Everglades University is a private non-profit institution based in Boca Raton, Fla. Founded in 1990 as the American Flyers College, the university has since grown to offering 11 bachelor’s and master’s degrees online and at its three campuses in Boca Raton, Orlando, and Sarasota. In 2003, the university became of the first schools to provide a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation technology.
The university differentiates itself with some unusual academic programs. In addition to the more commonly found Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, students can also get bachelor’s degrees in alternative medicine, alternative and renewable energy management, aviation technology, aviation management, and crisis and disaster management. In the alternative medicine program, a student takes nutrition, anatomy and physiology, chiropractic medicine, feng shui, and other courses. Meanwhile the aviation technology students study aerodynamics, aircraft systems, airline management, physiology of flight, and more. Three master’s degree programs are also available in business administration, aviation science, and entrepreneurship. All degrees are available at the university’s three locations and online.
Everglades University has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges since 1993, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 2008.
To enroll in Everglades University, an applicant must complete an online application, supply proof of high school graduation or confirmation of GED completion, any relevant transcripts, and standardized test scores. The prospective student must have a combined SAT score of 800 if they took the test before March 2005, or a combined score of 1200 if they took it more recently. Everglades University also accepts students with a minimum score of 17 on the ACT. Students who are transferring into the university must complete their last 30 credit hours at the school. Transfer credits are only awarded for classes in which a “C” or higher was earned.
Those applying to the university’s graduate-level programs must submit all relevant transcripts that show completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average on the baccalaureate level, earn a minimum score of 500 on the GMAT or 1000 on the GRE, and complete all prerequisite courses. The university uses a rolling admissions system. Despite that, the school advises that students should submit their application forms well in advance of the day they wish to start to ensure the availability of programs.
5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100
Boca Raton, Florida 33431