UEI College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (220)
I enrolled with UEI in San Bernardino July2009 thinking it was going to be everything the rep promised. IT WAS ALL A LIE!! The first days in class were ok, but after a while you start realizing how unprofessional the staff is. They come here whining about their personal problems and they are all lazy as f***. Weve been sub'd for the past few months by subs who obviously could care less. If i could go back i wouldnt waste my time or money... and im mad cause more than half of the people that have been in UEI cant find a damm job! Not worth the money or time.
It took me two years to finish the pharmacy program, I dropped twice because of the great dissappointment I had with the quality of education and the way the staff treat you.
The instructors are nice but the administration or may be the IEC corporation does not give enough support for making their job easier by supplying the appropiate equipment to properly train and instruct the students.
They make a little more than $1,000 per month per student, and yet they can't suppply equipment. I remember it took almost a year just to get stools for the lab, everyone had to search in the breakroom for a chair to drag it to class so you could sit.
Then we ran out of IV bags and now we have to reuse the ones we've already mixed. We ran out of cocoa butter so we had to unwrap and reuse already made suppositories, so we could pretend we were doing the job. In the computer lab you have to fight to get a working computer and if you're lucky you will get one with a mouse.
The only reason I came back to finish the program was because I was already in debt because of them. If I am going to have to pay the money might as well finish the program although I was not satisfied at all. The admission reps are very friendly and know how to persuade and convince you to sign the contract with them... but once you're in, they don't care to even say hi to you... instead some even trat you like rats... especially in the education department where the registrar makes a lot of mistakes, and everytime you try to go and fix it, she just gives you attitude and doesn't even gives you a chance to explain before she's asking you to leave.
They talk about helping you with job placement... THEY WON'T EVEN HELP YOU WITH FINDING AND EXTERNSHIP SITE!!!.... they just give you a paper for you to go look for buisness cards of places that are willing to take you in... (basically you do the job hunt, but they get the cridit because you have to submmit what you find to them)...
SO EVERYTHING IS A LIE!
ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR MONEY!! THEY WILL BE NICE TO YOU AND OFFER TO BRING DOWN HEAVEN! BUT ONCE YOU SIGN YOUR CONTRACT, YOU'RE JUST A NUMBER TO THEM.
The admissions counselors Van Nuys are unprofessional they lie and one of them the one named Summer is having sex with students. That place is a dump. The instructors don't care. Do not go to this school!!!!!!!
OMG!!! I WISH I WOULD OF READ ALL THESE REVIEWS BEFORE I ENROLLED. I AM CURRENTLY ATTENDING THE EL MONTE CAMPUS AND ITS SOOOOO GUETTO!!
AFTER ATTENDING ORIENTATION I HONESTLY WAS SO EXCITED. THE FIRST MONTH IT WAS GOOD. BUT AFTER THAT I REALIZED I WAS BACK IN JUNIOR HIGH (NOT EVEN HIGH SCHOOL). THEY TALK TO SO MUCH ABOUT HOW THEY DO NOT TOLERATE DRUGS AND FIGHTING ON CAMPUS. BUT YET I HAD A STUDENT IN MY CLASS GET COUGHT WITH DRUGS AND TWO FIGHTS AND STILL WALK INTO CLASS LIKE NOTHING. WHAT A JOKE!!!!
HOW ARE WE SUPPOSE TO FEEL SAFE ON CAMPUS. ALL UEI WANTS IS MONEY. THEY COULD CARE LESS IF WE LEARN CRAP. THE LAB CLASSES DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH EQUIPMENT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THEY ARE RIPPING OFF. I JUST REALLY REGRET IT BECAUSE WE I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST LIKE ME THAT ENROLL THINKING THEY ARE ATTENDING A MATURE FACILITY AND SOON REALIZED ITS ALL A BIG JOKE.
