Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (87)
This school is a waste of time and a waste of money. First of all, the staff was not helpful whatsoever and acted like you were bothering them by calling them and asking questions. Isn't that what their job is? Second of all, On top of all of that, when I enrolled I asked if the Early Childhood Education certificate would be what I needed to be a preschool teachers assistant, and I was told it was EXACTLY what I needed to be a preschool teachers assistant! I started calling the schools in my county just to confirm because I know certain places want different types of degrees and training for certain jobs. I called TEN different districts in my surrounding area and every single one of them looked up the Early Childhood Education Certificate awarded by Rasmussen and they ALL said it was useless and meant nothing. One even said I might as well write "I'm a teacher now" on a piece of paper and it would be about the same as the certificate they gave. I decided right then and there that Rasmussen was not a good fit for me (or anyone else for that matter) and I requested to drop (I was well within the dates for my financial aid to not be affected!). The advisor that I spoke with to request that I cancel enrollment informed me that "if I gave up so easily I would not go anywhere in life." I am currently in a Medical Administrative Assistant program and I have a 4.0 GPA so it was most definitely the school that was an issue, not my motivation or determination. So fast forward 3 weeks. I think I've been dropped from classes, my financial aid is up to date, and I'm ready to start classes at UMA! Imagine my surprise when they tell me I am already attending a different school and have used 80% of my 17-18 FAFSA. I was outraged, but I tried to keep my cool. I emailed the academic advisor and the financial aid department requesting documentation that I was in fact NOT attending and NOT using financial aid. The only response I received was a template, and there was not even a single attempt to fill it out. It literally said "Dear ?StudentName?: and it was like that for the entire "document." That is unofficial and no one is going to accept that. I asked if I may have the contact information for a supervisor or director so that I could get the issue actually resolved. The advisor informed me that he did not have to give me the information and he had the nerve to tell me I "don't have to be a bitch because I'm not getting my way." You bet I found that contact information myself and I made sure to send the director the screenshot of every conversation I had with the advisors. He informed that on his end there was never any attempt made to drop me or cancel my FAFSA, so he corrected the issue himself. This school is an absolute joke. If you are enrolled or planning to enroll in Rasmussen, I BEG you to please reconsider so that you don't have the same issues I and so many others have had. P.S. If it were possible to give zero stars, or even negative numbered stars, I absolutely would.
Great experience!!! Hard program to get through, but what nursing program is easy.. I learned alot passed my boards and I can thank the professors at Rasmussen College of Fort Myers. People may have negative comments but the program is hard and fast so you must buckle down and teach yourself a lot. I appreciate the staff for their assistance in helping me start my career.
First off I would like to say that the teachers were great and the classes were good. The problem is the support staff. This was an accelerated program 2 classes per 5 1/2 week semesters. That schedule kicked my butt. It was very hard for me to work full time, be a mom and do this schedule. Now here is where my issue comes into play, I was originally supposed to be in a program for 18 months. At some point they shortened it for 9 months. I was told if the load of classes were overwhelming I could change program or go to traditional semesters. When I called , after the first 5 1/2 weeks to say that it is overwhelming I was told it was too late and there is nothing that I can do. So basically I did what I needed to do to pass the classes but I didn't learn. So again, it is a good program you just have to make sure you have a clear understanding that there they are 5 1/2 week semesters doing 2 classes at a the time!
This is a scam! Pls do not attend here! They take your money and dont teach you anything. They slam you with Funds and Pharm in one semester, several students failed one or both. Its horrible. The teachers plot against you to fail, and do not teach about anything on the test. I was on honor roll for many semesters and also have several other degrees from various Universities. This I repeat is a scam! They never show you your test so you can see what you got wrong and improve. Oh and just food for thought, if you are a minority this school is not for you due to the teachers being RACIST and overtly treating those of color poorly in comparison to the other students. Its ourtight shameful. They even use the discrimination in their grading practices,witnessed it firsthand. It's awful and a no-win situation. The graduation rate is only 25% look it up d your research and if in like the movie says.. GET OUT! Youre welcome!
