Kaplan University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (277)
This is a great school. You just have to be on top of your game academically. You have to keep up with your work and stay in contact with your professors if you are having difficulty meeting deadlines. I really think the ones who are giving it one star are in it to receive stipend checks. You need to be in it to learn not to receive a check. The check may come in well but do not go their to scam your way through. I have received a degree online from another school and they were pretty understanding. I went to this school for a little while but had to stop due to personal family reasons and working demands. I would personally recommend this school to anyone who is a great self starter!!
I have had the worst 4 year experience in my life. Wasted more than $60,000 to get a degree and they don't as much as help you fill out a resume. God forbid guy were late on making a payment, they will hound you down like a dog. My "advisor" did nothing to help me and every time I works ask a financial aid question I would be transferred to 4 different people " explaining" to me why I was confused.
As active duty military, I was able to complete an Associates of Science in Health Sciences degree in just 4 classes. Military tuition assistance covered 100% of the fees. Text books generally are available as ebooks or are shipped as paperbacks and included in the tuition cost. After completing an associates, I enrolled into the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration advanced start option. 100% of fees were covered by either military tuition assistance or FAFSA. I always received Pell Grant disbursements in a timely manner and never had any negative interaction with financial aid, or really anyone at Kaplan. Professors could be hit or miss. I had several that were very harsh with grading, and had several that would basically give 100's for everything I submitted. Most seemed to be fair. The KuCampus site is very organized and simple to navigate. I recently applied to a graduate program at a public state university, and all of my credits transferred, and all required undergraduate prerequisites were accepted from Kaplan. Overall an excellent experience.
I'm currently in the nursing program at a Kaplan campus in Iowa. I was hesitant to enroll because of their overall reputation. I'm so happy i took a chance! I couldn't be more pleased with my instructors, my advisor, the financial aid dept, my clinic sites...it's all been a great experience! I would definitely recommend giving them a try. It seems like the student experience varies by the location, but I can speak for this one!
So I was one of the last enrollees last fall into the advanced start for military personnel whom were medics, corpsmen or things of that sort. Basically only needing to complete 5 courses through Kaplan to achieve the Associates in Health Sciences Degree. I couldn't be happier. I will be graduating (finally) this July with my degree. I have had multiple attempts at other colleges but to me Kaplans online programs works well. The materials and syllabus give you exactly the details of what is expected. So far my professor's have been extremely helpful and attentive also. After completing the associate degree I will be able to apply it towards the "advance start" Bachelors in Legal Studies program, which basically waives a few of the lower level courses. I should be able to graduate with my Bachelors in December 2017 if I mapped all of the courses correctly. After reviewing all of the other student reviews, yes financial aid can be bothersome, but that is at every college and you need to take ownership over ensuring all documents are submitted on time to ensure everything is processed by the deadlines. Overall my experience so far has been pretty great. I do plan on finish my bachelors here, but will finish off for my masters at a local college just because of the stigma associated with the name , which is sad to say because the experience has been good so far. You get what you put into your education whether here or at Harvard. I already had a career in the law field working for the government, however after completing my bachelors from an accredited program (which Kaplan is) my promotion potential will be greatly increased.
This is a great school because the professors take their time to teach each student when they need help. Professors are always taking their time to help each student succeed. Professors are always by each student's side to help with everything needed.
Wanting to returning to college and finish my degree. Working full time and supporting a family made it difficult. Kaplan University fit my needs, allowed me to obtain my degree. The classes were challenging and the Professors were there to teach and I had no problem with their professionalism. Online worked for me, others maybe not so much.
Would never recommend this rip off for profit school to anyone. They find ways to deny your student loans and send them into collections after taking 80k+. There is no reason that amount of money is not substantial to cover the school expenses. Professors are shady, never know if its the same professor as last week or the real professor of the class at all. This school needs to be investigated like all the other for profit schools.
I had a great experience with Kaplan's BSN program! I will be starting the NP program this month. The whole process has been extremely easy. My advisor stayed in touch with me regularly. My instructors were knowledgeable in each subject and I personally had a positive experience with financial aid. I would recommend this school and have many times.
Kaplan was used as my CE. The program would not work and was an utter waste of money and time. Please do the world a favor and spend your money on a product that works. Terrible tech support and customer service is about as useful as a screen door on the bottom of a boat.