Keiser University Reviews - Associate in Occupational Therapy Assistant

2.65 out of 5 stars
(16 Reviews)
  • Daytona Beach (FL)(and 15 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,208
36% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
44% of 16 students said they would recommend this program to others
Find an Online Degree:
GradReports is supported by advertising. Schools that compensate us advertise via school search results. This does not influence our college rankings or our content.

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Mike - 6/21/2014
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"I love reading these posts, especially the ones that blame Keiser for their problems life, “the teachers don’t teach, the financial aid don’t tell you up front, the Deans don’t listen when I come complaining. That’s why I failed. I Likewise, I bet you deserve credit for thinks like.” I never been to jail, I never missed by child support payments, I never did drugs”. Guess what you’re not supposed too. Funny my teachers teach, I know what the classes cost, because it said so when I looked when I signed the contract, and when I see the Dean’s their really cool. So if you allow me to warn you as well….. BEWARE….Keiser is intense it’s 1 class 5 hrs. a day 5 days a week, every day. That means YOU have to be able to comprehend the material from at least 1 new chapter, every day 5 days a week, and be tested on it-EVERY Friday. Furthermore, once you’re in your core (major) classes, add in an evidence based 7-10 page typed APA paper, plus and a few competencies both due in the beginning of week 3 -EVERY month. Oh, you have to maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA per semester for 1.5 years…that means 1 C for every 3 B’s, or you don’t move on, you move out. We lost about 30% of the class after the 3rd. class because they thought it was more important to show up when it was convenient, check their cell phone every 15 minutes and complain how the work load was unfair, because they had jobs, bill, kids, and problems at home. They thought they deserved more respect as they were special. I can’t believe he won’t give me extra credit, a couple more days to finish my paper or let me take a makeup exams. SORRY, not at Keiser. But most of us not only survived, we excelled. The common thread….We showed up every day, on time & prepared, then we listened to the lecture, took notes went home and studied are butts off, wrote papers and studied some more, and did so every day 7 days a week for 16 months….and most of us had jobs, bills, kids etc. So as they say BEWARE, if you can apply yourself you will graduate, if not don’t waste your money (2K a month) and don’t worry there are plenty of minimum wage jobs available for all of you that think you’re SPECIAL."
2.5 out of 5 stars
K - 6/19/2014
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"The instructors are great! However, the staff including the deans, Finical aid, and program directors are a joke! They don't allow any food or drinks (including water) in the 5 hour long classrooms. The deans try to control the instructors and students and it's affecting the academics. They are very unprofessional and childish. They say they have an open door policy but lie to you when you ask them questions. I would take your money elsewhere."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Raquel - 3/19/2014
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"Keiser University is the most awful, unorganized and unprofessional school I have ever attended. The financial aid office is rude, the bursar's office is extremely rude, not sure why then they are ACCEPTING MY MONEY. Lastly, some of the teaching staff is completely unethical and harassing problems. They try to be smooth and call over speaker phone because they know their school is shady. I WOULD NOT recommend this school to anyone unless you have money you just want to waste. Spoke to an official OT with masters degree and they explained what a joke the school is."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Occupational Therapy Student - 11/12/2013
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"Keiser is a good school. In order to succeed at this school you have to be focused and be ready for a fast paced learning environment. You have to study daily to make sure that you are retaining the information.At this school you are incharge of your own success. You have to have a positive mind set and remove all distractions. The OTA program will have you working and starting your career in no time. You have to be ready to take school seriously and make your education a top priority!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 4/24/2013
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"Lets start off by saying I had no confidence once so ever about myself going to school until I started Keiser. I went to BCC and FIU and barely made it by the skin on my teeth. I have two kids and trying to find a schedule that worked with them was hard until I went to this school. Everyone seems nice at first until you ask for help. I was ONE class away until being placed in my OTA program I became extremely ill to the point that I was hospitalized for two weeks! While I was in my hospital bed I called my school everyday and left my professor emails to let them know what was going on. When I returned to school with doctors notes and actual documation I was told I was dropped from my program! And that I would have to retake my math class and pay for it out of pocket! I came into the deans office in tears showing them that I had been extremely sick and that I tried everything to get in track! I even went as far to bring in my phone records. They completely dismissed me, even my professor spoke up on my behalf and they still acted as if I didn't do enough to please them. After that I lost all faith in that school.. And well going back to school in general. Almost 12,000 dollars down the drain. My advice is to cross this school or should I say "business" off your list. ,/p>"
2.5 out of 5 stars
Diana - 1/23/2013
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"Well i attended Keiser back in Oct of 2010 I thought it was great, small classes once a month. Student services sucked Financial aid ladies none of them knew what they were doing all they seemed too know what shade of pink they decorated there desks with completely incompetent people. The dean looks like shes 22 and also acts like a child you get no where with here. She's also incapable of giving direct answers the books where ridiculously expensive couldn't find on amazon and the classes well wow super super expensive but i got all 2's in the 4 months i was there. I had to stop going for a month because of a trip i was taking and never stated i was dropping my clinical classes where scheduled for may 2011 when i came back from my trip I found that i had been withdrawn from the program without any notice at all. So when i came back from my trip trying to resolve the issue they had moved the waiting time all the way back to may 2013 this happened in 2011. I was so upset i stop going to school and so after a year i went back to my community college Miami dade. I'm really interested in getting back to the occupational therapy program but its the only accredited OTA program remotely close to my home. A previous comment makes a lot of sense though they are graduating so many ota's that by the time i graduate I might have a hard time trying to find employment. So im not really sure what to do but i hope this helps someone."