18 days ago
A convenient college for me.
I had originally visited the Syosset campus, but was happy to find out about their NYC campus in SoHo which I am currently attending. It was actually the first accredited massage therapy (and I think oriental medicine) school in the SoHo area, which I learned at the open house and it really grabbed my attention. It is right by the subway, which is very convenient for me. Anyone considering studying massage therapy or other complementary therapies should definitely visit an open house.
Latest Helpful Reviews
1 month ago
Love the New York College
I am currently attending New York College and love it. The classes and teachers are great and small enough so students can get all the individual attention they require. Also, there are lots of opportunities to get hands-on experience, which is very beneficial. At the open house I talked to former students who had no trouble getting a job after school, they were well-prepared in their field to move right into the workforce. The campus location is very convenient for me also, with computer labs, lounges, and a cafe to get studying done between classes.
Over one year ago
Over one year ago
This Is Some Bullshit. Dont Ever Trust Any Teachers Or Any Private counselor.They Are Only Out To Get your Money And NOT To Help With A Job. Say You Pass All Classes and And You Graduate. Are You Garenteed A Job? Hellll No Your Not But Your Garenteed A Bill That Is More Than Atleast 5,000.00 $ I Have Known Many People who Graduated Regardless In Any Subject That They Teach.They Are Still Stuck With A Bill And Have NOOOOO JOBS Or Should I Say CAREERS.
Over one year ago
If I could give a half-star rating I would. First off, the campus is not located in "Wilshire Center!" Do not be fooled! It is on Vermont by the 101 Freeway and is an area that's not that great. It's not a "campus" either-it's just a building-period. I attended the Rosewood location, entering the Medical Billing Program and completed it with "Honors" over a year ago-sounds great, right? Well, not so fast my friend... It started with a bang and ended up being a horrible experience overall for many reasons: The staff was very unsympathetic to the concerns of students when we voiced frustration over an instructor who was simply not qualified on any level to instruct in an academic setting. Not only was she unprofessional but she also seemed to be a "recovering" gang-banger who spent more time telling us tales of her past life and all about her current life rather than actually covering the material we were supposed to be learning. She also struggled to give instruction on varying subjects but more noticeably in the Terminology module as she did not speak fluent English and therefore mispronounced nearly every word possible. Towards the end of my program length, most often our instructor was late and we would be locked out of class or let in by a security guard to sit by ourselves. Eventually-according to her-she got fed up with having to "pass" students that were under-performing but it's probably no coincidence that she also left during a very difficult section of the course which was clear to us, she knew nothing about and therefore could not teach (the Neoplasm Table). That night found our entire class showing up to no instructor, and sitting in the classroom by ourselves for an entire evening and the school could have cared less. By the way, Career Placement did NOT assist me, or other graduates I know of, whatsoever with a job search and this was probably the biggest insult to injury. They have no special skills to help you with (other than to rewrite your resume so you sound like you received training in things you were NEVER taught) and will search the same online sources that you will on your own to "help" you find a job. You will be lucky if you get a resume sent out once or twice. You will be also be told as was I (and many others) that you will be sent to an externship site that is "hiring" only to work for free for 4 weeks and find out that they have a "hiring freeze" or worse which basically equates to free labor for the employer. Remember folks, we are still in a MASSIVE RECESSION and unless ACC possesses magic powers to get you in the door somewhere, jobs are still extremely difficult to find in this climate! There are MANY of us still looking for work in the field we "trained" for so you'll have to get in line behind us if you want a job-this is where common sense begs to be let in so please use your heads here and think this through carefully. As far as the campus itself: many of the faculty members seem to come from a 3rd World country or from the worst of the US with absolutely zero professionalism and many cannot speak fluent English to save their lives. They are only there to serve one purpose and that's basically to tell you what you want to hear in order to get you there and keep you there-period. Retention rates enable ACC to continue receiving federal revenue! As for your fellow students; if you're not used to hanging out with a crowd that's rough around the edges, be prepared. No doubt more mature types are there now due to a lack of job prospects but you will also find yourself co-mingling with kids that are hooking up with their "Homies" on campus and talking street-slang smack. Like anywhere, you have your good apples and your bad ones so just look for the good ones and steer clear of the riff-raff (as there's a ton!) To hear about the upgrades at the building makes me want to puke-that money came out of my pocket and those of my classmates (and those before us!)-most who have NOT found work in the field we studied for. Thanks to our bucks their commercials have also been "upgraded" but I can promise, you will probably receive the same crappy level of education (roughly at an 8th grade level) at a cost over $10,000 no matter how much they try to put a positive spin on their giant, steaming pile of hot poop of program. If I had it to do over again, I would have taken all the negative reviews SERIOUSLY (as there are far more of them than positive reviews-which by the way, are sometimes written by a faculty member!) and not wasted my time-and now my money-for a useless piece of paper that doesn't mean anything but upgrades and salaries to the con artists running ACC. An old saying...if there's smoke, there's probably fire. If you read the many varying reviews of ACC there's a TON of smoke. If you decide to attend you will be lucky if you don't get burned but the chances are you will at some point. BE WARNED!
