UEI College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (220)
I have been a UEI student since July of 2011. I have failed 3 of my Pharmacy Technician Modules, which by he way after the first failure you have to pay almost $2000 dollars to retake. My instructor has no clue what she is doing, and leaves the students to figure things out for themselves.
With the exception of the materials, I could have educated myself enough to become a Tech on my own and saved almost $16,000 dollars. When I, along with other students go to the staff in charge of student services, WE GET NO WHERE. This place is a complete waste of money & only hire people with a cracker jack education!!!!!
The school is overall trash it lack everything class are too small the people are just so rude and cold hearted they will talk about you in a heart beat that everyone from teacher to classmate and the school has no power over the people it just bad i got nothing out of UEI they spend more time trying to get you into the school then helping you.
When I came in there i was happy and joyful but now i hate it and i have trust isses now with everyone i meet thank to the school it so life killing and take a lot out of you
Take my word do not go to this school how are you going to say you are a college but in real life you are a trade school and on top of that you cant ever take the GPA you have and use it in a two year college
basically what they do is take your money and provide minimum knowledge for what you want to learn. the instructor may be just relaxing after a 1 hour of lecture but you have another 4 hours of class, instructor keeps looking at the time looking forward to the next break, basically if you want to make something out of the school yes, you can just like i did but you have to do it on your own no one cares if you succeed or not all they do is charge you 15k.
one more thing the i was on craigslist the other day looking for a job and i saw a listing that uei was looking for instructors wow...... you should have seen the qualifications maybe i should have applied
To anyone that has said positive stuff about uei. Are you guys employees or uei paid you money to say good stuff? I did not quit and I'm a graduate but thanks to these greedy people who can't even spell the stuff that they're copying, they promised job placement and all they do is tell us to look on craigslist and to call them once I get the interview so they can take credit.
I see a lot of students there as we speak today but I feel bad that they will not get anywhere. I saw my classmate looking for a job at footlocker and it has been 2 years since we graduated and I am now a security. So I'm not paying anything there since they only care about the money and not the students that they promised a job.
I attened the Anaheim campus for the MA program from August of 2010 to May of 2011. I did great, no problems there. I have a great job that I love and found on my own, no problem with that either. My first issue was that I was lectured in Spanish. This is America, I only speak English as we all should. I was lied to from the get go. I would not have enrolled had I known the truth. I though I was smart, asking only specific questions and was flat out lied to.
I wanted to be a mobile phlebotomist and was told that I would be able to get my CPT1 by taking this course as well as other skills. I enrolled thinking the more the better as far as skills go. I has so many problems with the admissions reps and the career services people making things up. They now are harrassing me at home and at work. I am be called constantly to verify my employment, my employer is not happy about this either. If you go to this school do yourself the favor of not telling them where you work or you may not have that job for long.
When i came to this school i've notice that they admission staff is ok but they aren't welcoming and act all professnional but some them aren't like the admissions rep , also very rude as well, when off school campus. So i recommend american career college because UEI college they don't tech u everything like american career college does and american career college is better then UEI college speicalize in the medical field and have all major hospitals and doctors offices, UEI college don't.
My experience at the school was ok, I was a top student, graduated with honors, had perfect attendance; unfortunatly seems that all this hard work doesnt count much. Many classmates agree that at the externship sites, all they have the students do is filing, copying, faxing, and none of the skills we acquired at school are put into use at all.
Another thing that is very dissapointing is that the schools works with temp agencies where they offer you "temp positions" paying the minimum wage. I went to many interview the school has sent me and all of them job offers pay peanuts. I have 10+ years experience on the field I have chosen, I went to school just to get certified; however, it seems when companies see that you are a recent graduate they offer you the lowest pay, having this said, I had to change my resume, the only thing I erased was the year I graduated form UEI, and found myself a good paying job!, not thru the school though, I found it on my own. I really advise for recent graduates to do the same, otherwise you will find yourselves in a dark tunnel I recommend the school, just not the carrer service center
I have 2 months going to UEI this week I'am starting my 3rd mod. In the time I've been their I've learn alot, for me its a little harder to memorize and remember some things, but with the one on one training the instrotor makes it very easy and fun to learn and understand the material, I'am their for Medical Billing & Inurance Coding, and what I have learn is How to fill out a CMS-1500 form, send out a claim, coding for CPT, HCPCS, ICD, Insurance type for the solders in duty, veterans, and more, how to input the patients and backup information for medical procedures. The students that left when I came have come thru and all of them have jobs already in billing.
The problem is not with the school because we are all diffrent. For the Medical Assistance is harder to find jobs no matter what school they go to because of the AMOUNT of students that are studing for that & if you guys notice now everybody is going for M.A. Its your decesion but I would't recomend you for Medical Assistance because it is hard to find a job their already to many, but theirs other carrers in the Medical Industry.
This will be short and too the point. No Vocational school offers free class. All Vocational schools you enroll in have a "7 Day Cancellation Policy which is mandated by the Department of Education." For years, UEI would not tell people this, in fact, if any Instructor told a new student this, the Instructor would get in trouble. I have heard that now they are telling people "We are a good school. See, we will give you 7 days too make up you're mind". They will literally KISS YOUR BUTT for those 7 days, after that, you are LOCKED IN and the Department of Education will start sending out checks. These checks will also cover those first 7 days, but you were told they were free, RIGHT? Tell the school too MINIS those first 7 days from the cost of the program you are in. Watch their faces drop.....
Ok, first of all I would like to say; For all of you who are here ridiculing others comments, this is not the place. This is merely a place to submit suggestions, comments and concerns. A place where of course, you will have to agree to disagree.
#1- Go with your instincts. #2- Be cautious of red flags. #3- PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS! #4- Research, research, research!! :-) #5- Don't rush into something you are not ready for!
With that being said, I would like to say, I HAVE NOT ATTENDED UEI. BUT! I have attended the seven days of free classes.
On the first couple of days, I was very excited to be in class and to meet the other students. I actually learned a lot about how to decipher prescriptions, roman numeral conversions and compounding (on my own).,p>The days that followed, I decided to disregard how excited I was and to just pay attention to my surroundings. That is when I discovered that during the 4 hour time schedule of classes...my teacher was absent for 3. So, he was only there for about 25% of the class. Leaving us (the new students) to fend for ourselves. Why?? Because, for whatever reason the teachers responsible for teaching the classes were not available. They were on vacation; Leaving the "pharmacy tech mentors/assistants" to teach.
Also, my counselor...here are three words to describe him. "Used Car Salesman". If you don't know what that means, think about it. All, I know is that I need to make a change in my life. Wether it be school or work something needs to happen. He was not fully comprehensive of those two things. He kept trying to push me to sign the papers and get things moving...because, as he says, "You are wasting time". Correction- "You are wasting 'my' time".
Although, I can say a few good things about the school. Such as: the reading material was interesting and captivating. The students are very nice. And, the lounge area is comfortable and food is inexpensive. I would not recommend this school because, of the lack of teachers and professionalism within the campus.,p>Is it a good bang for your buck?? Not at all. In order for me to consider paying $15,000 out of pocket for school. I need reputable teaching, counseling, career and financial staff. UEI did not offer that.