Rasmussen University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,935
36% of 189 students said this degree improved their career prospects
32% of 189 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Hanna Paschke
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have attended previous colleges before and Rasmussen is by far the best I have been to. I was on a waiting list for 2 years with a prior college for their nursing program, started looking around at other colleges, and found Rasmussen. I applied in February, was accepted in March, and started classes in April! Now I am on track to graduate in June of 2023! I must say one of the best things about Rasmussen is the Admissions Advisors, specifically Stacey Willard!! She has worked with me every step of the way! I feel like I am a very organized person but she was so amazing in keeping up with me and helping make sure I had everything needed and submit throughout the whole process, even now as a current student she is STILL working with me and helping me with any questions I have! Also, I have never been a part of a school that truly feels like they care about their student's success. Every single one of my professors (I'm taking 5 classes this quarter) has worked with us in-depth, making sure we understand what is expected of us and doing everything they can to help ensure we pass our boards on the first try. I truly mean that they have overachieved with student success. I have a classmate that was not computer savvy and the teacher stayed after class to show her how to navigate the platform. I am so amazed at the amount of support I have had so far in my program. I would 100% recommend Rasmussen University in Florida to anyone!"
Hanna Paschke
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have attended previous colleges before and Rasmussen is by far the best I have been to. I was on a waiting list for 2 years with a prior college for their nursing program, started looking around at other colleges, and found Rasmussen. I applied in February, was accepted in March, and started classes in April! Now I am on track to graduate in June of 2023! I must say one of the best things about Rasmussen is the Admissions Advisors, specifically Stacey Willard!! She has worked with me every step of the way! I feel like I am a very organized person but she was so amazing in keeping up with me and helping make sure I had everything needed and submit throughout the whole process, even now as a current student she is STILL working with me and helping me with any questions I have! Also, I have never been a part of a school that truly feels like they care about their student's success. Every single one of my professors (I'm taking 5 classes this quarter) has worked with us in-depth, making sure we understand what is expected of us and doing everything they can to help ensure we pass our boards on the first try. I truly mean that they have overachieved with student success. I have a classmate that was not computer savvy and the teacher stayed after class to show her how to navigate the platform. I am so amazed at the amount of support I have had so far in my program. I would 100% recommend Rasmussen University in Florida to anyone!"
Kate
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2022
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"Do not attend this school by all means! I wish I could rate this so-called "university' a zero. I have had the worst educational experience in my life. This place is just a diploma mill. If you are searching for a technology school or gain skills in cybersecurity - please stay away! You are not going to learn anything. I was a Cybersecurity program student and I literally feel robbed. None of the instructors care to explain materials, tools, and advanced technology, nor seem to care if you succeed or not. I felt like this program has been abandoned for years. The program director doesn't bother to revise or at least look at the materials presented to students and make appropriate changes or fix errors. The hyperlinks embedded for additional study and reading are broken and lead to malicious sites selling fake IDs. Some few links that do work lead to articles posted 15 years ago! The assignments for core classes are outdated, written poorly, and with many mistakes. Even after numerous complaints to instructors and advisors nothing has been changed. It is a shame to raise tuition and not provide quality education to students. The majority of instructors for cybersecurity classes are reluctant to explain the material and assignments and don't like when students call them with questions, and overall don't care how you complete the module assignment or whether you understood the topic. You will waste your time and money at this school and learn nothing about the industry. The servers are often times down, the tools and applications are outdated, with expired licenses. You will have to wait a day or two to get in the SOT sandbox to complete your tasks. Career advisors are a big joke. They are not helpful at all. They will not care if you struggle to find a job after you graduate. If you are in the bachelor's degree program the career advisors services are useless. They will talk to you in a condescending tone and remind you that you are not the only one here needing help, so therefore they can't help. Or they will throw some general ideas like set up LinkedIn and go from there. Again, stay away at all costs! This school is not worth the price you will have to pay."
Wendy
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"It is March 2022 and they are STILL not back in classroom. All classes are online. They say it is because of Covid. Every other school in FL has been back for months to in person learning. Even the office personnel work from home. It’s ridiculous! After 3 quarters, I withdrew, transferred to another university, and none of my nursing credits transferred. As of right now, they still have no idea when it will be “safe” to return to campus."
