Rasmussen College Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,935
36% of 176 students said this degree improved their career prospects
33% of 176 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Gg
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Let’s just say that for PN3 our last big nursing class our final was 100 questions and the day before our exam they were like jk it’s actually 150 questions.. When asked the Professor why, she said it was something that the higher ups did, I am guessing from Florida because that’s who always decides everything.. Not only that but they focus so much on ATIs!! Why!! When we have course lectures as well.. On our last quarter we take PN3, role and scope, and capstone.. Not only that but Capstone made us retake all previous proctored ATIs and have to level up every single one.. Right before we take 3 proctors in capstone alone so overall 11.. Do you know how hard it is to study all that?? On top of the two other classes that have regular lecture exams? I actually felt bad for the Professors as well. Too nice and the higher ups demanding. Also, everything was based on the Florida students.. Why..?? If Florida does bad why do IL students have to suffer? Not fair at all."
Me
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Wow I don’t know where to start. Should I blame myself for choosing a school with a accelerated nursing program? Sure why not. I’ll blame myself for not getting good enough grades for ucf, fair to me. However, will I blame myself for professors lying, deans playing favorite, 3 week email replies, different rubrics for each class and then the rubrics changing during finals when instructors are told to change their rubric? No way. This is such a bad school I can’t even describe it. They only care about you passing ATI but don’t worry you have 4 exams each 11 weeks per class. So study for exams or ATI? Idk?... save yourself money and do anything else or go anywhere else please. I never write reviews but my goodness Rasmussen college (I’m in Orlando) is the worst place on earth. (I’ve never been to the Middle East)"
Nursing Student
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"DO NOT GO HERE FOR NURSING SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS LITERALLY THE WORST SCHOOL FOR NURSING, NO INSTRUCTION, ABSURD RULES, ALL ON YOUR OWN TEACHING. THE PROFESSORS DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AT ALL. ABSOLUTELY NO ORGANIZATION. I HAVE BEEN A STRAIGHT A STUDENT MY WHOLE LIFE AND STUDY ALL OF THE TIME BUT LOSE POINTS FOR REALLY STUPID THINGS, MOST DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE A DROPBOX AVAILABLE IN TIME FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OR BECAUSE THEY HAVE 4 AVAILABLE AND I SUBMITTED TO THE "WRONG" ONE. JUST A TERRIBLE SCHOOL, TERRIBLE COMMUNICATION, AND I MOSTLY HAVE BEEN TEACHING MYSELF FROM YOUTUBE AND GOOGLE. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE. MOST OF MY CLASS AGREES."
Emily
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2021
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I can honestly say, I have not had one issue with this University, Professors or classes. I am taking classes for Accounting and have been doing so for 1 year, graduating by end of this year. But, going to pursue my Bachelors. The flexibility is amazing!! Please don't decide base off of the bad reviews. Everyone is different. My advisor is ALWAYS available and willing to assist with anything. Call them, ask your questions, visit the campus, ask other students... and most importantly, DO YOUR RESEARCH based off of the degree you want."
GBRN
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Have to say I enjoyed my experience at Rasmussen college, especially compared to what I hear about other institutions. Classes had varying degrees of difficulty, but ultimately they prepared me to work as a Registered Nurse and more importantly how to pass my boards. You'll find similar complaints about Rasmussen as any nursing school, as the students seem pretty hard to please, but the success rate for students is pretty high from this school. Being able to enter the program without being placed on a wait list was one of the biggest reasons I entered the program, but it seems that what they offer to students for services has gotten better every year. Overall, I would recommend Rasmussen if you are looking to get into a program and start working as soon as possible."
