Anthem Institute Reviews
This school is a joke. I went to the New Brunswick campus, and they had promised a job or after I graduate I can come in and they can help me. Haha the only time they called was of course about the loan, NOTHING about helping me In the future. They did finally, after 8 months called and asked how my search was going. They didn't help, didn't care, nothing. So for 5 years after I graduated I didn't have any job in the field I was In. Now I finally am in the field but it's taken me time to get back to the flow. This school is a JOKE.
I attended the Springfield, PA location, but at the time of my attendance it was The Chubb Institute. Seems as soon as it became Anthem it went downhill. The campus and staff were amazing and everything I was told was true. After my classes I was placed with a company to complete my Externship and at the end of that program I was hired. My instructor at Chubb was AMAZING! The admissions department was great, honest and cared about all their students. One of the things that I was told was that even after I graduate I can return and take additional courses and refresher courses for free. A few years ago I went back and I definitely was given a certification prep course free as promised during enrollment. Sad that the school has gone downhill and now bankrupt and closing. I was looking to go back, but glad I saw these reviews before I wasted my time. IF The Chubb Institute was still open I definitely would recommend it, but NOT The Anthem Institute!
The school in north Brunswick nj is absolutely horrible. Besides for one select member, they do not care whether you graduate, come to class, pass, fail, or drop out. All the staff and organization cares about are the paychecks they get each week. I must say though, their so called recruiters are extremely gifted at luring you in with broken promises, the classic ''we don't get paid unless you graduate and succeed'' speech, and convincing you that anthem is the place to be and will help you be successful and better your life. When i first went there i was optimistic, my grades were great,attendance impeccable the whole nine yards. Besides literally one teacher the whole entire staff is horrible. the job placement department to put it lightly is one of the worst i have ever came encounter with. The dean of admissions, the head of staff, every single one of them didn't care whether you succeed or fail. I was literally one month away from graduating when they dropped the atom bomb of horrible news and said the campus was closing. THERE WAS NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF IT EVER SHUTTING DOWN. The way the staff conducted it was just absolutely horrendous,informal, and just had a ''you are all beat, but we still get ours'' attitude. To make this fairy tale of a place even better i had suffered a major set back and had gotten into a minor car accident that totaled my way of transportation. What did the staff at good ol anthem do for me? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. They did not let me study at home, and made me wait an entire month to rejoin the school. Plus, made me pay for additional classes since my financial services ran out. I hope this reaches some of the staff members, and they read this. I hope that they read this and see that i think the school is a joke, the efforts of those employed were horrible, and the lack of concern was sickening. And lastly, I just wanted to ask, as a general question, where did all the money? the students that had just signed up asked questions and the So called dean said we cannot answer any at this time. THIS SCHOOL IS, WAS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE A FRAUD. WHAT EVER CAMPUS IT IS, WHERE EVER TEACHER YOU GET IT IS ALL LINKED TO THE SAME COMMAND, MONEY COMES FIRST NOT THE STUDENT.
I went to US colleges in San Diego when i stated it was an Anthem school now i beleive it is a IEC school This place is extremely frustrating! I went to this school for Phlebotomy tech level 1. I needed it because the MLT program requires you to have the certificate to take the course. I chose this school because it has a night course. M., the teacher is really good. She is a little intense in the lab because she doesn't want you to hurt anyone or get yourself hurt. She is the only great thing that comes from going to this school They tell you that it is a "6 week course" to a certificate. This is a LOAD OF CRAP! I started the class on June 6. The classes ended on July 10. I took my NCCT exam on August 22. I did my externship in September at the MCRD. I am still waiting for my NCCT certification. The reason that I am waiting for my NCCT certification still is because US College has not paid for my exam or turned in my necessary paper work to obtain my certification. I am at a stand still. I call them twice a week and I get the same run around. "this will be taken cared of by the end of the week" "we were bought from a new company and the new company has not paid for those exams" excuse after, excuse, after excuse! I don't understand as to why mine was not paid for. My classmate that took the NCCT exam on the same day I did already has her NCCT certificate and she is now waiting on her State certification. The State certification takes up to three months to obtain. So if you think that you are going to get a new JOB in 6 weeks think again!!!!! Do yourself a favor don't take short cuts! Go to Grossmont College and take their course. It is THOUSANDS time cheaper then this crap school. If after reading this and you still want to use US Colleges just know that if they say they are going to call you back they won't! Also be on top of your education. CALL CALL CALL! Use the Study classes with Tony before you take your NCCT. He helps you pass!
