Sanford-Brown Institute Reviews - CLOSED

2.01 out of 5 stars
(125 Reviews)
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  • 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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1.5 out of 5 stars
KLM - 4/1/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"They liers at the jax school. I wanted to do the nurse program and they told me I should take the medical assistant one because they not enrolling for the nurses program right now. so the girl told me to do the medical assisting one and I could do the nurses program later. They lied to me. The medical assisting program is nothing to do with the nurse program. I cant get no job in Jax with this stupid certificate. No one will take it as a real thing. The doctors offices told me they dont hire people from this school. They say I should go to FSCJ but I have alot of loans now. I dont know why that girl lie to me. The lady in the financial aid was nice and she try to help me pay for things but she can only do so much. the people who do admissions act like sales people. That girl contact me everyday for a long time and then when I get in there she forced me to make a bad choice and do medical assisting when she knew I wanted something else.I think they work for comission or something because she was to pushy. She was all making me feel bad about not being in school. She act like I was a bad mom because I didn't go to school yet. She kept saying she took care of her family but she didnt get no degree. she was not that smart but she sure fooled me. She just a pushy sales girl who should work at the cell phone store in the mall not a school she messing with peoples lives. now I have alot of money owed and no job. Thanks for nothing Sanford brown."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sz - 3/11/2014
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2008
"Run away! They will say anything for you to get in this school. Misleading students is a standard at Sanford brown. Good thing I only spent 10,000 or they would have really messed me up...I got smart and got out...do your research!"
2.0 out of 5 stars
JFTL - 2/11/2014
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2012
"I completed the Surgical Technologist program in 2012 eager to start my new career. I loved being in surgery! I passed my Certification. The school got me one interview in 9 months! On my own, I also was able to get a whopping one interview also. Its extremely difficult to obtain employment fresh out of school. I was not able to obtain work AT ALL in the profession I learned and spent $25, 000. on. They LIE to you to keep you motivated to give them your money thinking you're getting a good, useful education. Run from this school. I want to continue my education but have heard no one takes SB credits. Really? ! Run!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jennifer - 2/10/2014
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"I go to Garden City, NY Campus. This place is a complete joke. Its not that im expecting a masters degree but im paying 10 grand to teach my self. All the teachers basically just gives us classwork and we have to teach ourselves. The other students walk around like this school is Harvard or Yale, and its like high school. I've been out of high school for years now and I feel like I'm back in it. The people who show you around hype it up for no reason at all. This school is not worth the time or money."
1.5 out of 5 stars
TSH - 1/16/2014
Degree: Ultrasound Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"I am still in school at Sanford Brown for the DMS program, and unfortunatly I WOULD NOT recommend this school to anyone. As you can see there are 27 schools closing and only 8 remaining open, that im pretty sure will be closing also in the next year or two. The DMS program is great, but if I could I would go back to day one, do some more research, and I would have went to another school. The staff are unprofessional, and could care less about the student. I travel 3 hours to go to school only on the weekend with the promise that I would be able to do my externship closer to my house once I done with school. That was a lie. When it came time to be placed for my externship the school informed me that they would not be able to place me 3 hours away, after I was promised that they could. Now I have to do my externship(UNPAID) for 6 months while paying rent since I have to move. The school is a SCAM. The tuition is too expensive for the lack of resources provided. Traveling 3 hours every weekend for the past year and a half you would think they would at least keep their promise and let my do my externship closer to where I live. They only want your money, so they try to get as many people in the class as possible even if that means giving you false hope. I highly doubt they will help me with job placement once I'm done."
