Sanford-Brown College Reviews - CLOSED
Student & Graduate Reviews (48)
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.
Expensive and hard to transfer credits
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!!!!!!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
A year ago my boyfriend and I went to the school because we got a phone call, he wanted to certified as a pharmacy tech....well they have lip (can definitely make people believe they are a "good school") they told us "oh Sanford brown is the bestof the best" and that they don't accept criminals and that they guaranteed we'd find a job with the education offered there.
Well first of all, we had to pay for our certification $100 and plus tuition and fees for the PHARMACY TECH course which can be offered at any comm college for no more than $3000, and this gay school charged us $12000(as IF it was really worth it).....there were soo many people in that school who had murder charges etc. (now I'm talking about the one in hillside illinois) but yeah...people with tattoos people who came in late to class all the time and were never dropped. It was definitely not what we were expecting at all. At least not what we were told..now they are paying for the certification (or so I heard) and we called because we believe we should get a refund since we are paying $12000 for absolutely NOTHING and they won't refund the money!!!!
Yeah this school is full of rats who want to take all your money for an education that you can learn some place else for cheaper. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME....:( I regret ever going here soooooo much!!
I have recently expressed interest in SB's Cardivacular Sonagraphy program. I have had enough bad experiences to research a school I would like to attend. So far, this school is not impressing me at all. I spoke to a representive (Crystal) at the Boston site. I let her know right of the bat that I did not wish to waste either of out time. I was certain this program was something I wanted.
And I asked her " How many credits does one need to qualify for this program?" Easy question right? Her response: "What do you mean?" I don't have that information in front of me right now." My 2nd question; "Is your program accredited be the CAAHEP?" Her response; "I couldn't tell you there is no one here to answer that for me right now." Right off I see from her short snappy responses that this is not someone who is either qualified for her job or adequate customer service skills even to work at...I don't know say...MCDONALDS!!!!
I agreed to meet with her next week just because I am ready to make a change in my finacial situation and realize that I need a an degree fast! I am going to go armed with some of the reviews on this site. I agree with one thing, and thats you get out what you put in! It sounds pricey but I'm willing to do it.
The lies began as soon as i walked in the door. Admission lied to me about everything. They said my credits would transfer and that school would only cost me 11,000. In the end im stuck paying 15,000 back! NO school will take my credits because sanford brown is a curse! I've had NO help from them in finding a job, that they promised! No employer will hire me because of sanford brown! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!!!!!!!