Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (223)
The only reason I chose this school was because I have a child and wanted a school that went all year round. This allows me to finish in a decent amount of time and see my son more often everyday. This school was recommended by a friend.
I was doing fine until they started messing up my finances. I had enough to pay for my classes through various grants, scholarships, FA, and MyCAA. The process to enroll was seamless. Easy and painless. However, the day that I had a concern with my money, they no longer answer the phone. I would have to start leaving horrible, tactless emails that threaten to take my money somewhere else for them to call me. They are all about the money and will screw you over. They are so clueless about what is going on and does not allow access to the simplest information for the students.
What am I talking about? You know those portals all "traditional" schools have? You know the ones where you can view unofficial transcripts, grades, and student account activity? They don't have it. You have to depend on calling them. Thats it. They don't even mail you your student account activities or aide rewards for your records. They are suppose to do this. Instead they keep you blind. This is how they want it to be. I am going to finish this award year and transferring back to my old school. Just say no to Everest and Phoenix.
I have read the reviews on here and to be honest I was shocked. I just finished my first 2 classes here. I have had 2 advisors but both have been very helpful. Some say that this is a school for lazy people, I disagree. It is what you make it. I was in a class that had teamwork assignments and only some of us contributed well the ones that didn't that is on them. You do not get graded as a team you do get graded on what you put in to that team. The professors I had were awesome and really helped me feel comfortable and I feel like I learned alot.
As for the financial Aide advisor, mine was great she told me everything I needed to know. I recieved grants and had to take out loans and she explained everything in detail and if I did not understand I just asked her and she would help me. I do not worry about a refund because the money I do not use is going back into my account for more classes. I do not expect to be supported by the money I recieve to go to school. Some of the reviews were quite harsh,no business is perfect and make mistakes but no one should say this is a bad school because it is not.
Everest has given me the confidence to achieve my dreams. I love this school and would recomend it to anyone willing to work hard. Everything you get out of anything in life is what you put in it.
I have an A.S in Criminal Justice and I wanted to get a B.S. degree in Business Adminstration, but was told that I needed to get an A.S. degree in that field first. I didnt know that by doing so it would eat up all my funds and i couldnt get my B.S. degree unless I pay for it. After that then I can go for my Masters degree in which more funds would be available to me.
This is not what I signed up for. I asked for one thing and was given something I didnt want. I even talked to the Dean of Students to get this corrected and I thought it was. I feel like i have been raped of everything I wanted and tried to do. This is not fair and very misleading to me.
I loved my course of study which was MIBC. I loved my instructor who was on point and knew her stuff. I absolutely hate the student services people and my externcoordinator was a joke.
For all the money i've spent on my education. The amount of time and effort I put into my grades. Which by the way I maintained a 4.0 from start to finish. I have yet to be placed for my externship. I get the run around on signing off of paper work so I can even leave to start my externship because my government loans are hung up somewhere between A and B. Which I can do nothing about. I feel very let down.
I would not reccommend this school to anyone solely based on the externship BS alone
Please do not enroll in this school. I finished my Master's in October and still have not received my degree. They will tell you before graduation that you owe an outstanding amount of money. They will hold your loan and will not accept your calls. If they do accept your calls they will constantly lie and give false information. This is no joke. I am still waiting and they will not tell me anything about my funds or give me my transcripts or degree. I was warned but did not listen.
I read a review earlier that had said that Everest is a business and NOT a university. Just for giggles, I looked up the information at the accredited Council for Higher Education Accredidation website at www.CHEA.org
Firstly, Everest IS AN ACCREDITED HIGH EDUCATION Institution. I have received two AS degrees and I am currently working on my BS. What you pay for it what you get. One year of school (full-time) costs me roughly $12,000. Not bad considering I hardly pay a cent out of my own pocket. Maintaining a 4.0 GPA helps also. I have been attendin everest for 5 years and I absolutely love the school.
Despite the fact I enjoyed the class this school is not a school. Its a scam. Financial aid is a joke. Be forwarned you will not get your refunds. I took a class in August and I still do not have them. They said they were redoing their system. Please do not waste your time energy or money.
I have been a student at Everest for a year. I was fully aware of the money that I was spending on school and the time that I will be spending attending school. I ASKED the questions. People are to quick to point fingers at the school these days without researching each school that they apply to.
Did you ask how financial aid works with an online school versus a traditional ground school? Did you know that you don't get as big of a refund at an online school...most of the time...because you don't have the same school expenses, such as, housing, food, medicial center, etc?
Did you ASK about cost per term before you decided to attend? Did you break that tuition price down to see what is comes out to be per class? Does the school cost per credit or per term? Did you compare schools? Did you ask about their accreditation? Is it regional or national? Do you know the difference? These are questions that ANY student should know BEFORE signing the enrollment agreement.
It's not the university's fault for not sharing if the student did not do their research.
