Kaplan University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (305)
I really enjoyed Kaplan University. I really do not know why so many are negative? People do try and get over, they must ask themselves, how did they come into Kaplan University, was it with prior credits? Are you just going because someone is making you? You must have the right mindset to enter and if you already been to college prior you have to consider the cost because financial aid only give you so much for a Bachelors. However, I would advise financial aid office to let those students know ahead of time that they may have to come out of pocket. Some do not know their rights and need to be informed prior before starting because they may not have enough funding via financial aid, loans, or cash. When informed these students can consider other schools that is probably cheaper to finish their degree. My first degree was at Kaplan in Legal Studies and now I am in my Masters program of Business Management at Kaplan University. I have no complaints whatsoever. I only had a couple of teachers that was kind of special but thank goodness I am smart enough to read my own syllabus and get the work done. Every school have those. I wish Kaplan had a Doctorate program in Business Management so I do not have to look for another school. I am familiar with their way of doing things and I really enjoyed my journey. When I was at the end of my Legal Studies program, I was ready to go to another class until they said that I was in my last class. I really did not want it to end and this is why I went for my Masters at the same place. Kaplan University was good for me and I had awesome teachers with the exception of two. I would do it again. Thanks Kaplan for being good to me, I do appreciate you! I would actually love to work for Kaplan University in admissions because I would interview the student thoroughly and mention areas that I think they may have problems with so they can think properly before entering in. You must be dedicated and organized. Most of the teachers understand students have other obligations and will give you time to finish your work, but if you let them know ahead of time that you are having trouble you must let them know, do not wait until the last minute. The student must consider those obligations before signing onto Kaplan.
I would advise everyone thinking of going to this school to think about it real good. First of all the school is so cheesy that by the end of every module it's only a potluck when the time can used for more training. They don't train you for the job and is a complete waste of time. They don't certify you through the state but just graduate receiving a certificate of completion, NOT certified. So for those thinking of taking anything in the medical field you might want to really think of going somewhere you can actually take your NCLEX. Even the Medical Billing and Coding program doesn't certify you. You have to take extra time to study and try to take it online and by then it's costing you more money. The AAPC has additional training just to certify you which means by then your paying more and completely frustrated. So 10 thousand dollars later and no job yet, I am completely adamant that this school severely raped me financially and emotionally..Now I'm stuck paying back and finally did my homework, finally found a credible school with less money and certifiable at the end of the course. I wish I had did my homework but the Kaplan recruiter really suckered me into signing up for this bogus school. Not only that, the students who went there, most of them were so much about drama and gossip that I felt that I was in high school all over again. My advise pick a more reputable school, save your money and do your research! I wouldn't go back even if they offered free refresher courses, which brings me to their promise of some refresher courses that they said they offer but never heard from them ever again. Just hounding me about my Sallie Mae student loan. Save yourself the grief!
I started reading negative reviews about Kaplan and was beginning to think my time and money was being wasted. Then, I got a job interview and I was about to respond to questions based on what I learned at the school. The interviewer also asked me about the program and what I learned from it. Seems he was impressed and I ened up getting the job the paid almost twice my current salary. Kaplan's MBA program is the real deal...it's tough sometimes though!
I took 2 concurrent online classes at Kaplan; first class the instructor introduced herself by her firstname and encouraged us to call her by her name (She's a PhD). During the next few scheduled classes students were prefixing her name with "Professor"; I was still going by her introduction and addressing her as her first name. I realized then that she began ignoring me in class. Second class, there were two of us with the same name (it's not a terribly common name). The instructor forewarned that for every input she would put a tick mark next to our name showing class participation. At the end of the class I asked the instructor how she would differentiate between myself and the other "M" person (I had participated heavily and wanted to ensure I was getting credit and not the other "M" person). She responded "Oh, I didn't realize there were two "M"'s in the course. At that point I knew that she would accidentally give my participation credit to the other person. Luckily Kaplan has a 6-week trail period in which you can back out without any payment due. I definitely backed out - why pay for classes when being mistreated, or receiving substandard quality of tracking participation.
