Grand Canyon University Reviews
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After being accepted into the business management program at Grand Canyon University , things went downhill quickly. To make it short , education was fine but the advisors were terrible. There was a huge lack of communication which led to a lot of issues I was having not getting resolved ever. They continued to tell me that they would contact me when they had an answer ( over the course of 5 months ) for one particular issue. They were simply putting it off until I graduated and they wouldn't have to deal with me any longer. I had issues with financial aid due to GCU not participating in self loans. I suddenly had my 67$ monthly interest payment skyrocket to $250 which is a big difference for a student. I expressed my concern with my advisor and she did nothing to help me. They apparently do not have a finance office with anyone that you can talk to. I have never been as frustrated as I was when dealing with GCU and this issue. Their lack of concern for a student really showed me what kind of school they are. While going through this unresolved issue , they had no trouble contacting me to get me signed up for a masters program through them. I laughed and said no thanks. I would not recommend this school just based on the lack of help and care received from several advisors that I had. When studying online , it is important to have a good lifeline to the university which is not what they had provided me with. I have had a better experience with my new college that I have enrolled in to complete my next degree and my classes haven't even started yet. Stay away from GCU unless they correct their advisor issue.
Please do not give your money to this University for a Ed.D or Ph.D, you will never see it. The coursework is excellent but once you get to the dissertation level the university makes it almost impossible to finish. No matter how many times you complain they do nothing to satisfy you. Do give your money to this university, they do not care about you.
Only one course (my professor-would either ignore my questions or applied the gaff me off trick) did I have issues in. I drove to Phoenix 2400 round trip miles and sit down with the Dean of the section, yet as suspected professors will be protected even with printed facts to show his utter disregard when questions were asked. However in all other courses and as far as the Univ overall great institution. I graduated with a 3-97 GPA and although the courses were tough in some cases and with the exception of the ONE professor all went well.
I have read most of the review about G.C.U. and I wondering if some of these people attended this university..I'm in the student teaching B and I must say that I have enjoyed attending this university and would recommend it to every none traditional student. I'm an online student and I would not advise anyone to take the online journey unless they are well prepared to meet the challenge. I must say it's hard work! Staff and support team is great! Love at GCU....Strongly recommend this college!
I wish I would NOT have started the ACNP program at GCU! What a waste of money and time!! The instructors I've had were not helpful and GCU only cared about taking students' money instead of focusing on students' success!!! Their online learning system is also the worst I've ever used (if not ancient) and I've taken many online classes in the past (I earned my Bachelor's degree online)! They are a "for profit" school after all, so they care more about taking students' money, not helping students succeed! For a Christian school, there's nothing Christian about the way they conduct their program! Not to mention, their FNP program won't allow you to practice in CA! Don't waste your time and money!! Go somewhere else!!!
I chose GCU because the admissions staff actually listen to what I had to say about my career and personal goals. I was looking for a Masters program that would support my schedule, finances and career. I also like the fact that it has been around since 1949, Division I and a beautiful campus.
Overall, my experience at GCU was very positive. Being enrolled in a Master's level program online requires that you self-regulate and self-motivate. This worked perfectly with my work schedule and I am so happy I chose GCU. The professors are knowledgeable and the counselors they provide you truly ensure you know what you're doing and want to help you stay on track. I always felt comfortable speaking with my counselor over the phone and he helped me to become comfortable with the online format and checked in with me at the end of each semester. I live in Rhode Island, so initially the thought of enrolling in an entirely online program through a school located in Arizona was a bit intimidating. I am so glad I pursued my Master's degree through GCU, very highly recommended!!!
I chose to attend GCU, because my family was facing a PCS and I was almost done. I only had 28 units left. They only tacked on 8 units necessary to graduate as opposed to most other universities that wanted me to do 45+ in house. As my name states, please stay home if you have no idea how to write a college level paper. The only negative thing I have to say about GCU is that they require a foundations class and Christianity class be taken. While that wasn't what bothered me, what did bother me is I had to take it with children that clearly had no business being in college. Once I got out of those two courses it was all upper level courses and not only was the instruction spot on the caliber of students went up dramatically. I ended online at GCU, but started on campus and attended two major universities before making the switch. I had a job offer 1 day before graduation and have no regrets about attending GCU. I am now in my dream career and have no problems paying back my loans and I start my MBA program in the Spring. Hopefully they make the switch back to non-profit so we can distance ourselves from those crappy schools like University of Phoenix and Devry.
Excellent program with great online resources to create a supportive atmosphere to promote excellence in educational attainment. The Online RN to BSN program is very flexible and gear for working nurses. The campus and its facilities are clean and high tech. GCU has great sports team that play in NCAA division 1. Not to expensive for a private university supports military with tuition discounts.
If I could have not giving GCU a 1 star; I would have. For anyone reading this; If your looking to finish college sooner this is not the school for you. If you have more than 50 credits to transfer this is not the school for you. Its a school for someone just starting out with almost no credits. I say this because even if you have taken 3-4 English / Literature classes they will not count towards the 4 pre-requisite course at GCU. Please go back and take a look at the course that you have to take under their course list. There's UNV 103, UNV 104, a Christian course and PHI / Ethics. No matter who you are; you will have to take each one of theses courses and they last 7 weeks each. I will say this one time! You can not take these course together. You have to take them one by one. Before you can double up your classes you have to fulfill 12 credit hours first with GCU before you can double up. If your comfortable with one class every 2 months then go to GCU but its not a school for someone who is looking to graduate sooner. Dont do it! They will be helpful in the beginning to get your money. keep in mind it will take 2 1/2 months before your first disbursement and then after that you have to wait 6 mths for the remainder. Just please just dont go to this! For those that have I know you saw when they added several classes after you were going b/c they will lie and say that most of your credits will transfer. I really hate to say it but I hope someone shuts them down and there is nothing Christian about this school!