Everglades University — all around liars! this school is a scam
Do not go to everglades university unless you want a worthless degree!!! I was in the alternative medicine program at eu for 1 1/2 years. I was lied to from day one by almost everyone at the school, including the former president herself, they are completely money driven and care nothing for the wellbeing of the students. I finally made the choice to withdraw last year when the sacs accreditation (that they had been telling me was pending immediate approval since I enrolled) had still not been approved. What's really sad is that many of the alt. Med. Students have plans to become naturopaths and sadly enough, will never be accepted to any accredited naturopathic university. I have read reviews of students in other majors that encountered the same issue when trying to go for masters or doctorate programs. Their alternative medicine degree basically qualifies you to work in a health food store - and that certainly isn't going to pay back your, on average, $75, 000 in student loans for a bachelors degree!! The tuition is down right disgusting and shameful, especially when you consider the quality of education you recieve and the fact that you're never in their classroom so there are incredibly minimal overhead costs for the school. I take classes at uwga online now that are fully accredited and they are vastly different! I have to take proctored exams at a university, there are recorded video lectures, the professors actually give in depth feedback and grade on a collegiate level (at eu I never received less than a 100% on any paper that I ever wrote, and there were at least 15 like that), I feel like I have not even really been in school until now. Along with that, I now take a full 4 classes per semester and only pay about $2300 total in tuition - after any and all fees. I actually get money back from my student loans - a concept unheard of to me at eu where I would owe thousands every semester. I am now a nutrition science/dietetics major. After I started learning about various types of alt. Med. I realized that nutrition is really the basis of almost every healing modality in the world. I feel strongly that nutrition is a good place to start with a solid background to lead you into a more specialized aspect of natural healthcare, and there are several affordable and accredited education options. I now work in a chiropractic office as a nutritional consultant, attend many health seminars and am pretty active in the natural health care field in my area, and I would recommend that anyone looking at the alt. Med degree from eu, instead find a useful degree in nutrition or a related field. Good luck!