Keiser University eCampus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (76)
I can only speak for the nursing program at the Tampa campus of Keiser University, but, IT'S INSANELY TERRIBLE!
1. Instructors are abrasive, rude and have no idea what they're doing. They recently lost their only two valuable instructors due to infighting amongst the staff in which students were used like pawns. They DO NOT TEACH. They read to you from the textbook without bothering to give you any kind of explanation of the topic. You are required to do all the work and expected to magically memorize hundreds of pages of material in 48 hours while also taking other classes and doing clinical rounds. The tests are poorly written and there is no discussion or revision after the tests have been taken EVEN IN INSTANCES WHERE STUDENTS HAVE DIRECTLY SHOWN THE INSTRUCTOR THAT THE "CORRECT" ANSWER ON THE TEST IS IN DIRECT OPPOSITION TO WHAT IS IN THE BOOK! And here's a funny example of the poor quality of our instructors... One of them (no names) REALLY did not know that carbon monoxide was odorless. REALLY?!
2. Terminal levels of disorganization. They have no idea what is going on and when it is going on even if it is something the instructor is directly responsible for. They cannot seem to schedule tests. They cannot seem to correctly schedule clinicals. They cannot seem to keep track of what classroom you are even in. You will not get a calendar of class requirements until well into the semester and when you do there's no point in looking at it because it changes on a daily/wekkly basis.
3. The program director is one of the most off putting human beings I have ever had the misfortune to come across. Abrasive. Rude. Ignorant. Arrogant. Childish. Condescending and Petty are just a few descriptors that come to mind.
4. Quality of education is EXTREMELY poor. You'd get more out of flatly reading the textbook than you would spending your hard earned money at this farce of an institution.
In a nutshell the point it this. If you are considering entering the nursing RN program at Keiser University of Tampa... Run! Rune in the opposite direction as far and as fast as you can.
Let me begin by saying, Keiser is EXPENSIVE. That is no secret, so it's laughable to read some of these comments with people saying they weren't properly informed of the cost. Tuition and fees are clearly detailed in a financial aid package that MUST be accepted or declined by the student PRIOR to enrollment. The benefit far outweighed the cost, because I was a full time, working mother, with one on the way, and it was not feasible for me to complete my education in the traditional sense. The online option was great or me.
Keiser IS accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), which as someone else noted, is the same accrediting body for the Univ of Florida, Florida State, Univ of South Florida, Univ of Central Fl, etc. They accepted my math and social science credits from a community college, eliminating the need for me to take those courses. If they were only about money, they wouldn't have allowed the credit transfer.
I had NO issues throughout the duration of my enrollment, not with books, financial aid, administration, nothing. When the bookstore didn't have computer software compatible with my computer (VISTA), my instructor allowed me to do a replacement project. When I gave birth, during a different class, my instructor left my access to class open and gave me time to complete all of my assignments. I chose not to participate in the graduation ceremony, and my degree was delivered promptly to my house, and it looks great on the wall in my house!
The course work was NOT easy, or light, nor should it be. It's college, it's supposed to be challenging and stimulating. My instructors actively participated in ALL of our threaded discussions, and during a tough time when I was slacking in my American Lit class, my instructor CALLED ME to make sure everything was ok.
At the end of each semester, I had no problems selling my books to an online book buy back company. I also used all of my tuition expenses as a tax deduction and got a very sizable tax return.
My only suggestion to Keiser would be to market itself better, and make it visible that they are indeed a legitimately accredited school. There is still skepticism amongst many employers as to the quality of Keiser's instruction, but obviously they are doing something right! I know several people who graduated from their Radiology Tech program who have had NO trouble finding jobs in hospitals, and one with a mobile x-ray company. Keiser is a good school that offers quality programs!
I have read most of the reviews about Keiser ecampus, and many of them have some truth to them however we must remember that every lie began with some truth. I have been a student at Keiser University ecampus since 2008, and I am now in graduate school. I have had some mix-ups with my financial aid, and class schedules but this is no different than what take place in many other schools.
The reason I titled this review, Perfect Opportunity is because life will offer these same challenges and it is our responsibility to either work them out or have temper tandrums like some of the people that have written these negative reviews. Keiser University has offered me a smooth learning opportunity in which I am grateful for, and will use it all the way to the bank.
