Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (90)
First off I would like to say that the teachers were great and the classes were good. The problem is the support staff. This was an accelerated program 2 classes per 5 1/2 week semesters. That schedule kicked my butt. It was very hard for me to work full time, be a mom and do this schedule. Now here is where my issue comes into play, I was originally supposed to be in a program for 18 months. At some point they shortened it for 9 months. I was told if the load of classes were overwhelming I could change program or go to traditional semesters. When I called , after the first 5 1/2 weeks to say that it is overwhelming I was told it was too late and there is nothing that I can do. So basically I did what I needed to do to pass the classes but I didn't learn. So again, it is a good program you just have to make sure you have a clear understanding that there they are 5 1/2 week semesters doing 2 classes at a the time!
School goes thru many instructor's. I mean many. There class structure is forever changing. Don't do at rasmussen. Changes are made throughout the course. At your inconvenience. A good example in pharm class the instructor resigns , because quote, she cant handle it. Need i say more
I will say this, I graduated ahead of time and finished all classes! I worked very hard and found that the teachers could not keep up with the pace I learned at! My teachers were okay, not the best but not the worst! The thing that got me though was this, I am now paying student loans I didn't know I took out!! 15 loans for a little less than 2 years, $45,000 in debt, max cap for this degree for wage is $30,000 a year, this has changed slightly since I attended which then cap was $40,000 I have been employed since 2 months after graduating but that was all my own hard work! Their financial aid assistance is Unacceptable! Look else where for this degree!!
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.
I have had nothing, but problems with this college since I enrolled. I can never get a hold of my advisor. I always have to contact her supervisor and then when my advisor finally decides to contact me she is extremely rude and makes me feel extremely stupid. My advisor told me students aren't allowed to talk to financial aid everything has to go through her. I've had a constant battle with financial aid, such as communicating with them and getting answers about my financial aid. My final semester ends next week and I'm still trying to get in touch with financial aid to see how much of a Pell grant I am still waiting to receive for this semester that started 10 weeks ago. When I enrolled I was told I could take a different path because I was working 2 jobs at the time and didn't have the time to work in a daycare, as well. This different path conducted of 3 additional courses totaling 18 credits. I was told at the time of enrollment that these 3 additional courses would count for the 480 hours required to apply for my CDA. When it came time to apply for my CDA I was informed that I was told wrong and had to have the 480 hours. So I wasted the time to take 3 credits and now have to pay for 18 credit I didn't even need to take, nor was required to. Now, I'm about to graduate and do not have my CDA. I was looking forward to getting my CDA with this program because the school was going to pay for it and now I have to if I still decide to get it. I am extremely disappointed in this school and definitely would not recommend it to anyone. If I could go back and choose a different school, I would in a heartbeat.
I graduated from Rasmussen with an A/S in Network Administration. After finding out that I would have to take more than 80% over again at another college I gave Rasmussen one more chance. And complained to the state about the BS from this school. I never made it through my first returning quarter. I wrote one paper about business and used Rasmussen. I had to tell what their product or service was. I stated Education as their primary product or service. I got a zero and was told it was dreams not education. Every assignment after that was the same way. after three weeks I complained to my advisor and dean. They can not do anything about the teacher but I could withdraw. Then told if I did I would have to pay and take the class again and it may be with the same instructor. I complained until it affected my other class and that one you could not reach the instructor unless you waited three days. Then he was like he did not have time. Again complained and was told maybe I picked the wrong program. I dropped while I was still good they just waited to do so until I got WF. Now they are delaying again as they did when I came back so I cannot start at another school. Plus they lied to the state and the state bought into it. Stay away is my advise stay very far away. Plus when I was doing my A/S I was suppose to get a military discount. After long run around many emails to the president that never got returned thy gave me part. Their excuse was it was not offered before those times. But they told the state I never reinstated my discount after taking a medical leave and that was what they gave me.They change those rules every six months to use at their advantage. Same with tuition cost. My return I had four different prices. They always had a reason why. The student is always wrong when they do anything. Just like i was wrong for picking Computer Science. They even offered to talk with other schools because I complained about the degree was not worth the paper it was printed on and when I tried to Use the VP of student affairs officer's invitation she could never be reached or return calls. But she told the state I never asked, again they bought it. It is only about money, they use to include books with tuition now you pay extra, they use to give graduates official transcripts, now you pay extra, They change the rules from when you enroll to what ever meets their needs not the students. Students do not come first like they advertise. And if they tell you have a choice at something do not believe them only choice you have is their way or the high way.
The classroom instruction is ok but the supporting office is terrible. Nobody knows what's going on. If you want an education I recommend seeking it elsewhere. They fail to deliver proper student support. Attending this school was the most stressful experience I've had since I went back to school.
Before considering attending Rasmussen College, please consider your other college/university options first. I moved from another state and did not fully understand that I could have made a Bette choice until about half way through my program. I've been bounced around between 4 different academic advisors in my 1 1/2 years at this school, I am constantly redirected to a new person every time I have a question, I'm placed in 400-level "general education classes" that are not in my major and that I was not given the option of choosing, financial aid is sketchy, and some instructors are hard to get ahold of or claim they have no control over class content or helping us better understand some of the assignments. I'm graduating with my BS in less than 3 months and I will never come back to this school in the future nor will I recommend this college to anyone looking for a worthwhile college experience.
i would not come here again, the instructors are bully's and there is a lack of accountability in the staff. When you attempted to get whatever issue it is you have fixed they say its your fault and that you made that choice. Never mind that they insisted you make it. YOU CAN DO BETTER...GO ELSE WHERE!!!!