UEI College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (223)
First of all, I wanna say is that I entered this school only to please my mother. I had just graduated high school. I was planning on attending my local community college and later transferring to a university. My mother told me about this school and strongly suggested in me attending this school. Of course all I wanted was for my parents to be proud of me, so I did as I was told. I completed all of my courses and had a GPA of a 4.0. I completed my externship in St. Jude only because I knew someone who worked there and got me in because before that the school placed me to do my externship at a local chiropractor. This chiropractor place had NOTHING to do with MA tasks. ANYONE would be able to do this job. I was so irritated so I immediately called my friend who works in St. Jude and she was able to help me out, only for my externship but at least she helped me out more than my own school did.
My last module at UEI (before my externship) my teacher was horrible. She wouldn't pay any attention to her soon-to-be-graduating students since all of her "favorites" already left for extern. I am completely disappointed in the way my teacher acted, as well as the extern placing department.
I am now being contacted from school to go to interviews. I cannot even keep track on how many interviews I have been on. I'm not saying it's supposed to be easy to find a job because its not the way is supposed to be. But come on, I graduated in early of 2012 and they still haven't been able to place me in a good office? Obviously all of my good grades and hard work mean nothing. It's pure luck.If you just graduated high school, I would strongly suggest for you to just go to regular college. Don't waste your time going to these schools. You have so much ahead of you and can do so much more with your life. If you think this is the easy way out, you're completely wrong. Because look at me, I am stuck paying off these student loans and no MA job. I am now thinking of going back to regular school to actually make something out of my life. The biggest thing I regret was agreeing in attending this school.
The career service people are not very helpful the Anaheim branch is not professional at all i do not know if other Uei are better but this one is not organize, there is no communication between the staff, which affects the students because we do not know what is going on.
I will not recommend this branch of UEI.
You know, it's too bad that those people that wrote bad reviews about this school. They all either have personal issues in their life preventing them from the success they could have if they spent more time in focusing on the positive instead of the negative.
I have two friends that graduated in the CST class and both have good paying careers and that's why I am a student there now at the Encino Campus.
You always get out of the program what you put into it. And expect to do some footwork, and not be lazy about it. Success isn't just gonna fall into your lap just because you went to a trade school and learned something new.
I went to school and worked for this school the staff members will talk shit about you and about all the students. They hire people all the time and have a fake smile they will do anything to get you enrolled. During orientation they will make it seem so good and they tell you that you don't pay anything 6 months after you graduate then month after you are in school they send you a letter telling you that you have to start making in-school payments if you don't pay all what you owe then they won't give you your diploma or be able to walk. I guess they have this new school policy where if you miss 1 day of school it counts 5% of your grade and are only able to miss 5 days a mod or else you fail and only able to miss 14 days total the whole time in school this counts weekends too. The staff will constantly check on students in class and harass them like they are little kids they have a strict dress policy if you wear something they don't approve of you can get kicked out of school. They don't let you show your piercings and tattoos they will tell you to take them out and to cover up and nothing you can do about it. They say they are so concerned about you and once you tell them something personal they will tell the whole staff and laugh about it. You can not eat or drink in class you will get kicked out and every time you come to class you have to sign your name and the time and if your late it will count toward your grade and attendance. You have to do 180 hours of ex-tern and if you don't finish or miss a day they will call non stop and harass you and won't be able to get your diploma. This is at the san marcos location PlEASE don't waste your money and time.
I've been hearing so many rumors that our Stockton campus will close soon and that we can not sue the school to get our money back just in case it closes. I even heard that our campus is not accredited. When I first signed up for my pharmacy technician class, they made it seem like a great school.
But really, it's not good at all. They rushed me to sign up for the school and they told me they only have two spots left. When I started class my first day, there were only four people in the class.
A few months later, one teacher got fired and our class had to join the other class. Now we're all packed in one huge class with 25 people. They told me back then that they have small classes, but there is now too many people.
We all have been lied to and I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. All they want is money and all they want is to keep lying to their students. If I only had the chance to leave this school and transfer, I would. They promised us this is a good school, but it's not. IT'S HORRIBLE!
I am a student currently enrolled at UEI college San Marcos campus. When i first walked into the door to this school they imediatly were telling me that i should enroll and that if i chose to come to school here i would have 10 years to pay off my loan and that i would graduate with a certification.
