I would say, after reading some of the "bad" reviews, those people were just poor students, soon to become poor professionals. Nearly 100% of good students at Kaplan do well and take away much. Good students LOVE Kaplan. The only issue with Kaplan is, is that they give everyone a chance, even those that probably shouldn't be in college. So, what happens is, people used their own failed experiences to gauge Kaplan. Those same people come onto university ratings boards and give the school 1 stars, across the board. Really? Honestly, this just goes to show you they did zero research of the university then. This reflects poorly upon them, not the school. How much time did they actually spend looking for the right university that would meet their expectations? Makes me wonder. Well, let's look at the facts. Are Kaplan teachers qualified? Kaplan professors are required to have at least 10 years of teaching experience, most have PhDs, and are as good, if not better than any instructor you would find in a brick 'n mortar school. Some actually teach at multiple universities. Are the textbooks substandard? No, the textbooks Kaplan uses are the exact books most universities use. So, be prepared to learn. Is the online education less intensive than a normal, brick 'n mortar school? Of course not. In fact, Kaplan goes out of their way to make the curriculum extremely challenging. Of course, can Students do the minimum work and skate by? Yes. But, I've heard their financial aid department is horrible. Is that true? Yes and no. I've been to both types of schools. Financial aid is a mess everywhere. Not an excuse, just the truth. So, if you're trying to obtain loans, stay diligent. Stay in direct contact...daily, until your loans have been approved. Is the education overpriced? Once again, yes and no. The tuition is much less than a typical university, but higher than a community college. The prices are clearly posted, and there are no hidden fees. What is the learning experience like at Kaplan? You will attend LIVE seminars, read textbooks, participate in required discussion boards, do projects, write a lot (APA style), and learn to use critical thinking skills. Does this sound familiar? Yeah, it is just like any good school. I've heard it is difficult to contact professors? Is that true? No. If you really need to contact a professor, there is email, instant messaging, office hours, and a chat board in the classroom. If all that fails, you may contact the student dean. I've never had that fail in 5 years at Kaplan though. What if I don't pay my tuition? I've heard Kaplan won't give me a diploma without paying. Yeah, well, so. No school on the planet is going to give you a diploma if you have a balance. I've heard that Kaplan isn't accredited. Is that true? It is not true, Kaplan is accredited. Kaplan receives Title IV funding, meaning, the government doesn't invest in non-accredited institutions. Period. I also heard that graduates couldn't find a job with a Kaplan degree. Is that true? Yes and no. "Kaplan" has nothing to do with it. It's the job market. The market is tough right now, for ALL graduates, not just those from Kaplan. Do your homework, begin networking right away (1st year in college), make friends with recruiters, and fill out your LinkedIn profile. Maybe look for some internships and residencies. Work hard, and you will be successful. So, what am I trying to say? Be a good student. You will learn a lot, take away much, and become the professional you were meant to be. Good luck, to everyone.