Everglades University Reviews - Bachelor's in Holistic Medicine
I feel like the classes aren't challenging enough. They all seem to be the same thing just a different subject; write discussions, take tests, write an essay and/or journals that don't even seem to get read just a random score assigned, mine are usually good but, no feedback is given most of the time as to how to better construct the research or anything. I'm not even sure at the time I go to graduate school if my research paper skills will be sufficient enough. Also the 'online library' is a piece of crap, I don't even know why they have it, the databases are okay but, the library platform is awful. The 'faculty's concern for individual students' is the WORST! My academic advisor only emails me when I 'haven't participated for a few days' not even checking that all of my work is done for that week, she never checks in to see if I feel comfortable about my classes or anything. The financial aid department is so horrible trying to get help figuring out paying for college or understanding student loans or any of it is a waste of time. I have wrote the financial aid department numerous times about needing help with private loans explaining that I can't talk on the phone most of the time and to email me, yet they completely ignore that and call and I can never get ahold of them. No one at this school actually cares about the students, which is disgusting and if the program wasn't so convenient for me with moving around, I'd quit the program and go to a better school.
Worst school ever. I did 3 years and drop it because it was expensive. For what they are offering is not worth going to. Far in the middle of no where. Small campus yes. But the rest was unorganized and charging me for redundant things. Didn't explain my fees and how much I had to pay. Just don't go. It's not worth it .
I started the Alternative Medicine program through Everglades University in July of 2016 and I would definitely NOT recommend this to anyone. I asked to switch to the Science Track at the VERY BEGINNING of the semester (two days in), I sent an email to my Academic Advisor, to which she responded she would process it accordingly and change my classes to the ones required for that program. Next thing I know, I'm put into the wrong class, there's no way of withdrawing from classes on your student portal or anything, and she was unable to speak with me until the first week of this course was over (meaning the class was ONE QUARTER OF THE WAY THROUGH) and I had to switch to the class I was actually supposed to be in and start from the beginning while everyone else was already 1/4 of the way through. After lack of follow through, my next complaint would have to be their lack of caring for the students. It's all about money money money. They don't care what you want to do for a career, or where you would like this degree to take you. After reaching out for some help and guidance from my Academic "Advisor" this was made very clear to me from her apathetic attitude, and lack of advising. I expressed my frustrations to her as well about not being able to decide my classes and not feeling like I had any control over my education. I understand it's an online degree program, and every degree has it's requirements, but they also do not give you any sort of choice as to what classes you'll be taking and when. Furthermore, they truly DO NOT CARE about what you want. After I expressed my problems with having a lack of choice, Ms. Vermiglio and the Dean Dr. Mendez gave me two choices for classes - Nutrition or Biology, I stated I wanted to take Nutrition first. Only to be told that I had already fulfilled my nutrition requirement with an ANIMAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCE CLASS I had taken at a prior university (when I intended to be a veterinarian), and that I would be put in biology. When you want a degree in Alternative Medicine, nutrition is an absolute necessity in my eyes. Even after stating several times to both the dean and my academic advisor that I didn't care if I had already fulfilled the "requirement" I STILL wanted to take it, I was ignored. This degree program is a joke and I completely regret my decision to start here. It's extremely expensive, and not worth the expenses whatsoever. The classes aren't comprehensive enough, they're rushed and rather bland. The faculty and staff don't care about you. College is supposed to be a fun, information-filled, eye-opening adventure, NOTHING like this.
Excellent university. Professors are great and knowledgeable. Administration is great. I have learned so much...I love the campus. I love Everglades. ..I hope they have continue education in alternative med. Such as Acupuncture and oriental med, nutrition, or any other alternative therapy...
I am in the Alt. Med. program and it's okay, but there's a lot of disappointment in this school. First off, the professors aren't dedicated to your success. Secondly, all they want is your money, it's all about that, money, money, money and that's pathetic. It's listed as non-profit that's a hunk of junk though. It's outrageous for a small commuter University and not worthwhile for the amount of tuition they charge. On the contrary the campus is really pretty though!
I started my Alternative Medicine program in 2014. The admissions process was easy and well put together. However, the financial aid office was a mess. I was using my GI Bill. I had some difficulties and had to with draw from the program, that went without a hitch. I got my act together and went to re-enroll and they waived my reentry fee. They had me speak with FA and the gentleman that was in there was a vet and understood what need to be done. The class are fast but informative. You get out of them what you put into them. Just like any other university you have hard teachers and you have easy. I am enjoying my experience and will more than like apply to the Master program.
Everglades University helped me to pursue my career as an alternative medicine practitioner. I found the courses to difficult, but the staff to be very helpful. After getting my degree, I now have the ability to achieve anything that stands in my way.
Everglades is the second online college that I have attended and Everglades has a really nice online interface. It is consistent between classes which is very helpful. I am majoring in Alternative Medicine (due to graduate may of 2017). Some of the classes feel a little basic and I saw some people complaining about that so let me explain. Yes, a few of the classes seem to be very quick, basic and easy. However, they are still informative and give you a good general feel for the particular class subject you are studying. Yes, you will have to pursue a higher degree if you want to have a big breakthrough in this field but that's the same with every medical background. The quality of the education here is something you have to work for to get your return. You can't expect to occasionally read the material and still pass the test with comprehension. If you want a good education, put in the work and it will pay off- don't just try to slide through. My one complaint is with Financial Aid. <-- Ya'll really need to get your act together. I feel sorry for the people who work in the financial aid office because from the other reviews I've read they are constantly changing out staff so that no one really knows what is going on. If you are thinking about attending Everglades you need to have your finances in order. As long as you can make a consistent, significant monthly payment (think $500+ with some scholarships) then yes, you will probably enjoy your experience here. Also, the class schedule goes year round which makes it so that you can only get federal financial aid for two consecutive semesters i.e. no fed. aid during the summer months. That really sucks if you're not prepared for it.
RED FLAGS. EVERYWHERE! PLEASE. RESEARCH FOR YOURSELF BEFORE YOU. WASTE YOUR TIME AND SPREAD. THE WORD SO. OTHERS KNOW AS WELL! THIS SCHOOL PREYS ON MILITARY GI BILLS! THIS DEGREE IS NOT APPLICABLE TO ANYTHING ELSE IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. IF YOU INTEND IN FORGETTING YOUR CAREER, YOU'LL FIND YOURSELF AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE TAKING MORE CLASSES, SINCE THE SINCE CLASSES DO NOT COUNT AS THERE ARE NO LABS SET UP. HOW CAN YOU OFFER A DEGREE IN SCIENCE/MEDICINE AND NOT HAVE LABS SET UP. I NOW HAVE TO WASTE 2 MORE YEARS BEFORE I AM ABLE TO ATTEND MED SCHOOL. THIS IS A HORRIBLE BUSINESS, IT'SNOT A SCHOOL.
I did not graduate. Very outdated online platform with zero design and misspelled assignments! Instructors were average and any time you called for help, the names and titles of people changed constantly. The advisers change constantly. What does that say? I withdrew and I go to an online community college, a better deal by far! EU is overpriced and when you transfer they will never stop calling you to come back! I had to change my phone number, seriously! I begged them to stop calling me. Unethical, greedy corporate school that just wants your money. Save your money, DO not enroll here! You will be in heavy debt for the rest of your life!