UEI College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (213)
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.
I love UEI maybe it was just a bad experience for others my experience at UEI is great so far I've learned so much the business program is great I truly recommend it !!! I start my bachelors after UEI when I finish I will have experience in the business field thanks to UEI plus my bachelors ALL jobs require experience and a degree why do 4 Years finish and have no experience in the field ? Experience is almost as Important as a degree !
I have always believed that it depends in the person and how committed they are to there education.
I love this school they’re really helpful and my instructor is the BEST. I'm happy with everyone I know here because they have all helped me in someway.
I do see people walking around here like they don’t care but you know what this school gives you an opportunity. YOU are the one that needs to take that extra step to be successful. I do see that some instructors are way to easy but I believe it is good to be that way because to me it’s a test who is committed. No matter how hard a instructor tries to help one the student is responsible to say “I WANT TO LEARN”.
I also see people acting like its high school all over again and some drop out. You guys do have to pay back why would u waste your time and money if your not committed.
I have recommended two people to come to this school really close friends and they love it as well as I do I wouldn’t go to any other school.
Always remember these wonderful people are here to help but YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO HELP YOUR SELF FIRST AND THEY CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH.
At the end of the day the students make the school what it is and are responsible to do what they can to be SUCCESSFUL.
THANK YOU UEI FOR EVERYTHING AND TO EVERYONE THAT HELPED ME ALONG THE WAY!
No Professionalism in the workplace, very uneasy on your schedule, its not easy being at school and work at the same time, you cant pay the bills if you cant atleast get a paycheck, the things you learn dont truly help you make really good money, its a waste of money, don't do it
I read reviews about this school saying it was great and everything and now that i see this im 2nd guessing about it. i went in today to talk to a addmin. rep and all i wanted to know was more about the Medical assisting. and they couldnt even tell me over the phone..
i went to the riverside campus and i was asking all these questions and faking a smile and everything..and than she says oh its $50.00 to register !! and the program is 15,500. umm ok. and shes like you can pay your registration today and start tonight and im like woahhh i just wanted more info and pricing of the school. not just jump right away into it and she kept pushing and pushing me and i had to be like wait i need to talk to my family first about the money.
and she had the nerve to say well cant you call them and have them come pay for it. i think thats when i though this is ridiculous !! and after reading all the comments i rather stay at my community college than go to UEI... thank you everyone for your reviews im am not going to attend here at all