Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (219)
First I would like to address tne individuals who are under the impression that those of us who express discontent with this "school" are whining. I have invested a year into this place and have maintained a "B" average. Why? Because that is the effort I have decided to put in.
Second, my experience has been negative ever since they began sending me letters informing me that I was on academic probation and the business office has been calling me telling me I have a balance with each conversation while in the same semester.
I receive grants and loans to satisfy my tuition and any costs related to my education and therefore, should not have any balance once monies have been applied. Moreover, everytime I have tried to call the Financial Aid office I only reach voicemails; and when I do speak with a live person they talk in circles and fail to provide viable explanations.
The classes are not challenging. I just thought it was the individual instructor, it is not , this is the curriculum. I am not returning to this school for anymore semesters and will attend a more reputable institution. I underdstand that everyone does not have the time to go to a brick and mortar school, myself included but anything has to be better than this.
I ATTENDED THIS SCHOOL, AND I WAS LIED TO FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. THEY TOOK ALL MY PELL GRANT, EVERY CENT, I HAD. THE BOOKS WERE RIDICULOUSLY OVER PRICED. THE WHOLE ENTIRE PROCESS OF ATTENDING SCHOOL AT EVEREST, WAS A BIG WASTE OF TIME, AND A HUGE LET DOWN.
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID. I AM BEING VERY HONEST WITH EVERYONE, THIS SCHOOL WILL LIE TO YOU AND RIP YOU OFF. CHOOSE ANOTHER. THANKS.......D.
I am a current student at Everest University Jacksonville Florida, and so far everything what was said has came to pass and is true, my classes are small and the teacher is very concern with your learning. I do not do any online classes,I am a claasroom student and everything is excellent.
I even saved $2,000 plus by attending this school for this program. (Massage Therapy) So for those who had bad experience I think it is the school you attended, maybe their staff sucks, or maybe you as a person have issues... but I can trully recommend this school.
As for those of us who have been out of high school for a while, Everest is a great place to learn.
I began my formal education in February of 2005 at the age of 48. At first, I was worried about keeping up with the younger students, but in a few weeks, I was helping them. It took only 15 months for me to complete my Associates Degree in Accounting. I attended classes at the Brandon, Florida campus, and took some classes online even then. At the time, it was still called Florida Metropolitan University.
While attending the Lakeland Campus, a family emergency and the economy forced us to move out of state. There were no problems transferring to all online classes. This is one area where Everest has an advantage over other schools. If you have to move, you can still attend classes uninterrupted. Some schools cannot offer their students that option.
I admit there have been issues with the staff; as in ANY school you would attend. However, the campus President at Lakeland is very caring and quick to respond to the students' needs.
There are students who have trouble with the English language. However, I see/read improper grammar and spelling in many student posts. Some students who have graduated from an English speaking high school and were born and raised in America, still have a problem with the language.
As for Everest not being accepted by prospective employers, perhaps there was another reason you weren't hired. I had no problem going to work in a reputable CPA firm during tax season between completing my AS and starting my BS.
Also, let me point out that there are problems with any school you might attend. While Everest is not perfect, I think it serves a great need in our society. I would say that you will reap what you sew in education. If you work hard, regardless of your classmates and teammates, you will get a quality education from Everest or any college you attend.
Finally, I cannot say whether the people who posted negative comments are being honest or not. But I do believe they are exaggerating a bit.
I wish people would quit lying about how much tuition costs. Several people have said they only took three classes and received a bill for $15,000. Do the math. The tuition for associates and bachelor is $404 per credit hour. $1,616 per class. If you took three classes that is $4,848 for the term. If you are reading a review that says they paid $15,000 for three clases, that person is a liar and probably never attended Everest.
I am getting a MBA at Everest so tuition is around $510 per credit hour.
I have been doing Everest University online for 7 month and about to get my assiocate degree later in the early fall this year 2010. This school is very excellent and great staff to help out. I don't have any problem with them.
After read bad review, I don't understand what is going on but nothing happen to me. I am getting my degree in medical billing & coding. It is great school to earn your future career online. Classmate and professor are great and work with everyone to succuess career that you want to have in the future. I really recommed this school to do online.
I got a lot of scholarships and grants to cover my tuition on top of my loans and it is taking them too long to get back to me about my money.
Then I get told that I wont get the money even though it says on my award letter that I will get the money and it says the amount. The instructors are generally very nice but I have had a lot of problems with my instructors.
They expect you to log in everyday and post and then reply to other students on the other days, but never the same day. It is just stupid. I wish that I would have chosen a different school. Plus I have gone through about 7 different student advisors because the other ones keep getting fired or they just leave their jobs.
I received my so called AS Degree from Everest only because I was too far in the program to turn back before getting wise by researching. Fortunately I attended a regionally accredited college prior to Everest to obtain most of my credits.
To make a long story short while attending I reached my limit for my student loans with nothing to show in addition to paying out of pocket for tuition and books because of reaching my aggregate limit.
I transferred to a regionally accredited university for my BS Degree. All Everest/Florida Metropolitan credits were rejected. I received a scholarship to move forward with my BS from a regionally accredited university, which I completed 4/2010. I am now stuck with a student loan that took approx 1 year of my time and effort.
I refuse to place Everest on my resume for any position. I went to obtain a career and degree, but instead got shafted due to lack of knowledge.
My wife and I have been enrolled with Everest almost four years. We have earned our Associates in Science Degrees and are working toward our Bachelors. The material covered is current and the books are up to date. I advise people interested in college that online courses are for those who like to read and have a good work ethic. Because there is no classroom styled interaction, students enrolled in Everest University read far more of the textbooks than attendees of the old style schools.
Support staff is professional and will follow up with you. I have never talked with one support staff who I did not feel had my best interest in mind and a sincere desire to solve my problem. The current economic crisis has increased the enrollment. I have had to leave voice mail messages more often than speaking with the person on the first try. However, I always receive follow-up in a timely manner.
If you work well unsupervised, learn from reading and want a quality education, I recommend Everest University Online.
I have been reading all of the comments and the negative comments are concerning. I have been attending Everest since 2005 and I must say that if you thought online schooling would be easier than campus you were fooling yourself.
Keep in mind that Everest University is handled differently from Everest College and Everest Institute.
I had to earn every part of my degree, course by course. This means that I have had to read ALL of my material, attend my classes regularly and meet all of my course criteria and timelines. I graduated with a 4.0+ GPA and worked hard to do so. You you are not willing to do this then NO, Everest University is NOT the school for you.
I graduated with 2 bachelors degrees and was able to to compete 6 academic years in 4. I am currently enrolld in their masters program. The amount I have out in loans for TWO bachelors degrees is far less than Phoenix University, Kaplan, or any other online university wanted to charge me.
The Everest University staff have all been very kind and helpful. I had 2 instructors that slacked in their cirriculum. When I reported them to my counselor, I immediately received a call from the president of the school. The instructors were dealt with and are no longer working with Everest.
All in all, I must say that Everest University is by far the better option if you are self-disciplined and self-motivated.