I liked Kaplan when I took it last year. Our instructor was great. He scored a 174 and was going to Georgetown. I don't think that this was necessarily what made him a good teacher, because as it's been mentioned a good score doesn't mean you know how to teach the material. It was a good experience and while I didn't raise my score as much as I had hoped, which I am sure is only my fault and not theirs, I did improve and I think that my score has helped me get accepted at 11 - 13 schools so far in this cycle. Without Kaplan and sme score improvement I am sure I would be having a much harder time. But all that being said, I can't speal for other courses, and they may be just as good or better. I'm just saying I liked Kaplan and found it helpful enough. But I also think that like with any class, you only get out what you put in.