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4 out of 5
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I attended the billing program in Houston, the SW location. I maintained a 4.0 in every class, and was told that I tied for the 2nd highest score ever achieved by a student at that location on my certifying test. Which would be great if they would GIVE me my certificate! I graduated and finished my program in JULY, and it is OCTOBER and they still will not given me my certificate!I have driven down to the school several times, and every time I am told they are kept under lock and key (the certificates) and the person who has the key just left for the day. Thats IF there is anyone in the office at all, as twice I have gone and the door is just shut and locked and nobody knows where the director (BJ EDWARDS) is or when she will return! I have made about 5 calls and NONE of them have been returned! I feel they have pretty much stolen 13,000 from me! I was an excellent student and never had or caused a problem, I finished the program, and earned the crappy certificate. And I wasn't even able to get a job, all of their contacts wanted to pay $8 an hour with an hour and a half drive one way, totally not worth what I paid for this 'education'. Any people I have found independantly don't find the school reputable, or require several years of experience. So i paid all that money to work as a receptionist (not their fault I can't find a job, I know, but Im SURE I'd be doing better if i could just PROVE that I went to school- with the CERTIFICATE). The school is in a bad neighborhood, with an extreme crime rate (look it up this is all a fact), in fact 2 students had their vehicle broken into during the day while I was a student. The building is in POOR condition- the rails are loose in places, and the elevator is dangerous as it keeps breaking down with people in it and shaking and making horrible screeching noises all thoughout the day. The parking lot is falling apart and metal poles are sticking up through it in some places. The AC frequently goes out and they WILL send you home and they WILL count you absent on the days they make you leave. Know why? because if you miss more than 3 days you have to pay to repeat the class, so they earn money by doing this, I've seen it happen to my fellow student. (for the record I never had to repeat a class for any reason) If you are going to invest this kind of money to your education- go to a college or JR. college where it will 1- give you more for your dollar, and 2- mean something when your done.
4 out of 5
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I attend the philly campus and in the begining it was good i had some of the best teachers there which weren't many. As i started getting more into the program it got worse n worse. this school is a waste of money and time i am a student who works hard.its the instructors its like they hire people only off field experience vs. people with teaching digrees.

I am a MA student i want to go for ultrasound i heard the ultrasound program wasnt as bad i'm debating if i want to persue ultrasound there or somewhere else. there is too much bs at sanford brown. oh and when they get you in they dont tell u everything. they are constantly changing things and never inform the students. i can go on n on. Good luck to those who give it the benefit of the doubt.

4 out of 5
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Being from a Cardiac Ultrasound background of 20 years, everything that I have heard associated with Sanford-Brown is negative. In fact, as a clinicial instructor, the lab that I was previously employed at would NOT take Sanford Brown Students. Way too much money and not enough one on one from the instructors. How can there be when the classes are so large? Unless you are at a clinical site where the preceptors are willing to take you under their wing and TOTALLY teach you everything, your out of luck. 36,000 for an education and you don't walk out with a degree? I would definitely think twice about this one.
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4 out of 5
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I graduated from Sanford-Brown when it was UDS. I took the CVT course, I must say in defense of the school if you wanted to learn you will. The MA classes were just plain GHETTO!!! it's like they steered them to that course,my class was very professional, no one failed the course. I will say it WAS very expensive but i think worth it. Think real hard before you apply though it's a big decision to make.

4 out of 5
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Stanford Brown is a GREAT school! The professors truly care and work extremely hard to help us succeed, but YOU have to apply yourself. Our success in learning and in the medical work place is on us. The truth is the professors are doing their job but ask yourself are you doing you're part to succeed?

4 out of 5
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There are a lot of negative reviews on Sanford Brown. Being a former student, I can agree with most of them. But what people have to understand is if you want to be successful in the Ultrasound field, you are going to have to work hard to get what you want & you will have to be aggressive about it. We can blame others for our predicaments but you have to look at yourself & be honest and say, "did I do my best to get what I want"? I read all these negative comments & I laugh it off. I am close to my class & I know others from the next class that came in. People have graduated & found jobs. Now they are registered in their respective specialties. You have to work hard. When there is a setback, you can't blame others but you have to keep pressing on.

The school has many flaws. But it is what you put into it that will make you successful.

4 out of 5
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It doesn't surprise me that most comments are coming from MA students. It also seems as if no matter what state you are in, we have the same issues. I am a student in Atlanta and I do see some of the students not handeling themselves as ADULTS. The DMS and CVT programs you HAVE to be mature. College degree or prev. college credits is required. With anything it is what you put in to it.

4 out of 5
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The staff and financial office is all about them. Just Finish the MA program in Trevose PA. This is so True, what you put in is what you get. I put in and still has not received my CPR certificate nor my Diploma. Found my own extern site found my own job. They have a career center no help from them. I have a GPA 3.92 and applied myself very well. But the school don't do thier part.

4 out of 5
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I attend the Trevose campus in PA. I don't know about the other campuses people reviewed for but our books are all the newest editions, and we got them on time, the first day of class actually. All of our equipment is fairly new, and we have a variety of each type. The computer labs are up to date with the newest software. We have access to an online library (from any pc), which is fantastic.

Our programs are accredited and the price for the ARMDS exam is included in tuition (along with tutoring courses if needed.)

I've had teachers bust people for cheating, and not pass students for going a half hour over the 10 hours allowed to miss for each class. Maybe other campuses aren't as strict?

also nowhere guarantees you a job. my boyfriend graduated from a top college with a 4.0 gpa and still took him over a year to find a job. blame the economy not the school.

4 out of 5
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I just wanted to say thank you to the reviewers. I have been on several different websites that reviewed this school and have found an OVERWHELMING amount of negative feedback. For the amount of money that they're asking I would expect nothing but STELLAR reviews and feedback! True, school and education is what you make of it but some responsibility has to lie on the school.Why pay that kind of money and put in the hard work if employers are not willing to hire anyone from this establishment!?? I have only seen about 3 positive feedbacks out of the 20 or more reviews I have read and if I had to guess I'd say those reviewers were employed by the school in some way.
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