Stanbridge University Reviews

  • 36 Reviews
  • Irvine (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $32,173
79% of 36 students said this degree improved their career prospects
69% of 36 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Sadey johnson
  • Reviewed: 4/17/2024
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"So many resources available to all student to make sure we all succeed. Professors I’ve had so far have gone above and beyond. It really feels like everyone I’ve ever talked to or interacted with cares about me and making sure I do well and get to where I want to be."
Branden Delgado
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2024
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Stanbridge, so far, is very informational and easy to complete my classes. Everything is straight forward and they have a lot of resources at your disposal. The online classes for me have been easy to navigate making it a great start to my my first term as a stanbridge student."
Kate V
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Still attending school, but I absolutely love my group of study buddies and the fact that the teachers are supportive to most people. They host study classes and want everyone to succeed for the most part. I'm still on my first semester and it is getting a little difficult but I know everyone else is in the same boat"
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2023
  • Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
"Our program had a lot of clinical cancellations even until the end. Most of our theory teacher were good. If I recommend Stanbridge, I don’t know. Is a very strict program for a part time LVN class and clinical sites weren’t challenging enough to learn and practice the new skills."
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2023
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"Everything when it comes to our education and the classes are satisfactory. Although many of us students severely dislike edverum and prefer Canvas due to the lags and the complexity of the app in comparison. I would also add that all the students expected a bit more resources wether it was more uniform deals, or student centered events for to the amount of tuition we pay."
Nursing student
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"The LVN nursing program was a mess. They overcharge so many people in my cohort while others were paying different tuition fees for the same exact classes, that itself says so much about this place. The people writing the good reviews are some of the Staff!! Dont go here, save your money go elsewhere."
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"My time at Stanbridge was rewarding. I faced many obstacles, but I am thankful for the certain teachers that helped support me and push me to my best. I have learned many lessons both inside and outside of the classroom. Overall, I am thankful for my lifelong friendships I have made here!"
olivia moscoso
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"It was Okay. It wasn’t amazing but also wasnt terrible. I feel as if sometimes they don’t truly care about their students. They have some amazing instructors though. I am proud though to say I am almost graduated from this school. It has definitely been a journey to get to this point"
Daniela Penuela
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2022
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"Stanbridge has helped me get the degree I want and needed. Now that I’ve graduated I will be working to pass my VTNE in November and become a licensed veterinary technician so I can start my journey. Thank you stanbridge for providing me this experience."
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2022
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The Physical Therapist Assistant program was very difficult, but all of the teachers were supportive and always available to help out. I feel prepared for my licensing exam and to get out to work in the real world. The worst part was going to school during Covid and how they handled it."
Student 2022
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2022
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"Please, read carefully before signing up for this school. I was a high school junior when I came across Stanbridge. They made it seem better than it actually is. The process of going in wasn't bad and the person helping me was very kind. When I got into the classes it was very fast pace, I didn't really feel like I was really grasping the information. I didn't feel like I was actually doing something worthwhile, that was until labs which were fun and very helpful. Be mindful that anything below 75% is failing. I, unfortunately, didn't pass one of my final exams and was dismissed from the program. I still talk to some of the students that were in my cohort and even they would agree that it's not much of a help and they don't really care about their students. Some of the professors weren't much help, nor tutors, and I felt helpless. Before being in debt to this school, make sure it's something you want and are ready for. Don't make the same mistake I did and go into it blindly, look at reviews because at the end of the day we have nothing to lose. They only want profit."
Student 2022
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Worst school ever. Please before you attend ask the people how long teaching background the instructors have NOT HOW LONG HAVE THEY WORKED INT HE FIELD. So many teachers quit here the teacher they currently have is clinicals teacher not teaching background. One thing is hands on and another teaching. All he does is read off slides u ask a question oh just study they give u a test has nothing to do with what he told by to study. Seriously all this school cares about is money. If u talk bad about one instructor it goes against you. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND I WAS CHARGED OVER 3K for attending 3months. DIRECTOR IS LVN ONLY THAT SAYS A LOT !!! Since the pandemic is terrible term 1 about 20ppl dropped after having 2 instructors because one quit in the middle of class. By term 4 there was only 6ppl left from 30 or so ! Says a lot and ask how many currently students are in term 4 that will tell u so much so if they say oh we'll only this much a big number they lied."
