Keiser University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (225)
I do not want to come across as angry or belligerent, but I cannot stress enough how EXTREMELY mediocre this university is. The instructors and the administration have no desire to aid students in fully understanding the material and seem to be quite obsessed with the N-Clex. There is no consistency between the material semi-explained in class and the material on which students are tested. Then you have the ATI, which is either pass or fail exam, and there is no class in this subject matter. At the beginning of the semester you are given a book, approximately 5 inches thick, and told to learn it with no further guidance. This school is very quick to accept you, but has no interest in graduating qualified nurses. There is not enough time to filter, process and understand material between exams. Simply, if you have the ability to memorize without comprehending then this is the school for you. Personally, I would dread being in a hospital situation with a Keiser nurse in charge of my care. It is virtually impossible for that person to really know what they are doing unless they've learned only through experience in the workplace and nothing in the classroom.
I've seen so many reviews about Keiser University. Majority of it makes me wonder. Anyway, I'm actually attending the Tampa campus and have been with Keiser for almost a year and I do like it. I'm majoring in csi technology and hoping to go for the bachelor's in forensic science. My professor is very helpful and patient with the students in our class. He definitely has the credentials for teaching our class. When I first talked to the admission counselor she was really helpful and she would talk to me as if I was her best friend. We clicked just like that and I still keep in touch with her whenever I have questions or when I need help with something. Financial aid is also helpful. I stop in to see my fin aid adviser whenever I get the chance so that he's on top of my documents. Obviously you can't just ignore the staff, you have to remind them that you're there and make sure they're doing what you need them to do. If you dont' check up on your status there's going to be mistakes. They are human. I even went to pre registration and they told me that I'm graduating and that I should attend the ceremony. I was skeptical about it at first but I've done my research and Keiser is an accredited school by the Board of Education. You should check it out if you think they aren't. Their medical programs are the most popular. They even offer to help you find a job after you graduate. Of course it's not guaranteed because they're not miracle workers. You have to go out there and do it yourself. These people with these negative comments obviously want things handed to them. The class times work with my work schedule as well. I never though I was able to work full time and also be a full time student. It's amazing. I only go to class Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am - 1pm. The rest of the days I'm either working or off. Their work load depends on the class you're taking too. If you're taking bio for that month obviously there's going to be a lot of information to be taking in. Studying is key to success. You honestly think just going to class and taking tests and just barely passing the tests will help? Even big brand universities don't allow that. You have to study your ass off. The hybrid courses are pretty cool. You pace yourself with online homework when it's given. My professor communicates with us effectively and it's never been an issue with me. I actually transferred from University of South Florida and all of my credits were accepted. I only had to take two gen ed classes before I went into my core classes. I'm extremely excited to go into the bachelor's program. I'm definitely not part of the Keiser staff or anything like that. I'm a real student looking to achieve my dreams. What surprises me also is the amount of students that are there regardless of the negative comments. My class used to only have 6 students, now there's almost 20. I can imagine the popular majors like nursing and radiology. They probably have like 30 students in each class. Anyway if you choose Keiser good for you.
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.
This school is very very and I mean very unprofessional. When I finish school I tried to get my transcript so I could take my Medical Assistant exam they took me through the run around and much more. With that being said I had to call the Fort Lauderdale office on them to get my transcript. If you have to come to this school I would do my research and see what else is out there first. They will also tell you that your school is one amount then when you are almost done they will tell you that you own them more money. This school needs to be investigated.
My experience with Keiser was not the best when it came to the personnel in the front. I attended the Jacksonville, FL branch and things got so bad that I had to report three employees to the school president. I'm not sure if anything was done, but one of them for sure doesn't work there anymore. The business side of that branch is so unorganized and very unprofessional. Many of my classmates had complaints with most of them dealing with screwed up paperwork or disrespect.The professors in my core classes were my favorite. The classes were small and intimate, also you really got to learn a lot about your professors, which allowed me to be comfortable. Overall, the school and coursework was easy to get through, but if you are looking for a QUALITY EDUCATION go to a traditional college.
