Keiser University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (196)
I was starting the Medical Assisting program. It required sitting in class from 8 to 1 every day then additional lab work etc after class. There was about 5 hours of studying and homework every night for 2 courses. They just couldn't assign enough work every day. Tests constantly so you had to prepare very night even if you had other life obligations like a job. It was ridiculous!!!! It is very expensive, I would recommend Daytona State College instead. Their program is 3500 tuition and Keiser is 16,000 plus books and uniforms you have to buy from them only. Teacher was rude singled me out because I had my arms crossed one day, she couldn't wait for breaks to run out and smoke!! She was under qualified for the job period, appeared to have no class or culture for a private school with a high tuition rate. Please choose another school, staff was unfriendly, snobby, just really strange at the school in Daytona. They are pushy in admissions and even after I withdrew from the school they still tried to call me to get me to return after I explained when I left I was no longer interested. It cost me 1500.00 to attend one week basically. Please don't allow your child to attend here.
The Radiology program at Keiser University is not very helpful to the students at all. They are all about money and thats it. First of all as a student you pay a lot of money to the school and when you are first applying they are all so nice to you and very helpful with everything. Once you are in your core classes they are no help at all. The teachers come in and teach and give you your work and thats it. If a teacher see that you are just passing they dont even come to you and try to help you out with any make up work or anything, even if you go to them all they will offer you is tutoring and if you do that all they do is ask you what it is that you dont understand and go over it again like they did in class time. if you are african american good luck with that cuz most of the people there are caucasian and they cater to their race. the teachers have their favorite students who they look out for and help if you are not one of them, then you have no luck at passing if you are not doing good. this also goes for the people who are high up like deans and the president and so on. I am not happy with this school at all and i am going to do everything that i can to put them in their place even if i have to sue them. because they are not here for the students at all the just want your money. They will fail you in a core class for a grade of 67-69.5 which is a D. With a grade this close to passing and you have a student who have never missed a day of class for no reason. only for a major emergency you mean to tell me that the teachers can not wok with you and give you some thing to bring your grade up to a 70 C. so please think about going here in detail before you spend your money on this school.
Lets start off by saying I had no confidence once so ever about myself going to school until I started Keiser. I went to BCC and FIU and barely made it by the skin on my teeth. I have two kids and trying to find a schedule that worked with them was hard until I went to this school.
Everyone seems nice at first until you ask for help. I was ONE class away until being placed in my OTA program I became extremely ill to the point that I was hospitalized for two weeks! While I was in my hospital bed I called my school everyday and left my professor emails to let them know what was going on. When I returned to school with doctors notes and actual documation I was told I was dropped from my program! And that I would have to retake my math class and pay for it out of pocket! I came into the deans office in tears showing them that I had been extremely sick and that I tried everything to get in track! I even went as far to bring in my phone records.
They completely dismissed me, even my professor spoke up on my behalf and they still acted as if I didn't do enough to please them. After that I lost all faith in that school.. And well going back to school in general. Almost 12,000 dollars down the drain. My advice is to cross this school or should I say "business" off your list. ,/p>
I currently attend Keiser for the nursing degree. I am in some B.S. degree program until I pass my teas exam. This program is called the Bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies. Can anyone explain WTH that means and where you can use such a degree at?
First let's start with admissions. I was told to bring an unofficial copy of my transcripts in instead of the real one which makes sense. No time after did they ask for it until money was paid and I was in the class with no refund. Then admissions failed to tell me that they make you take a pre-math class you really don't need unless you test out of it. So instead of 8 classes you need 10 yes pre-english class too.
Then financial aide oh the idiots nobody can break down the money by class like they do at other schools. No one knows nothing at this school but how to take your money and how to hide the truth from you. Now I am stuck in this school until I graduate and trust by then I will owe an arm and a leg. I pay for my own books because if I didn't I would owe them. I regret not taking more time out before giving them my $200 bucks and signing on to a class.
Well i attended Keiser back in Oct of 2010 I thought it was great, small classes once a month. Student services sucked Financial aid ladies none of them knew what they were doing all they seemed too know what shade of pink they decorated there desks with completely incompetent people. The dean looks like shes 22 and also acts like a child you get no where with here. She's also incapable of giving direct answers the books where ridiculously expensive couldn't find on amazon and the classes well wow super super expensive but i got all 2's in the 4 months i was there.
I had to stop going for a month because of a trip i was taking and never stated i was dropping my clinical classes where scheduled for may 2011 when i came back from my trip I found that i had been withdrawn from the program without any notice at all. So when i came back from my trip trying to resolve the issue they had moved the waiting time all the way back to may 2013 this happened in 2011. I was so upset i stop going to school and so after a year i went back to my community college Miami dade.
I'm really interested in getting back to the occupational therapy program but its the only accredited OTA program remotely close to my home. A previous comment makes a lot of sense though they are graduating so many ota's that by the time i graduate I might have a hard time trying to find employment. So im not really sure what to do but i hope this helps someone.
