Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (97)
A friend of mine recommended that I transfer to Rasmussen because I would be able to finish my degree online. I started in January and realized immediately what a joke this school is. The format of the online classes is horrible. I work 40+ hours per week and have a family and having to submit two to four research papers, do readings from several books for each class, watch a live hour long classroom session, post a discussion, etc every week got to be too much for me very fast. My grades started to slip as I didn't turn in all of my assignments but somehow I still managed to pass my classes. I decided I would try another semester to see if other classes were any better but there were just as bad. The amount of work I was putting into my classes and learning absolutely nothing was horrible. The professors were hard to get a hold of for questions. Also, after the semester started I made my first payment for tuition and never heard anything else. A month later I got an email saying I owed over $1000 even though I was never notified. They are very unorganized and I would never recommend this school to anybody!
Before considering attending Rasmussen College, please consider your other college/university options first. I moved from another state and did not fully understand that I could have made a Bette choice until about half way through my program. I've been bounced around between 4 different academic advisors in my 1 1/2 years at this school, I am constantly redirected to a new person every time I have a question, I'm placed in 400-level "general education classes" that are not in my major and that I was not given the option of choosing, financial aid is sketchy, and some instructors are hard to get ahold of or claim they have no control over class content or helping us better understand some of the assignments. I'm graduating with my BS in less than 3 months and I will never come back to this school in the future nor will I recommend this college to anyone looking for a worthwhile college experience.
First off.. Anyone stating this is even a half way decent school and recommends it to someone, they are a part of the faculty at Rasmussen. Every single review I have read has already started my exact complaints, almost word for word. I have withdrawn from this school and now somehow I owe them w balance when I had financial aid and everything was paid for from the very beginning. Now guess what, they want to hold my transcripts so that I can't transfer to a different school! How typical of Rasmussen for this to happen lol. I could have already guessed something like this would happen. So now I am going to contact the department of education and see just how I even possibly "owe" this school money, this should be interesting (after already charging 3x the amount for any other nursing program) THEY WANT MORE.. Can you believe that
I was looking for a program that would be relevant to my career goals so I enrolled in the Marketing program. The teachers were good, especially those teaching the marketing classes. The focus on digital and social media was very helpful in my current position. Make sure that you do some pre-work before you take the statistics class! The program was hard but well worth it. I would recommend Rasmussen.
I only attended a month before I decided to drop out. The homework was a joke. Our tests were a joke. I had straight A's. I then handed in a test with 2 missing answers, received 100% because I tried. I want my money back. I only attended the school for about a month. It only took that long to realize it's just another diploma mill. The advisor was very helpful and kind. I can't believe these diploma mills are getting away with crap like this? People are posting fake reviews telling how awesome these schools are, and how great of a job they got because of schools like these. The government should do something about it.
Omg I loved this school one teacher gave me the lpesr possible grade on everything but I passed! I got a job in my field within 3 months of graduation I would recommend this school to anyone, I'm a single mom of 4 it worked with my schedule did it at my pace.I'm thinking about switching to another college for my bachelors though . not sure yet, currently weighing my options, pros and cons
I did the Licensed Practical Nursing diploma program and was so happy with the school. The instructors were available through email or phone almost 24/7. They were all very helpful and knowledgeable. I graduated and passed my state board exam first attempt. I got a great job a week after passing state boards. Now I am working and back at Rasmussen for the ADN program to become an RN. I can't speak for everywhere but the campus I attend is great. I would recommend to anyone. On another note the VA pays for my education from the GI bill so I cannot speak for cost but I would of spent the money to attend if I had to. Nothing bit good things to say here.
Buy the teacher test data base online. That is about the only way to pass this program. At least that is what some of my cohorts did and they passed. I didn't and I failed. You can't transfer credits to another school. Ever had a class where you couldn't review your test? This program doesn't allow you to review your individual test because the test is a data base that the school doesn't want to let out so they restrict the availability. How screwed up is that? you can't learn from your mistakes. It is a self defeating program that is perpetuated by passing students through extra credit rather that competency. My whole class would have failed if it had not been for the dean giving extra credit that was intended on covering chapters that the one semester professor couldn't accomplish within the semester. BS. The case studies were a joke. The Dean at the Rockford, il school says she doesn't believe in favoritism but she passes her choice of people at a test average of 77, below the 78 requirement on a personal basis. She is making the rules up as she goes. This program is flawed and isn't structured. There is no interest in fixing the problem, just preventing the program from failing by passing students who aren't ready. You have to learn the entire book on your own. They teach by power point. There are two instructors that were marvelous but they know their hands are tied. People including myself have wasted years and a lot of money on this program to be poorly taught and left to flail. I would give this school a zero if I could.
Rasmussen is a joke that clearly wants $$$. They never cared about their students. The first couple of weeks when I started I had family issues because I went back to school, I got NO help from the student advisors. Saying well you can't take anymore student loans out. I said I'm homeless. I need to live. Then a few times we had 3 to 4 exams in the same day!!!! I asked my coworkers if that happens to them, no they didn't have 3-4 exams a day. Mentally students can't do it. Plus they put hard classes as online classes. So if you are struggling with understanding it you don't get help from the instructors. They tell you well then maybe you shouldn't be a nurse. Then when you fail you ask them to go back and analyze the test scores because you know majority of the class didn't get 90% on the exams they don't. Even with appeals, they pick their favorites and allow them to pass through. If you have two instructors teaching the class, one teacher will give study guides for the exams the other one doesn't. Make sure you have friends in that other class because if you are the only one that doesn't have a study guide, you fail. Especially when the majority of the group before didn't have study guides didn't have the guides and they almost fail and the dean stepped in and gave points back. Clinicals were a joke too, you would have to drive out to a small TCU or head start, you never learned real nursing skills. Only two small town hospitals accept this school. You still don't learn stuff. The only skills I learned in nursing is from my job. Mental health clinicals were another joke. We went to a group home to watch how mentally challenged people live and a memory care at a nursing home. I wrote my paper for these clinicals were a joke. I experience more mental health behaviors at my place of work then there!!!! There was an instructor there that literally picked which students that she would do study sessions with. She never sent out a mass email saying she was doing that for the final. I have been in community colleges for my generals, and if a instructor was doing a study session, they sent out mass emails to ALL students not selective students. If you confront the instructor or the dean about this, they blow it off. They also change stuff each and every quarter.
After reading some of the reviews on here, I'm actually very surprised that so many people seem to be having such an issue with the school. The campus I attend is in Florida, and it's a relatively small campus where not many classes are offered on-site. I have been with Rasmussen for two years and will graduate this fall. I have never had any sort of issues with this school. I've always received a response from my advisers and professors within 24 hours and anytime I've had late work or needed help, I've always had an understand professor to help me. The only downfall that I can see is that the semester are short, 11 weeks. If you fall behind a few weeks, it's hard to get caught back up, however it's not impossible. I feel that you'll get out of the school what you put into it. A lot of my program is done online, which works great for my work schedule, and even the on campus teachers are flexible. As far as the cost, yes it's a little on the expensive side, but yet the loan I took out is less than my car loan. I feel bad for those that have had such a rough experience, but it's like any other business, you can't make everyone happy and someone will always have something bad to say.