Keiser University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (151)
The staff is very uneducated and unorganized when it comes to helping you sign up for classes. This school is also very expensive and not worth the money at all. I learned a lot but was taken advantage of when it came to how much an associates degree online cost. $45,000 ! It was my first time going to college and I didn't know what to expect to pay. I Graduated in 2014 with a 3.8 GPA. Once I Graduated it was hard to find a job as a medical assistant and Keiser University wasn't much help. You are just a number and a paycheck to them I would suggest researching other options and not to become a Medical Assistant. Job market is non existent and employers want you to have at least 1-2 years of experience. No one wants to give you a chance. I am changing careers and going into business Marketing for my bachelor's with a different online college and I hope it isn't the same situation.
I am a current student with Keiser. I am in my junior year with them and would not recommend them at all to anyone. The financial department is more then willing to help you get started. And the admission councilors are awesome. After about your 3rd semester though, all the support and nice staff move on to incoming students. I have the worst financial aid person and the entire program is unclear. Staff members are not friendly and getting help is hard. As an online student you need help and support when it's asked for, especially when you're paying an awful amount of money for school.
With the exception of the professors at this school, I would not recommend Keiser University period. When I first started with them, they were amazing. They made it look like they were 100% on your side and will help you out in any way possible. As I entered into my 3rd semester, that changed! Keiser gives students money to help out if you qualify for allied health. Meaning if you work with a hospital while going to school, they give you 20-25% off of your tuition each semester! BOGUS! All of a sudden they changed their rules and no longer offer that tuition. They are a scam and the only people they look out for are themselves and I'm not the only Nursing student who experienced this issue. They are all about money and only care about that.
First and foremost, Keiser teachers are actually pretty good. Not all of them, but most were pretty solid. The biggest thing they don't tell you is; they bill you by semester, that is four months. So if you take one class, then decide you want to go somewhere else you owe big time for three classes that you never attended. The second big problem; they will tell you anything to get you to sign up. I went there for 14 months in RT before I did some research and learned the odds of me finding a job were slim to none. I was told they had 95% job placement, there is no truth to that. Just a flat out lie to get there hands on my GI Bill. They say they are "veteran friendly". If friendly means laughing all the way to the bank with your VA check then they are very friendly. Issue three; only about 1/3 of the people that start the RT program actually graduate. This is because it's so accelerated you have to teach your self most the info, while your teacher talks about her weekend and how her cats are doing. Then they guilt you for not being prepared months ago. The x-ray equipment is so old that learning how to use it is pointless. All and all, I could not justify paying 50k to learn on obsolete equipment, from burnt out has been teachers that are more interested in talking about how good they used to be. All that to get a degree in a field that's so flooded that current RTs are trying to get schools to stop pushing RT degrees. Keiser is a degree mill, save yourself some money and heartache and go to your local community college.
Financial aid is annoying they are always calling because they can't get it right. The program at first gave the impression they had an intense structured program and that is untrue. There is one director and she is also your teacher so she isn't even focused on teaching she throws whatever she cans leave it up to you to understand as if respiratory is second nature. No one is held accountable as to what is the true structure of this program. Just study your but off to past but as far as a real understanding of how to put all this information into clinicals I am lost. Even the labs are a mess nothing works just for show. It sucks I am progressing in this program to still have no real understand. THis programs takes the passion out of what health care should be. Discipline and structure should be implemented in this major
I am an undergrad alum of Keiser and am currently matriculating at an ABA accredited law school. I think it can be reasonably concluded that if Keiser University were (as alleged) an inept, money hungry, degree mill (I love the "you are buying a degree" comment), I would not likely be a semester away from obtaining a Juris Doctor. For prospective students, please do your research and seek advice from reliable sources. Do not be swayed and misled by the disgruntled opinions of bitter (ex) students.
Keiser seemed to be a very good school at the beginning. However, I came across struggling with a class in which I thought retaking on campus I would do better. I personally went in to discuss with a Dean about my issue and I was surprised at his response. To make it short, he basically said you should just settle for a C and does not understand why I would rather get a higher grade, if possible. I also got stuck with paying a whole semester because of someones mistake of not enrolling me in my next online class and everyone at Keiser is basically, pay or you can not continue. Another Dean was suppose to investigate. Time passed and no one called me back. I called to follow-up and found I was withdrawn because of excessive absences when I wasn't even in role in a course. They tricked me good. Their advertisement is false. I had previous issues with not being scheduled for classes I had should have been and had to take it to the principal, who retired months later. If it wasn't one thing it was another.
Is it more costly than other programs...? Yes. But you also dont have the wait to get into nursing programs like many other schools. Financial aide helped me out tremendously and I was able to use veterans benefits. The classes are accelerated which can be difficult if you miss a day. But the teachers and professors were always willing to work with me and I found them very available after hours to answer questions and offer help. This school is not for everyone. You need to be driven and able to keep up with accelerated classes. If you cant you will be left behind. I have seen many people have to repeat a class only to be dropped from their program because they were unable to obtain the grade. Overall. I would give the school 5 stars if it wasn't for the cost. That is my absolute only complaint.
Pros: Very easy classes. Guaranteed A and degree if you go everyday and do what your told. Great school for vets, as tuition is pricey and the VA pays for it. Really NO homework. Tests are simple. Most teachers go over the test answers before you take it. Classes require a paper and a speech which you can just throw together. The worst grade I've seen was a B. Cons: They are a business, so expect to pay. Please keep in mind you are buying a degree. If your like me, then not having the hassle to study like the public universities is a huge plus! Once again, you will get a degree and it is very easy, but the downside is they do base themselves off of reputation, so you will find it a challenge to get credits transferred. Lastly, don't expect to be qualified to go into the field you received a degree in. The good news is you will have Keisers reputation, and they do spend time teaching you how to BS your way into the work place.
I have been at Keiser for over a year and have never been treated so poorly. I have heard that other programs are great but the nursing program is anything but that. There is only 1 teacher that really cares about the students. There is another teacher thay will harass students. She makes sure you will have the worst time there possible. The director is not an advocate for the students, he is aggressive and if you have a complaint he will never be on your side. I will never recommend this school to anyone I know while the nursing program is run this way.