3 locations. So this 1 instructor lives in a satelite location and does a single 1hr skype lecture per week, and then a pre test review. There is no rapport. No learning about the ins and outs of nursing. 2nd semester, 4 out of the 5 classes are online. Pharmacology and OB/Labor delivery were online. Again, 2 major classes by online professors. How am I supposed to learn drug administration or giving birth via a youtube video? So thats what most kids did, used Khan Academy and Nurse Labs to learn, compared to the skype rundown. Obviously you learn more in clinicals, but its tough when you don't get proper instruction from the classes. Its set up where you just study for your 50question test, and don't learn. They want to save money by having a single class in 3 schools taught by 1 professor. The problems I had were more with the admin and set up. The in person professors did care about us. Admin only cared about the $. When they tell you they had a 100% pass rate one year on the NCLEX, only 4 people took it. In short, if you're a good student and are able to teach yourself on your own, you will pass and become an RN. Its a grind of 16months. Its doable, but almost 1/3rd of the class fails out or drops out. Avoid this program unless its yours only acceptance. You obviously learn the most stuff of nursing when you're on the job, but the school provides a poor base. Learning pharm and patho from online does not instill confidence."
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  • Reviewed: 7/4/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Worst place ever they dont teach you anything you have to learn. Your self and the test and review dosent coordinate. This is the worst nursing school in south Florida. Dont waist your money with this school, they dont care if you learn I try to talk to everybody on the school but they only care about your money's"
Anon
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do not go here unless you have to. Over 50of the classes are online. Take 5 classes a semester, and only 1-2 is in person. The most important classes like Patho, Pharmacology and Obstetrics are all online classes. How can you expect people to learn when the professors do a skype class once a week and then just post a minimal study guide? How do you learn to give birth off online powerpoints? Some good professors and clinical instructors, but the program sets you up to fail. Essentially have to teach yourself the entire book for the test and there is no rapport between online professor and students to learn or what to study. Instead of having an in person professor in NY and in FL, they just use 1 skype professor online. They only care about the $$$ Apply to other ABSN programs in the area and you will get a better education."
Irritated Student
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2019
  • Degree: MBA
"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 ."
absnutica
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Diedra
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am currently in this program and this is the worst decision Ive ever made in my life and as at now, Im just trying to get through because of the money Ive already invested but this program is the worst. This program gives students no support or whatever and youre basically left on your own . The director of this program barely responds to students emails about their concerns. They just give you text books for every class and you get assigned chapters every week to read and write exams and quizzes. Theres no professors on site to help explain things to you if you cant understand something. All the professors are in other states in the first place and only means to have a talk with a professor is through emails which some of them dont reply. The admission counselors lie to incoming students about the program, they just want peoples money. Save yourself from wasting money and time , and look elsewhere where youll get the good experience you need as a nursing student."