4.0 out of 5 stars
HEIDY M. - 1/11/2014
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"I THINK PEOPLE FORGET THIS ISN'T YALE UNIVERSITY COMPLAINING LEFT AND RIGHT AS THOUGH THEY DESERVE A MASTERS OR SOMETHING. I ATTENDED THE SBI IN ISELIN,NJ AND THIS PROGRAM WAS EXCELLENT THE INSTRUCTORS WERE GREAT, AND EXTREMELY HELPFUL. READING SOME REVIEWS AND PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT GETTING DOCKED FOR THEIR TIME WELL WHAT DO YOU EXPECT THIS ISNT HIGH SCHOOL ITS A 10MNTHS TO A YEAR PROGRAM AND IF YOURE ABSENT OR DECIDE TO BE IRRESPONSIBLE AND COME LATE AND LEAVE EARLY THEN THATS ON YOU AND YOU DESERVE TO GET DOCKED. NOT ONCE DID THEY PROMISE TO GET US JOBS SO DONT COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT EITHER, ITS YOUR OWN RSPONSIBILTY TO GO OUT AND FIND ONE, THEY DO HOWEVER SEND YOUR RESUME OUT TO COMPANIES AND KEEP YOU UPDATED."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lauren Kay - 12/18/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"I am currently in Sanford-Brown located in Iselin New Jersey. This school is a joke itself. you get docked for everying you do, even going to the bathroom. If youre a minute late you're docked for your time. There are adults who have children and are struggling and yet nobody gives a shit. Its not fair. I wouldn't waste my money on this school for a second. Its a very frusterating enviroment to be in. A few days ago i was in a bad car accident., my car slid into a tree because of black ice. Even being badly hurt i told the school about it, the dean didnt budge they didnt care, i was docked for my time, nobody cared that i was hurt and literally couldn't make it to school. I was still marked abscent, I wouldnt waste my money for a second."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Michelle - 10/29/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011
"I cant believe how these reviews sound like my experience. I went there in 2010 looking to begin a career in nursing. The reps said the program was not available at the tim, but assured me they were only waiting to get the credential. They also said in order to qualify i would have to do the MA program first. Of course it was a LIE. As a matter of fact, i finished my course in 2011 and they wont give me my certificate!!! I have called, gone in person, even spoke with the director, and nothing!!! Thankfully I was lucky to be hired of my externship but my friends didnt have the same fate. Now i am thousands in debt, cant go to another school because of my credit, and i don't even have a certificate to show. This school is no good. Do not go here!!!"
1.3 out of 5 stars
Nadege - 9/22/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011
"I saw the commercial for SBI; called the school and ask if they offered nursing program or OT, and the representative said I would have to come to get more info... I got there ask me if I have any credit for these courses already. Said no and they said that I would have to take some credits first by taking the MA program. I said why can I get into the program I want without taking the MA? The person that was interviewing me said that, any school I would've tried to go for nursing and OT, without having any credit at all; would recommend to get into the MA first then get into the program. Then the person said I think it's best to do it now. So after I registered I asked the person I long it would take me to get into the program? Then that's when the person said that they don't have these program but by next year 2012 they will probably have it and also reassure me that everything would be fine. I was the one who fine my own externship and give me 1week to find a site if not they would drop me. I finally found a site on Friday and I said to the nice lady can you please accept me in your clinic for my externship? I'm not asking you to pay its for free and explained what the school had told me. The very nice young lady said shame on them! They letting you trying to find your own site? Well I'm not going to let them drop you you can start Monday. So she called the school and they faxed her my paper work. They did not help me on anything not even on my resume or job placement. They are a bunch of liars. The worst about it is that they never give the student the phone number for the school board or the school president. Within 6 months after I graduate they started to bill me for the loan and I still don't have a job. I called the school last month so they can assign me for the review class so I can take the RMA exam andi could never find whoever is on charge for the registration. I left tons of messages with my name and phone number and she still haven't got back to me. So all I have to say don't mess up your credit for SBI it's not worth it. Ask ppl who attended SBI for advice. Some might lied to you and say that they had no problem with the school and some will tell you the truth and remember majority wins. For example if you got 6 ppl who says no out of 10 for answer then don't go to SBI."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Victoria - 7/1/2013
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2011
"I attended Sanford Brown Institute in New Jersey for the medical assistant program. The program it's self was a joke you couldn't fail if you even tried they seriously just want your money. I did get hired off of my externship but after that the school was so unresponsive, all if the employees there actually asked me if my job was hiring lol. I had an outstanding balance with them that I had been paying off and they were rude and nasty and wouldn't give me my transcripts at all, finally I made up a payment plan and the gave me a number to call for my transcripts and haven't gotten through in 6 months. So I'm still waiting on my transcripts this whole Sanford brown is horrible and I do not recommend you go there you will be saving time and money"

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