Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (220)
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.
It was a great experience and one really did get a valuable education. The convenience of online classes and the flexibility of the instructors made it worth while. I really did learn a great deal and I would highly recommend attending if one plans to attend school online.
The price of the tuition includes all books and they are autoshipped to your home. However, register for classes early so that books are recieved in a timely fashion.
I have been attending Everest Online for nearly a year now, and I honestly can say I have not had any complaints so far. I have attended a community college prior to Everest, and I had to drop out due to lack of child care. The staff at Everest made getting financial aid very easy, actually they helped me more than the counselor at my previous school.
I havent had any issues with recieving my course materials, all have arrived on time, and my advisor has been very helpful. The classes are great, and I am really enjoying going to school. Online makes it easy because I can do it when I have the time. Everest is a career school, it focuses on what you have to know to get a job, and it is a bit pricy, education always is, but I feel its an even trade for the convenience.
As with any school, you will get out of it what you put into it, and I have learned a lot this year. I read one of the comments stating that someone felt that the instructors just pass you, but that is not true at all. I feel you are graded on your effort, the assinments that I work hard on earn good grades, where as if I do not put adequate effort I do not recieve a great grade.
As for job placement, the way I see it is you will also get what you put into it. If you want to settle for a low paying job, that is what you will have. Overall, I feel that Everest is a great CAREER school.
Ok. I know that there are a bunch of reviews on here with everyone comoplaining and whining about their expirience but I can tell you now. This is the best time i have ever had. i hear all the time, even in class about how everyone thinks this is boring or stupid or something like that. all I have to say about everyone who is complaining is SHUT UP! No one forced you to attend this school. If you didn't like it, it is not hard to go to the dean and say "I would like to withdraw" and thats it. It is expensive because it is a CAREER COLLEGE. I am sick and tired of people putting down a school or university because "they didn't help me enough" grow up and take some responsibility. I love attending Everest and would reccomend it to anyone who was looking to attend school.
I've only been in Everest University for about a month and i have already regretted going. I've decided to transfer to another college. The school just seems to be after the money and the teachers don't help when they are suppose to. I know someone who joined and after a few months she transferred to an actual college. If you are looking into this school DON'T. This "school" is totally not worth the time or the money.
This school charges through the nose for tuition. They charged me $400 a credit hour and each class is 4 credit hours. $1600 a CLASS!! Is this Notre Dame?! Harvard?!
I spent 2 full semesters attending Everest Online toward an Associates Degree. 5 straight "A's". I certainly do not think these classes are/were educationally worth 4 credit hours. As far as i'm concerned, it's just a way to increase tuition.
Want to transfer credits from Everest? Good luck! Everything I have read says you are going to have a big problem trying to do that. I intend to try it with one of my local schools just to see what would be accepted, if anything.
Everest has a problem with student plagiarism. I reported several acts of plagiarism while I attended, which is certainly my right considering what the cost was. When a student has to point out to an instructor that another student has copy and pasted, there certainly is a problem somewhere.
Everest places students who can't read, write, and comprehend English very well in classes with students who can. Everest expects them to be able to interact online with each other. It does not work. I found myself hard pressed to understand alot of what my classmates were trying to say.
Another problem is students use the online format as a platform/soapbox to spout off about their religous beliefs. They use their religion as a cure-all for everything, including assignments. They try to push it upon other students. I did not enroll in school to be preached to.
As far as the instructors go, I only had one instructor that really didn't do much as far as participation goes in a class and I let her know about it.
The bottom line is Everest Online is way over priced, the education is over credited for what you get, the credits are questionable as far as transferability. They need to address the plagiarism problems openly and the students who want to push their religion on other students and show that it's being handled.
They don't post final grades of fellow students/classmates. You don't know if the school is just looking the other way and passing people to obtain their loan and/or grant money.
This is my experience at Everest. The fist day that I came there they fired the teacher who was supposed to teach us. So after that we had about 6 or 7 teachers. At that time I was attending night class. The teaches that I had was nice and everything. But when I found a part time job I had to switch to day time classes. It was terrible! The teacher didn't teach, the students were playing around like kids, teacher was not mature, the school was not clean, the whole thing was a disaster. I am sorry to tell people that I went to this school. Even my friend who found a job with the Everest Diploma she is making 7.50 on hr. These things are not OK. For 15,000 I deserve much more.
