Everglades University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (107)
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.
I've had a great experience so far. Going through the enrollment was stressful but the staff was a great help. All the teachers have been great and the courses well structured and challenging which is important to me. I see some negative reviews on but giving the school a thumbs up so far
Very disappointed with this school. Yes, the courses are fast paced. Yes, the instructors were very helpful. However, that's about where the benefits end. This school was horrible at helping me with financial aid. I was attempting to use my GI Bill and they had no one that had any clue about how it should be incorporated to pay for my courses. Instead, they pushed me into federal aid without explanation and didn't care how I paid for my courses, as long as I signed the paper. I take partial responsibility for the mess, but I have dealt with other colleges since and they are much more helpful in explaining to you the financial requirements and not pushing you into anything you don't understand. However, with this degree I am walking away with a 25K student loan that my GI Bill should have covered, but now can't. Also, I feel that the pace of the courses isn't conducive to truly learning a subject. I don't feel that the structure of the construction management program adequately prepared me. There wasn't a good capstone that focused on practical application of the information learned. It was just another longer paper about a topic in construction, not necessarily related to managing a construction project. I would not recommend this degree to anyone that doesn't have previous construction experience or someone that is not willing to start at the bottom rungs in this career field.
Yes it is expensive and yes it has some problems with frequent staff changes. Honestly though, I would not have been able to complete my education without EU. I am finally done and they are accredited, very important for an online school. This is a good school for military personnel or adult students that have much more to do than just attend classes.
Turn and run as far away and as fast as you can from this business. Everything anyone tells you at this business tells you is a lie or misrepresentation. They enrolled me in a class that had already started weeks prior. The online experience was just plain horrible. My instructed made excuses for late grading because he had other things to do. We I formally asked to withdraw they made up excuses why the normal withdraw policy wouldn't be honored. Then they turned it over to collections. it's no wonder the degree is not accepted countrywide.I wroye this review in hopes that others may read it and not make the same mistake I did.
I honestly have to say, my experience with Everglades was beyond great. After getting my Associates with another online college (not everglades) I was very apprehensive. However they handled everything with professionalism and ease. The admissions handled the transferring of my credits from my previous school and communicated with me every step of the way. The finance department walked me through my FAFSA, and even found me additional grants to help.I was registered in class with books in my hand, within 2 weeks. The instructors are very helpful and will work to get you where you need to be in class. But it wasn't without some work on my part. I had to put forth some effort in order to get positive results. Thank you for everything.
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.
Poor staff knowledge, financial aid lacks communication and they make so many mistakes it will delay your payments. The class information online doesn't match the master book list. The teachers are great as they understand how often you are given the wrong book for their class. Overall horrible school and staff.
Very BAD faculty in Health Sciences... i.e., the lady who taught Nutrition was bad news. Very inexperienced teacher and mentally challenged, in my opinion. She is on the EU faculty roster and should not be. Can't believe that they keep her on and allow her to teach more courses. Online Master's in Human Nutrition from Podunk University and a Bachelor's in General Business from a community college with no outstanding grades. I wonder why they would employ a sub-par teacher if they are concerned about the quality of their education and their reputation. She alone will bring the school's reputation down in Sarasota.
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.