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Keiser University

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Keiser University is Florida’s third-largest non-profit university. Home to almost 20,000 students, it’s regionally accredited and ranked nationally by the U.S. News & World Report.

The Flagship Campus is spread over 100 green acres in the heart of West Palm Beach, where students have exciting opportunities at their fingertips. With days full of sunshine, the location boasts stunning waterfront views as well as close proximity to the Florida Everglades. Entertainment activities include outdoor festivals, theatres, museums, hiking, biking, world-class shopping amenities, and more.

The university was founded in 1977 in response to Florida’s need for a career-focused institution. The institution is designed to enrich students’ minds and enhance their skills while meeting the demands of Florida’s economy and workforce. There are several campuses across Florida and internationally, including in China.

At Keiser, students can choose from many associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree programs. Areas of study help students enter into in-demand career fields, covering business, sport management, engineering, information technology, nursing, and much more.

Keiser University has a strong international character to its student body, providing a home-away-from-home for students from all over the world. Plenty of support is on offer to help with students’ educational experience. There’s lots to get involved with outside of the classroom, including 29 sports teams featuring NAIA teams and club sports.

The university offers a high-quality education. Classes are small in size and led by faculty who are passionate about their subject areas. There is a culture of ‘students first’, and this is evident through the success of graduates who are ready to join the professional workforce with in-demand skills and qualities.

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What’s new

What’s new

New programs at Flagship

There are a number of new programs now being offered from Keiser’s Flagship Campus. These are:

  • Associate of Science in Applied Engineering
  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinematic Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an Automotive Dealership Management Concentration (Online)
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Engineering

There is also a new athletics E-Sports program, fishing club and clay shooting club team.

Programs for native Spanish speakers

Two new degree programs are now offered in Spanish at the Miami branch campus. These are designed to help Spanish-speaking students through an education tailored to them that will give them an edge in the competitive graduate job market. The two programs are a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an associate degree in medical assisting.


Recently, the university has shone in national rankings. The U.S. News & World Report and Niche have both recognized Keiser as one of the country’s leading institutions in 2020.

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Keiser as:

  • 34th for Social Mobility in 2020
  • 275th for National Universities in 2020
  • 52 in the south region for Regional Universities in 2018.

In 2020, Niche ranked Keiser as:

  • 7th for Best Online Colleges
  • Number 25 for Top Culinary Schools in the U.S.
  • 43rd for Safest College Campuses in America
  • Within the top 25 percent overall for both Best Colleges and Top Private Universities.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Keiser University boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, and almost 50 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students. Classes are delivered in multiple delivery formats. It’s easy to communicate with professors who strive to provide an inclusive and hands-on experience.

According to Niche, 88 percent of students at Keiser say their professors put a lot of effort into teaching. 82 percent of students say that it’s easy to get the classes they want and 82 percent say the workload is easy to manage.

Keiser was initially founded because of the area’s need for a practical career education. It attracts learners who look for a personalized educational environment that is enriched by industry equipment and technologies.

The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School and Commission on Colleges. It’s active within advisory boards for each program, and curriculum, facilities and equipment are regularly reviewed to ensure students get the best education possible in their chosen areas.

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Department structure

Department structure

Over 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs are available to choose from, in a range of fields from business to hospitality. The curriculum is career-focused, and the university regularly reviews program content to ensure that it stays on top of industry development. Programs cover:

  • Accounting, finance
  • Business, International Business, entrepreneurship
  • Management, human resources
  • Automotive dealership
  • Cinematic arts
  • Criminal justice, political science
  • English for speakers of other languages
  • Hospitality
  • Golf Management
  • Equine studies
  • Applied engineering, software engineering
  • Fire science, biomedical sciences
  • Transportation and logistics
  • General studies, interdisciplinary studies
  • Health care, nursing, chiropractic
  • Homeland security, cybersecurity
  • Information technology
  • Marketing, communications
  • Exercise science, sport management, sports medicine, fitness technology
  • Web and mobile development

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To study at Keiser, international students need to meet the different entry requirements. This includes being able to write, read, and speak English fluently. The requirements are:

  • Successful completion of secondary-level school education (equivalent to U.S. high school)
  • Proof of finances that will cover tuition fees and other necessary expenses (or proof of qualifying for financial aid).
  • If students are not native English speakers, they must demonstrate proficiency in the English language (a minimum TOEFL paper-based exam score of 500, computer-based exam score of 173 or internet-based score of 61, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0).

The university only accepts F-1 visas based on the chosen program of study. International students can apply through the Admissions Office and must submit their applications at least two months before the start of their programs. For students who can’t meet the English language requirements, there is an Intensive English Language program they can take before their academic studies.

Transfer credits are evaluated on a course equivalency basis.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

A variety of scholarships are in place to support high-achieving students and those who need financial aid. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s program and meet other requirements.

Scholarships from the university include the Keiser Merit Scholarship Awards and Athletic Scholarship Awards. Private scholarships are also on offer from external partners for students who meet the criteria. Keiser’s Financial Aid department can advise on where to find what’s available and how to get more information. University awards depend on GPA scores and are renewable for four years. They include:

  • International Freshman Scholarship – up to USD 16,000 per year
  • Transfer Scholarships – up to USD 9,000 per year
  • Graduate School Scholarships – up to USD 12,000 per year

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The Flagship Campus is based in scenic West Palm Beach, a city packed full of opportunities and adventure. The campus has all that students need to support them during their studies, such as departments for academic affairs, student services, and administration.

Academic facilities include computer and medical labs, industry-focused learning equipment, numerous workstations and a career center. As well as many learning resources, the library/learning commons consists of individual study spaces, and quiet areas. The university’s bookstore, both online and on-campus provides books, course materials, accessories, clothing, gifts, and other supplies.

There are also many services that ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the university. This includes sports and fitness facilities, lounge spaces, on-site parking, counseling and mental health services and physiotherapy. Students can take advantage of suite-style residences, meal plans, WiFi and recreational areas, intramural activities, athletic teams, and club sports.

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Pembroke Pines Florida 1640 SW 145th Avenue
New Port Richey Florida 6014 US Highway 19 North, Suite 250
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Clearwater Florida 16120 U.S. Highway 19 N.
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Daytona Beach Florida 1800 Business Park Boulevard
Naples Florida 1336 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 2
Tampa Florida 5002 West Waters Avenue
Port Saint Lucie Florida 9400 SW Discovery Way
Sarasota Florida 6151 Lake Osprey Drive
West Palm Beach Florida 2085 Vista Parkway
Fort Myers Florida 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway
Lakeland Florida 2400 Interstate Drive
Miami Florida 2101 NW 117th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 1500 Northwest 49th Street
Melbourne Florida 900 South Babcock Street
Orlando Florida 5600 Lake Underhill Road Orlando
Keiser University is a regionally accredited private career university that provides educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body in traditional, nontraditional and online delivery formats. The university continuously monitors trends in the workforce and offers over 100 different doctoral through associate degrees in a variety of health care, business, information technology, culinary arts, legal studies, and education fields.

At Keiser University, students have an opportunity to be a part of the Student Government Association and be a contributor to their campus and community. SGA schedules periodic meetings as well as special events and activities. The representatives give a brief presentation at all new student orientations and assist in the planning of social, professional development, fundraising, and other community service activities.

The main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. Through quality teaching, learning, and research, the university is committed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for successful employment.
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