Sanford-Brown College Reviews - CLOSED

1.88 out of 5 stars
(51 Reviews)
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24% of 51 students said this degree improved their career prospects
24% of 51 students said they would recommend this school to others
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2.5 out of 5 stars
Jessie - 8/19/2014
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"Finished school April 2014, I have my certification in Pharmacy Technician. It's been 5 months getting calls from career services of Pharmacist they say willing to hire, but no pharmacist or pharmacy ever calls or replies back. I'm looking for any job now to pay those school loans or my future credit is in trouble."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Cazziuz - 8/12/2014
Degree: Computer Animation
Graduation Year: 2014
"Ok, I started to look around for schools to raise myself up outta the fast food rut i have been in for most of my life , and to provide a better level of living for my wife and two kids , but after 3 months of school at this place in the Animation technology classes I have to say this is quite possibly the worst school i have ever seen or heard of , the profess ( with the exception of a few of them ) don’t really care if you attend class or not , there level of instruction is horrible, and there grading is laughable , in fact one week i did nothing and still got a b for that week’s assignments. Add all that to the fact that after taking with a friend of men who works in the animation/gaming industry , who told me , that a degree from that school will hurt my chances of getting job rather than helping me , simply because they don’t teach you what you really need to know. Now I am trying to withdraw from school, to do something as simple as that I have had to talk with at least 5 different people in the financial aid department just to be given the run around about whether or not they are going to keep the funds my aid gave them 2 days ago or not, and then after I pointed out to them that I had 30 days to send my loan funds back which I had to send the email that stated it, because they didn’t believe me. They then informed me that I would have to pay for the classes that I had attended, which to me at least is common sense, I attended the classes so I should have to pay for them, but they didn’t have to be rude about it (again not all of them were rude, only the first 4 I spoke with, the last one named Sara I think it was very helpful and knew what she was doing. And this was after talking to both my student advisor, and the head of the program that I was in , and a call from the head of the program also , in which he reminded me that I would be throwing away around 3400 used by leaving school at this time. Thing is if I had stayed I would have been throwing around 72k away. All in all I would not suggest this school to anyone ever for any reason what so ever."
1.5 out of 5 stars
TB - 8/11/2014
Degree: Video Game Design
Graduation Year: 2014
"Where to begin....the accreditation is a joke, no other schools will take credits from this school. The teachers are sub-par and require less than a reasonable about of homework. Yes you will learn things, will it be enough? No. Once you realize this, you will be in debt up to your ears (this is not a cheap school, don't let anyone fool you). I spoke with a recruiter in my field and he said the best bet for getting a job was to to just go with Digipen. I know several graduates from Sanford-Brown College (formerly IADT) and none of them have jobs in the field. I have not seen one success. Many, not all, of the students are young and incompetent and bring down the entire class. The little amount of education you can get from this, you can get even better from YouTube. After you leave the school, if you want to pursue any further education, you will need a transcript. Good luck. It takes them all too long to reply and they refuse to answer their phones. Do yourself a favor and go to any other school."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Diana gayle - 12/20/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2008
"Sanford brown was a great school, every thing was great from the first day I walk in class, the teachers was great and very helpful and they stick with you till the end."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Amber Cosgrove - 9/9/2013
Degree: Ultrasound Technician
Graduation Year: 2011
"I graduated 2 years ago. In a class of 9 people, only 3 of us have actually passed both of the national board exams required to become ARDMS certified, and NONE of the three of us have found work in ultrasound! Ultrasound is NOT a job that can be learned from a book, or ANY simulation computer program (Simpro). I was sent to a clinical site, full time, 80 miles from my home (700 mi/week), where on average I would get 20 MINUTES of scan time a day, not nearly enough to learn this job! The schools reputation is so bad they can't find clinical sites to take their students and the ones they do have they keep making angry and eventually lose them too. One student was placed at a clinical site so far from her home, she was literally closer to the California border! This school is a money grab. I hate to burst anyone's bubble, but you won't get a job from this school, just a $40k student loan debt."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 2/7/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year:
"I was enrolled at this school in Farmington, CT for medical assistant. The recruiter lied from jump telling me their would be no monthly payments, how there concerned about getting you an education, you can transfer credits,and I would be able to find a job quickly. BLAH BLAH BLAH....I signed up for school on the 12th of Sept got a bill on the 17th saying I have to pay $250 a month and if not paid I will be dropped.This was the 1st WTF moment I experienced.So I bring this to attention and he brushes it off like "Oh don't worry about that" huh!! I went to financial aid whom was also a scam she's like oh you would have to call financial aid to inquire more about that..umm YOU ARE FINANCIAL AID HENSE THE SIGN ON THE DOOR!!! So I called Direct Loans since thats where I thought I had aloan tooken out to cover the remainder balance the rep said no information was ever processed by that school financial aid so no funds was allocated.So I said eff this I withdrew from this school in Nov 2012 because things seem too sketchy for me. Only to receive an email that the school was closing SUDDENLY due to unforseen circumstances. My old classmates were contacting me telling me that instructors were leaving during the mods to find other employment so classes couldn't be completed. And different departments such as career development & financial aid were closed while students are still attending the school..My advice dont go to this school it's a rip off!!!!!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heather Fenzau - 12/2/2012
Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2013
"Cons - States they have night classes, but it is always a struggle each term to let them know I can only take night classes and I get the run around every time which makes it very stressful. As most classes I need are not offered at night a 'Direct Study' is put together which does not allow me to fully benefit from the classes offered. Pros - The classes I have been able to benefit from are very, very good and I have learned a lot."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lorri - 10/30/2012
Degree: Cardiovascular Technician
Graduation Year: 2013
"I am currently a cardiovascular sonographer student that finished the classes and was supposed to start an externship only to find out the last day of class that the school has no externship site for half of the students that finished the class portion of the course, the saddest part is there were only eight of us that finished. We were also informed on the last day that the vascular portion of the schooling is a waste of time because we do not have enough clinical hours to take the state exam and become certified. They made it out that we would be able to take this board exam as well as the echo board exam. I feel I was betrayed and lied to from the first day I walked in the school. This school makes a lot of broken promises. I attended the Dearborn Michigan location and warn anyone considering Sanford Brown to really investgate this school before wasting your time. Reluctantly I am considering talking to a lawyer!!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Tara - 10/4/2012
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013
"I attend St. Peters, MO Practical Nursing. I feel it's going to benefit me greatly. The instructors are experienced in their fields (ex. 25 years experience). They have state of the art equipment, clinical sites want Sanford Brown students (one facility dropped a college so that they could bring in Sanford Brown students), professional behavior is the only accepted behavior, people with piercing and tattoos are in the program but must cover these when they are in class our on clinical site. (Like someone with a tattoo is bad anyway? Background checks were conducted on every single student, no murderers in my program.) Maybe the different programs at the different schools are not the same but I feel this campus and this program are highly professional and will offer an excellent opportunity for myself and my family. If anything changes I'll be certain to add that."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Unknown - 9/16/2012
Graduation Year:
"Went to Sanford brown and graduated but would never recommend this school to anyone!! They are very unorganized and make you take classes that are irrelevant to the position your going for. I wasn't going for medical assistant but the MA's I know ended up not getting a job after being promised. I personally did the dialysis program and no way was it worth 12000$ it's too unorganized and almost impossible to finish all your clinical hours and extern hours if you have a job or kids! Check out different schools before Sanford I promise you won't be satisfied!"