Na
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Horrible school don’t waste your money and time. The deans suck and the teacher also. Your better off going elsewhere. All they care about is taking your money not teaching you anything. They need to be shut down. They have no communication between the students, deans or teachers. I would give a big fat zero"
Nursing Student
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do not go to this institution. Please save yourself time and money! THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU OR YOUR EDUCATION. It’s hectic, frustrating and absolutely ridiculous. The instructors do not teach you anything. The Dean and advisor are no where to be reached when you need them!"
Sal
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2022
  • Degree: Computer and Information Science
"Do not waste your money. Terrible instructors and learning material. The admissions advisors are very persuasive and will give you a very false sense of comfort and just tell you what they think you want to hear. If you think you'll be getting any financial aid back, you are horribly mistaken. Complete waste of time and money. Go to your local community college instead. Classes for this program were only 5.5 weeks long, giving you a very unrealistic work load. Classes were basically the equivalent of buying an intro Java book and teaching it to yourself. Please do not waste your time. Don't give them another penny. It honestly feels like I was scammed."
Mpls_99
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"The Good: You can start almost immediately. The program is accelerated and can be done in a year to 18 months if you can afford to do so. There were a few instructors that were great. I think the TEAs score requirements are lower than other colleges. The Bad: Expensive, especially for the quality of education. Little organization to ANYTHING. Schedules are not published until after the quarter starts. There is NO flexibility. Many of us worked and had to find very flexible employers to make schedule changes at the last minute. Clinical experience was awful for the one on-site experience. We were in a TCU that didn't want nurses there. I drove over an hour to sit in a lobby area and do my homework while paying almost $400/credit ($2,400 for this class). I was an LPN with a lot of years of experience. I rode on that education to get me through. My experience with my LPN program at a local tech college was FAR superior to this experience. Rapid turnover of staff. I had one class with 4 instructors in a week because everyone quit. No communication from the Deans. The Ugly: Rampant, uncontrolled cheating. If they can't isolate who is doing it, the whole cohort will be punished by invalidating test results and requesting a re-take within a week. No explanation other than "compromised code - retake it now." Research the NCLEX pass rate - at the Bloomington Campus it is low. The completion rate is sad. I see how so many people don't make it through. No support from the upper levels of administration who are clearly in charge of making every decision. I was threatened to be removed from the program after I was asked to quarantine (FROM THE CAMPUS) for Covid symptoms. I had to "appeal" and go way up the chain of command to address this. No rhyme or reason to the appeal process - one person may get approved, one person with an identical situation will be rejected. Buyer beware - this is mostly a self-taught program with massive levels of disorganization. I understand the desire to get started quickly and complete quickly; however, you will find out quickly that less than 1/2 of the people you start with make it. These credits are not transferrable to other schools."
Nikki
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I went to the Rasmussen Rockford campus which has the highest NCLEX passing rates. Make sure you look into the exact branch you are planning on going to, as when covid combined branches for online class we could tell there was little to no discipline at other campuses. This is a tough program because it is expedited. That being said, I felt more prepared than many of the other new nurses I started my job with. Regardless you learn most of what you need to know on the job. Rasmussen helped me to build a good foundation beforehand."
Sam
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school has the worst RN program and I would never recommend it to anyone. The staff are completely unprofessional, you teach yourself most lessons and classes, there is no compassion for even the toughest situations, and they do absolutely pick and choose who and what they will accommodate. I am fairly certain the good reviews on here are not real. I am currently in the program at the Bloomington campus and literally not one person in our program that I have talked to is satisfied with the education we are receiving or was aware before signing up for this school that we can't select our times for classes, like any other college or university. The first couple weeks of each new term is just panic attacks of trying to ask for forgiveness from daycares, jobs, families, and other obligations about the University last-minute changing your schedule and if you don't accommodate the new schedule you will get kicked out of the program. The only way the university allows you to make up a class is if you have jury duty/court, you are literally dying in a hospital, or you are giving childbirth; however don't miss more than one class in those cases, because you will have to restart your class and repay for it too. Also, your credits don't transfer to a university without completing the degree. Just run. I am a straight-A student, I really hate giving bad reviews for things because I really don't like to complain, I but I hope if one person sees these reviews and it helps them consider a different university, I promise the time you save in this program is not worth the stress. Also, they lost a ton of staff this year. A past instructor had mentioned to me they had left their job because they simply could not work for a University that treats its students like paychecks and has policies that are mostly inequitable. Also, you will notice the discrimination the staff displays through their favoritism, and bending of policies for certain students, but not all. I would not name this school especially friendly of ethnic minorities, racial minorities, LGBTQIA+ folk, or neurodivergent people, and would recommend if you are a member of one of these groups, to absolutely consider a different university with good inclusion policies."
