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Everest University Reviews

  • 222 Reviews
  • Brandon (FL) (and 8 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,100
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

Ashley
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This is the worst place in the world. First they rip you off, you cant find a job because you went to Everest (they got shut down) and if your lucky you might get an education from some of your instructors. I learned that when I went into a real medical office I didnt learn anything. The teacher just wanted to talk all day instead of teach. Now Im 20,000 in debt and have no skills to go work as a Medical Assistant. If you are thinking bout going to this school DONT pic a different school to go to. I have friends that have gone to other schools and there are good schools out there and you can get a good education from those. They dont cost as much either and you actually get jobs. I HATE EVEREST!! DONT DO IT!!!!"
Deprina
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2015
  • Degree: Computer Engineering
"DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL I went here when it was National Institute of Technology, then they changed the name. The Degree are all worth crap.. true you may find a job but that's because they see you have more than a h.s education. I had to learn the hard way that the only real way to get a degree is to attend a real college. and going to a community college then transferring to a University will be wayyyyyy cheaper always!!!!! 28,000 of debt is not work a 18-24 mont program!!! TRUST ME!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE DONT WASTE YOUR TIME> Attended NYU... he told me no real school/career recognizes these degrees it should be illegal for them to even call them a degree.. tried to go to Wayne state and applied to two community colleges and the all said the same thing..... It took me til I was 28 to realize... I have to go to a real darn school I'll be graduating from USF in December of 2016 and no one even recon. The fact I went to this dam school.. Hope they give me loan forgiveness."
Bre
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2015
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"I would like to let everyone know EVEREST never go there , I was in my 8th month and the school literally got shut down they didn't inform us or nothing that it could of happened. They waited until Sunday to email us. It's a FRAUD ! Don't get me wrong we had some good instructors but as of them shutting down like that with over 200 students was dead wrong. If you attend a Everest most likely it's going to get shut down."
Jeff
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2015
  • Degree: Business
"The studies in the degree I was going for did not pertain to what I wanted or needed, the faculty and student advisers are just as worthless as the curriculum they have for the degrees they offer. Their classes are very remedial and very little, if anything, you learn will give you the tools you need or provide the training you need to get the career you want. Their biggest selling point is the number of people that get a degree and that you need a degree to show potential employers...I say that its important to have the right training so that you can be a useful resource for potential employers...With very little effort and research you can find the same classes and training they offer at very little or no cost to you...do not enroll at Everest, they are only concerned with making a profit not your education and it shows on their site and software...if you can cover the cost of attending this school, you would be better off putting this money in an IRA or purchasing a house because you would just be throwing this money away for absolutely nothing."
Moving forward
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2015
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I attend Everest University online for my bachelors and Master degree. Most people attend online classes believing that it would be easier than sitting in a class. Well people it is not. Financial aid is not part of the school. The school it self is good and one must read, study and complete all courses. I noticed how people submit late, do not complete the assignment that was requested and do not check their work. One can not think they are going to past if they do not complete the required work given, at times I wanted to cry because the work was hard but school is not easy it was designed to make a person read, gain knowledge and understand the work. Please do not blame the school blame your efforts in what you put into the school. I had the same issue with financial aid and there is no communication with financial aid and the school. The school submits what is required financial aid is support to calculate and keep accurate information on each student. I have learned a lot from just reading and asking questions, that is what school is about."
Crystal
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2015
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I started Everest in April of 2012. My first 8 months were great. Services were amazing and someone was always there when I had questions. In about October I started having problems with my account balance. The loans would always get returned to sender but Everest would still send me an overpayment check. I didn't notice until loan collectors started contacting me about paying the school. I would then call the school and they would say it was a misunderstanding. Eventually it got fixed and I would just continue with my classes but it always puzzled me. Fast Forward to October of 2014 and the same thing happened again with my loans this time nobody would answer their phones. Student services would hang up on me. Financial aid when be unforgivingly rude when I asked questions about it. I called nearly everyday from October 18th to this day and the issue hasn't been resolved. I have already graduated and received my diploma in the mail but nobody is helping with my situation and I have been on top of it 3 month prior to graduation. Now I have been informed that Everest has been bought out by Zenith Education group, my sister was enrolled for business and found out because of this they are dropping her program so she had to withdraw from school, I found out that Everest wasn't an accredited school which may make it hard for students to transfer credits. I believe it's a bunch of bull crap and it needs to be handled. I am now 22,000 dollars in student loans when I was told the most would be 14,000 for 2 years and nobody can explain why. Everest University also promises job placement but ha anyone called and followed up with me? No! I have to call and every time I do, I have been placed with a different advisor and have to repeat the process all over again. It's ridiculous. The instructors were WONDERFUL, and the classes were too. They focused on exactly what I needed to know. That was probably the only thing Everest did right."
