Keiser University Reviews

2.63 out of 5 stars
(281 Reviews)
  • Daytona Beach (FL) (and 15 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,208
42% of 281 students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of 281 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
dz5490 - 9/22/2020
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2021
"The Orlando campus is highly unorganized. Multiple times submitting the same financial aid documents over and over again. I had started the process at Keiser ensuring them that I wanted to apply for the January 2021 accelerated nursing cohort. My advisor had me right on track & said that she would be reaching out to me by Oct 2020 to help me finish my application process. I have not heard anything further about applying for the nursing program, so instead I had decided to call myself about deadlines (Sept 2020). I had already completed the TEAS and was promised that my score met criteria, without hardly studying for it. The website says a 67 is a requirement. My admissions advisor assured me that I was legit. Now, turns out the TEAS requirement is higher than advertised and assured by my admissions representative. My GPA is also looking pretty good. So, now it turns out that the nursing program is full and no seats available Jan 2021. I am currently looking to transfer out and find a school that won’t waste my time. I also want to say, I quit my job with high hopes of the January 2021cohort. The run around at this school is unprofessional. There were so many red flags from the start."
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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
DeansList - 8/13/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Oh my goodness. I’m two weeks away from graduating from KU with my ADN. I have not failed one course. I’ve been on the Deans list. I’ve dedicated 4-6 hours daily to my studies and I’m going to pass my NCLEX no problem because I put forth the effort and I taught myself, which is really what all colleges are about. So lectures can be insightful but you really have to do a lot of self study, especially in nursing. The professors are hard on you. Sometimes ruthlessly hard. Sometimes needlessly hard, but from my viewpoint a lot of it is because some of these students want the entire world handed to them! I’m an older student and I definitely see this behavior consistently. What is disheartening is when a student who is always on top of their game comes to a professor for guidance and is met by a complete wall. Like am I not making your job easier? Also the clinical instructors! I had one that made me want to throw up every time I went to clinical because she was so scary and ruthless. Perhaps I was just too timid but man. She made you never want to mess up a moment in your life. I really would have liked it if we would have had at least one super hands on clinical instructor that was more of a preceptor. Like take their students under their wings and show them things. Like this is what a stage IV looks (and smells omg) like, this is the treatment, these are the nursing interventions and rationales etc. I don’t want to be afraid to make mistakes. I want to be confident. Thank goodness for good hospitals that love their nursing students because I had to find my own way in clinical. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty, unless your clinical instructor is mean. Then find your way without them if possible. Being a COVID student online is tough. Being bombarded with 9,426 assignments and then being told that we have to be flexible and tests are on these days but then they change after you already make your work schedule is nonsense. They will tell you that they are flexible. They are absolutely not flexible. At all. I’m fortunate that my job wants me as an RN there because they wouldn’t put up with this last minute rescheduling crap for just anyone. Basically-if you want to pass you had better work for it, and do not expect this school to be flexible even though the advisors will tell you it is to get you to sign up. It isn’t flexible. It isn’t easy. Put in the work or be prepared to fail."
2.0 out of 5 stars
TheyDontCareAboutYou - 7/14/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"Extremely disappointed with the Pembroke Pines, FL campus BSN program. There are a couple professors so far in the two semesters I’ve been in attendance that seem to care; however you will be met with entitled attitude most of the way. This is coming from a A student in spite of the lack of actual education I have received. You will have professors who are glaringly incompetent in the area they are supposed to be teaching and who have obviously made no attempt to inform themselves prior to the scheduled lecture, yet as a student are expected to be prepared 150% of the time. You will need to check and recheck your tests as this same professor consistently has wrong answers on the tests and your grades will constantly need to be adjusted. You will have no grades in some classes despite turning in work each week. You will have no idea where you actually stand. This program costs about $13,000 EACH SEMESTER, you would expect to be receiving service that reflected the same. You will be ignored, belittled and met with disrespect while being nothing but respectful to the nursing staff. Administration has been approached about all of these issues and advised they would absolutely address, over a month later and nothing has been addressed. The way you are treated as as a paying customer is abhorrent. I am stuck here, credits from any nursing program do not transfer to another. Do better than I did, do better for yourself. You deserve to be treated with respect. You will not find that here."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Kathryn Cross - 7/8/2020
Degree: Sonography
Graduation Year: 2020
"I do NOT recommend this school. I was supposed to graduate from the DMS program May 1st, but was delayed due to the Coronavirus. Our class was pulled out of the clinical environment twice now and they have not made a decision to graduate us. Other schools in Florida have waived the hours requirement and everyone has graduated on time except Keiser. I have completed all of my boards, and have a job lined up but can’t start because I’m waiting on the deans to make a decision. I am only shy 32.5 hours which I could’ve completed this week if they hadn’t pulled us out to make room for the class behind us. At this point I am not making an income and I have to plan to move 1700 miles away. This is affecting my livelihood and I can’t even make any plans. We are sitting in a holding pattern and they do not care. This is something they should have been able to decide months ago instead of keeping us in the dark."
