Sanford-Brown College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (44)
I am currently a cardiovascular sonographer student that finished the classes and was supposed to start an externship only to find out the last day of class that the school has no externship site for half of the students that finished the class portion of the course, the saddest part is there were only eight of us that finished.
We were also informed on the last day that the vascular portion of the schooling is a waste of time because we do not have enough clinical hours to take the state exam and become certified. They made it out that we would be able to take this board exam as well as the echo board exam. I feel I was betrayed and lied to from the first day I walked in the school.
This school makes a lot of broken promises. I attended the Dearborn Michigan location and warn anyone considering Sanford Brown to really investgate this school before wasting your time. Reluctantly I am considering talking to a lawyer!!
I attend St. Peters, MO Practical Nursing. I feel it's going to benefit me greatly. The instructors are experienced in their fields (ex. 25 years experience). They have state of the art equipment, clinical sites want Sanford Brown students (one facility dropped a college so that they could bring in Sanford Brown students), professional behavior is the only accepted behavior, people with piercing and tattoos are in the program but must cover these when they are in class our on clinical site. (Like someone with a tattoo is bad anyway? Background checks were conducted on every single student, no murderers in my program.)
Maybe the different programs at the different schools are not the same but I feel this campus and this program are highly professional and will offer an excellent opportunity for myself and my family. If anything changes I'll be certain to add that.
Went to Sanford brown and graduated but would never recommend this school to anyone!! They are very unorganized and make you take classes that are irrelevant to the position your going for. I wasn't going for medical assistant but the MA's I know ended up not getting a job after being promised.
I personally did the dialysis program and no way was it worth 12000$ it's too unorganized and almost impossible to finish all your clinical hours and extern hours if you have a job or kids! Check out different schools before Sanford I promise you won't be satisfied!
A year ago my boyfriend and I went to the school because we got a phone call, he wanted to certified as a pharmacy tech....well they have lip (can definitely make people believe they are a "good school") they told us "oh Sanford brown is the bestof the best" and that they don't accept criminals and that they guaranteed we'd find a job with the education offered there.
Well first of all, we had to pay for our certification $100 and plus tuition and fees for the PHARMACY TECH course which can be offered at any comm college for no more than $3000, and this gay school charged us $12000(as IF it was really worth it).....there were soo many people in that school who had murder charges etc. (now I'm talking about the one in hillside illinois) but yeah...people with tattoos people who came in late to class all the time and were never dropped. It was definitely not what we were expecting at all. At least not what we were told..now they are paying for the certification (or so I heard) and we called because we believe we should get a refund since we are paying $12000 for absolutely NOTHING and they won't refund the money!!!!
Yeah this school is full of rats who want to take all your money for an education that you can learn some place else for cheaper. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME....:( I regret ever going here soooooo much!!
I have recently expressed interest in SB's Cardivacular Sonagraphy program. I have had enough bad experiences to research a school I would like to attend. So far, this school is not impressing me at all. I spoke to a representive (Crystal) at the Boston site. I let her know right of the bat that I did not wish to waste either of out time. I was certain this program was something I wanted.
And I asked her " How many credits does one need to qualify for this program?" Easy question right? Her response: "What do you mean?" I don't have that information in front of me right now." My 2nd question; "Is your program accredited be the CAAHEP?" Her response; "I couldn't tell you there is no one here to answer that for me right now." Right off I see from her short snappy responses that this is not someone who is either qualified for her job or adequate customer service skills even to work at...I don't know say...MCDONALDS!!!!
I agreed to meet with her next week just because I am ready to make a change in my finacial situation and realize that I need a an degree fast! I am going to go armed with some of the reviews on this site. I agree with one thing, and thats you get out what you put in! It sounds pricey but I'm willing to do it.
The lies began as soon as i walked in the door. Admission lied to me about everything. They said my credits would transfer and that school would only cost me 11,000. In the end im stuck paying 15,000 back! NO school will take my credits because sanford brown is a curse! I've had NO help from them in finding a job, that they promised! No employer will hire me because of sanford brown! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!!!!!!!
I was very excited to start school and start a new life. Sanford Brown made it seem like I would fly threw school and get a job right away. It has been nothing but problems. I am all done with my classes and I have started my clinical but they have made it very difficult to complete my program. Very money hungry school. They don't care about the students what so ever.
I just wanted to say that I just completed the Associate of Applied Science Medical Assisitng program at Sanford-Brown College in Mclean, VA. I have to say that i received a 4.0 GPA and still no job. I had so many problems when I dealt with my externship because the office could not get the timesheets right when I faxed or e-mailed them. I never understood why the personnel dept will call you about being out of class 1 day because I could not get to class because my commute to my externship site to the school was almost 1 hour. Called me for that?
Now, they do not tell you about the expense of the externship that is posted on your student account which is more than the tuition itself. When I had my exit interview and had a balance on my account the financial aid office gave me information on taking more classes for medical billing & coding. I am still paying for the 2 year loan for the school now worth too much....$28,000, down the tubes. I have no job and a lot of debt. Their television ads say it all - we cannot guarantee you a job or salary. They do no not tell you about the loans and debts to them you have to pay and the harassment. Thanks for nothing!
I have been a student here at Sanford Brown College for 6 months now and this place is a joke! The entire staff runs around not know whats going on. They spend more time trying to figure out who's doing what or what they are supposed to be doing and no one really worries about the students.
Now the admission staff is VERY misleading because they will make you believe this place is amazing. But seriously what was I thinking?
The first floor of this "school" building is a bank, the 3 floors abouve it are continuouly under construction (which is very loud and heard in EVERY classroom), and then there are a few floors designated for classes. Don't make the same mistake I did! Go to El Centro instead!!!! They are WAY cheaper and a much better school!!! This place is RIDICULOUS!!!!
After completing the Medical Billing and Coding program at Sanford Brown College late last year, I will entering school again this summer to pursue another major. As an institution this place sucks. I had a total of 4 teachers. Two were good, one wasn't up to par, and the fourth one was terrible. The admissions "counselors" will descend on you like a pack of rabid wolves when you show up to tour the school and obtain program information.
After your tour, they will most likely try to dissuade you from attending the program you're most interested in. They're there to SELL SEATS IN CLASSES. So they have to fill up classroom seats in the least popular programs. It's a numbers game.
Don't bother making any complaints about your program to the administration - nothing will ever be done about them, and your concerns will be swept under the rug. After 10 months of less that adequate schooling, I have been left with thousands of dollars in debt, and no new career in site. Oh - the "career counselors" are the worst of all.
They provide absolutely NO help in finding you a job. I'm not quite sure what they do - but they definitely don't actively look for job leads or potential positions for you. I graduated with a 3.77 average, have a background in healthcare, and still can't find anything. Don't waste your time, energy, or money.