UEI College Reviews

  • 242 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $18,300
28% of 242 students said this degree improved their career prospects
25% of 242 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

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"
Zack
  • 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 .."
Cam
  • 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"
Charles
  • 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"
Maria
  • 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."
Anonymous
  • 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!"
Courtney
  • Reviewed: 2/29/2020
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I WAS GOING TO ATTENTED UEI AND MORROW I WENT THERE ORTENTION DAY AND I HAD A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS SCHOOL THEY ARE ALL OUT FOR MONEY I WITHDREW THE SAME DAY I WENT TO ORENTION IM SO HAPPY I DID NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL THE GUY FROM THE SCHOOL STILL CALLS ME TRYING TO GET ME TO COME BACK BUT I DIFFERNTLY WILL NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL EVERYONE IS RUDE AND JUST WANT YOUR MONEY ONCE AGAIN IM SO HAPPY PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Brenda
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2020
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Worst school ever. I didn't know what I got myself into. Students protest against the school. I didnt get proper training because the teacher i had seem lazy. Until that teach er quit we had a new one to cover and she was good but after graduation we had no one their to help us get certified and ready for exam. The staff said the lerson in charge no longer work their. This school is a revolving door for the staff and employees there. Still no job after."
Natk960
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2020
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
"Horrible experience I still haven't got my license and it's been months. They don't care what happens to you once you are out. I wish I didn't attend that school. They are very unprofessional and favor certain students. Worst experience ever save yourself the trouble."
Mariarosaria
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I will say only two thinks 1th one you get out from this college with a diploma which today doesn’t count it all , they high practice asking for a certificate I mean you have to be certified and UEI does not provide that . 2nd after you graduate if you want a job you are on your own , they let you go door by door to ask for a job ( it took for me 9 months to find one still working for this company from 2015 ) not help it all , all what they say before you sign you it all lies. Better college? American Carrier College . If I could go back with the time I will choose ACC ."
Yolanda
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I went to UEI in 2015 they promised to help find me a job we got only 2 pairs of scrubs a broken stethoscope 3 books and we only used one book only out of those three the AC didn't work at all they said that there would be field trips to when they took us to a job fair down stairs in Manchester mall and the blood bank...they didn't give me the education that I needed...and I told my counselor that I'm not bilingual but she told the Dr I did an extern for that I was so I got accepted to my intern there but when it was my last day they told me I didn't get the job because I wasnt bilingual and the girls there did not like me and treated me with disrespect all the time but they didn't do anything about it...and of course I had to be professional...I had to pay out of my pocket for the things I needed...they just want the money...oh and now that I want to do my career at a different college nevient stopped my financial aid because of the uei debt...and uei just gives a diploma inn not a degree smh..."
Silvia
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2019
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I graduated from UEI in San Diego at the kearny mesa location which no longer exist. I recently contacted UEI since I NEVER received my diploma through the mail. Now I have to pay $30 for a copy. I was and have not been able to obtain employment in the field, neither have 99% of my classmates. This institution is a joke, all they do is collect your money and provide no help. Please DO NOT ATTEND UEI"
AHart
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2019
"I believe UEI only care about money. There was a girl on my campus studying Medical Assisting and she is either highly soecisl needs or just very slow and unintelligent-it should have been obvious to the college that she would never be hired in the field she was studying in but to them she was just a number and a pay check. Also, the guy who taught my class (pharmacy tech) was so clueless that he had me (a student) teach the math module!! As a UK student coming in, the admissions rep told me a Pharm tech diploma was MANDATORY to work in pharmacy out here. A blatant lie, as I discovered when I started working my first job. An awful institution that I would NEVER recommend to anyone."
Hijinio Herrera
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2019
  • Degree: Network Security
"I am talking about UEI college in San Marcos Ca. This school is not good at all. At first everyone was so nice and wanted to help you with the process, but once you signed the papers it was a very different situation, the person assigned to you was not even responding to your calls or texts. Then the teacher that was doing the course was inexperience asking us how we would like him to do things, later when i graduated i was looking for jobs on craiglist and i usually saw UEI looking for teachers. Then after i started the payments for my tuition were coming in and i wasnt even graduated yet, they will call every student that was behind on payments to the office and ask why we couldnt start paying. Then after i graduated they were supposed to help me find a job, they did it for 1 or 2 months and then they wouldnt even call me to see how was doing, after months to been graduated i realized the huge mistake i did, i still in debt with the loans, i havent pay them. Please do not fall for this, you can go take A+ classes or networking classes to an adult school and get pass the Comptia tests and become a tech without the 15000 dollar debt."
Savannah
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2019
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"This experience has been a waist of time, not to mention over $19,000.00. The material learned is basic and does not begin to qualify you for the field at all. The coding is touched upon but these courses does not get you certified at all. You will still end up working a front desk receptionist position. Which you can o tain without all the time and money waisted. It's a complete joke. They need to be shut down."
Octavia Evans
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This is the most unprofessional school Ive ever attended... The comments are right they only want your money... The teachers wants to befriend the student. The school, also lacks diversity... I felt like I was in high school all over again... The teachers pass the students they like... You are not supposed to miss a certain amount of days but yet Ive witnessed students leave come back and dont have to repeat the class!!! They really should fire the WHOLE staff and get people in the building that is building the name... Not to mention, their extent rates are horrible... They send students out that dont even have knowledge to the basics of their program.. Oh yea over half of the staff is not good teachers anyway!!!!"
Briana Olea
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2019
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
"Don't waste your money on this school. This is not real college. They just use that word on the school name so they can charge more. This is a tech school or vocational learning. Whatever they teach you, you can learned it better in a community college and for cheaper price. The diploma you get is worthless. It's not even a degree. You get like 8 different teachers every month. I don't know why this schools don't get shutdown."
Jenn A
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
",MONEY DRIVEN, lies about loan, loans will change at the end then they'll hold your diploma, you will be put out of school if they don't get the money, went months without supplies like blood pressure cuffs, went months without needles, went months without a qualified teacher, corporate is rude! Employees know is a scam school, they say they're helping but are not. One lady was sleeping in the parking lot with her baby and the school still wanted her money. If I had it any different way I would RUN!"