UEI College Reviews

  • 254 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $18,300
28% of 254 students said this degree improved their career prospects
24% of 254 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 9/8/2022
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"Alright, so this is my take I went to Garden Grove one, some of the staff was great but for me, it was too easy, after not even finishing a single module I dropped out and let them know I went to sign the paperwork and thought it was done, later I received a message like 4 days later after the other module started that they needed me to go back because they did their paperwork wrong so I went and they made me told me I needed to sign out the other date and put the new date so now it would be considered I dropped out after I finished one module, then my account was still being charged I was told I wasn't going to be charged since I didn't finish a single module. But they made me go back because they didn't do their job right. So I called financial aid they told me I had to pay a certain amount still as if I was still attending and then that I have a double account so they made two accounts for me under the same name and same bank number. So I asked them to delete one. A month later I was charged once again so I went to check out why I'm still being charged and how much I owe. I now not only owe money that I firstly shouldn't be charged for because I didn't finish a single module and lasted less than a month but I'm being charged double the amount in the beginning. I have called and the line says it's always busy I emailed them nothing and I read their contract that does not state anything that says I have a responsibility to pay them if I drop out. This seems like a scam at this point. as well as the tablets are so horrible you can barely do things on them they are so slow."
Medical assistant
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2022
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"That school doesn’t care about your own personal life. They really do only care about money. If your homeless they don’t care. They will still make you do everything and if you can’t do anything it really is on you. Don’t go to this school. Just go to a different school that’s way better than being here. Overall this school is bad"
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2022
  • Degree: Electrician
""This review applies to the Electrician Technician program as currently (Apr '22) taught at the UEI Chula Vista campus: Absolutely pathetic. You have either very narrowly trained people in the art of instruction, or, people that have some actual experience in the field, and again no ability to teach, or the last option they don't know what they're trying to teach and they wouldn't know how to teach it if they did. Please do anything else before you give this outfit your education dollars. I have no idea how they ever got accredited for VA/GI bill funds. Total waste of taxpayer money. Truth.""
Raul Saldana
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2022
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"my name is Raul im 56 yrs old , i recently enrolled in UEI college in fresno was the best thing that i could have done,,, i had great help from JOHN Zeller ,, he really helped me during my enrollent process ,now im a medical assistant and loving every minute of it as for my teacher Dr. Alfaro really made sure that i succeeded in the class my next step is to become a phlebotomist... THANK YOU UEI FOR ALL YOUR HELP IN HELPING ME SUCCEED...THANK YOU JOHN AND DR.ALFARO"
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2022
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"They are impossible to get straight answer from. Their automotive Mechanics class was so unstructured that nobody new what the hell was going on. When Covid hit, they transitioned to online learning. Automotive is hands on learning so that didn't make sense. They also would not offer a refund because of it. I'm now trying to get my transcript for my new school that I'm supposed to start in about a month, but UEI only sends out their transcripts through snail mail and they are telling me it takes 6 weeks. That is completely unacceptable as they also charged me $30 for them. Worst school experience ever."
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2022
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"While my teacher was really good and knowledgeable, she lacked the resources and ability to Give us a good experience. The administration tells you what you want to hear to get you to sign. The hybrid learning is a joke. You end up just teaching yourself"
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2022
  • Degree: Electrician
"This review applies to the Electrician Technician program as currently (Apr '22) taught at the UEI Chula Vista campus: Absolutely pathetic. You have either very narrowly trained people in the art of instruction, or, people that have some actual experience in the field, and again no ability to teach, or the last option they don't know what they're trying to teach and they wouldn't know how to teach it if they did. Please do anything else before you give this outfit your education dollars. I have no idea how they ever got accredited for VA/GI bill funds. Total waste of taxpayer money. Truth."
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2022
  • Degree: Electrician
"This program had red flags all over it from the start and it only got worse as time passed. False promises were made by admin, I was misled and setup for financial failure and a long-term debt. They mixed in new and current students in the same modules causing confusion, The 1st instructor quit halfway through the module leaving us misled. I had a family death happen and they couldn't even make an attendance exception so I could grieve in peace..they failed me after completing all assignments and made me repeat the module which moved my graduation date by 3 months. Absolutely disgusting and I felt degraded and personally insulted. Wouldn't recommend anyone coming here."
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2022
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
"This school will talk you up and watch while you fall. The other negative reviews on this site are true. This school was fake from the beginning. Was told what I wanted to hear at admissions regarding classes offered but those classes were not included in the program I ended up taking AND PAYING FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Teachers did switch in mid-term and the awful attitude the first on had 'rubbed' off on the new teacher. Favoritism all over the place. Teacher to students. Was told my teacher and Career Services would help find Externship and employment but no help was given, even after asking several times. Had to find my own Externship to be able to graduate. This place left me with low self-esteem, deeper in debt, and not a whole lot a faith in the education system. Few years after graduating and I am NOT working in the field I went to this school for. Diploma given in a field that should give at least a certificate, at most a degree......whatever. DON'T DO IT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAVE YOURSELVES AND MONEY!"