WELL THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY. I HOPE IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU HAVE NOT YET SIGN THOSE PAPERS AT UEI. DO NOT DO IT!!!!!
ok i've been reading the reviews for this school and alot of them are true...some reviews are good and some bad and they're both good arguements. I attended this school in the Chula Vista Campus starting Jul. 2009, at first i liked the school i liked what they were about...after a while i realized my teacher didn't really know squat about what she was talking about, half the time she was talking about personal issues in her life, i understood that she wanted to get closer to her students but at the same time ur NOT my friend ur my teacher, i wasn't lazy, i did all my work i passed my quizes etc. but for some reason i wasn't getting what i needed to learn...
now about the students, there was alot of drama...i felt like i was back in high school, i was maybe one of the youngest but i'm not stupid leave the drama at home, you come to this "college" to get and education for a career, i didn't enroll just to see a bunch of students, who thought they were tough because they didn't finish high school or they came from a bad neighborhood...i come from both but it's common sense...now i'm not complaining i'm stating facts, i'm $13,000 in debt, i regret it the medical ssisting program was a fluke!!!i go dropped, i didn't go one weekend for a personal issue, and i got dropped and didn't find out until i was in class about to sign in and my name wasn't on the sign in sheet, wow, thanks for making me feel stupid, i was told i had to go back and talk to one of the counserlers i did and every date that was set to get me back in he was nowhere to be found, great, i'm here busting my ass to get back into school and do better but the people i need to talk to, to make it happen have dissapeared...thank you UEI College for wasting my time and money...
UEI IN CHULA VISTA IS A JOKE, ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY, I HOPE ALL THE ADMISSION REPS DIE!! AND ANY STAFF THAT HAS TO DO WITH UEI. UEI IS A FUCKING JOKE!! THEY CALL YOU AND CALL YOU AND KEEP CALLIN YOU! BASICALLY BEGGING YOU SO YOU GO TO THE SCHOOL AND ENROLL. TRUST ME PEOPLE, THIS IS A BIG ASS MISTAKE. GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL, AND TO PLENTY OF RESEARCH ON IT.
ok, I quit my x-ray goal at a CC for UEI. mind you i was only 19 at the time. so young and still naive to most marketers/sales people.
ok, i've tried explaining to many ppl out there UEI is a rip off. why? i went there in 2000. it is now 2010. ok, i perfectly qualified for financial aid at the time b/c i was receiving it in Junior College or a CC (community college) therefore i thot this wouldn't cost me $$ coz i was receiving money to go to school already right? ok, so once this really well suited up guy threw some fancy numbers at me about how much i can possibly be making in YES! Just 8 Months!
(hahaha, i laugh about it now , but not the debt part)and once i'm done and b/c they have such great reputation and it'll lead me to a career i really wanted..like um yea a professional receptionist who will earn an awesome $8.00 an hour ..!! but wait there's more! i was convinced shortly thereafter why it would be the greatest choice in my life and "career path". versus radiology program at a regular JC. with possibilities of advancing my career if i ever wanted to keep going...
before i jumped into the pit, i asked the so called administrator...about my financial aid and if they could assure me of something better within 8-9 months and if so, would it be making more than my part time job at the local mall where i earned a little over 7.25 an hour back then or somewhat a better outcome than what i had when i started the Business Office Admin. program (again i was only 19).i asked if certificates were transferrable.. you know all those questions us students have, but don't really ask coz we don't think it'll be an important question to ask really. coz what for and plus they're just eager about our education ..right? k well thing is i was suckered into it. and they never told me why i never qualified for financial aid.
they just said my parents made too much money. i said i haven't lived w/ my parents and working since i was 17 well they said, hmmm.. well ur stil a dependent i sed ok, fine, then i realized my parents made the minimal income to where i could still qualify same fafsa pprwrk of a comm. college right? so i could not understand why. then they sed my parents made too much. still puzzled they quickly switched the convo.
