Kaplan University Reviews

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Kaplan University
266 Reviews
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Avg. time to find work: Haven't graduated yet
% career related to degree: 71%
Average reviewer salary: $48,966

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Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $37,500 % Degree Helped Career 43%
Business Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $45,000 % Degree Helped Career 71%
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Percent Employed 67% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 75%

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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012
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In reviewing many students comments and experiences with Kaplan, I was actually shocked to see a couple positive feedback. For the students who had a good relationship with all of Kaplan's amenities, WHO, WHAT, WHERE and HOW? I am not sure that these people exist at Kaplan Univ. I had nothing but headaches EVERYDAY of the week for almost 2 years with any of the staff employed at this so-called accredited college. I think that the President of this University needs to be aware of the lack of Instruction, Professionalism, and Humanities of his employees. And, I think I am being very compassionate when I disclose this comment/concern. Yes, the absolute worst department is Financial Aid, but the college as a whole NEEDS major reconstruction and in a hurry. Inquirers, please take the time to read every students comments regarding his/her experiences with Kaplan. But, please be aware of many weaknesses that stems from this college. I learned absolutely nothing from the instruction and taught myself in all my classes using all my knowledge, and academics from previous colleges and employment to teach many students, as well as instructors of the criteria and tactics in my field. And furthermore, I am the one that has to pay back the government for it. Now, for the students who have experienced positive outcome from Kaplan--good for you! The rest of us aren't laughing at the halacious expenses and unprofessionalism staged by this college. Everybody is in titled to their own opinions.

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This school needs help !
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
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I enrolled to Kaplan in December 2012 for grad school. I turned in all needed paperwork to start Jan.3. It is now March 15 and I still haven't received my stipend!

I have called FA several times and all they say is it's still processing. That's crazy because I have completed my first class with an A!!! And I'm about to start my 2nd class next Wednesday! The FA office is seriously unorganized, rude, and lazy.

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At a Lost for Words!
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Degree: Healthcare
Graduation Year: 2012
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Do not waste your time and especially your money attending Kaplan University. My degree was free yet it was the worst experience ever! A week before completing my degree I get a bill for $300 when my employer paid for my schooling. I was told a program specific fee yet I never signed for this fee and FOR WHAT....I did everything online and they removed the externship from being a requirement.

This University is a disgrace and I can only imagine how they treat and talk to regular students if I was treated rudely and incompetent as a fellow "Kaplanite". My transcript and Diploma are now being held because of the $300....BUYERS BE WARE !!!!

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Never had any problems
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014
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I am in my third year at Kaplan and I have never had a problem with financial aid, student support, or any of my professors.

The workload for the classes is easily manageable, I work 40 hours a week and maintain a 3.80 GPA or higher. I can not say yet if my degree has helped my career since I am changing careers and not yet done with my degree, but I do believe it will.

I would recommend Kaplan to anyone looking for an online school.

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horrible school
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2015
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They give you the run around when filling out forms.. making you redo application over and over.. re fax it.. tell you to send to wrong place...then threaten to kick you out if you do not comply and refill it out again and resend it.. some of the people are very rude and of no help at all.. this is the worst online school ive ever seen ....

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Great School
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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2013
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Kaplan university is a great school. I graduated 2/22/2013 with a BS in Human Services. The first couple of years I had a problem with financial aid like most people.

However, the last two years I have not had a problem. I believe people who try the online school enviornment for the first time are on edge, and the first issue that happens they think negative.

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Great Professors, horrible everything else
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Degree: Social Work
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I have no issues with the workload, classes or professors. My issues are with the financial aid department and the "important" people who are supposed to help resolve problems. I will be changing schools after this term.

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Financial Aid Was A Problem
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014
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I am on my Junior semester here at kaplan University. I am getting used to online from community college. The problem I have had was financial aid. I was on the phone for about 2-3 hours a week for 2 months prior to my first semester. The second semester wasn't as bad registering. So for any prospective new students. Be advised that you will need a couple months before you intend to start classes.

Every time they told me to hand in another paper so I can start. Then I would hear nothing back and would call to find out that I still owed financial aid more paperwork. The part I found shady was that you will all have to sign a paper so you can not sue them?? Anyways there is a lot of homework, but if you have a lot of time it's possible to pass. I have a 4.0 currently.

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Listen to both sides and find the middle ground
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012
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When looking into Kaplan I came across the same reviews about horrible teachers and shady financial aid. However my fears were put to rest after my first term there. The professors were amazing and replied to my emails within 24-48 hours. As for the courses themselves...they can come off as intense because the discussion rubrics were not the same within disciplines but overall grading was fair. One of the most notable things my advisor and the university did was get me into my final class which was not being offered that term.

In closing as the title says if you are considering this school take the middle ground of the best and worst comments and somewhere is the truth. Additionally the people complaining about Kaplan on this site often use grammar and spelling that would suggest their degree is not the only reason they are struggling in their jobs.

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Good School - hard, but good
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Degree: Info. Technology
Graduation Year: 2013
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The school is not unlike others when it comes to financial ed. But the instruction is just as good, and you do have to work for what you get.

If you want someone to give it to you - then you will not like it. The work load is heavy and you will put the effort in to keep up or you will get left behind. There are a lot of lies and disappointed people who could not keep up, but there are a lot of folk who have benefited from Kaplan University.

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