Keiser University eCampus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (73)
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).
I have asked Keiser University for information on the program I am interested in. I cannot understand why they wouldn't send me the info requested when they have my email and home add. Instead, they annoy me with calls. And this crazy school add is linked with another add from another school which I didn't even contact but appeared right away on my screen. Now both schools (keiser and virginia ) calls my home phone like crazy! at least 3 times a day even on sunday!
To those who are searching for schools, never give out your number. And I always believe that a school that aggressively chases your pocket is not a good school (or else it will be you chasing them).
I attended Keiser back in 2004. Initially going in 2003 to check out my options, I let the councelor know I was not ready because of money and living situations. He persued me and finally I gave in. I was told that the pell grant I got and the loan covered my Tuition. I was told a computer was part of the tuition and given a estimated tuiton and expenses paper and the computer was not on there.
I only attended three classes and unfortunately I had to quit. I was not educated on this subject and when I finally was in a better position found Keiser was trying to charge me $2500 for this computer. I dont even know if I received this computer as it was a very crazy time for me, but I do know that the proof they gave me was a letter I supposibly signed at the end of the last class, stating I would return the computer if I didnt graduate. Why wasnt this signed during enrollment, on the Tuition estimate and why was this computer $2500. How is it that I am signing a loan paper, basically with Keiser? Then in 2005 I get a letter stating I could pay Keiser $700 and be clear of debt.
I am sorry if you dont understand me but I feel they put me in a worse situation than I already was. Maybe they should of said come back when your more settled.
I am quite amazed at a few of these reviews posted. Keiser University employs professionals such as Attorneys, Judges, and FBI Agents which I have had as Professors. My Professors have all had experiences within the Legal / Criminal Justice Department. When I had struggled in past classes, my professors were eager to help me even providing a home phone number to their residence to help me succeed.
Keiser is expensive, but you are paying for a private education by well qualified professionals with law firms and court rooms. I've been with Keiser for almost six years. I am amazed at the reviews. Keiser is not a bad school at all. Keiser is accredited even Stetson University of Law accepts their degrees!!!
Any time I have an issue with my classes, the Deans have been very quick to help me in any way for my future success. I am just shocked to read some of these reviews!!! Keiser is very professional school. I've ran into a few bumbs in the road such as not getting books in on time as an e-student, and I will have you know they have shipped it to me overnight for free. They really take care of their students.
I am so shocked to read about a few of the listings as "rip off" and "expensive". Keiser is not a "rip off", and they have many well qualified professionals to really assist you in class. "Expensive"? Keiser is a private school, and you're paying for the opportunity to work on your time. I have grown as a person and professional. Life has a bumbs in it's road, and you will hit a few of them in your lifetime. It's how you handle the situation as it reflects on your character.
I am just so shocked to read these reviews. I hope this does not discourage future students, and I am thankful you have taken the opportunity to seek reviews. I hope this review helps you within your academic choices. Just so you know Keiser is recognized under the Department of Education, and it's one of the few online school accredited!! When you choose an online school, you want to seek their type of accredation as it's the same as your local university. Good Luck to all.