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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1.0 out of 5 stars
AB - 8/1/2014
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2009
"If you are lucky you are on this website researching Everest Institute BEFORE you enroll. If you are unfortunate you have already enrolled or graduated, completely dissatisfied and wondering if there are others like you. Well yes, and here we are! I am very sorry if Everest burned you (welcome to the club), but this review is primarily for those who are were smart enough to do some checking before signing their life away. I am the dumbest of the dumb because I was forewarned and I enrolled anyway. I was somewhere between desperation and just being anxious to get into a career when I made the poorest decision of my life. But before I get into my story let me hit you with some cold hard facts. First, no doubt your interest in Everest most likely came as a result of all the commercials and online advertising they do. FACT 1: When something is truly good they don't need to advertise. The product speaks for itself. Advertising is for something new that they want you to try or to mislead you and get your money. Think about it, have you ever seen an ad for a Rolls Royce? No, because they know they are the best, their reputation speaks for itself. You may see an ad for U of M during a televised game, but never during the Maury show. The same goes for any reputable university. FACT 2: One of the best ways to tell if a college or university is worthwhile is to look at the stats on how many students default on their loans. The science behind this is if you are graduating people with a quality education they will find jobs and thus be able to pay their loans back. If a school is just full of crap students just get loans to pay for degrees that make the school rich while not improving their own lives one little bit. Everest is part of a large system of institutions run by Corinthian Colleges Inc. At an Everest campus in Texas, more than 57% of students with loans defaulted in 3 years. At Everest campuses in Colorado, Michigan and New York, the default rates were all greater than 48%(the figures were valid as of 9/13/2012). This school is not doing its job, at least not for the students. FACT 3: Look at the reviews on this site regarding Everest, not the complaints so much, but the numbers, the stuff that can't be faked. Including myself, as of today 8/1/14, 95 people have reviewed this institution. Of those only about 27-31 actual people would recommend this school or agree that the degree improved their career. They report the numbers as percentages but the math is easy to do. Or better yet think of the reviews as a test. 95 is the highest they could score, everyone who reviewed would like them. But they did not get all 95 or 100% to like them. They only got 28-33%, even a fifth grader can see they are flunking miserably. And here is another statistical tidbit according to Lee Resource Inc. for every customer complaint their are 26 who have remained silent. As for my personal experience make the setting Everest Institute in Detroit, MI on Jos Campau, right off of East Jefferson, add that the staff violated my Constitutional Rights to the degree they got a nasty letter from a legal body promising them litigation, and you can read any of the other reviews. The story is the same. It has been awhile. I was prompted to write this review as I was home ill today and was bombarded with Everest commercials. It is school season and the vultures are out seeking more victims. I wonder how many of those damned commercials I'm paying for? They say you just have to chalk it up as a life lesson. I say 12 to 20 thousand dollars is a lot to spend for a lesson I could have learned by listening to what I was told and/or clicking on this website."
1.0 out of 5 stars
CV - 6/9/2014
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2013
"I would never recommend this school to anyone. I completed my program and I like what I'm doing but I would never go through that "school" experience again. No one in the admissions really care about anyone they let EVERYONE in. The way the program is set up is horrible they let people come in every month instead of doing it linear, which would make no sense but nothing in that school makes sense. Most of the teacher there are not professionals themselves neither the less the students. It's makes no sense to me how student want a professional job but can barely speak in a professional manner ! It's not worth it, and I hate that I'm even associated with that Everest."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Bri - 6/6/2014
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014
"Waste of money!!!!!! First of all, they will tell you all sorts of lies and half-truths to get you to enroll. When you go in the school, the people there are like car salesman. They could care less about your academics and needs; all they want is the commission. They do not work around your schedule. they kick u out if u miss 5 days no matter what the excuses is. (ex.if ur car broke down or if you cant find someone to watch your kids.) There only one best Massage Teacher in the school MIss J.. Dont even waste your money!"
