Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (108)
Literally the biggest mistake I have made recently was to attend Rasmussen. When you inquire for information regarding the school, they will blow up your email and phone for days. Once you are in, no one, and I mean no one will respond regardless of the severity of your issue. Good luck talking to someone in person because there is no one there except for a receptionist, ALWAYS! There might be 4 people in the office (I only know this via emails), and I've emailed all 4, TWICE, and NONE of them took the time to respond to me at all. It is all a front to take your money. The classes are a joke, the teachers are a joke and the exams are grossly incorrect but you can not challenge them since you will never be allowed to review once taken. The schedules change 3-4 times before you finally get a correct one, and this happens like a day before you are expected to attend. You can not choose your schedule, nor will they work with you to accommodate you. The uniforms are so cheap and uncomfortable, you end up going to a nursing store to buy your own. You will pay almost $6,000 for a 9 week "quarter" where you will learn absolutely nothing! The staff turnover is insane and some of the teachers are not qualified to even be a teacher, they are simply "seat fillers." Google "indeed" or "monster" and see for yourself. I read all of these reviews before enrolling and I wish I had taken them seriously. I am not one to bad mouth people nor to take the time to write reviews, but if I can stop just one person from making a huge mistake, then it will be worth it! I attend the New Port Richey, FL campus. I really wish this school was who they pretended to be in orientation. You will never ever see those smiling friendly faces after that by the way... I hope this school gets investigated and shut down for robbing good students of their money and a quality education! Shame on you!
The classes and instructors are awesome (with few exceptions). All of my classes took online. However, the Aurora, IL campus career services is horrible. The campus as a whole is terrible. No one ever answers the phone. If you ever need anything, know that your call will never be answered. Yes, the front desk will always answer, but then they are just going to transfer you to a voicemail. The career services people are NEVER EVER EVER EVER available. I think it is just one person in charge of it all for hundreds if not thousands of students. It is just horrible and frustrating. The one time that I did get a hold of the career services person she never gave real information. All she ever said was that "we work with xyz company." What in the world does that mean? That means absolutely nothing. Look, the college is affordable up to a point. But make no mistake, it is affordable in the long run, but not the short run. They never ever told me that I was going to be paying close to $1000/ month for tuition. Know that whatever they tell you will be paying that it will be unaffordable every month. They are very dishonest and just horrible to help. They actually do not help at all. Just know what you are getting yourself into.
I had a great experience with the Bachelor Marketing Program at Rasmussen College. I loved the program, teachers, and classmates. The online format was perfect for my mid-shift schedule. My teachers and student advisor were also very helpful. I great choice.
I am very surprised by the number of negative reviews on here! I have had such a great experience at this school and with all of the staff and instructors. I am in the second quarter of the nursing program at Rasmussen College - Rockford Campus. What I quickly learned is that you have to be a very motivated and independent learner to be successful at this school. The courses are mostly online, and they move quickly through the material. If you are not disciplined enough to learn the material on your own and complete the course work on time, then you probably won't be successful at this school. The program is not easy, and the format in which this school teaches its students is not for everyone. Personally, I believe that Rasmussen College is a fantastic school that takes much pride in the quality nurses that their program produces. They care about their students and provide them with endless resources to ensure that they are successful. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is serious about their education and is not afraid to work hard for it.
They are your best friends until your first day. When you are a student, you hope that your teachers like you. Hopefully the instructors like you. They seem to change with every quarter. But they are so afraid to step on the toes the of the previous instructors. We all want to be great nurses. They seem to not care about that. Be aware that they are FOR PROFIT. Sad but true.
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.