Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews

3.74 out of 5 stars
(300 Reviews)
64% of 300 students said this degree improved their career prospects
73% of 300 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah Parker - 3/16/2017
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school is a joke. No decent paying place of employment will hire people from this school. Towards the end i figured out you can reset your attendance with a discussion or extra credit then do all 5 weeks work in one day and still very an A in the class. If you do that the teachers don't even read your response they just give you a decent grade for everything you submit. They call your phone 5 times in a row a couple times a day every single day. It is ridiculous. You tell them you work nights don't bother me they ring your phone by 9am. Financial aid messes award letters up. It is a waste of time and an even bigger waste of money. You can get a better education at a community college for a fraction of the cost."
1.2 out of 5 stars
Anne - 2/21/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2017
"Worse school ever! Lied too about everything ! Took my disbursement funds , that I was told I was going to get never did !!!! Was lied to about everything the school Would offer . Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone ! Ever!!!!! They are liars !"
Hailey Wood - 3/3/2017

Hi Anne - I see you are frustrated and want to let you know that we are here to provide answers and help to resolve the misunderstanding you are currently experiencing. I'd like to connect you with Student Finance so that they may fully explain to you the steps involved with the Financial Aid process. From each student's first day, the are guided with the help of an Admissions Representative, a Learner Services Advisor, Student Finance Advisors and even Academic Facilitators or coaches. Each of these teams (and more) are available to help each student in their path to success. We are still here for you. Please reach out to us at 888-212-5421so we may help you to more fully understand your financial process or contact UMA Cares at 800-509-5474.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Joycelyn Watson - 2/21/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2016
"For starters I joined an online school because it was best fit for my lifestyle at the time having two young children. I was very weary for this is my first time attending online school which is not easy but I was motivated to complete the program to make my children proud. My experience with UMA has been absolutely AMAZING. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is ready to take their education to the next level and really serious about completing. I maintained a high gpa throughout my entire program I stayed up long nights studying utilizing all of the amazing resources that the school has given the students. Not to mention the staff is awesome, very attentive, and when they say they'll be there every step of the way, they will. I never felt alone although I live states away it felt like UMA was right here for me. Anyone ready to take education seriously, coming from a UMA graduate, I recommend UMA. Even after you graduate theyre here every step to help find employment. UMA literally has the best career services ive ever witnessed from a college, they care, they want us to find jobs and get everything out of what we signed up for attending this college. This school is excellent from the mock interviews to the professional advice ive learned so much not just with my field of study but how to become a professional in any business venture being goaled. I cant express this enough UMA has helped me grow in so many ways from my education level to my over all professional presentation. I will continue my education with UMA and it is worth every penny."
1.3 out of 5 stars
None - 2/20/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school is unreliable. They tell you that they will help but they don't. Their Financial aide dept only wants the aide from the government but is unwilling to help give accurate information. They hound you but don't help or offer a solution. They're not that good."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Kalaiah E. - 2/15/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"This is an email I sent to the school career services member. I caution anyone applying to this school. Yes let them know and please advise the ultimate medical staff to not schedule me anymore job opportunities, as this schools career services is honestly not even recognized,and is an honest waste of my time and finances.I have gone to interview after interview, spending my gas and time that I could be using at my current employer, because I had faith that this was going to work in my favor..Me working hard to stay on a honors path,hasn't gotten me anywhere,& every interview "John Doe" sends me on is a complete waste. I have no experience,& obviously my education and associates it has no worth based upon the fact that every school I have tried to enroll into for my bachelors state this schools accreditation is national and not regional, so Universities.. out. A school with actual pull,when it comes to pushing their students success..out. If the career services department could spend as much time researching these supposed job opportunities, as they do calling me back to back to back, this would be a winner. There was a warning sign when I received an email from another graduate that stated she wasn't getting anywhere with her interviews,& I thought maybe it's her. Maybe she isn't representing herself effectively..but honestly I believe this is probably a trend. Im quite interested to know what the actual success of job placement is within this institution.What research does your institution do to find these "job opportunities"? Because it feels like the team is searching the yellow pages in Southern California, for medical offices. Lastly, who schedules someone for an interview and hasn't even spoken to them? I'm not sure if I've ever heard of something like that. I have been at job training for the past week or so with another company,& I haven't been able to answer the phone, so I assume the career services representative that decided to just schedule something, without my knowledge is not aware of the fact that, you should speak with a person before making decisions on their behalf and their personal time.So at this point, there really isn't anything else for me to say to any of your staff. I wish you all well. This school is a complete joke, & I wouldn't recommend anyone even considering it."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Burnette - 1/27/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"I would and do recommend UMA to anyone that is thinking about furthering their education. The advisors and teachers are the best. When I graduated the career advisors worked very hard to help me find a job, I am so thankful I know it is an expensive school but, I know of no school where the advisors really work so hard to help you get a job. The school has such wonderful resources to help with your class work. Teachers are so helpful, if you need help you can contact them and they will call you back text or email you. I did not think I could do an online class. I thought I had to sit in a classroom, I proved myself wrong, I'm glad I did."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Scam - 1/14/2017
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016
"Program waste of money, almost $30000 for MAA DEGREE. This school is nationally accredited meaning I would not be able to transfer to Regionally accredited. I'm paying all that money for something I can take at local school for $2000-$4000.... I would get an entry level job making between $8-$11 a hour. The school refund check was $1200 and so much loans taken out verses local community college I wouldn't need to take out any loans. Not to mention Career Services doesn't help assist with looking in same field of work or similar, if they can get you an interview flipping burgers they would. This is all to protect their retention and placement disclosures to be accredited."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Kristin mitzelfelt - 12/19/2016
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2016
"This school is a scam I completed my first course all the way until the last day when they suddenly canceled my enrollment "for financial aid" but instead of letting me finish my last test they said that I would have to redo the whole entire course if I wanted to re-enroll so they let me attend for 5 weeks of school and made me pay for a whole entire course when they canceled me I did not ask to be canceled and then tried to get me to retake the whole entire course that I just took absolutely ridiculous they made me file my taxes over 16 times it was a runner-up no one could answer me no one could tell me what was going on and they just kept transferring me it was the worst experience I have ever had in my life I was getting all A's in my class and I was super excited and then this I will never again try to do school online I will stick to local schools"
1.6 out of 5 stars
Erin B - 12/19/2016
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2016
"I graduated with high honors, on the honor roll every quarter. I felt the school was rather easy. I had issues with a few of the instructors. One would not answer any questions I had. I had tried to reach her by business phone, cell phone and email. It took over a week to get her to respond. I then was basically blown off with my needs. I rarely reached out for help but when I needed it I felt no one was there for me. My other issue was I was told my cost for Diploma and Associates program would be a total of $17000. When I finished my diploma program I owed with interest $17000 and they want another $10000 for the Associates program. I feel like I was lied to and swindled. My spouse who's getting a Bachelors Degree with an actual university is spending a total of $22000! I feel like I was ripped off!! I cannot say I would recommend this program to anyone just based on the cost factor."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Keevah A Brown - 12/18/2016
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012
"This program was so thorough and detail oriented, I actually learned more than I did at my previous college where I attended in person instead of online! The course work was invaluable and there was always a tutor at my leisure to call and assist me with any questions or problems I may have had. I immediately found employment in my field with the degree I earned from UMA and am very grateful for the experience!"
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