Danielle
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"The employees at Everest have always been extremely helpful and prompt throughout the two years I attended. If I ever needed help in a class I always received a reply from the instructor within 24 hours. My student advisors were always easy to contact and would answer all my questions or find someone who could. I never had any problems with student loans. It was expensive but all schools are, and it was my responsibility to know what I was spending. I learned a lot because I put a lot of effort into my studies and used the resources given to me. There are plenty of tutor programs for those who need extra help. I requested my transcript and received it within two weeks. I feel that earning my associates degree through Everest met its objectives."
Current Student BS.
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2015
  • Degree: Homeland Security
"I understand the complaints from other students and everyone must respect their reviews, because they were affected for sure. I received my Associates in 2011 and Everest found me a job within my field of studies. They emailed my resume to several agencies and I was contacted. Interviews were conducted and I was hired. Everest helps a lot , if you have high scores and of course when you completed your degree. Employeers ask for a two-year college degree and if you only have completed four terms of eight, what do make you think that you are going to be hired only with four terms completed? Also, the U S. High education programs are a huge business. So, do not expect other schools to accept prior credits from other institutions, because then they will not make any profits at all. Campus education and online environments will provide the same materials to learn. The only difference is that in a campus your answers will be addressed probably right away, while in online you will have your answer within 24 hours. Also, online classes require wst more writing and you must participate in order to be graded and keep your financial aid with an average score 2.5 or higher based on your degree. Your diploma is a requirement. You will achieve your real knowledge and skills while you are performing your job duties ( hopefully related to your degree). Fortunately, I have received professional assistance from my school and instructors. I'll finish my BS in 3 months and I'll start my Master's in October, 2015. Good luck everyone and the results, assistance needed, and grades only can be achieved by you and your willingness to push others when assistance is needed & how you are achieving your own objectives."
Tina
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2015
  • Degree: Business
"My husband and I both attended Everest and it was the worst decision we had made. I actually had to call to get my diploma from them. After financial aid somehow I owe them money. Their laptop program is a joke, you get an older model for which they charge you $800 for when a new one from Walmart would be less. Recommend you opt out of that program. Their advisers are never available or if they actually do speak to you it is to try and re-enroll you. The career service after you graduate is a joke, I have had 3 advisers and my husband has had 9 since graduation. The only thing they do is send you Craigslist, Monster or Career Builder, well I can do that all on my own. I have been waiting 3 weeks to get my transcript in order to go to a local University and no hope in the coming future for that. The teachers are a waste no steady inter action with students. It amazed me how some people posted but got a great response from the teacher. A one sentence response is not a good feedback to something. Tried getting out but was already in as I was taking 6 classes at a time. The first semester was fine but after that down hill. I have a degree in Business that is of no use and my husband has one in Criminal Justice."
Jeni
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2015
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"This school was absolute junk. They change advisers frequently, they took my degree completely away but let the students continue to study it. If any one had any kind of issue you were on your own. NO ONE would pick up the phone and if they did, you could tell they didnt care. I hated attending this school. They screwed me and left me with $28,000 worth of debt."
Tamara Gooden
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2015
  • Degree: Business
"I've been completely lied to by Everest. I suggest that they hire people who know policies and procedures before letting them get on the phones. I was assured I would be able to enroll in another business associates program because business administration associates is no longer available. Now I'm being told the only option is a bachelors program. If I would've been given accurate information the first time I would have stayed in the program I was in. Then I was told today that after 12 months, I would be able to re-enroll in my business administration associates program, which is obviously a lie, because based on what the student advisor stated "business administration associates is no longer offered". Then I was told business administration associates is equal to having a high school diploma, which means Everest knowingly scammed people if they knew the degree was meaningless. I maintained a 4.0 and was completely happy with my program, until I was pressured to change my course because they were changing the offered programs. They stated the 7000 they refunded to my account they keep and I'm responsible to pay the lender back if l don't re-enroll in one of the programs they now offer. I need my funds returned to my lender or I need to be placed back in my program. If they review all the calls that I've made, they will determine that I was given false information, but conveniently all the supervisors are unavailable. By the way, I've been there since August 2014, It's now March 2015 I have a $3000 credit on my account from what was left over out of my financial aid, but I still haven't seen a penny of it."
