Everest University Reviews - CLOSED
Student & Graduate Reviews (225)
This school charges through the nose for tuition. They charged me $400 a credit hour and each class is 4 credit hours. $1600 a CLASS!! Is this Notre Dame?! Harvard?!
I spent 2 full semesters attending Everest Online toward an Associates Degree. 5 straight "A's". I certainly do not think these classes are/were educationally worth 4 credit hours. As far as i'm concerned, it's just a way to increase tuition.
Want to transfer credits from Everest? Good luck! Everything I have read says you are going to have a big problem trying to do that. I intend to try it with one of my local schools just to see what would be accepted, if anything.
Everest has a problem with student plagiarism. I reported several acts of plagiarism while I attended, which is certainly my right considering what the cost was. When a student has to point out to an instructor that another student has copy and pasted, there certainly is a problem somewhere.
Everest places students who can't read, write, and comprehend English very well in classes with students who can. Everest expects them to be able to interact online with each other. It does not work. I found myself hard pressed to understand alot of what my classmates were trying to say.
Another problem is students use the online format as a platform/soapbox to spout off about their religous beliefs. They use their religion as a cure-all for everything, including assignments. They try to push it upon other students. I did not enroll in school to be preached to.
As far as the instructors go, I only had one instructor that really didn't do much as far as participation goes in a class and I let her know about it.
The bottom line is Everest Online is way over priced, the education is over credited for what you get, the credits are questionable as far as transferability. They need to address the plagiarism problems openly and the students who want to push their religion on other students and show that it's being handled.
They don't post final grades of fellow students/classmates. You don't know if the school is just looking the other way and passing people to obtain their loan and/or grant money.
This is my experience at Everest. The fist day that I came there they fired the teacher who was supposed to teach us. So after that we had about 6 or 7 teachers. At that time I was attending night class. The teaches that I had was nice and everything. But when I found a part time job I had to switch to day time classes. It was terrible! The teacher didn't teach, the students were playing around like kids, teacher was not mature, the school was not clean, the whole thing was a disaster. I am sorry to tell people that I went to this school. Even my friend who found a job with the Everest Diploma she is making 7.50 on hr. These things are not OK. For 15,000 I deserve much more.
Everest is not worth the money at all. I feel sorry for my self now that I know what this school ls all about. Maybe Everest could be a better school. But its not a good one! You are much better off on going to some other school. If you are reading this..Please Feel My Pain..and What I went through. Its real. Get your degree from some where else. But don't get a Diploma from this school.
When I started Everest from the first day it was a disaster. The students were complaining about the school and they were not happy. I thought I would be able to learn a lot and have good teachers but I didn't. I had good and bad teachers. The ones that were good they all left. Everest hires teachers that don't teach. They don't do their job. Everest can tell you what they want to. But the School is not good. I can honestly say that. I was told that I was supposed to go out there and look for a job. They don't help you with the job search. Its a waste of time and money. Go to any other school, but don't go to this one. You wont experience good things with Everest. You will end up with no job! and No money.
I have attended Everest on and off since 2001, somtimes life just can't stay out of the way of your education. At Everest they understand this and always work with you to find the best solution for you at that time. It may have taken me twice as long but I will have my BS by July this year. However if you so choose to accelerate your education you can achieve an AS in as little as 18 months, I have had friends who did this. My only problem with the online curriculum is that I am not disciplined enough to keep up with it, it is a lot of work and very challenging. I like that they are innovative and stay current with the always changing environment of the business world. Sometimes it is difficult to get the classes you need when you need them, but they can only schedule classes that they have the staff available to intruct at any given time. I had switched to Everest from community college because I was looking for more structure in the way the school operates to guide you through your courses and the process of choosing classes. While attending comm. coll. I felt that no one really cared if I was achieving my goals or even taking classes that pertained to my degree major, you could pretty much register for anything that you want to take at a comm. coll. I took ridiculus classes like pottery and wasted a lot of time fooling around while at HCC. I definitely was a person in need of guidance that a comm. coll. could not offer. I've seen a lot of complaints about the cost of tuition and will admit that it is more expensive than a community college or state university, however you must bare in mind that this is private school and if cost is an issue for you, then you have the freedom of choice not to attend. There is no way that its possible for 3 classes to cost more than $15000.00, that claim is totally bogus. In reality 3 classes and books and online fees might run about $5500.00. I have only been able to take 2 classes a quarter because they understand that I can not afford an out of pocket expense, so they are willing to work with only the FA I that I do receive and typically stretch it all out over 3 quarters. I rarely have any problems with the staff, and if a regular student advisor is not available to help me the Dean of Academics' door is always open and they incourage students to stop by and visit him even if its just to update on your progress. Its not everywhere that you can just walk into your dean's office just to have a casual conversation and no appointment necessary. They really get to know their students on a first name basis, and are always willing to provide students with a support network for any issue that may arise in a students life outside of school. Overall I have far more good experiences with this school than I have bad ones, and this is coming from a person who really hates going to school.
