Universal Technical Institute Reviews
There are currently 89 reviews of Universal Technical Institute
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Reviewed by: Quinn L on May 23rd, 2009
This is a great school, with great instructors. You get out of it what you put in. A lot of students are right out of high school and it shows in the level of maturity amongst them. Many of the students are there not because they have a passion for automobiles, but because their parents gave them an ultimatum after high school. I myself have completed the basic program, as well as BMW technician training. I had a blast and learned a ton. If you are thinking about UTI go for it
Reviewed by: jerry C on March 2nd, 2009
there are many mechanic schools out there, but how many are the official training center of NASCAR? if you have pit crew ambition, UTI is the place to be. not only are the courses demanding and challenging, but the school works hard to help you find work after graduation. even if your dreams aren't in NASCAR, there are a lot of other great training options at UTI, like motorcycle or marine mechanics. check it out!
Reviewed by: KC S, Bachelor in on October 27th, 2011
The bottom line here is that UTI has been training techs sence 1965. Thats 46 years of eduction and for a technical school thats pretty good. I will only speak for the core program as I havnt gone faerther than that but you get what you put in. If your serious about learning the trade you will easily pick it up and apply it to your life
Reviewed by: dillon l, in on January 11th, 2011
well first off DONT LISTEN TO THESE IDIOTS THAT SAY UTI IS A WASTE..bc i feel its different if you listen in class you can learn. half of the students like to sleep and act stupid and never listen to the instructers and they r the ones who end up bein in debt 4 something that they didnt get and making stupid commets on here.. nti was a great school i graduated with a 3.5 gpa and a 92 percent in addendance..i applyed for 2 DAYS!!! and had 4 job opportunitys in this horrible economy thats just fucking GOOD!!! so anyone that wants to dis uti should never be in this industry bc its definetly not ur passion!!
Reviewed by: vince r, Associate in on August 30th, 2010
I attended the UTI campus in rancho cucamonga california and graduated july 9 2010 and i transferred to the avondale campus in arizona to take the diesel program. so far i have learned many things and its great information. The students that say they hated it or think it was a waste of time was because they had no interest in learning anything. MOST students are kids right out of high school that think they can party, drink, get high, and all these things and still go to school all hung over and learn while their parents are busting their A** paying for their schooling.
For me so far this has been a great school, i have 3.8 gpa with 99% attendance and i've never had any experience about how the diesel world works. now i know the basics of how it all works and comes together and that is what we need to go out there, put those basic skills to work n make it a profession.
These kids going to this school taking it as a joke need to go back home with mommy and daddy because all they do is make the school look bad.
Reviewed by: Todd B on February 2nd, 2010
Life isn't easy. A degree from UTI ,Wyotech ,or even Harvard doesn't garrentte you anything after your finished. Its not just going to open doors for you. Basic engines and things of that nature are simple and yes you can learn them many places easily. But what the world is going to and what I've already mad major progress in is electronics. And From the calsses I have taken and am taking in the future UTI is doing the best they can to educate me. UTI has treated me very well since I've started attending. My instrustors have all had decades of experience. Sometimes I get over loaded from the things they tell me. But you know what? I raise my hand and ask them to repeat and try to say it a different way. The representatives say all glorious things about the school. So did my recruiter about the Army. Thats another things. Half the Phoenix campus is prior military because the school has worked with us. I enjoy going the classes everyday and don't complain any more than when I would have to get out of bed to go high school.
To sum it up, Yes its pricey ,Yes sometimes the other students get crazy ,and yes somethings could be better. The end result ,I don't regret coming here on bit.
Reviewed by: Oscar C on October 27th, 2009
i am currently going to uti in sacramento ca. im taking the auto diesel program there. i believe thats this school is the only one that is worth the money. our competition across the river doesnt even come close. some students bad mouth the school and i have found that those are the kids in the back of the class on their cell phones and always messing around. i believe this school is a great start for anyone that wants to become a tech. i believe you get what you put in. if you want to learn you will but i see kids skim on by all the time and end up not learning anything.
Reviewed by: Julia B, Certificate in real-estate-degrees on June 20th, 2013
My son is attending UTI, and while the majority of teachers are very good, and the education is good for students who apply themselves, the administration is a nightmare. They have a terrific sales team who sell the school to high school counselors and parents, but it is all down hill after enrollment begins. No help with housing, jobs, or financial planning - as was promised in their presentation. It took me 4-months to get a simple receipt for tuition payments as well as his first report card; 6-calls to find out when the school holidays were scheduled so I could make travel arrangements. It is impossible to speak with anyone who can answer questions, and messages left with request for a call back are not answered. The information I am able to receive has never been accurate, and there have been straight out lies from the financial aid department who encouraged him to extend his education, then misled him on the procedure. We are self pay, but were required to submit all financial information as if we were applying for student loans, and when I questioned their tuition totals, I was told they include estimates of living expenses, so I should ignore these numbers. My experience with this school has been very unsatisfactory, and I was not surprised to see a number of pending lawsuits from former employees and students. Deceptive practices rarely capture good reviews regardless of the level of education.
Reviewed by: steve r, Associate in on February 3rd, 2011
the only good program was the hvac. completed it, got a job at abbotts and now i make over 100k.
good luck and choose the right field
Reviewed by: ch b, in on November 24th, 2010
I'm currently attending uti and the schedule is Ni impossible to change the students are immature and some of the teachers need edicate classesbut its a pretty good school so far
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