Everest University Reviews
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.
My program was very hard and it required a lot of focus. I am very pleased with my knowledge I received from my professors, because most of them were either in the field of study or teaching at other colleges and universities. This program give me an opportunity to expand up my writing skills and to focus on being responsible whether in a classroom setting or online. However, it is more difficult to stay focus when working on line. The criminal justice masters program is a great program, but requires a lot of time and effort. Everest is just as good or even greater than any other college. The materials and lesson mirrors other major universities. Hard work pays off.
Teacher is always late or never shows up. We were told the school material/information we were being taught was outdated as of 2013 and we were in 2015. They stopped our course of study so they can revamp it and we won't get the new material. We have a student that comes to the school with her child and sits in the library and not in class and stills get credit for coming to school while others have to pay for daycare. We basically teach each other. I have voiced my concerns and followed the chain of command and nothing has been done. At times am not learning anything and would like this to be taken seriously and some of us sacrifice a lot to come to school and would like to get a discount because for what I have paid on tuition is not worth what I have or am receiving from school. My entire class feels the same way and wanted to express our concerns. My next step is the Dean as they have finally put one in place. Concern Student!!!!!
This school is more worried about the money than the students. Most schools allow you to choose your classes but, when you go online, they pick your classes. If you fail them you still pay the same amount for them even if you have the books. Student advisers changes every few months sometimes weeks. $50.000 + and I ended up dropping out because I spent more money trying to pass classes than getting my degree. SAVE YOUR MONEY DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!
I am attending Everest University online. When i started out i was going for my Associates degree for Criminal Justice but they changed it to where you have to get a Bachelor's degree for my field. I have to have 192 credits for this college to get a degree. I am currenlty at 86 credits and owe 35,000.00 in student loans. I still have nine terms left to get my degree, Why i am still there is because 60% of the schools that i have contacted won't take credits from the college, 30% of the schools i contacted will only take between 8 - 24 credits and the 10% of the other schools or more expansive. The only good thing that the new company took over them is it decreased the tuition a little. Instructors is OK. The ad visors and student aid reps don't help at all. They lie. They don't contact you if there is a problem and when you call them if there is a problem you get the run around. According to there policy they are suppose to email or cal you back with in 72 hours of your email or phone call. I emailed my student adviser and program lead and student aid rep two weeks later.. NO RESPONSE>> Find a different college.
It was great I learned a lot at Everest and now I am working towards my Bachelor's in business management To the future students here at Everest they make everything easy for you to understand such as how the online classroom is setup my 3 year is so advance he can work the classroom. Everest walk you through all the steps it take to get you enrolled in school. Don't get me wrong it's a few things Everest could work on for example giving students debit cards for our financial aide money, and they also could give us picture ID badges like other online schools. But overall Everest is a great school to attend.
This is the worst place in the world. First they rip you off, you cant find a job because you went to Everest (they got shut down) and if your lucky you might get an education from some of your instructors. I learned that when I went into a real medical office I didnt learn anything. The teacher just wanted to talk all day instead of teach. Now Im 20,000 in debt and have no skills to go work as a Medical Assistant. If you are thinking bout going to this school DONT pic a different school to go to. I have friends that have gone to other schools and there are good schools out there and you can get a good education from those. They dont cost as much either and you actually get jobs. I HATE EVEREST!! DONT DO IT!!!!
DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL I went here when it was National Institute of Technology, then they changed the name. The Degree are all worth crap.. true you may find a job but that's because they see you have more than a h.s education. I had to learn the hard way that the only real way to get a degree is to attend a real college. and going to a community college then transferring to a University will be wayyyyyy cheaper always!!!!! 28,000 of debt is not work a 18-24 mont program!!! TRUST ME!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE DONT WASTE YOUR TIME> Attended NYU... he told me no real school/career recognizes these degrees it should be illegal for them to even call them a degree.. tried to go to Wayne state and applied to two community colleges and the all said the same thing..... It took me til I was 28 to realize... I have to go to a real darn school I'll be graduating from USF in December of 2016 and no one even recon. The fact I went to this dam school.. Hope they give me loan forgiveness.
I would like to let everyone know EVEREST never go there , I was in my 8th month and the school literally got shut down they didn't inform us or nothing that it could of happened. They waited until Sunday to email us. It's a FRAUD ! Don't get me wrong we had some good instructors but as of them shutting down like that with over 200 students was dead wrong. If you attend a Everest most likely it's going to get shut down.
The studies in the degree I was going for did not pertain to what I wanted or needed, the faculty and student advisers are just as worthless as the curriculum they have for the degrees they offer. Their classes are very remedial and very little, if anything, you learn will give you the tools you need or provide the training you need to get the career you want. Their biggest selling point is the number of people that get a degree and that you need a degree to show potential employers...I say that its important to have the right training so that you can be a useful resource for potential employers...With very little effort and research you can find the same classes and training they offer at very little or no cost to you...do not enroll at Everest, they are only concerned with making a profit not your education and it shows on their site and software...if you can cover the cost of attending this school, you would be better off putting this money in an IRA or purchasing a house because you would just be throwing this money away for absolutely nothing.