SRW
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2015
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I was enrolled in Everest University Online/formerly Florida Metropolitan University. My first few years (3) were actually great. My last year was horrible. The financial aid staff was terrible. I wound up missing a semester because my paperwork was not done in time. Then I was told I could not finish school. I eventually did finish the following semester after the missed one and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. The only good thing was that I was already employed in law enforcement. I was not provided any assistance with finding employment, or anything else. I was then told that I would not receive my Diploma because I owed over $9,000.00+ for the last semester. Mind you, I was receiving student loans. They never sent a detail statement of my payments to my account or what the $9,000+ covered. Four years later, I still do not have my Diploma. I'm not paying. They can keep it."
Kara
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2015
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
"I went to this school only for my mom I hated this school from the day I walked in and sat down with the people I was dropped from the program because I just gave up I hated being there I didn't like the teachers or the Academic Dean I only pretended to like her her and the teachers would constantly call me if I missed a day and tried to force me to come back threatening me with debt I now owe drop fees which I'm paying so their debt collectors will stop calling me their debt collectors called me and told me to pay the drop fee or they would turn it over to a real debt collector I told them to stop calling me and harassing me and I would pay the money back when I got it I do not recommend anyone go to this school at all."
Elizabeth
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"They paint a pretty picture with cream an sugar until you get out there and nothing happens. You go back for help and they want you for more $. I'm in for student loans 15 k and can't pay because of no job. Everest for life is a joke. They should say everest let me SCREW Y O U without a thought of a reach around. Something needs to be done they should have to pay my student loans. I feel they breached their side of the contract."
sw
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
"The teachers are awesome and they care about their students."
Lakita Smith
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2014
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I have been enrolled in Everest University for one year. I called the other day to inquire about my financial aid and was told that my major was no longer being taught at this university. I was already dropped from classes when I called, but, had completed work in my classes the previous day!!!!!!!! What a waste of time!!!!!! Never, ever, ever attend here!!!!!"
William Jesse McMillon
  • Reviewed: 11/15/2014
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHOOL IS PISS POOR PLUS VERY HIGH IN COST !!!!! THE STAFF THERE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING PLUS THIS SCHOOL DOES NOT HAVE A TECH TEAM ANYMORE. ALSO THEY HAVE A LAW SUIT AGAINST THEM BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THEY TOLD ME THAT MY PARENT PLUS FORM WAS OUT OF DATE WHEN I HAD JUST DONE ONE LESS THAN A WEEK AGO,BUT BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T TURN IT CORRECTLY NOW I OWE OVER $7,000 THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS POST TO BE PAYING FOR. PLUS THE SCHOOL IS 12 WEEKS LONG AND IF YOU ARE MORE INTELLIGENT THAN THEIR TEACHERS THEY WILL GIVE YOU A BAD GRADE THEY DID ME . I SWITCHED SCHOOLS AND NOW I HAVE A 4.0 WORST SCHOOL EVER . THEY ARE LIARS AND THEFTS . I SPENT $20,000 WITH THEM."
Donna Miller
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I went to an informational meeting just for information. The information I was given was accurate with a spin! Everest will take anyone into the medical assisting program and the job market becomes very oversaturated! I can honestly say more than half of the students in my class did not put any effort into the class or labs and still completed the program! You practice injections and venipuncture on each other and it was a lot of goofing off. The instructors ( i had several different ones) complained loudly about the program and what a waste of time it was! You are promised assistance after completion of your program and I did find that false! I was top of my class but did not feel the program gave me the skills needed in my career."
Feed Up
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2014
  • Degree: Paralegal
"I recently graduated from Everest University in October 2013, with an Associate in the Paralegal Studies Program. I had a pretty good experience with all of the departments, basically smooth sailing. I am now enrolled with the Bachelor's Degree Program in the same program and have caught so much flick in the Financial Aid Department. I decided weeks before the end of the term that I did NOT want to drop that I wanted to continue at the school because I was going through personal things and that I would have to drop. When it came time to start a new term I had No classes at the start of the term due to the fact they drop me anyways after the request not to and now it is an issue with my FA. I had talked with someone about my FA, classes were suppose to be there and nothing was done. I have been going through so much and I am just to my point with the school. Can anyone help me who has had this problem???"
Do not go to this school, unless you enjoy being a punching bag!
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2014
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I was very disappointed. I went from 4.0 student to failing my last class. The teachers are completely abusive and would post abusive comments to students on discussion boards. One instructor even posted "PLAGIARIST," on a fellow student's discussion submission to openly shame him before his peers, for not posting his resources, which was completely uncalled for. When I made a complaint, they did nothing about it and this same instructor failed me in last course taken, out of retaliation. No one needs this kind of stress and mistreatment. The student services are not supportive and they are quite expensive. Do not go to this school, unless you enjoy being a punching bag!"