UEI College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (213)
To those who are interested in the pharmacy technician program. It doesn't matter where you get your education from you will still get hired whether it be at community college or "UEI" your presence and your abilities will be the factors. Now, if you are a person that has a lot of aptitude I say just skip going to school and just buy an exam book to become certified. Yes, that's right! You don't have to pay thousands of dollars to be a National Certified Pharmacy Technician. In fact the most UEI can give you is a state license. It won't matter where you will apply to. Most employers will be looking after experience, knowledge and PTCB Certified (Nationally certified). Hospitals, closed door, or even retail could care less where you went to school but being PTCB certified will bump you above the rest as been told repetitively during class and from other pharmacy technicians during externship. Most practical things you will learn at work will more than likely be trained at where you're employed at. The only thing UEI will offer is teaching you about typical things like drugs, calculations and pharmacy procedures which can be easily learned online. During my externship I had a small training course to learn about the system they were using and how be part of the workflow that had nothing to do with what I learned at UEI. Even if there may be success stories it still ends up being "up to you" so with that kind of attitude regardless if you pay less at community college or bought a book on getting certified at least you didn't risk wasting money or picking up a loan. There's plenty of ways to get an education. Always research and spend wisely. I sure didn't it and it's one of my deepest regrets. p.s. One thing is for sure, they sugar coat everything to get students. They like to sweet talk to applicants and lie just to get students signed into a classroom.
Not only did the school fail at helping myself and other students gain employment, they never even followed up. I do not have a job in the medical field and have never been given any help from the school or it's counselors in finding one. I have been left with over 15,000 in federal loans due to UEI, of which I cannot pay and continually destroys my credit and finances. For the cost, this school is a complete and total failure to its students and should not even be in operation. I will have these loans controlling my month to month stability for many, many years to come and could not possibly regret choosing to go there more. I was very young when I initially went to visit the campus and on that visit they convinced me to enroll and actually put me into the federal loans that day, without the advice of an adult in my family. They are irresponsible and money hungry, destroying the lives of many young hopeful students. Shame on UEI - they should be paying us for the awful education they gave and the unending debt we have to pay off.
I was a student at the San Marvos campus and it was horrible. I took the Criminal justice program and they promised me They would get me a job in law enforcement, all they gave me was a damn peace of paper and a damn security job making 8 dollars an hour. Now I'm in debt with almost 13thousand dollars. Worst school ever, not only that but they lie to you. I'll
This school is terrible, no instruction, they just give you a book and then let you do everything on your own.
For what I got I could have just gotten the books myself and done all my studying without paying 18000 dollars... DO NOT GO HERE, it is a COMPLETE JOKE!
I attended the UEI College campus in san bernardino during the summer of 2011 and finished the the medical assistant program in the spring time of 2012.
I have to say that the two teachers that I was placed with were excellent instructors, they knew the material like the back of their hand. I was impressed with how much they both knew, even though they both worked in different portions of the medical field. Every teacher has a weakness so I can't say now which one was my favorite.
The opposite can be said about the career services! I can't believe how hard it was to try to contact one particular person, it was like she was gone almost every single day of the week.
I wish I could say something more positive about the faculty, however, from my personal experience they were trash and only thought about money. Which is okay but if you don't do your job right your chances of getting chopped from the workforce is higher than the others.
I do not recommend attending any classes at UEI College unless you have an associates degree already and you have a part time job to save up money to pay your student loans. Because most employers want their employees to have at least some prior education besides a high school diploma and a diploma of completion form this college.
Oh, If you're planing on becoming a medical assistant I highly suggest that you brush up on spanish and some other foreign language.
DO NOT waste your time at ANY UEI or any of these 9 month course schools. Complete scams that prey on the bad economy and the insecurities of people. I passed with high grades, had to setup my own internship, and was never placed at a job.
So here I sit working for minimum wage at a retail store and stuck with a student loan. I should've known better but this is what they prey on. Those who say otherwise probably work for UEI or are part of their corporate team. The real person should beware of the false promises.
I went for 9 months, I am a living example of the experience. DON'T DO IT!
I Think that UEI is A great school too go to, They helped me move my Carrer in the right direction ,and i would recommend anyone too go there that's looking to star there Career NOW!!
I'm a student at the Riverside campus here, the teachers are great people,and i was lucky enough to get a great rep who left the school after a while, the riverside campus is pure b.s, they train you in MBIC aspects for 7 months,and when it is time to go on extern they send you to chiropractor offices to just help with paperwork, help work on patients,and that is it,dont get me wrong i am at a great extern site right now and the Dr is a terrific guy, just a horrible school, i have faxed my time sheet 3 or 4 times to them one week and i know it went thru on the fax machine but they said they never "got it" yet all their time sheets are faxed in thru a email system.
Stay away from the riverside campus and just stay away from UEI college all together, after reading all 14 pages of complaints and people on here i can see that yea some got lucky and found a good career,others got screwed over.
In the end its up to the person on what they want to do, just use all the information given to you and make your own decision.
First of all, I wanna say is that I entered this school only to please my mother. I had just graduated high school. I was planning on attending my local community college and later transferring to a university. My mother told me about this school and strongly suggested in me attending this school. Of course all I wanted was for my parents to be proud of me, so I did as I was told. I completed all of my courses and had a GPA of a 4.0. I completed my externship in St. Jude only because I knew someone who worked there and got me in because before that the school placed me to do my externship at a local chiropractor. This chiropractor place had NOTHING to do with MA tasks. ANYONE would be able to do this job. I was so irritated so I immediately called my friend who works in St. Jude and she was able to help me out, only for my externship but at least she helped me out more than my own school did.
My last module at UEI (before my externship) my teacher was horrible. She wouldn't pay any attention to her soon-to-be-graduating students since all of her "favorites" already left for extern. I am completely disappointed in the way my teacher acted, as well as the extern placing department.
I am now being contacted from school to go to interviews. I cannot even keep track on how many interviews I have been on. I'm not saying it's supposed to be easy to find a job because its not the way is supposed to be. But come on, I graduated in early of 2012 and they still haven't been able to place me in a good office? Obviously all of my good grades and hard work mean nothing. It's pure luck.If you just graduated high school, I would strongly suggest for you to just go to regular college. Don't waste your time going to these schools. You have so much ahead of you and can do so much more with your life. If you think this is the easy way out, you're completely wrong. Because look at me, I am stuck paying off these student loans and no MA job. I am now thinking of going back to regular school to actually make something out of my life. The biggest thing I regret was agreeing in attending this school.