Student & Graduate Reviews
orlando campus - 1/8/2019
Graduation Year: 2018
"PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!! i am a just graduated high school student that has chosen to attend keiser in hopes of achieving a masters degree and becoming a nurse practitioner. THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE!!!! the first problem was with financial aid. my mom started the process of getting everything paid for and ready a year before i was suppose to attend, fast forward, we are now a month before fall semester starts and they say they cant find any of my papers and that i wont be able to attend school unless they have my papers. so once they made my mom take time off of work to resend all of my papers that they lost they told us that it would be smart for my parents to take out a parent plus loan to cover the extra little amount that is not covered by my scholarships, and whatever money is left over from that i will be getting back, they told me that i should be expecting around $1000-2000 back during the month of october..... the month of october came and went and there was no money credited to my blackboard account. so i went in to talk to someone and they gave me every excuse they could possibly come up with every single week until the month of december when we were about to go on winter break. turns out. they pay your tuition with your loans first and then your scholarships and then whatever money you have left over from your scholarship ends up going to another student.......... please reread that and make sure you fully understand how poor their communication skills are...THIS IS A FOR PROFIT SCHOOL WHICH MEANS THEY WILL DO ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO S**** YOU IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY OUT OF EVERY LAST PENNY YOU HAVE!!!! the nursing director when i went to go talk to her didnt even know what her own program entailed and on top of no one communicating with each other you are treated like a child. the dress code is absolutely ridiculious as well as their reason behind having one. i should not be paying $2000 per class and still being told what i can and can not wear like a highschool student. that is absolutely absurd. and anyone who still decides to go here after reading this is absolutely insane. i would rather be in debt over student loans than in this unorganized facility. OH!!! almost forgot to mention.... they bad mouth every other college they possibly can to make you think youve made the right decision, sort of like a toxic relationship... tearing down everything around you so that you feel lucky that they accepted you when actually theyre ruining you."
Danielle - 1/8/2019
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"Do not go here! I couldnt find anywhere else to write a review. Coming into Keiser straight out of high school, my plan was to obtain my associates degree and be able to work and continue my education. I chose medical assisting. Yes, I do have a degree as an MA, but going to keiser has made my life EXTREMELY hard. I was upfront with the administration and told them after I obtain this degree I plan on transferring to another university to obtain a nursing degree. The staff let me know that the school does have a nursing school, but Ive read reviews and that wasnt going to happen. I talked with both schools, keiser and the one I would be transferring to, and they said they accepted credits. Well, Keiser decided to change the way they code their classes and my new school, which I am at now, cannot accept more than HALF of my credits and are requiring me to retake classes/take extra classes. All because keiser decided to change the way they code their classes. Not only that, but because KU changed and my new school does not accept more than half of my credits, my GPA went down. I graduated from KU with a 3.7 GPA and now my GPA is a 3.0 and I have to work to bring it up again because you have to have at least a 3.5 to be considered for the nursing program. I have had to jump through hoops, when I called to question the change I never heard back from anyone. Nobody returns emails or phone calls, and if you come in to try and talk to someone in person, they just left. It costs LESS money for me to attend an out of state school than it did to attend Keiser. Do yourself a favor and save yourself from headache and frustration, choose a different school. They will tell you how great the programs are but they teach you the bare minimum and once they have your money they do not care."
RN Student - 12/21/2018
Graduation Year: 2019
"Please DO take into consideration others' comments. I could not find a place to write a review, but I will at least post here. Coming into this program, I had close to a 4.0. I am a hard-working student and very dedicated to becoming a good nurse. Therefore, I put in 100+ hours a week to this program for the last four moths completing 6 classes and a 12.5 hour clinical each week. This program is very new at the Ft. Myers campus, so obviously we (all the students) expected a few bumps along the way. This program has some major issues, which directors and "higher ups" refuse to fix for incoming students to make the program successful. Instructors see that this is only a "money making" school and a few of them left during/right after the first semester. This school honestly could care less about making you a good nurse who can help save lives and knit picks on the craziest of things in papers and assignments. Can you do a 300 + point head to toe physical assessment? Yes! Do you have clinical instructors and nurses giving endless complements on patient care and attention to detail? Yes! But, you just cannot get the subjective APA formatting that varies by instructors discretion, so we are going to charge you another $3,200 to take the class over. I will be going elsewhere to continue my nursing education because this school is not professional. Our cohort started with 15 people. Several dropped because of one class. Over half of the others must repeat a class because of APA formatting. And society wonders why there is a nursing shortage, its because of programs like this. The teacher of our problem class does not understand the material she tests over, rationales for questions we ask are started with "probably" instead of explaining the material. She cannot explain it because she doesn't understand it herself. I asked for help or more resources to study or learn the material all semester only to have eye rolls and judgmental attitudes because I ask questions about the material she doesnt understand the answers to. At the end of the semester she said that the number of students having to retake the course had no reflect on her teaching or grading abilities. THEY COULD CARE LESS!!! PLEASE, I am begging anyone who is considering this program, EVERYONE in my class/cohort has had problems here and I am sure you will not be an exception. Now, as I am trying to leave they are saying their computer system screwed up and I owe them extra money. PLEASE consider other options before letting this place take your money and give you nothing in return. Trust me, better schools do exist that teach you how to be a good nurse and not just take your money and feed you to the wolves."
