Keiser University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (202)
I love reading these posts, especially the ones that blame Keiser for their problems life, “the teachers don’t teach, the financial aid don’t tell you up front, the Deans don’t listen when I come complaining. That’s why I failed. I Likewise, I bet you deserve credit for thinks like.” I never been to jail, I never missed by child support payments, I never did drugs”. Guess what you’re not supposed too. Funny my teachers teach, I know what the classes cost, because it said so when I looked when I signed the contract, and when I see the Dean’s their really cool. So if you allow me to warn you as well….. BEWARE….Keiser is intense it’s 1 class 5 hrs. a day 5 days a week, every day. That means YOU have to be able to comprehend the material from at least 1 new chapter, every day 5 days a week, and be tested on it-EVERY Friday. Furthermore, once you’re in your core (major) classes, add in an evidence based 7-10 page typed APA paper, plus and a few competencies both due in the beginning of week 3 -EVERY month. Oh, you have to maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA per semester for 1.5 years…that means 1 C for every 3 B’s, or you don’t move on, you move out. We lost about 30% of the class after the 3rd. class because they thought it was more important to show up when it was convenient, check their cell phone every 15 minutes and complain how the work load was unfair, because they had jobs, bill, kids, and problems at home. They thought they deserved more respect as they were special. I can’t believe he won’t give me extra credit, a couple more days to finish my paper or let me take a makeup exams. SORRY, not at Keiser. But most of us not only survived, we excelled. The common thread….We showed up every day, on time & prepared, then we listened to the lecture, took notes went home and studied are butts off, wrote papers and studied some more, and did so every day 7 days a week for 16 months….and most of us had jobs, bills, kids etc. So as they say BEWARE, if you can apply yourself you will graduate, if not don’t waste your money (2K a month) and don’t worry there are plenty of minimum wage jobs available for all of you that think you’re SPECIAL.
The instructors are great! However, the staff including the deans, Finical aid, and program directors are a joke! They don't allow any food or drinks (including water) in the 5 hour long classrooms. The deans try to control the instructors and students and it's affecting the academics. They are very unprofessional and childish. They say they have an open door policy but lie to you when you ask them questions. I would take your money elsewhere.
I can say that I have the benefit of comparing a state college to a private university. I will never go back to a state college or university again. I have enjoyed my time at Keiser University, the instructors go above and beyond to help students in my opinion. As far as the monthly fee, that is explained upfront before enrolling and that is something that you agree to do, so when they want their money, yes, they want their money. Plus, the office is willing to work with you. At least at my campus they do. Talking to the Dean's is easy as they have an open door policy. Any problems I had were resolved immediately. In a state college I had a meeting with the Dean and ended up speaking with their administrative assistant and it took forever to get anything resolved (political red tape). So for me going back to school and getting another degree, I made the right choice by going to Keiser. Sure, it is expensive, but well worth it. Plus, it is not any educational institutions job to find you a job. They all tell you that up front. No college guarantees that.
Ok, I do not work for the school, I am a graduate from an associate program and is now enrolled in a BA program, yes the school is expensive!!!!! But! its a good school, you do have to work hard and be committed, and who said it was a schools responsibility to get anyone a job, If you work hard stop whining, and understand that fast paced school is not for everyone. At first I didn't get the whole idea of the 1 class per month but after a few classes it made sense. In the BA program all classes are scheduled in a way that once you get to your second class you understand why you took the first class first, because the things you learned previously is needed to understand the current course.....I talk about Keiser all the time, My admission counselor was H. and she was AWESOME!!! she never left me out, she pretty was their for me even when I just needed someone to talk to. Yes some of the instructors need better communication skills, but that only a few of them, most of them really try to help you understand the material.
I'm still working towards my two bachelor and already graduated with an AS in Golf Management. I truly enjoy my experience there with great staff. The professors have always been very knowledgeable and helpful. financial aid was easy and really helpful. the Golf Management at Keiser University was awesome as you get to work with top 100 instructors and Master PGA professional with the latest technology in golf.
Instructors do not speak English clearly hard to understand them. There is no continuity between instructors, yet all students are held to the same standard. If questions are asked students are told to look in book and find answer. If average grade on test is 69 students are told it is them. When going to Director you are told it will be addressed and no change is made... It's a wonder that local hospitals and now Health South rehab does not want students in their locations, as instructors think it is the sponsoring sites responsibility to educate students while instructors disappear for hours on sit in lounge.
