Kaplan University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (331)
I had a positive experience at Kaplan University. The career services department will email me with any job leads. I have been promoted twice since attending Kaplan. The professors are great and will work with you if there is an issue. I didn't have any issues with the Finance department. I am very proud of my degree.
I loved the flexibility offered through online education - it would be nice to have a campus or office nearby, though, for admissions or financial questions and concerns.
I like Kaplan because as a single mother the online classes where the best. I got a job through my externship site immediately after finishing. A nice thing that the school offers is a link for career help. Resume helpers and even a link over to a career site where you can apply for jobs right from there! My instructors where very knowledgeable and always there to help. The set me up with the skills and the confidence to pass my state certification test. (even though I did have to find where I had to go and pay out of pocket for it). I am proud to have my CCMA, that I would not have if it wasn't for Kaplan and their flexibility. I would recommend this school to any single parent out there, but keep in mind at the end it us up to you to put in the hard work to finish, take the state test and find a job.
I am currently in my 6th term w/ Kaplan and I LOVE IT! I am now 27 years old and know what exactly I want to do. Prior to KU I tried college 2 times.. brick and mortar. I hated it. With Kaplan I have had the opportunity to really apply myself. Online is A LOT of work and you MUST be good with time management. The advisors are helpful, financial aid a breeze. I would recommend it 110%.
As an army vet I wanted to use my post 911 gi bill to return to school. I found they were very slow to help me. Once enrolled I had one "teacher" that was so unprofessional I had to make a formal complaint. Now as a veteran the army will pay for school no questions! The day before I was starting my 2nd term I received an email saying I was no longer enrolled! My advisor had overlooked a form that had to be completed and I was kicked out. It was no way my fault or anything I could have known about! But they still got paid and owe me money from a grant I received. It's been almost 2 month and they still haven't reimbursed myself or the military pay office. I'm unable to pay for my new college and pay for anything else. I was using my housing pay to afford to be a full time student. I'm being honest with everyone that reads this...... I have found that I get passed around every time I call about this issue. No one ever fixes my issue. Stay away all active duty and vet's! Go eles where. Plus the price of class is very high compared to other online colleges. Thank you for your time. #soon to be homeless vet with two children
When I first started at Kaplan I had no idea what to expect. I just put my head down and applied myself for 2 years and graduated “Summa Cum Laude”. This began my career in the world of information technology and the journey has been great. When I read about people that have less than great results I have to stop and think how much did they apply themselves? Did they pick the wrong field? Did they get the right counselling prior to starting their education path? I know before I started my education path I spent a great deal of time researching what I wanted to do. This was based on what my past life experience had groomed me for and the wants I had for myself and my family. Once this was done I sought out the means to increase my knowledge in order to make me more marketable to employers seeking to fill positions. The process of gaining knowledge is always a continuing challenge and one must stay sharp. Kaplan University prepared me to enter a new career but I must mention that you have to keep learning and immerse yourself in the career of your choice. A college or university is the base of your learning but you must learn both inside and outside of school. If you choose to be like myself an IT professional then read all the information you get your hands on. Join groups that will continue to share their knowledge and experience with you so that you have the edge when it comes time to jump into the job market. In closing I would like to quote “When the student the teacher will appear.” Always be hungry to learn more and seek knowledge, only then will one be truly great.
I chose Kaplan in 2011 because they allowed you to try the course before deciding to become a student. I was drawn in. Not only did I finish my undergrad in Business Administration, but followed it up with my M.B.A. for which I graduated with 3.93 (B.B.A) and 4.0 (M.B.A.).With the exception of the Capstone for the graduate program requiring a team project (never liked them because you always have team members that don't do all the work required) it was a rewarding experience. As a result of my education I received a job promotion because of all the skills I obtained that gave me an advantage over my peers.
Not worht the time, a big waste of money and effort. If you think this school will help you, that's the contrary, they will set you up to fail in order to get you repeat classes, so you get more money involve in your degree. Don't event think in to start a degree and later on transfer, your classes are worthless
When I started at Kaplan I had no idea of what to expect out of an online school. I obtain my first degree back in the early 90's in criminal justice. When I started my schooling here at Kaplan I started over as a freshman with no degree (due to laws changing which made mine no good). As of September of 2015 I will be graduating with my B.S. in Accounting. With the pace and ability to work as needed on all assignments I have been able to complete a Bachelors degree in 3 years unlike "brick and mortar" school which is normally 4 to 5 years depending on the student, school and other factors. I see people taking about how expensive Kaplan is but what I do not see is the mention of the different discount programs that Kaplan offers like military, dependent etc.... one of the biggest advantages is that Kaplan also offers a 5 week trail to see how you like it. if for any reason you are not happy within the first 5 weeks you and withdraw from Kaplan and have no financial aid or loans to pay back. its like you never even started.
I am currently in my second term at Kaplan and so far I am having a very positive experience. I have learned quite a bit and find their online campus and classrooms high quality. I do wish they were more selective with who they allowed to enroll. It is obvious some people are not invested and are hoping they can somehow earn a degree just by being enrolled. It is always annoying when you are trying hard to see people slacking off, but that is more my problem. I am concerned about the cost. It is quite expensive and for that reason I may transfer in the future to a non-profit, but it will only be because of the cost. I am a full time professional and a mom to a toddler so Kaplan works perfectly for my lifestyle. I had a very easy admissions process and financial aid has been fine as well. My only outstanding concern with Kaplan is that if I do decide to change schools for cost reasons that my credits will be accepted. Overall, I would recommend this school.