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Reviews 55 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I have not had any online classes yet.

3 College Sophomore

Student Body: Being a female in the culinary field and not baking puts me in a weird position. I feel the men in my classes look down upon me but the teachers love me, they push me harder and have never made me cry yet. All the men at the school are really tall, and I am short. I wished the non culinary classes for example tech/writing were more mixed up with students from other classes. Everybody is accepted because we all wear the same uniform in class so there is nothing to judge but personality, and all of us are there because we have a passion for food.

2 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: The school is not at fault for my parents being poor, but hearing the word financial aid just gives me a headache. I am getting what I am paying for although I wish I could have some of the money for my internship so I could go to the places I was offered jobs at. They need more workers in the financial aid office. Save up your whole life for college that is my tip.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I am going to school for my Bachelors in Culinary Arts, the workload will get larger as I continue to go through school but that's okay because I love learning all this information. The job opportunities for internships is amazing with the career fair but it really sucked turning down amazing job offers because I could not afford to go there. The facility is great with supporting you and helping in any way they can.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I do not choose my classes, they are given to me. The schedule is set and I go with it. All the professors are amazing, my teachers have so much information to tell you, they tell you so much in a day its hard to keep up sometimes but you can not hold that against them. The volunteer opportunities at NECI are so fun, I always want to sign up for so many but I have class at the same time. The classes I take all have helped me in one way or another.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: It is hard to have a steady schedule due to the often class changes, but I do not need to do other things. I moved to Vermont to get a culinary degree at a great school and fully commit myself to that. My only frustration has been loans, grants, paying for the school. Having to find co signers because my parents were denied, the school pulls you from class if your paperwork etc. is not ready in time which just flustered me because my family had to keep waiting on the loans, and it wasn't are fault it took forever.

4 College Sophomore

Career Services: To be completely honest I am only in my first year at New England Culinary Institute and have not looked into this information fully. I have no doubt in my mind I will find a high paying enjoyable job very quickly after I graduate from NECI.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: My input on campus is going to be more difficult to answer because I live off of campus, but I have visited the dorms on multiple occasions. NECI provides each student a gym membership, the gym establishments are wonderful. The library at NECI is weak, I love to read and have gone to enormous libraries so it is disappointing but the library in town is across the street from the school building. NECI needs more activities to do that are not culinary related, other than that the school is great on resources on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: New England Culinary Institute is not like any other college my friends are attending. There is no drinking, partying, late nights, or pajamas to class here at NECI it is strict but for all good intention. When you have a seven hour class, and than a three hour class after that, and your class schedule changes every three weeks exams come fast and time fly's by. NECI is unique in so many ways I tasted wine my first month in college at school for a class, the class to teacher ratio is incredible. The only thing I would change is having other activities to do on campus, but when your trying to become the best constant focus is needed.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have a passion for what I do, and NECI helps me reach my goals of becoming a great chef, NECI pushes me to try harder. I did a volunteer day with the head pastry chef at NECI for the holidays where I got to decorate Christmas cookies with little children all day, it was an unforgettable experience. Along with my volunteer work with Chef Jim where I helped judge a junior chef competition. All of my teachers have made an impact on my life as a person and culinary student. I made the best decision of my life by choosing to attend New England Culinary Institute, small class to teacher ratio, all hands on work to show what the industry is exactly like, and the teachers care. If I could choose my college all over again I only would have changed my start date at NECI so right when I finished high school I could have started school the next week. I never complain about class, I look forward to going to school I love everything about New England Culinary Institute.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Phone calls and emails were not returned which was very very frustrating. If you are persistent you will get the answers you need.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The faculty and the staff know your name when you walk into a building its unreal.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Could use some more activities but there are some and if you seek things out you'll have stuff to do.

3 College Freshman

Student Body: For the most part people are friendly no one really looks at what color you are or what religion you are we are all just working toward a degree and goal.

5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Faculty are awesome and caring and know your name. You are expected to be prompt and professional and treated as such in return.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Classes are lecture but you can easily speak to the faculty after or before class and your emails are answered in a timely manner.

5 College Freshman

Career Services: LOTS of alumni thats doing very well!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I couldn't get a better education any closer to home.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Financial aid could have helped out a little more.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: The administration was a hug help to me. They are very nice!

4 College Freshman

Facilities: NECI is located in an awesome town with lots of great shops!

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: The chefs in general are ver knowledable and are excellent at what they do with the exception of a few that are impatient and bitter.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: There is a set curriculum that everyone follows with no extracurriculars.

2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The education I recieved here was phenomenal however the financial aid office is extremely disorganized. I was sending my remaining assignments to someone who had stopped working there months prior and they had failed to inform anyone of this or resolve the issue. They also overdrew my account by charging me insurance after I had left campus and failed to inform me until I was $7000 in the hole. To make things worse they td me I could fill out a fafsa to pay for the now outstanding debt, which I did, only to have them tell me a whole month later I had filled out the wrong one, by which time it was too late to fill out the correct one. Now im being hassled by debt collectors for $12, 000. This school is not worth going to for that reason. Their offices are far too disorganized to do any good. I recieved my education but still have no diploma to show for it.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: There are no sports or clubs whatsoever. Sometimes the residential advisor would have dodgeball or volleyball in the gym.

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