I did not get to Anthem Institute. They closed before anything could be done. I would though like to share my admission experience. I applied to Anthem Institute on 6/25. When I went to school for information, I told them outright that I was on welfare. I explained my concerns about affording the tuition and that I needed financial aid. My interest was the medical billing and coding program. After I spoke with Natasha R. about the program and her regaling me of how her friend, a medical billing and coder at Liberty Medical Center was able to "fix" her medical bills after her car accident because she had access to her records (apparently she told her not to say anything about it, ever. Whoops). She then assured me that the school would help me in every way to get financial aid. I was later on told that for $80 a month, I could attend the school since my financial aid package was not enough. Again I told Natasha that this would be a problem because of my financial situation. She had me speak with Director of Admissions, Deborah A., and she told me that I could always get work study and to hurry and register before classes are full. A week later, after I signed the admissions and loan documents, I was then told that the school may not be able to give me work study and that it doesn't happen until 3 months after admissions. I explained what the Dean told me and was told that they would have her get in touch with me since she personally gave me the information. This never occurred. Three weeks later I received a call from Natasha telling me that she had "good news", in her words. The school would not be opening on 7/28/14 as planned so I would not have to stress about the tuition anymore. I am still trying to figure out how this was good. She then shared with me her woes about keeping her position since the school now had new owners. I asked about a refund for my application fee. She assured me that I would receive it and a formal letter telling me about the school's closing. I have yet to receive either of these things. I did however receive a quick ext message saying that Orientation was canceled and not to come to the school. Also interesting because aside from the loan documents, I had never received correspondence form the school. Not a welcome later, not anything telling me about orientation. I called and left messages for Miss R because I did need that letter and I wanted my fee back. She did not return these calls. I also called the schools main line but was told that particular location would have to give me the letter and refund.
They tell you one thing and it's always wrong. If you go for the radiology technician program you will only be able to get a job as a medical assistant. Go full scope (not limited scope) and go to a community college or university. This school is not worth the head ache and high price paid. If you are absent 50% of the time or score low on tests, they will pass you anyways. Don't become the topic of the next medical lawsuit. If you want to really learn I suggest you go to a better school - again community college, or university. Don't get fooled by this school. Please save yourself the trouble, go elsewhere!
I was hesitant when I first went to talk to the Adviser at Anthem in cherry hill. They told me of how they would be supportive and if I came to class and paid attention I would do well. They also said they were their to assist and help me if I had issues. I have to be completely honest, it all sounded too good to be true. I have to say they followed through and delivered on what they said to me. My instructors were very good and they took the time to assist me when I needed it. They helped me after hours and it worked! When I lost my job and wanted to drop out my admissions person took the time to sit down with me and help me with my resume and help me find another job so that I could stay in school. I recently graduated they set me up on 2 interviews and I was hired. I have to say that my experience was fabulous. I have read some reviews on this site and I will say there were students who did not push themselves and wanted to make excuses all the time. If you apply your self and work with the staff there you will finish school with a strong knowledge of your field and they will assist you in finding a career. Aces in my book!
I completed classes on a Monday, had a job interview on Tuesday and landed my dream job on Wednesday! You get exactly what you put into it. Easy pace for someone working full time and with children. Highly recommend!
I was really excited to start the surgical tech program at North Brunswick location for anthem institute. Once I started the program I was put in 2 preclasses to have us adjust before entering our official medical class. These classes are basically nonsense..... things you learn in middle school. Then after that you enter your program... I have been in my program class now for 6-7 weeks and I have had 2 TEACHERS GOING ON 3 NOW. THIS IS TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL. We are paying over 20k for a good education to get thrown around to different teachers.... I'm so lost, upset, and constantly having to adjust to a new teachers way of instructing. I WOULD NOT RECCOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE not even my worst enemy.
I Loved my experience at Anthem (springfield). Heres the breakdown.. expensive tuition, but great and helpful financial aid department. Great resources and materials, horrible instructors. This school lies just as much as all the others!! You just have to push through and learn to be an independent learner. I don't recommend this school, and especially this program to anyone that is not willing to work really hard. To anyone that is motivated and hungry to learn, I encourage that you go to Anthem. I'm nineteen, had no income, or transportation & i made it there everyday & graduated with a 3.8 GPA..If I can do it, you can do it!