Student & Graduate Reviews
amy - 9/18/2012
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2008
"The school consistently changed teachers and the externship was a joke. its been 4 years since i graduated and still cannot get my foot in the door for any position regarding this field. non of my credits will transfer to other schools, and i never felt ready for the testing. the program was a total waste of money."
Chloe - 9/9/2012
Degree: Criminal Justice
"I attend Everest Online and it is great! i can do my work whenever i want to fit my own schedule, and never feel overwhelmed as a full time student. I have been on the Dean's list for the past 3 semesters because of the effort i put in, and the effort given by my professors. The professors really care about helping you, and do everything they can. It's an expensive school, but other schools near me either don't fit what i'm looking for, or have to be paid as you go..here you don't start paying until 6 months after graduation at your own pace."
Jennifer - 6/28/2012
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"HORRIBLE SCHOOL!!! Stay Away! If you want a crap education and no hope of having a job then by all means go hear. I went to this school, recently graduated. I was one of the top students. I used career services like i was told. This campus is a regular stop by police due to fighting. An instructor was beaten for trying to break up one of these fights. After I graduated I was bumped around the school to 6 different people to try to find me jobs and fix my resume. My one interview they managed to get me told me my resume was so messed up and I should have never listened to them to help me set it up how it was and that they are quickly going to be stopping hiring from my school. I was then called one day to say a place i had applied for threw a staffing company was going to be calling to set up an interview. I then called the staffing place to check in on it when I didnt hear anything. they said they never said that and had no idea where they got that from. So in other words my school flat out lied to me. I called and told them i wanted no more "help" and wanted nothing to do with there school. Thats a year and $20k of my life wasted when no one will hire due to the reputation of the school."
breanda - 2/28/2012
Graduation Year: 2009
"I went to finl/aid & first of all its to much money i think im better off going to cypress college as for me i felt good about it but reading these views makes me not wanna go and in plus i can't afford it i need to make the right choice for me as an adult and by far its just to much i say when i could go somewhere else for this prize....:)"
Julia - 11/30/2011
Graduation Year: 2011
"What I really appreciate about Everest College is that, it gave me a chance to earn a career in 8months, that pays good, so I can pay my way through college to be a physician. The thing about Everest College, and any other college is that you will get out of it, what you put into it. I put my all into it and had a job a month after my last day of school. It's true when they say " Everest doesn't find a job for you" But I mean really?, come on, are you lacking that much determination to where you have to rely on someone else to find you a job? Cause if you are then Everest is not for you because you have to work really hard. The school work is very challenging, and it will consume your life. It is expensive, but you can manage it. I had a few teachers that changed my life in a positive way. I knew student who had negative attitudes, and felt like Everest was not good enough for them, but in reality they were just lazy and looking for an excuse to procrastinate in life, and fail. So to all you who use the words " Stupid" and "Lame" or "Retarded", you might want to realize that no one takes you serious when your education is so limited to those immature words."
tasha - 10/25/2011
Graduation Year: 2011
"Looking past this, I still believed that this was a school that will offer me a great place to continue my education. WRONG AGAIN. I start my classes (Medical Administrative Assistant) and EVERYONE has an A average. The teacher didn't teach anything. All of our tests were open book, we used our notes, she would let us take our tests home and bring them back the next day, and she would give us the answers the previous day. She NEVER checked homework, all you had to do was give her something for her to give you an A. I asked about when our certification tests would be taken, all she kept talking about externship. I went on Everest's website and could not find any information about certification. After more research, I discovered that Everest doesn't offer certification testing because they aren't a nationally accredited school!!! Talk about pulling the wool over people eyes. As far as the externship, you don't do anything that you learned in school. All you do is whatever the people at the site they send you to don't want to do. BIG MISTAKE!!!!! Basically, i paid over 17K for a diploma. I REPEAT DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!!!"
cynthia - 3/25/2011
"I want to thank everyone that took their time to post their experience about this horrible school that would have scammed me out of my money. I almost made the mistake of enrolling.. I'm going to find an accredited school where there are real instructors and whom will do as they promise. Thanks everyone :) I hope all of you sue the heck out of these thieves. Thanks again :)"
Carol - 1/20/2011
"You will get out of something what you put into it. I have learned more here in a short time than I did in all of college, and I have a degree.You will learn hands-on work that is done in the real world. I have also never worked as hard at something in my life. I have confidence I will be successful in my new field because of the skills and support I have received. I also expect to stand on my own two feet and find employment using all the skills I have been taught. Commitment and attitude are everything. It's up to you."
Terrence Talley - 1/14/2011
"I work in the admissions office of Everest in MN. I've worked at other schools before this one and have a pretty good grasp on how this school is run and I have to say that this is one of the most caring schools I know of. The staff is always about making sure the student comes first. I've read some of the comments about this school and I would just say always look at the source of who's saying it. We tell all our students that we will help in finding you a job after you graduate. Nobody can promise you job placement but our placement numbers are outstanding. And if you ever have any problems with a teacher or just anything you can always feel free to go into anybodys office and voice your concerns in a reasonable matter. I personnally am here to make a difference in students lives. I have no interest in working someplace that doesn't impact people in a postive way. I truly care when come and sit down with me. If your interested in school and want to make a change in your life, come and see me in the admissions office and I will help you out. If you already go here and you ahve any problem come and talk to me and I would love to help- you as well. Thanks."
sharon rich - 3/5/2010
"I went to EVEREST when it was known as olympia college. The school was excellent. Any school is what you make of it. Its quite simple what u put in u get out. The school literally saved my life I was a Certified Nursing assistant for ten years working like a dog and unappreciated ,underpaid. I graduated six years ago and have not made less than 70,000$ since I've been working as a practical nurse. I passed my boards on the first try. It was worth it for me! The clinicals were on a one on one basis and u were well prepared all I can say is thank you. I'm currently in a REGISTERED NURSE PROGRAM."