Keiser University Reviews

  • 382 Reviews
  • Daytona Beach (FL) (and 15 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,008
40% of 382 students said this degree improved their career prospects
41% of 382 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Chris Boutros
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2023
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I have wasted my money and have not gained any skills. I can’t find a job this school ruined my life, I will be graduating without any skill set and will have no job prospects. The curriculum is standard it is a total waste of money. Good thing my parents paid"
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2023
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Keiser University is an amazing school. I enjoy the small class sizes, excellent professors, and one month class. They live up to their student first motto. I have recommended Keiser University to my friends and family and they are attending or have graduated from Keiser. I'm already looking into pursuing my Bachelor's degree since nothing compares to the value of this school."
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2023
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"This school is only interested in collecting your money - you better be sure you want it because they will make you pay for classes you did not even take! They mix it up and don’t keep a well defined trail of your finances. Everyone I know in class was confused about their payments. Beware of what you are buying into!"
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2023
"They give you the runaround with financial aid. They are not honest with the costs and if you drop anything before you finished, you’re still charged! Beware! They just want your money! Their online schedule of payments don’t add up and they just tell you “to ignore it “. Until the end!"
Angela Rempe
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2023
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Where do I begin... Lets start with the Administration. I went in to talk and possibly enroll back in 2012. The Administrator (I don't remember her name) asked me what major I wanted to enroll into. I went in with the intentions in Forensic Science. I told her my plains and that I was a mom to 3 and my plains to marry the next year. She then spoke to me about how long it takes to get a degree like that. Then she showed me their medical assistant program. she told me about how soon I could have a job in that field as apposed to Forensic Science, and Having to deal with crime scenes. She told me that if I were to enroll before I married I could get government assistance with schooling. I also told her about a stupid charge I had at the age of 18. which was for drug paraphernalia. I asked her if that would have any affect on my job prospects in any career, no matter what route I ended up taking. We discussed what it was and she said I would not at all affect it. We talk some more and then I went home to go think about it and discuss it with my SO and family. I then started to get calls and emails. In the few months of decision making we ended up Pregnant.. So I go back in to talk and possibly enroll. I let he know about being pregnant and talk about holding off because of all the concerns of what that would be like in class and that I would be giving birth in the middle of the school year. She made me feel as if the school would work with me and they would have the class online or on campus. Any way I enrolled. started and breezed through. Classes were easy, Teachers were cool. I got all the way to on the job training. They tell you that you most likely will get a job at the place you train at. So I go to apply and they run a back ground test. The doctors office that wanted to hire me told me I would have a very hard time getting a job in this field because of this charge. Well that next month I have my baby and I go into new mom mode for 1 month. which means that problem goes on the back burner. I go back to class after my maternity leave. They have no place but the bathrooms to use the breast pump. So I sit in my car for the next month of classes to do so. I decided I needed to take online classes because it was too much. I do that for a few months while trying to discuss with administration about me actually being able to get a job. I get ready to take the State exam to get my license for Medical Assisting. All while being talked around about job placement. We didn't have the means at the time to pay for the exam or have me keep taking classes for no reason. I ended up quitting with all that was going on and no real answers from the school. Over all I would say don't believe them. They will say what is needed to get you to enroll."
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2023
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"Things started off okay in my PhD program, then I went to residency and met some of the worst professors I’ve ever met in my entire life. Trying to treat us like we’re middle schoolers or something when we’re in our 40’s. I took a brief hiatus for health reasons and I came back to the same professor teaching MULTIPLE classes who refused to acknowledge my ADA on file and continually tries to give me F’s on my papers when I’ve always been an A student. What are her motivations for this? I’ve filed a complaint against her previously and well, it’s more money for her if I fail the class and have to re-take. So here I am stuck in this same professors class (different class each time but same professor!) for the THIRD a time in a row and what do you know she’s failing me again. Something odd also is that her name is never on the course list either, it always shows another professor’s name. I wish I wasn’t halfway into my program because I hate going to this school. I’ve never hated school the way I hate this one. Trust me, save your money and go somewhere else like Walden or anywhere else- I would NEVER recommend this school. I don’t even want to walk at my school graduation anymore, I absolutely hate this school."
