Rasmussen College Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (61)
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.
Just like the rest they are friendly in the beginning and really excited to get you started, after that its nearly impossible to get in contact with someone. THEY FIRE AND RE-HIRE EVERY MONTH! I attended Rasmussen online for a year and a half and in that time I had 6 student advisers. Heed this warning, they are all about money and no one has even heard of them!!!!!! In my second year they switched from tangible text books to digital without the consent of anyone. They continued to charge you the same amount and not only could you not download the material though course smart but you are only RENTING THE DIGITAL BOOKS FOR A FEW MONTHS!!!! You cannot save these books and have to be connect to internet to view them. My complaints went in one ear and out the other, my grades began to fail because the instructors would take so long to respond to my questions and I dropped out and even let them keep my loan money, that's how bad I wanted to be done with these losers. Guess what happened with that. Out of the blue I owe them over $500 and cannot receive my transcripts without first paying this bogus bill!!!! THAT'S NOT IT!!! I DECIDE TO START FROM SCRATCH AT A NEW SCHOOL BECAUSE RASMUSSEN COLLEGE CREDITS ONLY EQUAL TO HALF OF A REAL COLLEGE CREDIT!!!!!!!!!! BEWARE YOU WERE WARNED!!!! NO ONE HAS HEARD OF THESE SCAMMERS!!! All I received after a year and a half is a large amount of debt.
My experience so far has been great. Others have reported that it was sales pitchy when being contacted by admissions advisors. They are all that way, no matter the school. Deal with it. So far my advisors have done a great job keeping in touch with me and making sure I have everything done on time to be all set to start courses in October.
Do not attend this school! They are a joke. I am a transfer student in my first semester. I am leaving this school when this semester is over! They cheat you on quizzes. I got graded 50% on a quiz I never even opened. I never clicked the link and it shows I scored that percentage. I brought it to my instructors attention and she told me her computer says I did. So she is forcing me to take this grade on a quiz I never even took. I tried to have the school investigate my issue and they will not. I actually have proof I submitted other assignments at the exact time my quiz was submitted. How is that possible? Rasmussen is a joke! They are making the mistakes and us students are paying them to do it. There has to be some way they can track an IP address to prove that quiz was not taken by me. Of course they will not look into the matter. Needless to say, I AM NOT STAYING AT THIS GARBAGE SCHOOL!!!
Rasmussen College is a high price to pay for a lack of an education. There are a lot of politics that take place interfering with the classes. You get very little hands on at the lack luster clinical sites. You will pay an exorbitant amount of money to be enrolled in online courses where you will teach yourself pharmacology, how to deliver a baby and most importantly how to properly care for a pediatric patient. One of my biggest regrets in my education is wasting time and money for such a subpar nursing program.
My time at Rasmussen College was very beneficial and I actually enjoyed it. School has never been a strong area for me but attending online allowed me to complete assignments on my own time and work on things when I felt most comfortable. Instructors were always available and willing to help in any way they could. I only had to go into campus a couple of times throughout my 3 years attending to talk to an advisor or someone in the financial services department, everything else I ever needed was solved over the phone or through email. Sure, the costs may be a bit much but if you get something out of it and take advantage of the opportunity it is definitely worth it.
My experience with Rasmussen has been great so far. The advisors were on me to get the necessary documents in for my registration. My professors were very knowledgeable and helpful every step of the way. If I had did not turn in an assignment which I did however I uploaded it wrong, my teacher emailed me several times and even called me to make sure I was aware that she did not receive it.
There were many resources to help you through each course. I am enjoying the flexibility of online school and Rasmussen has been a positive experience for me.