Melissa
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I just want to start out to write that they made me take medical terminology. I passed this class with two other colleges I attended. For some reason my work wasn’t good enough for the instructors. They failed me. I do not like how the online classes are taught. And their online student portal it took me two weeks just to figure out how to navigate it. I do not like that either. Then second semester they didn’t even use my financial aid for the medical terminology class I took over again. And these other two. I thought they did and they did not inform me that. So I had to recently appeal to get financial aid next semester but they declined me. Which pissed me off even more my last college informed me and you get two chances to meet their academic standards to continue for financial aid. They did NOT DO THAT. SMH honestly I should of went back to Herzing University. They’re actually better than Rasmussen in my opinion. I only attended this school to get into their medical assistant program. Not to be cheated out of my financial aid."
zara pervez
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I started the class and second without giving me any deadline when to pay the tution ,they have withdrawn me from the class. I did all the assignments and studying for first and second week then i just received an email from the director of admissions they have withdrawn me from class becasue i have not posted attandance for class ,although submitted all my assignments .In the email they mentioned they have not heard from when to start the class even though i talked to the advisor the day i started my class and submitted my assigbmnets.The next day i called and the director of admission had a complete different story saying i didnt pay for tutuion and i was never given dead line , the last day to pay for the class. I was very hurt and dissappointed like they have no feeling for thier students ."
June 2021 Grad
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This place is the biggest joke ever. The only pro of going to this school is how accelerated the program is. They constantly are changing rules and never tell the students until someone complains or they email you days after changing everything. All classes are online which is a joke. Not everyone can learn in an online environment especially a medical field. Labs are only two days, one online where you watch videos for 8 hours and one on campus where you learn one skill and then leave. Students are not prepared when going into clinical(s). All they focus on is ATIs, which is fine, but then also throw all this unnecessary homework and discussion posts while having to take exams. ATIs are also worth 20 percent of your grade so basically is you have an A and get a level 1 you drop to a low B or C. There’s only maybe 3 instructors at the campus who are great, other than that everyone sucks. My one clinical instructor for PN3 talked mad shit about all her PN1 students and constantly complained about how stupid they are, what teacher does that!? honestly, this school is a joke and costs more money than it even should. I’m glad I graduated but would never recommend this school to anyone. Literally any school is better than this shit hole."
Gg
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Let’s just say that for PN3 our last big nursing class our final was 100 questions and the day before our exam they were like jk it’s actually 150 questions.. When asked the Professor why, she said it was something that the higher ups did, I am guessing from Florida because that’s who always decides everything.. Not only that but they focus so much on ATIs!! Why!! When we have course lectures as well.. On our last quarter we take PN3, role and scope, and capstone.. Not only that but Capstone made us retake all previous proctored ATIs and have to level up every single one.. Right before we take 3 proctors in capstone alone so overall 11.. Do you know how hard it is to study all that?? On top of the two other classes that have regular lecture exams? I actually felt bad for the Professors as well. Too nice and the higher ups demanding. Also, everything was based on the Florida students.. Why..?? If Florida does bad why do IL students have to suffer? Not fair at all."