Shanice wilson
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2022
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2022
  • Degree: Electrician
"I attended the electrician study at UEI, my experience with UEI was horrible, this school only cares about getting your money not educating you. The instructors are horrible at instructing, they are electricians not instructors, they should learn to instruct before becoming instructors. It was a hybrid class, the instructors would miss Zoom meetings so there would be no class that day, but they still gave us credit for attending, so that they could get their money of course. Labs were extremely basic, and most of the time there was no material or the material that was available was scraps. Lab was 5 hours long but only about 2 hours of it was hands on. Most of the time you are just standing around doing nothing. This school was a waste of time and money. I feel like I've been robbed of my money, time, and education by this school. I suggest that if you are going into the electrician trade that you look for a better school."
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I love UEI they helped me with enrollment and first I was in medical assistant program which I decided was not for me and they changed the program for me with no problem. UEI Bakersfield is a great school my instructor is a medical biller and coder on his day job instructor by night he is very smart and I have learned so much from being in this program I would recommend this school to all"
Diana Sibrian
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"for a very long time I have been feeling like I got taken advantage of by UEI and it’s not fair the way they run there business and get away with things and sure enough I saw a message below that said the Van Nuys location is going through a class action lawsuit because they where stealing money. I went there back in 2010 and I think the school was less then 19,000 back then I knows it’s about that much now . I got a $5550 grant for 2010-2011 , and another for the same amount in 2011-2012 , I only went to school for 7 months and so i don’t know how they got double the money and I still ended up with a 14,000 student Loan and had to go out of pocket each semester for extra fees, on my student aid it says I was suppose to get a disbursement for 2,775 for 2010-11 , and 2,770 2011-12 i never knew about until I recently saw the fafsa.gov website/account i didn’t know the grants where on there too so all of this just doesn’t add up to me they never told me how much they got in grants that’s horrible. Another issue is that they don’t even certify you to become a professional. These credits don’t count towards any other school it’s just a big scam"
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2021
  • Degree: Engineering
"Waste of time and money. We learn nothing the insturctors don't teach they just have you get online read the power points and answer the questions. When we do our lab days we don't get much hands on experience they just show you really quick but not letting you get the experience. I highly dislike the power points I'm not gonna learn just reading and answering questions. We need teachers actually going over the power points and going over in detail and explanation. Units are very rushed through we don't get enough time to learn a skill confidently. It takes more than once to learn a skill/,lesson to do something on your own. They don't care about your education just your money. I've been here 2 months and I've only changed one brake pad and shock .."
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2021
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"Let me tell you if you are thinking about attending this college take my advice and attend a different one.. its a total rip off. I graduated in 2019 with honors and still haven't got my diploma.. they want me to pay my loan off to get my diploma.. good thing I'm not trying to get a job in that field.. also this school had a audit coming up and they went around to each class and coach us on what we needed to say.. you don't really learn anything because you are given the answers to all the tests.. even if your absent they still mark you like you were there... im actually embarrassed to say I attended that college"
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2021
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"So far so good , I barely graduated got hired right off the bat and I have 3 interviews lined up.Got my high school diploma here as well teachers were the best. My only complaint is that I didn’t learn much due to COVID-19 and when I did get back to school teachers were overwhelmed with students but they did the best they can"
Jennifer Mathis
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Where do I start? This school isn’t right on so many levels. The staff is terrible. Some of the instructors needs to be instructed. Worst experience ever. I paid to get my transcript 5 weeks ago paid $30. I still haven’t received anything yet! Come on"
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Dont listen to the bad review. I found a job through my career services. Dont let anyone change your mind go for it. It was sad when i didnt get hired through extern . But i kept tabs with my career services. Now there are more jobs for testing for Covid. The pandemic is bad but didnt stop me and my class mate. Nothing should stop you. You just have to keep trying."
Ray Chavez
  • Reviewed: 1/15/2021
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"This non credited school is a scam. The Van Nuys location does NOT exist anymore because they are going through a class action lawsuit. The staff was caught embezzling money. The worse experience of my life. My representative was not even there for only a few months I believe before she high tailed it and was never heard from again. I please urge all of you to stay away from this waste of time and scam."
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Please do not attend. This school is a lie and will only help you get into debt. They make you sign papers that put you in a bad position with being able to get away from them without paying. They will only help you aquire a new bill and not a career. Students are placed at seasonal sites who only want free help. Once they get you extern hours they are done with you and you will get passed on from person to person. They are never really helpful and let students who don't do any class work pass so they can look good. They will tell you if you just show up everyday we will make sure you graduate. They give you no real job skills and basically say it's your fault. Go to a real college that gives real degrees. Someone should be shutting these scam artist down. Have not been placed where they said they would place me and now I'm looking for my own job. They even want me to notify them if I find one so they can put it on paper that I was affiliated with them to make their stats look good; even tho they have done nothing. I can't even say my name because they make you sign a paper saying they can terminate your certificate if you do anything against them.. Please steer clear of them trust me you will be so stressed out if you trust them. They lie straight to your face and act like it os the students and not them. Go to a real school! I would like to give them zero stars!"