Anthem Institute Reviews

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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
% career related to degree: 67%
Average reviewer salary: $30,000

Anthem Institute's Top-Rated Degree Programs

Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Medical Billing & Coding Average Rating
Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 40%
Medical Assistant Average Rating
Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 50%
Surgical Technician Average Rating
Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $30,000 % Degree Helped Career 0%

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Student Reviews

Exactly what I needed!
A Morrison -
Degree: Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Graduation Year: 2007
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I completed classes on a Monday, had a job interview on Tuesday and landed my dream job on Wednesday! You get exactly what you put into it. Easy pace for someone working full time and with children. Highly recommend!

TERRIBLE, UNORGANIZED
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Degree: Surgical Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2015
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I was really excited to start the surgical tech program at North Brunswick location for anthem institute. Once I started the program I was put in 2 preclasses to have us adjust before entering our official medical class. These classes are basically nonsense..... things you learn in middle school. Then after that you enter your program... I have been in my program class now for 6-7 weeks and I have had 2 TEACHERS GOING ON 3 NOW. THIS IS TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL. We are paying over 20k for a good education to get thrown around to different teachers.... I'm so lost, upset, and constantly having to adjust to a new teachers way of instructing. I WOULD NOT RECCOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE not even my worst enemy.

Want the truth? take it from me
Caitlin Newcomb -
Graduation Year: 2013
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I Loved my experience at Anthem (springfield). Heres the breakdown.. expensive tuition, but great and helpful financial aid department. Great resources and materials, horrible instructors. This school lies just as much as all the others!! You just have to push through and learn to be an independent learner. I don't recommend this school, and especially this program to anyone that is not willing to work really hard. To anyone that is motivated and hungry to learn, I encourage that you go to Anthem. I'm nineteen, had no income, or transportation & i made it there everyday & graduated with a 3.8 GPA..If I can do it, you can do it!

Excellent Instruction and Support Sta...
Massage Therapy Student -
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2012
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I think every student should be aware of how Anthem will help cover their financial aid. The year I attended was very poorly managed by the administration and the financial aid professionals. Had I known what I know now, I would not have attended. When they learned that they would not receive the Cal Grant, they called students out of class and forced them to sign a document that gave them to immediately withdraw & get their money back or stay and pay what they had not intended to pay at the time of sign up. They pressured us to sign the document on the same day. (I have proof of this)We were already half way through the semester when this happened. Then we had a new administrator who seemed to run the building and school like a D.I. in training. Totally unapproachable. She set up a meet and greet as her welcoming party and served pizza. She served the pizza by using her hand to hold one end of the pizza as students ripped off pieces. Furthermore, she never introduced herself, nor was she introduced. I could go on and on, but many instructors left after she took over the administration. It's normal for people to leave, but the stress level of many employees and students became almost unbearable. Great Instructors and Support Staff. Poor Administration.

Loved it till i graduated
Rebecca -
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
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I personally LOVED Anthem but where my problem lies now is the fact that they say even when your gone you can always come back and get extra help weather its freshing up on your vitals or your vocab! I have called and left voice mails with the dierctor of the medical assistant program and I have not recieved 1 phone call back. I want to refresh myself with EKG's and because I havent recieved a phone call back i will not apply to anything but blood labs for fear of messing up an ekg and being fired!. I do not recmond this school just because of that broken promise! and I was really upset after finding out I still have to pay for the certifaction test when I have to pay 15,000 for going to school it should have been included

Did me okay.
Krysti -
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2007
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I had a great teacher. It did get me a better job than working retail. But please don't come here and expect to EVER make more than 10-14 an hour, unless you have been at your job before 2006. That goes for any medical assisting school.

It costs alot to go here, $20,000 for me---when you could have just went to a community college for a fraction of the cost. SO many people are flooding towards this school and schools like this, which means pay in the field goes down, and certain kinds of people are willing to work at a much lower rate. Places are work are not looking for quality workers, they are looking for who will take the least amount of pay.

I moved to Florida 2012 and on any interviews I went on they laughed at me when I told them I was working at a company for 5 years (labcorp) and ended making 14.50. The phlebotomist in hospitals around here are making 9-11 an hour. Medical assistants are being paid anywhere from 10-12 an hour.

When I was in Jersey, 13-14 per hr seems to be standard, and I know many people working as medical assistants up there. The job you have most likely will drive you to the ground. Its very hard work. I recommend getting an associates degree to get started.

But if this is good for you, do it.

RUN Forest, RUN!
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Degree: Allied Health
Graduation Year: 2013
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I feel bad for you. I really do. Because if you're reading this, it means that you're at least giving thought to attending Anthem Institute in Cherry Hill, NJ. Don't!

From entry to graduation, this school has been nothing but conflicting information, disorganization and bold-faced lies. I won't bore you with the details of everything I've been told that has turned out to be a lie but trust me when I tell you, the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing at Anthem Institute.

Career Services doesn't know WTF they're doing and the information you get from day to day from ANYONE at the school changes with the wind. Everyone from instructors to Career Services to Financial Aid will tell you whatever you want to hear in order to get you to sign those contracts. Don't do it!

This school and everything about it is a JOKE, including the worthless DIPLOMA you receive. Yeah, did they forget to mention you won't have a degree when you're done?

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Surgical Technician Student -
Degree: Surgical Technician
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It's unfortunate to say, but the school's agenda (at least mine in Aurora, Colorado) reads nothing but "SCAM".

