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I am an undergrad alum of Keiser and am currently matriculating at an ABA accredited law school. I think it can be reasonably concluded that if Keiser University were (as alleged) an inept, money hungry, degree mill (I love the "you are buying a degree" comment), I would not likely be a semester away from obtaining a Juris Doctor. For prospective students, please do your research and seek advice from reliable sources. Do not be swayed and misled by the disgruntled opinions of bitter (ex) students.
Keiser seemed to be a very good school at the beginning. However, I came across struggling with a class in which I thought retaking on campus I would do better. I personally went in to discuss with a Dean about my issue and I was surprised at his response. To make it short, he basically said you should just settle for a C and does not understand why I would rather get a higher grade, if possible. I also got stuck with paying a whole semester because of someones mistake of not enrolling me in my next online class and everyone at Keiser is basically, pay or you can not continue. Another Dean was suppose to investigate. Time passed and no one called me back. I called to follow-up and found I was withdrawn because of excessive absences when I wasn't even in role in a course. They tricked me good. Their advertisement is false. I had previous issues with not being scheduled for classes I had should have been and had to take it to the principal, who retired months later. If it wasn't one thing it was another.
Is it more costly than other programs...? Yes. But you also dont have the wait to get into nursing programs like many other schools. Financial aide helped me out tremendously and I was able to use veterans benefits. The classes are accelerated which can be difficult if you miss a day. But the teachers and professors were always willing to work with me and I found them very available after hours to answer questions and offer help. This school is not for everyone. You need to be driven and able to keep up with accelerated classes. If you cant you will be left behind. I have seen many people have to repeat a class only to be dropped from their program because they were unable to obtain the grade. Overall. I would give the school 5 stars if it wasn't for the cost. That is my absolute only complaint.
Pros: Very easy classes. Guaranteed A and degree if you go everyday and do what your told. Great school for vets, as tuition is pricey and the VA pays for it. Really NO homework. Tests are simple. Most teachers go over the test answers before you take it. Classes require a paper and a speech which you can just throw together. The worst grade I've seen was a B. Cons: They are a business, so expect to pay. Please keep in mind you are buying a degree. If your like me, then not having the hassle to study like the public universities is a huge plus! Once again, you will get a degree and it is very easy, but the downside is they do base themselves off of reputation, so you will find it a challenge to get credits transferred. Lastly, don't expect to be qualified to go into the field you received a degree in. The good news is you will have Keisers reputation, and they do spend time teaching you how to BS your way into the work place.
I have been at Keiser for over a year and have never been treated so poorly. I have heard that other programs are great but the nursing program is anything but that. There is only 1 teacher that really cares about the students. There is another teacher thay will harass students. She makes sure you will have the worst time there possible. The director is not an advocate for the students, he is aggressive and if you have a complaint he will never be on your side. I will never recommend this school to anyone I know while the nursing program is run this way.
I find it amusing... Keiser recruited me with the promise of "Personalized education." Now, not even one month in, my math instructor has left me, high and dry, refusing to answer emails and messages, regarding instructions on a math homework assignment.... In the end, I went to the local high school and got better instructions from a high school teacher than I've received from my own instructor.... Also, even though our books REQUIRE us to use calculators to simply help expedite the solving of sub equations, in order to solve the major equations, this instructor has refused to allow us to do so, exposing his weak methodology of teaching. And, to make matters more annoying, he has turned a blind eye to those, who he seems to have personal relationships with, that use their calculators to solve entire problems, creating internal, class tensions.... He is new. However, that seems to only expose a weak hiring criteria, here at Keiser, Orlando...
I'd like to say all the negative comments are totally false about the school, I just finished 11/19/15 from Keiser university with a AA in criminal justice and I loved every bit of my experience while at the school. I will say the only complaint I've heard my two years there was mostly the cost of classes, but really what school doesn't cost when you're furthering your education. I will be happily attending my bachelors there and look forward to the 2016-17 year plus my graduation walk in the process. If you're looking for a good school go with Keiser the classes are excelled and you meet a lot of great professors that are more than willing to be a reference for later use on the job application. So with that said go eagles!!! I'm proud of that statement,you'd be too if you stick to and commit to your plan it's all worth it in the end.
Although I have heard good things about Keiser, the physical therapist assistants I have encountered out in the field have been quite cocky and full of themselves. They do not seem too knowledgeable about what they are doing but they have been very nice people. This program is too short and I feel like it does not provide someone with the experience they need to work out in the field..
I am seeing a lot of negative reviews on here about Keiser and it seems like they have been written by students whom either A. Failed out and now blame the school rather than their own lack of effort, or B. Had some sort of issue with financial aid (which isn't fair to give the entire school a negative review). With that being said, the quality of education at Keiser is hit or miss. I had some professors that were very lenient on grading and didn't do a very good job at teaching; however, I have also had some that held high standards and were passionate about teaching. It's important to note that most of their professors also teach at other schools, since the scheduling allows them to-- so a knock on Keiser's professors is also knocking the professors of neighboring institutions. All in all, I have 6 months left before I get by BA and feel like my understanding of business is much greater than what it was prior to my attendance. However, I do wish some of the professors were more strict on grading because I don't want idiots out there in my field representing my institution, thus, facing prejudices myself when attempting to gain employment.
Positives: accelerated program, close to home. Negatives: Costly, NO JOBS, No help from the staff to find a job, Director is only there for herself as is her staff, they all have favorites, program is hard but staff make it harder, NO STAFF is on the same page, clinicals are hours away and they do not care where you live, again NO JOBS, This degree is NOT worth it, GO INTO NURSING!!! TRUST ME