Kaplan University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (331)
Wanting to returning to college and finish my degree. Working full time and supporting a family made it difficult. Kaplan University fit my needs, allowed me to obtain my degree. The classes were challenging and the Professors were there to teach and I had no problem with their professionalism. Online worked for me, others maybe not so much.
Would never recommend this rip off for profit school to anyone. They find ways to deny your student loans and send them into collections after taking 80k+. There is no reason that amount of money is not substantial to cover the school expenses. Professors are shady, never know if its the same professor as last week or the real professor of the class at all. This school needs to be investigated like all the other for profit schools.
I had a great experience with Kaplan's BSN program! I will be starting the NP program this month. The whole process has been extremely easy. My advisor stayed in touch with me regularly. My instructors were knowledgeable in each subject and I personally had a positive experience with financial aid. I would recommend this school and have many times.
Kaplan was used as my CE. The program would not work and was an utter waste of money and time. Please do the world a favor and spend your money on a product that works. Terrible tech support and customer service is about as useful as a screen door on the bottom of a boat.
The English program is a joke. Any program that teaches to blog writing needs to call itself what it is, a sham .Thank you for wasting my time. I would advice everyone whom has never choked on their own tongue to go ahead and take the equivalency exams. Once you enroll in a course, you will no longer be eligible to take these tests.
I found the enrollment process to be very confusing and minimal communication. It's like they expected you to know the process without instruction. My adviser was never available and if I emailed his response was always "I don't know." Most of the professors averaged about three days to return an email, there were a few good ones if you got lucky. Financial aid was always at least 45 min wait on the phone or live chat. I sent several emails with a promise of response in 1 business day, I still have never had a response. Course material was appropriate there were some classes with large work loads but it was manageable. They held all of my Stipend checks, I had to wait until the 30 days was up then call (sitting on hold for over an hour most times) to ask them to mail it. I would not recommend anyone to Kaplan. The course material was about the only thing good I have to say. I think I had three good professors, most have other jobs and are too busy to focus on teaching.
Overall experience was awesome. I spent 5.5 years with Kaplan Universities online program and completed a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. The quality and caliber of instructors was tremendous with Judges, District Attorneys, Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, federal agents, Command staff and a host of former leaders in their respective fields. The curriculum was current and stayed on top of trends occurring in the field. I never had any issues with the finance department but it would seem that some regions were more prone to that based on reviews which may indicate isolated incidents vs. systemic problems.
I actually had to stop for a while due to finances because I pay out of pocket...but I will be re-enrolling to finish my degree with Kaplan. I've attended a different online school years ago but it wasn't as good as Kaplan. The instructors at Kaplan are awesome! I love the weekly class meetings where you review the chapters and can ask questions, it's as if you're not actually in a class except it's virtual. There's a lot of interaction with classmates. The instructors are actually in the field as your degree. I can't wait to get back in and finish.
I completed my BS at Kaplan due to their ABA emphasis option. I must admit, I was quite hesitant to attend as I read many horrible reviews; however, 3 of my co-workers graduated with their bachelor's or master's degrees saying it was a good college for busy professionals and moms --and Kaplan promised I could graduate in 10 months from transferring my AA and collection of classes. Is it Harvard? No! But it is regionally accredited. If you want to go to Harvard, go to Harvard! I was very skeptical when I started, and was prepared for the worst. My review is 5 stars because I was actually blown away by Kaplan's format and my ability to understand concepts that were previously overwhelming. I have learned more here than any college I have attended (ranging from community college, to University of Oregon, to a small handful of online colleges I was cash-paying for). They accepted my credits except one that did not apply to my degree and got me on the fast track for graduating way faster than any other college I had reviewed. The format is workable for busy moms. I have 4 kids and 3 with autism, and I work. My GPA before Kaplan was 3.5, and I maintained between a 3.8 and 4.0 while attending. While I had to be disciplined, I was able to complete the weekly assignments for 2 classes (which is considered full time here), in about 12-15 hours a week. There are many assignments, and on average you can expect a quiz per week (most you are able to use reading materials for), discussion boards, and a 3-10 page paper every 2 weeks. There are also weekly, live seminars you either attend, or can watch later and do an alternate assignment. There is a huge range of student backgrounds and capabilities, but somehow, Kaplan has managed to make it achievable for all to advance. I would recommend Kaplan to anyone, hands down. Excellent education, and excellent customer service. I was able to pass statistics with an A, and I can also apply what I learned to my job and daily life. I say this, as I have never understood statistics before this school and really thought I would fail here as well. It seemed like a miracle to me-- and it speaks to their teaching structures.
I was thrilled that as a single stay at home mother who was also an in home care nurse for my grandparents, would be able to jump into college and get a degree I could use! Very helpful at first... as first semester went on though the advisers were changed on me, stopped calling me, and when second semester started and I was ASSURED that I was registered for classes I couldn't log into them. I called my adviser and was told sorry, I am no longer yours.. Transferred over to new one. "Oh yes it says here that you were never registered. I will register you as a late start." Wonderful. day of starting couldn't log in. Called tech support... "Sorry but your log in has been suspended due to inactivity." What inactivity I tried to log in to my class to work! was told well your not registered any longer. AND my credits will not transfer to any creditable college.. just like another online "University" I tried years ago falsely stating they are acredited. WRONG... I have loans now for absolutely NOTHING.. DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL.