Everglades University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (101)
I started this University in July of 2016 and I must say I absolutely love the way it is set up so that full time employees like myself can actually get an education while also working. I live at home however I help my parents with bills and pay bills of my own as well so I can't go to a community college like HCC full time and work part time. When I did attempt to do both work and school full time in the past at HCC I had bad grades as I just couldn't seem to juggle everything. Now at Everglades not only do I work full time and go to school full time but I am also the Secretary of the Student Government and still make time to go to church and the gym. The staff are so friendly and welcoming they always greet you with a big smile on their face and everyone makes you feel as though you are home away from home. So far the majority of the instructors I have had actually take the time to ensure that you get what is being taught and push you to do your best. I truly love Everglades they are like a second family to me!
My experience here at Everglades University has been phenomenal. I was skeptical when I first enrolled (just like many people would be) but since I'm in love with Natural Medicine, I thought I'd give the program a try. On March 18, 2017 I graduated with my Bachelors in Alternative Medicine and now Im currently going for my Master's in Public Health Administration with a Concentration in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Im looking forward to my next graduation because thats when life really starts. This masters degree is just one of many stepping stones to become a great doctor. With this degree, I want to better myself and heal the lives of others by changing their circumstances in a more positive way. My goal is to become either a Chiropractor, Homeopathic Doctor, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), or open up my own line of natural products. Everglades University provides a great learning environment. I love how the classes arent too big, it allows for more individualized attention to their students. Since the classes are smaller here, the teachers have more time to focus on each student which has really helped my grades and GPA go up. The teachers and staff are always available to go the extra mile to help students in every way they can. I used to be terrified of public speaking and presenting in front of a group (even a group of 5 people) and I became stronger due to the support from all my fellow colleagues. Just by overcoming that obstacle, I developed self-confidence and made new friends. This university has taught me leadership skills that I can carry on with me throughout the rest of my life. This degree opens up many doors and opportunities, if its something youre really passionate about. For me, I enjoyed every minute of my experience here at Everglades University and its one that I will share with others and never take for granted.
I loved my experience with Everglades University! The staff and faculty are always available to help you in every way. I really felt like they wanted me to succeed and each person helped push me and encourage me through the difficult times. I can't imagine another university offering such support. I would recommend Everglades to anyone looking to continue their education.
Everglades University has been a wonderful experience. The staff and faculty are professional and friendly and I enjoyed my time at EU. Every faculty member had real life experience as well as credentials in their field of study. I learned a lot and also made great friends and professional contacts along the way. The classes sizes were small which I enjoyed. Overall a great decision and experience.
Hi, my name is Cindy Z.S.. I am a wife, mother of 9 (plus an additional teenager), and grandmother of 7. I drive school bus by day and attend school for Alternative Medicine in the evenings. So, needless to say, I lead a very busy life. I have always had an interest in alternative medicine, but I think it was when I was in my later 20's and had a thyroid problem that I really started getting serious about it. I wasn't pleased with the choices the doctor was giving me, so I decided to try to find a natural way to "fix" the problem myself. Somehow, I stumbled on the right combination of things and saved myself a lifetimes worth of future problems. Last September, I happened to be "strolling" through Facebook and saw an ad for Everglades University and did something I never do.....I filled out the inquiry form. The next thing I know, I am talking to D. (at that time I was unaware that she was the Campus VP), and she after reviewing a couple of items on the phone assisted me into coming into the campus just to talk further. I have to admit it took me two weeks to find the time to come in but Ms. S. sent me information via email as well as a great packet of literature in the mail in the meantime. I came to the campus on a Saturday and Ms. S. was waiting for me at the front lobby area. I was in her office for no more than ten minutes before deciding to go back to school in my mind. I completed all the necessary steps and here I almost one year later. I have met the most wonderful people and definitely have learned more than I could have on my own. I now have a new outlook on things and learn something new everyday. I participate in campus activities and have completed all my community service requirements as of today. I am inspiring others to get involved with our campus and the student government. This was a great decision and am proud that I can handle work, family life, EU campus activities and my 4.0 gpa.
Everglades University has a structure that is accommodating to students who are adults, work full time, have families and additional life responsibility. The academic structure of one class every two months works great with my schedule. The online library and research tools for academic databases is extensive. It is so helpful not having to stress out when it's time to write a paper because of lack of information and resources. The professors create a personalized environment with individual student dialogue and communication on a consistent basis. Due to the fluidity of classroom structure, the routine needed to flow from class to class seamlessly helps keep me focused on my ultimate education goals. I'm half-way through my degree and I can't say I feel I've come so far already because of how comfortable I have become with the expectations. Overall, if you are a person who can manage your time, self motivate and focused, the online environment is for you. Everglades makes it possible!
I feel like the classes aren't challenging enough. They all seem to be the same thing just a different subject; write discussions, take tests, write an essay and/or journals that don't even seem to get read just a random score assigned, mine are usually good but, no feedback is given most of the time as to how to better construct the research or anything. I'm not even sure at the time I go to graduate school if my research paper skills will be sufficient enough. Also the 'online library' is a piece of crap, I don't even know why they have it, the databases are okay but, the library platform is awful. The 'faculty's concern for individual students' is the WORST! My academic advisor only emails me when I 'haven't participated for a few days' not even checking that all of my work is done for that week, she never checks in to see if I feel comfortable about my classes or anything. The financial aid department is so horrible trying to get help figuring out paying for college or understanding student loans or any of it is a waste of time. I have wrote the financial aid department numerous times about needing help with private loans explaining that I can't talk on the phone most of the time and to email me, yet they completely ignore that and call and I can never get ahold of them. No one at this school actually cares about the students, which is disgusting and if the program wasn't so convenient for me with moving around, I'd quit the program and go to a better school.
Worst school ever. I did 3 years and drop it because it was expensive. For what they are offering is not worth going to. Far in the middle of no where. Small campus yes. But the rest was unorganized and charging me for redundant things. Didn't explain my fees and how much I had to pay. Just don't go. It's not worth it .
Everglades is a great school! I have been there for a year and a half and have learned so much, not just knowledge but life skills too. The staff is very friendly and helpful no matter how busy they are. There is always a smiling face waiting to help. I have two more years of this school and every moment is treasured.
I was so excited and nervous when I first got here. But after couple weeks everything was getting better. I had friendly , sincerely and helpful friends, professors, and staffs. I felt like I was studying with a family. Overall I really recommend anyone who want to earn an graduate program to study at Everglades University.