Jeremy
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"So you want to become a RN, and find a school with no waiting list. You think Rasmussen looks good. As a current student I can tell you this place is a joke. There is no learning atmosphere, you do online lecture (which is a previous nurse with no teaching experience) that is the teacher reading slides that cover maybe 5% of what is in the reading you will due on your own. So that is about 100 pages of reading per class, but don't forget you need to retain all this knowledge to pass there test. You do not do clinicals at a actual clinic, the have a software called Vsim that you have to figure out on your own cause the teachers are only given 1hour crash course. When you have test out on a skill there is no real practice just watching a poor quality video then having to practice on a stuff animal at home cause you can not practice in the state of the art lab until the day you test out. If you can learn all the course materials on your own and don't need any form of guidance or assistance in learning this program is for you. Cause all you really get is text books and a bill for tuition. Then they wonder why no one is passing the NCLEX. It must be the students cause they do everything they can to help you succeed 😂. So if you want a degree and nothing more then come here. However, if you want an education along with your degree I would look elsewhere. They are currently being reviewed for there ADN programs accreditation."
Kay
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2021
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"As another reviewer wrote, “Run, run, run!” If you read all of the Rasmussen reviews and still decide to attend, I highly encourage you to triple-check the information you are given from the advisors and other staff members, and to get it in writing. My experience included information that was often incomplete and inaccurate, as well as inconsistent between staff members and other platforms (e.g., the Rasmussen website). I contacted the director of the program, the academic dean, and the admissions office and my feedback was left unheard and unrecognized, which means they have no intentions of trying to improve. Being a profit-based institution, the lack of customer service is surprising. Based on what happened to me, plan to be your own advocate by researching and gathering your own information as the advisors are often over-worked, without the knowledge to answer questions, and unable to perform their jobs, or a combination of all of the above – which is a nice way of saying they are incompetent."
Bash
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2021
  • Degree: Graphic Design
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Unfortunately, this program was not well thought out. Most, if not all, the assignments and projects were based on recreating an example they displayed. They didn’t cover the basics whether or not the student needed it. All the learning blocks that come with a design program concerning graphic design were not provided like, typography and layout composition, logo and icons, photography and manipulation, design and color theory, as well as any portfolio building content. My experience was pretty much depressing because graphic design should be challenging as well as enjoyable which were neither in this experience."
cheated out of an education
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I would not give Rasmussen any stars, but this website requires you enter something. I totally agree with the previous review. This place is a joke. They truly do not review your errors and leave hanging to wonder what information you knew and what was incorrect. This is because they reuse the same exams over and over because the faculty does not want to create new exams. And speaking of faculty, it seems to me this school has a small handful of decent instructors, the rest could care less about the student and what they are teaching. My current instructor continually repeats that all her experience is in labor and delivery and she doesn't know the material she is teaching.(are you serious?) The school has decided now they will accuse everyone of cheating because so many students are graduating from their program but cant pass the Nclex (their pass rate BTW, 66%). Could that possibly be because of your program? With such academic integrity in question, their new strategy...They have seriously told us that we cannot whisper, look around or even move our lips during testing, which by the way is occurring in the privacy of our own homes, under the watchful eye of lock down browser. They refuse to even discuss bringing students back to campus on an effort to prevent this "cheating". The real reason for this is they do not have to faculty to teach all of the students they have so greedily enrolled in their nursing program. We are in week 4 and finally got a clinical instructor. Wow that was something. She came on to webex for 5 minutes, actually asked us what we usually do, then posted a bunch of busy work and said see you back around 12..then popped back on at about 12:18 and told us to return at 2:15 (2;30 is the end of the day), and then she never came back! I think this school is going to loose their credentialing . My advice is apply to a real school. This place is a cesspool."
Frustrated
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Run Run Run !!!!! This school is not for the student this school is about money and money only. I am still here with not many options to run. Bill is high and they don't care if you ask for help in class. The test requirements and grading is horrible. You will never know what your bad at because they don't even help you with your mistakes. Grading is s secret they can add change and redo the test and you cant see what was change what was wrong or what you got right. How do you learn to correct your mistakes if you don't even know what they are. Let alone teach your self. I really wish I researched better then this place is a nightmare and the administration is useless. They are not here to make nurses but to put you in a hospital. Most of my class are graduating soon and doesn't even know patient care. You can scream and yell and they will fail you. I feel like I'm locked in a jail cell here. Also, forget about working they destroy that too with no organization what so ever."
