Keiser University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (197)
I called to get some information about Keiser University because I had a feeling that they were just like the other rip off schools I contacted and researched. The advisor I spoke with must have thought that I was boo boo the fool.
I asked about financial aid and he said that I can only speak with a financial aid advisor if I'm a current student and I know for a fact that he was lying and the school was a rip off. I went to Valdosta State University and you can speak with anyone from any department at anytime.
I asked him how much the application fee is and he told me $200 like I was a dang fool and didn't know any better than to pay that kind of money for an application fee when other schools ask for much much less. ($35) He kept trying to tell me that they were just like any other school, but I let him know exactly what their process was and he responded "oh you have done some research."
If you are interested in going to this school become uninterested really fast because they are going to rip you off in the biggest way possible. Please research before making a huge mistake. Happy school hunting!
Both of these campuses are not professional. They don't care about the students, they just want the money. When you get in your Cor classes the Professors don't care to help you, they just give you work to do and expect you to teach it on your own at home.
They should clean the schools up, and update it and make it look like a university,and the desk are horrible for the students. The reputation in this school is not good at all. I don't recommend this school to no one.
I would not push this school on anyone. Ive watched teachers pass students adjust grades to help them along. Teachers sitting in the rt lab on there phones texting. there are a few good teachers that were GREAT!!! Unfort, they don't teach the entire program...west palm beach campus is dis-organized and they dont care... They honeslty dont seem to care.
There gen eds are different from campus to campus.. go figure................ good luck if you go.
I want to comment on that slacker of a student who fail out of Cardiovascular Physiology. It shows how ignorant this person is! You should be sooo grateful to be taught at a Medical student level!
Especially at Keiser! If you did NOT put in the time and effort! Yes! you will NOT pass! You are one of that crew that failed out of that class! How is it that we have made it threw? 7 out 8! we stuck together, study together day and NIGHT and weekends!
This particular teacher has made it his business for us to stand out in the Respiratory Therapy industry by teaching us more and pushing us to the limit you imbecile! You could not handle it, maybe you should get out of the waiting list to start again and reconsider something like a Nail Tech!
I would not recommend this school to know one. I took the Medical Assistant as an online student. I finished all the classes paid all my fees. They sent me an email telling me to call the three departments to make sure that I was clear for graduation and I did. Each department told me I was clear.
I called again on the Monday after my last class to make sure I was ok and when I talk to Financial Aid they tell me I have a credit and to talk with bursar, I speak with bursar and they also confirm that I have a credit and I should email the person in charge of the stipend checks and I do that. The person then emailed me back and told me that I owed them, and they forgot to bill me for two classes that I had taken a while back. I then called her and expressed to her that I was very dissatisfied because I did all that I was supposed to do and called them to find out if I owed them anything I was told no more than once from each department. She then hung up on me. That is not professional at all.
I then in return called back to speak with her supervisor, of course she was not in. but I will be filing a formal complaint to her supervisor on her. Long story short, I will never go to another school like this again, EVER, and I will not recommend anyone to this school either. So if you considering this school please look somewhere else. PLEASE.
It makes me angry to sit here and read these reviews of people complaining about the cost of education. First education does cost money!!! The government is not going to pay for all of your school like they pay for all of your food. It is time to invest into your future instead of putting our country into more debt.
Keiser is a great school to attend you are on a fast track to graduate and you will graduate if you work hard! You can get a REGIONALLY accredited degree in 20 months for a Associates or 40 months for a bachelors degree. IT WOULD TAKE SOMEONE WHO IS WORKING FULL TIME 4 YEARS TO GET AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE AT POLK STATE.
So complain about the cost but in the long run your losing money going to a cheaper school its going to take you longer and your going to take classes you DO NOT NEED!! YOU could be in a CAREER by the end of year two instead of taking that one class at polk and being 2 years from graduating.want to graduate and actually start working instead of using my tax money to pay for your food stamps and your welfare check go to Keiser pay a little more and graduate with a career so you can be productive to society. THANKS!!
Another thing, I am so tired of people going to EVEREST or Florida Technical which is a nationally accredited schools they suck!! You are wasting your money not to be able to continue your schooling or even get a job!! KEISER is regionally accredited just like UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA!! Meaning if you get your Associates at Keiser you can continue at UF for a Bachelors. If you went to Everest YOU CAN NOT!!!!! Please make wise decisions not stupid ones
I would not suggest anyone take this core at Keiser in Fort Lauderdale. The Director and assistant director do not care about the students. I did all my Gen Ed courses at Keiser and had a 4.0 average going into my Respiratory Therapy. The core class size was small oly eight student.
In the Fundamentals class I got an A. The second class is Cardiopulmonary physiology the professor acts like he is teaching med students the test are medical student test. Needless to say out of 8 only 3 student made it and that was barely.
I feel the school just took my money now I am 25,000 in the hole and have to wait until the core starts again and hope someone fails. The Director and even professors talk about the students to other students. The director even told someone that the other 3 students would not make it what a joke.
I signed up for the Sports Med Program under the impression I would land a descent career with the career choices I supposedly could pursue with the As in sports med... I was given literature with false information.. (ex:) Admissions advised verbally and written that I could pursue a career as a Physcial therapy Asst.. False!!! and the list went on.. I believe there were a few legit careers they mentioned..
