Student & Graduate Reviews
kenyette morris - 8/17/2012
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 0
"That's the wrost school I ever went to some of the teacher was alright,non of theplacement service was willing to help me in any kind of way,they use to be call chubb institute to me they still doing the same thing stealing your money I call them repeatedly no one return any on my call ,all they did was steal my money,didnot help me find a job,I graduate in march they still not willing to help me, here this is August now, today I am in roll in a real college now getting mymasters degree,so if anyone considering going to anthem ( PLEASE) don't waste your time or money!!!!!!!!"
calvin jackson - 7/29/2012
Degree: Graphic Design
"I was there for one semester when the courses was a fly by night,I flunk almost every semester I attend.While I was working on a project,the instructor Barf told me "to keep working on a past due project while he critic others work,and when he start critiquing my work to pay attention to the details"I replied and said okay.Now the head bitch in charge of the facility walks into the classroom to evaluate the instructors performance.Ten minutes later he starts critiquing my work.I turn around to see the details as instructed then after he was done I turned around to continue working on my past due assignment she later on told me to come with her. She asked "why I wasn't paying attention to barf when he was talking"I said I was then I explained to her what was going on,and what he instructed me to do.Later when I returned to the classroom I explained to him what had happen he left to speak to her about that.I can assume he did however that wasn't the last time I had to deal with her or his nonsense.The thing that get me upset is now I have to pay back the student loans for dropping out of that hell hole,then after the first altercation I didn't even get an apology.It was the way she did it also was suspect to pull me away from the class instead of doing it for others to bare witness to her lack of understanding,and so they can be in my defense.To avoid conflict all she could of done was talk to barf about it,and left me alone.In conclusion that place bums me out big time,I hope you take my advice,and never go to that school its not worth it."
Diane - 7/28/2012
"I regret ever even considering this school; they have no one that is qualified for staff or teaching.There is no structure in this school it looks af if the students run the school and not the staff. Even thought this school has been rcently takenover I don't forsee any good coming from this place. The teachers are absolutly UNQUALIFIED This is a jole of a school and I WOULD NEVER EVER RECOMMEND ANYONE TO THIS PLACE.VERY VERY unstable all over the olace. And I think the dean is the biggest joke of all. She has no clue as to how things should be run and put under control. This school is OUT of CONTROL espicially whre the instructors and staff are concerned Students have the upper hand bottom line very dosorganized and the educationlevel is not what we pay for. BIGG RIP OFF. I feel as if I wasted all this time and money for NOTHING."
marisa c - 7/5/2012
"Anthem Institute is the worst example of a "college" I've ever seen. The entire staff is incompitent they tell you they're going to do something & they never do. No one has comminication with each other. I had no teacher by the third day of class & that went on for 2 months. Then they threw this girl in that obviously never taught before that was a medical assistant.. we were in the billing & coding class. She had no idea anything we were doing she couldn't even answer our questions & they let her stay for a month then we got fed up & complained enough they took her out & we had no teacher for another month. Then they got someone who I couldn't even understand but she left cause she saw how shady this school was. Finally my last month of classes they hired someone who was qualified for the job & she was very good at it but it didn't help me much because of the ridiculous ciriculum she was teaching things I already learned. I would never recemend this school to anyone even my worst enemy! Safe yourself tens of thousands of dollars & 8 months of aggrivation"
Jessica - 6/26/2012
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2009
"Please heed my advice and keep your distance from this "college". I attended Anthem college for Medical Assisting from 2008-2009. The supplies, instructors, lesson plans including lab work were inadequate for optimal learning to say the least. I maintained a 4.0 the entire program. My externship finally came to be, and let me tell you I was totally unprepared. With help and further education from the staff at my externship, I successfully completed my externship & graduated at the top of my class. The doctor I worked with told me of the horrible lack of knowledge associated with graduates from Anthem were the worst she has ever seen. The career placement they deviously promised was not there for me or my fellow classmates when we graduated...I imagine it's hard to place students when the college has such a terrible reputation..after all, I believe that's why their name was changed..Sorry guys but you're not fooling anyone with your new name! They're liars. Medical assisting is not as in demand as they professed it to be, and most settings want at least 1-2 years prior experience in the field and be bilingual speaking Spanish and English(I was denied a job for not speaking Spanish). I wanted to further my education to better provide for my special needs son, but now I feel with all the debt I've accrued from this SCAM of a college, I've let him down.So here I am, 3 years since graduation..no job, and thousands in debt.Thanks Anthem, for absolutely NOTHING but debt and immense frustration!"