Don't waste your time coming here they screwed me over and plenty of other people I've talked to they do a verification process and they cannot tell you who it goes to so you can talk to them like it is some sort of secret they are hiding.
Financial aid people act as if they were just hired off the street no one can ever seem to answer your questions about financial aid I wonder how they even got the job. If you save your financial aid money by not buying books it's a big deal if you want to take that money out I tried and I was kicked out and now I must take a loan out if in fact to finish and how ironic the loan has to be from them. They are very shady and I regret going there ever since.
If I knew it was going to be like this I would had never went. So look at other schools just looking out for anyone who considers going here please don't they will just take your money and not help you with anything.
They are only nice before you get into the school. They use missleading tactics to get you into the school. It is just about making money, they don't care about the student.
This information is based on observation and point of view.
Staff unprofessional - talk to students about areas of opportunity in front of other students including providing them a written warning.
Teachers talk about their students and other teachers to their students.
Staff - Very unprofessional - yell at teachers and students in front of others as if they were children.
Ok, after reading many, MANY reviews, I felt that I should also put my 2 cents in. First of all, I am currently a student, not a graduate and so my opinion is limited but I still feel is somewhat valuable to those seeking advice on whether to attend this college.
As someone who has been here for 7 months, let me tell you this school is so amazing! Maybe it's the campus I attend, but, I've had nothing but helpful staff to guide me since I've started. I have attended FMU/Everest and PSC (Polk State College - the local community college) and must say that this is by far the most challenging academically and most helpful when it comes to assisting you with any type of issues.
I have been told by a lot of people that this isn't a 'real' college due to accreditation, your diploma can be pulled at any minute, and they have been 'ripped off.' First of all, the college has 'regional' accreditation like USF/UF/PSC (big universities) so credits are transferable. Second,nothing is actually undisclosed when it comes to anything financial.
Also, I have read that people are being told they won't get hired because they went to keiser. This is so untrue as I work in an ALF (assisted living facility) and have 4 RN's that work there now and graduated from Keiser. I also know 2 RN's personally that work for the local hospital that graduated from Keiser. I have also been offered 3 different jobs as a PTA for when I graduate, working at Rehab starting at $25/hr.
So, what I'm saying is, don't believe everything you hear. Keiser is accredited and, as such, allow you to sit for state licensing. Since this is a fact, they therefore must meet the state requirements in order to let you sit for the state exam, therefore they have the same education provided as other colleges....
One other thing...like I said before, I have attended other colleges (including a community college)and as far keiser having the same classes, they have the exact same course code!!! This means that they have to meet the same standards as a state funded community college..... so, please, don't believe everything you hear when it comes to this college...it's for real :)
I just withdrew from Keiser Port Saint Lucie with four months left to finish my radiology technology degree, which is a 16-month program. I was doing well, with a B-average. Then I went to my second clinical rotation at Indian River Memorial Hospital's radiology department. I was scheduled to be there for 8 weeks. At the end of 6 weeks the hospital abruptly dismissed me from the rotation on a trumped up accusation of negligent behaviour toward a patient, despite my taking the right radiograph on the right patient. The incident was very minor, involving the mislocation of a work order that was the staff tech's fault. I got blamed so they would have a pretext to get rid of me. Up until that point I was given no indication from the staff that they had any problems with me or my performance there.
It seems that there is a fairly wide-spread negative attitude on the part of hospitals in general toward student interns, and especially Keiser interns, at least in this area. The staffs apparently see you as eventually competing for their jobs, therefor are not inclined to be of much assistance. If any of them decide not to like you for whatever reason (they seem to barely get along with each other) they may find some small excuse to drop you from your rotation. Or if they make a mistake and they can pin it on you, chances are they will and you are out of there. That was my experience.
Then Keiser will take this as a very serious set back to your achievements there, and usually will come up with an action plan that requires you to repeat your last semester of classes along with the rotation you were dropped from. Of course this means an extra $15,000 in tuition, plus the extra 4-5 months in time spent. Keep in mind that this can happen, even though you did nothing wrong. The hospital did not allow me to face my accusers or explain the facts. Keiser was very unsympathetic, automatically siding with whatever the hospital said. Of course, churning a percentage of their students helps bring in extra tuition. Many students don't feel the pain of the extra tuition right then, because Keiser is expert at hooking you up with more student loans. Later, years later, you will still be paying. They have you over barrell by the time you are two thirds or more through your program, and they know it. They know that many of their students are desperate to get the degree and a good paying job. Despite all their student-friendly advertising, remember that Keiser is a business first. Its not about students first, its about money first, in my opinion. If you are thinking about Keiser, beware! The time and money you think you will spend there may wind up being a lot more. And if you drop out like I did, your college credits will not transfer to any other college except another Keiser campus. Gotcha again! Beware! All of this is only my opinion, of course.