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3 College Junior

Student Body: I have not had any problems in this area

4 College Sophomore

Student Body: Although its an online class, the students are constantly in contact through discussion boards as well as email. It helps to have other students to converse with about the class and that is one thing I appreciate most about my classes.

5 College Freshman

Student Body: There is opportunity to meet many different people from different backgrounds

4 College Senior

Student Body: The students that attend Kaplan are from all over the U.S. and a few even deployed over seas.

5 College Junior

Student Body: The student body at Kaplan is very diverse and friendly. The students are very intelligent and accepting of everyone.


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The average student at Kaplan University is very smart and working toward a career. The students carry their own weight and also help others along the way through discussion board posts. So, if you do not fully understand something, ask your fellow students! The students come from different backgrounds, which brings a variety of perspectives to the online discussions. Everyone acts very professional and respects one another in the online environment, which is a requirement of Kaplan University’s ethics.

Students who attend Kaplan are busy with their everyday lives, and it seems like going to college while dealing with the realities of life makes students focus more on their goals, rather than drama, which might happen more at a traditional brick-and-mortar college. Students are not in competition with one another in the online environment—they are here to learn and share the knowledge of their experiences with others.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Student Diversity
African American: 24%
Asian American: 1%
Hispanic: 7%
International: 0%
Native American: 1%
White: 44%
Unknown: 22%
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 0%
20-21: 1%
22-24: 6%
25+: 92%
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Texas
Typical Peers
The personality trait that is common among the students here is that they are willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need of help. And if they don't know the answer, they will suggest where to go to find it. Students are friendly and professional and can offer advice on career objectives. The students interact through discussion boards, also known as (DB), AIM, and social networking sites.
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
Student Organizations
There are lots of students organizations at Kaplan, including: African American Student Union (KAUSE), Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society (APS), American Medical Technologist Society (AMT), Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), Community of Practice (CoP), Educators Club, Kaplanomics, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society (LPE), National Communication Association (NCA), Net Impact, Nursing International Honor Society (NIHS), OWLS Club, Psychology Club, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Students of Project Management (StuPM), Travel and Hospitality Network, and Women in Communications (WIC). And, these are just some of the clubs and organizations available to Kaplan University students!
ROTC Programs
Army ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Air Force ROTC: No

Student Polls

I would say students at my school are    Based on 831 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Career-oriented
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Outgoing
  • Smart

How much social and academic interaction is there between students?    Based on 832 responses

  • 23% A lot of interaction. Students participate in clubs, study together, and hang out.
  • 41% Some interaction, but it's mostly in the classroom.
  • 35% No interaction. My classes are all online or the students at my school are there to learn and then go home.



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