Everest Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (106)
This is a technical school, you should pretty much know what you're getting yourself into when you sign on. Most technical schools are overpriced and the "instructors" that are hired on have little to no teaching experience, let alone have teaching certification. You are "taught" the basics, and you really learn the field through your one month or 160hr internship.
This isn't high school, you can't expect things to be handed to you. You have to take initiative! There were times when I went to school, and felt like I was in a daycare. I was one of the younger students in my class, and had more sense than people in there that were twice my age.
I attended Everest for dental assisting a little over a year ago and found employment not long after I finished. But I did deal with lots of rejection because of my association with the school.
Was I ill-prepared? No, because I took initiative to learn. We had an intern in the office I work at a few months ago who did a dental assisting program through a nearby community college. She paid thousands less, but knew absolutely NOTHING! All she did was bookwork, no hands on training whatsoever!
Would I recommend Everest? Yes, but to someone who is going in knowing that you are really going to have to work hard for yourself and make the best out of whatever is given to you (call it settling if you want to), but if you're lazy and expect things to be handed to you. ABSOLUTELY NOT!
But not from Everest! Experience has shown me the majority of the graduated students are not well prepared. This is not to say all students weren't capable. They were few and far between though. I do not have the time or financial resources to interview, do a pre-employment check, hire and train a new employee for a month only to find out they are incompetent. Sorry, but this school has the reputation of being a diploma factory. Good Luck to you if you attend there because it's doubtful you will find gainful employment in your field any time soon.
Honestly i don't even know why i wasted my money going to that school.Here home with 2 kids and still paying back them stupid loans . They make those stupid commercials interesting for a reason ,they wanna make u believe they are a good choice.
Honestly these dumb 9 months programs are a waste of money better of going to a real college.Instead of changing my life it left me with a huge bill. They don't really help u find jobs either. Plus i graduated in 2008 and is 2010 and i still have no job.
I'm a student at Everest i have been going there for 3months i entered the medical admin asst. and the teacher does not teach anything she just there for the pay check i tried my best to learn but i need someone to teach me so i can be successful out in the field.
My other classmates just show up to school to talk about there drama and they cheat on there homework and on the test all the time.. I HATE THIS SCHOOL!!!!so I'm done with this school going to find a better school. if you value or time and your money DONT GO TO EVEREST!!!
I went on 2 interviews for the Decatur campus and after reading these reviews i believe my instincts were right. While on one the interview, the recruiter whsipered under her breath that I was too "uppity". Now, for someone who is trying to bring business into the school, approximately $28,000.00, that was a stupid and unprofessional thing to say. If you were trying to bring in a paying customer worth $28,000.00 in business to your school, would you insult the customer? I think not. I figured if the administrative staff was that ignorant then how ignorant and unprofessional would the instructors be. On the second interview I was attempting to apply for a loan while the financial aid rep was busy playing around and partying with the rest of the staff while I prayed she did not make a mistake on the application. Since then I have decided to go to a college and after reading these reviews, I am so glad I changed my mind.
I finished my dental assisting extern over a month ago. When i went to pay my remaining balance of $60 and pick up my diploma i was told i have to pay an additional $120 because a payment from the state didnt come thru. but they were supposed to tell my this during my last mod of class and didnt. So until i can come up with the money i cant graduate. The school lacked the necessary supplies we needed to learn effectively. We couldnt keep a teacher. now my job search is horrible because they dont certify u in xrays so i have to pay $300 for that class in order to have a chance for employment. It was horrible. I wouldnt recommend this school to my worse enemy.
they give you a loan 15 thousand but if u cant find all the money to pay it you cant graduate but they are suppose to help you learn and get the job you came in there 4 what a lie everest is. lets be real if they where really guaranteed then every one should come out on top, half the people that be on tv got the stuff free from dr phil or some 1 like that i feel if they are teaching the right things once you go to exturn or what ever it is you are going 4 then once you get your job those traing skills will pay off and once you actually get the job then exceeded so much in that they are teachin you so well in that 15 thousand will come right back paid in full plus more yrs of success and loving your career and fellow teachers who took time out to teach you i jus dont understand if they say they are guaranteed then prove it please prove it teach us get us there give us job placement give us our jobs let the hard work you put in teaching us come out in our real job you taught us how to do and once the checks start rollin in deduct school fees that way make a payment plan this way every school is guareenteed to get what they paid for and every one is happy no time or money is waisted thank you