Me
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Wow I don’t know where to start. Should I blame myself for choosing a school with a accelerated nursing program? Sure why not. I’ll blame myself for not getting good enough grades for ucf, fair to me. However, will I blame myself for professors lying, deans playing favorite, 3 week email replies, different rubrics for each class and then the rubrics changing during finals when instructors are told to change their rubric? No way. This is such a bad school I can’t even describe it. They only care about you passing ATI but don’t worry you have 4 exams each 11 weeks per class. So study for exams or ATI? Idk?... save yourself money and do anything else or go anywhere else please. I never write reviews but my goodness Rasmussen college (I’m in Orlando) is the worst place on earth. (I’ve never been to the Middle East)"
Nursing Student
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"DO NOT GO HERE FOR NURSING SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS LITERALLY THE WORST SCHOOL FOR NURSING, NO INSTRUCTION, ABSURD RULES, ALL ON YOUR OWN TEACHING. THE PROFESSORS DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AT ALL. ABSOLUTELY NO ORGANIZATION. I HAVE BEEN A STRAIGHT A STUDENT MY WHOLE LIFE AND STUDY ALL OF THE TIME BUT LOSE POINTS FOR REALLY STUPID THINGS, MOST DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE A DROPBOX AVAILABLE IN TIME FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OR BECAUSE THEY HAVE 4 AVAILABLE AND I SUBMITTED TO THE "WRONG" ONE. JUST A TERRIBLE SCHOOL, TERRIBLE COMMUNICATION, AND I MOSTLY HAVE BEEN TEACHING MYSELF FROM YOUTUBE AND GOOGLE. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE. MOST OF MY CLASS AGREES."
Emily
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2021
  • Degree: Accounting
"I can honestly say, I have not had one issue with this University, Professors or classes. I am taking classes for Accounting and have been doing so for 1 year, graduating by end of this year. But, going to pursue my Bachelors. The flexibility is amazing!! Please don't decide base off of the bad reviews. Everyone is different. My advisor is ALWAYS available and willing to assist with anything. Call them, ask your questions, visit the campus, ask other students... and most importantly, DO YOUR RESEARCH based off of the degree you want."
GBRN
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Have to say I enjoyed my experience at Rasmussen college, especially compared to what I hear about other institutions. Classes had varying degrees of difficulty, but ultimately they prepared me to work as a Registered Nurse and more importantly how to pass my boards. You'll find similar complaints about Rasmussen as any nursing school, as the students seem pretty hard to please, but the success rate for students is pretty high from this school. Being able to enter the program without being placed on a wait list was one of the biggest reasons I entered the program, but it seems that what they offer to students for services has gotten better every year. Overall, I would recommend Rasmussen if you are looking to get into a program and start working as soon as possible."
Jeremy
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"So you want to become a RN, and find a school with no waiting list. You think Rasmussen looks good. As a current student I can tell you this place is a joke. There is no learning atmosphere, you do online lecture (which is a previous nurse with no teaching experience) that is the teacher reading slides that cover maybe 5% of what is in the reading you will due on your own. So that is about 100 pages of reading per class, but don't forget you need to retain all this knowledge to pass there test. You do not do clinicals at a actual clinic, the have a software called Vsim that you have to figure out on your own cause the teachers are only given 1hour crash course. When you have test out on a skill there is no real practice just watching a poor quality video then having to practice on a stuff animal at home cause you can not practice in the state of the art lab until the day you test out. If you can learn all the course materials on your own and don't need any form of guidance or assistance in learning this program is for you. Cause all you really get is text books and a bill for tuition. Then they wonder why no one is passing the NCLEX. It must be the students cause they do everything they can to help you succeed 😂. So if you want a degree and nothing more then come here. However, if you want an education along with your degree I would look elsewhere. They are currently being reviewed for there ADN programs accreditation."
Kay
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2021
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"As another reviewer wrote, “Run, run, run!” If you read all of the Rasmussen reviews and still decide to attend, I highly encourage you to triple-check the information you are given from the advisors and other staff members, and to get it in writing. My experience included information that was often incomplete and inaccurate, as well as inconsistent between staff members and other platforms (e.g., the Rasmussen website). I contacted the director of the program, the academic dean, and the admissions office and my feedback was left unheard and unrecognized, which means they have no intentions of trying to improve. Being a profit-based institution, the lack of customer service is surprising. Based on what happened to me, plan to be your own advocate by researching and gathering your own information as the advisors are often over-worked, without the knowledge to answer questions, and unable to perform their jobs, or a combination of all of the above – which is a nice way of saying they are incompetent."