Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (64)
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 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!
They are your best friends until your first day. When you are a student, you hope that your teachers like you. Hopefully the instructors like you. They seem to change with every quarter. But they are so afraid to step on the toes the of the previous instructors. We all want to be great nurses. They seem to not care about that. Be aware that they are FOR PROFIT. Sad but true.
I'm just curious to how anyone could even get a phone call back in order to enroll at this school in Ocala? I've called and emailed several times because I was interested in attending their school. I got one email that was vague out of 2 voice-mails and 3 emails. This was over a period of 2 weeks. I've decided I'll go elsewhere. If it is this hard to reach someone to give them my money, I don't want to know what their competency level is when I have a serious issue. I'm taking this as a blessing in disguise.
Criminal Justice at Rasmussen failed to develop any credibility in the field here in Minnesota. When i discovered this I confronted the Rasmussen staff and was expelled! I transferred to another private non profit with educational credibility completed Bachelor of Arts in Communications, now employed by the Federal Government Rasmussen a waste of time and money!
While Rasmussen makes no attempt to hide that their school costs more than state or other not-for-profit schools, the excess money you pay does not translate into a better program, better facilities, or any other tangible, quantifiable asset. The nursing program itself is lack-luster, with all non nursing classes being online only. The instructors online often have far more students than a local university would have, and are tasked with teaching students from multiple campuses. That being said, it is not completely useless, and it will serve its purpose in the long run. The MAJOR problem you will have if you are a veteran using VA funding, is the timeline for how to apply your funds. If you only need VA funding to pay all of your bills, and do not need Pell grant, scholarships, or student loans, then this will not be as much of an issue for you. But if you are like the rest of us that need one or all of those, you will get screwed. Rasmussen in their infinite wisdom will not certify your attendence to the VA until 4 weeks after the beginning of the quarter (they work on 3 month quarters, year round, instead of 2 regular semesters and a possible summer semester). So 1/3 of the way through your classes is when they finally certify you to the VA. Then the VA does what they do best, and takes 6-8 weeks to pay the school. So you will be lucky to have your school paid for by the end of the quarter for which you are certified. In the mean time, and pell grant, loans, or scholarships you have, are applied against your tuition, and held hostage until the VA remits payment. And THEN even when the VA does remit payment, Rasmussen takes a further 2 weeks to issue you a refund CHECK. No direct deposit available. No tracking information on your check, no date it was mailed, no date it will be delivered. It is just mailed out some point and you will receive it eventually. They make it impossible for you to plan a budget, and if you require that excess money to help pay your bills, you WILL NOT RECEIVE IT in a timely manner. If you have ANY OTHER CHOICE for school, please, please please, take it. As a former NCO and as a reasonable person, please listen to me when I tell you: do not go to this school.
I would never attend this school if I had to do it over. They have you come in for these informational sessions that load you with a bunch of information that in the end isn't the real thing then they immediately want you to start signing up and taking their entrance exams that are costly. Not to mention that their is a HUGE turnover in instructors and half of them have never taught a class in their life and are just their fort the extra paycheck. And lastly lets not forget about the cost of the tuition. It is HIGH and they take away things that you were promised were included such as tests exam fees, books, and etc. And the uniforms you get are so cheap and unprofessional looking that you end up going and buying your own pants and undershirts to cover up these ill fitting tops they provide. DON'T WASTE A SINGLE DIME ON THIS COLLEGE.
Worse choice I EVER made in my entire life! At 50 years old I wanted to change careers and after Tens of Thousands of dollars and student loans, everything at Rasmussen is ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS!!! I can not transfer any of the 60+ credits I earned because they are not accredited nationally.