I was convinced I would have something realy wonderful and to this very day ( I graduated in 08) I havent used that degree for anything!! It is absoulutelu useless.. The program was a joke and if you are thinking about pursing a 2 year in sports med please reconsider.. I could carry on about all of the lies ect.. but i think if your reading this.. you get my point...
Well, I'm reading all the comments, and would like to say, this is really scarrry! I'm only researching different schools to do the online classes in Business Administration. Is there anyone out there that can comment on these courses? It seems as though most of the issues are with financial, and if that's the case I would really consider taking these online classes at this school, unless someone can tell me otherwise. Would really appreciate it!!
Okay, since I have not checked out the other campuses, I can only describe my own personal experience with the Radiologic Technologist program at the Keiser Daytona Beach campus. It is important to note that ALL CAMPUSES ARE NOT ALIKE. There are several students in my current class that have come from other campuses due to the other programs not being as high quality as the Daytona one. I don’t know why there is such a difference between the various campuses, nor do I care. I am perfectly happy with where I am!
I HIGHLY recommend this particular program! I’ve read all the negative reviews on assorted websites and here are some things I think you should know:
a. Your education at Keiser is going to be very expensive! I learned at an early age that if you want quality, you are going to have to pay for it. I have grants and scholarships and I’m still going to end up with an estimated $30,000 bill – part of which is for living expenses and necessities. It’s worth it. The RT graduates from this particular campus are in high demand. From past experience, I know that if I budget and don’t squander my earnings, I will be able to pay this off in approximately five to six years. This is an investment in my future and I believe it to be an excellent one. I knew how expensive it was going to be when I signed the paperwork. It’s right there for you to see if you just read it. There are no financial surprises like some people implied.
The financial aid advisors are NOT sharks. At least mine isn’t! She’s really very cool and works like crazy to make sure you get what you need. I was having problems receiving my military stipend and was broke for a couple weeks and I popped my head in her door and jokingly said, “Can I borrow five dollars so I can have dinner at Taco Bell?” She was already reaching for her purse when I told her I was only kidding. I don’t know about all the advisors, but I know that MINE would never do anything to hurt me or take advantage of me.
b. The RT program is going to be extremely difficult…the program at Daytona Beach is NOT for the average or below average student. You have to give it your all or you WILL NOT make it. This is not, like some have suggested, a padded degree for purchase. You’re going to EARN IT. I’m in only my fourth month and I can honestly say I’m very tired from all of the hard work and late nights. We have several quizzes throughout the week and a big exam every Friday. There is homework EVERY SINGLE NIGHT AND EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND…and lots of it. The education I am receiving isn’t some Mickey Mouse degree (sorry Disney) where you just skate along and pass anyway. This is the real thing. How do I know? Because I have proof. The RT program at this particular campus has a 100% first time pass rate on the national certification exams. You can verify this yourself by contacting The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Their contact information can be found on www.aart.org. This perfect pass rate is not the norm and it’s highly commendable and something to be proud of.
c. Regarding the RT instructors at the Daytona Beach campus – they are truly wonderful. They are knowledgeable, funny (always a plus when you’re exhausted!), they help you in any way they can, and they truly CARE about their students. I think maybe it’s because the classes are so small that they have a chance to get to know each and every one of us. The thing is? They don’t have to. They could just show up, teach, test us, and then go home. They don’t! If you need help, they’ll stay and work with you. They CLEARLY worry if a student is absent. I forgot to mention that (great, now I’m the one rambling) – part of the dedication and giving it your all is that you can’t miss class. So much information is provided in each lecture every day that it is very hard to make a comeback if you miss. I missed one day and thankfully the other students made sure I had what I needed, but it was really very hard and I got a B on the exam. I’m used to getting A’s on everything, so missing class is definitely a situation I will avoid in the future no matter how sick I am. Additionally, if you miss a certain number of times, you are unable to remain in the program.
Reading all the negative reviews makes me laugh because first of all, some do not make any sense whatsoever and are clearly just individuals ranting at random because they couldn’t cut it. Others clearly cannot put together a coherent sentence and obviously are going to have a difficult time passing their courses. As I’ve already stated, this program is NOT for the average or below average student.
I’m not saying that other programs and other campuses don’t have things seriously wrong with them. What I AM saying is that if you’re specifically looking for a Radiologic Technology program, you have the drive and the grades to prove it, and you live anywhere near Daytona Beach (or, if you’re like me and you’re willing to move here…I came from Memphis, TN to attend this program and another of the students in my class came all the way from California just to go to this program!), you really owe it to yourself to check it out.
Now for the bad news. The program at Daytona is SO AWESOME that the waiting list is crazy long because they can only take a limited number of students per class. But it’s worth the wait.
So. How can you verify that I’m not on the Keiser payroll? Come sit next to me in class and see for yourself (I’ll pretty much only be able to talk to you on breaks, though…I have to focus in class). Call the school and ask for Ken Arscott (who is my admissions advisor) and arrange to sit in on a class! Tell him Marci sent you. But you only have until May of 2012 to do this…because after that I’ll be a graduate and heading off into the sunset to find my dream job… :)