Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (75)
THIS SCHOOL IS A SCAM. I don't mean to jab at institutions or businesses but if this review could stop just one person from wasting thousands of dollars on an 'education' based off online classes that don't teach anything then good! The teachers are not even in your state and are impossible to contact. The staff that lures you in with the smiles and expectations of success will NOT speak to you once you are enrolled. Even the online 5.5 week courses are over $1,000! I'm going back to my community college where I was previously and getting a real education from real professors. There is no financial aid office or any office for that matter, they all do the same thing. The programs are NOT accredited but make it seem like they are. Talking to hospital employees, other college students and even staff there say that the students coming to their hospitals do not know anything because they are not taught anything. Please, do yourself a favor and do not go here.
I signed up back in 2014 and used my Gi bill. I thought I was good. I still had to fill out the FAFSA. I am still enrolled. honestly Its been a few years and I didn't learn anything. I am just skating by, by doing minimal work because the material itself is hard to understand. Assignments don't match up with what they want you to read up. 95% of the time I just made stuff up without research or knowing the topic and still get an A. All they care about is the money. I have been attending two years going for bachelors in business I thought I would get an associates and move on to bachelors but this was a lie. They told me at first I would but i'm in the last year and I asked about and was told they don't offer associates in business. I recently look into my financial aid. I use the GI bill to pay for the school 100%. Apparently i'm also using federal student loans both subsidized and unsubsidized. This is illegal as I never signed any student loan paperwork or gave authorization to take on student loans. I asked for documents and proof and was hung up on. It's been two weeks still can't get in touch. I went up to the school to talk to someone and was told the person I needed to talk to was out on vacation and will get in touch with me when she got back. This is unacceptable and illegal. I now have student loans to pay for. I never got an email or mail from any student loan provider. I found out it was nel net because they showed up on my credit report which I decided to check and haven't seen in a few years. I am disputing it right now. And talking to lawyers. They are criminals. Just be careful. they are taking advantage of a disabled vet and who knows how many others.
I really liked Rasmussen at first because they accepted my credits from a previous institution until I started classes and realized that the school did not provide physical textbooks as part of the tuition they only provide you with ebooks. When I brought it to my advisors attention she stated that I could purchase the books out of pocket because financial aid didn't cover them. I find this to be very inconvenient as a student. These ebooks aren't your typically ebooks that you download from amazon or Barnes and Nobles they are very difficult to navigate through and study with. Rasmussen also doesn't have live instructors for their general education class they have what they call campus connect which is a instructor on a screen. I use to like this school when they had instructions and they gave physical books as part of the tuition but now I'm looking elsewhere to complete my bachelor.
If I could go back and not go here I would. I wish I would have done more research on this school, the cost, and the pass rates. I was lured in by the quick entry to the program and little requirements to start. Please do not be fooled. This school is unorganized and unprofessional. The cost of the school does not equal a better education or experience. I urge you to take the extra time and enroll somewhere else.
Update..... I do not know how to reply to comment however, my views on this school is the same. Inexpensive and supportive staff. Full time students pay $199 per credit hour plus fees. Part time students pay $260 per credit hour. Either way tuition is much cheaper than most schools. Teachers respond in a timely manner and my advisor do as well and she often check in on me. Classes are very intense especially at 5.5 weeks long. Online schooling isn't for everyone so maybe that's what calls for some negative remarks. I don't know. I like the school. I graduate in December.
I felt the program was disorganized but completely prepared me for boards. My expectations so we're to teach me what I need to know to pass boards and be a competent nurse and then I found my own job to fine tune my skills and evolve into a better nurse.
I attended Rasmussen's Phlebotomy Program, not only once but twice!! It is beyond me how a person can pass finals, but oh...wait your online portion and in class assignments didn't meet passing criteria... Seriously??? Very unorganized, very unprofessional, Financial Aid don't know what they are doing. I was working with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Rasmussen received payment for me which included extra for mileage and etc, it took over 3 months to get that money....I really think these people need to have a class action suit filed against them!! October 2016 I took a 3 month course through a college with a way better reputation, and the Instructor actually knew what she was doing!! I am now Certified in Phlebotomy!!!! Don't waist your financial aid on this school....They are in it for the money only!!!!
Literally the biggest mistake I have made recently was to attend Rasmussen. When you inquire for information regarding the school, they will blow up your email and phone for days. Once you are in, no one, and I mean no one will respond regardless of the severity of your issue. Good luck talking to someone in person because there is no one there except for a receptionist, ALWAYS! There might be 4 people in the office (I only know this via emails), and I've emailed all 4, TWICE, and NONE of them took the time to respond to me at all. It is all a front to take your money. The classes are a joke, the teachers are a joke and the exams are grossly incorrect but you can not challenge them since you will never be allowed to review once taken. The schedules change 3-4 times before you finally get a correct one, and this happens like a day before you are expected to attend. You can not choose your schedule, nor will they work with you to accommodate you. The uniforms are so cheap and uncomfortable, you end up going to a nursing store to buy your own. You will pay almost $6,000 for a 9 week "quarter" where you will learn absolutely nothing! The staff turnover is insane and some of the teachers are not qualified to even be a teacher, they are simply "seat fillers." Google "indeed" or "monster" and see for yourself. I read all of these reviews before enrolling and I wish I had taken them seriously. I am not one to bad mouth people nor to take the time to write reviews, but if I can stop just one person from making a huge mistake, then it will be worth it! I attend the New Port Richey, FL campus. I really wish this school was who they pretended to be in orientation. You will never ever see those smiling friendly faces after that by the way... I hope this school gets investigated and shut down for robbing good students of their money and a quality education! Shame on you!
The classes and instructors are awesome (with few exceptions). All of my classes took online. However, the Aurora, IL campus career services is horrible. The campus as a whole is terrible. No one ever answers the phone. If you ever need anything, know that your call will never be answered. Yes, the front desk will always answer, but then they are just going to transfer you to a voicemail. The career services people are NEVER EVER EVER EVER available. I think it is just one person in charge of it all for hundreds if not thousands of students. It is just horrible and frustrating. The one time that I did get a hold of the career services person she never gave real information. All she ever said was that "we work with xyz company." What in the world does that mean? That means absolutely nothing. Look, the college is affordable up to a point. But make no mistake, it is affordable in the long run, but not the short run. They never ever told me that I was going to be paying close to $1000/ month for tuition. Know that whatever they tell you will be paying that it will be unaffordable every month. They are very dishonest and just horrible to help. They actually do not help at all. Just know what you are getting yourself into.
I had a great experience with the Bachelor Marketing Program at Rasmussen College. I loved the program, teachers, and classmates. The online format was perfect for my mid-shift schedule. My teachers and student advisor were also very helpful. I great choice.