Sanford-Brown Institute Reviews - CLOSED
Student & Graduate Reviews (124)
DO NOT DO IT SAVE YOURSELF THIS SCHOOL ONLY GOT ME DEBT AND NO JOB I REGRET GOING TO THIS SCHOOL THEY DIDNT INVITE ME GRADUATION OR GIVE ME MY CERTIFICATION BECAUSE I DIDN'T PAY A SMALL BALANCE THE CAREER PLACEMENT DOES NOT HELP THE TEACHERS ARE CLUELESS ON THE STUFF THEY TEACH THEY JUST READ OUT THE BOOK
School was just a waste of time in so many ways. If I could do it again I would have just volunteer @ a particular site. Everyday was a unless art arguments with fellow student and disappointment from the teachers. Very few teachers had a complete understanding of what they were teaching and how to teach their subject. For external if you're placed at a good site that the only real learning you'll get. When it's time for job placement you're lucky if they find you anything over $12 p/h, so you're better off looking for yourself because they're not taking it as serious.
I attend SB Atlanta campus. The school literally let's anyone get it. There is no system in place for prerequisite testing. There is a huge problem with undereducated students. Huge racism issue. The school is over populated with African americans who are plain racist towards Caucasian students. I have been threghtened, bullied, and yelled at. These actions included teachers and students. I am doing my best to stear clear of everyone and am still a victim. I would not suggest this school.
The Ft Lauderdale campus is run by a foreign dentist's. Most of them do not speak English very well and do not care for anyone who is not one of their own, ie Hispanic. The programs director Dr. V likes to hire his own family members that he sponsors into the country. If you have no dental experience and you're a NOT Hispanic you will not survive this program. They will not help you and they do not care. It is designed for you to fail, repeatedly, that's how they make their bonuses every year. Instructors have their favorites and if your not one of them your left completely in the dark at all times. Its the "drinking from a fire house effect. If your not already established in dentistry you will flunk out, guaranteed. Theft is a common occurrence, don't leave anything around. We have often suspected it was the instructors doing the thieving because of locked doors and limited access to labs. Its almost impossible to steal a whole entire cassette of instruments in front of the whole clinic. But it happens weekly. Ms. B., Dr. V's cousin is never where she is supposed to be on the clinic floor, during clinic, instead she is constantly tattling on students in Dr. V's office. The points system was set up to be a way to flunk some students while helping others, the favorites. Ms B. signed me up for classes I did not need only to withdraw me from EVERYTHING two weeks later. As a result my VA was withdrawn and so was my funding. I was harassed for weeks every time I entered the school they would send for me during every class and ask about money. I was pulled out of class during a final and was not allowed to return until I paid them. I was threatened and manipulated, needless to say I failed the final and the class. The appeals process is handled by another loyal Hispanic from Columbia too. He is Ms. Beltran romantic interest, so you know how that goes. I was 15 weeks away from graduation when I was flunked out. My credits wont transfer, every other Dental Hygiene program in South Florida wont let me into their program unless I start from the beginning, all over again. That amounts to three years of my life and 65 thousand dollars wasted. One of Beltrans favorites thought it would be a hoot if they took diseased material from the ultrasonic cleaner and put it into my water bottle one day in clinic. My friend over heard them laughing about what they did, I went to the director and he did nothing. I now have to pay for very expensive HIV and hepatitis testing every six months. Do not put your life in harms way, steer clear of this school!
