Keiser University Reviews

  • 277 Reviews
  • Daytona Beach (FL) (and 15 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,208
42% of 277 students said this degree improved their career prospects
44% of 277 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Grace Nehls
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"BEWARE I attended Keiser at the Fort Myers campus in 2020, and left the program last fall due to a multitude of issues. I was in the BSN program, I had miserable professors who spoke poorly about other professors and students. I was declined meetings to review exams or go over hard content. Professors told us how they 'hated teaching students in person, and never took students under their wing due to not enjoying educating' The now senior class started with 22 students, keiser failed 19, making only 3 students eligible to test for their state boards. The financial aid department only allows one scholarship per student, and the financial advisors will always all tell you different things. After meeting with the dean, I was told that I should transfer out of the program, and to stop creating 'drama' Stay away from this university at all costs.... I am now at a different university, 12 months away from graduating and learning so much information, continually supported by my deans, and teaching staff."
Chase adkins
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2021
  • Degree: Radiology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Keiser university in Tallahassee, Florida was a big step for me into becoming who I am today. The program director and program instructors are truly angel sent for keiser university in this area. They not only preach from day one that the class is family to them but also go about making that believable. They do everything in their willpower to enable their students for success. At times they put in more effort then I did for my own education and for that I thank them. Keiser university radiologic technology program in Tallahassee, Florida is an outstanding program because of the amazing staff that's supporting the it."
Sally Jones
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Not only did Keiser University help me with the hands on training that I needed to walk right from my graduation into the job I wanted, I knew that everyone from the Admissions team to the Professors actually cared about my success. I will forever be grateful to the faculty and staff that helped me achieve my goals."
Ashley Roman
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"Disgusting school. Erica and the whole staff are very money hungry and don’t want students to actually succeed ! All they care about is trying to make an extra school avoid this school ! I wouldn’t recommend my worst enemy to this school. CON ARTISTS !"
Erika
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"PORT ST LUCIE, FLORIDA! AWFUL! I would never recommend anyone to this school. Its unorganized, a revolving door of professors, zero communication and just a money hungry business who treats students like merchandise on a shelf for sale. The Port St Lucie campus has been nothing but a headache and a million times worse since COVID. NO considersation for parents or those at home with families and home schooling. The most incompetent professors I have ever seen that in no way should be teaching those who will be giving life threatening drugs one day, its scary really. Being home with a baby and the worst virtual learning experience with god awful teachers caused me to fail to get kicked out of the nursing program. No I am in debt over $30k with NOTHING to show for it. I have gotten a lawyer and hope to have something done. DO NOT recommend this school."
Bethaney Brookes
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"I was not aware of the TOTAL cost of tuition and if my aid and loans would cover it until after I had paid their registration fee. So, I found out directly after paying $55 that I couldn't even afford to attend. My financial aid advisor assured me they would refund the money. However, they have not made good on that promise. If you are looking at attending this college, do not pay the registration fee until they inform you of ALL tuition and fees."
Katherine P
  • Reviewed: 1/1/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Altogether, I'm rating this college a 3, but that would be rather generous. I graduated just two months ago, and ended up not being able to pass my certification exam (which was not covered in the tuition price), because my coding classes took place last December, with about 7 or 8 months of classes left. I really enjoyed the classes, and the teachers were great! But I really wish that Keiser staff had set up my classes so the coding portion would come dead last and it could be fresh on my mind. I honestly can't complain about anything else. The teachers worked very hard to make sure they provided a good learning environment, mine were all online, so it can get rather difficult to manage sometimes, and they each brought something new to the table. All of them were excited to teach, and provided positive reinforcement to all of us!"