DONT COME TO THIS SCHOOL!!!! THE INSTRUTORS ARE GOOD BUT THE FRONT OFFICE WITH THE FINANCIAL AID IS SO UNPROFESSONIAL !! HERE I WAS A GOOD STUDENT MAKING GOOD GRADES AND THEY ALWAYS WOULD END MY CLASS !!! THEY ARE TOO QUICK TO PRESS THE BUTTON OR TELL YOU .YOU CANT CONTINUE THIS CLASS WITHOUT A PAYMENT. IM LIKE KEISER REALLY .. YALL JUST ALL ABOUT MONEY THIS AND MONEY THAT ! THATS WHY THEIR GRADUATION PERCENT RATE WENT FROM A 80 % TO A 50% GET REAL!!! FINANCIAL AID REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE THEY DONT SEE THAT YOUR TRYING TO MAKE PAYMENTS ..THEY DONT CARE AND ANOTHER THING THAT I HATE SO MUCH ABOUT THIS SCHOOL IS THEIR LACK OF RESPONDANCE!!! WHEN I CALL OR SEND AN EMAIL I DONT GET NO RESPONSE UNTIL AFTER I GOT KICK OUT OF MY CLASS!!! AND THE FRONT DESK ALWAYS SAY OH .THEY END WITH ANOTHER STUDENT BUT WHEN YOUR ON CAMPUS THEY DONT BE DOING ANYTHING BUT SITTING DOWN ON THEIR BEHINDS AN EMAIL EACH OTHER ABOUT LUNCH!!! NOT A GOOD LOOK KEISER ESPECIALLY FOR OUT OF STATES STUDENTS!! GO TO DAYTONA STATE OR SOME WHERE ELSE NOT HERE !!!
2008 I marched into Keiser University seeking a new direction for my life. Unfortunately, life as I knew it flipped upside down and inside out.That did not stop me from pursuing my destiny. The professors were genuinely interested in my success. Yes, there was one professor I did not in particularly care for, but by that time I was at home in the learning environment and everyone celebrated me every step of the way. It was a far cry from the hole I was in were folks tolerated my presence.I felt like I belonged. Having the opportunity to study and occupy my mind and force my intellectual capacity to stretch was therapeutic. Thank God for Keiser. Whatever you put in is what you will get out. The rush to get to class on time, making time to study on line, all of that mingled with the responsibility of being a proud parent, as well as, other community obligations. Today I feel accomplished, I owe no one BUT God. No one can take this away from me. This is MINE!!! I celebrate myself. Thank you Keiser University, despite the fact that someone that was very close to discouraged me by discrediting the accreditation of the university.I am a proud Alumni.
STAY AWAY!!! If your a VETERAN STAY FAR away, you are just a number nothing more or nothing less it's all about the MONEY at keiser university.... You have been warned
The Radiologic Technology Program at Keiser University is excellent! It is rigorous and and it allowed us to challenged in ways that nurtured critical thinking, problem solving, and technical competence. While the faculty was very nice and accessible to every student, they did not diminish the standards of the profession at any time. I always thought it was unfair of my fellow classmates to say they "earned" their As and Bs, but were "given their Cs and Ds. To the student who spoke about their radiography program... if you had wanted a C then you should have given another 2 tenths of a percentage points of effort to get your C. Which, by the way, is the minimum to continue in the program....not the goal! Also, there is another hint about the lameness of the student wrote about the RT program. That student did not even use the correct terminology for the profession...something that is learned in the first week of the first class of the program. The RT student studies to become a radiologic technologist NOT a radiologic technician.... Idiot! No wonder you failed!
I hesitate whether or not to recommend the school based on price alone. 10 yrs. later I think I have a better perspective on my education. There was no social element to the experience at all (which was fine with me as an older student going back to school for a second degree). The focus is on the education. The class-rm education; the instruction itself, was excellent. I was well prepared to pass the boards upon graduation. I'm not as gung-ho on the clinical experience...What I could do, in clinicals, was restricted to things that we had already gone over in class and while that may sound reasonable it kept me a little behind students from the other schools in the practical skills area. I cought up. I was employed right away and am still working full time in radiology at a hospital. My main negative is the cost...I am still paying off student loans 10yrs later. Other schools graduate tech's as qualified as I and for a fraction of the cost...If I had to do it over, I would have gone to a public school. It would have taken me a little longer and I may not have scored as high on the registry but it would have been a better choice financially.