Saint Louis, MO
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Reviews 22 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Haven't taken any academic studies at Ranken yet. I've just finished their Basic Refigeration and Electrical course ,which I cannot apply to my assiociates degree. I must attend full time day classes next spring semister in order to get anywhere. I was hoping that I would qualify for a scholarship from what ever program available out there. Open house is on the 19 of October and I'll register for spring classes then.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Honestly I've not taken any academic courses at Ranken yet but they have so many resourses for every student that is going into their respectful study of trade.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: My major courses for IT have been challenging and have given me confidence that i will be successful in the industry. More than half of my third semester class failed, so if you choose the IT program at Ranken, be sure you are ready to focus and put in some real effort if you want to succeed. The one downside of Ranken is the gen ed courses. Thank God I only had to take three of them in my 4 semesters at Ranken, because those classes are all just a waste off you time.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: what campus resources? a small library with a few computers upstairs. oh and a store where you can buy more ranken stuff at outrageous prices. i'm giving an F here because when i went to sign up at a union hall _ the union sent me back to ranken to take a test. guess what - the exact same test i took to get into ranken in the first place. that i had already taken, and passed, only now - after ranken already had 25 grand out of me - they wanted ANOTHER 50 DOLLARS...just so i could take this test again...so i could apply for a job. amazing.

1 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: student body....let's see....mostly spoiled brat little teens full of angst and know it all attitudes 18/19 yrs old fresh out of high school and sent off to ranken by mommy and daddy. teachers pretty much let them act like a zoo in the shops as well.

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: sure i learned a little while going to ranken. a very little. the basics of things. we would have a one hour class in our major every day, and then like 3.5 hours of "shop time" - where we were SUPPOSED to get alot of "hands on training working on equipment and gaining experience. this did not happen. at all. only one of the 4 teachers in our major had ANYTHING AT ALL to do with his shop classes. the others spent most of that time sitting in thier offices away from everyone while all the immature 18/19 yr old kids in the class just pretty much goofed off and left hours early EVERY DAY. i think that's what they wanted actually. they didn't really want people to actually do anything - because then some equipment might get tore up and the school would have to spend a few dollars to replace it. heaven forbid. the only thing i ever saw either teacher in the second year get excited about in the shop was making sure it was absolutely spotless and we all left early the day a "tour" came through of prospective future students.

1 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: i really have no idea why the tuition is SO HIGH!!! there are several other places in the st louis area that offer the same kind of education at a fraction of the cost. my guess is that it's inflated because ranken used to be a decent trade school - decades ago. now it's riding on it's reputation catering to spoiled teenagers sent off to day laborer school by thier mom's and dad's hoping they can just "get a job" who just pay for it all for them. IF YOU HAVE TO BORROW MONEY TO GO TO RANKEN OR IF YOU ARE OVER 25 YEARS OLD IT IS PROBABLY NOT THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

1 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: the only thing this career services office has ever told me is to "go look on the internet". i walked into their office once before graduating and the lady just kind of snapped at me. didn't even bother looking up from her desk. "go look on the internet!" i've been out of ranken for over two years now and may as well not even exist to them. after all - they've got all the money they're going to get from me. i've applied to over 2000 jobs in my field and have yet to have one single job offer.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: I love taking online courses. I like to just do my work and go on without having to travel down to the campus and stay for any longer than necessary because of my job.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's great! I have no problems getting to class. It's safe. The teachers actually know what they are talking about.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Everything Worked Smoothly – I personally chose Ranken because of the excellent academic excellence and the amazing 99% job placement rate. I had came from Florissant Valley CC and all my classes that I had taken transferred fine.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: Easy and Quick Access – I can go in and used the computers with no problems. Fast and easy wireless access and wireless printing.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: Grateful, Helpful, and Wonderful – They help people with learning disabilities, women get together and we encourage one another, Trio have outings and events to make school more fun, and the staff make me feel welcome and safe.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The teachers and staff were and are helpful in every situation I have encountered. Coming to school early to staying after classes to help me with my studies. Trio has been great on resources and helping with tutoring. Achievement center is wonderful with helping with homework and more. Great and I am Grateful.

1 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: what a waste of time and money – ranken is WAY overpriced!!! i graduated in 2010, and HAVE NOT RECIEVED ANY HELP FROM RANKEN AT ALL in finding employment. they basically told me to go away at the "career services" office.
our teachers could have cared less if we learned anything or not. they would just sit in their offices during our "shop" times on their lazy butts and do nothing every single day. horrible - HORRIBLE waste of my time and money (which i'll be paying back for probably 15 or 20 years now). i just can't type how much i regret going to ranken. seriously.

3 College Junior

Student Body: Students interact mostly within their field of study. Each area of educational studies are located in different buildings where those students socialize. The overall experience is a pleasant one for all students.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ranken Has Been an Exceptional Choice – I enjoy the smaller classes. Once enrolled in a specific program, the classes are set for the next four years. There is no "needing a class" and not being able to get enrolled. The instructors care about students and their success.

4 College Senior

Career Services: They are helpful if you are willing to help yourself. They are not going to do everything for you.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: Our computer labs, printers, and wireless connections are very good.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: Although i have not yet started my college career at ranken yet, they have already been helpful in adjusting my schedule. I am currently taking the classes i wanted at the times i wanted them.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Ranken Technical college offers a very sufficient automotive technology program. Their professors are not only educated in the field they teach but they are also experienced. Their class rooms are organized and resourceful.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: High Performance – The reason i chose Ranken is highly due to their high performance program they offer. I am hugely interested in high performance and believe that their program will offer me the most education in that area.

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