Fort Lauderdale
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2020
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"DO NOT ATTEND. PLEASE IF YOU ARE READING THIS... TAKE IT FROM THIS REVIEW AND THE ONES BELOW. This university is there for YOUR MONEY. The teachers, staff, and everyone working for Keiser do not care about you as a student. I studied at Keiser University (Fort Lauderdale) for one semester (finishing pre-reqs) prior to enrolling in the PTA program. I took a total of four classes, passed with all A's. These were classes that could be taken online. I spent approximately 9,500 out of pocket to get into the PTA program the following semester. Let's fast forward to the start of the program. They used COVID as an excuse for EVERYTHING. The class was taught online/hybrid, the teachers were talking bad about the students during CLASS (Padrino & Jelaine James), they had you set up your phones as if you're on FACETIME for testing, the students and teachers were HUGE DISTRACTIONS (telling students when to logout and close their computer screens WHILE testing), teachers were DRAWING ON THEIR ARMS. Let's keep in mind this is a PRIVATE UNIVERSITY AT 10,000 A SEMESTER. Since when are practical application courses not PERFORMED IN THE CLASSROOM?! I was given my first practical exam online and could not visibly identify ridges on bones; therefore, this leads to failing the first exam. I called the teacher and asked to withdraw because of the way the class was being taught. Her response was to retake the test; yet, I would have to remain with the same grade regardless of what I would score on the second test. Due to the weight of the practical exam, this leaves the student with a high chance of failing the course. If I fail the class I would have to pay for the entire semester (10,000). The second option was to withdraw by the withdrawal date, and not owe for an ENTIRE semester of courses. Clearly, this is ABOUT MONEY AND NOT THE SUCCESS OF THEIR STUDENTS. The quality of education is extremely poor. It pains me to write this review and realize TONS of students FROM OTHER PROGRAMS are experiencing the SAME situation. Furthermore, the school is charging me 2,400 for a week of a course that was taught so poorly. The university is holding my transcripts from the semester PRIOR (PAID IN FULL) until the 2,400 is paid in full. NOT TO MENTION THEY GAVE ME AN "F" FOR THE COURSE AFTER WITHDRAWING BEFORE THE WITHDRAW DATE. More than half the class has dropped the program and some of the students are now owing for a full semester (10,000) which the university does NOT tell you while taking courses. So much for being so excited to do a program with KEISER. After you read these reviews I encourage you to trust STUDENT REVIEWS over KEISER employees working as PROFESSIONAL SCAMMERS. Keiser University will TAKE YOUR MONEY, DECREASE YOUR GPA, AND completely through your educational path off track."
noneya
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Awful experience. This place hires people with little to no teaching experience, and they do not teach at all. Nobody responds to emails, professors will grade your assignments weeks after they are turned in, and it seems like a giant Ponzi scheme. They refuse to acknowledge their teachers shortcomings, and they are not interested in actually producing nurses. They just want your money."
Erica
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. As if 2020 wasn’t stressful enough, Keiser University has made it even worse. Between them not being able to keep a professor to them literally having half of my class fail instead of assisting us, knowing they are at fault. We’ve gone through numerous professors and even had new teachers for the last few months of nursing school, which is known to be the most challenging. I’m heartbroken, 70k wasted."
Frustrated student
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"The nursing program at Keiser is terrible. The program director and professors are not professional, they are extremely lazy and do not teach you anything. They read from slides and expect you to teach yourself how to do everything. The pharm teacher Dr. Pos is the only good teacher they have in the program, she actually cares about her students and wants to help you learn and succeed. Save yourself a lot of money and frustration and go to a school who actually cares about what you learn and not just about cashing that tuition check. Indian River State College and Palm beach State College are much better programs at a fraction of the price. I wish I had made the decision to attend those instead of Keiser. I was fooled by Keiser's fancy brand new building and tour of lies."
Ransom
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Be very careful prospective nurses. Fort Myers Campus has a terrible nursing director and some awful professors who will fail you out in a heartbeat for things like not following the chain of command. They will try to intimidate you as soon as they get the $12,000 for the semester. They tell you so many lies to get you to go to Keiser. Here's the most misleading piece of information. They have a 100% NCLEX pass rate the first time. Of 20 students who started the program, only 4 are going to make it to graduation. If you fail out second semester you just lost 24,000 dollars. If you fail out 3rd semester you will lose 36,000. Why do so many students fail out of the Keiser BSN program? They pick apart every thing you do. The expectations are very unrealistic. I wish I could give you more information but please look into this school. It is not what it appears."
