Sanford-Brown Institute Reviews

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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
% career related to degree: 38%
Average reviewer salary: $53,333

Sanford-Brown Institute's Top-Rated Degree Programs

Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Medical Assistant Average Rating
Percent Employed 50% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $15,000 % Degree Helped Career 17%
Medical Billing & Coding Average Rating
Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 25%
Allied Health Average Rating
Percent Employed 0% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 0%

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Student Reviews

Don't believe the negative!!!
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Degree: Surgical Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2006
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After reading most of these reveiws Im utterly disgusted. For one, these reveiws are creating a stigma that not only affect Sanford-Brown Institute, but all of its graduates as well. I read 10 reviews and only 1 was a positive one that was actually an accurate assessment. This school does exactly what it is designed to do which is educate and cultivate positive, efficient, reliable healthcare workers who are driven goal oriented adults who hold accountability for all of their actions. Since leaving this school I have held numerous positions in some of NJ's top hospitals (Operating Rooms) and most often times simultaneously held separate positions at surgery centers at the request of the surgeons who own them. While I may have been lucky to get an employment offer after my first interview two weeks after graduation, it was not done without the diligence i put forth in properly researching job opportunities for months prior to graduation and making sure I had an impressive resume and proper interviewing techniques upon walking in the door. Bottom line, Sanford-Brown Institute treats students accordingly and they uphold a moral code that many of the staff hold dear to their heart (since they are healthcare workers themselves CST's, R.N.'s M.D.'s etc.) which is "patient safety." They are not going to assist you if you are a slacker and lack diligence and tenacity for truly seeking education so that you can strive to be the best and represent the school properly. They are not going to babysit anyone....they are going to treat you the same way you will be treated once entering the field of medicine. With that being said as soon as you express poor character, judgement/disinterest in learning they become disinterested in you. They do exactly what they are suppose to do which is prepare you for an entry level position. Once starting my first position I scrubbed surgical procedures on my own after a week to two weeks of the projected 3 month training period. Before my probation period was over I was already taking "call" which means that the facility is confident that you can scrub any emergency case on your own. This was all due to the training I received at Sanford-Brown Institute and my externship period which is substantially longer and exposes you to a lot more cases than most other schools. They never promised job placement although they do offer plenty of assistance with providing students with the necessary tools in order to gain employment on their own. It is true, it is extremely difficult to get into the field of medicine in any discipline without experience, however if you are a go-getter and take the necessary steps in trying to get in and show undeniable interest for patient care and passion for learning, you will get a job. You have to remember, you are not paying for a job, you are paying for an education in hopes of getting your dream job just like any other facility of higher learning. There is not one college or university that guarantees a job upon graduation. You have to set yourself up from day one for success be 10 steps ahead, for example get a voluntary/temporary/permanent position in central sterile processing while attending school to assist with learning instrumentation and sterilization processes. Make your resume look enticing once finished with school these types of things separate the Men from the boys and the Women from the girls people. Take accountability for your successes and your failures. As an update, due to Sanford-Brown Institute sparking my thirst for intellect, I have obtained my associates degree in Health Science and plan to continue for my bachelors degree in the Health Sciences as well. I hold the qualifications to teach surgical technology and is considering taking on a teaching position while I finish my degree. Moreover, Im experienced enough to work at any hospital or surgery center in the country since I have scrubbed just about every discipline of surgery with the exception of open heart. There are endless possibilities as to where I may end up and its all due to the initial challenge and education Sanford-Brown Institute gave me. Finally, I am not making these transitions because I was unsuccessful after school I make a generous salary and negotiate my salary based off of my extensive experience....Im doing this because of how successful I have been and the desire to become an even better asset to the healthcare industry.

Sanford Brown school needs to CLOSE D...
Tamisha Crews -
Degree: Criminal Justice/Police Science
Graduation Year: 2014
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DON'T DO IT!! It's a TRAP! The credits don't count towards anything and you will be in thousand dollars of debt for no reason . I'm serious! If you never listened to a review before, PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS ONE.

Unorganized, unprofessional and full ...
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Degree: Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2014
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I wish I would have listen to the reviews I saw on this school before attending. I thought the people posting these were just not good students and brought it upon themselves. I can assure you that is not the case. Unfortunately my entire experience with this school has been nothing but lies, unprofessionalism and unorganized! They will pass anyone through the program just to get money. The read a PowerPoint to you each day I class instead of actually teaching. They wait till the last min to try to get clinical placements for their students and then 1/2 end up without sites. Communication is very poor between the school and the very few clinical places they have. Unfortunately I would strongly discourage going to this school. Find another programmatically accredited school in the area. It will be worth drive a couple hours to another school vs attending any Sanford Brown location. This school has a bad reputation for a very good reason!

