Keiser University Reviews - Occupational Therapy Assistant

2.65 out of 5 stars
(18 Reviews)
  • Daytona Beach (FL)(and 15 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,208
31% of 18 students said this degree improved their career prospects
39% of 18 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.1 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/8/2020
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"No time to focus on the actual material. Writing research papers every week, writing discussions, student replies, power points, etc. Learning an entire book in one month time only before moving on to the next class. Teachers are horrible, just reading quickly through slide shows."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Kimberly - 1/17/2020
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"A joke does not suffice how horrible and HORRENDOUS this school is. From The staff to the financial aid department people working here are imbeciles. They hire high pitched people for the advisement (recruiters ) who sound like they've been drinking coffee or on cocaine providing false hope and 30,000 forms to sign in one day giving you no space to think and breath. Then they take you to the financial aid office where they have a horrible attitude or just look so depress, no experience in the field, all they know is "please sign here and here" without any explanation on what your signing. And if your like me you READ EVERYTHING IN THAT OFFICE BEFORE SIGNING! But but the man who was assigned to me kept rushing me.. I should of seen the sign then... That's not even the worst part.. The main teacher for OTA "Coach" doesn't even have a freaking teaching degree!!! She was in the field for a few yrs and came back to the school I guess looking for the job and I guess they just hired her ..so she just reads from the book and talk about her experience in the field. you would think you would get the highest education from a private school that is charging you $40,000-$60,000 for a 1yr and half program . YEA RIGHT, Furniture in the class room looks like its from my grandmothers 1989 wedding but yet all the admin and adviser office is up to date and remolded but our classroom tables are so small and narrow my books fall off at times. Last but not least I failed Kinesiology by one point! (%69) and could not go to the next course, that was in 2018 and I waited a yr to go back (2020)due to some family issues now these people who already charged me $10,000 FOR 3 STUPID MONTHS (Not including books or uniform) are telling me I need to start from intro.. I think freaking NOT never missed a day of class, still worked FULL TIME at a fertility clinic, turned in all my assignments on time, paying additionally $600 school fee on top of the $10,000 student loan that was used for 3 months and your telling me I need to start from scratch! what a SHAME! last but not least THEY HAVE FAVORITES and they show it with no shame. I want this school to be brought to LIGHT! do not go here PLEASE!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Judy hook - 7/19/2019
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2021
"I attend Keiser university, Pembroke Pines campus for the occupational therapy Assistant program. So far the staff have been nothing but amazing and my teachers are fantastic, especially my psychology teacher Adriana Repaci. Yes the school is intense and you have to pay attention and work at a fast pace, but isn’t that why we go to college? To push ourselves to be ready for a competitive work environment! If working at a fast pace and having to pay attention in class isn’t for you, then I suggest you try a community college or fast food!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Former student - 11/16/2018
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"Veterans and non veterans, go to a community/state college. Do not waste your time with Keiser University. The instructors are very unprofessional. The instructor should be there to help you but they turn out to be the biggest bullies and so is the administration because they will not back you up, hence $$$ thats all they see. The curriculum is very fast pace and if you fail a class it takes months for you to get into the next one. They are in the business to make money so dont kid yourself into thinking they care. Your GI Bill will be all gone in a flash, they love GIs for that. If you want a proper education go to one of the schools I mentioned above, youll get more for your money and still left over. They will suck your money right out of you. Keiser is an expensive school that is not worth your time. Im warning my fellow comrades and non military as well. Take the advice and you will not be disappointed. I cant believe this school is operational."