I have been attending Everest since April 2008 for a degree in MIBC. They walked me through the whole process of enrollment, and even stayed on the phone with me while I filled out my FAFSA. The only problem I have had is that I got a new student adviser right before my second term. It was seamless, and I was still enrolled in the classes I chose, I just liked the old one better. That is not to say, however, that there is anything wrong with my current adviser.
For me, online college was the only option. I have 2 kids at home, and no intentions of putting them in daycare so I can go to school. Yes, it costs more than a campus education, but it saves you the hassle of schedules and commuting (not to mention the money saved on sitters and gas). At the beginning of each week, I look to see what will be due that Saturday. I'm typically done with it by Tuesday and don't have to worry about it. There are class discussions and teamwork, as well. I'm very shy and would never be able to do these things in person, but being online makes all the difference.
Everyone I have dealt with has been especially kind and patient. Even when there was an error on my FAFSA that wasn't caught until after I started classes, they worked with me (at 9pm after the kids were in bed) to get things done. My classes were never interrupted.
There was one issue with an exam. There were 2 answers that were correct for the question, and were both in the textbook. I was marked wrong for my answer. I emailed the instructor and she quickly changed my grade and informed the university that the exam needed to be amended.
I would absolutely recommend Everest to anyone interested. Not all credits may be transferred, but this is true at any college or university.
I would not recommend Everest to anyone! I started in the Nov 2009 - Mini Term with two courses. My books arrived 3 weeks into a 6 week session (only after calling every day to complain about it.) One of my classes was actually okay and the staff did their job. The other class was taught by a nurse (an Accounting class) that stated in her bio "I am here for fun and will be here in my free time." At first this did not bother me, but it soon did. This professor (Jennifer Whitley) did absolutely nothing the entire class! We had teamwork assignments each week and out of the 6 people in my team, 2 of us participated and had to pull the weight of the others. When I reported this to the professor, her response was "I'm sorry it worked out for you that way. Better luck next time." Financial Aid? That is a joke at this school. I had to speak to someone regarding my account balance (which is not available online, you have to call to ask about it) and I could not understand her english. She just kept saying it's coming "one of these days." As far as transferability of the credits is concerned. Someone here posted that just because another school will not accept the credits does not mean the school is bad. You are correct, however, if the school is not regionally accredited, you can be 99% sure that they will not be taken anywhere other than another nationally accredited school (which is primarily the for-profit schools.) At a rate of almost $500 per credit hour, this was not worth it at all. You can attend a state funded school for much less and have regionally accredited hours that will transfer easier.
I have been an Everest Student for the past 2 and a half years online. I find this school to be great and I would recommend Everest to everyone. The Staff has been great, and I had no problems in any department from Financial Aid the help desk. All the Professors are excellent and I have learned so much from the Criminal Investigation Program. I graduate this month coming 2010 and I will miss this school. I'm thinking about further educating my career and this school will be my first choice if I do so. There no negative aspect of this school and anyone who thinks so needs to get a grip.
I have been attending this school for a year and when it comes to the basics they are ok. But I have been waiting for months for them to send me a residual check. Firstly they lost my financial aid information then they sent the funds back to the lender!
I had signed saying I wanted it sent to me but the financial aid department didn't review that part. I have been on the phone with them everyday for 26 days straight now. I am still waiting because of the inproper staff can't get anything right. They have blamed it on the coporate office but then the coporate office says it the campus' fault. They tell me something different every time I call. One day they said the refund was being mailed out then a couple days later I called again and they didn't know anything about it!
This school is good except for when it comes to the paper work. And we will be making payments for the rest of our life because it is so expensive. They don't know anything everytime I speak to them they either play dumb or they really are. I hate this school and just want to hurry up and finish so I never have to speak to these idiots again.
Let me first say that this school really charges a lot of money for their tuition. As an Associate Degree student paying residential priced tuition, I ended up with a $10,000 bill after taking about 7 classes. The books are about $200 each and registering for classes is an even bigger headache. They don't give you any real freedom to choose the classes you want to take for a particular semester and you need about four different signatures from different department heads on your registration form.
Finally, the degree is nationally accredited which isn't so great. This is where most people get confused. Let me tell you that regionally accredited is far better than nationally accredited. Even going to a community college is better than Everest because they are usually regionally accredited institutions. Now a lot of employers might not investigate the accreditation but when it comes to transfering credits, you will almost always have better luck transfering regionally accredited credits. I received my associates degree from Daytona State and it only cost me $8000 for 20 classes. If I were to get that at Everest I would be looking at a $20,000+ tuition bill.
I have now understood why some of the people that have posted are talking about the financial aid stuff... I went through my whole two years every month sending in my financial stuff because they lost it or couldn't find etc... So for a whole year I was sending this info non stop and they didn't FILE any of it... Now I owe over 13K and they won't release my transcripts or degree until I pay!!!! What a RIP!