Worst school ever
O -
Degree: Surgical Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2013
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Instructors were not qualified for teaching. The school did t have enough supplies needed for us to learn. Staff wasn't supportive

Pushy sales girl
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
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They liers at the jax school. I wanted to do the nurse program and they told me I should take the medical assistant one because they not enrolling for the nurses program right now. so the girl told me to do the medical assisting one and I could do the nurses program later. They lied to me. The medical assisting program is nothing to do with the nurse program. I cant get no job in Jax with this stupid certificate. No one will take it as a real thing. The doctors offices told me they dont hire people from this school. They say I should go to FSCJ but I have alot of loans now. I dont know why that girl lie to me. The lady in the financial aid was nice and she try to help me pay for things but she can only do so much. the people who do admissions act like sales people. That girl contact me everyday for a long time and then when I get in there she forced me to make a bad choice and do medical assisting when she knew I wanted something else.I think they work for comission or something because she was to pushy. She was all making me feel bad about not being in school. She act like I was a bad mom because I didn't go to school yet. She kept saying she took care of her family but she didnt get no degree. she was not that smart but she sure fooled me. She just a pushy sales girl who should work at the cell phone store in the mall not a school she messing with peoples lives. now I have alot of money owed and no job. Thanks for nothing Sanford brown.

Stay away!
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Degree: Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2008
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Run away! They will say anything for you to get in this school. Misleading students is a standard at Sanford brown. Good thing I only spent 10,000 or they would have really messed me up...I got smart and got out...do your research!

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Degree: Surgical Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2012
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I completed the Surgical Technologist program in 2012 eager to start my new career. I loved being in surgery! I passed my Certification. The school got me one interview in 9 months! On my own, I also was able to get a whopping one interview also. Its extremely difficult to obtain employment fresh out of school. I was not able to obtain work AT ALL in the profession I learned and spent $25, 000. on. They LIE to you to keep you motivated to give them your money thinking you're getting a good, useful education. Run from this school. I want to continue my education but have heard no one takes SB credits. Really? ! Run!

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Degree: Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
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I go to Garden City, NY Campus. This place is a complete joke. Its not that im expecting a masters degree but im paying 10 grand to teach my self. All the teachers basically just gives us classwork and we have to teach ourselves. The other students walk around like this school is Harvard or Yale, and its like high school. I've been out of high school for years now and I feel like I'm back in it. The people who show you around hype it up for no reason at all. This school is not worth the time or money.

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Degree: Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
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I am still in school at Sanford Brown for the DMS program, and unfortunatly I WOULD NOT recommend this school to anyone. As you can see there are 27 schools closing and only 8 remaining open, that im pretty sure will be closing also in the next year or two. The DMS program is great, but if I could I would go back to day one, do some more research, and I would have went to another school. The staff are unprofessional, and could care less about the student. I travel 3 hours to go to school only on the weekend with the promise that I would be able to do my externship closer to my house once I done with school. That was a lie. When it came time to be placed for my externship the school informed me that they would not be able to place me 3 hours away, after I was promised that they could. Now I have to do my externship(UNPAID) for 6 months while paying rent since I have to move. The school is a SCAM. The tuition is too expensive for the lack of resources provided. Traveling 3 hours every weekend for the past year and a half you would think they would at least keep their promise and let my do my externship closer to where I live. They only want your money, so they try to get as many people in the class as possible even if that means giving you false hope. I highly doubt they will help me with job placement once I'm done.

AWESOME SCHOOL
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Degree: Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
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I THINK PEOPLE FORGET THIS ISN'T YALE UNIVERSITY COMPLAINING LEFT AND RIGHT AS THOUGH THEY DESERVE A MASTERS OR SOMETHING. I ATTENDED THE SBI IN ISELIN,NJ AND THIS PROGRAM WAS EXCELLENT THE INSTRUCTORS WERE GREAT, AND EXTREMELY HELPFUL. READING SOME REVIEWS AND PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT GETTING DOCKED FOR THEIR TIME WELL WHAT DO YOU EXPECT THIS ISNT HIGH SCHOOL ITS A 10MNTHS TO A YEAR PROGRAM AND IF YOURE ABSENT OR DECIDE TO BE IRRESPONSIBLE AND COME LATE AND LEAVE EARLY THEN THATS ON YOU AND YOU DESERVE TO GET DOCKED. NOT ONCE DID THEY PROMISE TO GET US JOBS SO DONT COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT EITHER, ITS YOUR OWN RSPONSIBILTY TO GO OUT AND FIND ONE, THEY DO HOWEVER SEND YOUR RESUME OUT TO COMPANIES AND KEEP YOU UPDATED.

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