1.1 out of 5 stars
OT - 3/29/2018
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"First of all, the lady that teaches Kinesiology is unqualified...She does not even have a Masters. She does not like questions, her power points are horrible, and her exams are filled with so many mistakes. She has favorites especially those that do not question her because quite honestly they do no know any better. She is abrasive and the open door policy with her is false. She speaks horribly about other students with other students and we hear back. Please have someone more qualified because she is not. People make sacrifices and this school is not cheap. Subsequently, this class does not have an accompanying lab. They have a lot of stupid papers which is such a waste of time. Now I know why no one takes Keiser seriously."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Christerle Nounoute - 3/19/2018
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"Keiser University is definitely a school that I would recommend to others. Although it is a private school, which many seem to frown upon, it is actually pretty good. They only do one class at a time, and you always finish that class in one month. Then you never have to go back again. It's just nice to know that you can concentrate on one subject at a time and don't have to juggle between classes. They still count semesters just like everyone, and you still get at least 4 classes each semester, it just makes it more simple."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brandy - 11/14/2017
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"Keiser is a great school! The professors are amazing! The school atmosphere is very supportive to each students success. The student services department is wonderful. Professor Brunson is a great mentor and resource for every student she meets! Great school!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Paige - 11/14/2017
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"The school is great and the faculty is awesome. I love how cozy the school is. It makes it nice to come here, feels like family. Dr. Chapman was so great in all of our classes. We held study groups once a week to go over everything in class to make sure that everyone had everything down."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Current student - 6/13/2016
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"The worst possible college you can go to! I am currently enrolled. Started major classes as ota few months ago, this school doesn't offer you any extra help amd you pay 2200 per class not including text books. You email professors they barely ever respond. You have to depend on classmates for help because the professors they hire lie( wish I can show proof now but I will once I will win the lawsuit I plan to take) the professors don't care about you or the fact you need help all they care about is $$$ in the pocketbook"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/2/2014
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 0
"Tampa: I at first liked this college until I failed out of the program needing two more classes to complete the course. This school is a fast paced school meaning you take one month classes and you have to learn an entire book within that month. You have to learn up to 10 chapters the first 2 weeks with a midterm, presentations, and research papers. I wanted to get out of the program going into the second class. I was told that I could do it so I kept on. I again tried to get out on the 3rd class. Again I was told I could do this. I know myself and knew that I could not handle a fast paced program. I eventually made it far but it came with a cost. My health was bad. I wasn't sleeping much, I fell into depressions, and I was always sick with asthma. Still the director kept pushing me forward telling me that this was meant for me. Well she was wrong. I have no problem with my failure. My issue is with the staff of Keiser university who have nothing but incompetent fools working there. When I failed my class I did not show up the next day. I emailed the director telling her why I could not make it that day. She never responded to my email. I then went to school the following day to sign off from the school. I asked the Dean if I would owe any money to the school because I was using my husbands VA. She said no but to check with the VA office in that school. I went to speak with the man there and he said I would not owe the VA or the school any money. Christmas comes around and I get billed $3000. I failed the program in October. I go back when the school reopens after the holidays to ask about that. I emailed the Dean before that to which he never responded back. The billing lady checked for me and she said "oh the balance was taken off." I believed her and went home. Months pass and I get a call from a collections agency that I owe 3k to Keiser. I don't know whats going on so AGAIN I go back to this college. No one knew what the hell was going on. Eventually I was told that the reason why I owe Keiser was because they had to pay the VA back the money that the VA paid for my last class. So in other words Keiser lost money so they go after me. My next question to them is why was I not notified about this balance. First they tell me I don't owe, then they tell me I do, then they tell me my balance was taken off and now this? I would have been able to set a plan with this school a long time ago but no, they didn't notify me and they send my balance to the collectors who have been harassing me telling me to pay $300 right away after knowing that my husband lost his job as well as I because we were moving to Texas and could not pay that amount. The billing lady supposedly tried to get me out of collections and all she could say was sorry you have to pay through them now. I talked to the Dean yet again and nothing was done. So to them its not their problem after they put me through all that crap and all those run arounds. Great job Keiser University. You need to hire more competent people here. I wish I could talk to the president but no one seems to want to help me contact him. So NO I don't recommend this college. Try other Keiser schools but not the one in Tampa."
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