UEI College Reviews

2.08 out of 5 stars
(244 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $18,300
27% of 244 students said this degree improved their career prospects
24% of 244 students said they would recommend this school to others
Find an Online Degree:
GradReports is supported by advertising. Schools that compensate us advertise via school search results. This does not influence our college rankings or our content.

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Stay away - 5/21/2017
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2011
"I only worked for a year as pharmacy technician because I received better offers in manufacturing, that's what I used to do. I don't regret graduating from this school only because the school loans helped build my credit, as for a new career they will not help you find one. When I worked my first job as a pharmacy technician UEI found out and contacted me asking if I can tell my employer to take interns. I just started working there I wouldn't ask that, knowing they would deny that demand. UEI asked assertively, not politely, like if they wanted me to do their job. I'm writing today because they sent me a letter saying I owe them $500....six years later and want to settle for $250, sounds like a scam. They have caused nothing but financial burden to me."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Mrs. Maldonado - 3/15/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2015
"I graduated from High School, after 3 years i decided to go to college for a better education. Went to enroll to UEI College and i was happy because i thought that i was going to have a better job. Graduated for MBIC from UEI College and never been hire even though i have summit it to many applications. I do get job interviews but because i don't have a list a year of experience they don't want to hire me. I stop paying my loan and now they have me in collections. Now i have to get a lawyer for this problem and put Lawsuit against UEI college, because they promise me a job with a list getting pay $11 to $12 per hour. The owner where i did my extern told me this, How are you expecting to get pay that money if you just started? My answer, Well they told me that i a list be getting pay $11-$12 per hour. I could pay you the $9.00 per hour. Ok think California is really expensive i was paying $950 per month for a garage, insurance $70 per month, and gas it was $200 a month, and my college payment was $455 per month and being a single mom of 2 kids. I don't think that with $9.00 dollars and hour i was going to make it. Now i have to pay the lawyer in order to get out of my debt from collections for a loan forgiveness. They told me they were going to find me a job, never happen. They just wanted me to be going for practices at different places and not getting pay. I DON"T RECOMMEND UEI COLLEGE FOR ANYTHING. They do have really good instructors but NO JOB GUARANTEE."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Celeste - 3/14/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was enrolled into the medical and billing program and as usual they promised me a job and a education. I go to the encino campus, they use to be in van nuys but relocated. I regret ever signing up and enrolling. I was super depressed at the time and was having problems with my significant other , I thought I was going to end up alone with no financial support for me and my son. UEI came along and the councilor started sympathizing with me and I decided to go into the school so I can make money for me and my son. I am on my last week before I go to Externship. I don't even have a Externship and I have been looking for one by myself because my coordinator keeps placing me in far places like Los Angeles when she knows I have no transportation or any dollar to my name to pay for bus fare.She admittedly said if you don't go to any interview I set up for you, you can go find your own because I'm not. Letting you ruin my 100% of people placed into Externship. Not only that but my instructor is such a air head. When I first went into her class she promised so much and would brag about how much she would be making when she first entered the field. It was enticing and I studied super hard and she actually believed in us. She taught us more than entry level and about how to deal with corporate America. But ever since she enrolled to get her master's degree, she doesn't teach us anymore at all an instead yells at us every day. She starts saying you guys are more than entry level because of what you have learned but if u forget and don't study your worth minimum wage(which is true) but then she starts getting personal, she will bring you up and make you feel good then she'll say things like "what you guys do is baby work, I have to write essays and do this and that , I don't need any of you , I promise you I will get my master's degree and you all will be flabbergasted, I don't need any of you, in fact without me you'd be nothing, I don't care what's going on in your life I don't care about your excuses" then she makes us get up one by one to give her a excuse why some people didn't do hw or studied (even though you did study and did all your hw she would still make you point out flaws and make a excuse) all she does is yell at us everyday even if it's not about our class she will yell at us because some students from another class were smoking weed, and she. Doesn't keep anything about a student confidential. She will either talk about you in front of the entire class behind your back or when you are there about personal issues. And she really bugs you about your personal life and will call you and harrass you until you tell her something and she says she is there for you by then she says she doesn't care about our personal life? All she does is yell at us everyday now and makes us feel horrible about ourselves all because we don't have a master degree. She doesn't teach anymore just makes us feel bad everyday and I'm not the. Only student who feels that way. I regret enrolling and there is a lot of girls who are younger than me in my class and living with their parents who are only paying 13000 and less for tuition while I'm paying off 20,000 while trying to support my baby by myself ."
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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kourosh Ghaheri - 8/2/2016
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"I graduated and I was mentor in this school. I did not have any problem at all in fact I am very proud to be graduated there. I still have my job and Thanks to the teacher and the staff with out their help I would still sitting and trying to figure what I am going to do. thanks to the campus President of Encino and their staff . I would be nothing without them. Thanks UEI I am proud to be your Graduate . Kourosh Ghaheri"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Michael - 8/2/2016
Degree: Computer Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017
"To all that say UEI college is a bad choice, that's because you didn't want  to complete it, and now say they ripped you off, more like you let them do that since you dropped out. Im in my 5th module and i LOVE it! So get used to it and hope those that want to succeed will"
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"
1.1 out of 5 stars
ARI - 6/2/2016
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
"Went to UEI Huntington Park school for nine months. Nine months was not enough. A private school not the best choice. Instead of going to these school so called UEI org to apply yourself. Wrong choice of attending these private college with the accreditation approved it was a bad choice. The school needs more restrictions. Not get you to sign papers without even going over them. Its shame for UEI org who's managing these school. My experience going to a school where I was taken serious but after completing the course and got a certification its sad of getting told by employers with a look of saying UEI college bad choice. The choice of a school like UEI should be close and have restrictions of how it is being manage. The reviews of previous UEI students its a sign that some are not happy with the experience. Recommending these school UEI Huntington Park for anyone don't take the risk. Just attend community college and it will look good in your resume. Plus no loans to worried about when attending community college. Even transfer to a University and be successful."