Ruddy - 12/14/2018
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2018
"When your balance is 0at the bursars office, and you have a credit on the school because you overpaid the school will come up with made up bills so you wont get your money back they will take the money back from military student scholarship and if the va overpaid the school they will make you the student pay for it so Keiser wont have to return not a penny to anyone"
Wiseline - 12/11/2018
Graduation Year: 2016
"STAY AWAY FROM KEISER UNIVERSITY!!! I attended Keiser University (West Palm Beach) campus back in 2015-2016 and that was the biggest mistake I ever made. The only two good things about this school were the professors and one class per month. I received a check from Keiser at the end of the school year, I still have the voicemail from one of the lady from the Bursar's office that called me to verified my address because the check had returned back to them due to bad address. I got the check and I thought it was left over money from mine student loans, so I used it to caught up on bills. A month later I found out that I have to pay back the money because the money was for my last class with them. Two years later, they are still holding on to my transcript until I pay them $1,700 which I already paid $400.00 towards. The manager at the Ft. Lauderdale campus is blaming me for cashing the check, saying that I sholud have returned the check back to them. I feel like they screwed up and need to own up to their mistakes and waive the amount and give me mine transcript. I DO NOT recommend Keiser University to anyone. Save yourself the headache and go to South University, for the same amount of money you can graduate with a bachelor degree at South University."
Stay away - 12/6/2018
Graduation Year: 2015
"Stay away and spend your GI Bill elsewhere. So many hidden regulations and half your day spent on campus is at the financial aid office because they want $$$. Then you get back to class only to realize you missed half of it and no notes or handouts are provided for the schools negligence. Btw way overpriced for what you get!!"
Former student - 11/16/2018
Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"Veterans and non veterans, go to a community/state college. Do not waste your time with Keiser University. The instructors are very unprofessional. The instructor should be there to help you but they turn out to be the biggest bullies and so is the administration because they will not back you up, hence $$$ thats all they see. The curriculum is very fast pace and if you fail a class it takes months for you to get into the next one. They are in the business to make money so dont kid yourself into thinking they care. Your GI Bill will be all gone in a flash, they love GIs for that. If you want a proper education go to one of the schools I mentioned above, youll get more for your money and still left over. They will suck your money right out of you. Keiser is an expensive school that is not worth your time. Im warning my fellow comrades and non military as well. Take the advice and you will not be disappointed. I cant believe this school is operational."
Cassandra - 11/11/2018
Graduation Year: 2013
"I went to the Orlando campus from 2011 through 2013. Mrs. G, was by far the worst instructor I ever had, but other than her inability to teach in a classroom setting and ridiculous exams, the school was great! Mrs. S, is the best! It is definitely expensive, but it's faster than taking 5 million unnecessary prerequisites and wasting 4 years (plus waiting lists) on a public university, so you can start working faster."
Student - 8/23/2018
Graduation Year: 2022
"I want to become a nurse I went to keiser to inquire was told its an awesome program. Before obtaining information about the program I was told I have to be registered for classes & be an enrolled student. I did exactly that I was given a schedule then I went to financial aid on my schedule I had only 2 classes to take financial aid explained the payment was for the program come to find out they are now charging me $4300 for two classes absolutely outrageous. I cant understand how they can do this & how can it be legal for a school to charge so much."
Military Veteran - 7/14/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"Do not go to this School. I when to Keiser in 2011 for a few semesters. While there I decided to join the military in 2012 , I looked at the drop deadlines before I decided to withdraw from the Orlando Campus. I was still within the time to withdraw. I withdrew for the school and signed the paperwork and state the reason and joining the military. The employee who helped me told me, I has good and do not own any money. So 4 years later after my military duty, I try to get my transcripts so I can attend another school, Keiser University tells me I own $8k. I asked why it was never reported on my credit since I keep track, the response I got was that I got lucky. Not true, I had the paperwork to prove I withdrew 4 yrs ago if they would have reported back in 2012. And my student report is also missing the paperwork too. Yet the college reported to my student loans that I graduated from there. DO NOT GO TO KEISER UNIVERSITY."
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