Everest University Reviews - CLOSED

2.8 out of 5 stars
(225 Reviews)
  • Brandon (FL) (and 8 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,650
50% of 225 students said this degree improved their career prospects
45% of 225 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/31/2013
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014
"The education itself is fine, I'd say average. I have never had a problem with the actual quality of education Everest has provided me. I have been a student of theirs since 2005, and so far carry a GPA of 3.87 with another year to go. That being said I consider myself an above average student, and like I said do not by any means degrade their skills of teaching, however their communication is horrible. If I could have gone through my entire schooling without any issues, this would be a great school, but like the real word…things happen. When I ask for any kind of assistance I do not receive a response from anyone for weeks, close to months. The turnover for student advisors is ridiculous and exhausting, and never know who my advisor is. When I ask, I do not receive a response for several weeks, if I receive one at all. The communication is unreal, and I am very displeased with the lack of attention I receive when faced with a problem. I have excellent grades, and have proven to be an outstanding student. I have had nothing but problems with this school. These problems include, administration errors, incorrect class scheduling, and basic organization issues. All this year my classes were scheduled wrong, I received the wrong books, etc. I was very patient handling these problems with Everest, but their communication on their end is simply unbearable. It honestly goes on so long that I don't even know if they are going to respond back, and sometimes they do not. The customer service is horrible and the communication is even worse, which is why I could not recommend them to anyone."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/31/2013
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"I love going to Everest,it is the ideal school for someone that is not working. I get my Pell Grants distributions on time. Sometimes they maybe late but that is due to the fact that the school starts a new semester and they have to wait to see if you are going to continue to go before they send you money that you do not deserve. I love going to Everest, my grades are as follow>>> 3.85 and the classes are fun. I started last year in Oct.2012 I will be finished this year in 12/2013 if I continue to take 4 classes. So it has to be pretty easy if I am taking 4 classes after my first semester right.... Try it you will love it. The people that are making these hanyous accusations about the school, I really believe you just could not handle the work. I know these people are not just gonna take your money, because that would be against the law."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Bankert - 1/25/2013
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2013
"I have read many of the reviews regarding Everest University Online and overall, I concur with most of them. In order to have a positive experience with Everest, a great deal of that is up to the student. It is what you make it. It requires research and commitment can tell, the negativity on here is due to a lack of both.I have been pursuing my Associate's Degree in Paralegal studies and have maintained a 3.975 GPA, maintained standing on the President's List, and membership in the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. Much of this would not have been possible without the support I received from my advisors and professors at Everest. Again, I truly believe a person a student's satisfaction is up to them.Remember, work does not come before success in the dictionary either."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/23/2013
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2012
"I attended Everest University Online from 2010-2012, I enjoyed the experience that came along with this school.The only not so good thing about Everest was the running around in the fianicial aid dept.I received my degree in October 2012 in Medical Billing Coding and Insurance. If they could get it together in the fianicial aid deptI would highly recommend this school.Hard work is a must at any college you must apply yourself to be successful in anything in life."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Medina Kazimi - 1/13/2013
Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2014
"I really don't understand all of the negative reviews on here. After reading through almost all of them, it's funny to see the pattern between the horrible grammar and elementary school-style spelling from their respective authors.I, for one, have been attending Everest University since May of 2010. I received my Associate's in Marketing in July of 2012 and began the Bachelor's program (International Management) within two weeks of my graduation date. I have been a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, President's List, Dean's List,etc. since the time I began my education at Everest. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.87 GPA and I can honestly say that the reason being is because I worked non-stop. Something tells me that a lot of these negative reviews are just a method for under-achievers to justify why they invested in their education when they weren't mature enough to take it seriously. I work full time and am the care taker of a parent, which takes up a dramatic amount of my time, but I still managed to spend innumerable nights studying to get the grade.I always felt like I was learning pertinent information and my instructors (all of them) were unbelievably active in the discussions. There was NEVER a time when I could not get in touch with an instructor or a student service representative.The financial aid office was a hit or miss, but only due certain individuals. I always received my check on time and I spoke to people who offered me all of the information I needed or wanted. My admissions representative was wonderful and all of the instructors were more than accommodating.So for everyone who's reading this and thinking "OK, what's the catch? How can this person be praising the school when others are detesting it?" the answer is simple - YOU HAVE TO PUT THE WORK IN! This school(like any other) is only a good experience if you make it a good experience.I don't regret applying to the school because I've had three years so far to dedicate my time and I have received much deserved academic returns from it.If you're not the type of person who can dedicate a couple of days a week to do work then you're not ready to look into school at all. Otherwise, I would recommend this experience."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/10/2013
Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2014
"I have been a student at Everest University online since Apri l6 2012 and I will recieve my first degree in April 2014 in Criminal Justice.Everest is a good online school for anyone that applies themselves to their career.. I had no issues with my financial aid, I got my books on time, I have been on the Dean's list since I have started school..If you are serious about career,you wouldn't have a problem with this school.. It's what you make it. This is college and not high school.I have never had any problems except for financial aid.. this is were they need to hire new people because, they can get things twisted sometimes. But all in all,it's a good school."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Scott V.P. - 12/14/2012
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2012
"I recently graduated from Everest with a B.S. degree in Business Marketing, I had the desire to get my Masters from them as well...this is where the problems started. When speaking to my advisor I was told "no problem" but once I graduated I was told I had a balance of almost $10,000, not a word of it before graduatation. I was told than that my "new Loan" would cover this and my masters as well..ok I'm still interested.I was than told that my GPA was .5 a point to low for the Masters program, I suggested that I retake a class I had failed and I had wondered why I was not informed my GPA was in trouble, State school put you on probation until it improves. I was told to just take the GMAT . I recieved no mpratical help in finding a acreer, a job for $10 hr is not a career and it does not pay for a 4 year degree. My advise is STAY AWAY!!!!!I wish I copuld talk to anyone wanting to further there education and tell them to Not go to Everest. I cannot even get financial aid to return my calls, they just turned me to a collection agency while I was speaking to them about solutions. Average education and very shady in there practices."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/30/2012
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013
"I have been attending this school for a,most 2 years at the time of this review. Every time I have ever had a problem, I received help in a timely manner.The staff is great and the classes were fun. I would be more than glad to attend another course if they offered anything else I was interested in. I graduate with honors in January 2013, if the school wasn't great, how could I do that? I couldn't."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/20/2012
Degree: Corrections
Graduation Year: 2012
"I went here years ago for a short time. I called them back to finish up my two year degree, they replied " you already have a degree".I ask them since I have a degree, can you place me with a job, they replied "no, you dont currently attend here" I called back to follow up about the degree, they replied " My Bad, you dont have a degree". Not professional at all! I would not recommend this college."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/17/2012
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2012
"This school will be the perfect pick for a full-time mother that has to work and other obstacles in your life. I have been attending this school for 2 years now and just finished for my Associates in Criminal Justice. I am currently going back for my Bachelors in Criminal Justice. All the bad and negative reviews are a joke because I believe those are the ones that really need to take a better look in the mirror. Education is education, this is not high school, so that being said "Be Grown" and stop blaming others that are trying to help you expand your knowledge. If is was a joke or scam they would not receive any government funds as far as financial aid such as Fafsa or you wouldn't be able to claim the student status when doing your taxes. Everest is not about money because I have not been contacted one time about money. I have had all types of job requests but I want to continue my education for my family and I.Everest University you are the best!"
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