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Everest University Reviews

  • 222 Reviews
  • Brandon (FL) (and 8 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,650
50% of 222 students said this degree improved their career prospects
46% of 222 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Gabriella Gianturco
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2019
  • Degree: Holistic Medicine
"I do have to say that I enjoyed classes at Everglades University. Some of the professors kept you entertained in the classes however others were boring. I did enjoy my alternative medicine classes. I did not like my math and English classes but I know it was a requirement. Overall, my experience with Everglades was a delight and I would recommend anyone to go there."
Chris
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"I am graduating soon from The Masters of Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration Major. It was rough because I will exceed or meet the State of Florida CPA Candidate requirements by all known rules. I was worth it. Thank-you, Everest University (FMU)!!"
Nick R.
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2017
  • Degree: Homeland Security
"This school makes it seem like they are setting you up so success but it's all a scam. I was liked to from the beginning, told I would get a bachelor's degree in 1.5 years. I fell for it and signed up, that's when they told me it was actually an associates and it would take 2 years. My student advisor repeatedly ignored my request to take as many classes as possible so I could graduate as early as possible and there were some semesters I would only take one class. 3 years later i finally finished my final semester just to be told, oh yeah we forgot you have to take one more class to graduate and you'll have to pay $1700 cash since one class isn't covered by financial aid. I took the class, paid the money and was told I was .02 gpa shy of the requirements to graduate and I would need to take more classes. After 3 years and $20K I finally had enough and dropped out. This school is a scam and their degrees are worthless,none of your credits transfer and they'll probably cancel your program before you graduate."
Robyn
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2017
  • Degree: Holistic Medicine
"I have attended the Orlando campus for three years and I can say that completing my degree here is the best decision I ever made. The staff are willing to go beyond what other schools do to make sure students are successful. I have learned valuable information in my classes which is preparing me for my career. I have grown as a person by attending school here, and I recommend Everglades University to anyone - especially if you have to work and go to school at the same time."
Diego Rojas
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2017
  • Degree: Aviation
"I started at Everglades about seven years ago with my Bachelors and I never been more proud. They always went above and beyond my expectations, classes are small which make instructor focus on you. The education, training, and faculty staff are always there for you, before during and even after graduation. Thanks to my degrees and the support from Everglades I am getting lots of really good job opportunities that I know I would have received without Everglades. "
Jessica
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"They are awful to deal with. I was told I was going to graduate, they even sent graduation documents out and to my student loans. Then told I had more classes before I could graduate. Then the class I needed wasn't offered, so they dropped me. I went to re-enroll and they "don't offer the masters program anymore". So basically I got screwed out of all of my money and my credits, because if I am to transfer to another school they only allow you to transfer about 9 credits. This school is awful."
PadiDiver01
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Well after attending 2 major universities, I decided to give N.I.T a try in 2005. When I went to enroll, they made everything sound so great and exciting. They made all these big promises about finding a job, and if I could not find one on my own, they would help me. About 1/2 through the degree program, is when it changed names to Everest Institute. I graduated on Sept 28, 2007 with my Associates degree, only later to find out I paid OVER $15,000 for a piece of paper that mean absolutely NOTHING in the real world. Was told any credits I earned would also be transferable to any in state college. WRONG! I later found out they were not even accredited! About 2-3 years after I graduated they ended up closing the school in my area. This coming September will make 10 years since I graduated and never once has my degree helped me get a job, or has any job recognized it. I still owe them around $10,000 for NOTHING but a waste of time. I even felt like I started the course with the exact same knowledge I started with. Save yourself time and MONEY and go to a REAL school, and not this fly by night school!"
TMcRae
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"My first year at Everest was great. I felt like I was accomplishing my goals. Even though the fees were pretty high I continue with a grade point average of 3.2. Now when the second year came around, I was enrolled in the Accounting class and was leave without any help to take the class due to technical issues. And like I found out from others they just passed you around pretending to be helpful but never getting anything solved. Oh did i mention; I was never able to get in touch with my instructor after calling, email and chat. Do go to this school at all. If you ignore the reviews you will be sorry, just like I am."