Alisha Maddy - 6/4/2012
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2012
"I absolutely hate this school with every bone in my body. Within the first 6 months, of my 9 month program, we have received 7 teachers. Surprisingly everyone is less qualified than the last. The worst part about this school is that the staff is just as bad! None of them are qualified and should not run a school. Our dean to the school has a medical assistant certificate. Can someone please explain to me why and how she was put into such a high position? It would be one thing if she had the personality or the intelligence to be a dean but instead we have students that are more qualified than she is. Every day we go to class and expect chaos. The structure of the programs are not ideal and cause the students to fall behind. Our tests are from 4-5 years ago and have very little relevance to our careers. Rather than having our teachers (whom have worked in the field of interest) make the test and curriculum, our brainless dean keeps us doing the same work from previous years. This school is a complete waste of 15,000 and should be shut down for the money scam it is apart of. Any one reading this should go else where. Honestly, I would trust a shady online certificate more than this mess of the "school"."
Kathy - 5/3/2012
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2012
"I am currently a student at Anthem in Parsippany and I am loving it. My instructor is great, school staff are so nice and helpful! There is always snacks for the students and events. They are helping me write my resume. I am getting great grades because class is interesting!I have no idea why people complain about this school. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else!"
Robert Davis - 2/25/2012
Graduation Year: 2004
"I went to high tech institute. Which is now these schools. Let me start off by saying everything I have seen about these schools are true. They just renamed them to anthem institute. Same problems I had back in 2004 they are still having. So anything bad you read about this school is true. One more they If they tell you that you can come back anytime to help you learn more about your field for free is a lie. At one time they did IT class when they don't give them anymore so i can't go back."
Sally Smith - 2/7/2012
Graduation Year: 2010
"I started Anthem Institute right after having a baby. I'm so glad I went back to school for Medical Assisting but if I could go back I would have chosen a different school. Anthem Institute does not certify you you just graduate with a "diploma". In the time that I was in Anthem Institute I had FOUR different teachers. They would hire somebody and fire them a month later. The other staff was CONSTANTLY changing also. Because of this we didn't get the full education that we shoud have. We were promised they would go over resumes and job interviews but they were so caught up in the "Anthem drama" of hiring and firing people that half the time we didn't even have a teacher to do this stuff and we never did. I graduated with a 4.0 and I worked very hard while I was there. When I took my certification test I studied my notes front to back and the books they gave us. I also googled multiple things on my own and I also reviewed the certification books. I would say only 15 percent of the test were what we went over in class and in our notes. I passed it but because I worked hard to study by myself. Anthem did not prepare us AT ALL. Other schools prep you for the certification test and offer it. Go to one of these schools. Anthem does not prepare you at all. You are completely on your own to take the certification test and it does cost 100 dollars. (Which wouldn't have been so bad if they prepared us for ANYTHING on it) And as much as they tell you there are jobs open in this career, there isn't. Without your certification you have no chance of finding a job. They also promised they'd set you up with an interview after you were done with school for the rest of your career. This is a blantant lie. People told me this that had graduated from Anthem and it is true. I've been job hunting on my own (to no luck) but I've been emailing the school for MONTHS and they haven't found me ONE job interview. I'm glad I went to school because I'm hoping something will come up and I'm glad I accomplished something for myself. At the end of the day though I am just stuck with a huge student loan right now and NOTHING to show for it."
VP - 11/8/2011
Graduation Year: 0
"My first impressions of this school were very good. However, my first class was taught by someone very knowledgeable in his field but virtually had no teaching skills. Rumor had it that he was let go because he drank on campus during his break. The remainder of my experience has gone down further still. Yet another instructor with very little teaching experience who has no control over herself or her students. Overall, this school needs an overhaul in Medical Assisting personnel right down to the Dean of the school who doesn't think she has to justify her actions to the individuals that are paying her salary. This school is a hot mess!! There are two instructors that are excellent in this school and they are both medical professionals out in the field as well. They should be the only instructors teaching Medical Assisting at this location."