Teresa Liverett
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2023
  • Degree: Psychology
"From the beginning, I have been struggling to get help or clear feedback. Each professor wants something different. I have been struggling with covid and other health issues. I reach out to my advisor with late replies or no replies at all. I discussed my health issue with her. I started to do better when covid improved and recovering from other health issues. Because my writing improved I am accused of cheating. One professor taught me how to format discussions, but it's not how another wants and I am left to blame. I used fellow students' work to help compare because instruction is so confusing or not taught in a manner to even understand. Not to mention, how can I ask for help if help doesn't respond? I was asked to clarify some citations, which I did but still met with doubt. I am leaving the school to attend another university because my education is important to me and Kieser does not really educate but rather recites lectures predetermine and use their own confusing lingo without real direction. The focus isn't on mental health programs but rather typing and APA technicalities. I am a psychology student to help mental health and learns how to help mental health. This is extremely defeating as I am only 2 classes away from being done but would rather lose the credits and transfer to get a better education from more understanding and better instruction. I have been assigned 3 advisors in two years and have been through 4 financial advisors. Do your due diligence before you are left feeling as inadequate as they have made me feel. I am encouraged to paraphrase more. But the intro class said to avoid it and use your own words. My own words and I am called a cheater. It is a ridiculous mindset. I am having my lawyer look into a few things for me right now because I was given a zero because I improved?! I was accepted to another University and currently transferring to their doctoral program and a residency in Hawaii. But yet Keiser sees me as a head ache and incompetent."
  • Reviewed: 4/15/2023
  • Degree: Psychology
"These people want to try to pretend be your friend so they to take your money. The quality of education is horrific and the incompetence of the teachers even more so. If you have to go to Kaiser just take the courses online because literally they're just reusing the online courses for in-person classes which makes no sense. However,, you really should just go to the community college because it's much cheaper and the quality of education is much better compared to this diploma mill."
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"Loved the help and support I got from the faculty and staff alike. Classes were challenging and they made me study and push myself harder, hence appreciated the knowledge I got. My professors were knowledgeable and very approachable. No school will give you a degree just for existing, so you need to actually do the work. While the journey might be hard, the destination is worthy!"
  • Reviewed: 10/6/2022
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"The Orlando campus is extremely unorganized, things such as class schedule or clinical site often get switched the night before. Administration does not do there job, they wait until the last possible minute to do anything and by then it is too late. I’ve had delays in receiving my financial aid money because the school did not file the proper paperwork for almost a month after it should have been done. Overall my entire experience so far has been extremely negative. The only thing this school has is a few amazing professors, but it’s not worth all the other bs you have to put up with."
Jen Scott
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"If you are considering attending this school, I seriously urge you to rethink your decision and NOT do it! This school should be shut down as there are several egregious practices that they seem to routinely engage in. First of all, it is my understanding that colleges/universities are supposed to operate with honesty, integrity, and transparency when it comes to enrolling students into programs. However, my experience with admissions representatives at Keiser University was the exact opposite. First, my admissions representative seemed more like a high pressured sales person than a person that is responsible for enrolling students into a school. I was made to feel as if I had to urgently enroll into the program right away, or else I wouldn't be able to attend the school at all. I felt that this was not ethical or professional for an admission representative to conduct themselves in this manner. Another issue that I experienced with this school was their over concern with the financial aid process, in particular, with getting me to accept student loans that I was not comfortable accepting and not thoroughly explaining the program costs or how the student loans would be allocated towards the costs of my program. I felt extremely pressured to accept loans that I was not comfortable with and the admissions representative seemed to get annoyed and frustrated when I attempted to ask additional questions so that I could gain a better understanding of what was going on before signing any financial documents. I am sure that university employees should not behave in such a manner and pressuring students to accept loans that could result in undue financial burdens is not only unethical, but illegal as well."
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2022
  • Degree: Respiratory Therapy
"Horrible experience would not recommend nobody to attend this school. I found the classes so intense. I needed counseling after attending this program and have changed major after. I can honestly say no wonder are health care department are some of the most heartless people after witnessing firsthand how people are taught here."
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2022
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Kaiser is horrible don't go here they add random classes to your schedule so you end up paying more or they randomly make you retake classes that you originally passed but then they say you didn't and change your graduation date. They are only looking for money not your best interest into getting you into your career."
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Where do I even begin, they make you take pre reqs to only deny you before even starting the program, super disorganized and ruthless. This is for the Miami campus, don’t even waste your time, money hungry and loose files along the way. You know how frustrating it is to call and they are completely clueless ? Make you take 4 pre reqs and pay out of pocket to be like sorry you are denied into the program."
