Everest Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (107)
I can't believe so many people have had a bad experience with Everest. I have been going for about 4 months, and I absolutely love it. I'm 6 months pregnant, and am able to fit school into my schedule no problem. Yes it's a lot of work, but you have to be dedicated, and you'll do fine! I go to Everest in aurora Colorado. I love the instructors, the staff, financial aid, and all the counselors. All of my classmates love everything about the program too. I'm so sorry that so many people have had terrible experiences. This has been one of the best career choices for me, and my classmates would agree. The hands on is every single day, and SO fun. I hope people aren't deterred, and I hope they find an awesome Everest campus like I have. I cannot wait to graduate! (I do know that Everest is currently in the process of switching all campuses to non profit, after starting out for profit. Due to this, many campuses have closed, Arizona campuses for example, but mine is non profit already. This may be a huge reason for the financial serive complaints, and staffing complaints. Do your research on the campuses available to you and good luck!!!)
This school is NOT I repeat NOT ORGANIZED what so ever. They enroll you without a problem which was skeptical to me but I went with it anyway. They tell u they'll send a laptop to help you with school work (never came) and every time I get a call I'm talking to some one new. The Financial aid people obviously do not communicate with the school being the fact that I was still being called about documents that I sent before the "semester" even started 3 weeks in to the semester. And if they don't get your documents that YOU sent to a group of people who obviously don't give a shit your classes get dropped as if you are the one that's not doing his job. I would reccomend any one to STAY AWAY from this school and "institution" as a whole.
EVEREST IS A FRAUD ! THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSE TO ENROLL NEW PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY'RE IN DEBT. I WOULD RECOMMEND GOING TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE !!!!! WE NO LONGER HAVE A SECURITY GUARD BECAUSE EVEREST FAILED TO PAY HIS COMPANY FOR FOUR MONTHS. WE COME TO CLASS AND DO HOMEWORK ONLY ! THE TEACHERS DON'T EVEN PAY US ANY MIND. IF THE TEACHER GETS MAD AT YOU, THEY THREATEN TO LOWER YOUR GRADE.
First off Everest is a waste of your time and your money. I went to Everest in 2008 because I wanted a quick career change I was will still am I CNA at that time 7 years I wanted to make more money so I choose Everest because I had great luck with my CNA class 6 weeks 800 dollars I made all that money back and sum so I was like lets do it again. I was lied to from the time I walk into the door til about January 2009 when I called into the office to complete a new fasa that's when i realize the truth of this school I submitted my fasa in the office financial aid sent me a letter as they do with all submits that when I found out I had 5500 left over in my account I called financial aid they told me the school has the money so I went to my school and I ask for my money they were acting like they don't know anything about so I called financial aid on my phone and the lady told them I have over 5500 that is owed to me and they have less the 3 weeks to give me my money. at that point in time I informed financial aid how many people have they stole money from over the years because so many people don't open mail or respond to letters for example their was 28 students in my class at that time 8 of us got money back because of the new fasa between us 8 in one class we got back 12,000 now think about this there are 10 classrooms on this campus if there is 30 students in each class and each class has 8 people getting a refund that's 120,000 that school would of kept in their pockets if I never opened my mail not to mention at that time it cost 15,500 for the 8 month Medical Assistant program that means 4,650,000 dollars was paid to the school and they wanted the extra 120,000 form who ever financial aid paid extra im just saying shady ain't it. so I went to every classroom in Eagan campus and told my classmates if you graduate this may2009 and you have done a new fasa for the 2009 year they got your money go get it so many people went in the office requesting money that they close the office claiming a maintenance problem people where walking up to me telling me that they getting back 1000 to 6000 dollars from this school. Everest is a joke your diploma or AAS or bachelor degree don't mean shit just like that the paper its printed on. I'm still in school only this time I went to a real collage I figure I should go for what I want so criminal justice major graduate next fall 2015 please please please know what you paying for and make sure you really want it or you'll be like me fighting to improve justice for all
I attended everest institute in southfield, Mich and from my first day of walking into this school and starting my journey with Everest seemed to be wonderful...the adimissons staff were friendly as well as the rest of the staff working there, teaching or not. I went through my full program before I began to have problems with the school...I got up to the point where I was completing my externship and we were told that there would be help setting us into job placement which I was excited and looking forward to all we need to do was go see a counsoler for that. I made an appointment and met with a lady by which she had all my information showing how I was an honor student every mod and never late...after meeting with her all but 5 minutes she told me to call back the next week and see what she had for me...called the next week (3 times) and could not reach her...as I'm getting for graduation I am constantly trying to reach this counselor that is suppose to set me up with a job and am never able to reach her or get help from anyone else that she us working with...why can't I get any help??? Because I have graduated already, the job placement service is for students that have not graduated yet...anyways long story short, I never was placed with a job by Everest Institute regardless of the model student that I was and my persistence to get help with getting a job through the school, I tried and tried for years on my own to get a job as a MA on my own with no success. My time and education with Everest Institute has been a complete waste of time energy but most of all, my money.