Incredibly disappointed in the education I received. Started off perfect, my advisor was super nice and i liked my professors and classes. 2nd quarter came around and it was awful. My professors were not helpful an wouldn't return emails or calls. They lacked creativity, and I was often scolded for thinking outside the box. The professors I had would leave horrible feedback. I was a straight A student at a well known art school before this, I took graduate level classes as a high school senior, so getting C's and D's was not okay. I wouldn't go here again, ever. My advisor after the first quarter wouldn't return my emails or calls, and wouldn't give me a full class schedule. this whole thing has come as a major blow to my confidence, even my past professors have looked at the work i submitted and raved about it. Finally changing schools after three horrible quarters with this school. Thank god!!!!!!
I have two degrees from Rasmussen College and earning both took a lot of work on my part. Because I took my education seriously, my time and degrees have fortified my knowledge and increased my employment opportunities. If your complaining about your grades and or financial aid, snap out of it - pay attention to the details and be responsible. If not, drop out so someone who is serious about improving their life can take your seat! BTW, l doubled my income so working hard can pay off. If your not, try pulling your baby talk to another college or university and see how far you will get - no where!
Worst school ever. None of the credits transfer between campuses. I was also told by my advisor that I could drop a class to lighten my course load, as I have a full time job and two kids. Well that comeback to haunt me as I had to pay out of pocket because they didn't tell me that you can't use financial aid if you are under a certain number of credits (and I was within the drop period). So bad advice from advisor. The dean and most of the office staff suddenly quit during my second quarter, I should have recognized that as a sign. Also they claim to be willing to work with schedules as far as evening classes or people with kids...they aren't. Class schedules are given out two weeks ahead of time and I was told I could not switch with anyone if what I was given didn't work for me, and if you miss a clinical they can fail you automatically (unless the instructor decided to let you make it up but good luck with that), if you Lisa class or test without 24 hrs notice and a documented excuse ( you were in the hospital, etc) they can fail you. Had a girl in my pharm class be failed because she missed the test because she was in the ER, and they wouldn't let her make it up because she didn't give 24hrs notice (like yeah I know 24hrs ahead of time that I'll be in the emergency room). And outdated information, MOST of the instructors don't know what they are doing( had a few really good ones but I literally had an instructor that would skip slides if she didn't know anything about what was on the slide and would not give any insight as to what material we would be tested on, couldn't even get vague help like"chapters 20-27" or anything). Clinical sites are dumps. Online courses are s joke, pre recorded lectures that aren't even done by the current instructor. I had one instructor who could barely type or speak English (and this lady was supposed to be grading my papers on spelling, grammar, and APA format). This school is an expensive joke. Don't waste your time or money. I'm in debt over 20 grand because of this school, and I wish I had never started the program.
Rasmussen by far was the most expensive mistake I have ever made. The quality of education provided is absolute dreadful. The information provided is outdated and the professors are rarely available to answer questions. Their system is all over the place and when you call their technical support, no one is competent enough to provide a solid answer. If you qualify for Financial Aid use it wisely at a creditable college. In order to graduate from Rasmussen you still have to take student loans in order to pay the deficit. Funny how that can be avoided if they would just apply your access funds of your Pell grant. I regret to say I attended two semesters with them. Not only did I not learn a damn thing, I also had to come out of pocket $2000 dollars to pay towards my student loan I did not need. You will always have bad reviews about institutions and companies, not everyone comes out happy. When there is a trend with a vast majority of people providing different experiences and the same bad quality, just be leery. I would never recommend this school even to a dog let alone a human. Save yourself your time and money.
DO NOT ATTEND THIS COLLEGE!!! It is absolutely to most piece of **** school you can ever Imagine. The tests are not created by the teachers, the teachers teach around the tests that Rasmussen tells them the have to give.. the tests are the same for EVERY semester so students just copy and trade answer keys. The information on the tests is OUTDATED and incorrect! Teachers spend they class periods explaining the wrong answer and making excuses as to why the answer is the way it is or in which scenario that answer "may" apply.. Live classroom sessions are a failure, valuable class time is spent with the teacher trying to fix the camera EVERY class. Please those of you interested look elsewhere I though when I applied her all the negative reviews were just from disgruntled or lazy students and surely Rasmussen cannot be so bad.... it is! The school is a g******** joke and I wasted 6 months of my GI Bill and have nothing to show for it
I don't understand why such bad reviews, I had a great experience at Rasmussen college. It's accredited and has wonderful instructors. I enjoyed the live lectures and bring able to interact with my teachers and peers. The assignments were not the easiest but not too difficult. I did have a weekly class, reading, discussion boards and written assignments plus a,project. I don't miss written 10 page papers but it was definitely challenging . I got a great job 2 months after graduating. Love this school .