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Universal Technical Institute in Houston, Texas - Terrible housing costs and no help with job placement

I went to uti houston in 2013-2014. Like others have said it was very easy. Not.much to learn. I was in diesel industrial abd still have auto classes? There is a very big difference between the two. Housing costs were outrageous, almost 500 a month a person in a 2 bed apartment with 4 people. For that we could have got a 5 bedroom house somewhere to rent. Absolutely no job placement. I graduated and worked at a truck stop as a lube tech for.nearly a year then had to find my own job at a dealer as a tech and had to learn a lot that the school didnt nearly teach.
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Universal Technical Institute in Orlando, Florida - Uti/MMI

I graduated MMI (marine) in Orlando in 2011. I had perfect attendance and even a few student of course (soc). We were told that professionalism was important because big name employers stop by the school and observe students, not true. Also MMI claim they had job placement, not true. They also told me i qualified for two $5500 grants. I never saw a dime. So needless to say i dont work in this industry. I eneded up getting back into machining only because i had 20 years in that trade prior to the MMI tradgedy. Dont get me wrong there were jobs in the marine industry, I just wouldnt work for $10-$12 an hour.
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Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona - MMI is a worthless education

I also attended this school from January 2008 through March 2010. I graduated, earning certifications in Harley Davidson, new and old models, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and what I thought was the golden ticket, BMW. As others have stated, I learned some cool stuff. the school is more of a fun place to hang out, make new friends and apparently waste $35,000. The problem with the school is it's filled with pot heads and kids with zero motivation. There are so many people who don't take it seriously, never show up, can't even tell you what they are doing WHILE they are doing it. Just read and do, but if you took them out of the class they'd be lost and you can see it when you have performance exams and they take the whole class to do simple things and end up staying late or coming in extra days to get the instructor to either do it for them or pencil whip them a passing grade. See, like others have said, they only want your money. So the thing that kills you in the end is that school and unfortunately the graduates, understandably, have zero worth to professional motorcycle shops. Let alone race teams or anything else they promise you can get in to. How many times will a shop hire an incompentant MMI graduate at $20/hr before they drastically reduce their starting pay. I finished with great grades in that school and the only jobs I could find we're for $12 to $14 an hour and that was in Washington state as a service writer. I had a few more for $10 as a tech. They said after 3 months if it looks good I'll get a raise but it will take a long time to get to $20 if you start at $10. I was a technician in the military working on planes before that too. Got myself a job at a hydraulic shop starting at $22 with that experience. Its almost a decade since I started there and I have yet to get a job at a motrcycle shop and no longer have an interest. The whole experience ruined it for me and I have MMI to thank for that. @MMI, you want to make your school reputable again? Stop shoving students through and actually fail the idiots and be WAY tougher on grades. This is a platform for a career. Any students that would get mad at me suggesting tougher grades and homework are the ones that are killing your reputation as a legit school and it's YOUR fault that they graduate.
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Universal Technical Institute Review

I attended UTI following high school, and my overall experience was positive. Some course material was extremely dated, and the general picture the super aggressive recruiters paint was extremely inaccurate, but I can say that the general material did help accelerate my career path. My major issue is with the administration (front end) of the company. I've tried around a dozen times to get in contact to get a copy of a certificate of completion that I was never issued. I did not participate in the "graduation" due to job commitments and time constraints, and I was never furnished any proof of actually completing the program. The only proof I have of even attending is my lingerin student load debt. I would love to get this resolved.
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Universal Technical Institute - Program Review

Yes, the job placement program and statements about job placement are all lies, they never found me a job, they said if I did these extra programs I would get a job paying 37.50 per hour. This is untire and a outright lie
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Universal Technical Institute - Hvacr Review

I attended Phoenix campus 95-96. 4.0gpa and Perfect attendance. This was a majority of a waste of money and time.
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Universal Technical Institute - U.T.I. wonderful, CHS housing not so much

My son just finished at UTI, Lisle, IL. He had a wonderful experience. Everything that was promised was delivered. They told us what He put into it was going to be what he got out of it. My son worked really hard for 17 months to get a diesel mechanic degree. He was offered a job in his field with 2 1/2 months left in his schooling. This is after he worked from 6:30-1:00 at a job and then went to school from 1:50 to 8:15. A full day for him. So big kudos to UTI. What I am not pleased with is CHS. What a racket. Our son was forced to move half way thru his schooling due to CHS losing their contract with the apartment complex. So we went down and spent hours cleaning the apartment. I personally cleaned the apartment, and I am pretty picky. We still got charged for "cleaning". I can guarantee they did not have to clean after I got done. Then my son got moved to an apartment in a less desirable place that was a filthy and definitely lower standard than he originally was at. So we refused the place and got moved to a different place that still wasn't as nice as his first place. But of course the rent was raised. The real kicker was when he graduated and went to move out, but his 3 roommates remained. The place was cleaned as best as possible with 3 roomates who were not moving nor tried to keep things cleaned. So imagine our surprise that we got billed for cleaning services that would be impossible to tackle with people still in the apartment and I can guarantee that they will not go in and clean the place with the other kids in there and most likely they will also be charged for the same cleaning services once again when they graduate. I would recommend finding a place on your own with another student if at all possible. I would do things a lot differently another time around
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Thank you for providing feedback regarding Universal Technical Institute (UTI). We are sorry your experience was not a positive one. UTI’s sincere desire to understand your frustration and our customer service representative is attempting to reach out to you directly...
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Universal Technical Institute Automotive Program Review

This school was a total scam. I graduated with 4.0 and not once was there time to acctually work on a real car during your 45 minutes of lab time daily. I didnt have a chance to learn anything HANDS ON, but i did get real good at doing multipal choice tests. UTI was the worst decision ive ever made i have a useless degree and am still paying off the 50 grand i wasted on tuition.
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When I graduated from high school, I went to the local junior college for a semester. I realized pretty quickly that I didn’t want to do the prerequisites. I wanted less homework and more hands-on, and working on cars was always something that I wanted to do. I chose...
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Good quality