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Everest Institute Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,822
32% of 111 students said this degree improved their career prospects
26% of 111 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Kecia Student
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2023
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I went to this school, and it was GHETTO! The advisors lie for the sake of lying. I never found a job paying any more than minimum wage then. I got a pell grant, but I have not seen the money. I also took out three loans, and 20 years later, I am still paying them back. It cost me over 60K over a lifetime, and I am still paying. I wish I knew how to sue this school or get these loans off my name. This school preyed on people. Made unrealistic promises. It is excellent that they are closed down but they have destroyed many people financially."
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"The plus is getting through Internship and graduating. The only reps you could find was in the Financial Aid department that would call you out of class to meet your payments. This school had an huge enrollement rate, too bad the staff was clueless."
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Very weak school, you have to pay for your certificate test, no NCCT test, no additional tests included in the tuition , very long program 10 months then you have to search for a job , no professional staff ,strongly not recommending this school because no future for the graduates."
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I went to Everest in Silver Spring, MD which is now closed down. I learned alot because we actually had good instructors. But I only gotten first aide/for certified. Theybdont help you find a job and jobs won't hire you from this school. It's a scam!"
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2017
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
"Absolutely great decision to attend this school. The staff is friendly, supportive, and you get attached to everyone! You have to have the mind set to be prepared for an accelerated program. Come every day! Its your education you get out of it what you put into it. Put your all into it and your results in the end are endless!!!"
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2017
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
"No academic learning or proper training. Anyone even a 13 year old can pass this course. No challenge, everyone not paying attention, missing class or leaving early. Cheating on tests, copying homework no real education at all. Worst decision of my life. What this place does guarantee wiping a doubt is a part time job with low minimum wage, debt and depression. Attend a community college the real education is there."
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This is wonderful school! The tests are really tough. It forces me to learn a lot. The instructors are great, too. I know that when I graduate, I will know what I am doing and I will have the knowledge to pass the certification exam. All of these negative reviews are ridiculous! You are missing a great opportunity to learn and have a better career. I highly recommend this school. for taking classes during the day or night!"
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I went to Everest in 2012-2013 and I absolutely loved it. The teachers were attentive and they prepared us for the field. Made sure we dressed the right way and made sure our hair was pulled back. We had awards and attendance ceremonies to recognize the hard work we did. I only paid $50 a moth and $108 6 months after i graduated. The lady that worked with me got me interviews and even talked to me up. I've been there almost 2 years and she calls every 6 months to check and see how thing are going."
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I went to Everest Institute about two years ago. At the moment I'm still without a job and huge debt. As I look for a job no ones hiring because Everests credentials aren't what employers are looking for. So far Everests credentials come from "National Association for Health Professionals", but when I apply for a medical assistant job the companies ask for credentials that aren't from "National Association for Health Professionals. In all truthfulness I have paid down some of my debt but am with no medical assistant career two years later. Career services at Everest isn't helping at all. By the way if I haven't mentioned, I'm referring to one in Houston where I attended."
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I originally started at the Vancouver school , loved it and felt I was getting the best education everyday I learned something new. Then in my second MOD they announced that they were closing the Vancouver campus and moving us to the TIgard campus since going to the TIgard campus it has been nothing but disorganized and stressful. The staff refers to us as Vancouver students even though we have been attending for about 4 months now, they have different rules for us Vancouver student than the Tigard students. I feel as if our poor instructor is constantly having to change her teaching ways because administration wants us to do more book work than anything. It is all stuff we as MA's will never use.Please just don't waste your money. Its a big waste and wish I would have never applied at Everest."
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2016
  • Degree: Business
"This school is horrible! Once they get you in your program your on your own. They do not keep up with your progress once they get their money you are no longer their concern. Their reps are horrible with nasty attitudes and don't pay attention to detail. When you have a issue you never can get in contact with the right person. They keep transferring you to someone else. If your considering going here DON'T I will greatly advise you to look into other schools. Once they get you enrolled that's all they care about because now your stuck with them or you can leave the school and be left paying back loans and not being able to transfer credits so before you consider it make sure you have done your research"
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"My pet peeves at this school were: Gossiping rude staff. Most computers not working missing mice. Bugs bugs bugs everytime you looked up. They accept the wrong students and by time you are finished some of you may need therapy. Why, who needs the verbal abuse from staff members and will you get upset they tell you, you are wrong and then they'll sit in offices and talk about you while you're in there not knowing you are. The place is not a happy place and this review is for change, not to hurt. You can not obviously get your points across to them so this is it. The happy song is A LIE, just as some current students. They'll wait until they've disbursed all of your money then tell you how and where they want you. Mostly everyone's adults and they will try you, no matter how much you complain I've seen it over and over and now I'm done, they're still disrespecting students. THEY HAVE NOT CHANGED AND WON'T UNTIL ZENITH EDUCATION STEPS IN AND THAT IS WHAT IT WILL TAKE!"
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"Henry Ford Community college was a good stepping stone into a large college, not so much support or help. Everest Institute was a pay to pass college. Over priced, no support, no real degree, close to a scam."
