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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
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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!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Healthcare Administration

I am a student currently enrolled at UEI college San Marcos campus. When i first walked into the door to this school they imediatly were telling me that i should enroll and that if i chose to come to school here i would have 10 years to pay off my loan and that i would graduate with a certification.

As far as the Medical assistant program goes you recieve a diploma. the first few months of school were okay.. or at least i thought they were. around the third month of being enrolled they switched my class time and teacher. apon entering the new class i relized that all of the students in the class even those that had been here for a shorter period of time then me were WAYY AHEAD OF ME. i had no idea how to lable a tube of blood even though i had been drawing blood for 3 months. The faculty has proven to me that they only want my money. When i miscarried with my child during the second month of school they told me that it didnt matter that i was walking around with a dead fetus in my womb i needed to be in class every single day on time. if you get sick and throw up expect a call when your supposed to be in class asking where you are. and expect that when you tell them your sick they say "get your ass in class now." if you miss more than 4 days in a module wether your sick or not it doesnt matter your failed that mod and guess what you have to repeat it. not only that but they wont tell you that you failed the module until the end of the mod so that means you have no choice but to be in school every day even if you failed the mod.

if you have piercings remember you cannot wear them to school and if you just got a new peircing and you cant take out because it will close up too bad take it out. i know this because i was asked to take my piercing out and when i said no i paid 40 dollars for this i was told "40 dollars is dinner hahaha" adn i dont know about you but 40 bucks is gas in my tank for a week or dinner for a week.

ALL IN ALL THE FACULTY AT THIS SCHOOL HAS NO CARE FOR THEIR STUDENTS OR THEIR HEALTH ISSUES THEY SET HIGH STANDERDS AND STRICT RULES FOR NO OTHER PURPOSE THAN TO HAVE YOU FAIL AND STILL HAVE THEM BE PAID YOUR 16,000 DOLLARS. WHICH BY THE WAY IF THEY FAIL YOU YOU DO NOT HAVE 10 YEARS TO PAY IT OFF.

1 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2011

I feel sorry for all the students and staff that went to this school. the leadership at this school was horrible and all about the numbers and profits. they didnt care at all about their staff or students.

last year this school went from 1200 students and now less than 200 because they are not assisting these students. horrible education for 16000 and no life skills to get a decent career. DO NOT GO TO UEI

1 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2012

This school is seriously a joke!

The first day you go in to consider the school they make you sign a bunch of papers that they don't even give you time to read. They sit you down smile, ask if you'd like some water then feed you a bunch of crap basically. you only have a week to tryout the school and after that you're stuck there because you will have to pay the debt weather you finish your classes or not. I was taking the criminal justice program at uei and can honestly say I have learned A LOT more these past 2 months at the community college I am going to now than I learned at UEI in 9 Months! The teacher I had was nice but I am not in debt 15,000 dollars for having a nice instructor.. we were in class for 4 hours and the 1st hour was all just people reading current events. the last 3 hours everyone was basically just talking in class about what they did yesterday or over the weekend because the instructor would Literally go outside and talk on the phone for like 2 hours or sit at his computer.. we really just watched videos. we NEVER and I repeat NEVER read out of the book or actually learned anything or reviewed anything that was in the book. The advertisements they have on t.v are Totally FALSE.

After you're done and graduate the only jobs they offer you are security jobs which is not worth a "$15,000 education" And all the jobs they you interviews for are found off of craigslist and monster.com.,

This school is so not worth $15,000 it's not even worth 50 bucks a month. It's just a waste of time and a way to take your money. All they do is take advantage of people who are really looking for a career then putting them in debt for 10 years or longer. I graduated back in april and I haven't received ANY phone calls about interviews or job opportunities. All I have is a diploma that's good for nothing and none of the credits are transferable at junior colleges. They told me I would be paying 54 dollars a month starting 6 months after I graduated for my loan and that it would be about a 3 percent interest for 10 years which was a lie.

I just received a letter saying my payments are $108 a month with an interest rate of 8 percent that can go up to 12 percent. The counselors and career service people are constantly changing because they fire and hire new ones every month. Career service people are rude, they get mad when you confront them about only offering you security jobs and say "you have to start somewhere". Seriously my ex boyfriend works security and all he paid was 100 bucks for a 2 hour course online.

As I said the advertisements on T.V are FAKE. and misleading .. all the jobs the people on their "supposedly" obtain are not true. If you are planning on going there for C.J the only job they will get you is a security job or no job.

I feel like I have signed my life away because I still have no job in this feild I work part time in retail as a cashier and have other payments I have to make that with this debt included are Impossible to make with a part time job!

My advice to you if you are considering this school is DON'T DO IT! Don't Sign the papers or take the water! Throw it back at their face and Run the other way. I promise you, You will regret going to UEI I regret it and it angers me how They could take advantage of people like this. They should be put under federal investigation for ripping people off.

DON'T DO IT! DON'T DO IT! DON'T DO IT!

2 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2012

Honestly if taking care of students, are doing their jobs paid the bills for UEI, believe me their lights would always be off. They clearly dont know what the word accomadate means, andtreat every student as though they have just been released from prison, like everyone is beneath them. I wouldnt recommend someone become a janitor for these people, let alone be taught by them. From rude teachers, to overly rude staff, i learned the hard way about losing money. Im already in debit, and all i can show from the school is a diploma.

They lack in everything their school promise has to offer. Id think twice about attending any UEI,its honestly not worth your money. I wish someone wouldve told me that 8 mothns ago.

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

This school is the most fake school ever! They don't care about you! They only care about your money. The people saying look at yourself, and all that... I was an honor roll student, got perfect attendance and had a 4.0 every month!

I've been graduated for months and months and they still have yet to call me once about job help! You can call and call they will never call you back, they won't care about you, they will let you down and it'll not even phase them! All the good reviews were probably employees doing good for the business... I AM WARNING EVERYONE! DON'T SIGN UP! THEY GIVE FALSE HOPE! THEY SAY IF YOU DO GOOD YOU'LL SUCCEED!! THEY LIE!!!!!!!!

And when you try to speak your mind and complain, they cut you off and never listen. I'm thankful to of had a great teacher who cares, and indeed I have learned a lot. But it's a shame when you learn so much but can't put it to use anywhere! So please, take in my advice. Don't think you're going to prove all the rejection and disappointment wrong. That's what I thought to at first, but in the end... you'll end up like me.

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