My time at VTI has been an absolutely miserable experience. Everyone there is so rude and judgemental. Most of the faculty and staff usually pick favorites and show it. They make you feel like you're not capable and stupid(there are some great teachers there though). The students are divided and don't get along like it may seem. The front office fluff up the school to be something it's not and leave you thinking that it's the best school in the world. However, I do really love all the hands on experience we get to have. It's something that will definitely set you apart from other people in your career. You pay $30,000 for them to basically set that money a side for themselves, and not to better the program or school. If you're on the financial aid list, you have an F in your main class until you go talk to them, even if it's just to sign a piece of paper for attendance! Long story short, I'm counting down the days till I can leave and never look back at the school or anyone there.