Sanford-Brown Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (124)
I wanted to write this email to warn people of Sanford Brown College. If you are thinking of going to this school, please, please, please reconsider. I don't know where to even begin. I am a 1998 graduate. The staff has always been very unprofessional. My credits from Sandford Brown do NOT transfer, so basically, you will be wasting your time and especially your money. This school is very expensive and it's simply not worth it. Please check further, read more reviews, etc. before deciding on this "college".
I really don't have a review of this school. What I want to know is has anyone gone to this particular campus and what were your experiences and results? I was thinking about taking the medical coding and billing program. I see a lot of reviews...some negative and some positive.
I think the program is expensive at $13,985. I have to go through my unemployment office to receive funds and I was told that the insitute would match any funds that are provided. I already have a substantial amount of debt in financial aid and informed the director of this. I mentioned that I do not want anymore debt piled onto what I had. Originally, I wanted to get into the DMS program, but it is so expensive! I can't affort it and I need to work asap. They recommended that I do the billing and coding program. Said that they would help me find a job and if I wasn't happy, they said that I could come back and get placed again.
What I want is some reviews on this school and location. Is this a good school or bad.
Do hospitals and doctors recommend it or should I stick with my community college-which by the way, won't find me an externship.
Where are you people attending. The Sanford Brown that I attend is not at all what most of you describe . Fights? rude teachers? rude unhelpful staff? I love the school, all of my teachers have been great! The staff is very helpful. Most of the student are much younger than I am but they have been helpful, polite and respectful to me and each other. Sure some are ghettoish but so what they are trying to do better for themselves. There will always be the student who sit there and text in class, sleep in class, show up late or not at all but like others have said you get out of it what you put into it. My opinion of the school has not been swayed by negative reviews or haters.
Sanford brown or the Ultra sound Diagnostic School,OR WHATEVER THEY WANT TO CALL THEMSELVES, IM SURE IN A COUPLE OF MORE YEARS THEY WILL RENAMED THEMSELVES AGAIN, what a place. ALL this place is good for is taking YOU for a sucker, and YOUS financial AID money. THEY DON'T HELP YOU GET A JOB, NOT TO MENTION A MEDICAL ASSISTANT, DO NOT MAKE ANY MONEY. THERE CREDITS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. IF I CAN GO BACK TIME, I WOULD NOT HAVE WENT TO THIS STUPID SCHOOL. POINT BLANK IF YOU ARE EVEN CONSIDERING ATTENDING SANFORD BROWN, THINK TWICE!!!!!!
I attended SB in Tampa, for the Medical Billing and Coding, I was on the honor roll, which I thought was a big deal, at first. You cannot get your grades after you finish a "Module" until you fill out a survey. Our director of the MBC had a foul mouth and would come to classes and tell us what she did the night before.
We had to watch a very distasteful movie, and then we had a test on it..every other word in this move was the "F" word! When we had the class about filling out resumes, they made us go over it at least 15 to 20 times, they told us that going to the school would be the same as one year experience..to put that down for experience.
There is no professionalism at this school. The first week we spent being "brain washed" into having to watch "The Secret" Then we had to make a poster board of our "Goals", a big house, big cars,ect,I didn't get a good grade on mine, because I am not into materialism, didn't have a fancy car or big house on mine, my goals are not the same as others.. all you have to do is think positive and you will get it.. How about a little hard work and a good paying job?
It is so silly, what the hick does that have to do with learning anything in the medical profession??? And then having to take an exam on this and it counted toward your grade? The biggest thing is...they do not give you enough computer classes to be able to have a job...Some go to this school and never have touched a computer, you'd think that at there initial interview they would ask something like that? And some are not experienced in Excel or Word, and they do not teach you that..in this day and age, it is vital that you know that.
To take the certification tests are over $300. There are no jobs in the area's that they teach now...Pharm Tech jobs are having hiring freezes. I was desperate when I found out about this "school" out of work, and couldn't pay my bills. And now look where I am, I owe thousands of dollars, and they have the damn nerve to call me to see if I would like to come back and take something else...ARE THEY KIDDING ME????
I went to one the dearborn location. that is the most unorganized school i have ever been to. the teachers are more worried about being your friend rather than acutally teaching. this school is WAY too expensive, it makes no sense to pay 14 grand to only make $9-$10/hr. basiclly the staff will tell you wht you wanna hear. i had to find my own externship even though they "had connections". Some of the teachers don't even know the material they are teaching!!
I have tried to hire four students from the Trevose school. Not one of them was up to the task. I have been asked numerous times to hire their students. Each time I have interviewed one I have found them completely unprepared. I question their cirriculum.
I see a lot of people talking bad about this school but what matters is how we preform in our Externship at the clinic/hospital and if we dont preform as expected than you wont see any good results. Sanford Brown college is a great school, and their programs are excelent and well organized with information that will help everyone perform properly at any externship and job.
Peoples opinions are different some can say its "Bad" others will say its "Great", those opinions are those peoples opinion dont let that be yours because every person is different and experiance different things in life. Sanford Brown is a good college and what I know it is a credited college became a credited school not long ago so if that is an importance to anyone it is a credited college.
I am amazed that people use other's experience to determine their outcome. I am a graduate of Sanford Brown College, Houston campus. I have a BS degree, 5 years and thousand of dollars and was unable to find a job in my field that payed anything. Most of my classmates are still unemployed or underemployed.
I took the sonography program at Sanford Brown College, the instructors were excellent, the facility has great equipment,they have a great rapport with the medical community and myself and classmates did great at our externs. Most of us were offered jobs at our clinical sites.
If I had to do it over I would have attended Sanford Brown College before having spent 5 years of my life at a university.
My sister graduated HS two years ago, she took the MA program at Sanford Brown and is now in the Cardiovascular sonography program. She is employed at a cardiologist which is where she externed and will be a Cardio Tech in 8 months. Unlike me she will have saved 3 years of her life.
I say some people will always find reasons to keep them from doing something. For my sister and I we have had a great experience and would recommend Sanford Brown College the same as the people working in the medical field recommemded me to their program.
Three cheers for Sanford Brown College, Houston.
The Phoenix AZ Sanford-Brown is totally worth the money! The teachers are the best I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. They all deserve a raise. You can tell the staff really wants the best for the students. Plus, they have a lunchtime catering service which is phenomenal. I have made many good friends here and many students have been placed already and hired out of their externship. Worth every penny, hands down.