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"DON'T DO IT!!! I attended this school because I thought that I would have a job after I finished.... WRONG!!! I received little to know help, and now almost 2 years later I'm still unemployed. One of my instructors told us that Everest has a bad reputation, and that alot of employers won't hire students from Everest, and I see why. I took out over $19,000 in student loans and they showed us how to draw blood ONE TIME!!! I still don't really know how to take blood pressure, and I'm cpr certified but don't have a heart attack around me. I'll bee standing there looking dumb with everyone else. That school is a scam. DON'T DO IT!!!!"
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Please don't go here,I should've took the reviews more seriously. I am in the MA program and it is so un organized. We had a teacher who went on vacation in the middle of a mod and a different sub everyday teaching different things. The staff doesn't care we complained about her for months n they did nothing. I feel like I've learned nothing and wish I could get my money back this is bs. We now have a teacher whom just became a MA 2 months ago and guesses most of the things she suppose to be teaching."
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I can't believe so many people have had a bad experience with Everest. I have been going for about 4 months, and I absolutely love it. I'm 6 months pregnant, and am able to fit school into my schedule no problem. Yes it's a lot of work, but you have to be dedicated, and you'll do fine! I go to Everest in aurora Colorado. I love the instructors, the staff, financial aid, and all the counselors. All of my classmates love everything about the program too. I'm so sorry that so many people have had terrible experiences. This has been one of the best career choices for me, and my classmates would agree. The hands on is every single day, and SO fun. I hope people aren't deterred, and I hope they find an awesome Everest campus like I have. I cannot wait to graduate! (I do know that Everest is currently in the process of switching all campuses to non profit, after starting out for profit. Due to this, many campuses have closed, Arizona campuses for example, but mine is non profit already. This may be a huge reason for the financial serive complaints, and staffing complaints. Do your research on the campuses available to you and good luck!!!)"
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2015
  • Degree: Business
"This school is NOT I repeat NOT ORGANIZED what so ever. They enroll you without a problem which was skeptical to me but I went with it anyway. They tell u they'll send a laptop to help you with school work (never came) and every time I get a call I'm talking to some one new. The Financial aid people obviously do not communicate with the school being the fact that I was still being called about documents that I sent before the "semester" even started 3 weeks in to the semester. And if they don't get your documents that YOU sent to a group of people who obviously don't give a shit your classes get dropped as if you are the one that's not doing his job. I would reccomend any one to STAY AWAY from this school and "institution" as a whole."
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
Jennifer G
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"First off Everest is a waste of your time and your money. I went to Everest in 2008 because I wanted a quick career change I was will still am I CNA at that time 7 years I wanted to make more money so I choose Everest because I had great luck with my CNA class 6 weeks 800 dollars I made all that money back and sum so I was like lets do it again. I was lied to from the time I walk into the door til about January 2009 when I called into the office to complete a new fasa that's when i realize the truth of this school I submitted my fasa in the office financial aid sent me a letter as they do with all submits that when I found out I had 5500 left over in my account I called financial aid they told me the school has the money so I went to my school and I ask for my money they were acting like they don't know anything about so I called financial aid on my phone and the lady told them I have over 5500 that is owed to me and they have less the 3 weeks to give me my money. at that point in time I informed financial aid how many people have they stole money from over the years because so many people don't open mail or respond to letters for example their was 28 students in my class at that time 8 of us got money back because of the new fasa between us 8 in one class we got back 12,000 now think about this there are 10 classrooms on this campus if there is 30 students in each class and each class has 8 people getting a refund that's 120,000 that school would of kept in their pockets if I never opened my mail not to mention at that time it cost 15,500 for the 8 month Medical Assistant program that means 4,650,000 dollars was paid to the school and they wanted the extra 120,000 form who ever financial aid paid extra im just saying shady ain't it. so I went to every classroom in Eagan campus and told my classmates if you graduate this may2009 and you have done a new fasa for the 2009 year they got your money go get it so many people went in the office requesting money that they close the office claiming a maintenance problem people where walking up to me telling me that they getting back 1000 to 6000 dollars from this school. Everest is a joke your diploma or AAS or bachelor degree don't mean shit just like that the paper its printed on. I'm still in school only this time I went to a real collage I figure I should go for what I want so criminal justice major graduate next fall 2015 please please please know what you paying for and make sure you really want it or you'll be like me fighting to improve justice for all"
B. Majors
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I attended everest institute in southfield, Mich and from my first day of walking into this school and starting my journey with Everest seemed to be wonderful...the adimissons staff were friendly as well as the rest of the staff working there, teaching or not. I went through my full program before I began to have problems with the school...I got up to the point where I was completing my externship and we were told that there would be help setting us into job placement which I was excited and looking forward to all we need to do was go see a counsoler for that. I made an appointment and met with a lady by which she had all my information showing how I was an honor student every mod and never late...after meeting with her all but 5 minutes she told me to call back the next week and see what she had for me...called the next week (3 times) and could not reach I'm getting for graduation I am constantly trying to reach this counselor that is suppose to set me up with a job and am never able to reach her or get help from anyone else that she us working with...why can't I get any help??? Because I have graduated already, the job placement service is for students that have not graduated yet...anyways long story short, I never was placed with a job by Everest Institute regardless of the model student that I was and my persistence to get help with getting a job through the school, I tried and tried for years on my own to get a job as a MA on my own with no success. My time and education with Everest Institute has been a complete waste of time energy but most of all, my money."