Keiser University Reviews

2.68 out of 5 stars
(274 Reviews)
  • Daytona Beach (FL) (and 15 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,208
42% of 274 students said this degree improved their career prospects
44% of 274 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

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 When it came time to do the internship, they gave her a very very outdated list of doctors or other facilities that they "work" with here in Arizona.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..."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/24/2020
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2021
"I feel as students passed and present we should start a class action lawsuit against these crooks. After reading so many complaints I see that we are all suffering from the same experience. Something shady is definitely going on at this school when it comes to the financial aid department. I feel like every semester my fees change and there is always a new charge and no explanation. I’ve been issued 2 refund checks from Heart Esci on BEHALF of Keiser and was forced to take it to the University because they said it went toward my payments. I’m confused and I feel like we are all being robbed. We need to come together students and start a class action lawsuit so someone can look into what they are doing to us."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Sims - 1/23/2020
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"I went to keiser of Jacksonville between 2015-2017. I obtained my degree but with a cost. My professors were good and make sure we overstood what we learned but now that I have decided to go back to school and do so at a community college I am starting ALLL the way over. FSCJ informed me that they do not accept any of my credits and I will have to redo all my courses over. This should be illegal. We should not be able to get financial aid for the same classes. We should not have to pay twice for the same classes. It feels like I wasted my time and most importantly my money. I am responsible for paying back the loans for credits that are basically useless. I almost cried and everything else being told to me was all a blur. Lost. They need some serious changes"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Cassie - 1/22/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"I am currently in the BSN fast track program at the Fort Lauderdale campus. I have no complaints so far. My teachers are great and very passionate. I’m reading the negative reviews other people wrote and I can’t say I have the same negative things to say. Everyone is going to have their own experience. This school is still accredited and the lab professors are even very knowledgeable as nurse practitioners. I come from broward college’s nursing program and this is by far way more organized with more resources. Yes it is expensive but your paying for tutoring and help available that isn’t always offered at a public school."
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 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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Fang X Max - 11/1/2019
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2020
"This school is a joke. I came here to keiser flagship to obtain a degree and advance myself in my career. This did not happen... My highschool was harder than keiser. At least things in high school were fair. At keiser, if you are an athlete, teachers will falisfy your tests/homework to boost your grade. This is because so many of the athlete are terrible, terrible students. Please know that this is a pay to receive grade school. You won't be educated here."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jason Allen - 10/23/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2021
"The Tallahassee Campus is great! Every teacher is very helpful and financial aid does their jobs very well. This review is mainly about the main campus and stipend request!! I'm a GI Bill student and decided to take out student loans to help with finances. The main campus denies me multiple times and then decides to take money from my account and give me hardly any money. So if you are a Vet like me, don't be surprised if they take money from you as well!! I'm getting ready to transfer!"
1.7 out of 5 stars
Biomed Gurl - 8/21/2019
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019
"Where do I start... I have attended both private and public educational institutes, Lets be real the only thing all colleges and universities want is money. They are money making machines basically and Keiser is not any different. You just have to figure out which one fits your needs. I am currently a student at the Miami Keiser campus attending the Bachelors in Biomedical science program. The classes at Keiser are accelerated and fast paced which is great if you want to graduate quicker but not as good for retaining information and finishing with an idea of what the subject was about. If you attend Keiser you HAVE TO finish with them or else you will be on the same boat as everyone else that writes bad reviews for Keiser University. They are overpriced and quality is not the best. I have a GPA of 3.51 so I would consider myself a good opinion maker on Keiser University. Keiser University sounds like the easier way out to finish a degree but its not they are unorganized and you will come out of pocket in a hefty amount. If you decide to transfer to another university half way into your Bachelors other schools wont take half of your credits from Keiser because they know its an accelerated program and they don't count it. Don't come into Keiser thinking they will assist you with your work schedule either. They don't inform you of the class schedule a few weeks before the next schedule, they will basically post it a week before you have to be in class. So have a very flexible employer. I would advise to attend another reputable college or university regardless of your age and Keiser should only be considered as a last resort. And I mean last resort. Professors are professional and educated, dont have a complain about administration only that they are unorganized, but Keiser university as a whole should be your last resort as an educational institute"
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