Donald
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Hello, My name is Donald. I started Everest University back in 2013 to get my Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, However under the old Corporate Office the school wasn't that great they say I owe them money when I didn't and they charge outrages for tuition of almost 475.00 per credit hour it seemed like. Now, Everest gotten rid of the Associates degree program and kept the bachelors degree program I continued and Now since the new cor prate office took over it seems like it's a lot better. The tuition is cheaper, I haven't had to many problems with the instructors, student service advisers etc, Now, the only complaint I have is that if they can get better accreditation then what they have because there is some schools that i wanted to transfer to won't accept there credits or only accept some of them. I haven't gotten my degree yet but everything is looking good for me getting it really soon... :) will I come back.... Possibly"
Joshua Pulfer
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2016
  • Degree: Business
"After participation Inside of Associate's degree program toward Business Management. I've made the decision to continue my education with Everest, toward my Bachelor's degree in "Business Administration." Different aspects within the challenge of your journey can make itself present. Within my own experience toward receiving an education with Everest has been fulfilled. Rather or not a career will present itself still remains to be seen."
No trust in this school never again
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I started of in the associates program maintained a 4.0 and got my degree. I proceeded into the bachelors program and it continued to ride smooth. It was getting close to graduation and they decided to send me a email stating that I pay them 5,000 dollars before April 22, 2016 or they will expel me. My world was crushed. They advised me to pay 1,500 dollars and they will put me in the next term. While they were getting money out of me, they did not tell me until it was time to enroll again that they were not teaching this class no more. They did not even give me the courtesy to tell me that I will not be able to enroll in the August 22nd term. Never again this school should even have the privilege to be on tv lying to people. They take our money and then throw you to the wolves."
Disappointed Lady
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2016
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I study medical billing & coding, I really enjoyed this course. So after I completed and graduated in 2013, I decided to pursue another degree in a different subject. A year into it, I get a call saying the school is closing? So, I dropped out. I never received my Associates degree for the MBIC program?? In other words I wasted 2 1/2 years of my life and nothing to show for it?? Can't get a job because I have no experience??"
lashanna
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I thought Everest was a great college until I picked up the phone and decided to actually attend. I wished I NEVER made that call. Every week I got a different advisor, barely heard from my teachers, and never received any help when I needed it. I wouldn't recommend this school to any one"
Green843
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Everest University has really impact my life. In the world of Criminal Justice, Everest has given me a full potential to pursue my dream job. There work around my schedule so I could take care of my personal life while attending classes. I would recommend this school to everyone. Class of 2016"
Tessy Dockery
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"For the most part, this school was great while I attended for my A.S. I got my A.S. in accounting in July 2014. The teachers were very interactive and I learned so much. I hated accounting and never felt like I was the best at it. However, I figured it'd make a decent backup for my career in the future. So, I stuck with it and the professors and other staff really made me feel like it was worth it. I graduated with a 3.95 GPA. I even joined their student advisor program and got to help other students which I loved. I felt like Everest was going to be a great experience for me. So, when I graduated with my A.S. in accounting and wanted to move to a Bachelor's degree in computer science, I decided to go with Everest again. However, this is where things went seriously downhill for me with this school. After I went through the whole enrollment process to get my new degree (I switched majors because I felt it better suited me over accounting), I was excited for my first term. I didn't do bad in my first term of computer science, but I didn't do great either. However, my professors in my second term lacked everything that my accounting professors provided me with. They weren't helpful at all. It was always difficult to reach them. I worked hard and still failed my courses. I don't blame the professors completely though - computer science ended up not being for me. So, I finally changed my major one more time - to criminal justice. However, I didn't want to continue with Everest. I was burnt out on Everest after the experience I had with the computer science professors. The transition out of Everest seemed easy. I got unenrolled and went on the search for a new university. This is when Everest really lost all my respect. Apparently, after unenrolling, they failed to put the information into the system. So, when the new term started, Everest assigned me the classes I'd failed to take again and even managed to get the loans and grants without my permission. I had no idea I was still enrolled - I was never informed of anything. So, since I didn't attend classes, they expelled me and my grants and loans were reneged. This left me owing Everest $1500 directly for that term - classes I never even took. I didn't know this until I tried to enroll into another school. When I tried to enroll into another school, they tried to retrieve my official transcripts from Everest. Everest refused to release them because of my debt to them. So, until I pay Everest the $1500, they're going to hold my transcripts hostage. But from what I understand in applying to other schools, they won't take enough of my credits to even count. So, I'm sat here thinking "What was the point?" Everest has had a huge lawsuit against them. They do so many of their students wrong and it's not helping anyone. They'll do whatever it takes to make a dollar. Kudos to anyone who actually got through Everest with a good experience and was actually able to get a job with their degree. Because I sure haven't. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to retake all my basic classes and deal with the extra expense. Needless to say, I'll be doing a lot more research when I start college again. Please, I beg you, stay away from Everest if you want to get an education that's actually worth your money. I could have saved $27,000 and been in the same exact position I'm in now. All I have to show for that money is a pretty piece of paper."
