Keiser University eCampus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (71)
I have to laugh reading some of these reviews. Hello, you have to pay to go to college. It isn't just handed to you, plus you actually have to attend and put in the effort. Some people aren't satisfied with the pell grant, no they expect a free ride. This is a school for people who never went to a regular dorm right out of high school straight to a University on a scholarship.
It has an extremely flexible schedule, good professors, convenient for people who also work a full time job. I previously worked for an online University (started with a K, no need to name bash) and it wasnt a bad school but way overpriced! I didnt even like working there because I didnt even believe a bachelors program would cost 66,000.
I attended University of Phoenix and absolutely hated it. I love school but the programs are pathetic. All you do is write stupid papers in APA format about crap that has nothing to do with your degree major, on top of that, everything is based on TEAMWORK and TEAM ASSIGNMENTS.
So basically you pay for a degree that is dependent on what you do AND what someone else does. What if you get someone who does nothing and slacks and you get a bad grade? Too bad, you have to pick up the slack.
It was the most pathetic school I have ever been too. Keiser has great admissions advisors, price is great, it is regionally accredited and for the people who think that is not fully accredited, IT IS! I have been working in admissions for over 2 years now and I have to admit Keiser is a great school and I am happy to say I am a student there.
I also work for Fortis College which is an online college focusing mainly on medical coding and billing and medical assisting degrees and it is a great school as well. Not only do we give laptops and ipods to our students (to download your lectures which i think was definitely a fabulous idea and very convenient) it is based upon full customer service and really building a rapport with your students, not just some admissions advisor who talks to you for 10 min, wants you to sign up, and then leaves you to figure the rest out on your own.
I make sure I help my students every step of the way, i follow up every term, and I still talk to my students. I have to say that Keiser is a great college and I would recommeded it or the college I work at (Fortis which is located in orlando, fl off Lee rd) without a shadow of a doubt.
Education is very important to me, as well as a good experience with admissions, enrollment process, easy to follow professors and/or online forums, and also the rapport you build with the staff. And also a good financial aid office who will help you get the best deal to help you in whatever your current personal financial situation.
I sign up for Medical Assistant Program and I was placed on the wrong program. They said I could not change mayor in the middle of the semester, even when it was their mistake. They transfer me to online as my ONLY option. I told them I can not take lab. classes online. Did not care. I lost time and money. I am an A student and I can tell you it is a waste of time and your hard earned money. They try to keep you as long as they can to milk as much of your money as they can.
I went and signed up for the fire science degree program... It was just $200 to apply and hold your seat in the class with an unknown amount until they hit you with an estimate of $7500 per semester on my second week!!! I refused to pay and withdrew from class immediately. As bad as that was, it got worse. They said I still had to pay 20% of the tuition for going to class just 2 dam weeks! If I don't pay they report it to the credit bureu. This was the biggest scam I have ever witnessed and heard of. Do not even think of this place for education unless you are a millionaire.
OK, so I wanted to go for nuclear medicine at Keiser. I went there last february of 2009 and they said i need one prerequisite, american literature. I took the online class in march and had to pay the 1600 dollars out of pocket because they said financial aid would not cover the one class. That was fine. They also said it would take a year before I could start the nuc med program which was also fine. In march they called me up and said I was bumped up and could start the nuc med program in may. Great I said. So I was off of school in April. I went to school May, June, July and half of August. I had some personal problems and dropped out of the program in August. Now comes the kicker. I was told it was around seven thousand per semester. And logically I would have thought my semester would have started when my core classes started in may. Remember I paid for that first class out of pocket. Also each semester is four classes. They are not charging me the seven thousand, they are charging me $13,000.00.
So I was on the phone with the president of the campus, chairman of financial aid, etc.. It is very frustrating because all you get is double talk. They are starting my semester when I first took that class in March even though I was off in April and then counting my next two classes of my core as my first semester. Then my second semester, they say, starts in July and because I dropped out half way through August I am charged the full amount for that semester. When you read the handbook it states that funds will be returned to you if you havent completed 60% of the semester, but once again with their double talk they try to find a loophole for that arguement. I told the president that they must have a law degree to be on the board of Keiser. They honestly must make half their money from students that drop because they charge a full semester, seven thousand, for these poor souls. We started with 23 students in our nuc med class and after the first couple of months we were down to 13 students. Obviously, they will let just about anyone start, probable hoping many will fail so they can make more money. This has been a terrible experience with Keiser and I dont recommend anyone attending school there. Go to a community college where there is accreditation. Oh, Keisers Nuc med program isnt even accredited. so basically keiser will find a way to charge you, your debt, through student loans, the most amount of money possible. I hope this message gets to as many students as possible. Thank you