Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (105)
First off I would like to say that the teachers were great and the classes were good. The problem is the support staff. This was an accelerated program 2 classes per 5 1/2 week semesters. That schedule kicked my butt. It was very hard for me to work full time, be a mom and do this schedule. Now here is where my issue comes into play, I was originally supposed to be in a program for 18 months. At some point they shortened it for 9 months. I was told if the load of classes were overwhelming I could change program or go to traditional semesters. When I called , after the first 5 1/2 weeks to say that it is overwhelming I was told it was too late and there is nothing that I can do. So basically I did what I needed to do to pass the classes but I didn't learn. So again, it is a good program you just have to make sure you have a clear understanding that there they are 5 1/2 week semesters doing 2 classes at a the time!
This is a scam! Pls do not attend here! They take your money and dont teach you anything. They slam you with Funds and Pharm in one semester, several students failed one or both. Its horrible. The teachers plot against you to fail, and do not teach about anything on the test. I was on honor roll for many semesters and also have several other degrees from various Universities. This I repeat is a scam! They never show you your test so you can see what you got wrong and improve. Oh and just food for thought, if you are a minority this school is not for you due to the teachers being RACIST and overtly treating those of color poorly in comparison to the other students. Its ourtight shameful. They even use the discrimination in their grading practices,witnessed it firsthand. It's awful and a no-win situation. The graduation rate is only 25% look it up d your research and if in like the movie says.. GET OUT! Youre welcome!
Incredibly disappointed in the education I received. Started off perfect, my advisor was super nice and i liked my professors and classes. 2nd quarter came around and it was awful. My professors were not helpful an wouldn't return emails or calls. They lacked creativity, and I was often scolded for thinking outside the box. The professors I had would leave horrible feedback. I was a straight A student at a well known art school before this, I took graduate level classes as a high school senior, so getting C's and D's was not okay. I wouldn't go here again, ever. My advisor after the first quarter wouldn't return my emails or calls, and wouldn't give me a full class schedule. this whole thing has come as a major blow to my confidence, even my past professors have looked at the work i submitted and raved about it. Finally changing schools after three horrible quarters with this school. Thank god!!!!!!
I have two degrees from Rasmussen College and earning both took a lot of work on my part. Because I took my education seriously, my time and degrees have fortified my knowledge and increased my employment opportunities. If your complaining about your grades and or financial aid, snap out of it - pay attention to the details and be responsible. If not, drop out so someone who is serious about improving their life can take your seat! BTW, l doubled my income so working hard can pay off. If your not, try pulling your baby talk to another college or university and see how far you will get - no where!
Worst school ever. None of the credits transfer between campuses. I was also told by my advisor that I could drop a class to lighten my course load, as I have a full time job and two kids. Well that comeback to haunt me as I had to pay out of pocket because they didn't tell me that you can't use financial aid if you are under a certain number of credits (and I was within the drop period). So bad advice from advisor. The dean and most of the office staff suddenly quit during my second quarter, I should have recognized that as a sign. Also they claim to be willing to work with schedules as far as evening classes or people with kids...they aren't. Class schedules are given out two weeks ahead of time and I was told I could not switch with anyone if what I was given didn't work for me, and if you miss a clinical they can fail you automatically (unless the instructor decided to let you make it up but good luck with that), if you Lisa class or test without 24 hrs notice and a documented excuse ( you were in the hospital, etc) they can fail you. Had a girl in my pharm class be failed because she missed the test because she was in the ER, and they wouldn't let her make it up because she didn't give 24hrs notice (like yeah I know 24hrs ahead of time that I'll be in the emergency room). And outdated information, MOST of the instructors don't know what they are doing( had a few really good ones but I literally had an instructor that would skip slides if she didn't know anything about what was on the slide and would not give any insight as to what material we would be tested on, couldn't even get vague help like"chapters 20-27" or anything). Clinical sites are dumps. Online courses are s joke, pre recorded lectures that aren't even done by the current instructor. I had one instructor who could barely type or speak English (and this lady was supposed to be grading my papers on spelling, grammar, and APA format). This school is an expensive joke. Don't waste your time or money. I'm in debt over 20 grand because of this school, and I wish I had never started the program.
Rasmussen by far was the most expensive mistake I have ever made. The quality of education provided is absolute dreadful. The information provided is outdated and the professors are rarely available to answer questions. Their system is all over the place and when you call their technical support, no one is competent enough to provide a solid answer. If you qualify for Financial Aid use it wisely at a creditable college. In order to graduate from Rasmussen you still have to take student loans in order to pay the deficit. Funny how that can be avoided if they would just apply your access funds of your Pell grant. I regret to say I attended two semesters with them. Not only did I not learn a damn thing, I also had to come out of pocket $2000 dollars to pay towards my student loan I did not need. You will always have bad reviews about institutions and companies, not everyone comes out happy. When there is a trend with a vast majority of people providing different experiences and the same bad quality, just be leery. I would never recommend this school even to a dog let alone a human. Save yourself your time and money.