Mary
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"My program was very hard and it required a lot of focus. I am very pleased with my knowledge I received from my professors, because most of them were either in the field of study or teaching at other colleges and universities. This program give me an opportunity to expand up my writing skills and to focus on being responsible whether in a classroom setting or online. However, it is more difficult to stay focus when working on line. The criminal justice masters program is a great program, but requires a lot of time and effort. Everest is just as good or even greater than any other college. The materials and lesson mirrors other major universities. Hard work pays off."
Concern Student
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2016
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
"Teacher is always late or never shows up. We were told the school material/information we were being taught was outdated as of 2013 and we were in 2015. They stopped our course of study so they can revamp it and we won't get the new material. We have a student that comes to the school with her child and sits in the library and not in class and stills get credit for coming to school while others have to pay for daycare. We basically teach each other. I have voiced my concerns and followed the chain of command and nothing has been done. At times am not learning anything and would like this to be taken seriously and some of us sacrifice a lot to come to school and would like to get a discount because for what I have paid on tuition is not worth what I have or am receiving from school. My entire class feels the same way and wanted to express our concerns. My next step is the Dean as they have finally put one in place. Concern Student!!!!!"
Helpless school
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2015
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"This school is more worried about the money than the students. Most schools allow you to choose your classes but, when you go online, they pick your classes. If you fail them you still pay the same amount for them even if you have the books. Student advisers changes every few months sometimes weeks. $50.000 + and I ended up dropping out because I spent more money trying to pass classes than getting my degree. SAVE YOUR MONEY DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!"
Donald
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2015
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am attending Everest University online. When i started out i was going for my Associates degree for Criminal Justice but they changed it to where you have to get a Bachelor's degree for my field. I have to have 192 credits for this college to get a degree. I am currenlty at 86 credits and owe 35,000.00 in student loans. I still have nine terms left to get my degree, Why i am still there is because 60% of the schools that i have contacted won't take credits from the college, 30% of the schools i contacted will only take between 8 - 24 credits and the 10% of the other schools or more expansive. The only good thing that the new company took over them is it decreased the tuition a little. Instructors is OK. The ad visors and student aid reps don't help at all. They lie. They don't contact you if there is a problem and when you call them if there is a problem you get the run around. According to there policy they are suppose to email or cal you back with in 72 hours of your email or phone call. I emailed my student adviser and program lead and student aid rep two weeks later.. NO RESPONSE>> Find a different college."
Jackie Holman
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"It was great I learned a lot at Everest and now I am working towards my Bachelor's in business management To the future students here at Everest they make everything easy for you to understand such as how the online classroom is setup my 3 year is so advance he can work the classroom. Everest walk you through all the steps it take to get you enrolled in school. Don't get me wrong it's a few things Everest could work on for example giving students debit cards for our financial aide money, and they also could give us picture ID badges like other online schools. But overall Everest is a great school to attend."