Nurse2019
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Went to Rasmussen in Topeka. Graduated in 2019. Loved the program. Was it difficult? Yes. Is it geared towards people who have medical knowledge? Yes. Passed my boards the first try. After reading these reviews, it seems most people wanted to be handheld through the program. But no nursing program will do that. You get out of it, what you put into it. So, just study, make sure you’re organized and lean on your classmates to help pull you through the tough classes. Most of the instructors really want to help you, and during clinicals be proactive and don’t sit back and wait."
christrian hines
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2020
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"terrible school even worse teachers, don't waste your money! wish I had never spent a dime here, it was a waste of time, the teachers don't even help, and they kick out people they don't like. Instead go to a state school, this is a crappy college with no benefits."
Ahmad
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"Okay so this college first of all is horrible!!! Second there online classes especially the CBE classes it takes the person who is grading the assignments a long time to grade them. Third the college is money hungry it's all about money and profit. Seriously I wouldn't recommend this college. My wife's sister took medical assistant courses Aurora campus and it was horrible, thank god she finished and found work after 2 months. The school will not care to help you find work after you receive your degree!!!"
newnurse2020
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I have no positive reviews for the school. My campus was in the Tampa Bay area. Teachers literally do the minimum and are getting paid for it, it's horrible. You will meet a few that genuinely care and want you to succeed but it's rare. Instructors are mostly just there for the extra money and you will have to learn literally most of the content yourself. If you have questions, even if the something is unclear, you will likely be told to read the unclear instructions again...it's almost comical. I cannot recommend to school to anyone. While I made it through, it was a headache and can most definitely be better. As others have said, they do not care. It's a typical for profit school. 40k for a self-taught degree...if you make it through this program, you can do anything, seriously."
Satisfied Nurse2020
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I recently graduated from the Tampa/Brandon campus and as with any school you have hiccups and things that don't always go as planned, as adults we push forward and move past them. With that being said I found that Rasmussen College has an excellent Professional Nursing program, it is not given to you. You have to dedicate the time and have the self discipline to work on your own when required it is an accelerated program and it is told upfront of the expectations and requirements. You are advised to not work if at all possible and I know that it is difficult and some people have no choice but you should not run down a schools name because you have to work, when advised not to. You should plan accordingly before signing up and committing to such a rigorous program. I have had excellent instructors throughout my journey some I gained more from than others but nevertheless I walked away with a little bit of something from every instructor I have crossed paths with. Is there some disorganization within administration of course no job is perfect and they are all human just like us and deal with an enormous workload with all the students they have in the nursing program. I learned very quickly in the program what was going to work for me and what was not, I had to withdraw from one of my initial classes not from failing but because I had to rethink and refocus my plan if I was going to continue . I came back the next quarter prepared and focused knowing what was expected of me and what I had to do to meet those expectations. It frustrates me to see such negative comments about Rasmussen and I know each campus is different, however Tampa/Brandon has excellent instructors who take time and actually care about the students and if you feel different I am sorry you didn't make the best of your experience you get out what you put in. I learned so much during my time there and if you graduated and passed your NCLEX you walked away with some knowledge because yes you may have things you have to self motivate and learn but the meat and potatoes of what you learned what instilled from the great instructors at Rasmussen. Ok review over dispute me if you like but this was my experience and it was great!"
rasmussen sucks
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The Bloomington campus is complete trash! I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone!!! if you decide that this is your only choice, keep the following in mind. Be prepared to teach yourself every single nursing content. You will be held to extremely high standards but the administration will not live up to their own expectations. They will tell you lies on when schedules and clinical dates are being released and if you have any problems about the school or faculty, you are directed to contact the dean. The dean will then tell you what you need to hear but will never act on their promises and leave you frustrated. Also, the dean changes about 2 times a quarter so you're never sure whose the dean. The professors will not teach you anything or care whether you succeed or not until you get to the last quarter 1 of them will try to help and be understanding. The only positive things about this school is that you can finish the program in 1 year and 3 months and clinical teachers will pass you even if you haven't learned any nursing skills. I have seen students make many medication administration errors and have passed clinical. The labs are a complete joke but you will do test outs in a group except for head to toe assessments and pass. I was fortunate enough to have supporting family that could help me financially so I was able to have this program as my only focus. I am going to take the nclex soon and I feel very under prepared and praying that I pass. I do want to add that they offered free nclex prep which is nice."
