Review Averages: 5.2 out of 10 (25 reviews)ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Its offerings to distance learners include associate and bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as business, culinary arts, and health sciences. Associate degrees can be earned in just 1.5 years, and a bachelor’s degree requires just a year more.
ECPI University Reviews:
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Loved my experience!
Computer Information Systems - Network Security - September 15, 2014
Very hands on and instructors were great.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
DOI NOT ATTEND this school!!!!!!!!
LPN - June 16, 2014
I attended this school for a few months. Admissions are nice and always try to help you as much as they can. However other staff are horrible, very rude, and unorganized. Always changing standars and rules. Such a waste of money and VERY unorganized!!!!! Financial aid will lie to your face and say something completely different next time. This school is so expensive and they don't even care about you, all they want is your money. Some proffesor are very unprofessional and lazy. Most classes are just PowerPoins... really? I could do that at home. Program directors are unorganized and rude. If you need to talk to them either they are busy or forget about you. They charge you for everything and many times will not tell you. The practical nursing program is a waste!!!!! You can go to a better school and get a bachelors degree for the same price. If you fail one class you need to wait until next LPN program/class is available.... it's ridiculous sometimes you need to wait over 4 months. If you talk to other students attending this school most of them will tell you how much they regret going to this school. Think twice before wasting your time and money... there are better schools out there! As a current student of ECPI Manassas campus I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE! I'm trying to change schools because this is a RIP OFF!!!!!!! Good luck.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Please read this before going to this school
LPN - May 2, 2014
I will share a few facts. I am getting a degree here but am seriously thinking about transferring due to the following facts. I am in the Manassas campus 1. I heard from a HR friend of mine that as soon as they see a resume with degrees from ECPI and Phoenix, they just throw the resume out. She said, this is more so for ECPI due to their reputation of giving grades where none are deserved. The school's image will be out in a few years so be careful with that since the stories are coming out more and more. 2. I have heard from at least four of the faculties that the place continually threatens them, micro management is unbearable and almost everyone is unhappy. I have been to two other colleges and never have I seen faculty so unhappy with their management. It seems to us that the faculty is either there for that they have no other place to go and need the money or that they feel committed to their students. And, overall, not that many faculty have doctorate level credentials and none that I know of with publications. 3. Overall, I heard many bad stories about the Manassas campus and how everyone is lied to and that there is no principle and sense of integrity. 4. Please do your own research but be careful. A lot of people just go here because they have free government money and want to get a certificate. If you want more value, this is not the school to go to.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Electronics Engineering Technology - March 22, 2014
I attended this school for a year to obtain a B.S. in Electronics Engineering Tech. A pattern that I noticed was that the instructors at this school didn't care. For several classes the instructors didn't interact with the students. I emailed a teacher regarding some homework and they responded two weeks later (after the homework was due) stating that they were too busy with a second job to respond sooner. It's nearly impossible to fail a class at this school also. The exams only account for 10% of your grade and "participation" accounts for about 50 to 60%. You also don't have any control of your schedule. The school will automatically schedule your classes. You can learn from this school, but just realize that it will be all on you. If you are expecting any kind of instruction from the teachers then this is the wrong school for you. If you can read a book and teach yourself then you should waste your money at ECPI. I have attended another online school before this (SouthWestern College) to accomplish my Associates and it was 10 times better. The biggest reason why ECPI's Electronics Engineering Tech degree is so bad is because it doesn't have the ABET accreditation. Don't expect to get any kind of worthwhile job without an ABET accredited degree.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Will not find a job easily
Registered Nursing - January 28, 2014
President, department heads and some of the staffs are a bunch of questionable characters and very fishy. They have very few exceptional faculties, the rest are questionable with no real credentials. Be very careful with this school. Do your homework. Don't get sucked in with what you hear, they would say anything to sell you the school. Do more investigation about the faculty, the school and the way they treat their own staff/people.
3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Business Administration - November 13, 2013
I loved this University! They are incredibly supportive and it's a great place to go if you're military! In fact, I read an article on USA Today that they were number one in the ranking for the military.The teachers that I've had have been really experienced and love what they do. I love this school and what I love even more is that I am almost done! I have 2 more terms left. Their classes are every 5 weeks, which is nice because you're continually finishing and starting a new term, which I like, I feel like I get to start fresh. PLUS, if you take 2 classes a week, you can graduate in 2 1/2 years with your Bachelor's degree. So stoked that it took me a lot less time. I'd recommend anyone attend ECPI. ECPI Pride all the way!