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2022
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"DO NOT GO TO KEISER UNIVERSITY!!!! They only care about you before they take your money, they are complete money grabbers. It costs an absolute fortune to attend the university, you’d expect the quality of teaching, the dorms, the food etc to be exceptional, but it’s everything but that. They give out FINES just to profit off you. For example, if you lock yourself out of your room, a simple mistake that anyone can make, they will charge you $10. If you step foot into a friends dorm, it’s an instant $25, and doubles with every occasion. If you drink alcohol in your own dorm, even if you are of legal age, you get a $125 fine. If you move furniture in your dorm, $50 fine. The list goes on. Not to mention, it is compulsory to buy a food package, but the food they serve at the flagship campus (west palm beach) is AWFUL. If you’re happy eating half cooked pasta and vegetables with watery sauce everyday with, this is the perfect campus for you. Not to mention, there has been several occasions I have found dead flies in my food. To add, the first day I arrived, I noticed that the dorm was completely infested with ants, even on my hard mattress that I had to sleep on, waking up with multiple bites all over my body. They advertise on their website that each dorm within stauffer have 2 individual study rooms, but again, upon arrival I noticed they had transformed them into private bedrooms, leaving us with no place to study within the ‘comfort’ of our own dorm. When asking for the desks to be placed into the living room, they told us that they can no longer provide us with these facilities. This is FALSE ADVERTISEMENT. We are paying for facilities that they refusing provide. The fact that the university will not even provide their students with a source of light or anything to cover the windows, really shows how cheap they are. In the dorms, they literally provide you with the bare minimum, you get a sofa and a small table in the front room, that is it. KEISER UNIVERSITY FLAGSHIP CAMPUS (west palm beach) completely drains you until you’ve got nothing left to give. I could not tell you one day I have felt stress free. I wish I never came to this university, not only have I spent my life savings coming here, but it has also wasted valuable time. If you choose to ignore the reviews and give keiser a chance, you will soon realise everything I am saying is completely true. Save your time and happiness, and find a university that care about you and your education"
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Attending this school is the worst decision I’ve made in my life. I would like to know what’s the official percentage of students that pass the program. In my pharmacology class I had 100s up until the final, THE ENTIRE CLASS failed the final. In my other class only 8 kids passed out of 24, and this is only the first semester. And no it’s not because the students don’t try and don’t study. I’ve studied 5-6 hours everyday, would meet with my study group a few times per week, stayed in the library more than I’ve been home during the semester. At the end you fail by 2 points and sorry got to retake the semester. No extra credit, no curves, when the entire class fails you’d expect for a grade curve. Seriously this expedited program is garbage, better go attend a regular college, do your 4 years in peace and don’t try this Keizer Casino, casino because the passing odds are not in your favor"
Marcela Gromatzky
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"As an international student, I would say: go there, they will help you with the documentation needed. I had amazing teachers, counselors and structure. It was a very good experience, I'm coming back soon! I will be forever grateful for how this university helped me."
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I graduated in Sept. '20 with my ASN and returned for the Rn-Bsn. Dedication is required for the ASN program & I enjoyed a majority of my teachers thus far. Private school = $$ but I loved how fast the prereqs went & am enjoying my career as a confident RN ♡"
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2021
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This school is all about money and not helping students. They just want money and will not take the time to work with you. When I was at the school in 2016 to 2017 everyone was great! The staff would work with you. This new crew they have?! Unless you talk money they will not talk to you. If you're even $40 behind they will autmatically withdraw you and close everything down. I wish I had not come back to school! Don't come here unless you're a millionair."
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2021
  • Degree: Nutrition
"I read a lot of reviews on here for fun. I noticed there are no reviews for the College of Dietetics and Nutrition which is a disservice to the staff who built that program. Keiser may not be the best school for nursing but the staff in the College of Dietetics and Nutrition at Pembroke Pines is a 5 star team. Many opportunities have opened due to the staff here and they have poured a lot into my future. Dr. Hernandez is a fantastic professor who truly cares about the progression of her students. She is real with you and won't make it easy; but, there is a deep sense of accomplishment when you beat her exams. The other professors in the Dietetics program are excellent for different reasons. As for Keiser University, I would not recommend this program to everyone. It is 1 class a month format. Be prepared to read one chapter a day. For the Nutrition program, be prepared to do 4-7 chapters a week, exams every week, discussion boards, monthly projects (15-20 page papers) with research papers. Finals week looks like this: Monday paper due, Tuesday project presentions + quiz, Wednesday: post-test, quiz, Thursday: Final. I would not recommend working while being in this program. Be prepared to dedicate 5-8 hrs per day to studying. If you can not commit to doing that, I would highly recommend looking into other programs like FIU for dietetics degree. What makes Keiser special, is that we are guaranteed placement for clinical rotations while students at other dietetics programs have to apply for dietetic internships and compete for the spots. That is why I came to Keiser. I wanted guaranteed placement and paid money for that. It paid off as I am sitting with a nice internship set-up. Be well informed and make the decision that is right for you. For dietetics/Nutrition, I would highly recommend it as I found the program excellent."