Everest is not worth the money at all. I feel sorry for my self now that I know what this school ls all about. Maybe Everest could be a better school. But its not a good one! You are much better off on going to some other school. If you are reading this..Please Feel My Pain..and What I went through. Its real. Get your degree from some where else. But don't get a Diploma from this school.
When I started Everest from the first day it was a disaster. The students were complaining about the school and they were not happy. I thought I would be able to learn a lot and have good teachers but I didn't. I had good and bad teachers. The ones that were good they all left. Everest hires teachers that don't teach. They don't do their job. Everest can tell you what they want to. But the School is not good. I can honestly say that. I was told that I was supposed to go out there and look for a job. They don't help you with the job search. Its a waste of time and money. Go to any other school, but don't go to this one. You wont experience good things with Everest. You will end up with no job! and No money.
I have attended Everest on and off since 2001, somtimes life just can't stay out of the way of your education. At Everest they understand this and always work with you to find the best solution for you at that time. It may have taken me twice as long but I will have my BS by July this year. However if you so choose to accelerate your education you can achieve an AS in as little as 18 months, I have had friends who did this. My only problem with the online curriculum is that I am not disciplined enough to keep up with it, it is a lot of work and very challenging. I like that they are innovative and stay current with the always changing environment of the business world. Sometimes it is difficult to get the classes you need when you need them, but they can only schedule classes that they have the staff available to intruct at any given time. I had switched to Everest from community college because I was looking for more structure in the way the school operates to guide you through your courses and the process of choosing classes. While attending comm. coll. I felt that no one really cared if I was achieving my goals or even taking classes that pertained to my degree major, you could pretty much register for anything that you want to take at a comm. coll. I took ridiculus classes like pottery and wasted a lot of time fooling around while at HCC. I definitely was a person in need of guidance that a comm. coll. could not offer. I've seen a lot of complaints about the cost of tuition and will admit that it is more expensive than a community college or state university, however you must bare in mind that this is private school and if cost is an issue for you, then you have the freedom of choice not to attend. There is no way that its possible for 3 classes to cost more than $15000.00, that claim is totally bogus. In reality 3 classes and books and online fees might run about $5500.00. I have only been able to take 2 classes a quarter because they understand that I can not afford an out of pocket expense, so they are willing to work with only the FA I that I do receive and typically stretch it all out over 3 quarters. I rarely have any problems with the staff, and if a regular student advisor is not available to help me the Dean of Academics' door is always open and they incourage students to stop by and visit him even if its just to update on your progress. Its not everywhere that you can just walk into your dean's office just to have a casual conversation and no appointment necessary. They really get to know their students on a first name basis, and are always willing to provide students with a support network for any issue that may arise in a students life outside of school. Overall I have far more good experiences with this school than I have bad ones, and this is coming from a person who really hates going to school.
I have been attending Everest since April 2008 for a degree in MIBC. They walked me through the whole process of enrollment, and even stayed on the phone with me while I filled out my FAFSA. The only problem I have had is that I got a new student adviser right before my second term. It was seamless, and I was still enrolled in the classes I chose, I just liked the old one better. That is not to say, however, that there is anything wrong with my current adviser.
For me, online college was the only option. I have 2 kids at home, and no intentions of putting them in daycare so I can go to school. Yes, it costs more than a campus education, but it saves you the hassle of schedules and commuting (not to mention the money saved on sitters and gas). At the beginning of each week, I look to see what will be due that Saturday. I'm typically done with it by Tuesday and don't have to worry about it. There are class discussions and teamwork, as well. I'm very shy and would never be able to do these things in person, but being online makes all the difference.
Everyone I have dealt with has been especially kind and patient. Even when there was an error on my FAFSA that wasn't caught until after I started classes, they worked with me (at 9pm after the kids were in bed) to get things done. My classes were never interrupted.
There was one issue with an exam. There were 2 answers that were correct for the question, and were both in the textbook. I was marked wrong for my answer. I emailed the instructor and she quickly changed my grade and informed the university that the exam needed to be amended.
I would absolutely recommend Everest to anyone interested. Not all credits may be transferred, but this is true at any college or university.