DO NOT ATTEND THIS COLLEGE!!! It is absolutely to most piece of **** school you can ever Imagine. The tests are not created by the teachers, the teachers teach around the tests that Rasmussen tells them the have to give.. the tests are the same for EVERY semester so students just copy and trade answer keys. The information on the tests is OUTDATED and incorrect! Teachers spend they class periods explaining the wrong answer and making excuses as to why the answer is the way it is or in which scenario that answer "may" apply.. Live classroom sessions are a failure, valuable class time is spent with the teacher trying to fix the camera EVERY class. Please those of you interested look elsewhere I though when I applied her all the negative reviews were just from disgruntled or lazy students and surely Rasmussen cannot be so bad.... it is! The school is a g******** joke and I wasted 6 months of my GI Bill and have nothing to show for it
I don't understand why such bad reviews, I had a great experience at Rasmussen college. It's accredited and has wonderful instructors. I enjoyed the live lectures and bring able to interact with my teachers and peers. The assignments were not the easiest but not too difficult. I did have a weekly class, reading, discussion boards and written assignments plus a,project. I don't miss written 10 page papers but it was definitely challenging . I got a great job 2 months after graduating. Love this school .
Worst school I have ever attended. I would ABSOLUTELY never recommend this to anyone. Its embarrassing actually, seeing how things are run here. I attended two previous Universities which were fantastic, and maybe that's why when I compare them it is so god awful, but seriously when you pay thousands of dollars for something its disturbing what you get in return.
First I would like to state... Yes, I graduated, but not from Rasmussen. I attended Rasmussen for two semesters and saw the school for what it really was, and not for what the admissions representatives will have you believe it is. I'd also like to comment in regards to another comment posted here, where the commentor said "you get what you pay for"! That is the most ignorant comment I read regarding Rasmussen, thus far. I received the majority of my degree from a state school, I received a very good education from that state school, and did not have to pay 10 grand a semester for it. So, no commentor, it is not necessary to pay a ridiculous amount in order to receive a good education, in fact it is just the opposite. I would not recommend to anyone, that they go to a private, for-profit Institution. The only thing that will come of this, is a ridiculous amount of debt. I took both ground and online classes from the state school I attended, so when I comment about Rasmussen, I believe I have a decent amount of experience to compare it to. Rasmussen was a garbage education. I knew it, in the first semester, but gave it a second semester to make sure I was making the correct decision, based on solid evidence. The professors were not available to answer questions, nor did they respond to emails timely or at all! The only person you could get a hold of was the admission rep. She was your go to for all questions. You were no allowed to speak to financial aid, or any other department directly. This was a complete turn off, as far as I'm concerned. I don't think I should be forced to go through my admissions rep, to get info about my financial account. Note: that I call my admissions rep, just that, not a counselor, because there was no counseling. She was simply there to make sure I stayed enrolled in said classes, and completed just enough work to keep me from being dropped, so they could continue to bill my financial aid account. There was no resources, tutoring, or assistants to contact, if you had difficulties or questions regarding your assignments. You were simply given the assignments and left to fend for yourself. So no, again, you do not get what you pay for! My list of the things that are wrong with this school, is enormous and there is not enough time in my day, to name them all. I completed my financial aid at the start of my enrollment, with the request that should I withdraw or be dropped from a class and or semester, that the remaining aid be returned to me. I did this so that the remaining aid would be applied to any balance, instead of being returned to the government, leaving me without a balance owed. But, did they do this... Nope! Instead I received a bill for a grand, with a note at the bottom saying I had requested my aid be returned to the government. UGH, When I explained this to the, now, collection department (this would be the first time I spoke to someone other than my admissions rep), and forwarded an email dated prior to my enrollment, to my financial aid REP that I had been in contact with the entire two semesters I was at Rasmussen, I simply received a generic response from that collections rep. Which I knew I would receive, and I also knew their was nothing that could be done regarding the aid at that point, it had been sent back, and that was that. To conclude; I refuse to pay this balance. As I told them, "they can send it to Jesus, see if he is willing to ignore their lies, and pay their ridiculous fees and balance owed, cause I most certainly am not" . I have finished my degree so they can not hold my financial aid hostage, as they do with most. They will be forced to move on and scam another innocent student, that is looking to complete their education, and achieve their goals. They will manipulate, lie, and misguide these students, draining their financial aid dry. Leaving these students with no aid for the real education, that they will be forced to pursue after they wise up to the lies at Rasmussen.