Everglades University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (108)
I transferred from Florida State University to Everglades University to take advantage of their online Construction Management degree program. The courses are fast paced, and it takes a person willing to put in some real work, but the reward has been great already. I've completed six of their courses for my major, and each professor has been great! I work fulltime, have a growing family, and life can be really difficult at times; however, each person at EU has been helpful. I receive emails and phone calls from the deans, advisors, professors, that check up on how I am do, ask if they can help, and are very helpful when I contact them. As for the financial aid department, they were extremely helpful and assisted me in getting the most out of my dollar. If your a person that doesn't want to go to school for 3 hours a week per class, 2-3 days a week, at a major university, and just wants to get their education and move forward, EU is great! I never had one professor, administration, or dean, reach out to me while at FSU to offer assistance or just check up on how I am doing, and give encouragement. This is a great school for those who want to work hard. I believe if you want the easy college experience you better start at a community college, because even FSU was a breeze compared to EU; however, EU is amazing, if you'll keep up. I put the most into every class because this degree is part of my future and I use the information already obtained at EU to be successful at work, and has led to great advancement in the field of construction. I highly recommend this school.
Very disorganized school that is for-profit motivated and provides a shabby education for too much money. I withdrew and decided to go somewhere else, but they still keep billing me for fees and classes that I never took! Be careful! I wish i never tried this school. DO not even call for information, because they will call you relentlessly many times a day to try to get you enrolled. This type of business ( and it IS a business more than a school), should be illegal, but the Keisers, who own this crappy money pit, have already bought off the regulators with their lobbyists.
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 Very outdated online platform with zero design and misspelled assignments!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!
There seem to be some individuals that would give this university a bad grade. The truth is that they have done right by me. I called to ask about the school in Orlando Florida. I visited, I was then guided to call the on line POC in Boca Raton. I was signed up within a day using my GI Bill. I will be graduating two years later on June 2015. I had the option of two classes or one, I choose one because of my schedule, work, home, family and other stuff. None the less, I was challenged in my studies, and made it all the way to the end. When I needed help, the faculty was there. When I needed admin help, they were also there. I would recommend this school to anyone who is professional, dedicated and wants to complete a masters' in aviation. The truth is, that you have to give it your all in order to succeed.
I had found out that it was difficult to find a secure job after graduating so wanted to transfer to nursing and Anatomy 1&2 credits were not transferable and had to be taken again and FASA does not pay for the the same clsses twice so I was stuck paying out of pocket or getting a private loan to continue before nursing program began which set me back additional 4 months. Now was told because I withdrew I owed more money. Rip off. Go to a state college, its cheaper with same or better education.
So, I have only completed one class as of now, but so far I am satisfied with everything. My first class has been a great experience. I am enrolled in the online courses, by the way. It's the only option I have because of work. For me, the financial aid planning process went smoothly, but that might have been because I stayed on top of it and kept in touch with everyone to make sure there were no mistakes. As for my first class experience, I am impressed with how willing the instructor was to help the students; every question I had, or any other class member, was answered promptly and with complete clarity. He even called some students to help them over the phone if needed. If every class is as interactive as my first one, this will be a great experience. This is my experience thus far, so far so good.
Waste of time and money! Unprofessional administration, lack of quality professors, they don't care for a students, just for a money! High turnover...4 Deans in one year!!! Schools like this should not be allowed to be in business as they do not benefit the students!!!
Graduated September 2014 with my bachelors, and entered into their Masters program in October. Starting in November I enquired about my degree and transcripts and was told it was "in the mail", after several weeks I withdrew from the program due to the very poor service given to me and was told I would not get my transcripts for my degree until I paid what was due on my masters. If they had processed it when I graduated, none of this would have happened. So I give a HUGE warning, do NOT take anyone at this school's word on anything, get it in writing, and by all means, if you do choose this school, stay on top of your advisors because they seem to change very frequently.
I have attended Everglades University in Orlando for a couple of months. My initial plan was not really related to the program so I transferred to somewhere else. First I will list the positive aspects of the school: for me, everyone was very nice and knowledgable. The financial aid representative was very helpful and also, he knew how to help me. The professors are top notch and they are highly educated. I enjoyed all of my classes while I was attending and I gained a lot of knowledge, too. Now I will go to the negative aspect: first of all, not all the negative aspects are the faults of the school that I will mention: students are rude, disrespectful and usually late. I cannot learn in an environment where professors are not putting any discipline in the classroom. I had classmates who were constantly late on Saturdays (we start at 9 am and the person arrived after lunch..) if you say you want to attend classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays that means you have the time on those days and you dedicate yourself fully to be on time and participate on class. Yet, these students still got their attendance points (probably due to the fact that if they don't reach their attendance points the financial aid would be denied...) still I don't believe this is a good policy towards other students. It is understandable that sometimes you cannot attend or you have something urgent to do, but not every single time.. I didn't feel that school provided me with a lots of challenges, the professors are not that strict and the studying materials are also not that much. So you can easily get a good grade. On the other hand, when I wanted to transfer I tried UCF first, and they did not transfer my credits from Everglades saying that the institution is in a different accreditation. My problem was mostly that the Alternative Medicine program is a well chosen major, with a little bit of everything in it, (little chiropractor, acupuncture, nutrition...) and basically, any of them is not enough to stand by alone. If you want to be a nutritionist, you cannot do it only with this degree. I would recommend the school just for the knowledge.
The idea of getting a degree in Alternative Medicine is great... it's also a plus that the college is properly accredited. I feel as though there are some ups and downs for this college. I am very close to having my bachelors at Everglades (so I'm too invested to opt out of the college) but there are some huge flaws when it comes to financial aid. The financial aid department at Everglades is one of the most difficult groups of people I have ever spoken with... They don't know what they are doing AT ALL. If you have scholarships or grants that you want applied to your tuition, good luck with getting financial aid to help. They practically make the students do their jobs, it's ridiculous. Be very careful about going to this school, and make sure you have the proper funding to go here. Honestly, I love all of my classes, the teachers are great, and you can learn a lot. Especially because the online classes allow you to study on your own time. I just wish that the financial aid department wasn't so obsessed with getting your money; it would be better if they cared about the students and helped them figure out a financial plan (because that's their job!).