3.3 out of 5 stars
Cynthia Robles - 3/18/2014
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"I went to the school in city of industry and they promised a job well they never helped me get one and I had got one on my own so they used it to say like hey I got this job for you . Our teacher quit mid course because she couldn't handle how the school was ran by the director . I would try somewhere else that is willing to help."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Scam! - 1/7/2014
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2013
"I attended Everest Institute the Hialeah, Fl campus. Four months into the program they announced to us that the school shut down and we either had the choice to go to another campus or get a refund. We decided to go to the Miami campus but the school dropped us from the program and reinstated us back in charging us nearly $ 2,000.00 each. We complained and Everest Institute along with Corinthian Colleges said it was a mistake and would be cleared. This started in June and it's now January and today my classmates and I all received letters stating that Everest Institute/Corinthian Colleges has put us in collections. All the employees are playing playing the "I don't know" game."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Dwight - 6/27/2013
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2007
"If you are going for medical billing and coding you should know this be prepared to work your butt off to find a job yes some employer's won't give you the time of day at first because of the schools reputation but if you work hard it will work out for you also know that this field manly cares about actual work experience. So it really doesn't matter what trade school you go to unless you are getting a aas degree you will be going through the ringers just like the rest of did and actually the degree will land you a coding job and not billing collection insurance etc and yes Everest will not help you after you have been placed at a site and yes the majority of students that attend there are a hot mess.com but if you push through it will be worth it also I graduated in 08 and have been working in the field ever since good luck to you all"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 2/14/2013
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year:
"I currently attend the nursing school at Everest in Brandon FL. It is horrible. Teachers do not teach, people cheating on tests.I'm about to switch schools because I met a nurse and she literally laughed in my face and told me I'll never find a job-I'm not paying 50k to receive a sub par degree and trust me I haven't learned anything."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Ms.Itsok - 2/4/2013
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013
"Upon coming to the Marietta campus, I did some research on other accredited schools as well. Lets get to the point. Here is my experiece with Everest, Marietta.The PROS:1. It is a 7 months program and 200 hours of externship (depending on your hours you put in 1-3 months on top of the 7 months in class, do your calculations its less then 11 months)2. Can not speak for other instructors, buy my instructor is great, very knowledge about about my course of study and made it a fun, learning environment.3. Financial Aide4. Assist with potential career (so they say)5. Convenient, close to highways.The CONS:1. Pay tuition way more then other 2 year program schools 2. Admissions reps will get you in quick(all bout their numbers) so be sure if this is where you want to be or you will be forking out your portion for your short stay. YES, even if you slip on those scrubs on your first day or peel the plastic from those books. If you not sure of your vacancy, don't do it.3. School is unorganized, no consistency.4. Career service department, maybe one or two reps actually knows what to be expected for you to be ready for extern ships.5. Career service reps (some) are not even knowledgeable about your areas of study, so how are they able to assist with your résumé? Not good idea Everest. Educate them before they try to educate or assist the students.6. Break room so small, can not even fit 20 students in there. And get this, everyone goes on break se time! (10am-2pm class). Guess you have to take your lunch outside.7. Wellstar(their contracted extern program with the hospital/physician group), did I recall the school is very meticulous on who gets to get on board? Not what I've seen. Supposedly only the "best" can represent the school. I've seen student that gets on board when you would least expect. Do whayever it takes to get the students to finish the hours right Everest?8. And YES!!! ..the name Everest has been burned by students who messed up the sites. So, if you are not anywhere near those kinds (high standards) try VERY hard to obtain a site or PLEASE a site! I know I had too!!As far as my education from this school, it's OK but like I mentioned earlier, I was blessed to have an instructor who has taught me everything I needed to succeed. I went on extern, finished with an "OK" experience, but wasn't worth the $18,500 I will end up paying for."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 2/4/2013
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year:
"Starting this school, I loved my teacher and everything about the staff and school. I was making A's and B's. well when it came down to getting my extern site, I was asking for a site by my house. I have to cross a bridge everyday in order to get there. I was probably asking for about 4 months. instead they tried getting me an extern 45 minutes from my house. I declined. then they got me a site that had 5 different offices all ranging from 30-1 hr and 35 minutes away. I had really no choice but to take it. then I got offered a part time job and due to financial problems I need to take it. considering my extern is full time and so far away, I can only work weekends when that will not get me far. I talked to the career service advisors and they could only tell me that they are not able to get me a new site and I would have to work around extern hours. needless to say, don't go to everest unless you enjoy having people thinking your life isnt important."
5.0 out of 5 stars
roberta bale - 10/13/2012
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2009
"If you want to succeed you have to work for it. You spent all this money and I expect what I pay for. I will even go to the point (evening classes) of staying later after classes bugging the teacher with questions and he had no problem with that. I loved the small classes. And be the first the ask a question if you don't understand? Why not? That's what's what you are paying for right? Get rid of your fears of asking a question in front of your classmates KNOWLEDGE IS POWER - WORK FOR IT !!!To: Takela April 19, 2012 - I totally agree. And the career department goes as far as telling your about your interview and even what to wear!! I find that going out of their way!"

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