Nursing graduate
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Like most schools, the Rasmussen nursing program has pros and cons. It is fast paced with little room for error and requires some serious self motivation. Most of the main instructors are wonderful, knowledgeable, and supportive. Several of the clinical instructors left something to be desired. As with most things in life you will get what you put into this program. One of the greatest things about this nursing program over some others is that all of the exams are NCLEX style meaning when you go to take your NCLEX you will know what to expect and be well prepared. Cons to this school: A lot of disorganization, some questionable billing practices, and not the best clinical opportunities. In the end nursing school is damn hard no matter what school you go to! If you are prepared to put your all into it you can and will be successful at this school."
Just Run away
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Just run. Never in my life have I had faculty care so little for their students success. This place only cares about taking your money. I got my degree by putting up with a lot of BS. My class turned them into the State Board is Nursing. I hope they lose accreditation. This school does not deserve to teach students nor be a school. They should be embarrassed. You tell people that you got an education at Rasmussen and they literally laugh at you because they have such a terrible reputation. If you have an issue and try to take it to your dean, good luck getting them to care, the higher the pay grade the less they give a crap. They things I saw this place get away with in the last 18 months was beyond ungodly. Rasmussen should be ashamed of themselves. I taught myself an associate degree in nursing and I worked my butt off because nobody at Rasmussen was going to help. I pretty much paid 40 grand to be ignored. DO NOT GO HERE"
Tom
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2019
  • Degree: Supply Chain Management
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The negative reviews are understandable as I too had some frustrating experiences. First, the school needs to be more inexpensive per credit hour. Secondly, instructors need to answer their emails faster. Third, there should be at least 2 live class rooms per week instead of it being 1 with my experience. All my classes were online so I can only speak from that perspective. Other than that, life is what you make of it. You are given the material and it is your responsibility to read and study. You should know what you're getting yourself into. I immediately knew the kind of frustrations I would have attending here but I suck it up. I had to work a full time job so I did not have time to attend school the traditional formal classroom way. If you didn't like the way Rasmussen was then you should have moved on. But on the opposite end, I honestly would not attend here again or refer my friends. I feel there are cheaper online schools out there, for that reason alone is why I would look elsewhere. Online schools however are fantastic for busy moms/dads and older folks because it's so flexible. If it wasn't for Rasmussen's online schooling, I probably would have never went back to school because I could not do the traditional way of schooling so I am at least grateful to them for that. Do your research on every school, look at their tuition, look at their programs, read reviews, see if it fits with your lifestyle, and be mentally ready to put in the hustle."
Brit
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I attended the St. Cloud campus and graduated from their Nursing program in 2019. Let me start off with saying nursing school is extremely hard... However, I feel that the school itself (administration) was only concerned with how much money you as a student brought in, not you as an individual. The Instructors at the St. Cloud Rasmussen location ARE THE ONLY REASON I COMPLETED MY DEGREE THERE. They are by far some of the best people I have ever met and they are the only reason that this location still has it's doors open. I feel so bad for the instructors at Rasmussen, they themselves do not always have clear information regarding class times, clinical dates, clinical sites, sims dates, ect. And then they have students up their butts about all this stuff and they don't even have the answers. I felt that the administration at this school really lacked the ability to manage dates, times, and locations of classes, clinicals, sims, and just about anything else you can think of. If you have a job or a family make sure that you get rid of them for the next how many ever months your going to be attending this school. Or if you can't get rid of your job or family (LIKE ALL OTHER STUDENTS) you better hope that they are supportive, forgiving, and extremely flexible. Because sometimes you literally have less than a 24 hours notice of clinical or sim date changes and times. However, as I stated above if you want THE BEST INSTRUCTORS of your life go to this school, but unfortunately the organization of everything else will make your life a living hell for the time being (BUT IT WILL PASS)."