Everest University Reviews - CLOSED
Student & Graduate Reviews (225)
I have been in attending Everest University for a couple of months now and so far my experience has been so-so. As far as the school work, it seems pretty easy. A little to easy. I have been making all A's so far but the work isn't that challenging. It just seems to me to be to good to be true.
My administrative and financial advisers have already been switched once and I seem to not be able to get in contact with my financial adviser. Every time that I call I am talking to a new person and the stories have all been different. Like "Checks have been disbursed" then "Funds have not been received from the government yet", then "I have something showing that you only will receive $50" even though I have a Pell grant, Subsidized and unsubsidized loan. They failed to tell me that although I should be receiving over $4,000 in loans and grants, that the tuition was sooooo high. Now that i am trying to crunch the numbers, NOBODY has a real answer for me.
I feel that if it is money that I am responsible for paying back then at LEAST I should know what it is being put towards. I thought that a loan was something giving to you and you decide what you wanted to do with it. I wonder if I would have been approved for attending Everest university if I didn't apply for a loan? Yes I am trying to further my education, I just DO NOT want to get caught up in a scam while trying to do that.
My education is very important to me but my family means more and if I am going to get stuck with loan payments that never went to the development of my family then what is this all for? We are still struggling and in the same predicament that we started off in, it is just that now I have added on more stress. But down to a question that i want to ask all of those who would not recommend Everest University, where you promised that 6 months before you graduated that they would start setting you up on job interviews in areas nearest you?
This was promised to me and if I can not get a job after attending this college for 2 yrs. but yet be stuck paying for these student loans that I never received then I will just cut my losses now instead of waiting. PLEASE ANSWER THAT QUESTION FOR ME.
Let's be serious. I have been a student of Everest for about 6 years. I received my Assoc in Paralegal from Everest, Bachelor's Degree in criminal Justice and I am about to finish my Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. If they had a PHD program I would do that. It is not a traditional school setting. I have done both Online and in the classroom. I prefer online. They have some poor professors as all schools do. They don't require standardized test such as SAT / GMAT. When I have had issues they were resolved. All you need to do is put in the time, complete the work and ask questions if you have issues.
I went to a Community Colleg for two years, then to a University for two years. I lived on campus the last two years while getting my B.A. I went for my first year of my Master's degree at a local college campus, but decided to got to Everest University Online. Everest is a great school. My Master's classes at Everest were just as difficult as the one's I took on campus. Everyone from the admissions rep, financial aid department, and ALL professors were helpful and knowledgeable. Stop kncking this school - it's a great university.
I've been attending Everest since April of this year. I was told I needed a pell grant and an unsubsidized and subsidized loan. I accepted them and I was told I would receive a disbursement because they didn't need all my funds. I opted for my left over money to come to me.
Now as far as my classes go they are great. I have great instructor's and they help you 100%. As far as all the comments go about not depending on school money to take care of you I don't I work full time as a correctional officer I am just trying to further my career as well as my education.
But if I have to pay these loans back I feel as if I should be able to receive my money. My financial aid advisor gives me 10 different stories every time I speak with her. I called loan origination and was told they processed and approved me for 3 loan. I only was aware of 2!! I still haven't received any refund and my financial aid advisor said the school is waiting for the funds!! It is so stressful because now I am forced to pay for something that I am not even seeing. I'm not a negative person but I work to hard to be shifted around.
On top of all this now my financial aid advisor want except my calls so I am having to go over their heads!!! PLEASE do NOT waste your money on this school. Go to your JR. College in your city!!!
If you plan on using your associates degree from Everest Online to just get a job, it might help. The Associates degree from Everest is worthless if you plan to go to a traditional college though.
I should have never attended Everest online. The $404.00 per credit hour that they charge you should be considered a felony crime. Why pay that for a worthless piece of paper?
I started Everest Unviersity Online in May 2009 so I am now in my second year. I love the program. I have the freedom to be at home with my three small children while I continue my education. I have a wonderful group of staff helping me. My student advisor emails me weekly to make sure I am not in any need of assistance. I can easily get intouch with my finicail advisor as well. I would deffinatly recommend this school
I attended Everest from 2002 to 2004. I found out a month ago that none of my over FORTY credits were worthless!! Plus I can not get financial aide because my credits can't be transfered to a real school!!!! Do not go to Everest or any other school who has national accreditation!!!! you are wasting you time, money and life!!! That was almost ten years ago and I am paying for it now. They don't give you all the facts, they prey upon young ppl, basically give you A's and in the end it is all worthless!!!! I wish I had known, I wish I hd known to read reviews or do research, now my life is pretty much ruined....
I am currently a student of Everest University online. I completed my first term with A's and I have a 4.0 GPA. I am in my 4th week of my 2nd term. I have been reading the reviews and the discussion board on eu student services page on facebook. It seems as if the majority of students is only concerned with the refund part. Wondering if they are that concerned with their school work.
I personally have nothing negative to say about Everest or its employees. I keep in contact with my student advisor, my financial aid advisor, and my enrollment advisor, and student services. If I have a question I call and do not get a run around.
The education that we receive is what we make of it. It is our responsibility to adhere to the policy's that Everest has in place. The only way we will succeed in life is if we take responsibility for our actions. If we want a good education then we have to do the work. If we want people to cooperate with us then we must cooperate with them. Its that simple.
If all they see is negative thoughts then you will receive negative feedback. You get what you put out. So with that being said, I plan to continue my education with Everest University and receive my Associates, then my Bachelors and my Master's Degree through Everest.
I thought that by attending Everest University online to get my MA in Crim. Justice would be a one of the biggest milestones in my life, right? WRONG! I should have read the websites...Theres no school in their right mind would process Financial Aid, or enrollment in a short period of time.
The people there are unprofessional and do not know what they are doing. This school should be shut down and U.S. Dept of Education needs to look into that. Side Note: Any school that changes addresses that many times or names, something is not right!!!!
Do not be like me and the rest, GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN AND HAVE MONEY LEFT! ( Freaking leeches act like they can't tell you what is going on with your money or refund....) My blood pressure was at an all time high. Just get out while you still can and go to a school where employers will accept your degree.
I attended Everest College Phoenix for my Associate's Degree in Crime Scene Investigation. I did not think this was a bad school. I see all these post's about not receiving their diploma. I received mine in less then 2 weeks in the mail after I graduated. This school does not make you lazy. I maintained a 4.0 for 2 years straight. I am now going back to Everest University Florida for my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and they let me transfer me my credits from my Associate's degree.
I had no problem enrolling or figuring out my financial aide. I even got a scholarship for my BS because I had already graduated Everest before with a 4.0 GPA. They even let me defer my loans from my first AA for a year after I graduated before I had to start paying them back. I did not opt to get a refund check for my AA because I sent it back to the lender.
So overall I would just do a good amount of research before you decide to attend here. Yes they send you a laptop but it comes out of your tuition and it is costly but you get what you pay for. I've had no problem with Everest and getting my degree and that is why I am going back.