Everglades University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (107)
Hi, my name is Cindy Z.S.. I am a wife, mother of 9 (plus an additional teenager), and grandmother of 7. I drive school bus by day and attend school for Alternative Medicine in the evenings. So, needless to say, I lead a very busy life. I have always had an interest in alternative medicine, but I think it was when I was in my later 20's and had a thyroid problem that I really started getting serious about it. I wasn't pleased with the choices the doctor was giving me, so I decided to try to find a natural way to "fix" the problem myself. Somehow, I stumbled on the right combination of things and saved myself a lifetimes worth of future problems. Last September, I happened to be "strolling" through Facebook and saw an ad for Everglades University and did something I never do.....I filled out the inquiry form. The next thing I know, I am talking to D. (at that time I was unaware that she was the Campus VP), and she after reviewing a couple of items on the phone assisted me into coming into the campus just to talk further. I have to admit it took me two weeks to find the time to come in but Ms. S. sent me information via email as well as a great packet of literature in the mail in the meantime. I came to the campus on a Saturday and Ms. S. was waiting for me at the front lobby area. I was in her office for no more than ten minutes before deciding to go back to school in my mind. I completed all the necessary steps and here I almost one year later. I have met the most wonderful people and definitely have learned more than I could have on my own. I now have a new outlook on things and learn something new everyday. I participate in campus activities and have completed all my community service requirements as of today. I am inspiring others to get involved with our campus and the student government. This was a great decision and am proud that I can handle work, family life, EU campus activities and my 4.0 gpa.
Everglades University has a structure that is accommodating to students who are adults, work full time, have families and additional life responsibility. The academic structure of one class every two months works great with my schedule. The online library and research tools for academic databases is extensive. It is so helpful not having to stress out when it's time to write a paper because of lack of information and resources. The professors create a personalized environment with individual student dialogue and communication on a consistent basis. Due to the fluidity of classroom structure, the routine needed to flow from class to class seamlessly helps keep me focused on my ultimate education goals. I'm half-way through my degree and I can't say I feel I've come so far already because of how comfortable I have become with the expectations. Overall, if you are a person who can manage your time, self motivate and focused, the online environment is for you. Everglades makes it possible!
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 .
Everglades is a great school! I have been there for a year and a half and have learned so much, not just knowledge but life skills too. The staff is very friendly and helpful no matter how busy they are. There is always a smiling face waiting to help. I have two more years of this school and every moment is treasured.
I was so excited and nervous when I first got here. But after couple weeks everything was getting better. I had friendly , sincerely and helpful friends, professors, and staffs. I felt like I was studying with a family. Overall I really recommend anyone who want to earn an graduate program to study at Everglades University.
Excellent course, objective and focus on each student. An extra effort is made to assure students are learning. Friendly staff and excellent follow up on student development. The program is up to date. Encourage student participation and feedback. Students feel special and motivated.
Great school and great faculty. Enjoyed learning and growing with other students that shared my same interests and experiences. Online classes were challenging and engaging. Learning at your own pace while having to work 50+ Hours per week was a plus. Instructors presented real world experience and feedback.
I work 45-50 hour weeks, have a two year old, and married; I work for an Engineering firm, which requires me to travel. During my time at EU the staff, deans, and teachers have all assisted me through the entire way making it possible for me to maintain 4.0 CGPA. Since, the cost I pay is a large investment, I take ever opportunity to gain as much as I can from the textbooks and the classes. It has served me greatly at work. I believe your experience will depend on your motivation to succeed and get the most out of your college experience. I've previously attended FSU, and the information I have retained at EU exceeds that of FSU. Even when the cost got to be too much when health insurance costs doubled, EU eliminated nearly $2,000 in debt and has helped me obtain grants. EU also provided me a $1,000 scholarship, which I was able to apply for last year. Overall, the university wants you to succeed. For me the cost was significantly less than any other university which offered a BS Construction Management in the online format.
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.