Kaplan University Reviews - Bachelor's in BusinessSee reviews of all programs at Kaplan University
I have been attending Kaplan University for the past 3 years and received my AAS and am currently working on my BA in business admin. The school has offered exactly what it promised me. It's a trade-off for me to have the flexibility of online courses from an actual university and yet pay the extra money to do so. To me it sounds like the compaints are coming from people who are expecting their issues to resolved instantly instead of understanding that there are many other students that the school has to accommodate as well. Yes, admin and financial aid can be a frustrating process but it is a lengthy and drawn out process at most schools. Choosing to attend college and be responsible for the money owed after is one of the biggest décisions in life so ask questions, get answers and stop expecting a drive-thru window for your experience.
There financial aid department is terrible! It took four months just to get in, Every time I sent them a document, they misplaced it! The professors (with the exception of one) are friendly, helpful, and courteous .My 1st student advisor never bothered to inform me that they did not have the classes I was looking to take for Human Resources. I wanted to major in HR, and he had me set for a Business Degree with an HR concentration. He told me I would take HR classes in my 3rd and 4th year. So needless to say I spent almost a year there before I was informed that didn't have the classes (like statistics wasn't part of my core classes, it was an elective) I was seeking to take. My biggest complaint was that I received a C in a class due to a drop box issue beyond my control. when I submitted my final paper in the class, the Professor claimed she never received it and gave me a 0. I contacted my student advisor who checked with the technical team. They confirmed that there were issues with the dropbox that day yet the professor still refused to change my grade, or accept my paper! She also gave me a zero on another paper after I asked to be excused from the seminar (on the last day of class that week)for a family member's funeral. I was an emotional mess. She excused me, but wouldn't accept the alternate assignment for the seminar (which I submitted the very next day after the funeral) because it was a day late. It was my understanding since she told me to go be with my family and not worry about School, that I would be able to turn the papers in the next day, not the same evening of the seminar. My other professor was more than understanding and gave me an extra 2 days to complete my assignments for that week, so It applauded me that this Professor wasn't so understanding! SHE BASICALLY TOLD ME NOT TO WORRY ABOUT sCHOOL BECAUSE IT WASN'T IMPORTANT!
I had a positive experience at Kaplan University. The career services department will email me with any job leads. I have been promoted twice since attending Kaplan. The professors are great and will work with you if there is an issue. I didn't have any issues with the Finance department. I am very proud of my degree.
I am currently in my 6th term w/ Kaplan and I LOVE IT! I am now 27 years old and know what exactly I want to do. Prior to KU I tried college 2 times.. brick and mortar. I hated it. With Kaplan I have had the opportunity to really apply myself. Online is A LOT of work and you MUST be good with time management. The advisors are helpful, financial aid a breeze. I would recommend it 110%.
I am currently in my second term at Kaplan and so far I am having a very positive experience. I have learned quite a bit and find their online campus and classrooms high quality. I do wish they were more selective with who they allowed to enroll. It is obvious some people are not invested and are hoping they can somehow earn a degree just by being enrolled. It is always annoying when you are trying hard to see people slacking off, but that is more my problem. I am concerned about the cost. It is quite expensive and for that reason I may transfer in the future to a non-profit, but it will only be because of the cost. I am a full time professional and a mom to a toddler so Kaplan works perfectly for my lifestyle. I had a very easy admissions process and financial aid has been fine as well. My only outstanding concern with Kaplan is that if I do decide to change schools for cost reasons that my credits will be accepted. Overall, I would recommend this school.
I received a BS degree in Business Administration at Kaplan. I really liked the course pace and level of ease for the online program. I went to school exclusively online. This program was great for my work schedule. The teachers were generally very good an knowledgeable. I only maybe 2 teachers that were negligent at times. The counselors were very concerned about my progress and even called and emailed me if I didn't login into class. I graduated and I would recommend this school , especially for working students. The cost is very expensive however.
