Kaplan University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (319)
Where so I start with this school!! The first problem that I have with them is that they aren't totally up front about costs. In the end of the medical office assistant program you have to pay for so many tests if you don't have them (TB, Varicella, drug, etc. ) before you can go on externship. Some of the instructor's don't have a clue about what they're doing. Many companies won't hire or even accept Kaplan students for whatever reason. Students are messy!!! This school has too many up front costs compared to other schools, and that's beyond ridiculous. I would never recommend this school to anyone they need to tighten up bog time.
I have been with Kaplan since 2010 when I decided to go to college. I have recieved my Associates Degree and my Bachelors Degree. I am currently working on my Masters degree and I am enjoying it. I like the paced courses and the ability to do self sufficient research. I do not enjoy the financial cost, however, that comes with any college anywhere. It also goes with the saying, "You have to spend money to make money". Best of luck to anyone going. It was an amazing experience for me and I hope that the bad reviews do not sour Kaplans reputation!
The kucampas.kaplan.edu website is one of the most horrible student websites out there. Be prepared to start logging onto the website for your seminar about 30-45 mins prior to the start of your seminar, otherwise, you will NEVER get in. The website cannot handle a large number of students logging onto the website for seminar so EVERY WEEK in the evening/night time the website has technical difficulties causing at least 30-45 mins delay just to get on the website. So if you do not start logging in 45 mins prior to your seminar, expect to be late and experience major website technical difficulties. Plus, during the time they are experiencing technical difficulties and you call tech support, they will NOT answer the phone and tell you to call back in 30 mins. The biggest waste of my time, just for this I would NOT recommend Kaplan University to anyone because this can affect your school.
I would not recommend this school to anyone, towards the end of my masters program for FNP I had to go back and forth with the practicum coordinator, advisement, and registration about me being promptly registered for classes and how many classes I could take each term. It was told to me that this would be a 2 1/2 year program that they are trying to extend for 3 years. I am very displeased with staff overall and I am anticipating my graduation if they ever let me do that.
This school is enjoyable minus the financial aspect. I am overly watchful over my financial payments through this school. They wait till the last minute to make payments to the student and refused to give the schools complaint departments information when I requested this info. They try to pass you on to other departments and all in all do not help you get resolution. I have a 4.0 GPA and even got to the point of possibly filing a complaint with the B.B.B. I almost got evicted for being late on my housing payment due to there negligence in processing the paperwork to the V.A. which the V.A stated the school sent the paperwork late.
I had a great experience at Kaplan. My advisors were supportive. The professors were very helpful and all the courses I did have a direct link to my career. I strongly believe I made a great decision when I decided to study at Kaplan. Gaining my degree will give me at least $300 US$ money each month.
To anyone looking to Kaplan University to extend their education, I would highly recommend this school. As you read reviews please keep in mind the tenacity and dedication it takes to complete any master's degree program, and I would encourage you to listen to those who have finished, as they have had the full experience. As a 2014 graduate who attended the school for the past 4 years (I just walked in the commencement ceremony last weekend)I'd like to show my support for the program and tell my story. Since my undergraduate graduation in 2010, I have been attending Kaplan online to achieve my graduate degree in business administration. I originally landed a job paying 48K as a manager for Target in Illinois, and started my Kaplan degree 10 days after I began working. I applied the concepts of the classes to my daily work and through the self directed learning plan Kaplan offers, I could see myself growing in the position at work at an accelerated speed, keeping specific goals I wanted to achieve in mind daily. By age 24 I had been promoted to store manager for Target, relocating to Wisconsin, now pulling in 91K per year. In 2012 I was the youngest store manager for Target in two states. Being a store manager for Target was rewarding, but I knew after 18 months in the new position that it was not my dream. At age 26 I decided to quit Target, who after bonuses, had paid me 111K from age 25-26. A dream job right? I have an huge amount of confidence from my learning at Kaplan. I feel I can be successful in anything because of my extended education, and extra experience in their classrooms. At age 26, I quit my job and switch careers into finance. I now make 90k per year in a job I love in beautiful Colorado, a place I always wanted to live. In the last four years I have matured as a person, realizing that health, family, and freedom are the most important things to me. I had chased salary as a 22 year old and been successful in career, but it is at age 26 that I truly feel successful. I know my degree through Kaplan has helped me grow and progress in this manner, as it has streamlined my operations at work and allowed me to focus on my lifestyle. This lesson could be as simple as making time for school, and focusing on efficiency at work. Reflectively, I could not speak higher of the education Kaplan has given me. My thinking is more clear and my decisions are backed by experience. If I could talk to myself at age 22, I would say "You're about to make the best decision of your life by going to Kaplan." The MBA I now have is not valuable to me because of the money I've earned or the career success I've had. It is of value because I have limitless options! This is what a Kaplan degree can do for you, should you choose to prioritize your lifestyle and ready yourself to work hard on your education. Carpe Diem, Benny
I got my undergrad degree at a brick and mortar school 20 yrs ago. I wanted additional education at my leisure. Kaplan had always been a force in the testing arena so I trusted them with my education. For those looking for for an educational juggernaut, do not go to an online school. I wanted what I got; moderate schooling at my own pace. I was challenged and the curriculum was interesting. That was enough for me. Kaplan is not Northwestern or Penn State. It's a decent education for a decent price.
My experience with Kaplan University has been outstanding. I previously had attended a large brick and mortar university and had about 50 credits when I had to stop several years ago. Kaplan offered me the opportunity to go back to school and earn my degree that otherwise would have remained out of my reach. I have had a great experience with all my Professors who have went above and beyond what they were required to do to ensure the students educational experience is top notch. I think most of the negative reviews about Kaplan are coming from students who would have those same problems anywhere they attended. I am taking my last class right now and will graduate with my Bachelor's Degree in IT in about 6 weeks. It has taken a lot of hard work and sacrifice but I am grateful for the opportunity to finish my degree. Most of the problems I have read regarding the financial aid department are due to the student not keeping up with what they had to on their end. Again, I have attended Kaplan University for over 2 years and have had a very positive experience. I would recommend anyone who is truly ready to attend school to go to Kaplan. Those who are not should probably attend a small community college until they mature a little more and are ready to be accountable and responsible for themselves.
My overall experience with Kaplan University was outstanding. It has helped me in my career with increased pay and higher position. All the teaching staff were excellent and went above and beyond their scope of duties to make sure of student success. The only exception to this was my statistics professor who appeare to know nothing about psychology statistics. Be prepared to work hard, stay focused and you will get out what you put into it.