Giancarlo RB
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"The admission advisor sold it to me as this supper Student focused school and that they would do anything in their power to help me succeed... that was one of the biggest lies they said, at first they showed me some prices that were only about $150 dollars more that what I paid in my previous school, then they said that even online classes had a dedicated professor that is there to help you at any time. The price was actually $2,500 per class which is $2,188 more than what I paid on my previous school, in online classes you had to email the profesor and you would get back an auto response saying that the professor would be back to you in 24 to 48 hours, for a question in a class that only takes 4 weeks, when I went to withdraw they said you already paid for it so why don’t you finish it and then withdraw because you’ll loose your money which was also a lie because if I withdraw on the first week in their tuition and fees disclosure statement states that if I withdrew anytime within the first week I would’ve a 100% refund and if I withdrew within the second week, which is what I wanted to do, I would’ve gotten a 85% refund and if I withdrew within the third week I would have gotten an 80% refund, the only time I would have lost my money is if I withdrew from class on the fourth and last week... This school does not care about their students all they care about is making money, I highly HIGHLY want to discourage anyone thinking about enrolling in this school"
Jason
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2020
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I must say, my experience while attending Keiser was great. I was well pleased with the fast-paced format, and every instructor was quite helpful. The ONLY problem I encountered was the outrageous tuition! Nearly $30,000 for an associates degree is absurd! If they were to lower their tuition, more people would probably attend the school. I have the opportunity to attend Keiser in the fall to acquire my bachelors in Health Science, but I have chosen another university for that because of the lower cost."
dz5490
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"The Orlando campus is highly unorganized. Multiple times submitting the same financial aid documents over and over again. I had started the process at Keiser ensuring them that I wanted to apply for the January 2021 accelerated nursing cohort. My advisor had me right on track & said that she would be reaching out to me by Oct 2020 to help me finish my application process. I have not heard anything further about applying for the nursing program, so instead I had decided to call myself about deadlines (Sept 2020). I had already completed the TEAS and was promised that my score met criteria, without hardly studying for it. The website says a 67 is a requirement. My admissions advisor assured me that I was legit. Now, turns out the TEAS requirement is higher than advertised and assured by my admissions representative. My GPA is also looking pretty good. So, now it turns out that the nursing program is full and no seats available Jan 2021. I am currently looking to transfer out and find a school that won’t waste my time. I also want to say, I quit my job with high hopes of the January 2021cohort. The run around at this school is unprofessional. There were so many red flags from the start."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2020
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"No time to focus on the actual material. Writing research papers every week, writing discussions, student replies, power points, etc. Learning an entire book in one month time only before moving on to the next class. Teachers are horrible, just reading quickly through slide shows."
DeansList
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Oh my goodness. I’m two weeks away from graduating from KU with my ADN. I have not failed one course. I’ve been on the Deans list. I’ve dedicated 4-6 hours daily to my studies and I’m going to pass my NCLEX no problem because I put forth the effort and I taught myself, which is really what all colleges are about. So lectures can be insightful but you really have to do a lot of self study, especially in nursing. The professors are hard on you. Sometimes ruthlessly hard. Sometimes needlessly hard, but from my viewpoint a lot of it is because some of these students want the entire world handed to them! I’m an older student and I definitely see this behavior consistently. What is disheartening is when a student who is always on top of their game comes to a professor for guidance and is met by a complete wall. Like am I not making your job easier? Also the clinical instructors! I had one that made me want to throw up every time I went to clinical because she was so scary and ruthless. Perhaps I was just too timid but man. She made you never want to mess up a moment in your life. I really would have liked it if we would have had at least one super hands on clinical instructor that was more of a preceptor. Like take their students under their wings and show them things. Like this is what a stage IV looks (and smells omg) like, this is the treatment, these are the nursing interventions and rationales etc. I don’t want to be afraid to make mistakes. I want to be confident. Thank goodness for good hospitals that love their nursing students because I had to find my own way in clinical. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty, unless your clinical instructor is mean. Then find your way without them if possible. Being a COVID student online is tough. Being bombarded with 9,426 assignments and then being told that we have to be flexible and tests are on these days but then they change after you already make your work schedule is nonsense. They will tell you that they are flexible. They are absolutely not flexible. At all. I’m fortunate that my job wants me as an RN there because they wouldn’t put up with this last minute rescheduling crap for just anyone. Basically-if you want to pass you had better work for it, and do not expect this school to be flexible even though the advisors will tell you it is to get you to sign up. It isn’t flexible. It isn’t easy. Put in the work or be prepared to fail."
