Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (103)
I have had great experiences with this school! I am nearly finished and have gotten an A grade every semester in every class. i work at a Bright Horizons which is a "partner school" with Rasmussen and received discounts for my credits. Most of my professors were fair. Every other semester is seemed i would get a difficult professor but I got through it. This program is not easy, it is hard work but so worth it! i am now able to advance in my early Childhood career thanks to Rasmussen's accelerated program and flex options. i took 4 FREE classes while attending and enjoyed every minute of it. I have seen so many bad reviews but I have had no negative experiences that weren't resolved. I was even put through to the Dean when i had an issue, there customer service is astounding. I recommend Rasmussen to anyone looking to advance their career within their field of study! Thank you Natalie and Karen for your support during my attendance!
I see all of these reviews and wonder what has happened to these people. I have never had any issues this school. I went to school for video game design the first time and before I graduated I had a job. As a direct result of my degree I have moved up in my company and furthered my career. It has afforded me to go back to school for a second degree that my company is paying for. They realize how much of an asset my education has been.
I am seeing all these bad reviews and I am like really. This school is very intense. They are fast past 5.5 week course. You have to be willing to put in the work. I just completed my second term. It was hard but I learned. My teachers were very helpful and informative. I can email or call my advisor and get a quick response. No later than 1 business day but I usually hear from her way sooner. I been to a lot of online schools and I finally found a online school to fit my busy life style. It's very affordable. Much cheaper than most online schools. Devry wanted almost $500 a credit hour for their program and you are only allowed to transfer certain amount of credits in plus. $40,000 for a AS degree is ridiculous!!!! Rasmussen accepted all my credits that applied to my degree which was about 35 and my tuition is $199 per credit hour. I stumped across this school trying to go to WGU. I am using this school a a prerequisite for WGU. WGU want me to have a AS degree and be a certified RHIT before I can be accepted in the Health Informatics program.
I'm just curious to how anyone could even get a phone call back in order to enroll at this school in Ocala? I've called and emailed several times because I was interested in attending their school. I got one email that was vague out of 2 voice-mails and 3 emails. This was over a period of 2 weeks. I've decided I'll go elsewhere. If it is this hard to reach someone to give them my money, I don't want to know what their competency level is when I have a serious issue. I'm taking this as a blessing in disguise.
I have had nothing, but problems with this college since I enrolled. I can never get a hold of my advisor. I always have to contact her supervisor and then when my advisor finally decides to contact me she is extremely rude and makes me feel extremely stupid. My advisor told me students aren't allowed to talk to financial aid everything has to go through her. I've had a constant battle with financial aid, such as communicating with them and getting answers about my financial aid. My final semester ends next week and I'm still trying to get in touch with financial aid to see how much of a Pell grant I am still waiting to receive for this semester that started 10 weeks ago. When I enrolled I was told I could take a different path because I was working 2 jobs at the time and didn't have the time to work in a daycare, as well. This different path conducted of 3 additional courses totaling 18 credits. I was told at the time of enrollment that these 3 additional courses would count for the 480 hours required to apply for my CDA. When it came time to apply for my CDA I was informed that I was told wrong and had to have the 480 hours. So I wasted the time to take 3 credits and now have to pay for 18 credit I didn't even need to take, nor was required to. Now, I'm about to graduate and do not have my CDA. I was looking forward to getting my CDA with this program because the school was going to pay for it and now I have to if I still decide to get it. I am extremely disappointed in this school and definitely would not recommend it to anyone. If I could go back and choose a different school, I would in a heartbeat.
Criminal Justice at Rasmussen failed to develop any credibility in the field here in Minnesota. When i discovered this I confronted the Rasmussen staff and was expelled! I transferred to another private non profit with educational credibility completed Bachelor of Arts in Communications, now employed by the Federal Government Rasmussen a waste of time and money!
