Kaplan University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (302)
The courses are set up so that you can work on your own time. There is a one hour seminar per week to attend and they have an 'option 2' setup designed for people who cannot attend the live seminar. The classes are less about regurgitation of facts and more about how to use what you learned in a real life scenario.
We are taught to do online research, how to quote, how to cite information, and how to use published information to help bolster your own original ideas. The professors are available- you can email or IM them and answers come more quickly than at a traditional school! I have had good and bad professors, it depends on the person, but the experience as a whole so far has been great!
Kaplan University is the right choice for you if you are looking for a low workload and great professors. I am in the BS Psychology program, and I love every minute of it, especially being able to go to school from the comfort of my home and still being able to save money and spend time with my family, as my husband is a US Soldier and is deployed frequetlyexalted Th.
I attended Kaplan for Medical Office Management for 3 weeks and it was a bunch of bull. The classes always had technical issues, that never seemed to be resolved. I asked for a due date during class and the question remained unanswered. So, I emailed the teacher and she got back to me a week later, 2 days after the paper was due. Then proceeded to tell me that it was my fault I didn't have the date right becasue I didn't ask. This school is not worth the $32,000+change they charge.
I attended Kaplan in january 2007 and ended up finishing my Bachelor's of Science in November 2008. I transferred fromt he Univeristy of Phoenix because I did not like the "group work" format. Kaplan helped me with financial aid even though I still had loans originating through Phoenix. I found all of the instructors helpful and the work really was refreshing. I felt the assignments helped give you a better understanding of what you were learning.
I did not do any group work at Kaplan which to me showed that they were focused on what I coul ddo, not what I could do in a group. So I would recommend this school to anyone who really wants an education and you will get it here!
I love Kaplan University. I have wanted to go back to college my whole life, and finally, I have. I've made my dreams come true with the help of the admissions, teachers, and of course, myself. Thanks Kaplan for making a difference.
I have been at this school for over a year, with less than a year to go with an Advanced Start Bachelor program (Meaning I already have my AA). This school has become more and more frustrating as time goes on. It gets harder and harder to get a hold of my Academic Advisor and I have never been able to get a hold of my Financial Aid officer EVER! He does not return calls, emails, or requests from his supervisor to call. The administrative side of the school is crap.
The Classes are hit and miss. Some I feel like I'm learning something, and others, not so much. The Discussion boards are a waste of time in most instances, and the projects are inconsistent between the way they are written and how they are graded. Some instructors really care about how you do in the course, and others throw away points like they are insignificant.
I am currently shopping around for another school to finish my degree because I am fed up with the administrative side of the school, and I don't feel like I am getting a real education. I don't retain the information I am being taught because I am not quizzed on anything. I write papers on things that don't pertain to the subject at hand, and if I were to try to get a job in the field tomorrow, I would not feel like I knew what I was doing, because I have always had the books to fall back on. The Curriculum does not work well when it comes to memorizing anything.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)degree. The instructors were wonderful and very knowledgeable about the field that they are in. My Academic Advisor and Fin Aid advisor were not always available when I call, but there were other advisors in the same vertical that were able to assit me. The courses were up-to-date with the current technology. I gained the knowledge I needed to perform my job. There were may outreach programs after I graduated however; I did not participate because of schedule conflicts. I strongly believe that you get what you put out and if you are serious and apply yourself the sky is the limit. I feel like I can take on the world thanks to the awesome knowledge that I have gained from Kaplan.
I have attend Kaplan for three years and right before I was to graduate with my AA in criminal justice they dismiss me for having to retake a couple of classes which I passed the second time around.
This was early on in my pursuit of my degree. Sure they will take your money and tell you all you need to do is maintain a 2.0 GPA but it is a lie. I have a 2.16 but I still am not getting my degree. FIND a different school they dont care about your degree all they want is your money. I wasted three year of my life at this school only to be screwed in the end!!!!
I think that just from this experience that I will all of my questions lined up for the next school I attend.
Financial aid doesn't tell you what you owe up front which is not the way anyone should do business. All these fees and returning loans instead of using the rest of the money to cover what costs, they send it back and then want you to pay out of pocket.
The professor I had for Managerial Accounting was the worst. I often asked her for help because this was nothing like financial accounting which I am very good at. She only gave me vague answers and was just reinterate the question instead of just saying what she meant. I think she was very incompetant. Kaplan is the worst online school ever, but to each's own...I have nothing good to say about my experience.
When i firdst enrolled, I was very skeptical about the online learning value; both personally and professionally. 10 years ago, the online higher education was a joke, now, it's more widely accepted.
I've been at Kaplan for 5 terms and have had very little problems with the online environment: I find that the instructors are hightly knowledgable (and many are seeking masters and PHd's via online), the virtual class room is laid out well, communication via technology is improving - vastly, The classes are very challenging.
The only thing I would recommend is that you have a background in your chosen field before entering(i.e - your an IT professional seeking a degree) and you watch your fincial Aid and out of pocket expenses very closely - keep your paperwork and written communication's filed. If you make an extra payments, chances are Kaplan will not track it properly and you will be bombarded with calls demanading payment.
Very satisified acedemically ... concerned about the accounting practices