As far as the Medical assistant program goes you recieve a diploma. the first few months of school were okay.. or at least i thought they were. around the third month of being enrolled they switched my class time and teacher. apon entering the new class i relized that all of the students in the class even those that had been here for a shorter period of time then me were WAYY AHEAD OF ME. i had no idea how to lable a tube of blood even though i had been drawing blood for 3 months. The faculty has proven to me that they only want my money. When i miscarried with my child during the second month of school they told me that it didnt matter that i was walking around with a dead fetus in my womb i needed to be in class every single day on time. if you get sick and throw up expect a call when your supposed to be in class asking where you are. and expect that when you tell them your sick they say "get your ass in class now." if you miss more than 4 days in a module wether your sick or not it doesnt matter your failed that mod and guess what you have to repeat it. not only that but they wont tell you that you failed the module until the end of the mod so that means you have no choice but to be in school every day even if you failed the mod.
if you have piercings remember you cannot wear them to school and if you just got a new peircing and you cant take out because it will close up too bad take it out. i know this because i was asked to take my piercing out and when i said no i paid 40 dollars for this i was told "40 dollars is dinner hahaha" adn i dont know about you but 40 bucks is gas in my tank for a week or dinner for a week.
ALL IN ALL THE FACULTY AT THIS SCHOOL HAS NO CARE FOR THEIR STUDENTS OR THEIR HEALTH ISSUES THEY SET HIGH STANDERDS AND STRICT RULES FOR NO OTHER PURPOSE THAN TO HAVE YOU FAIL AND STILL HAVE THEM BE PAID YOUR 16,000 DOLLARS. WHICH BY THE WAY IF THEY FAIL YOU YOU DO NOT HAVE 10 YEARS TO PAY IT OFF.
I feel sorry for all the students and staff that went to this school. the leadership at this school was horrible and all about the numbers and profits. they didnt care at all about their staff or students.
last year this school went from 1200 students and now less than 200 because they are not assisting these students. horrible education for 16000 and no life skills to get a decent career. DO NOT GO TO UEI
This school is seriously a joke!
The first day you go in to consider the school they make you sign a bunch of papers that they don't even give you time to read. They sit you down smile, ask if you'd like some water then feed you a bunch of crap basically. you only have a week to tryout the school and after that you're stuck there because you will have to pay the debt weather you finish your classes or not. I was taking the criminal justice program at uei and can honestly say I have learned A LOT more these past 2 months at the community college I am going to now than I learned at UEI in 9 Months! The teacher I had was nice but I am not in debt 15,000 dollars for having a nice instructor.. we were in class for 4 hours and the 1st hour was all just people reading current events. the last 3 hours everyone was basically just talking in class about what they did yesterday or over the weekend because the instructor would Literally go outside and talk on the phone for like 2 hours or sit at his computer.. we really just watched videos. we NEVER and I repeat NEVER read out of the book or actually learned anything or reviewed anything that was in the book. The advertisements they have on t.v are Totally FALSE.
After you're done and graduate the only jobs they offer you are security jobs which is not worth a "$15,000 education" And all the jobs they you interviews for are found off of craigslist and monster.com.,
This school is so not worth $15,000 it's not even worth 50 bucks a month. It's just a waste of time and a way to take your money. All they do is take advantage of people who are really looking for a career then putting them in debt for 10 years or longer. I graduated back in april and I haven't received ANY phone calls about interviews or job opportunities. All I have is a diploma that's good for nothing and none of the credits are transferable at junior colleges. They told me I would be paying 54 dollars a month starting 6 months after I graduated for my loan and that it would be about a 3 percent interest for 10 years which was a lie.
I just received a letter saying my payments are $108 a month with an interest rate of 8 percent that can go up to 12 percent. The counselors and career service people are constantly changing because they fire and hire new ones every month. Career service people are rude, they get mad when you confront them about only offering you security jobs and say "you have to start somewhere". Seriously my ex boyfriend works security and all he paid was 100 bucks for a 2 hour course online.
As I said the advertisements on T.V are FAKE. and misleading .. all the jobs the people on their "supposedly" obtain are not true. If you are planning on going there for C.J the only job they will get you is a security job or no job.
I feel like I have signed my life away because I still have no job in this feild I work part time in retail as a cashier and have other payments I have to make that with this debt included are Impossible to make with a part time job!
My advice to you if you are considering this school is DON'T DO IT! Don't Sign the papers or take the water! Throw it back at their face and Run the other way. I promise you, You will regret going to UEI I regret it and it angers me how They could take advantage of people like this. They should be put under federal investigation for ripping people off.
DON'T DO IT! DON'T DO IT! DON'T DO IT!