TheyDontCareAboutYou
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Extremely disappointed with the Pembroke Pines, FL campus BSN program. There are a couple professors so far in the two semesters I’ve been in attendance that seem to care; however you will be met with entitled attitude most of the way. This is coming from a A student in spite of the lack of actual education I have received. You will have professors who are glaringly incompetent in the area they are supposed to be teaching and who have obviously made no attempt to inform themselves prior to the scheduled lecture, yet as a student are expected to be prepared 150% of the time. You will need to check and recheck your tests as this same professor consistently has wrong answers on the tests and your grades will constantly need to be adjusted. You will have no grades in some classes despite turning in work each week. You will have no idea where you actually stand. This program costs about $13,000 EACH SEMESTER, you would expect to be receiving service that reflected the same. You will be ignored, belittled and met with disrespect while being nothing but respectful to the nursing staff. Administration has been approached about all of these issues and advised they would absolutely address, over a month later and nothing has been addressed. The way you are treated as as a paying customer is abhorrent. I am stuck here, credits from any nursing program do not transfer to another. Do better than I did, do better for yourself. You deserve to be treated with respect. You will not find that here."
Kathryn Cross
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2020
  • Degree: Sonography
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I do NOT recommend this school. I was supposed to graduate from the DMS program May 1st, but was delayed due to the Coronavirus. Our class was pulled out of the clinical environment twice now and they have not made a decision to graduate us. Other schools in Florida have waived the hours requirement and everyone has graduated on time except Keiser. I have completed all of my boards, and have a job lined up but can’t start because I’m waiting on the deans to make a decision. I am only shy 32.5 hours which I could’ve completed this week if they hadn’t pulled us out to make room for the class behind us. At this point I am not making an income and I have to plan to move 1700 miles away. This is affecting my livelihood and I can’t even make any plans. We are sitting in a holding pattern and they do not care. This is something they should have been able to decide months ago instead of keeping us in the dark."
StudentVet06
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I have been a student at Keiser University Jacksonville campus for almost a year now. I'm in my mid 30's, so it's been a while since I was in school. I was attracted to Keiser University because they offered 1 class at a time enrollment. My experience so far education wise has been good. The instructors know what they are talking about, the information they teach is current and presented in a way that is easy to understand. The class sizes are small and if you need any help your instructor is only an email away, or you can even talk to them in person. I have not had any issues with instructors. The biggest issue with Keiser University is the standard for admissions is very low. If you're breathing, you can get admitted into Keiser University. This becomes an issue because every class that I've taken requires some form of group activity. One of the requirements for their "Hybrid" classes is online discussion posts. Part of your grade will be replying to another students discussion post. My last class, almost every single post was a copy and paste answer taken from another easily found web site. One post was literally just a link to a web site. And now you are expected to reply to these, and if you don't then points are taken off your grade. You will be in class with a lot of other students that honestly should not be there. They want the degree, but they really don't want to actually put in the work to get it. I'm not saying every student is like this, but it unfortunately makes up the majority. This has been my experience so far, yours may be different. If I was to do it over again I would pick a school that has a little higher standard for acceptance to get in."