I see many negative reviews on this site and what I noticed is they are all generally written by Nursing students. I recently obtained my degree in Business Administration and I have nothing but positive things to say. I might not be a fan of the way the courses are set up but just like all things, you get what you put into it. The materials that were given were similar to the ones that I have received at my previous school (Depaul). While there were some bad apples in regards to professors I would say that the majority of them were knowledgeable and helpful. Many of them in their introductions would let you know what their background was, what schools they attended, and other current occupations. I feel that it is rather easy to know if someone is lying and I have no doubt that these teachers are telling the truth. Some even have brought in example of their current projects at work to help facilitate our education. I will admit that the tests are rather easy but this could be attributed to my effort of reading every chapter and conducting outside research. Again, you get what you put in and I have grown more knowledgeable of my subject. As far as careers go I received a job offer within three months of graduation and couldn't be happier at my current occupation.
While Rasmussen makes no attempt to hide that their school costs more than state or other not-for-profit schools, the excess money you pay does not translate into a better program, better facilities, or any other tangible, quantifiable asset. The nursing program itself is lack-luster, with all non nursing classes being online only. The instructors online often have far more students than a local university would have, and are tasked with teaching students from multiple campuses. That being said, it is not completely useless, and it will serve its purpose in the long run. The MAJOR problem you will have if you are a veteran using VA funding, is the timeline for how to apply your funds. If you only need VA funding to pay all of your bills, and do not need Pell grant, scholarships, or student loans, then this will not be as much of an issue for you. But if you are like the rest of us that need one or all of those, you will get screwed. Rasmussen in their infinite wisdom will not certify your attendence to the VA until 4 weeks after the beginning of the quarter (they work on 3 month quarters, year round, instead of 2 regular semesters and a possible summer semester). So 1/3 of the way through your classes is when they finally certify you to the VA. Then the VA does what they do best, and takes 6-8 weeks to pay the school. So you will be lucky to have your school paid for by the end of the quarter for which you are certified. In the mean time, and pell grant, loans, or scholarships you have, are applied against your tuition, and held hostage until the VA remits payment. And THEN even when the VA does remit payment, Rasmussen takes a further 2 weeks to issue you a refund CHECK. No direct deposit available. No tracking information on your check, no date it was mailed, no date it will be delivered. It is just mailed out some point and you will receive it eventually. They make it impossible for you to plan a budget, and if you require that excess money to help pay your bills, you WILL NOT RECEIVE IT in a timely manner. If you have ANY OTHER CHOICE for school, please, please please, take it. As a former NCO and as a reasonable person, please listen to me when I tell you: do not go to this school.
I read many reviews about Rasmussen before I enrolled in their RN program in Mankato. This is what I found - classes are challenging and the work is intensive. There is an entrance exam to get into the program and a full course load each semester. My clinical sites expose me to a variety of specialty areas. The instructors, for the most part, were very good (although there were a few that were just adequate). The program is comprehensive, providing books, an NCLEX Review, uniforms etc. I passed the NCLEX on my second attempt and was able to obtain a job within 2 weeks of passing. The school is for profit, meaning the cost is higher than what is expected; however, the wait list is less and cohorts start frequently throughout the year. I have my RN license from the State of Minnesota and am employed. I would not have been able to pass the Boards if the quality of instruction was poor - the test is HARD! In my book, Rasmussen prepared me well.
I would never attend this school if I had to do it over. They have you come in for these informational sessions that load you with a bunch of information that in the end isn't the real thing then they immediately want you to start signing up and taking their entrance exams that are costly. Not to mention that their is a HUGE turnover in instructors and half of them have never taught a class in their life and are just their fort the extra paycheck. And lastly lets not forget about the cost of the tuition. It is HIGH and they take away things that you were promised were included such as tests exam fees, books, and etc. And the uniforms you get are so cheap and unprofessional looking that you end up going and buying your own pants and undershirts to cover up these ill fitting tops they provide. DON'T WASTE A SINGLE DIME ON THIS COLLEGE.