Rasmussen College Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (57)
This college is by far the worst as far as communication goes. The advisors are now in charge of financial aid issues, which takes away from the time that they should be spending helping students in other ways. The instructors are less than mediocre. I've had a handful of instructors since 2012 that have given half a damn about my education and helping me. I have learned a lot on my on and through peers with no help from the instructors. The financial aid department is a HOT MESS. They do not offer direct deposit to students and the advisors (who are now in charge of financial aid) do not know the appropriate answers to the questions that students ask. If you call to speak to someone in financial aid, you're told NO, you need to speak to your advisor. The staff that answers the phone for the online campus are very rude and unprofessional. I feel that I've wasted a lot of money at Rasmussen. Spend your money at a college who gives a darn about the success of their students and not at Rasmussen College.
I would not recommend this school to anyone at all. The school is not a good one and you are pretty much teaching yourself. There is an exam at the end of the program that need to get 92% on to get your degree and they don't tell you that until the end when you are in the last class.
If you work, and have kids. This school is not for you. There's a few nice instructors that are very understanding and flexible. There are some instructors that could not careless regardless what your situation is. Private school is extremely expensive, if school is not the only priority in your life do not waste your student loans. Some of these instructor act like they were never a student once in their life. If you misunderstand one step of your assignment they will give you a big fat zero, and will not care how many more times you will have to spend money to retake the class. BTW don't waste your contacting your dean or adviser because they are more on the instructor side than yours, but yet you're suppose to be the customer. Did i mentioned how their late policy suck. 10% get deducted from your assigment each day that goes by if you are late. By the seventh day, don't waste your time. Your hard work will be thanks for wasting your time, here is a big fat zero. You could have use that time to cook a meal for your family instead.
I started at this school with high hopes for my first college, I was soon greatly disappointed in the quality of the courses and the staff. In the span of the year that I had been enrolled they changed my advisors about 5 times without notifying me, so I would send out and email only to have a different person replying each time. The course material and textbooks are completely unrelated to the coursework and assignments. My teachers were amazingly uncaring about improving students, whenever I asked about formatting or any course-related subject they would send me a link that would be something I could Google in a heartbeat and is relatively useless in the area that I asked the question. It seems they are simply interested in gathering your money and teaching you absolutely nothing. I wish I could have realized this before I jumped into the program. Don't bother with a school who can't even bother with you!
I began at this institution in the spring of 2015 and after half of a single 6 week semester I decided to withdraw from the school completely. I have had issues with both instructors as well as the courses content entirely. The instructors do not seem to even be knowledgeable on the course material that they are teaching. When asking questions to the instructors they would just tell me to review the course material and not offer any additional insight or information. I was required to write a paper on a topic that had been completely removed from the current version of the course textbook and there is no information on the subject to be found online despite extensive research. I received a 0/100 on one of the course assignments for including an excel spreadsheet in a research project. The instructions said to incorporate it into the research proposal and "submit as a word document". Yet I received a 0/100 because it was not submitted as an excel file. If the instructor would have even opened the submitted file they would have seen the table was included AS REQUIRED PER THE ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS! This institution is a joke. When I called at 4:30 to contact my student advisor to discuss my concerns, EVERY SINGLE student advisor had "left early" and there was no one for me to contact. I don't even know what else to say besides DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!! I really wish that there was a 0/5 star option. I would not recommend this school even if there was a fire.
Going to Rasmussen was the best decision of my life. The classes are applicable to the real-world work environment. The Instructors are outstanding, and the staff the friendliest in the world. I have decided to go on for my Bachelor's degree at Rasmussen. This is the first College that I know where every one who works for them or with them want only one thing; for every student to succeed.
I have been attending Rasmussen for 3 months now and I got to say it is not as bad as people say. Maybe it takes time , I don't know! So far my teachers are good in everything they do. They respond in a timely matter and they also are specific about what needs to be done for the assignments. My student advisor is also good , she is probably why I like the school the most! She emails me and checks up on me , she is always there when I have questions, she responds to my emails within 24 hours. it is great! So far no complaints about this school.
Not very happy with this school at all. I went to school to learn and feel I have learned nothing. In the nursing program you are required to take a test at the end and receive a 92% to pass. There is no other school that requires this. If you do not pass you do not get your degree and do not get to take your Nclex. The questions on the test do not pertain to anything I have learned while attending Rasmussen. I feel I have waited 40,000 and two years of my life for nothing. Wish I would have waited and attended a different school and would be working in my field.
You hear a lot of different opinions on Rasmussen. I've been a Health Information student for a year now. They have quite a few campuses in various states (brick & mortar) maybe some are better than others. My program is fully online and I really like it. First of all, the program is accredited through CAHIIM so I can sit for the RHIT credential test once I graduate. Every call I've placed to the campus I go through (Fargo) with every question or concern I've had has been addressed promptly and professionally. My instructors have all been very knowledgeable on the material, some are more gung-ho than others and are more involved, but all respond and interact with me in a timely fashion so far. The material can be challenging for sure, I have to study hard. I think with discussion posts, you get out of them what you put into them, same with the online classes overall. If you want to coast through you can but you may find when you sit down to take the RHIT you're gonna be in trouble. As far as the online software (Angel) I have had no problems and when I have had to call for support things have gotten resolved quickly. I'm just a little tired of hearing so many negative things about this school. If you're considering attending I suggest you take your time and check it out properly and be prepared to work so you get the best experience possible.
So far so good! I am in the accelerated program and find that the classes, while hard, are engaging. My instructors are passionate and my student advisor is helpful. I have a friend that is going through a similar program at North Eastern and we both agree that this is a better program.