Keiser University eCampus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (73)
I am a new student to Keiser and I'm second guessing this choice. I've been mis-informed multiple times and several things have fallen thru the cracks during my admission process. Professionalism? I'm sure about that because I expect efficiency from professionals. My experience so far leaves me unwilling to recommend Keiser to anyone or even admit that I'm a student of theirs. I hope things improve but I suspect that's not likely.
I am not very fond of online coursework and prefer the physical environment of a brick-and-mortar education institution. However, work and other activities outside of work forced me into the online environment t complete my doctorate, so I was very picky about what I wanted in an online educational relationship. I throughly checked-out several other online institutions, places like Capella and Walden. I was far from comfortable with those online institutions after only a week of being in their programs and dropped them quickly so that I would not be obligated financially. I landed at Keiser University Graduate School Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program and from the beginning, the overall experience with my admissions counselor (L M) was a very comfortable and pleasant one. My financial aid counselor also was able to help me obtain two separate scholarships for my military service and my employment with the federal government. The learning experience has been a comfortable extension of the one I received in the universities admission process. My only complaint is that the university recently converted from Moodle to the student unfriendly BlackBoard Online Learning System like many other online learning institutions. BlackBoard, at times, requires students to spend more time navigating the BlackBoard online portals, than in the actual classroom if you want to get anything done. Keiser really should have stuck with the much more student friendly Moodle set-up. But where BlackBoard fails Keiser, the professors make up in a very big way and I have been tolerating the BlackBoard Online Learning System. At Keiser University Graduate School I am extremely confident that I will earn my doctorate and I am enjoying my learning relationship with my professors. As far as online institutions are concerned I am very happy that I am here, and I have been proudly recommending it to friends and family that seeking an online education degree program. I ask them to steer clear of the haters out there that rate the school poorly, they seem to have an axe to grind and take it out in these forums. Of course everybody is entitled to their opinion, but in my opinion and experience Keiser University Graduate School stands far above many other online institutions when compared to many others that are out there purely for the education money grab.
I am writing this review because I honestly do not wish any student to experience the same as I did, this school is a joke. All they care is about getting paid and nothing else.
Everyday they would take a student out of the classroom to go meet with financial aid and each time they interrupted the class. Another issue is that since they are in love with your money, the quality of everything is poor. The last thing they did to me was that after my fafsa grant arrived 2 months prior they decided to keep the money because I decided to withdraw from their classes and not continue into the next semester.
One months to learn a class is not enough, you end up forgetting everything by the time you are halfway through the following class. Please do not waste your time and money and find a more decent school, there are ways that you can make it without having to deal with this kind of people. Thanks and have a great day.
Kieser University is not honest about the cost of using their online program nor will they take credits from another college; they want you to repeat courses over even if you already did them.
They tell you there is a education fee of $400.00; which is a one time fee; what they dont' tell you is that one time fee is every semester so that adds up.
If you want your grades you have to pay a $5.00 fee; if you behind in your education fees they will not provide you a copy until that is paid in full.
They are expensive,I suggest going to someplace else Kieser needs to be shut down for online courses. There are more negative things about this college then good. OUTRAGEOUS COST FOR ONE THING.
The program and school itself is accredited but what an associates in nursing will cost you from Keiser University versus at a community college or even another university is 2.5 TIMES the amount per semester.
They try to make the admissions process seem exclusive and like a "challenge" to lure you in and have you take the TEAS before you have even attended any prereqs when most programs require you to take them AFTER. There is a reason why this school has bad reviews. Unless you are completely ignorant and/or oblivious, beware.
Please look around at local community colleges or county tech schools. I am strapped with a huge student loan...it is not worth it.
I have had debt collectors on me for over 3 months now for 700$. IM DEPLOYED. The school knows this and I am on a active duty deployment status.
I am getting emails and letters from my mom crying saying they wont stop calling and guess what THEY CANT TALK TO HER even if she is my POC with the school and my rights have been signed over to her. So when I get back I will be looking at a ruiend credit score, a disgruntle mother, and one hell of a bill to pay off.
Seriously this school is not worth the time...on a good note my teachers were awesome.
Do not waste your time and money. I am an adult who was in the business world for many years. I am used to dealing with people in a professional and honest method.
In one semester my book orders were incorrect once, not sent another time and then I was double charged. I needed to speak to three different people before I found someone who was WILLING and then able to correct the issues. This is the tip of the iceberg.
Attempting to transfer has been a complete nightmare. It has been more than six weeks and Keiser still is unable to complete the necessary changes to my financial aid. It is nearly impossible to speak to a knowledgeable person. They are either at lunch or unavailable. Even the Dean doesn't have voicemail. How can no one at a university have voicemail?
It certainly tells me something about their level of professionalism. Run away! You won't regret it.
Awful experience. Save your money and go to a community college or county tech school you will save about 30,000
Keiser University is a great school and whether online or in school, the level of support is great and the teachers are very helpful and understanding to your personal life. They do plenty to help you get through your classes.
The only downside is that the school is expensive and, even if you qualify for full financial aid, the loans are pretty steep. So, I guess if you can afford it, Keiser University is a great selection of a school.