Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (221)
I started Everest in April of 2012. My first 8 months were great. Services were amazing and someone was always there when I had questions. In about October I started having problems with my account balance. The loans would always get returned to sender but Everest would still send me an overpayment check. I didn't notice until loan collectors started contacting me about paying the school. I would then call the school and they would say it was a misunderstanding. Eventually it got fixed and I would just continue with my classes but it always puzzled me. Fast Forward to October of 2014 and the same thing happened again with my loans this time nobody would answer their phones. Student services would hang up on me. Financial aid when be unforgivingly rude when I asked questions about it. I called nearly everyday from October 18th to this day and the issue hasn't been resolved. I have already graduated and received my diploma in the mail but nobody is helping with my situation and I have been on top of it 3 month prior to graduation. Now I have been informed that Everest has been bought out by Zenith Education group, my sister was enrolled for business and found out because of this they are dropping her program so she had to withdraw from school, I found out that Everest wasn't an accredited school which may make it hard for students to transfer credits. I believe it's a bunch of bull crap and it needs to be handled. I am now 22,000 dollars in student loans when I was told the most would be 14,000 for 2 years and nobody can explain why. Everest University also promises job placement but ha anyone called and followed up with me? No! I have to call and every time I do, I have been placed with a different advisor and have to repeat the process all over again. It's ridiculous. The instructors were WONDERFUL, and the classes were too. They focused on exactly what I needed to know. That was probably the only thing Everest did right.
The employees at Everest have always been extremely helpful and prompt throughout the two years I attended. If I ever needed help in a class I always received a reply from the instructor within 24 hours. My student advisors were always easy to contact and would answer all my questions or find someone who could. I never had any problems with student loans. It was expensive but all schools are, and it was my responsibility to know what I was spending. I learned a lot because I put a lot of effort into my studies and used the resources given to me. There are plenty of tutor programs for those who need extra help. I requested my transcript and received it within two weeks. I feel that earning my associates degree through Everest met its objectives.
I understand the complaints from other students and everyone must respect their reviews, because they were affected for sure. I received my Associates in 2011 and Everest found me a job within my field of studies. They emailed my resume to several agencies and I was contacted. Interviews were conducted and I was hired. Everest helps a lot , if you have high scores and of course when you completed your degree. Employeers ask for a two-year college degree and if you only have completed four terms of eight, what do make you think that you are going to be hired only with four terms completed? Also, the U S. High education programs are a huge business. So, do not expect other schools to accept prior credits from other institutions, because then they will not make any profits at all. Campus education and online environments will provide the same materials to learn. The only difference is that in a campus your answers will be addressed probably right away, while in online you will have your answer within 24 hours. Also, online classes require wst more writing and you must participate in order to be graded and keep your financial aid with an average score 2.5 or higher based on your degree. Your diploma is a requirement. You will achieve your real knowledge and skills while you are performing your job duties ( hopefully related to your degree). Fortunately, I have received professional assistance from my school and instructors. I'll finish my BS in 3 months and I'll start my Master's in October, 2015. Good luck everyone and the results, assistance needed, and grades only can be achieved by you and your willingness to push others when assistance is needed & how you are achieving your own objectives.
My husband and I both attended Everest and it was the worst decision we had made. I actually had to call to get my diploma from them. After financial aid somehow I owe them money. Their laptop program is a joke, you get an older model for which they charge you $800 for when a new one from Walmart would be less. Recommend you opt out of that program. Their advisers are never available or if they actually do speak to you it is to try and re-enroll you. The career service after you graduate is a joke, I have had 3 advisers and my husband has had 9 since graduation. The only thing they do is send you Craigslist, Monster or Career Builder, well I can do that all on my own. I have been waiting 3 weeks to get my transcript in order to go to a local University and no hope in the coming future for that. The teachers are a waste no steady inter action with students. It amazed me how some people posted but got a great response from the teacher. A one sentence response is not a good feedback to something. Tried getting out but was already in as I was taking 6 classes at a time. The first semester was fine but after that down hill. I have a degree in Business that is of no use and my husband has one in Criminal Justice.
This school was absolute junk. They change advisers frequently, they took my degree completely away but let the students continue to study it. If any one had any kind of issue you were on your own. NO ONE would pick up the phone and if they did, you could tell they didnt care. I hated attending this school. They screwed me and left me with $28,000 worth of debt.
I've been completely lied to by Everest. I suggest that they hire people who know policies and procedures before letting them get on the phones. I was assured I would be able to enroll in another business associates program because business administration associates is no longer available. Now I'm being told the only option is a bachelors program. If I would've been given accurate information the first time I would have stayed in the program I was in. Then I was told today that after 12 months, I would be able to re-enroll in my business administration associates program, which is obviously a lie, because based on what the student advisor stated "business administration associates is no longer offered". Then I was told business administration associates is equal to having a high school diploma, which means Everest knowingly scammed people if they knew the degree was meaningless. I maintained a 4.0 and was completely happy with my program, until I was pressured to change my course because they were changing the offered programs. They stated the 7000 they refunded to my account they keep and I'm responsible to pay the lender back if l don't re-enroll in one of the programs they now offer. I need my funds returned to my lender or I need to be placed back in my program. If they review all the calls that I've made, they will determine that I was given false information, but conveniently all the supervisors are unavailable. By the way, I've been there since August 2014, It's now March 2015 I have a $3000 credit on my account from what was left over out of my financial aid, but I still haven't seen a penny of it.
I was enrolled in Everest University Online/formerly Florida Metropolitan University. My first few years (3) were actually great. My last year was horrible. The financial aid staff was terrible. I wound up missing a semester because my paperwork was not done in time. Then I was told I could not finish school. I eventually did finish the following semester after the missed one and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. The only good thing was that I was already employed in law enforcement. I was not provided any assistance with finding employment, or anything else. I was then told that I would not receive my Diploma because I owed over $9,000.00+ for the last semester. Mind you, I was receiving student loans. They never sent a detail statement of my payments to my account or what the $9,000+ covered. Four years later, I still do not have my Diploma. I'm not paying. They can keep it.
I went to this school only for my mom I hated this school from the day I walked in and sat down with the people I was dropped from the program because I just gave up I hated being there I didn't like the teachers or the Academic Dean I only pretended to like her her and the teachers would constantly call me if I missed a day and tried to force me to come back threatening me with debt I now owe drop fees which I'm paying so their debt collectors will stop calling me their debt collectors called me and told me to pay the drop fee or they would turn it over to a real debt collector I told them to stop calling me and harassing me and I would pay the money back when I got it I do not recommend anyone go to this school at all.
They paint a pretty picture with cream an sugar until you get out there and nothing happens. You go back for help and they want you for more $. I'm in for student loans 15 k and can't pay because of no job. Everest for life is a joke. They should say everest let me SCREW Y O U without a thought of a reach around. Something needs to be done they should have to pay my student loans. I feel they breached their side of the contract.
The teachers are awesome and they care about their students.