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

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Jonnika Williams - 5/11/2010
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"I have read everyone’s review. What I don’t understand is why there are so many negative things said about Keiser’s Nursing program director. The program director was an awesome teacher and an incredible director. She is the reason that I stayed at Keiser and graduated. The disgruntled students that want to say that the program director is the reason that they failed well it is simply not true. We are responsible for our own success or failure. You alone are responsible if you did not pass or learn. Another thing , if the program director truly padded grades then you would have graduated with your class . Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I feel confident that no grades were padded. Grades were not given freely as some students may have expected ,they were in fact earned, just as our RN pins were earned on April 23rd. I was never more proud of myself and my fellow classmates than the day the program director pinned us and we became nurses. I stayed up countless nights studying and doing what I had to do to achieve my nursing degree. I was tutored by the program director through out the entire program. She was always available to make sure that I understood the material. I resent the implication that grades were padded I have worked very hard and I am incredibly proud of my accomplishments at Keiser Lakeland"
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Laura - 5/10/2010
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"Yes Keiser is a private school ,but as such the class sizes were incredibly small and the individualizes attention was always available. Did I spend countless hours on my own studying and preparing? well of course I did! It is nursing school for goodness sakes! I maintained a 3.67 GPA.I never failed an ATI exam nor did I fail my NCLEX predictor Exam, in fact I scored in the top 97th percentile in the nation for passing the NCLEX on my first attempt. Not too shabby for a private school! I guess that I must have learned something at Keiser. I feel confident in my abilities to be an effective and efficient part of any health care team. Keiser requires 100% dedication. I am so tired of hearing that Keiser students buy their grades/education when the simple fact is that if I would have been able to buy my grade I could have avoided studying until 3AM every night for the past 18 months.Give me a break!The school is what you make of it and I made the best of it and in return I recieved the best from it. I dedicated myself, kept a positive attitude, and kept my eye on the prize. I am proud of my efforts and proud of my university. Thank you Keiser Lakeland! The nursing student that I went to school with were AMAZING and will truly make a difference in this world..Way to go core 8!"
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Brandi - 5/5/2010
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"For the student that started his/her core class in January I agree with you 100%. It was obvious of the grade padding, specifically that program director. The instructors that were there and one that still is were great instructors. I have no complaints about them. I would have graduated this semester if it was not for the program director. I am one class away from getting my associates degree in Nursing and was told by her "if I didn't have a baby I would have passed and it did not help my grades". I did not struggle one bit through this program only what was expected of a nursing school. I maintained a 3.0 GPA. I know it’s not perfect but I was not a failure. There were many students that would show up late or not at all and kept passing through each semester knowing there grades were not sufficient enough and their attendance sucked. I also attended the tutoring sessions that did not account for much. If you want an education you are totally on your own.I could go on and on. I am seeking legal advice and would advise anyone of not attending this school. Too much time and money spent on this program with nothing to show. P.S. I am a very proud mom!"
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Disenchanted Student - 4/21/2010
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"I took my GE courses online with Keiser and loved it. The instructors were helpful, responsive, and seemed to care, probably because many seem to be teachers or professors at other universities as well.I started my Nursing core classes Jan. 2010. The program director is a nut job! She cannot teach and does not teach from the course material. She pads grades and tells everyone, "No one has ever failed my Fundamentals class". That's true because she, with will add whatever points you need to pass regardless if the work was done. Never mind that you're not getting the education that you're paying exorbitant rates for. The deans and administrators have all the documentation they need to release her for cause, but don't or won't. Instead, good, caring, intelligent instructors are leaving the nursing program because of the actions and attitudes of this director and the administrators who openly allow these things to occur. It's painfully obvious that it's only about the money for them. Unfortunately, it's the students who are then left to fend for themselves if they want to actually learn anything. Keiser's first and only priority is getting your money.Before you begin to think that going to a school that will pass anyone will be easy REMEMBER, they will not be there to take the NCLEX for you. If you can't pass the NCLEX you've wasted years of your life and spent over $30,000 (just for the core) to fail. Keiser refutes the old adage; you get what you pay for. In this case you don't."
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Graduate - 4/21/2010
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"I do not get these negative comments. I had a great experience at Keiser University. I received tutoring when needed the financial aid department helped me every step of the way. They even contacted me when I needed to redo my financial aid. My admissions counselor was there whenever I needed anything. This school even found me a job after graduation."
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Meghan - 10/21/2009
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"I am currently in my second semester of Keiser Orlando's new Nursing Program and think it is absolutely amazing. The class only has approximately 21-24 students which makes learning with one on one time so much easier. We have an AWESOME simulation lab with "dummies" that have heart beats, lung sounds, bowel sounds, as well as a lab stocked with everything you would need in the hospital setting. Our instructors are fantastic. They not only have a minimum of a Master's degree, but they also still work in their field outside of teaching. I have never seen so many devoted educators. They actually care and want you to succeed in class and on the eventual NCLEX. It never seems all about the money with them. I completely recommend this program to anyone who is serious about nursing."
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Student - 9/17/2009
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"I am currently in the general education classes at Keiser University and I will be starting my Core in January. I have not had any problem with the school other than the fact that they charge soooo much. Almost $2000 a class! All the teachers are great and I can say that from experience because I went to Florida Community College at Jacksonville and I did not feel most of the teachers cared. Some of the students seem a little stuck up, I guess that’s because a lot of the students going to the school in Jacksonville are rich. I would recommend the school to anyone that could afford it.P.S. Financial Aid is really helpful, they get most of the students as much money as they can, as a result a lot of the students are paying close to nothing for the classes."
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Scott - 4/13/2009
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"I'm majoring in Radiology and am still in my GE courses, but I like the Melbourne campus due to the fact that this is the only Keiser campus where you only go two days a week. Although, the class is 6 hours long each day. So math can be brutal. All the other campuses are 3 days a week. 2 days a week vs. 3 days a week means I save gas money and time traveled. All the teachers so far have been very helpful and are willing to stay late and one in particular has and is willing to meet you on your days off to help you with their course. I give an "A" to Keiser in Melbourne and an A+ to the teachers.Also, 1st timers, the orientation was friendly and professional. After orientation the core teachers showed you where you would be going to class and were pleasant to deal with at all times."
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Alketa - 9/25/2008
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"I was very upset with the Tampa Campus in Florida. I went there to register for the RT program and I already had my general education courses done. The counselor told me that my GE courses would transfer to their school. A week after they told me I have to retake all the GE in order to get in. If they are regional accredited and my GE courses were done on a regional accredited school why do I have to retake them? They were not helpful to me and that is why I would not recommend this school (at least the one in Tampa) to anyone."
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Sharon - 7/11/2008
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"I went to Keiser University and was amazed with how helpful it was and how time flew past. I got my associates degree in massage therapy and had a great time doing it. I was never a big fan of school but when it came to this I loved every minute of it. Keiser has campuses located all over Florida which was helpful to me. I went to the Pembroke Pines Campus in Pembroke Pines, Florida. For me Keiser was the only choice. There many things I thought I knew but going here taught me everything I really needed to know and corrected the things I thought I knew but didn’t. I now feel comfortable in my field whereas before I definitely did not. I plan to open my own massage therapy business and already have several clients. Keiser University prepared me for that and I could not be more thankful."