I graduate in a couple of months with my BS in business admin and I have had a great experience. Most of the bad reviews are by people that didn't make it for one reason or another. Also, there are a lot of people complaining about financial aid? They have been fine for me. I went to a brick and mortar school for my associates degree before coming to Kaplan and they were much much worse. I waited in line for hours at that school for financial aid at least twice per year. I have chosen to go with another school for my MBA, but that is only because I wanted something different and non-profit. There have been no issues with transferring credits etc. The professors at Kaplan have all been fantastic. You will be fine as long as you can write and speak English well. There are a lot of papers. I think that Kaplan needs to be more selective with admissions, and it will cut down on these people that go online to post bad reviews because of one ridiculous reason or another. Kaplan is a great school with great professors, and you should feel confident that you will receive a good education by attending this school.
First, Let me say that I didn't have to use the financial aid office, but I had to speak with them quite a bit. I had saved for the degree and paid as I went. Financial aid could not comprehend this and kept trying to get me to take loans out. They are a for-profit school. The class work was manageable, if you stayed on top of homework. Once you got behind, you would be toast. The classwork builds on each week and if you do not have a grasp you will not get the next week. I had quite a few in my class that wanted to take up class time with questions for previous weeks the the professor covered well. This put the whole class behind when the professor didn't shut it down. In most cases, they would be refered to office hours. The one criticism that I would have is that the school should screen the students better than they do. I had the majority of all of my classes filled with people that didn't have the most basic of communication skills, and their spelling and grammer skills showed it. I could let it slide somewhat for non-US students, but if you graduated from high school in the US you should be able to communicate. Overall, my experience with Kaplan University was a good one. It is fast paced and you should be ready for that. I graduated Summa Cum Laude ahead of schedule. Make sure that you have the time to commit, I was work and school only for almost 2 years, no Extra-curricular activities. If you are prepared for that, you should do well.
Hi, I started in Kaplan back in 2007, being a full time worker, parent and wife. I had to go slow but I graduated last year after many health problems, to the point that was told by my doctor that I have MS and that it will be better to start taking fewer classes due to my condition. I want to start college and get my degree, and decided continue but taking it easier. Kaplan was an excellent institution to start my career. I did not have the time physical go to school, but I found Kaplan online, read about them and everything was positive comments. Their staff was always there when needed, answering my questions and giving me the tools necessary to continue with my journey. My school advisor was really nice person, always checking and calling me. Giving me support in both ways personal and academic. She always was pushing me to continue and not to drop school. I choose the career in business because is related to the type of job I have, business is a huge word to explain, because it cover so many different areas. Regardless of their size, must expand internationally or can expect to be taken over by more competitive businesses. The transition to global business is not easy and some businesses become a liability to their own organization, lagging behind in development. The reality is that global businesses are today's economic fact of life and to survive, each business requires an adaptable mindset and an expert. Kaplan has given me the necessary tools to continuing in the business’s world.
First of all, I don't know why the university is getting so many bad reviews. Many don't understand the processes of the online learning environment, I chose the online structure because of the flexibility. I was able to set courses according to my schedule. I did also enjoy the seminars that were provided along with the ability to go back and listen to the archives and do the alternate assignments in case we missed. I must say that the online learning environment is no different in the quality if education. The only difference would be that the learning is done at home as opposed to the face-to-face structure. I found the classes to be challenging based on a real world learning environment for the most part. There was one class that I can recall that was somewhat outdated. The professors were polite and informed and able to answer all my questions. I had no problem either with financial aid as they walked me through all the processes. I have also heard that the instructors didn't care about writing but I had some instructors who were adamant that the structure of the assignments were grammatically correct and deducted points for those errors. The only professors who weren't as concerned about writing were the math instructors. I would recommend the college to anyone. I thought the courses and technology were well laid out and inviting. There is also a tutoring program along with resources to aid in writing. The writing center allows students to submit work prior to submission for a grade for analysis. The university demands APA formatting and does discuss this with the students. I am now pursuing an MBA from the school in which I anticipate graduating within a year as I took the accelerated MBA option. Whoever reads this, I wish the best regards to and good success. Thank you.