UEI College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (216)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
16,040 price of school 50 admission fee 100 per month while in school 4,000 grants,which gets deducted from 16,000 (doesnt need to be paid back) 3,000 from financial aid
The counselors wont tell you about the monthly fees and admissions fee till they got you hooked and signing papers.
The instructor wouldnt care if you took off durning class for 30+mins to go get lunch when class is 4hrs long and u get 10min break for each hr. These students talk about nonsense, play music and talk on cell phones while the rest of the class is trying to work/study. I am definitely looking towards a community college.
UEI Community College 16,040 Free 8months 1-2years but Free In Debt Not in Debt
Ok so I starting attending UEI for Medical Billing last Thursday 10/7/2010 and from the first day I knew it wasn't for me, but I figured I would give it a couple days to see how it went. All they really care about is your money! The teachers are very unprofessional and don't really care about giving you the best education for the money you are paying.
I was started at a Mod with students that have been there for a while and the teacher didn't even bother to go over any of the procedures or text books, she started teaching class and assigning homework and assignment like we already knew what was going on. When confronted about the situation she told us to just try it's ok if you get it wrong that's how your going to learn.....WHAT??? I'm not about to pay 16k so that I can be guessing what I'm doing!!! For that amount of money I expect more than what they are willing to offer. To make the story short here's what did it for me.... We had a guest today who is a former UEI student that just finished her internship and was hired.
When asked where she was hired she told us that it's a very small company that is just starting up and that this place didn't even have enough desk for them to work at. To top it all of she was asked how much she got hired at she told us that she was hired at $8 and hour and she was only hired part time 2 to 3 days a week. A second student came in and told us the same thing. What??!!!! You just paid UEI 16K and that's the best they could do??!!! No thanks! I'm surprised I didn't walk out right then and there. I'm canceling my contract first thing tomorrow morning.
I'm looking at going to Riverside Community College instead and getting a real education.
I was about to start going to school @ UEI this Thurs and I started reading all these reviews!! I am not about to GAMBLE 15K... It is not worth it to just see how it goes then it not work out then be in debt cuz of it!!! f all that mess!!!! im gonna look into a community college!! Thank you!
I attended this school last year in the Morrow, GA campus and I had 3.5 gpa however the teacher was seriously unprofessional!! And the staff were as unprofessional as they all get!! I am convinced the few people that left any good review must be paid to write good review and or they work there! All this school did was stick me with debt.....they are disgrace to society.....so if you are in Atlanta avoid this school like its a plague!!!!!