UEI College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (220)
I Feel so bad about how this school is operating. Dont go here. This is a for-profit school, it is accredited by a major board locally so if you move to Arizona, your money and time wont be worth anything but you'll still have a 300dollar monthly payment for so many years. Forget this school. Do your research. If you see a commericial on TV about a career school chances are that there desperate and all they want is your Money. I attented Uei Riverside, yeah they said anything and everything you wanna hear just to get you to enroll and get there money. So I went for a week and they ask you to sign in everyday at the main office BUT they dont tell you that those six days are your probation period where you can stop attending without any financial obligation. well I dropped out the seventh say so yes i had to freaking pay them money for the stupid 6 days that I attended. The way the Finance guy Tran said they divide your tution into 8 months then divide that into 30 days of the month and that results the amount of how much does your attendace everyday cost base on what your paying. I got 77 dollars a day . Thats b.s. (sorry). Thanks to my Family told me to drop out becuase what is 450dollars compare to a 10 year monthly payment for a diploma not even a associates. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL. ITS NOT EVEN A SCHOOL. ITS A SCAM FOR YOUR MONEY.
I'm going for medical assistant and by far it's great they are very flexible with you and make sure you get an great education and make sure that you have the right help and instructors to get you were you need to be to exceed your career.
I wouldn't recommend this school. They promised to help find you an internship site and if you dont get the job there they will help you find another job. They didn't do either of those things for me, also while i was in school i heard others complain about it as well.
Let me just start off by saying I had a really good instructor who challenged and motivated us to the best of our abilities that's the only good thing I will say I went to the riverside, CA campus I have been passionate about the medical field my whole life, I was an A student, got awarded Ambassador for my 3.7 GPA, had perfect attendance and I cannot find a job for my life and UEI hasn't helped me an ounce in fact they like to text me once in a while to tell me I need to try harder I am now burred in debt that I can't afford and I am too scared to go back to school to fall in more debt and possibly be jobless again. When I first started at this school they told me I would be making $18.00 an hour when they found me a job after school so let me set that straight if you do get a job after the MA program you will only make minimum wage ($9.00/hour) but most facilities want an experienced MA and BILINGUAL. You are better off getting a minimum wage job at McDonald's because at least you won't be in debt $13,000. Do not go to this school, save yourself, they don't help you, all they want is YOUR MONEY, you will be on your ass, paying hundreds of dollars a month on a loan you took out to have NO job. Take it from me I worked my ass off to have good grades, and good attendance and I still don't have a job and out of the hundreds of people I graduated with in the same program I only know of TWO people that have a job as an MA. PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR A CAREER THAT IS IN DEMAND.. YOU ARE BETTER OFF GOING TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
The instructor I had didn't really reach us much or challenge us so all we really did was memorize test answers most of the time. The instructor I had before her was great, but he ended up working in the office after only having him for a month.
Be careful when signing up that this is the right course for you. I was talked into taking this course when the course I really wanted was the Medical Assistant program and was not being offered until next year. I approached the school on three different occasions after starting the medical and insurance billing course about my concerns that I was not in the right program. This is a very expensive college and it was a costly mistake for me. I changed schools to do the Medical Assistant course.
So I see all of these people talking really bad about UEI. I have yet to see anyone write a review from the El Monte Campus (which I attend) or the Business Office Administration (which I just started this past Monday). I'm not sure what my opinion is quite yet, but so far I really like it. The lady who helped me is really nice, the school is very helpful with things I need, they even helped me find a shelter so that I could seek financial/food assistance. I just finished my 2nd day of class && I think the instructor is great! She cares about her students, makes conversation, make class fun, but still does lectures and gives us weekly homework. Her lessons are very thorough so far. The only thing I dislike are the immature students in the class. You would think they would be more serious putting in all this money for school, but then again, I had even worse students when I was attending Cerritos College. My boyfriend, who is in the Pharmacy Tech Program, is in his 4th MOD && he says he is really enjoying it. His instructor is helpful and cares about her students just like mine does. I will post again when I finish my 1st MOD to keep an update on my progress/experience at the school. So far, it looks like some campuses are just not very good. The El Monte campus is actually really nice and I really enjoy the instructors to whom I have met. Each one really cares about you && older students have told me they really care about your grades and keep up with you when you slack off. They provide extra help after class && give you their number to call/text whenever you need help or don't understand something. I've also seen a few recent graduated students working in the front office doing work externing && they seem happy. One girl walked in the classroom today excited because she graduated last week && already has a job that she is very excited about.
This is the worst school ever. I became suspicious of this school after I noticed ignoring "rules" and not being punished or reprimanded. Thanks to these reviews, my suspicions were confirmed. I decided to withdraw and at first they tried "suck up" and offered an opportunity to be a "mentor" and possible "substitute teacher". When I refused, they told me the "trial" period was over. Even though school was called off 1 day, we didn't receive our books for 2 days, and our instructor wasn't there for 3 days. After I asked the financial department for an appeal, they told me that I was egotistical and that they didn't want me as a student.
A friend recommended me to come to Encino campus. At first, I was really scared. I didn't do well in high school and barely got to walk the stage. I went to orientation and this lady who ran the school was really funny and inspiring. She seemed like she cared about all the students and even knew my name a few days later when I bumped into her at the hallways. I think the best thing about this school is that everyone really cares. everyone from the lady who enrolled me, to the president of the campus, especially my teacher and all the directors. My teacher stayed on my butt and made me come to class on time. I was always late to everything in life but this teacher< Ms. P motivated me to get to class on time. I honestly owe to her that I got a job in pharmacy and is still keeping it because I take being on time seriously now. Career services had usesful workshops that helped me with my interview skills and resume. My career service rep, Vi, was real cool and took time to listen to my issues but also told me to suck it up and get the job. I like this school because they paid a lot of special attention to me. When i left, I knew they cared. The Director of Education, Ms. G processed my graduation papers. She was the one who always knew my name and told me to keep up the good work. I was always amazed how she knew my name. So that's the personal attention you get from going to these types of school. Yeah I know. you might get ripped off by going to vocational schools but in my case i made the right decision. I'm hired and working at UCLA Medical Hospital as a Pharm Tech.
I really like UEI because they helped my from the beginning to the end to get a job. Some folks rate it low because they were not proactive in getting the help. I also liked the teachers there because they were very supportive when I was struggling with personal problem. I recommend it if you really want to succeed.