Keiser University Reviews
Although I have heard good things about Keiser, the physical therapist assistants I have encountered out in the field have been quite cocky and full of themselves. They do not seem too knowledgeable about what they are doing but they have been very nice people. This program is too short and I feel like it does not provide someone with the experience they need to work out in the field..
I am seeing a lot of negative reviews on here about Keiser and it seems like they have been written by students whom either A. Failed out and now blame the school rather than their own lack of effort, or B. Had some sort of issue with financial aid (which isn't fair to give the entire school a negative review). With that being said, the quality of education at Keiser is hit or miss. I had some professors that were very lenient on grading and didn't do a very good job at teaching; however, I have also had some that held high standards and were passionate about teaching. It's important to note that most of their professors also teach at other schools, since the scheduling allows them to-- so a knock on Keiser's professors is also knocking the professors of neighboring institutions. All in all, I have 6 months left before I get by BA and feel like my understanding of business is much greater than what it was prior to my attendance. However, I do wish some of the professors were more strict on grading because I don't want idiots out there in my field representing my institution, thus, facing prejudices myself when attempting to gain employment.
Positives: accelerated program, close to home. Negatives: Costly, NO JOBS, No help from the staff to find a job, Director is only there for herself as is her staff, they all have favorites, program is hard but staff make it harder, NO STAFF is on the same page, clinicals are hours away and they do not care where you live, again NO JOBS, This degree is NOT worth it, GO INTO NURSING!!! TRUST ME
The only good things about this school are that many classes are online and you take one class at a time. However, they will screw you over when it comes to loans and obtaining your transcripts. They'll block you from a class and tell you more loans are needed and you can't get back in your class until you sign here, here, and here.
If you go to this College good luck transferring your credits to a well established University. Not only will you be in debt but your credits will not transfer to FSU, UCF, USF or other established schools. They will only transfer to garbage private schools like Everest. Go to a community college instead. You will save money and plus most of them have agreements with the Universities to automatically accept you after you finish the community college.
I was excited after researching this school online, when I filled out a contact form as soon as I pressed send my phone started blowing up. 3 to 4 times a day I received a call from 813-402-0423. Every time this number called they never left a voice mail, after a week of this I finally called the number back and it told me to wait for a representative, still not saying what company it was, and then after 12 rings I was connected and found out it was Keiser. Unprofessional for a college to conduct business like this. What happened to an admissions counselor contacting you from the campus you were interested in and not some random telemarketer blowing up your phone? Well this was enough to make me want to go with another school
I had a few problems at Keiser University. I wish I had read some of the reviews. I would have saved myself some trouble. I found that the library is difficult to tolerant because a person gets kicked out quickly even while in a database like ProQuest. Trying to reply to posts are hard because one has to go through many posts to find just one. My class had over twenty students. Later I was told that a post could be marked for retrieval. This information should have been available right from the start. We were asked to give parental information. I am old even to be a grandmother. This school seems to be geared toward younger people. We were asked to take an evaluation test but never got to see the results of the test. In my eyes I am paying for everything and should have excess to that information. A person from Keiser finance wanted me to fill out a Financial Aid page and I e-mailed back that I would do it later in the day or early next day because I had guests at my house. The officer called me back in a less than nice tone. I was trying to get finance to send a letter to the Department of Education so that I could get a deferment. Instead, the finance person told me a letter would be sent in about a month. I got the finance office to send me the information stating my status as a full time student. I had to send it to Department of Education. Two days later someone from Keiser finance office sent a letter saying that I was least than a half time student. When I called Keiser finance they referred me to the Bursar. The Bursar affirmed that I was a full time student and sent me a letter which I had to send to the Dept. of Ed. To straighten things out. In all of these dealings I never used less than a professional and pleasant tone. When I withdrew I learned that I had been billed for two classes even though I withdrew after only four weeks and was taking one class. I do not wish to continue at Keiser but I found out there is a fee to go back. Despite all that I just said the weekly live sessions in the class were nice.
Prior to enrolling the staff at Keiser University lead me to believe that finishing my degree early would ensure me of finding a career in my field of study faster and therefor the added expense would indeed be worth it. Here I am $30000 in debt and because I am on a payment plan with Keiser for the books I put on my account, they will not release my transcripts and I can not obtain a career in my field of expertise. Long story short people. Be warned. Pay half as much elsewhere and WALK at the same time (In June) with Keiser Students who paid twice as much. DO NOT TRUST THE STAFF AND THEIR PROMISES!!!!
On my personal experience I am on my 5 class and I don't have any problem with the school. The teacjers are great I do not have words to describe how amazing they are but the program is really difficul and tough. And as you go forward it get way more difficult. It is not impossible but not easy neither. You have to study a lot and sometimes you have 2 or 3 tests in a week followed by comps which if you fail the third time they dismiss you from the program that is the only thing that i don't like from Keiser but the rest I think is great
I am in my fourth of a five semester RN-BSN program with the hopes of going to nurse anesthesia school. The courses are one at a time but make no mistake, they can be challenging with all the discussion boards, assignments and research papers that are required. Not to mention you're packing an entire 16 week course into 4. Nevertheless, I would have to say that I'm pleased with the program. Most of the professors are friendly and reasonable and the (nursing) program is both nationally and regionally accredited by the CCNE and SACS. This helps when it comes time to applying to advanced practice programs offered by other major colleges and universities.