I am currently attending keiser university, the pembroke pines campus for medical assisting. Yes the school is "pretty" & they treat you like gold when you come in to ask about the school or call. But everything changes as soon as they take your money!! Not only is the school ridiculously expensive, but administration is a joke!! I have gotten lucky and have had great teachers.
However anytime that I have had to speak with financial aid or with anyone in academics you are treated like garbage. They might as well place a bag of rocks in each of their seats, guaranteed the rocks will better assist you than those dimwits. Please think twice before coming to keiser. Its truly not worth it.
My complaint is the misinformation I have been given buy the Administrative and Admissions staff.
Firstly when I met with a counselor in May 2011 I was advised that the program I wanted was not offered at the school yet but it would be available in the fall 2011. I was told that it would be beneficial for me to enroll in another program that would augment the one I wanted and that when that program started I'd be able to switch it.
A few months passed and I approached the counselor about the program I originally wanted. I was told that I misunderstood her at the initial meeting and the program was not going to be offered at that location. I was now stuck in this school enrolled in a program I did not choose. I decided to finish the classes because at that point I was past the halfway point in courses and knew some classes might not transfer elsewhere.
With my last class being in August 2012 I contacted the school for the date of graduation so I could tell my family. I was told that graduations are always in June and because I finish in August I'd have to wait until June 2013. I asked if there was a waiver or some way to be able to participate in June 2012 and was told NO. I am truly disappointed that not only will I be graduating with a degree they tricked me into but I won't even get to participate in the graduation.
This school is a wonderful school. yes, it is ONLINE but it is also the same degree at a campus based school. I was skeptical at first about going to an online school but after i did my research the cost out weighed the benifits. This school hase intructors who are in the field and has a staff that goes above and beyond constantly, to make sure you are ready to go. One class a month and 24 hour access for an accredited degree you cant beat that. I loved attending this school.
This is the worst College I have ever attended,they tell you how to dress and what you are allowed to study. The Professors,Counselors and the entire Administration team are horrible.I would never recommend this College to anyone.
Some of these reviews just go to show that college is not for everyone. Keiser is not easy and the Faculty will push you. But the great part is the small classes and the access you have to a Dean and all the student services.
I did not do well in my first two classes but I was able to get the help I needed and ask questions. The Dean was so thrilled with my determination that I got a recommendation letter to add to my resume. I have a hard time believing anyone could have a bad experience at Keiser.
It’s so small and family friendly that you can get help from anyone on staff. It will require work and organization. I guess all in all you get what you put into things, just like anything else. I however like Keiser very much.
I have been contemplating on either attending the traditional route-University of Central Florida or virual campus-Keiser University...could somebody who have been there: took courses from the institution, whether it is worth the incurred debt, has a good communication-support base-tell me what to expect from this scenario? This would be a first, when it comes to the online or virual campus aspect of futhering my education.
By the way, I understand that the graduate program is no joke or something to take "lightly"; for I would like to be able to apply the taught information to my daily activities-hopefully something promising could come out of this choice of school/degree.
I will be graduating in a few months with a bachelors degree in business admin. with a concentration in finance. Keiser isn't the cheapest but as a working adult juggling family life and school this fits my schedulte.
Prior to this I went to a traditional university and to be honest online courses are much harder. My professors have all been professional and highly credited individuals ranging from CFO's, CPA's, judges, and respectable professors at other colleges. We are given challenging time consuming work with timed exams/tests.
I think it's absurd how people are trying to discredit this school, maybe they couldn't handle their school work. This is an accredited school that offers degrees on many levels. If anyone thinks that any one can go through this school as long as they pay...wrong! You have to keep up with the work especially towards the end of your chosen program. The school work is challenging but that is what you are paying for..an education.
Don't expect to pay cheap tuition and get a degree without hardwork!! Stop bad mouthing the school because the dean and advisors are all helpfull. The only one I can complain about is a financial aid officer named Charlene Griffin. She doesn't do a good job and lacks communication. She is the only aspect that I would complain about the school other than that...Keiser gets a B- (it would be a B+ if it wasn't for Charlene G).