I am a new student to the legal studies BA program at Keiser. After reading all of these negative reviews about the school, I had to write one of my own. Clearly the students giving this school a bad review are the illiterate ones who cannot even help themselves. So far, my experience at Keiser has been truly exceptional. Nobody, even the financial aid office, has come off as rude or unhelpful. Everyone has been very helpful thus far. I have two friends who graduated in two different fields from Keiser(Physical Therapy, Criminal Justice) and they are doing great with their careers. The negative reviews previously stated here, I can't take them seriously, The grammar alone makes me want to stop reading. As for the petty complaints about how front end personnel is rude, maybe if you approach them in a professional manner, dressed as a Keiser student(suit &tie) with a smile on your face, you wouldn't have that problem. Everyone that I interact with at Keiser has been very nice to me, probably because I say "Hello, how are you?" Some people need to learn to treat others the way they want to be treated. Thank you Keiser for your professionalism and I look forward to completing my Bachelor's with you.
I do not want to come across as angry or belligerent, but I cannot stress enough how EXTREMELY mediocre this university is. The instructors and the administration have no desire to aid students in fully understanding the material and seem to be quite obsessed with the N-Clex. There is no consistency between the material semi-explained in class and the material on which students are tested. Then you have the ATI, which is either pass or fail exam, and there is no class in this subject matter. At the beginning of the semester you are given a book, approximately 5 inches thick, and told to learn it with no further guidance. This school is very quick to accept you, but has no interest in graduating qualified nurses. There is not enough time to filter, process and understand material between exams. Simply, if you have the ability to memorize without comprehending then this is the school for you. Personally, I would dread being in a hospital situation with a Keiser nurse in charge of my care. It is virtually impossible for that person to really know what they are doing unless they've learned only through experience in the workplace and nothing in the classroom.
I've seen so many reviews about Keiser University. Majority of it makes me wonder. Anyway, I'm actually attending the Tampa campus and have been with Keiser for almost a year and I do like it. I'm majoring in csi technology and hoping to go for the bachelor's in forensic science. My professor is very helpful and patient with the students in our class. He definitely has the credentials for teaching our class. When I first talked to the admission counselor she was really helpful and she would talk to me as if I was her best friend. We clicked just like that and I still keep in touch with her whenever I have questions or when I need help with something. Financial aid is also helpful. I stop in to see my fin aid adviser whenever I get the chance so that he's on top of my documents. Obviously you can't just ignore the staff, you have to remind them that you're there and make sure they're doing what you need them to do. If you dont' check up on your status there's going to be mistakes. They are human. I even went to pre registration and they told me that I'm graduating and that I should attend the ceremony. I was skeptical about it at first but I've done my research and Keiser is an accredited school by the Board of Education. You should check it out if you think they aren't. Their medical programs are the most popular. They even offer to help you find a job after you graduate. Of course it's not guaranteed because they're not miracle workers. You have to go out there and do it yourself. These people with these negative comments obviously want things handed to them. The class times work with my work schedule as well. I never though I was able to work full time and also be a full time student. It's amazing. I only go to class Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am - 1pm. The rest of the days I'm either working or off. Their work load depends on the class you're taking too. If you're taking bio for that month obviously there's going to be a lot of information to be taking in. Studying is key to success. You honestly think just going to class and taking tests and just barely passing the tests will help? Even big brand universities don't allow that. You have to study your ass off. The hybrid courses are pretty cool. You pace yourself with online homework when it's given. My professor communicates with us effectively and it's never been an issue with me. I actually transferred from University of South Florida and all of my credits were accepted. I only had to take two gen ed classes before I went into my core classes. I'm extremely excited to go into the bachelor's program. I'm definitely not part of the Keiser staff or anything like that. I'm a real student looking to achieve my dreams. What surprises me also is the amount of students that are there regardless of the negative comments. My class used to only have 6 students, now there's almost 20. I can imagine the popular majors like nursing and radiology. They probably have like 30 students in each class. Anyway if you choose Keiser good for you.
Keiser University is the most awful, unorganized and unprofessional school I have ever attended. The financial aid office is rude, the bursar's office is extremely rude, not sure why then they are ACCEPTING MY MONEY. Lastly, some of the teaching staff is completely unethical and harassing problems. They try to be smooth and call over speaker phone because they know their school is shady. I WOULD NOT recommend this school to anyone unless you have money you just want to waste. Spoke to an official OT with masters degree and they explained what a joke the school is.