I enrolled in the school approximately three years ago, finished with the "in-class" portion of my education a little over a year ago, and have been waiting for an externship site since then. You see, the school will not allow you to find your own site, so you are forced to wait. Wait, and wait, and wait. The program I was enrolled in, Surgical Technology, is priced a bit over $33,000 and the waiting has forced me to have to start paying student loans, and those same loans to start building interest. I'm not only deeply in debt, but I'm deeply in a growing debt with no career path.

I should add that I am no where near a poor student. In most courses I have placed higher than all past students, so naturally a 4.0 GPA. I have received high praise from four different instructors, and I am even a Student Ambassador (I suppose you could call this position the "Honor Roll" of Anthem College).

I have been calling the school regularly, but the persons responsible for continuing the last part of my education have begun completely ignoring phone calls and e-mails. From what I understand, I am not the first this has happened to--just the first to be vocal about it.

I will likely have to collect information from past and current students, and see about hiring a lawyer to form a class-action lawsuit. This is not the path I want to go down, but I think it's the one I need to take--Anthem College put me in this position.

I wholly wish everyone who may have read this the best, and hope you do not decide to make Anthem your choice in education. This school is a trap, and you will be all the worse for making the decision to enroll.
Great people and Great school
Medical Assistant Student -
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
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I recently graduated from Anthem Institute in Cherry Hill, NJ and I have to say I am surprised to see some of these reviews written below me. All of the advisors that I met with in the beginning were very honest and helpful about what to expect throughout the process. It was emphasized to me that Anthem would help a lot, but I had to work hard to get the results I wanted, and I did just that.

Anthem is a school that offers a lot of great resources, but you have to work hard, show up to class, and put the effort in to get the results you want. It was a hands on class room where a lot of the stuff I was taught, I am doing out on my job now. I could probably point out the students around the school that wrote some of these negative reviews, because you can tell they are the ones that expect things to be handed to them on a silver platter. It does not work that way. If you are looking for a job in a field that Anthem teaches, you can come here and accomplish just that.

I tried the community colleges, and visited other schools, and I am very please with my choice of Anthem Institute. I work in the field that I studied in, and have no regrets about my education from Anthem. They are now offering to pay for me to further my education to become a nurse. If you have questions or concerns, just talk to your advisors and they will help guide you in the right direction.

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Degree: Allied Health
Graduation Year: 2013
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I've been an Anthem student for six months now. I started off with my "Anthem Train Ride" go-go rally and began school the next Monday. It was one of those "Come and drink the Koolaid" rallies to get you all hyped up before class started. It was a nice attempt at making you feel good about your school choice but in the long run it was about making you feel like the staff was on your side...which they rarely seem to be once you start your classes. Anthem preys on people of lower economic status. The majority of people attending school here are on some sort of government program, which makes it easy for the school to get paid. They don't care about the quality of students they have, they just want your money. That's the hard truth. First of all, there's alot of confusion about externships. Some teachers say they only send you to a place that's hiring and others will tell you thats not at all the case. I've talked to many people who have finished their program and only two have gotten jobs through Anthem. And, I don't think the jobs are anything you couldn't have gotten without wasting $17,000 on your certificate program at Anthem. (A certificate that carries absolutely no weight in the work field. Why the f*ck don't you get your CPC certification after a year of school? Is it because the AACPC wouldn't dream of recognizing Anthem as a legitimate school? I think that's it!) My teacher, M B is a not nice. No other way to say it. She's a dominating, talk-over-you-if-you-dare-to-speak kind of person. If you attempt to ask a question, she'll cut you off and give you an answer without hearing your question. Then, when you get frustrated because she wouldn't let you finish asking your question before she started to answer, she'll belittle you in front of the entire class. Her ego is enormous and she thinks she's God's gift to MBC. Even if you can show her in black and white that she's wrong, her standard answer is, "The book is wrong!" The most irritating thing about her is that she plays games with your grades and I find this completely inappropriate. If everyone in the class scores poorly on an exam, she automatically gives everyone 10 points added onto their grade. It's not out of the kindness of her heart; its to make herself look good. She can't uphold her holier-than-thou persona if her class flunks her tests, can she? She runs the school in Cherry Hill, even though she's not the dean. The other staff members are wrapped around her finger and they're too intimidated by her to stand up to her. Over our holiday break, we were invited to come to the school for a non-school breakfast function. Those who said they could not come and those who said they could but did not show up were chastised. Those who showed up got 10 extra points for a future test. How the f*ck do you do that? How can you get extra points added to your test for showing up to a non-school-related event, even if it was held at the school? Those who said they wouldn't show up are being punished for being honest. Those whose plans might have been changed during the ten days we were off also got punished for not contacting her when we don't have her number and the school communication (Moodle) system was down. Our class is jam packed with over 20 students while the other instructor has three students. Why? Because she's not qualified to teach MBC, yet she's an instructor at Anthem. That should tell you alot!!! This is what you have to look forward to with the MBC course at Cherry Hill. Trust me when I say, I cannot wait to get the hell out of this school and just be done with it. I've wasted my money, my time and my brain in thinking I would be better off going here when in fact, I would have been much better off going to a legitimate college or junior college that would have offered me more than a worthless piece of paper when I'm done. I drank the Koolaid when I first started attending Anthem but now that I've been her for awhile, I see what a joke it truly is.

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