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2 out of 5
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Degree: CompTIA Certifications

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!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012

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!!

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2012

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.

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2 out of 5
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Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Graduation Year: 2012

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.
2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2013

The career service people are not very helpful the Anaheim branch is not professional at all i do not know if other Uei are better but this one is not organize, there is no communication between the staff, which affects the students because we do not know what is going on.

I will not recommend this branch of UEI.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2013

You know, it's too bad that those people that wrote bad reviews about this school. They all either have personal issues in their life preventing them from the success they could have if they spent more time in focusing on the positive instead of the negative.

I have two friends that graduated in the CST class and both have good paying careers and that's why I am a student there now at the Encino Campus.

You always get out of the program what you put into it. And expect to do some footwork, and not be lazy about it. Success isn't just gonna fall into your lap just because you went to a trade school and learned something new.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2012

I went to school and worked for this school the staff members will talk shit about you and about all the students. They hire people all the time and have a fake smile they will do anything to get you enrolled. During orientation they will make it seem so good and they tell you that you don't pay anything 6 months after you graduate then month after you are in school they send you a letter telling you that you have to start making in-school payments if you don't pay all what you owe then they won't give you your diploma or be able to walk. I guess they have this new school policy where if you miss 1 day of school it counts 5% of your grade and are only able to miss 5 days a mod or else you fail and only able to miss 14 days total the whole time in school this counts weekends too. The staff will constantly check on students in class and harass them like they are little kids they have a strict dress policy if you wear something they don't approve of you can get kicked out of school. They don't let you show your piercings and tattoos they will tell you to take them out and to cover up and nothing you can do about it. They say they are so concerned about you and once you tell them something personal they will tell the whole staff and laugh about it. You can not eat or drink in class you will get kicked out and every time you come to class you have to sign your name and the time and if your late it will count toward your grade and attendance. You have to do 180 hours of ex-tern and if you don't finish or miss a day they will call non stop and harass you and won't be able to get your diploma. This is at the san marcos location PlEASE don't waste your money and time.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant

I was a student at UEI COLLEGE San Marcos campus , I was a 4.0 student . I re-entered after an LOA , and was told that i could start, i only had three mods left, and financial services would be taking care of everything so that my time there would count but they did not and they said that it did not matter if I was getting A's and had a 4.0 none of my time attending school would count, and I attended approximately two mods . So I stopped attending. I don't agree with the way they have handled my situation. They will not let me re-enter because they are understaffed. I don't understand why my education can not be furthered because of their negligence and them being understaffed. I would hope and appreciate if someone from corporate contacts me so we can have a talk, because they are very hard to get a hold of . Thank you and I'm sorry for the bad review but I'm really disappointed with UEI COLLEGE SAN MARCOS CAMPUS!! - Olga Gomez Olga.gomez710@Yahoo.com
4 out of 5
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2012

I finished the cj program and don't understand what these crazy people are talking about. my teacher was great, everyday we had lecture, powerpoint, discussion and even documentaries to help us understand the topic better. we had homework every night, read chapters, answer the questions, almost 2 hours a night sometimes. sometimes, too much work. our tests were hard too. and we went to many field trips related to the job, to the jail, prison, probation and so many more places, so i saw the jobs that i could get. and my teacher was a really smart and nice person. he helped me out so many times when i needed help with the reading and work. and my teacher made sure we got extra training all the time to help put certifications on our resumes. so these fu**ing people are just pissed who talk trash because they probably f***ed up and were pissed about being too dumb to learn.
2 out of 5
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Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2013

I've been hearing so many rumors that our Stockton campus will close soon and that we can not sue the school to get our money back just in case it closes. I even heard that our campus is not accredited. When I first signed up for my pharmacy technician class, they made it seem like a great school.

But really, it's not good at all. They rushed me to sign up for the school and they told me they only have two spots left. When I started class my first day, there were only four people in the class.

A few months later, one teacher got fired and our class had to join the other class. Now we're all packed in one huge class with 25 people. They told me back then that they have small classes, but there is now too many people.

We all have been lied to and I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. All they want is money and all they want is to keep lying to their students. If I only had the chance to leave this school and transfer, I would. They promised us this is a good school, but it's not. IT'S HORRIBLE!

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