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In my opinion UTI has misrepresented itself in the sales pitches and reps. Good instructors are few and far between because most of them are cocky and would rather brag about how much money they supposedly made in the field and other random stuff that doesn't have anything to do with the class.

The Collegiate housing services is a scam and the cost of tuition is outrageous. UTI wants $40k in tuition not even including rent which is $450/month to share an apartment in the ghetto with 3 other students. Another thing they don't tell you until you are locked in is that you only get either a chunk of 3 or 6 weeks off and very few breaks. A positive thing about the school is that it is pretty professional, students are required to wear uniforms and sign in and out just like a real job.

Overall, would have gotten a better education going to a community college or Ferris State. As a pissed off customer I do not recommend this school!

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Anonymous
#1267915

You should try to get them to file VA forms veterans, better chance of winning lottery!

Anonymous
Redford, Michigan, United States #1215152

Do you know how to drop out of uti before my schooling starts

Anonymous
#1208295

I went to UTI in Orlando through the automotive program and I have to say you are absolutely correct. They just want to get you in the school and suck any money you have out of your wallet.

They will hunt you down even if you owe them 5 dollars and bar you from entering class until you pay.

While I did learn a lot about the bare bone basics of cars and diagnosis, none of that can ever prepare you for life in the field. Oh and the snap-on tool guy there is a *** dirt bag

Anonymous
#1132065

This is spot on.

Anonymous
Long Beach, California, United States #1110319

I think that UTI should lower the tuition fee because some people cant afford to pay the tuition.... think about it if your work partime and attend to UTI, you would only get minimum wage, and minimum wage cannot afford to pay for bills, insurance, food, gas, elctricity, etc.

And i believe most people who graduated got help paying the tuition from their rich mommy and daddys, 40k thats bs....

at least make it affordable! PS im a f*cking highschool student that got their hopes teared down because the tuition was expensive and out of my price range

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1124754

Find a community college with a tech program... significantly less expensive and just as good, if not better.

Also look for a different career before you even take the plunge. Auto mechanics just sucks, too hard to make any real money. Look into carpentry, electrician, programs, or anything else really.

And before you say you like to work on cars, would you also like to live near poverty conditions the rest of your life ? Avoid that NOW..

Anonymous
to Steve #1132070

I agree with going to a community college would be much better bang for your buck. And yeah paying 40k to go to a school to be an auto tech is ridiculous when you're not going to make that much money. I would choose to be a diesel or hydraulics tech of you really want to make real money and be in the same general field of work.

Anonymous
#1104950

Biggest scam, they lie to everyone. All they want is money.

Half the teachers are and were once mechanics who have all sorts of bs stories and just want to Get paid like every other teacher. I am on my 6 week leave for my son and i might not go back because they are money hungry. And think about it, there are 30 kids to a class and paying 35 to 40 thousand each and there are many many classes, electric bill is roughly 300 thousand here in exton campus, so thats like some odd million a classroom. Dont let them fool you.

The smaller the school the better.

Or just GET A REAL JOB AND WORK YOUR WAY UP. ITS NOT MEDICAL SCHOOL WHICH GAURANTEES MAKING GREAT GREAT MONEY.

Anonymous
#1087049

Yeah 40k is a lot to be a mechanic.... took my son there a few years ago...

the rep was an *** and could not even back up his statements... my son said he could teach himself this on the internet... he did and he built his own drift car for 10k that is now worth 20K... he opted for an electrician school in Anaheim for one third the price...

he now makes 80k a year working for a CNC computerized laser machine company... His mechanical background plus the electrician background got him the job.... the average grad from UTI makes 18k and only 25% get a job in their field.... so its certainly no DeVry...

which by the way is a fully accredited university for profit that actually pays its placement people more than its admissions reps....

and places at least 80% of its graduates in their field starting at 60k.... so do more research before you consider UTI...

Anonymous
#1083173

Stay away from this school!!! All of the post that sat "you get what you put in" sounds like an instructor to me so of course they're going to post how much "THEY LOVE UTI"!!

Anonymous
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States #1083171

UTI recruiters lie and tell you everything you want to hear just to get you signed up! They make commission on headcount!!!

They made my parents pay a registration fee before he left my house and he took the payment with his iPad! Your locked in before you have a chance to Obsorb all of the information!! It happened to me!! They are so desperate they travel 2 hours to come to my school to recruits me.