I went to the Cleveland, Oh campus. From start to finish, there was always people to answer any questions, and make it an easy experience. Some people say they were lied to about credits transferring, or the job projection. I was told at the beginning that no credits would transfer, and that they could not guarantee any future jobs or salary. I was shown the Gov census, showing the growth of medical assistants throughout the country. All the teachers were knowledgeable, and had many years of real experience. The thing that really made this campus stand out was that the dean of education had an open door policy. If you had a problem, you could always talk to her, and she would either find a solution, or just listen if thats what you needed. After graduating, I called her to get copies of my transcripts, and she always answered the phone. Another campus (Houston, TX) I called never had anyone to answer the phones. So this made the Cleveland campus stand out. I think that no matter what school you go to, nothing is guaranteed. The economy is always changing, and wages and jobs depends on where you are looking. I think people need to be more open about that, and not hold other people accountable for something they dont have control over.Cleveland Ohio campus
When I was first looking for schools to attend, this was one of my top ones I wanted to go to...But after reading all the reviews it made me second guess my decision. Yes it is expensive but what school isn't that you can get done in half the time! I love this school. My professors are amazing..hearing their real life experiences really puts everything in perspective for me. Everyday is something new and exciting. I haven't completely my course yet but I have never regretted my decision on picking this school. Go with your gut. There is always someone out there that didn't like it but maybe this school wasn't right for them, that doesn't mean the school is bad. It is advanced and hard work, but you can do it. I work part time and go to school. Just stick to it and you will be done and on your way to your dream career before you know it! It has changed my life
Please I am begging you do not go to this school!! I am embarrassed of even going here at all!! A waste of money and 9+ months of school for barely $12 an hour if you are lucky enough to find a job. If you are into medical things go to a community college and get your rn!!!! Do not waste your time and money for a place where heroine addicts and criminals go. Please. For your own sake do not waste your time. I'm so upset with myself for ever going here
This program is accelerated but that was not the difficult part of this program, the only place where I really felt I learned something was in the dental clinic from excellent instructors with years of experience, the only problem is the lecture classes they are a joke basically your are not taught anything you teach yourself. 2 new instructors were brought in with no experience and one very young and did not have experience out in a private practice which that really doesnt help. I was very glad when i finished the program because there were many times that I wanted to quit or choke someone. If I had to do it again I would not chose this school because their hygiene program is really not organized yet maybe a few years down the line things will change.
DON'T GO TOO THIS SCHOOL PERIOD ANY CREDIT'S THAT YOU EARN AT THIS SCHOOL WON'T TRANSFER TO ANY OTHER SCHOOL AT ALL. I HAVE BEEN TO SEVERAL SCHOOL TRYING TO GET MY CREDITS TO TRANSFER AND THEY WON'T. AFTER GRADUATING WITH HONORS AND SPENDING $12,675.00, AND MY STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT IS $376.00 A MONTH , AND ALL I GOT WAS A PRETTY PIECE OF PAPER THAT IS WORTH NOTHING. AND I MEAN "NOTHING PERIOD" AND GETTING A JOB DON'T FOOL YOURSELF. I WAS TOLD THAT I WOULD BE EARNING $13.00 TO $15.00 AN HOUR THAT IS NOT HAPPENING. YOU ARE LUCKY TO GET $9.00 AN HOUR. AND WHEN I WENT BACK TO THE SCHOOL TO TALK TO MY ADMISSION'S ADVISOR AS TO WHY I WAS LIED TOO. THERE IS ALL NEW PEOPLE THERE IN THE ADMISSION'S OFFICE AND NO ONE THAT IS THERE NOW KNOW'S NOTHING, AND ALL THEY CAN SAY IS NO ONE HERE WOULD HAVE SAID THAT, WHICH IS BULL CRAP!!! PLEASE DON'T BE FOOLED BY THIS SCHOOL THEY ARE A FOR PROFIT SCHOOL THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND LEAVE YOU WITH A LARGE BILL TO PAY AND A PIECE A PAPER THAT AINT WORTH NOTHING....
To all the haters, you get out of your experience what you put into it. To others, there are always bad apples but it doesn't ruin the bunch.I had a great experience from admission to graduation. I was also hired a month before I graduated with my Associates degree. It was an accelerated program which demanded self responsiblility to work and study on your own and if you didn't understand it, to ask the questions that one needed to ask of the instructors. If the college weren't closing, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a great future.