Kristine Paragas
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"As part of the MSOT program during COVID-19, I unfortunately spent a majority of my time online, which has been a challenge for sure and can't replace in-person instruction. However, our in-person labs were very beneficial to gain hands-on experience. So many of our professors were willing to take our feedback and improve the program to make sure we can learn and succeed and become the best occupational therapists we can be! Not only that, but the Irvine campus in particular has study rooms that open late, student lounges and a big courtyard, plus it is in a great and convenient location next to the freeways and also lots of places to eat and hang out with classmates- especially with all of the group work we have to do. I've met such wonderful friends and staff while at the program and wouldn't change my experience for the world!"
Dina M
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Great community! All the staff will do their best to help you succeed the way you do best. I appreciate the small class sizes and that all my professors are so passionate! I was overwhelmed coming back to school after two years off but Stanbrdige did an excellent job helping me transition back into the classroom."
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I stopped going to the school between a term because someone close to me passed. I was told I can reenroll and complete when I'm ready. I felt at ease and understood. After a little over a month I was told the policy changed and I have to be reevaluated by the Director and other parties if they think I should be able to reattend the school. I told them my reason for leaving and they denied me. I completed 3 out of 4 terms. I am 35k in debt. No degree. They care about your money only. They kept changing rules every month when I was there. Kept rehiring new instructors in the middle of terms. I'm traumatized."
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Wow, so nice to be done! I did a lot of research before I chose Stanbridge - i had a friend who enrolled in their online classes and I did the same thing. One of the best choices I've ever made. I really feel prepared to take on my career as an occupational therapist."
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2020
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"This school has repeatedly lacked adequate communication with their students (specifically the veterinary technology students) during the pandemic. Whenever a schedule change has been made in the last few months, they failed to inform their students until less than a week before it would go into effect. This past week, I was scheduled to take my exit exam and I was informed TWO DAYS BEFORE that they were cancelling the exam because most of us did not complete the internship hours that they expected. The reason we didn’t complete as many hours as Stanbridge wanted was directly related to COVID as many of us struggled to find a site willing to accept us. For those of us that did find an internship, we were repeatedly told to just complete “as many hours as we could” and then we would be assigned a make-up project of some sort. They did not tell us what the actual decision would be until three weeks AFTER our original internships ended, and TWO DAYS before our final exam. Now we are suddenly required to extend our internships with no prior warning, and without adequate time to complete the remaining hours before this testing window ends. I am wondering why we were not informed of this decision early in August before our internship officially ended, before our graduation ceremony, and before we scheduled the final exam. Because of their repeated lack of adequate communication with their students and their unwillingness to help us overcome the difficulties associated with the pandemic, I do NOT recommend this school."
Students / Parents beware
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2019
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"Students & Parent beware. Even if you're getting a 95 in a class, they will push tutoring on you to make extra money. Lot's of hidden fee's that they say are covered by a $400 initiation fee, but then aren't. They'll tell you that books, supplies, scrubs, etc are covered by the fee, but they'll bill you for them if you withdraw from the school. You CAN get your books outside of the school (much cheaper) but they won't tell you that. Get your vaccines through your insurance, unless you want to get popped for $1200. If you do get them outside of school, make sure you get a credit on your tuition. Be very very careful when signing up at this school. They are a business and the more seats that are filled, the more money they make. At the end of the day, it's all about sales!"
Alexus G
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2019
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"This school is amazing. They have tons of resources for you; to literally help you through your program as you go. You just have to take the advantage of opportunities. They have Virtual Reality Labs where you can learn anatomy and more. They provide free tutors, rooms with boards,tables, and chairs to study if you need it. The teachers as well as the staff are smart and knowledgeable and are always willing to lead you to where you’re trying to be. It’s a great school, I completed my program with no problems and left with a lot of knowledge and experience. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made so far. I definitely recommend!"
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2019
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Although I agree the academics are rigorous, the school itself is a chaotic and unorganized mess! The school collect 60,000 at least per student and the roofs are leaking the security cameras dont work in the class and the parking is atrocious. They only have parking for half the students on campus at a time. They also expect you to print out every single paper because apparently 60,000 and up isnt enough as it is. They constantly change the start dates and end dates each term and dont communicate to you if they add a day until literally a week before your next term. They expect so much of studengs and fall short on their end over and over again. Do not go here!"