UEI College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (216)
I find it interesting to see the reviews are either 5 stars across or 1 or 2 stars at most. Obviously, UEI has been working extra hard to keep their name in good standing and why not? That's their meal ticket- tricking people into signing up and spending massive loans on their fraudulent scheme. This is what happens when MBAs sit around a campfire and figure out how to come up with the next get rich quick scheme- only at the expense of students. It's sad, it really is that they are even allowed to operate but they have figured out how to scam the system. There is in a fact a class action lawsuit and we all know those happen because everything is peachy fine at UEI, right? The 5 star reviewers are just more UEI employees. The worst experience of my life. Even the BBB is grading them A-, A, A+,. San Diego office location. Complain complain complain complain, until someone listens. Write letters to attorney general, your local congressman, the BBB don't give up hope until the crooks are forced to close their doors and find real work.
Tell tell a lot of lies. I am stuck with a student loan and no job. These people are great use car salesmen.Don't go there.
TOOK ME ONLY ONE DAY TO REALIZE THE ENVIRONMENT IN MY CLASSROOM,FELT LIKE IF I WAS STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL.THE INSTRUCTOR REAL NICE KNOWS HIS JOB REAL WELL,JUST NOT THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT AND HE'LL MAKE REAL EASY TEST AND NOTES. YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT THE REPRESENTATIVES KNOW HOW TO SWEET TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE SCHOOL. SO MY 2nd DAY I DIDN'T GO BACK NO MORE AND TALKED TO A REP FROM THE UEI OFFICE AND TOLD HIM ABOUT QUITTING,WE TALKED ABOUT THE REASON WHY.THEN HE WAS LIKE OK ILL TELL THE LADYS AT THE FRONT DESK TO CHECK YOU OUT? DID THEY ACTUALLY CANCEL MY FINANCIAL AID, BKUZ A WEEK LATER I GET LIKE PAPER ABOUT TUITION THAT I HAVE TO PAY A MONTH,LIKE IF I WAS STILL ASSISTING?!
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!