Then everything they promised me never happened and now I'm struggling to live near their campus just to attend their school and I have $40K in loans! They said they would help me get a job...you're better off grabbing a newspaper because working with their employment office is the same thing. They do not ask you any questions about your situation so they know how to help you. They give you a list of jobs that you gave to call to see if they are still hiring and they don't even know how much the jobs pay!!!!

They lied to me and they lied to my parents. I'm currently attending UTI and I wish I never came here!!! They lie!!! They lie!!!

They lie!!! Stay away from UTI!!! I'm going to make sure I get the word out as much as I can so nobody has to go through what I am going through. As for the people who are praising them....

They are probably faculty members from the school posting those comments to help take the light off of the negativity. My parents are pissed and my mom is contacting the corporate office to file a complaint!

Anonymous
to UTI***KS2015 #1108146

You can take the same schooling..hands on here in baldwin park calif....cost is 5,000 and change books etc another 800 if recall.gale banks and penski ..recruit...also next door is culinary school....also cheaper than pasadenas...courdun blu 74,000.

Anonymous
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States #1083165

AMEN to that!!!! I totally agree!

The collegiate housing is definitely a scam! $509/month x4 student in a cardboard box apartment in the ghetto=$2036/month! When I complained I was told the rent was high due to it being in Philly and the jobs out there pay $12-$15/hr....bull ***!!! It is a 30 minute drive to touch the Philly border and I'm working a $9/hr job cuz I do not have transportation.

When the recruiter came to my house my parents told them I would not have transportation and the sales rep told them UTI will assist with getting students to and from school and work....bull ***!!! I worked out carpooling with one of my roommates and I ride my bike 40 mins to work each way!!! I have $40K in student loans and have 15-16 hour days 5 days a week and school on days I don't work! And because I only make $9/hr I pick up any extra hours they can give me so there are weeks when I have 15 hr days 7 days a week!

I am killing myself just to pay my rent...I barely have any money for food or anything else since technically I have a part time job at $9/hr with $509/week!!!

Do not go to this school unless you are fully funded! It's not worth it!!!!

Anonymous
#1055720

40 grand, wow. I was a dealer wrench for 20 years, and would tell anyone, if your going to spend 40 grand, go to college and put it towards an in demand degree.

Back in 1987, I just showed up at a local shop with a tool box, and told the owner I wanted to fix cars. 3 months of working as the guys apprentice and he threw me on the line at 20 bucks an hour. Now, you spend 40 grand to start at 15, no thanks. The job sucks, the longer you do it, the more it sucks.

It's dirty, and hard on your body. I've got a bad knee and 2 blown discs in my back from that crappy job.

Anonymous
#991401

My son attended UTI and had no trouble getting a job. When he wanted to change workplaces, he went back to UTI and worked with them to update his resume and get the latest job openings.

He immediately was hired by a great dealership. As a parent, I believe the money invested is well worth it!

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1032430

*** much he paid for study ? Or for the classes ??

Anonymous
to Anonymous Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, United States #1116351

Because you have the money and the time do deal with ***

Anonymous
to Anonymous Schertz, Texas, United States #1196913

BS! How much did they pay you to say that?

Anonymous
to Anonymous Pleasanton, California, United States #1239812

Sir,

i just want you to know that most of the people that are angry because unlike your son, most of us went there to be a mechanic not a lube technician. every time i take my certificate to a job the employer laughs or tries to keep it thinking it's a color copy of it "it is just a plane very thin see-through piece of with my name printed on it " it is sad when you don't have anyone backing you up in your life.

you son its lucky to have you but i was top of my class in Dallas then transferred to Sacramento for the Ford F.A.C.T program and no ford dealership would hire me. i have worked in 3 different shops and i'm not happy with my UTI choice. i felt cheated and lied into a program that just doesn't work.

i was class of 2012 and now i am a plumber gaining up to 35 an hour. but i still have the loan shadowing over me.GO TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE BECAUSE IN ANY SHOP THAT YOU GET HIRE YOU WILL BE CLEANING FLOORS AND DOING OILCHANGES EVEN WITH A TECH II CERTIFICATE FROM UTI ANYWAYS AND 3 ASE, I RECOMMEND THAT INSTEAD OF ATTENDING TO UTI

Anonymous
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India #988998

Hello Everyone, i reside in India, and i have keen interest to attend this college, can someone help me, and i'm planning to get into the college this year (2015).

Thank you.

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