I tried a couple online schools before enrolling at Kaplan University. This university was the most informative, hands on, and compassionate compared to the other institutions that I had inquired. I really like the structure of the classes. The helpfullness and knowledge from Kaplan's professors. The staff and students at Kaplan come together like a community. Attending this university gives me the confidence I need to believe that I will succeed. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!
Before you write this poor review off as just a bitter student who did poorly, or one who was cheated out of their grade for an improper withdrawal of some sort, think again! This is truly a review based on my experience at Kaplan based upon my two other degrees that I received from esteemed universities in Chicago (B.A. and an M.B.A.). Keep in mind that I maintained a 99% g.p.a. while at Kaplan and that was with little effort. If you can tolerate the monotony and if you're fine with solely raising your g.p.a., and if you're rich enough that you don't have to rely upon financial aid, then Kaplan's the school for you! Basically, I'm disappointed in the quality of education at Kaplan because it simply does not qualify as an institution of higher learning. By this, I mean that the students with whom I went to school at Kaplan who were undergraduate students from Kaplan University couldn't conjugate a sentence, much less survive in a Master's level program at another college or university. I was sorely disappointed in the fact that, after having spent much time with these students that it wasn't only that they couldn't type (I gather that may have been the case for some of them). I'm basing my experience upon the countless hours spent in the discussion board section of the website, or the core of an online learning institution. I won't even speak to my thoughts on whether online learning is comparable to a brick and mortar school because I don't think there's a comparison. The instructors were very good and knowledgeable at what they taught, but they explained that they had to stick closely with the syllabus and other materials that were provided by Kaplan, and that was really quite disappointing as well because the materials were seriously lacking in content and substance. This was very sad to me. Don't believe a word of what Financial Aid tells you. Unfortunately, they'll tell you that you're going to get your financial aid (stipend) check during the first couple of weeks, but I feel that Kaplan chose to hedge the funds for as long as they could, or keep the funds in their bank account, drawing interest as long as possible because I never saw a check until close to the end of the term! If you're serious about learning then I'd not even consider Kaplan. Of course this is just my opinion, and this is based upon my experiences at Kaplan.
I was attending Kaplan University for my Masters degree. I found that every education advisor had a different answer to any question asked. The staff at that university would not reply to emails or return phone calls. Every time you need to call the university, you are on the phone for a minimum of 10 minutes before you get to speak with a staff member in any department. The customer service skills are extremely poor. I would not recommend this university to anyone.
I really enjoy my experience with Kaplan online it's very easy to follow . Plenty of help and the team is wonderful.
So... I was so excited to start here. My advisor was so friendly and put up with my numerous emails filled with different questions and concerns. I was told financial aid would cover ALL of my needs... I told him, "David, I cannot attend if it isn't covered. I barely get by as it is, if I need to pay extra, I won't be able to go." He assured me I would be fine... even sent me a link for a $2000 grant. Well... two days before class started I got an email saying I need to pay $530!! I said no, David said I was covered, you sure? She said yes but the good news is I got the grant... because everyone does. If you're human, you get the grant basically. At that point I told her to take me out of the school. Now, mind you, up until this point I had GREAT service. I even wrote to them saying how satisfied I was. Not anymore, folks! I was on hold AN HOUR and passed around to three different people, got attitude from one gentleman about my concerns, and then my advisor, who returns all the emails and is prompt to call me back, decides to ignore my calls. 5 calls and 5 emails later... still no word. AM I A STUDENT HERE?! I don't even know. I know this is just my financial situation and my problem, the school might be wonderful, but if you're a live check to check type of person, don't fall for their bologna. They just want your money.
I was really unsure of all colleges I looked into but Kaplan is a very friendly and supportive school. The classes are extremely flexible and there are many different support centers if you need help. So far it has been an excellent experience.