UEI College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (216)
I attened the Anaheim campus for the MA program from August of 2010 to May of 2011. I did great, no problems there. I have a great job that I love and found on my own, no problem with that either. My first issue was that I was lectured in Spanish. This is America, I only speak English as we all should. I was lied to from the get go. I would not have enrolled had I known the truth. I though I was smart, asking only specific questions and was flat out lied to.
I wanted to be a mobile phlebotomist and was told that I would be able to get my CPT1 by taking this course as well as other skills. I enrolled thinking the more the better as far as skills go. I has so many problems with the admissions reps and the career services people making things up. They now are harrassing me at home and at work. I am be called constantly to verify my employment, my employer is not happy about this either. If you go to this school do yourself the favor of not telling them where you work or you may not have that job for long.
When i came to this school i've notice that they admission staff is ok but they aren't welcoming and act all professnional but some them aren't like the admissions rep , also very rude as well, when off school campus. So i recommend american career college because UEI college they don't tech u everything like american career college does and american career college is better then UEI college speicalize in the medical field and have all major hospitals and doctors offices, UEI college don't.
My experience at the school was ok, I was a top student, graduated with honors, had perfect attendance; unfortunatly seems that all this hard work doesnt count much. Many classmates agree that at the externship sites, all they have the students do is filing, copying, faxing, and none of the skills we acquired at school are put into use at all.
Another thing that is very dissapointing is that the schools works with temp agencies where they offer you "temp positions" paying the minimum wage. I went to many interview the school has sent me and all of them job offers pay peanuts. I have 10+ years experience on the field I have chosen, I went to school just to get certified; however, it seems when companies see that you are a recent graduate they offer you the lowest pay, having this said, I had to change my resume, the only thing I erased was the year I graduated form UEI, and found myself a good paying job!, not thru the school though, I found it on my own. I really advise for recent graduates to do the same, otherwise you will find yourselves in a dark tunnel I recommend the school, just not the carrer service center
I have 2 months going to UEI this week I'am starting my 3rd mod. In the time I've been their I've learn alot, for me its a little harder to memorize and remember some things, but with the one on one training the instrotor makes it very easy and fun to learn and understand the material, I'am their for Medical Billing & Inurance Coding, and what I have learn is How to fill out a CMS-1500 form, send out a claim, coding for CPT, HCPCS, ICD, Insurance type for the solders in duty, veterans, and more, how to input the patients and backup information for medical procedures. The students that left when I came have come thru and all of them have jobs already in billing.
The problem is not with the school because we are all diffrent. For the Medical Assistance is harder to find jobs no matter what school they go to because of the AMOUNT of students that are studing for that & if you guys notice now everybody is going for M.A. Its your decesion but I would't recomend you for Medical Assistance because it is hard to find a job their already to many, but theirs other carrers in the Medical Industry.
This will be short and too the point. No Vocational school offers free class. All Vocational schools you enroll in have a "7 Day Cancellation Policy which is mandated by the Department of Education." For years, UEI would not tell people this, in fact, if any Instructor told a new student this, the Instructor would get in trouble. I have heard that now they are telling people "We are a good school. See, we will give you 7 days too make up you're mind". They will literally KISS YOUR BUTT for those 7 days, after that, you are LOCKED IN and the Department of Education will start sending out checks. These checks will also cover those first 7 days, but you were told they were free, RIGHT? Tell the school too MINIS those first 7 days from the cost of the program you are in. Watch their faces drop.....
Ok, first of all I would like to say; For all of you who are here ridiculing others comments, this is not the place. This is merely a place to submit suggestions, comments and concerns. A place where of course, you will have to agree to disagree.
#1- Go with your instincts. #2- Be cautious of red flags. #3- PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS! #4- Research, research, research!! :-) #5- Don't rush into something you are not ready for!
With that being said, I would like to say, I HAVE NOT ATTENDED UEI. BUT! I have attended the seven days of free classes.
On the first couple of days, I was very excited to be in class and to meet the other students. I actually learned a lot about how to decipher prescriptions, roman numeral conversions and compounding (on my own).,p>The days that followed, I decided to disregard how excited I was and to just pay attention to my surroundings. That is when I discovered that during the 4 hour time schedule of classes...my teacher was absent for 3. So, he was only there for about 25% of the class. Leaving us (the new students) to fend for ourselves. Why?? Because, for whatever reason the teachers responsible for teaching the classes were not available. They were on vacation; Leaving the "pharmacy tech mentors/assistants" to teach.
Also, my counselor...here are three words to describe him. "Used Car Salesman". If you don't know what that means, think about it. All, I know is that I need to make a change in my life. Wether it be school or work something needs to happen. He was not fully comprehensive of those two things. He kept trying to push me to sign the papers and get things moving...because, as he says, "You are wasting time". Correction- "You are wasting 'my' time".
Although, I can say a few good things about the school. Such as: the reading material was interesting and captivating. The students are very nice. And, the lounge area is comfortable and food is inexpensive. I would not recommend this school because, of the lack of teachers and professionalism within the campus.,p>Is it a good bang for your buck?? Not at all. In order for me to consider paying $15,000 out of pocket for school. I need reputable teaching, counseling, career and financial staff. UEI did not offer that.
I don't know why all these people are saying this is a bad school. I love it here, and i'm doing the 4 am class. the instructors are personal and one on one. i never feel scared to ask him about anything i dont understand. i definately recommend this school if you're a hands on learner. for people who can't find a job after attending this school then they weren't paying attention in class :).
Ok so if you look up Disney Land "the happiest place on earth you will find pages and pages of negative reviews. Come in see for yourself and you will be pleasantly surprised. For our veterans and spouses ask for the VA coordinator to sort out your paperwork, remember not everyone was in the military. Lastly folks like anything you get out what you put in. You make a piss poor effort and you will see piss poor results.
Seriously grow up and take responsibility for your life and stop blaming others for your failures and take advantage of the opportunities you have been given and quit expecting something to be given to you.
Went to speak to a counselor to find out if my GI bill would cover tuition because I already have a lot of student loans. I was told it would. I would also have to apply for MYCAA (financial aid for military spouses. Between MYCAA, my GI Bill, and the discount they offered to veterans,I would not have to pay out of pocket. I filled out all my paperwork to get my GI bill and MYCAA transferred to UEI college. This was very time consuming.
After finishing all the paperwork I had an appointment to register. When I got there the parking was absolutely ridiculous. I asked if it was always like that and was told I would have to show up two hours before the class starts to get a parking spot or I would have to park down the street. Two hours? Really? I don't even have child care at that time.
Then I get inside to find out the person that I had been dealing with was not there and I had to meet with someone else. The new person had no idea what they were talking about and kept having to leave the room to find out answers to my questions. When we started talking about tuition, I was told that they no longer offer a discount to veterans. It had changed over night. I could not believe it! Over night? This would mean that I would have to pay out of pocket.
Something I told them from the beginning I did not want to do. This is a terrible school! I am so glad all this happened before I started attending like some of the other people that have written bad reviews. I should have listened and never even attempted to enroll!!!
This school was very unprofessional and they are a bunch of con-artists. No one even wants to accept the interns from UEI. They make you believe you have to go thru this evaluation to be accepted but truth is they let ANYONE in. Its drama filled and not up to date with book materials.
The staff is always new and getting replaced. IM WARNING WHOEVER ABOUT UEI, STAY FAR AWAY. Im a very smart student and myself and others are still looking for jobs 6 months later. They just want your money and leave you paying a 15k fee.