Everest University is a good school. The instructors are helpful, the cirriculum meets all the standards necessary for a national accreditation, it has a good reputation, it's been in existence for many years, it's a solid institution, and IF you compare tuition cost...it's more affordable than most other online colleges/universities. Not to mention all the benefits they give back to the student...career center, resume building, interview skills, laptop help.... For the students to be...ASK the questions!!
Hello everyone, I have been going to Everest online for almost a year now. I never worried about the grants and loans until this semester. I had gotten really curious as to how much I was being charged for my classes and how much they were getting from my Pell grant and loans. So I called my financial aid adviser and they told me that my balance was 2,470.00. I'm taking a full 12 week course and a 6 week course. I just wanted to say this because of a previous post of the person saying they only charge you 1,600.00 for 3 classes.. no I do not believe that is true. I was like okay so when will my pell and my loans come through and how much are they.
I wanted to know if I had any money left over. They told me then that I only get 980.00 in Pell and the rest is my loan. My loan amount is 3,000.00 for the semester which makes me get 1,500.00 back this semester. I was like okay so when will the school get these funds I have been in my classes for 7 weeks now and I haven't received anything except my loan papers saying that they have already sent you the money and I have to pay them back. I'm still waiting for my refund amount that was supposed to have been sent to me on July 30. After all of the mess that I have had to deal with I began searching online for details about the college. I found out that the past year of me going to school there is basically nothing. My credits will not transfer if I want to go to a different school or one in my town. I have basically threw money in the wind! Even though you didn't pay for your classes with cash, you have the loans that you HAVE to pay back. I have threw so much money in to this BUSINESS not a college that I'm so mad. I wish that there was something more I could do than just say something bad online in a blog about them. They do need to be investigated and made to refund all the money they have received. Thank you for reading my comment Me
Within several weeks attending Everest I became accutely aware funds were being misappropriated. I began classes on 2/22/10, withdraw 5/03/10 at that date Everest had over $6,000.00 disbursed from my SallieMae Loans, 892.00 Pell Grant leaving low Balance for the remaining year. I attempted several times speaking with Financial Adm. concerning these issue requesting generated summary of my account only to be treated with an unprofesional demeanor. Their attitude being the loans were their dept, mine, keeping high grades so loans would stay active.
Realizing by October all my loans would have been depleted for 2010, I had NO option except to Withdraw (I maintained GPA 4.0). Since that date I receive at least once a week, calls from the college reminding me I owe them monies, calls from SallieMae to the same. Speaking with CCI(Corinthian Colleges, Inc.) Rep. concerning weekly billings and calls, I was informed even though Withdraw May 3, 2010, remaining classes through May 31, 2010 I was still financially accountable for even though I did not attend. I reminded them upon my Withdraw I was paid through that term...Rep response: Yes, we realize this, upon your absense from our college we are showing a Credit of $710.00 + 2,171.59 which we returned to SalliMae as you no longer attended our college...so, therefore you owe us 2,171.59 immediately.(purposely diverted from revealing 710.00 issue) Given this information I advised him upon admission and withdraw, I signed documents requesting any/all credits pertaining to my account submitted to me within 14 days. Rep. stated this is NOT correct, upon withdraw from our college, credits to student acct. are RETURNED to loan companies, and student being held reponsible for payment.
No where during my admission being instructed of this ..infact, upon reading financial document it clearly states upon withdraw from college should student have credit(s) in account student given the option to have such returned to loan for credit OR sent to student within 14 days.I chose option to have credits disbursed to me..Everest kept the (credits) till July 2, 2010...then returned to SalliMae which only leaves me to think SallieMae and Everest are squandering funds from students.I am left owing monies to Salliemae and Everest.
I am 62 years old...obtaining a college degree having been a lifetime goal of mine...I waited 45 years for my oppurtunity and having to withdraw from college was very disappointing and devastating. Now, I am having to deal with their creditors calling and billing, weekly, loans are in Grace and my frist payment IS NOT due till Dec 13, 2010..I am left deep in debt, without the Professional Degree I waited for 45 years to obtain....this is so unfair and unprofessional and NEEDS to be investigated.
Not only my case but so many other students. I stood in line the day I withdraw having three other students ahead of me doing the same..young student with such emotions on theirs faces trying to understand what just happened.... I witnessed graduates crying and emotionally upset as they had learned of large debits, being denied their degrees till paid. I have no doubt the rebuttals to complaints I have read are submitted by college officials...I walked amongst these halls over three months and I observed more events of unprofessional actions than should be displayed.
I was taken back on my initial interview how personnels dressed and presented themselves:in unprofessional mannerism! On that day I was given the Grand Tour and Treatment...once I signed the bottom line and became 'their' gain, friendly handshakes, acknowledgements along with professional advise, flew out the windows...Would my degree been recognized within the business world..Would I have been able to obtain the profession I would have strived two years for...I can not say...I can only finalize my experiences within the short weeks I attended...I will clarify: I loved my instructors, I enjoyed my classes and work...Sad, I wished I had attended another school and they were within it's walls.