Over one year ago
They are robbing the students and goverment they know they are going to get the money because the goverment pays them. they take your money from fiacial aide and use so that the campus director can make 1 million dollars a year. the teachers sucks and dont how to teach. not to mention they give you quizes and finall exams that dont come out of the books we use. they cant keep a program director. they dont like your question you ask them like where is my teacher. they dont like you questioning theere jobs, because they dont know how do them. They are putting too many students in the lvn program.
Over one year ago
Great overall experience
I have almost completed my program at video symphony and couldn't be happier. The teachers are great and all have impressive resumes will real world experience. There is always someone around to help you if you need it and once a week "lab time" is open until 2am if you want to stay really late to work on a project. I would strongly recommend this to anyone interested in being a professional working editor!
Over one year ago
Run the other way FAST!!!!
Ok, the first thing you need to know is if you have already taken classes at a reputable college.....CTS will not accept them. On the other hand a reputable college will not accept CTS classes. Financial aid...lets run up the bill!! It's all about getting and keeping your money at CTS. If you withdraw, they keep a full-semester tuition....and your books and materials (Remember...your paying for them...but you NEVER get to see them!) Next, The teachers here are "wanna be teachers", let's take Ms. Service (A & P) for example...when our class first started out she did not even want to be bothered with questions. She was strickly cut & dry...She puts slides up on the TV and reads them....(this material is in your textbook and you read it yourself). Poor Ms Lewis runs around trying to cover for the teachers by tutoring or actually teaching classes herself so the school keeps their accrediation and your money. The "lunch room" is soo small you get 20 min and get out; they have only a few tables so your class must leave before the next one comes in. Instead of having a smokers butt can near the school; you must walk across the parking lot to smoke...dont get caught breaking the rule....or you will be picking up butts!!!! Why not tell you what is expected as far as uniforms go prior to the first day...then when you go to get them you can get the right thing the first time. Hair up out of face and cant touch shoulders...or your breaking a rule. No cell phones inside...because there are cheaters so everyone must suffer (in the event of an emergency your family may call the front desk...bla bla bla) Dont park in the lower parking lot!!! Or you will be in trouble.. I ask are we adults? Then why not treat us like adults. This school is money hungry; once you sign on the dotted line it is over!! Do your homework upfront...and taking them at their word is NOT doing your homework...they want your money so they will let you in! The best advise I can give is RUN the other way fast!!!
Over one year ago
Fantastic Acting Conservatory
I attended and graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, CA. It is a fantastic school with a wonderful staff. I really enjoy the individual attention students receive. The faculty is very helpful and supportive of every student. The school is by audition only and the second year of the program is by invitation only. These two factors keep the student body small enough so that serious students receive the attention they deserve. There is a fantastic student adviser available to assist - she was so helpful to me while I attended AADA. The teachers also provide support to students. There is no on-campus housing; however there are plenty of areas near the school where students can live. When first coming here, I lived with roommates who also attended the school. This was very convenient as we all could relate to each other. The school consists of a caring faculty as well as staff that ensure that students get the best education possible. I loved my experience here and everyone who wants to become a serious actor in the business should without a doubt consider this acting conservatory as an option for their education. I should mention that the school is accredited, so you're able to get a degree. I am proud to be an alum of AADA; I will always cherish the intense curriculum and dedicated teachers as this has allowed me to follow my dreams - and be trained while doing so. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is a serious training program designed only for those people who are willing to dedicate all their time to acting and the arts. For students interested in musical theatre, there is a fantastic music theatre program at this school that consists of talented faculty. If you ever see a musical theatre performance here, you will be wowed! Those students who wish to explore musical theatre will have the option of doing so at this school! One of the best aspects of the school is the detailed feedback/comments teachers provide to students, in addition to grades. You're never left in the dark about your progress. The teachers meet on a regular basis to discuss each student and how to best support them. I love the focus on individual attention. It is clear that the teachers truly care about every student.
Over one year ago
The social seen is amazing, the people are friendly, the athletic experience is exceptional and the academic standards continue to test all of those that choose to attend WVU. If you look past the misconceptions that are abundant you will find one of the finest institutions that this country has to offer. I am so proud to have attended WVU and will be graduating with honors. Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer!