UEI College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (217)
I "graduated" from UEI San Bernardino last september and ive gotten nothing but headaches from that school. once they get a good person you can work with they fire them. or they leave the school or they completely ignore you. its been all about the money ever since i signed up. plus they fired my teacher IN THE MIDDLE OF CLASS, then decided to give the class a lecture on professionalism. the whole class walked on. no one got a job thru the school.
no one in finiancial aide was helpful either. the admissions department is changing and ripping people off promising them a good future and career right after graduation. if you even get to graduating you get nothing but lectures about how to dress and be professional, which the school has no idea about.
I regret going to uei. everytime someone asks me how my "schooling" was, i always say it was a ripoff because its true. they just want your money. they dont care what you do AFTER you leave the classroom.
The tryout is only a week, seeing if you like it or not, after going for about a week, u are given ur extra books and scrubs, now you're considered a full time student... after youre kinda settling in they tell you that just about all of the uei campuses are on probation and that u might hav to pay the tuition out of ur own pocket after nearly a month of education, and that those who are about to got for their intern or ex tern might not even happen.
Last may i was supposed to be transfered from SD campus but it took the riverside campus til now (may 2012) almost a year i was on an LOA. i enrolled and noticed how unorganized they were i had to resign paper work 7times for enrollment & financial add & school credits to be transfered!
Our class had several different substitutes since ours was always out. the new teacher picks and chooses who he wants to help durring class which is highly unprofessional & unethical! i still dont have an externship sight after giving them several buissness cards and i leave this thursday! i dont recomend the riverside campus!!! good luck
When I decided to attend UEI I thought it was going to be a good thing. But I was wrong I got stuck with a $16,000 bill that I have to pay back. I don't have a job, they never helped me get an externship I had to do it on my own. I have no clue why they put on their commercials that they help you when they don't so might as well just sue them for false advertisement.
While I was attending UEI I could say they switched my instructor like 6 times and out of those 6 only one was a great instructor and she is the only one I have to say thank you to. I graduated on the top 10% of my class and because of the reputation that UEI College has I am unable to get a job as a Medical Assistant. So I would tell others don't waste your time at UEI just go to Community College Because UEI has nothing but bills for you.
Best option in my life I have been working for over 1 year and I am very very happy Thank you UEI for changing my life. For all the bad reviews maybe you should look at you before making bad comments.
UEI is reaching new heights of shadiness as a for-profit college. Yes, I agree with all who say that you get in what you get out, but UEI is very deceptive, and it is finally catching up to them. For-profit trade schools like UEI are goverened by the Accrediting Commission of the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). On May 4th, 2012, UEI received notice that due to poor program completion rates and poor job placement rates, that enrollment would be suspended for numerous programs, and limited for others at the Jacksonville, Morrow, and San Marcos campuses.
Can you believe that? The school is so bad they can't enroll new students! Google it to see for yourself. Also of note is the fact that the San Marcos dental program is not accredited, so even when completing the program, a graduate can not sit for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam. UEI doesn't tell you that, or that most jobs require an RDA license. You know those "apptitude" tests you take? They are actually tests to measure your "ability to benefit" from education which is a requirement for receving financial aid. UEI is not giving you career advice or taking your interests int account.
Your score on this "apptitude" test dictates which programs you can enroll in where they can get money. Want to be a computer tech, but your score qualifies for medical assistant? Guess which program you will have an "apptitude" for. This college does not have your best interests in mind. You pay $15,000 plus to get a low wage job. Go to a community college. Join in the military. Look into JobCorps in your local area. Just don't go to UEI.
Now, you shouldn't expect that they will ever say here's a job, but here's the thing, the truth of the matter is, they do just want money. You can get a job, but don't try to do it through them. I was given the run-around every time they said there was a job lead.
The staff does change, but honestly, if you want to further your career, it all depends on how bad you want it for you. I will conclude in saying that they don't let you know until you're done with your courses and extern that you won't be able to get your diploma until you pay off your tuition. It really is up to you.
THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WRITING GOOD REVIEWS ABOUT THIS JOKE OF A SCHOOL ARE EITHER BEING PAID BY UEI OR THEY WORK THERE. THIS SCHOOL IS A TOTAL RIP OFF!
