Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (221)
They are awful to deal with. I was told I was going to graduate, they even sent graduation documents out and to my student loans. Then told I had more classes before I could graduate. Then the class I needed wasn't offered, so they dropped me. I went to re-enroll and they "don't offer the masters program anymore". So basically I got screwed out of all of my money and my credits, because if I am to transfer to another school they only allow you to transfer about 9 credits. This school is awful.
Well after attending 2 major universities, I decided to give N.I.T a try in 2005. When I went to enroll, they made everything sound so great and exciting. They made all these big promises about finding a job, and if I could not find one on my own, they would help me. About 1/2 through the degree program, is when it changed names to Everest Institute. I graduated on Sept 28, 2007 with my Associates degree, only later to find out I paid OVER $15,000 for a piece of paper that mean absolutely NOTHING in the real world. Was told any credits I earned would also be transferable to any in state college. WRONG! I later found out they were not even accredited! About 2-3 years after I graduated they ended up closing the school in my area. This coming September will make 10 years since I graduated and never once has my degree helped me get a job, or has any job recognized it. I still owe them around $10,000 for NOTHING but a waste of time. I even felt like I started the course with the exact same knowledge I started with. Save yourself time and MONEY and go to a REAL school, and not this fly by night school!
My first year at Everest was great. I felt like I was accomplishing my goals. Even though the fees were pretty high I continue with a grade point average of 3.2. Now when the second year came around, I was enrolled in the Accounting class and was leave without any help to take the class due to technical issues. And like I found out from others they just passed you around pretending to be helpful but never getting anything solved. Oh did i mention; I was never able to get in touch with my instructor after calling, email and chat. Do go to this school at all. If you ignore the reviews you will be sorry, just like I am.
Hello, My name is Donald. I started Everest University back in 2013 to get my Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, However under the old Corporate Office the school wasn't that great they say I owe them money when I didn't and they charge outrages for tuition of almost 475.00 per credit hour it seemed like. Now, Everest gotten rid of the Associates degree program and kept the bachelors degree program I continued and Now since the new cor prate office took over it seems like it's a lot better. The tuition is cheaper, I haven't had to many problems with the instructors, student service advisers etc, Now, the only complaint I have is that if they can get better accreditation then what they have because there is some schools that i wanted to transfer to won't accept there credits or only accept some of them. I haven't gotten my degree yet but everything is looking good for me getting it really soon... :) will I come back.... Possibly
After participation Inside of Associate's degree program toward Business Management. I've made the decision to continue my education with Everest, toward my Bachelor's degree in "Business Administration." Different aspects within the challenge of your journey can make itself present. Within my own experience toward receiving an education with Everest has been fulfilled. Rather or not a career will present itself still remains to be seen.
I started of in the associates program maintained a 4.0 and got my degree. I proceeded into the bachelors program and it continued to ride smooth. It was getting close to graduation and they decided to send me a email stating that I pay them 5,000 dollars before April 22, 2016 or they will expel me. My world was crushed. They advised me to pay 1,500 dollars and they will put me in the next term. While they were getting money out of me, they did not tell me until it was time to enroll again that they were not teaching this class no more. They did not even give me the courtesy to tell me that I will not be able to enroll in the August 22nd term. Never again this school should even have the privilege to be on tv lying to people. They take our money and then throw you to the wolves.
I study medical billing & coding, I really enjoyed this course. So after I completed and graduated in 2013, I decided to pursue another degree in a different subject. A year into it, I get a call saying the school is closing? So, I dropped out. I never received my Associates degree for the MBIC program?? In other words I wasted 2 1/2 years of my life and nothing to show for it?? Can't get a job because I have no experience??
I thought Everest was a great college until I picked up the phone and decided to actually attend. I wished I NEVER made that call. Every week I got a different advisor, barely heard from my teachers, and never received any help when I needed it. I wouldn't recommend this school to any one
Everest University has really impact my life. In the world of Criminal Justice, Everest has given me a full potential to pursue my dream job. There work around my schedule so I could take care of my personal life while attending classes. I would recommend this school to everyone. Class of 2016
For the most part, this school was great while I attended for my A.S. I got my A.S. in accounting in July 2014. The teachers were very interactive and I learned so much. I hated accounting and never felt like I was the best at it. However, I figured it'd make a decent backup for my career in the future. So, I stuck with it and the professors and other staff really made me feel like it was worth it. I graduated with a 3.95 GPA. I even joined their student advisor program and got to help other students which I loved. I felt like Everest was going to be a great experience for me. So, when I graduated with my A.S. in accounting and wanted to move to a Bachelor's degree in computer science, I decided to go with Everest again. However, this is where things went seriously downhill for me with this school. After I went through the whole enrollment process to get my new degree (I switched majors because I felt it better suited me over accounting), I was excited for my first term. I didn't do bad in my first term of computer science, but I didn't do great either. However, my professors in my second term lacked everything that my accounting professors provided me with. They weren't helpful at all. It was always difficult to reach them. I worked hard and still failed my courses. I don't blame the professors completely though - computer science ended up not being for me. So, I finally changed my major one more time - to criminal justice. However, I didn't want to continue with Everest. I was burnt out on Everest after the experience I had with the computer science professors. The transition out of Everest seemed easy. I got unenrolled and went on the search for a new university. This is when Everest really lost all my respect. Apparently, after unenrolling, they failed to put the information into the system. So, when the new term started, Everest assigned me the classes I'd failed to take again and even managed to get the loans and grants without my permission. I had no idea I was still enrolled - I was never informed of anything. So, since I didn't attend classes, they expelled me and my grants and loans were reneged. This left me owing Everest $1500 directly for that term - classes I never even took. I didn't know this until I tried to enroll into another school. When I tried to enroll into another school, they tried to retrieve my official transcripts from Everest. Everest refused to release them because of my debt to them. So, until I pay Everest the $1500, they're going to hold my transcripts hostage. But from what I understand in applying to other schools, they won't take enough of my credits to even count. So, I'm sat here thinking "What was the point?" Everest has had a huge lawsuit against them. They do so many of their students wrong and it's not helping anyone. They'll do whatever it takes to make a dollar. Kudos to anyone who actually got through Everest with a good experience and was actually able to get a job with their degree. Because I sure haven't. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to retake all my basic classes and deal with the extra expense. Needless to say, I'll be doing a lot more research when I start college again. Please, I beg you, stay away from Everest if you want to get an education that's actually worth your money. I could have saved $27,000 and been in the same exact position I'm in now. All I have to show for that money is a pretty piece of paper.