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.
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!!!!!!
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
Worst school I have ever attended. I would ABSOLUTELY never recommend this to anyone. Its embarrassing actually, seeing how things are run here. I attended two previous Universities which were fantastic, and maybe that's why when I compare them it is so god awful, but seriously when you pay thousands of dollars for something its disturbing what you get in return.
First I would like to state... Yes, I graduated, but not from Rasmussen. I attended Rasmussen for two semesters and saw the school for what it really was, and not for what the admissions representatives will have you believe it is. I'd also like to comment in regards to another comment posted here, where the commentor said "you get what you pay for"! That is the most ignorant comment I read regarding Rasmussen, thus far. I received the majority of my degree from a state school, I received a very good education from that state school, and did not have to pay 10 grand a semester for it. So, no commentor, it is not necessary to pay a ridiculous amount in order to receive a good education, in fact it is just the opposite. I would not recommend to anyone, that they go to a private, for-profit Institution. The only thing that will come of this, is a ridiculous amount of debt. I took both ground and online classes from the state school I attended, so when I comment about Rasmussen, I believe I have a decent amount of experience to compare it to. Rasmussen was a garbage education. I knew it, in the first semester, but gave it a second semester to make sure I was making the correct decision, based on solid evidence. The professors were not available to answer questions, nor did they respond to emails timely or at all! The only person you could get a hold of was the admission rep. She was your go to for all questions. You were no allowed to speak to financial aid, or any other department directly. This was a complete turn off, as far as I'm concerned. I don't think I should be forced to go through my admissions rep, to get info about my financial account. Note: that I call my admissions rep, just that, not a counselor, because there was no counseling. She was simply there to make sure I stayed enrolled in said classes, and completed just enough work to keep me from being dropped, so they could continue to bill my financial aid account. There was no resources, tutoring, or assistants to contact, if you had difficulties or questions regarding your assignments. You were simply given the assignments and left to fend for yourself. So no, again, you do not get what you pay for! My list of the things that are wrong with this school, is enormous and there is not enough time in my day, to name them all. I completed my financial aid at the start of my enrollment, with the request that should I withdraw or be dropped from a class and or semester, that the remaining aid be returned to me. I did this so that the remaining aid would be applied to any balance, instead of being returned to the government, leaving me without a balance owed. But, did they do this... Nope! Instead I received a bill for a grand, with a note at the bottom saying I had requested my aid be returned to the government. UGH, When I explained this to the, now, collection department (this would be the first time I spoke to someone other than my admissions rep), and forwarded an email dated prior to my enrollment, to my financial aid REP that I had been in contact with the entire two semesters I was at Rasmussen, I simply received a generic response from that collections rep. Which I knew I would receive, and I also knew their was nothing that could be done regarding the aid at that point, it had been sent back, and that was that. To conclude; I refuse to pay this balance. As I told them, "they can send it to Jesus, see if he is willing to ignore their lies, and pay their ridiculous fees and balance owed, cause I most certainly am not" . I have finished my degree so they can not hold my financial aid hostage, as they do with most. They will be forced to move on and scam another innocent student, that is looking to complete their education, and achieve their goals. They will manipulate, lie, and misguide these students, draining their financial aid dry. Leaving these students with no aid for the real education, that they will be forced to pursue after they wise up to the lies at Rasmussen.
They need good course like data structures and algorithms course they need to help people now or should down the program. They don't have a good computer science program at all. I think they do that on purpose. They need to change asap because coding is important to know to be a good programmer. Rasmussen... not good
I have a IEP and like the fellow before; was given the run around. they kept changing advisiors and I wouldn't get my books till the class was in its 6th week. They kicked me out after 2 Deans List Awards and the A's to go with them But.. I flunked accounting 2; 2x and they couldn't wait to kick me out. I owe $30,000 for nothing.I also asked for help.. I could not learn from him and then they made him my ... tutor. in his class room while it was in attendance with other students. I couldn't think with all the noise. I feel they discriminate against students with disabilities .. it makes more work for them. I ask for a different teacher the second time, and was refused; saying just try it for a little bit. then I flunked . they told me in the hall I flunked and was kicked out. how embrassing..