Medical Assisting - November 9, 2013
I went to the Charleston campus Receiving my Associates degree in Medical Assisting. I found the staff really exceptional except for a couple but for the most part it was awesome. Teachers here are always willing to lend a helping hand.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Computer Information Systems - Network Security - November 7, 2013
I highly suggest that if you go to the Manassas campus that you go somewhere else for a Network Security degree. All you have to do is look up 'ECPI employer' reviews to see that the staff here hates their jobs. First, the teachers for network security are hired because the staff doesnt care. I have taken classes where the professors dont know what theyre talking about and just beat around the bush. Classes are 8-1..you RARELY ever go to labs and get no hands on experience..all you do is sit in a classroom for 5 hours and get lectured. I have spoken to almost every student here and they all agree that GOOGLE.COM is their best friend because no one gets any knowledge from the teachers. From my freshman orientation class, i am the last one standing. It seems as though 90% of students here quit and transfer to make use of their time. The academic advisor for network security is no good. She never follows up on Emails -ever! I think ive emailed her 15 times since i have attended and have only gotten 2 replies, only because I kept bothering her..just shows the staff is lazy and doesnt care and just wants their crappy paycheck. There is a high rotation of professors. For the first few months I have had the same professor (who is the advisor) she has an accent, doesnt explain much but expects you to do a lot. Ever since, i have a new professor, and never see the old ones either because of termination or they quit cause this place sucks. The terms are 10 classes but only last 5 weeks, but in reality, its only 7-8 classes in 5 weeks. The first class you dont do much, the midterm you get to leave right after sometimes and then the final you leave right after..then you start a whole new subject in networking. Unless you have no life, no job, then maybe a 5 week term of sitting at home and reading 24-7 is ok but with a FT job its hard to..plus having a new class every 5 weeks of about 7-8 classes, you will not retain any information. YOU DONT GO TO LABS, they lie about that. I am almost done with school and the only thing i will thank is google and studying on my own and youtube videos. STAY AWAY and save your money!!
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Rip off !!
Registered Nursing - November 1, 2013
dont waste your money !!! heres how they do it !! an 80 is passing so what they do is give you a 79.9 and yep you fail , but of course you can sing up to do the class again & pay for it again !! I know of several they have done this to !!
8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Exploited College Predatory Insanity University
Computer Information Systems - Network Security - July 10, 2013
I attended the Manassas campus for two semesters a few years back and both of them were a joke. The faculty was not only unable to teach classes because there was no faculty available to teach many of the core college courses, but the campus itself had no real infrastructure or equipment for the Information Technology program that wasn't ten years out of date while the Medical program had whatever they needed. All the money was being made by the Medical Instruction program that churns out nurses and such, which meant that the Information Technology program got little in the way of resources and support. The main IT teacher was a man by the name of Daryoush Shafigi, an Iranian immigrant with absolutely no technical background other than an alleged degree from some Iranian university that couldn't be verified. He not only didn't speak English well, he had NO grasp whatsoever of technical concepts and his lessons were mostly unconnected gibberish he got from someone else that he strung together to fill the lesson time. Add to that his failing health - he's now dead and buried - and a serious inability to answer any technical questions, and you have a recipe for disaster. The other IT instructor, who taught the Cisco/Network stuff, was a guy they hired who runs an IT business out of his house in Loudoun County and he not only couldn't teach the classes well, he took phone calls from his customers and routinely broke up class to take smoke breaks or to disappear for 15-20 minutes at a time with no explanations or apologies. When I brought it up with the new campus President - the old one was ousted in an internal battle - he didn't give a damn and just rolled his eyes like I was wasting his time. Total waste of money, which is why their Admissions people are paid as "Sales Person". Also, ECPI is not straight on how much their tuition and materials cost and it is certainly far more expensive than going to a local community college for better instruction. Credits from ECPI also do not transfer to other schools and vise-versa, as ECPI is not part of the collective school systems in any state. From what I read online they are now sending debt collection agents after students who leave the ECPI program, trying to collect mysterious "unpaid fees", and I have been getting calls on my cell phone from mysterious debt collection agencies in the last six months though I haven't spoken to any of them for fear of them trying to take me to court like they have others. ECPI itself has been no help in getting a straight answer about any of it but I know that I don't owe them any money because I have records that state I paid everything in person in the finance office, including my separation costs. My advice is to avoid them at all costs! They will take advantage of you, especially if you are low-income, naieve, or have GI Bill/Government assistance to spend on their trash.
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