Stanbridge University Reviews

3.23 out of 5 stars
(27 Reviews)
  • Irvine (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $32,173
71% of 27 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 27 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Jennifer - 2/15/2011
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"I am ecstatic - I started my job as an LVN at a SNF in Orange County thanks to fantastic help from the Career Services team at Stanbridge -Shannon was great and went out of the way to help arrange for the interview. For those of you looking to get into nursing, do so only if your heart is in it and you are ready for hard work. My time at Stanbridge was some of the toughest times I have had - the standards at the school are very high and you have to work hard. The clinical sites at West Anaheim and Garden Grove for acute were excellent as was Helathbridge childrens hospital for peds - Stanbridge has access to the hospitals because of its excellent pass rate and we were working right by RN students. The instructors at Stanbridge were experienced and knew their stuff - I just wish I did not have to put up with the whining of some of the students who tried everything to game the system and usually got caught - ha ha - when nursing administration gets their hand on a slacker, good luck! why these students want to be nurses I don't know - if you are looking to learn to be a true nurse and are willing to work hard and abide by high standards - I recommend Stanbridge - their pass rate is excellent and they know their stuff."
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Chip W - 2/5/2011
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"I am an IT student at Stanbridge and have received outstanding assistance from the career department. They have helped me with my resume and a portfolio before I graduate and I am in job interviews with their help. My 3 instructors Tim, Phil and Virgil were oustanding. They work for fortune companies as IT drectors and bring incredible experience when they teach the class. The Cisco class in class 4 with all the racks and servers was as hands on to a live data center environment as you can get and the constant focus on the hands commandline training on routers with Virfil was brutal but great. You need to study to pass the cert test and the Testout practice tests in the lab are great. I would recommend stanbridge to anyone wanting some hands on traiing with cert prep in IT. I will be going on the AS degree to take the wireless and security classes."
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karen lee - 2/4/2011
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"Prepare to be sold on a lucid pipe dream of success and legitimacy upon inquiring about stanbridge college. However,plan on a year of misery and ultimate self confidence destruction. The nursing administration belittles and criticizes students on a daily basis. You WILL BE PUT DOWN. YOU WILL FREEZE because you cant wear jackets. YOU WILL HAVE YOUR FINGERNAILS inspected and hair up at all times. 100s of bullet points will be made under the circumstances you are tardy. Every day thee is a massive cloud of negativity that floats over stanbride college. You will learn to HATE it. THERE IS NO STANBRIDGE PRIDE. THE VN ADMIN ENJOYS PUTTING YOU DOWN AND WATCHING YOU SUFFER. This school is in the business of making money,and once they get your money, the smiles stop there. Dont be fooled by the sales pitch like i did. I made deans list throughout my stanbridge studies,however at the expense of many severed relationships and personal sacrifices. Go join the marines instead.DONT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THESE EVIL WOMEN!"
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Jeff B - 2/1/2011
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"I am a recent grad and can tell you this program is excellent but tough - not for slackers. The school has held a NCLEX pass rate near 100% every quarter since their program started - its on the nursing board website and the school website also and I know I will be well prepared to take the exam and get my license the first go through. The career department reps have been amazing and have helped with rewriting my resume and given me a portfolio cover and really gone out of the way to help me. I know they will help me with job leads as soon as i get my license. Also great classes for alumni - love the trach/ventilator courses and wound care."
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Josh - 10/15/2010
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"I was attending their IT program and found out within the first couple classes that I could have done it all on my own! They really don't offer that much hands-on experience. Everything I learned in class I could have gotten straight from a 25-dollar book at borders. It's a total rip-off! Now I know why the CEO drives a brand new 7-series. I thought the administrative staff was also very rude. I think they are all related to one-another, and they are obviously over compensated. If you are interested in IT you are better off at community college than at Stanbridge. You also wont be in debt when you are done."
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John Doe - 6/27/2010
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"This school sucks. I would not recommend it to anyone. Most of the teachers suck. All the nurses treat you like you are in the military. Nursing schools should change regarding how they treat their students. Back in the day it was cheap to go to school, now we pay what 30000 to get a crappy education experience. I am the customer, and I am paying you. We should be making the rules. Well enough of this stupid school, and on to telling you what you should do. Never go to LVN school if you really want to be an RN. It is just a waist of time. No jobs out there that you really want in SoCal. The pay sucks next to an RN. This is what you do. Get a job in the hospital doing whatever. Get A Job in a hospital is number one. If I would do it all over again, I would have gotten my CNA and phlebotomy certs, get a crappy job for 6 months to a year and get into a hospital. And get a job in a hospital that pays for your school. I recently got 3 job offers at 3 different hospitals, as a CNA and PCT getting paid more than a LVN would in a hospital.Because the hospitals i work at dont hire LVN and they pay more. I would work as a CNA or PCT and go to school on the hospitals budget to be a RN. They send you to school and if your lucky they make you sign a contract for you to promise to work there for 2 to 5 years! Get my education paid for and I get a job when I graduate. Yes! This is the way to go. Dont listen to all these private schools and economy job markets. All job markets are bad. RN is your best bet. Not LVN. Got straight for your RN. Hell get a BA in something else and do the fast track BSN program at a university or state college. Only take 12 to 17 months. Wish I knew all this info before I signed up and gave all my money away to stanbridge.Listen to all these reviews. I think only one is good. That says something. I think I am the only one for 2010 that wrote so far. The school still sucks. Administration is always lost. Too strict, too stressful, Most teachers suck. No good thing comes from this school. The owner only cares about his cars and money and getting a 100% passing rate on the NCLEX exams, which I think is bull. Whoever passes the regular tests and not pass the ATI tests should still take the NCLEX, we do pay 30000 bucks to these gold diggers.Well I have preached long enough. Dont go to a private LVN school in SoCal. Waste of money."
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Unknown - 2/4/2010
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"Don't get me wrong, I made GREAT friends at Stanbridge, but they definitely need to make some improvements. And I may only be in term 2 right now but the instructors that I have had up to this point have been extremely well educated and know their stuff. However, they need to get more facilities lined up for the students to go to (and possibly ones that they know will pass JCAHO), second half of term 2 - SVN's should be placed in a hospital rather than back in a SNF to prepare for term 3. Now, in the classroom it is a different story. Ok so they don't want you to bring your own laptop and plug it into their network, then they should supply you with a decent wireless connection to use during the day, since half the time their laptops/PC's don't work worth a darn. Keys will be missing from the laptop keyboards or you will be going through a powerpoint, on slide 124 of 167 and the screen will refresh and take you back to slide 1! The internet connection is constantly dropping, unless you use your own pc, don't ask me why that is but it never happens to me!! And in the evenings when you need to access the powerpoints from home to study for an exam you can never access the powerpoints because all of the 'connections' are being used up with the Tuesday and Thursday evening classes. And they call themselves an IT school.I am not sure what the Accounting side of this school is like but if it is anything like the IT side I would probably stay away!"
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