Thennn!! they said aha..! but wait we have a wonderful generous loan of sallie mae and stafford loan ready for you! mind u i had no credit at the time. once they said, it's a very low interest rate, and i didn't have to repay til i found a suitable so called "career" i could make minimum payments that i can arrange with my student loans servicer..well i wasn't even finished with school and i had received a pamphlet with monthly installments of $210 yes 210 to start paying by my 7th month coz if not i would not graduate. I was pissed!! i hadn't even finished yet and i was already being charged...being the curious girl that i am i began asking other students..some students didn't even seem to care they were there.
other ones would tell me they got in coz of financial aid...which idk how they did it. prolly had kids, or maybe only partial was paid through financial aid. and some had their husbands pay, or like the majority of us were suckered into it. but hadn't realized it yet. i went everyday after work, I mean i literally worked hard at this so called career goal. i would go to class, never ever missed, i studied, passed all my tests when i was close to finishing..idk, i didn't feel any difference in my life except maybe got faster at typing lol. which i could've learned online at home. ..
look this messed with my credit down the line. don't do it guys..but, if u feel like being a recepitionist with ur business office skills and medical assistant pay salary satisfies you and u have the funds and wanna keep busy...but not really need or want or have the drive for a career be my guest! also, i have to say there maybe different locations, different ppl, different cities, states, etc. where they may give you more "attention" on one and one sessions to dedicate their time..that's nice but, please ask yourself...is 9.00 all i wanna get paid for the next 3 years or the rest of my life, all this effort and especially $$$$$$$ is it worth it? your debt will be on there for a few years. so ask yourself will i be earning enough to make a good living and pay these loans off?*
if you can, do not- i will reiterate, DO NOT pay for school, i learned the hard way, with no advice, no answeres, i had to do the digging myself.. i had to come on here just to see if they were still scamming ppl for their money...well look at the reviews from 2000 til 2010. you be the judge ;)
in closing i'd like to add, stick to a school where u know you can get away with not paying so much for tuition, earn a real degree, don't be in a hurry, apply for scholarships, grants always first. you know what ur capable of. and if u will be getting a loan go to a school wher it'll be a JC , much cheaper at this point it doesn't matter if ur at a JC for pre reqs in order to pay a little less. then transfer on your sophmore or jr years to State Univeristy, or a legitimit school guys/girls. Please don't be fooled ..please!
if you guys have experienced this and feel like you've been tricked into this. pls feel free to email me and chat to email@example.com i don't have anything to hide.
Oh and the so called cool ads on tv. they're mostly targeted towards minorities! so white guy who wrote on here don't worry, it's not about being bilingual, it's about being a minority suckered into it, too. coz we're judged to settle for less dear. and keep us there. so don't feel discriminated if you're white and not bilingual. coz it's just directed towards nice ppl in general who will fall for this scam. the loan debtors do not discriminate.
but what do i know, i'm just a post and former student who was in big debt with a wonderful "certificate" and went from 7.25 to 8.00! in just 8months!
seriously everyone, i'm older now, now thank God i know better i've literally driven by uei in Ontario, CA! telling them not to join in...but sometimes ppl don't listen. it's a crazy world out there i wouldn't expect them to believe me. i still feel bad for ppl who will possibly be in the predicament i was once in.
I wish i knew better, Please take the advice seen in all these reviews. i hope one day all the damages they have done become redeemed.
Oh and one more thing, those writing good reviews most likely an employee of UEI posing as a student,
I took the business course in this school just for a small-time degree and it was the worst mistake I ever made in my life. The teachers and school administrators are very disrespectful, they treat you like dirt. During the time I spent there, 30% of the time teachers were usually scolding students and addressing guidelines and treating everyone like crap. The students were no better, a lot of confrontation going on between the students, I've seen plenty of fights, a lot of gang-bangers. It was a terrible experience. Now I have $9000 debt to owe, I wish I knew better.
UEI charges too much money for nothing. they try really hard to trick you. they try to charge me 16000whie I can go to concord for 1600(with finantial aid)