Grand Canyon University Reviews

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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
% career related to degree: 71%
Average reviewer salary: $68,750

Grand Canyon University's Top-Rated Degree Programs

Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Psychology Average Rating
Percent Employed 25% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $40,000 % Degree Helped Career 0%
Special Education Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 67%
Nursing Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $125,000 % Degree Helped Career 100%

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Student Reviews

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Chris Carlyle -
Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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The school doesn't return phone calls, has billing issues, holds transcripts, and wrongfully reports to the credit companies. The military send them a payment in full and they refuse to remove billing mistakes off my credit report and I've been trying to get my transcript for over a year now.

GCU was fun and time well spent.
Norman Smith -
Degree: Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Graduation Year: 2011
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Accurate and pertinent, applicable curriculum. The professors and instructors were great.

Wonderful experence so far!!!!
Jessica -
Degree: Psychology, General
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I have just started my online college career at GCU I am almost done with my first class and hold a 4.0 GPA. I was reading some of these reviews and to be honest had I read them before I started class I would have never ever started them! That being said I have to say in my experience it is not true! My admissions adviser is always there when I need her as well as my professor who not only gave us his office phone number but his cell phone number too so we could reach him anytime day or night. (When i speak of"we" I mean the whole class.) I have never encountered one ounce of disrespect from anyone of my classmates, professors or advisers when ever I call them they r there to help. I really think that people need to look at the experience as a whole and not just the negative as well as take responsibility for what you have done and do to yourself! Be an adult! I truly believe this will be a wonderful learning experience I will write another review in 5 years after I Graduate. Please see what thy have to offer I thus far have not been disappointed.

Love It...
Vonda Boone -
Degree: Nursing Education
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I have attended GCU since Summer of 2013. I love it! My adviser is excellent and keeps in close touch with me by phone. We email back and forth every few weeks. I have been privileged to have some amazing instructors. They have all been very helpful and engaged. I have learned so much and I have mastered APA format writing all the papers that are required. Research really helps you to learn a lot. I am honored to be a part of GCU. Only 4 courses left until graduation. I love it so much I am planning to get my MSN through them also. I have attended other schools online and this is by far the best. I have nothing negative to say. I am sorry some of you have had issues and I don't know your circumstance but in my book GCU is top-notch.

LOVE THIS UNIVERSITY! YOU WILL LEARN...
Nursing Student -
Degree: Nursing Practice
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I am a current student at GCU pursuing RN-BSN online program. I love my online instructors here. They are just great teacher, very positive, very helpful. My counselor Christal is GREAT. She always call and check on me see if I needed any help. She the best counselor I ever had. She never tired of my questions and questions...I am so glad the university hired such a wonderful person like my counselor Christal to help student like me returning to school after more than 15 years since out of nursing school. If I don't call her, she WILL call me just to find out how I am doing so far. How wonderful that is? Everyone in the Library is very helpful. Matt is great!

Don't take your DOG to this school
Special Education Student -
Degree: Special Education and Teaching, General
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I love the classes and I think most of the teachers come from a good place but like any other place it only takes one to spoil it for everyone. I have had to retake classes because the teacher and I did not see eye to eye so they would give your two point under a passing grade and you must retake the whole class to get a new teacher and get a A in the class. They play with your money they tell you that you owe or that it is their mistake but because you are the students you will have to pay. They take your money and try to talk fast and get you to act fast so that you will loose track of your money. I WILL NEVER EVER RETURN TO THIS SCHOOL FOR ANY PURPOSE. Lastly, they are not a Christian University no no no they need to stop they are a money making school that cares about their staff the ones that they no not let go and make them say they are moving up in the company JOKES.

The Best Experience of my Life...
Elementary Education Student -
Degree: Elementary Education and Teaching
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I am currently starting my fifth course at GCU and I love it. I am reading a lot of bad reviews (and some good, of course), and I do not read anything here that cannot be fixed. I have friends who complain about the school I just transferred from, "They are so bad, I can't get anyone to help me, they've wasted my time..." and those people are just plain lazy. As a nontraditional student, I am speaking to my instructors, counselors, financial aid advisors, educational advisors, military advisors, etc. on a regular basis. If they do not call me for two weeks, I call them. I make it a point to build a relationship with them so they remember who I am. Being kind will get you very far. I also agree that you will get out what you put into it. I attended four different community colleges prior to transferring to GCU and 80% of my classes were on campus, while approximately 20% were online. It does not make a difference either way. One can sit in a classroom face to face with their instructor and "zone out" and not learn a damn thing. I love online classrooms because you are required to read the material to get to the next level. Sure, you can give vague answers and hope you get passed by and still get credit. But, where will that leave you? UNEDUCATED. I could sit here at home and educate myself without paying $11,000 per year and learn just as much if not more because I am a motivated learner. A smart person knows how to become EDUCATED. I want to be a teacher, and for that I need a BS, therefore I am here, just like any other college, to get my degree so I can get to the job I want. This is the first job I have wanted that required an education. I just left my previous career due to a back injury. I was a Chef for years and recently (within the past 5 years) an Owner and Chef. I did not need a degree for that. However, I studied my ass off and self-taught to the point where I opened my own business without even Culinary School. Those of you who are complaining about your counselors, PICK UP THE PHONE AND DIAL THE NUMBER! Your education is YOUR PROBLEM! YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! Does not matter what college it is, the smart will succeed regardless.

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Psychology Student -
Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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I was lied to about the acceptance of my degree at any college. My financial adviser was never there and when she was, she neglected to turn in important documents for my loan. The whole place is one giant rip-off.

Great experience
Nursing Student -
Degree: Nursing Practice
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I have had a wonderful experience at GCU. I am almost finish my BSN and plan tocontinue for my masters in nursing ed. The curriculum was very current and applicable to my current practice. Instructors were very helpful and responsive. I had no problems with tuition payment and felt my money was well spent for the education I received. The curriculum was challenging but not impossible for a single mom working full time. I would highly recommend Grand Canyon University and have to others wishing to pursue a nursing degree!

DONT GO TO GCU!
Lauren -
Degree: Music, Other
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I HATE GCU ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY! THE TEACHERS ARE RUDE AND SHORT WITH YOU, NOT EVEN "CHRISTIAN LIKE". I REALLY REGRET COMING TO THIS SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY WHEN I COULD HAVE GONE TO ASU AND HAD A BETTER COLLEGE EXPERIENCE! DONT GO THERE.

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