Sanford-Brown Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (124)
I would like to give KUDOS to my director and instructors on this program. I went in skeptical of it all but came out top of the class with an open mind and vision.
The lab and clinical part of the class were right on track with the real scenarios in an OR. We had up to date equipment and lots of hands on. The field trips to the hospitals were also helpful since it put things into perspective.
I was at times dissatisfied with the school's lack of space for my class and overall appearance of the building but the class room was updated and given a better look from the rest. To my review I would like to add my comments on my classmates that held on and made it to the end. I wish them the best. I know have the tools to make a professional career instead of a job. I hope for only the best for the future classes.
I started to go to school here at first and was so excited because they made it sound so wonderful. I wanted to go there for their ultrasound tech program. Then I started reading these reviews and realized they did the same thing to me that they did to every body else!
As soon as I go in I don't have enough credits to do the ultrasound tech program so they offer me medical assistnt (kinda reasonable) or dental assisting (completely unrelated) and they really pushed dental assisting. I refused because it had nothing to do with what I wanted and went with the medical assisting.
My next thing was, for no reason should any class cost $12,000 especialy when I can go to the college and take it for right around $1000. Thank god for these reviews and someone who told me to look in to prices because they had my whole pell grant used up and up to my nose in all kinds of loans with in a week!! I got out ASAP! Just check everything out before you go there!
This school is a total scam. I was going to enroll in the MA program at the West Allis Campus last fall and found out that they do not guarantee that you will be able to take the exam which certifies you as a MA. I was mortified that such a detail would be left out the interviews and such.
When I was about to fill out the "contract" (yes contract of about 5-6 pages.) I read that the entire program would cost 16,700 dollars! INSANE!!! I never thought it would cost so much for a diplmoa program. I never paid that much for my CNA program through MATC which cost about 4 thousand.They are extremely over priced and the way they try to pressure you into taking out loans(even if you are receiving Financial aid) and say that you will most likely take out a loan and that "there is no price on quality education" such a joke. I would never refer anyone to this school not even my worst enemy.
If you have any family or friends that are considering this school tell them to go to an regionally accredited college and avoid the headache of Sanford Brown. I even asked MATC if Sanford Browns credits are transferable and the Advisor laughed and said that they don't take them and that most colleges don't because of their reputation. I'm glad I didn't get roped into their scheme.
I went to Sanford Brown and graduated in 09/09. Most of my class and I are all working. I work for a gastroenterologist office which consist of 19 doctors (which by the way Sanford Brown found me the job.
I still am good friends with most of my class mates they are all working in hospitals and have good positions. Sanford Brown helped us all find a job. I am going back for the CVT program in November of 2010 and I am really looking forward to it.
We did have some ghetto people who just didnt care and were just there to say they went to school those students failed had to keep taking classes until they could pass a class and they are pregnant. And yes if the teacher saw that you didnt care they didnt care for them either.
There are alot of people who want to learn and those are the ones who the teachers and school helped more. Also on my externship I drew blood, injections, vitals, insurances, assisting the doctors on exams and many other things. I had my doubts in the beginning of the school year for me but going to SBI ended up being a good decision for me.
I enrolled in the MA program at Sanford Brown West Allis, WI.. I've gone for 7 months now, just finding out that it's has been a total waste of time and MONEY!!
They are over priced, half the time the teachers don't even show for class. There are fights all the time and it straight ghetto to put it nice.
I have recently spoke with other tech schools, and they advised me that SBI isn't an regionally accredited school. Nice to know now, considering they said it was. Ive have now enrolled at a new school, and guess what? I get to start ALL over because none of my credits will transfer..
After applying to Sanford-Brown and filling out financial aid papers, I went home and did extensive research on the "school." To my dismay, I saw 500+ negative reviews about the low quality of education and teachers, exorbitant tuition costs,scams and the inability of graduates to procure employment.
I immediately cancelled my enrollment. Thank you everyone out there for saving me from this debacle. I might go back to my university and get a Master's degree instead.
this school is a joke. The teachers dont give a darn about anything to do with the students. None of the equipment work. The director does absolutly nothing to help.
The campus is full of bees when i told them i was allergic to them the director said its bee season go out another exit. WTF!!!!!People are always fighting and the classes consist of 45 immautre straight out of high school students. Its a complete waste of time.
Remember the old saying "a billion Chinese can't be wrong"? Well, countless disgruntled SB students can't be wrong either. There is a reason why people in the health profession stifle a laugh or look at you with pity when you mention SBI. The school is a joke, a bad one.
I attended their Union Square, NY campus CVT program and it was a terrible experience from start to finish.
Now, I understand the need to sell your school but the student advisors/recruiters are more fit to sell used cars then an education. They simply tell you what you want to hear or outright lie to you. (I should have suspected something when my recruiter told me they have a 90 percent success rate with placing students) The administrative staff and office workers are nasty jerks, with major attitude problems. I did like my teachers and lab instructors but the sono machines were old, low-quality or both. It did not help that the class sizes were huge, and that there were only about 4 working machines. As far as helping me with a job at the completion of the program-forget it! The school landed me 1 interview in 2 years and even that one was with about a dozen other SB students. (Despite the fact that I had a 3.8 GPA and near perfect attendence). When I would call to inquire about this, they would return my calls a week later (if lucky) and tell me some bull story about how thay were trying. The same is true for many other great students in my class. I could go on and on about the crappiness of SB but I will just say "stay away". Go to a serious place (like downstate)for CVT training, where you will be respected AND educated. You may think SBI is a short cut to your goal but in truth it a long road to nowhere
I am a recruiter for a large healthcare system and I can tell you that we do not like to interview Sandford Brown students. It is usually a waste of our time to interview them. They are totally unprepared. They have poor presentation skills, horrible grammer and spelling and usually did not receive a proper externship. One MA student's externship consisted of checking in patients and verifying insurance. She did no actual patient care. Another student admitted to failing every exam and not really understanding her classes but was going to pass with an A because she was in class everyday. I have also interviewed instructors who were fed up with having to break up fights in the hallway and having to read to students because the didn't have remedial reading skills. Personally I would not want one of these students touching me or anyone in my family. PLEASE do your homework when checking out schools. Ask about their placement rate. Ask about the instructor turnover. If they can't give you answers to these two questions, run for your life!
Thank God I never went to this school..I almost invested 34K in one of the most unprofessional schools ever..No question is really answered. I wanted to talk to admission about the ultra sound program, Richard suggested I take dental hygiene???? I never mentioned anything about dental anything...
ALL THEY WANT IS TO FILL IN SEATS....THEY ARE UNPROFESSIONAL AND SAY WHAT EVER MAKES THE SCHOOL LOOK GOOD....PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE GOING TO THAT SCHOOL