Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (223)
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.
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.