Sanford-Brown Institute Reviews - CLOSED

2.01 out of 5 stars
(125 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $25,964
29% of 125 students said this degree improved their career prospects
26% of 125 students said they would recommend this school to others
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5.0 out of 5 stars
Registered Medical Assistant - 7/29/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Tone Marie - 7/29/2014
Degree: Dialysis Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"School is what you make it..You should choose your career wisely.I graduated from the DT program and I had a job offer before I graduated. .Everything I was taught at the beginning of the program it helped me excel beyond my career.."
1.0 out of 5 stars
abcdefg - 7/2/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"Worst school ever, horrible staff. They are not instructors they are medical assistants that work in doctor's offices. They do not know what they are talking about, they read a text book and copy the notes to a board. They never have supplies, there are fights with students constantly. I went there years ago, and I heard terrible things about the school and apparently there is still issues going on. Maybe that is why the name of the school changed. It did not work, still having problems. Try Everest. I hear great things about it."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Kenny - 7/1/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012
"This school is pathetic; the recruiter I was working with became extremely aggravated when I told her that I would not be furthering my education with Sanford-Brown. She basically went as far as to say "Good luck with your lower education" and was quite hostile. Its quite funny to read these reviews and realize what a joke this school really is; Off to Western Governors!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
AM - 6/20/2014
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2003
"This school is a scam. My schooling was paid for by the military. Somehow I have a student loan in my name that is now defaulted. I obtained the promissary note and I did not sign anything. They weren't even from the dates I was enrolled in school. Funny thing is my ex taught there during that period. I know for a fact the school I attended was shut down for false enrollment. I wouldn't be surprised if N. P. was in on their scam. Funny how she worked there during the period they are claiming I attended school."
1.8 out of 5 stars
TheRealiHustla - 5/12/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"This school is the worst school in Jax. I been working crappy full time jobs since I was 14 years old. I wanted to make a better life for me and my boys and this school promised that if I work hard and stay focused I could have a better life. I graduated with almost perfect grades. I did everything I was told to do and in my extern some nurse just told me that nobody in Jax will hire people from SB. She told me that the place where I do my extern wasn't going to work with SB no more because people can only get office jobs that don't require the Diploma. This school is a joke. I won't be able to get a job making more than $12.50 an hour. I made $13.00 an hour at the store I worked and I was about to get benefits too. they didn't help me and they actually made things worse. I heard the program director talking to my admissions counselor in a classroom one time. She was talking about how stupid all of us were and that she was surprised we could even read and write. She was talking about how she did not care if the other programs didn't last because her program always had so many people because the requirements to get in were so low. All she cares about is keeping her own job. She doesn't care about us students at all. She just thinks we are all stupid. The only thing that SB can see is dollar signs. They just want us to get the government to give them money. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. Go anywhere else. This school doesn't care about you. That last review below me is from somebody who work there. Because I bet nobody who go to this school would recommend it to they worst enemy. BTW I went to school with some smart people who just want to learn how to do the job and get a job. They not messing around and not doing they work. They work hard and most of them are pretty smart. They deserve a better school. A real school where you can get real credits and a real job. Peace out"
5.0 out of 5 stars
S. Griff, CST - 4/15/2014
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2006
"After reading most of these reveiws Im utterly disgusted. For one, these reveiws are creating a stigma that not only affect Sanford-Brown Institute, but all of its graduates as well. I read 10 reviews and only 1 was a positive one that was actually an accurate assessment. This school does exactly what it is designed to do which is educate and cultivate positive, efficient, reliable healthcare workers who are driven goal oriented adults who hold accountability for all of their actions. Since leaving this school I have held numerous positions in some of NJ's top hospitals (Operating Rooms) and most often times simultaneously held separate positions at surgery centers at the request of the surgeons who own them. While I may have been lucky to get an employment offer after my first interview two weeks after graduation, it was not done without the diligence i put forth in properly researching job opportunities for months prior to graduation and making sure I had an impressive resume and proper interviewing techniques upon walking in the door. Bottom line, Sanford-Brown Institute treats students accordingly and they uphold a moral code that many of the staff hold dear to their heart (since they are healthcare workers themselves CST's, R.N.'s M.D.'s etc.) which is "patient safety." They are not going to assist you if you are a slacker and lack diligence and tenacity for truly seeking education so that you can strive to be the best and represent the school properly. They are not going to babysit anyone....they are going to treat you the same way you will be treated once entering the field of medicine. With that being said as soon as you express poor character, judgement/disinterest in learning they become disinterested in you. They do exactly what they are suppose to do which is prepare you for an entry level position. Once starting my first position I scrubbed surgical procedures on my own after a week to two weeks of the projected 3 month training period. Before my probation period was over I was already taking "call" which means that the facility is confident that you can scrub any emergency case on your own. This was all due to the training I received at Sanford-Brown Institute and my externship period which is substantially longer and exposes you to a lot more cases than most other schools. They never promised job placement although they do offer plenty of assistance with providing students with the necessary tools in order to gain employment on their own. It is true, it is extremely difficult to get into the field of medicine in any discipline without experience, however if you are a go-getter and take the necessary steps in trying to get in and show undeniable interest for patient care and passion for learning, you will get a job. You have to remember, you are not paying for a job, you are paying for an education in hopes of getting your dream job just like any other facility of higher learning. There is not one college or university that guarantees a job upon graduation. You have to set yourself up from day one for success be 10 steps ahead, for example get a voluntary/temporary/permanent position in central sterile processing while attending school to assist with learning instrumentation and sterilization processes. Make your resume look enticing once finished with school these types of things separate the Men from the boys and the Women from the girls people. Take accountability for your successes and your failures. As an update, due to Sanford-Brown Institute sparking my thirst for intellect, I have obtained my associates degree in Health Science and plan to continue for my bachelors degree in the Health Sciences as well. I hold the qualifications to teach surgical technology and is considering taking on a teaching position while I finish my degree. Moreover, Im experienced enough to work at any hospital or surgery center in the country since I have scrubbed just about every discipline of surgery with the exception of open heart. There are endless possibilities as to where I may end up and its all due to the initial challenge and education Sanford-Brown Institute gave me. Finally, I am not making these transitions because I was unsuccessful after school I make a generous salary and negotiate my salary based off of my extensive experience....Im doing this because of how successful I have been and the desire to become an even better asset to the healthcare industry."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tamisha Crews - 4/15/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
"DON'T DO IT!! It's a TRAP! The credits don't count towards anything and you will be in thousand dollars of debt for no reason . I'm serious! If you never listened to a review before, PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS ONE."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unhappy - 4/5/2014
Degree: Cardiovascular Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"I wish I would have listen to the reviews I saw on this school before attending. I thought the people posting these were just not good students and brought it upon themselves. I can assure you that is not the case. Unfortunately my entire experience with this school has been nothing but lies, unprofessionalism and unorganized! They will pass anyone through the program just to get money. The read a PowerPoint to you each day I class instead of actually teaching. They wait till the last min to try to get clinical placements for their students and then 1/2 end up without sites. Communication is very poor between the school and the very few clinical places they have. Unfortunately I would strongly discourage going to this school. Find another programmatically accredited school in the area. It will be worth drive a couple hours to another school vs attending any Sanford Brown location. This school has a bad reputation for a very good reason!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
O - 4/2/2014
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2013
"Instructors were not qualified for teaching. The school did t have enough supplies needed for us to learn. Staff wasn't supportive"

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