UEI College Reviews - Certificate in Medical Assistant

2.24 out of 5 stars
(33 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $18,300
36% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
24% of 33 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Really Happy with the School - 8/25/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"I learned how to give shots, draw blood, do IVs, EKGs, wound care, deep wound care, sterilization techniques and medical office administrative help and patient care. It only took me 9 months and i was working at a great urgent care facility. Many of my friends ended up at hospitals, burn units, respiratory centers, convalescent hospitals, doctors offices and retirement communities. It is the least expensive program on the market and definitely worth the tuition. My life changed because of this school."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Celeste - 2/16/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"You're going to notice two or three patterns in the positive comments. A successful exten, They had connections and people that could get them in, Or they ended up in a different carrier field and just liked the school to begin with. It is very true that the students teach you more than the teachers. It is very true that you'll end up paying a lot more than you should. In all honesty, It would be far less expensive and far easier to go to community collage and take classes there. Not only that, You'll end up with an associates degree instead of a diploma. Not even a certificate. They give you a diploma. Please let that sink in. You pay $20,000 For a DIPLOMA. You pay $20,000 to be TAUGHT BY STUDENTS. They don't care about you. You're a paycheck to them. Trust me. Do your research. If you're desperate for a job, Work in sales or fast food and go to a real collage. Its going to be harder. It's gonna suck. But you will get way more out of it."
1.0 out of 5 stars
rose - 12/14/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"I went to UEI ready and excited to start my career.My rep didn't know the rules of her job,she said I was able to go to the school even though I didn't officially have my high school diploma I was currently in a high school program. Before I sign papers and committed to going to the school I told her I was only three tests away from getting my high school diploma but I also had to pay a big tuition,so I don't officially have my high school diploma until I pay off the tuition.she said I can still go.On my second day of school the teacher gave us a basic information on blood pressure, pulse, respiratory and temperature.She then had the older students teach the new students how to do it.When I was lost I would ask the older students (who she had teaching us) what to do they would look at me like I was stupid or I was supposed to know the answer.I don't know if the newest student for pretending to know what to do but I felt like I was the only one lost.When I said I was going to go ask the teacher they told me that the teacher would be mad because I had a dermal piercing. My rep pulled me out of class and told me that I would have a week to finish my high school diploma or I would have to leave school.I wasn't able to finish it in a week but I did finish it .They asked me to get a paper from my current high school program saying I completed it.I did but it was not enough for UEI.I called her and started to talk to her about it ,asking her what should I do.I wanted to get back in school to start my career.she then tried to blame me for not getting my high school diploma stuff done in time,I told her she was the one who said that I could go there without my diploma in my hand.she didn't take any responsibility for her actions.eventually got off the phone with each other and she never called me back.The school was a big disappointment to me.Those of you deciding to go to UEI Stockton campus beware that you will be paying around $20,000 to get taught by students who haven't even began their medical assisting career."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Melissa Magallon - 9/29/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"I was a mentor at UEI College and I loved it. They gave me everything I wanted. I have found a place to work and to do my externship and I have a huge chance of getting hired. I can't say anything bad about them because I haven't had a bad experience."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Gelica - 7/16/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011
"I have had success with this school,it does need some work in areas however ,they did their job I graduated and they helped me get a job as a Medical Assistant, I was hired with a doctor a day before graduation, as of now in 2016 I'm running a doctors office as a Patient Care Coordinator, its what you make of it,you do what you suppose to as a student you will succeed. I've seen alot of students play around.They did not do what they were suppose to do. The school could be better."
1.4 out of 5 stars
CR - 7/1/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 1997
"Im back in school and was really excited to hear that my other class mates were able to use their credits from another school....but because i decided to go to UEI...my credits/units didn't matter. Its hard to find a REAL college or REAL university that will take these credit"
1.3 out of 5 stars
One big joke - 9/9/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"This school is one big joke in all honesty I got stuck at this school Kaplan is right down the street it is the same price but no money hungry people work there UEI is all about profit the teachers look like drugies my teacher singled out some of her students go to a community college or somewhere else...FYI I passed all my modules and got perfect attenance and honor roll with out being there 25% of the time my GPA was less than a 3.0 they award to make you happy don't believe any one there that says bad reviews are from the students who failed and got kicked out thats there excuse...my teacher stays on her phone texting away as we wait for her to finish her important msg to her daughter reassuring her that the pb is in the fridge Lujano is a joke as well as the school... I would not recommend this is place to my worst enemy... Please do not make the same mistake that I did DO NOT GO TO UEI unless you want huge amount of debt and time wasted"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lindsay Williams - 6/24/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"UEI is a fabulous college. Just like any other school, you get what you give. The ratings of 1 or 2 stars are most likely from people who not only didn't apply themselves, but did not take the job or interview seriously. I still have 6 weeks of school left and have already begun receiving job offers of 15-18 dollars an hour with absolutely no experience. If you are serious about changing your life and beginning a career, come to UEI, but only if you have what it takes to show potential employers that you're worth more than 9 dollars an hour. The instructors are beyond wonderful here as well as career services. They will do whatever they can to place you where you deserve to be placed. Prove you're worth 20 and hour and you'll get there. Otherwise, you'll be stuck at 9 since you couldn't prove you were worth more than that."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Tnorcia - 5/19/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"School is so expensive but my instructor was so helpful, test are harder, the school was clean and everyone was professional, they helped me find a job within 2 months after my externship, they were constantly updating my resume and sending it out, I have been at the job they helped me find for 2 years now, its not a bad school besides all the laons, I do wish I would've gone to a JC instead and saved me all the loans"
1.8 out of 5 stars
The Trueth - 4/28/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"ATTENTION. If you are looking to get a worthless diploma, UEI is the place to go. All they care about is your money. They lost their medical assisting program for 2 years because they couldn't find jobs for the graduates. The only reason they are still open is because they hired their own students so they can say they placed them.. once the 90 days were up, they laid all their own graduates off. How low can you go. I still don't have a job and no one returns my calls because they did not have a person that works with medical assistants because they lost the program for 2 years..Be ware. Hopefully you can handle the trueth..."
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