Sanford-Brown Institute Reviews - CLOSED
Student & Graduate Reviews (124)
RUN...RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN...they say all the right things to get you in the doorsame with your money but you are on your own once you graduate. 70% of my class has not found work in the medical field because NOONE wants to hire from Sanford Brown
I'm an army veteran and I thought my life would get back on track. I graduated in June thinking that my life would start over fresh. Instead, they took my money from my Post 9/11 GI Bill and ran. $33,000 is a lot of money. I should get my money back!!
Sanford Brown medical assisting program only covered a small amount of what it takes to be a medical assistant. One area in particular that it lacks is medical office , and specifically electronic medical record's training . I realize that each medical-practice uses a different EMR System , however some training would have been greatly helpful to me in my career . At this point I'm looking at furthering my education by going to a different school for medical office and administration. I don't feel that my experience at Sanford Brown with enou I don't feel that my experience at Sanford Brown gave me enough education to successfully fulfill all of the duties necessary to be a medical assistant . Teaching the basics does not cut it in today's world. Also my experience with career services has not been the best. My career service advisors only advice to me on helping me get a job was to visit each practice in my area and drop off my resume. I could have done that on my own without anyone's help. I wouldn't recommend the school I wouldn't recommend this school.
Since the school was purchased by Sanford Brown late in 2014 the level of care for the students has plummeted. When this was The International Academy of Design and Technology it was a great place to learn. The teachers CARED and as a student you knew they would look out for you. Since we changed names, this location is closing. Teachers are being fired daily, and there are only 50 of us left to graduate. That being said, the care that was once present is gone. The faculty could care less about any of the students, we all feel the negativity when coming to class. We are each a dollar sign, and it is sad knowing that. The faculty have become extremely superficial about who is recognized and who is not. The students who speak up about a grumpy teacher being very rude and unprofessional in class is overlooked, simply because of the position they are in. I am almost done with my degree, so I'm sucking it up and finishing. It is a crap degree, so I am looking into finishing my masters so that I have some legitimacy on my resume.
I live in Houston Tx, and attended Sanford Brown College (the only one here) I loved all of my clases, instructors, classmates and advisors. But the only thing that really sucks is Career Services! They suck, they are stupid and I really hope they read this.... They don't like to help students out to find a good job that would be beneficial for tjem and their family... They are full of crap saying that Medical Assistants doesn't work at hospitals.
It was a very great experience and helped me to learn more programming languages. The instructors were knowledgeable and cared about my learning. I did not come here for job as I already had one but it improved my knowledge a lot. I will recommend it to others. In fact few of my friends are also joined it for advancement.
Seriously I feel like I wasted my life away!!! I gave up a lot in my life to start my career as a DH and everything was gone by half a point!!!! half a point!!!!! They didn't want help any of us out that were on the edge. they gave us a take home quiz that took us 2days to finish and later find out that she just took it off our syllabus and didn't even grade it. the instructors pick favorites and talk down and behind your back all the time. they are are supposed to be there to motivate you and encourage you to make your dreams come true BUT yet they do the opposite. It was always like walking on egg shells with them. I regret everything about this program and I am HAPPY to hear they are closing down the school so they don't have to put other people in the situation I am in now.
Its a shame this school is closing. I attended from 2005-2006 in NYC. I got a job as an og/gyn sonographer 3 months after I graduated with the help of my clinical coordinator. I work in high risk ob/gyn. Every single one of my co workers graduated from this school. I'm making amazing money and am a senior technician now. I learned so much during my training there. I guess time as well as the staff has changed. Its unfortunate that so many people have experienced the negative. I wish you all the best.
Sanford Brown is a joke. When I first started there, I liked it because of the small classes and the ability for more one on one attention. However, most teachers were lazy and also didn't know what they were talking about. I spent over $30,000 for a degree that is practically worthless. My credits won't transfer and my degree in no way helped me get a job or be paid adequately for what I am doing. Stay away from Sanford Brown. Go to a community college or somewhere else. I absolutely do not recommend Sanford Brown. All you will be left with is tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt and a worthless piece of paper.
I started out at this school so excited and enthusiastic. I was also interested in other programs but I will further my education elsewhere. The instructors fraternize with students to the point where there is ongoing investigations. Certain students receive certain advantages for example, being marked present when they are not and they are still remain to graduate where others have been graded highly just because they are part of the group. The instructors do not assist with problem solving and only concerned with enrollment. Discrimination is another factor. The teachers are not bilingual and Spanish speaking students attend and have to drop out. So therefore the student still have this loan to pay. Why enroll students if, you do not have the resources for foreign students. This school need to be investigated thoroughly. They give you numerous books and still the education is appalling . The instructors give you majority homework rather to teach. Non students are technically hanging outside in the parking lot all day long, so you feel a bit unsafe. They had students living in the school at one point. The computers never work at so many times, to the point, we have to bring in our own devices. You cannot use the library to print anything. The librarian tells you to use the administration printer to print and there is always many times no ink in printers, nor paper. This school only has Drama and more Drama on a daily basis. Who wants to be an environment where it is more of a gossip and uninviting, where instructors do not care about the students and only a paycheck. They even complain to students on how many hours they work. People go to a real college where education is real education and not where is just numbers and enrollment and false advertising to get you in. They need to change staff from President to secretary. Even the secretary was found to do and print her own personal work on company's stationery by folders. Free for all. What an example, hence the reason for the high theft rate. If the employees are doing it so will the students. Ghetto School. Run People, Your money will be a waste. Oh! Your credits cannot be transferred to other institute, even though they are claiming Credited. Tried to transfer and no school is accepting their credits.