Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (97)
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.
They need good course like data structures and algorithms course they need to help people now or should down the program. They don't have a good computer science program at all. I think they do that on purpose. They need to change asap because coding is important to know to be a good programmer. Rasmussen... not good
I have a IEP and like the fellow before; was given the run around. they kept changing advisiors and I wouldn't get my books till the class was in its 6th week. They kicked me out after 2 Deans List Awards and the A's to go with them But.. I flunked accounting 2; 2x and they couldn't wait to kick me out. I owe $30,000 for nothing.I also asked for help.. I could not learn from him and then they made him my ... tutor. in his class room while it was in attendance with other students. I couldn't think with all the noise. I feel they discriminate against students with disabilities .. it makes more work for them. I ask for a different teacher the second time, and was refused; saying just try it for a little bit. then I flunked . they told me in the hall I flunked and was kicked out. how embrassing..
Yes, the school is expensive, but you get what you pay for. I graduated with my RN degree and got hired at UF Shands immediately after finishing. I do not understand why there are so many bad reviews about this school on here!!!! If you are not going to put in the hard work or dedication required to become a nurse look elsewhere.
School goes thru many instructor's. I mean many. There class structure is forever changing. Don't do at rasmussen. Changes are made throughout the course. At your inconvenience. A good example in pharm class the instructor resigns , because quote, she cant handle it. Need i say more
I went to this school for a semester and it was the worst experience I have ever experienced, the teachers were the worst, they would come in 20 min late into the class and at the end of the class the teacher would say oops we don't have anytime, looks like you guys are going to have to finish everything on your own. Which then we would have to leave and study about 4 chapters by our self and learn it by our selves not only that, she would give us a test and nothing would be similar to what we studied, and the sad thing is I had 10 kids complaining with me. The rest of the kids didn't complain because they were CNAs before and they already knew everything we were getting taught, until we came to the end of the semester and even the CNAs started complaining with us. I also had many teachers that were the same way.. Not only that they do not tell you before you enter the school that you need to have a 79 test average and if you get below it, they kick you out so the money you paid for is for nothing!! I could go on for days, but i seriously dont recomend this school to anyone!!
I would not recommend this school, not because they aren't providing good educational opportunities but it is way to expensive for the quality of education they provide. I also would not recommend this school, because personally I think the instructors aren't giving 100%. Is obtaining the degree at this school possible? yes Will you learn? yes, but trust me they will drain your pockets.... Yes I graduated but with over 16K in debt. Take my advice.
I would NOT recommend this college, they only offer online class and dont want to help anyone out if you need it, I have an IEP and they didnt even work with me when i was having a hard time. I kept asking for help and told them many times but nothing, and they keep change your student advisory so they know nothing about you and then say "well you didnt tell me" well it should all be in my file and why should i have to tell every person the same thing!
I wasn't going to write a review, but felt compelled to do so after reading poor reviews. I had an EXCELLENT experience at Rasmussen. I attended online via the Ocala, FL campus. My advisors and point of contact were all extremely prompt, informative, and professional. I did A LOT of research before picking a school that would fit my needs. Yes, it's a tad pricey, but for never having to step foot on a campus, books included, and graduating ahead of schedule- what would one expect? I previously attended a reputable, private university here in Florida and ended up transferring to Rasmussen. I can't speak for other programs, but you have to remember Rasmussen isn't on the same level as Yale. I recommend Rasmussen to any adult wanting to start or finish a degree on his or her time.