Keiser University Reviews

2.63 out of 5 stars
(281 Reviews)
  • Daytona Beach (FL) (and 15 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,208
42% of 281 students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of 281 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.1 out of 5 stars
Erika - 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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Bethaney Brookes - 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."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Katherine P - 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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Fort Lauderdale - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
noneya - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Erica - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Frustrated student - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ransom - 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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Giancarlo RB - 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"
3.6 out of 5 stars
Jason - 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."