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1 out of 5
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Degree: Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2008

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!

2 out of 5
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Degree: Surgical Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2012

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!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

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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2 out of 5
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Degree: Ultrasound Technician
Graduation Year: 2014

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.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

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.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013

I am currently in Sanford-Brown located in Iselin New Jersey. This school is a joke itself. you get docked for everying you do, even going to the bathroom. If youre a minute late you're docked for your time. There are adults who have children and are struggling and yet nobody gives a shit. Its not fair. I wouldn't waste my money on this school for a second. Its a very frusterating enviroment to be in. A few days ago i was in a bad car accident., my car slid into a tree because of black ice. Even being badly hurt i told the school about it, the dean didnt budge they didnt care, i was docked for my time, nobody cared that i was hurt and literally couldn't make it to school. I was still marked abscent, I wouldnt waste my money for a second.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011

I cant believe how these reviews sound like my experience. I went there in 2010 looking to begin a career in nursing. The reps said the program was not available at the tim, but assured me they were only waiting to get the credential. They also said in order to qualify i would have to do the MA program first. Of course it was a LIE. As a matter of fact, i finished my course in 2011 and they wont give me my certificate!!! I have called, gone in person, even spoke with the director, and nothing!!! Thankfully I was lucky to be hired of my externship but my friends didnt have the same fate. Now i am thousands in debt, cant go to another school because of my credit, and i don't even have a certificate to show. This school is no good. Do not go here!!!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011

I saw the commercial for SBI; called the school and ask if they offered nursing program or OT, and the representative said I would have to come to get more info... I got there ask me if I have any credit for these courses already. Said no and they said that I would have to take some credits first by taking the MA program. I said why can I get into the program I want without taking the MA? The person that was interviewing me said that, any school I would've tried to go for nursing and OT, without having any credit at all; would recommend to get into the MA first then get into the program. Then the person said I think it's best to do it now. So after I registered I asked the person I long it would take me to get into the program? Then that's when the person said that they don't have these program but by next year 2012 they will probably have it and also reassure me that everything would be fine. I was the one who fine my own externship and give me 1week to find a site if not they would drop me. I finally found a site on Friday and I said to the nice lady can you please accept me in your clinic for my externship? I'm not asking you to pay its for free and explained what the school had told me. The very nice young lady said shame on them! They letting you trying to find your own site? Well I'm not going to let them drop you you can start Monday. So she called the school and they faxed her my paper work. They did not help me on anything not even on my resume or job placement. They are a bunch of liars. The worst about it is that they never give the student the phone number for the school board or the school president. Within 6 months after I graduate they started to bill me for the loan and I still don't have a job. I called the school last month so they can assign me for the review class so I can take the RMA exam andi could never find whoever is on charge for the registration. I left tons of messages with my name and phone number and she still haven't got back to me. So all I have to say don't mess up your credit for SBI it's not worth it. Ask ppl who attended SBI for advice. Some might lied to you and say that they had no problem with the school and some will tell you the truth and remember majority wins. For example if you got 6 ppl who says no out of 10 for answer then don't go to SBI.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2011

I attended Sanford Brown Institute in New Jersey for the medical assistant program. The program it's self was a joke you couldn't fail if you even tried they seriously just want your money. I did get hired off of my externship but after that the school was so unresponsive, all if the employees there actually asked me if my job was hiring lol. I had an outstanding balance with them that I had been paying off and they were rude and nasty and wouldn't give me my transcripts at all, finally I made up a payment plan and the gave me a number to call for my transcripts and haven't gotten through in 6 months. So I'm still waiting on my transcripts this whole Sanford brown is horrible and I do not recommend you go there you will be saving time and money

2 out of 5
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2007

I pursued a degree in DMS. Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or "Ultrasound" from Sanford Brown Institute, Landover, Maryland. I earned my Certificate but did not attend my graduation. I was convinced that I was taking the right step on a new career path to hedge myself against inflation. In 2007, the Economy went bust, the Housing Market Burst and Sanford Brown made employment promises to me they did not keep. If you didn't pay your loans you were not admitted into class or pulled out immediately. There was a half a million dollars worth of students in my class of initially 21 then down to about 11 or 12. I had so much faith in an Ultrasound Career. I've got plenty of text books and good grades to prove it! Did the staff care? Yes, and no. Did my externship Ultrasound Tech in Bowie MD., care about me? Not really. She was excellent at her job (didn't take her Reg.) but she would talk to me about Real Estate and family problems! An externship requires FIVE full months of UNPAID WORK! I was in a long distance relationship and my boyfriend helped me tremendously. I will never forget that. We both had high hopes about my potential earnings of $45,000 - $80,000! My Ultrasound Career never emerged, my relationship with him is gone, and Sallie Mae is breathing down my back for REPAYMENT! This is my advice to anyone reading this message, who feel they got BURNED.....Put your hope in the Lord of Glory! He knows exactly what happened and what your particular situation is. Somethings are beyond our control or understanding. BELIEVE there is a way to pay your outstanding loan, along with having it forgiven or dismissed??? Appreciate the experience as best you can, because you can never, ever get that TIME BACK! For those thinking of attending SANFORD BROWN. Unbeknownst to me, their reputation is VERY POOR! It's a quick/crash course 18 months and costs lots!!!So do not go there! For those of us who did, I wish we could form an allegiance to have a portion of our loan DISMISSED based on DECEPTIVE PRACTICES by SANFORD BROWN. Many of which we are unaware, said for the LIES about JOB PLACEMENT! Their cardiovascular students were given a reprieve for not finding work in their field of study. The Good Lord Can Help Us Free Ourselves From DEBT!!!Pray for this EVERYDAY!!!Here's to your AORTA and INFERIOR VENA CAVA!

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