Everest Institute Reviews - CLOSED

2.21 out of 5 stars
(110 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,670
33% of 110 students said this degree improved their career prospects
26% of 110 students said they would recommend this school to others
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2.6 out of 5 stars
DATHING - 1/16/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"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!"
1.6 out of 5 stars
mer - 10/26/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2007
"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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Beware!! - 9/11/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"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!!!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
n/a - 8/25/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Armstrong - 6/11/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"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!!!)"
1.0 out of 5 stars
erik - 3/15/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
1.5 out of 5 stars
Jennifer G - 12/11/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2009
"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"
2.5 out of 5 stars
B. Majors - 12/9/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2008
"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 her...as 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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
CookieDoe - 9/18/2014
Degree: Court Reporting
Graduation Year: 2013
"I was told my degree would take 2 years, but it was actually an 8-year program. By the time you learn the truth, you're already in debt. Then you're encouraged to beat the odds - you can do it! I was charged twice as much as the agreed-upon amount. Now $70,000 in debt and nothing to show for it. Nobody gets 8 years of financial aid, so graduation is impossible unless you take out private loans. They take it all and then kick you out, leaving you with nothing but a massive amount of debt."

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