3.0 out of 5 stars
StudentVet06 - 7/8/2020
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2021
"I have been a student at Keiser University Jacksonville campus for almost a year now. I'm in my mid 30's, so it's been a while since I was in school. I was attracted to Keiser University because they offered 1 class at a time enrollment. My experience so far education wise has been good. The instructors know what they are talking about, the information they teach is current and presented in a way that is easy to understand. The class sizes are small and if you need any help your instructor is only an email away, or you can even talk to them in person. I have not had any issues with instructors. The biggest issue with Keiser University is the standard for admissions is very low. If you're breathing, you can get admitted into Keiser University. This becomes an issue because every class that I've taken requires some form of group activity. One of the requirements for their "Hybrid" classes is online discussion posts. Part of your grade will be replying to another students discussion post. My last class, almost every single post was a copy and paste answer taken from another easily found web site. One post was literally just a link to a web site. And now you are expected to reply to these, and if you don't then points are taken off your grade. You will be in class with a lot of other students that honestly should not be there. They want the degree, but they really don't want to actually put in the work to get it. I'm not saying every student is like this, but it unfortunately makes up the majority. This has been my experience so far, yours may be different. If I was to do it over again I would pick a school that has a little higher standard for acceptance to get in."
1.1 out of 5 stars
A.S - 6/13/2020
Degree: Sonography
Graduation Year: 2021
"I went to Keiser's Ft. Lauderdale campus for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The whole admissions process was very rushed and I should have stopped to take time and think it over. But I thought, its accredited and close to my home so why not? Big mistake. You take one class a month, each class lasting one month. Not a problem for the basics like math and literature but I am now taking Anatomy and Physiology 1 and this class is a joke! It's a 4 week cram course, there's no way to genuinely learn and absorb the amount of information required to learn about the human body in this time. To give you an idea, my week 1 assignments are 5 chapters, 2 of them being about cell function and genetics! Week 2 we jump straight into learning about the skeletal system, week 3 the joints and muscular system, week 4 the endocrine system and male/female reproductive systems. Im honestly shocked at how rushed it is. One week to learn the entire skeletal system??? There are over 200 bones in the body. The next week there is no review or integration of what we've learned. Each week we have at least 4 chapters of reading. Each one of those chapters would take minimum of one week to flesh out and truly learn. This is a joke and i feel like I've wasted my money here and even worse, my time. I am planning on transferring to a better school where they will actually give me the time to learn. They are simply racing through and glossing past these very complex and important concepts and information and its unacceptable. I cannot express enough how unethical it is to pass this off as an actual class. The quality of the education you receive here is very low, at least from mybexperience in their medical courses. Avoid this school like the plague, it is also crazy expensive!!"
1.5 out of 5 stars
Travis B Link - 5/2/2020
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"My wife was extremely excited to go to school for medical assisting. She researched online schools and found Keiser. I'm sure they were honest with her (legally speaking), but not entirely straightforward. She did online courses for a year and some change. One night per week with a professor for about 1.5 hours. When it came time to do the internship, they gave her a very very outdated list of doctors or other facilities that they "work" with here in Arizona. Nada....Not one doctor on the list was still in the same practice and/or worked with interns. My wife is 3 years new to this country and does not know anybody to find an available internship. We literally went into the phone book and called any doctors we could find. Long story short, without internship, she couldn't continue the M/A program. Admissions told my wife she could pause schooling (with additional fee), to seek internship or she could change her Major to Medical Billing and Coding. With all the rejections for internship, we felt changing was most prudent. She of course didn't like Billing and Coding, nor did she really learn much about it. She has her diploma (costing $20,000ish of course) and it is a useless piece of paper. She will never work in the field. In fact, she works now for Amazon. One of her coworkers is ten year veteran medical coding and billing specialist that can't find work in that field. We're now on the hook for a lot of money, but what is worse, this experience extinguished the fire in my wife and soured her to the whole educational experience. Somebody else had in mind class action lawsuit...I'm on board."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sienna Kennedy - 3/16/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"My husband works for Keiser University's Fort Lauderdale campus. We are on the verge of a national lock-down during the Coronavirus pandemic. Although FIU, Miami Dade, UM and Broward College have asked employees to work from home, my husband received a group text on Sunday from his boss that they are expected to come to work and that if they stay home, it will go towards their PTO. He works in an open office environment. He can easily work from home. We have our 85 year old mother who has diabetes, heart disease can COPD. Keiser University's behavior in this crisis is DISGUSTING - putting profit ahead of people."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jason - 2/4/2020
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2021
"I'll be honest, before coming to Keiser I read multiples reviews. I noticed there was a lot more bad than good. After one semester I now understand why. Keiser University will do what they can in order to keep you here as long a possible, and take your money. They messed up my class schedule "by accident" because a lot of people here don't know how to do their job properly. This being said my graduation year got pushed back, and I also have to pay out of pocket for classes I should have already been enrolled in. I decided to give this school a chance, but now I am lost due to the financial part of all these classes I now have to pay for out of pocket. I'm really thinking about finishing my degree somewhere else, or dropping out. I guess you can say it was worth my time and money..."