THE PEOPLE THAT WORK THERE ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF LIERS, THEY PROMISE OVER A STACK OF BIBLES THEY WILL FIND YOU A JOB AS SOON AS YOU GRADUATE, ONCE YOU SIGN THE PAPERS YOU ARE HISTORY!!
I GRADUATED 2010 AND TO THIS DATE I HAVE NO JOB!! THEY SENT ME TO A COUPLE OF INTERVIEWS THAT TURNED OUT TO BE TEMP JOBS, AND I FOUND OUT THEY GET THEIR JOB LEADS FROM CRAIG'S LIST AND MONSTER.COM. NOT ONLY THAT...PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS: I FOUND OUT THAT UEI HAS UNDER THE TABLE CONTRACTS WITH DOCTORS OFFICES...THIS IS HOW IT WORKS: UEI PAYS THE DOCTOR 500 DOLLARS SO THAT THE RECENT GRADUATE CAN GO WORK IN HIS OFFICE,
AFTER A MONTH GOES BY THE DOCTOR LETS GO OF THE STUDENT, THEN THE SCHOOL SENDS ANOTHER STUDENT, OR VICTIM SHOULD I SAY AND SO FORTH AND SO ON. WHAT MAKES THINGS WORSE IS THAT THE SCHOOL AND THE DOCTOR KNOW THAT THE JOB IS ONLY FOR A MONTH BUT OF COURSE, THEY DONT TELL THIS TO THE STUDENT. I HAVE MET STUDENTS WHO HAD THIS HAPPEN TO THEM; THEY THOUGHT THEY FOUND A PERMANENT JOB AND SOME OF THEM EVEN LOST THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FINDING THEMSELVES WITHOUT A JOB AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. AND WHEN THEY GO TRY TO RE-OPEN THEIR CLAIM WITH EDD BOTH THE SCHOOL AND THE DOCTOR OFFICE TELLS EDD THAT THE STUDENT HAS NEVER WORKED IN THAT OFFICE, THAT IT WAS ONLY TRAINING?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!
I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS SO CALLED SCHOOL IS STILL RUNNING DESPITE ALL THE HORROR STORIES, THIS SCHOOL SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN FOR GOOD OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC!
ALL THE SCHOOL WANTS IS YOUR MONEY, THE DONT HELP YOU FIND A JOB AT ALL, THEY SEND YOU TO TEMP JOBS, SHORT ASSIGNMENTS AND WHEN THE ASSIGNMENT IS OVER THEY CUT YOU LOOSE, THEY DONT RETURN YOUR PHONE CALLS, E-MAILS. ALSO FOUND OUT THAT THEY HAVE CONTRACTS WITH EMPLOYERS TO SEND OUT STUDENTS UNDER THE IMPRESSION IT IS A PERMANENT JOB WHEN THEY KNOW IT IS NOT; AND THEN STUDENTS FIND THEMSELVES WITH OUT OF A JOB AND UNABLE TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
I HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO EXPOSE THIS SCAM. TURNS OUT TO BE THAT UEI PAYS EMPLOYERS $.500.00 PER STUDENT; THEY HAVE THE STUDENT WORK FOR A MONTH; FIRE THE SUDENT, AND THEN UEI SENDS IN ANOTHER PERSON TO REPLACE THE LAST ONE FIRED. I HAVE FOUND THIS OUT THROUGH THE EMPLOYER HIMSELF!!!! I HAVE HIRED A LAWYER AND WILL SUE THIS SCHOOL THAT LOOKS OUT FOR THEIR OWN INTEREST AND NOT THE STUDENTS
SO DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL, ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR $$!!!
UEI College is a great school, I enrolled in January 2012 and I am on my 4th mod going into my next in a week. I was not to sure I wanted to attend the school, but I am super happy and pleased with my decision. So far everything is great and my instructer is amazing. People might say it is a bad school and that they don't like it or understand it, but thats their own fault....there is no one else to blame but yourselves.
A friend of mine told me i had made a huge mistake by enrolling(she was in the dental program). She also said that they tried to help her find a job and extern but never were able to get her one, but because she had alot of ascenses, always tardy, no homework, bad test results...it is mainly up to the individual how far they make it. It is not the schools fault. Good Luck everyone. And i would recomend this school to a friend.