I was told my degree would take 2 years, but it was actually an 8-year program. By the time you learn the truth, you're already in debt. Then you're encouraged to beat the odds - you can do it! I was charged twice as much as the agreed-upon amount. Now $70,000 in debt and nothing to show for it. Nobody gets 8 years of financial aid, so graduation is impossible unless you take out private loans. They take it all and then kick you out, leaving you with nothing but a massive amount of debt.
If you are lucky you are on this website researching Everest Institute BEFORE you enroll. If you are unfortunate you have already enrolled or graduated, completely dissatisfied and wondering if there are others like you. Well yes, and here we are! I am very sorry if Everest burned you (welcome to the club), but this review is primarily for those who are were smart enough to do some checking before signing their life away. I am the dumbest of the dumb because I was forewarned and I enrolled anyway. I was somewhere between desperation and just being anxious to get into a career when I made the poorest decision of my life. But before I get into my story let me hit you with some cold hard facts. First, no doubt your interest in Everest most likely came as a result of all the commercials and online advertising they do. FACT 1: When something is truly good they don't need to advertise. The product speaks for itself. Advertising is for something new that they want you to try or to mislead you and get your money. Think about it, have you ever seen an ad for a Rolls Royce? No, because they know they are the best, their reputation speaks for itself. You may see an ad for U of M during a televised game, but never during the Maury show. The same goes for any reputable university. FACT 2: One of the best ways to tell if a college or university is worthwhile is to look at the stats on how many students default on their loans. The science behind this is if you are graduating people with a quality education they will find jobs and thus be able to pay their loans back. If a school is just full of crap students just get loans to pay for degrees that make the school rich while not improving their own lives one little bit. Everest is part of a large system of institutions run by Corinthian Colleges Inc. At an Everest campus in Texas, more than 57% of students with loans defaulted in 3 years. At Everest campuses in Colorado, Michigan and New York, the default rates were all greater than 48%(the figures were valid as of 9/13/2012). This school is not doing its job, at least not for the students. FACT 3: Look at the reviews on this site regarding Everest, not the complaints so much, but the numbers, the stuff that can't be faked. Including myself, as of today 8/1/14, 95 people have reviewed this institution. Of those only about 27-31 actual people would recommend this school or agree that the degree improved their career. They report the numbers as percentages but the math is easy to do. Or better yet think of the reviews as a test. 95 is the highest they could score, everyone who reviewed would like them. But they did not get all 95 or 100% to like them. They only got 28-33%, even a fifth grader can see they are flunking miserably. And here is another statistical tidbit according to Lee Resource Inc. for every customer complaint their are 26 who have remained silent. As for my personal experience make the setting Everest Institute in Detroit, MI on Jos Campau, right off of East Jefferson, add that the staff violated my Constitutional Rights to the degree they got a nasty letter from a legal body promising them litigation, and you can read any of the other reviews. The story is the same. It has been awhile. I was prompted to write this review as I was home ill today and was bombarded with Everest commercials. It is school season and the vultures are out seeking more victims. I wonder how many of those damned commercials I'm paying for? They say you just have to chalk it up as a life lesson. I say 12 to 20 thousand dollars is a lot to spend for a lesson I could have learned by listening to what I was told and/or clicking on this website.
I would never recommend this school to anyone. I completed my program and I like what I'm doing but I would never go through that "school" experience again. No one in the admissions really care about anyone they let EVERYONE in. The way the program is set up is horrible they let people come in every month instead of doing it linear, which would make no sense but nothing in that school makes sense. Most of the teacher there are not professionals themselves neither the less the students. It's makes no sense to me how student want a professional job but can barely speak in a professional manner ! It's not worth it, and I hate that I'm even associated with that Everest.
Waste of money!!!!!! First of all, they will tell you all sorts of lies and half-truths to get you to enroll. When you go in the school, the people there are like car salesman. They could care less about your academics and needs; all they want is the commission. They do not work around your schedule. they kick u out if u miss 5 days no matter what the excuses is. (ex.if ur car broke down or if you cant find someone to watch your kids.) There only one best Massage Teacher in the school MIss J.. Dont even waste your money!
I went to the school in city of industry and they promised a job well they never helped me get one and I had got one on my own so they used it to say like hey I got this job for you . Our teacher quit mid course because she couldn't handle how the school was ran by the director . I would try somewhere else that is willing to help.