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1 out of 5
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Save your money and go to a school that is actually interested in teaching you. GCU hires teachers across the country that are not involved in the online system, do not grade in any reasonable time and are simply lazy. Furthermore, they are far from qualified, I received a message from Tennant Leary, a professor that stated "I like meant to deduct 10%", I'm not sure of any level of education where a prof's articulation in that manner is acceptable. GCU is unwilling to do anything about their poor instruction quality and simply say they will work with the teacher.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2017

I read some rough reviews for this school before I started and thought, "the staff can't be that bad." Well I should have listened. They are terrible at their job. They don't actually teach, they just grade things. And the advisors leave out all the pivotal information that is needed for you to start teaching. You only find out once they told you that you missed a deadline by a month...which they never actually told you there was a deadline, or a process. This school is a total joke. PLEASE attend any other university. This for-profit school just wants your money. The first people you talk to are great, then once you're in, the forget about you and you become $$$ in their eyes. STAY AWAY.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Hello my name is B. H., if you are looking into a university that will give you the skills you need to get into the grad school of your choice .Grand Canyon University is the way to go.!My degree is Bachelors of science with emphasis in Pre-Physician Assistant.. this degree has prepared me for what is to follow.. PA school!!! this program has all the prerequisites that PA programs are requiring and more . This is a very rigorous program but with the help of your professors and advisers you will be successful! the professors will help you in any way they can .. your Advisers will give you the tools you need to get into grad school...This has been an amazing experience for me, not just academically but spiritually as well.. Go Lopes!!

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

My school Grand Canyon University was pretty tough as far as the schoolwork went, but the support that came with my experience was exceptional. There wasn't a time where I felt like the staff wasn't on my side. They encouraged me and did what they could to help me succeed. This is a Christian based school so everyone is helpful and pleasant. I think the fact that it was a faith based school helped throughout my time there because it reminded me that I can accomplish all my goals as long as my faith was strong.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2017

STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT stress this enough! This school is most definitely a joke. The instructors are NOT helpful except for a select few. The assignments are VAGUE, IRRELEVANT and unnecessarily tedious. The program is NOT friendly to working professionals. The turn around time for assignments is often not reasonable especially if you work full time and have a life other than working on school stuff. The forum is a joke. I could have taught myself all the information I have learned thus far. Nothing new. Nothing fascinating. Just a lot of work in a very short amount of time often with little to no feedback. ***********STAY AWAY! This online program is not worth your time and money************

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Grand Canyon University was an overall good school to complete my bachelors at. The teachers were very easily available to answer questions, however some where pretty harsh on grading- which is a good thing.. sometimes! Some of them really tried hard to make you think twice and put in a lot of effort, while some where more laid back and showed more flexibility in their teaching styles. The housing options made it a fun atmosphere especially with so much going on. Concerts and basket ball games are the best! I really advise to try and live on campus because students will make a lot more connections and be more apt to head to the library or favorite food spot to work on homework because it is so close and you can literally walk there! I would advise for future students to take the time to really try hard in classes and make the effort to study because it really will help them in their future whether it be for their career or for another job they might get out of college. I made the mistake of slacking off and just trying to get by in some classes- and now it really shows when I don't know things about skinner or Freud and I'm a Psych major! However, when I really applied myself and challenged myself- it paid off because I now work for a great company working with autistic kids and I'm on my way to obtaining my masters at ASU! All in all, GCU has great teachers, a fun campus life, and the students who go there are passionate, good people who all have the same goals as you- to finish college and get their diploma!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

My complaint is against Grand Canyon University and their PhD program. The allegation that I am reporting is not only Program Fraud, Mismanagement, Consumer Complaint, Quality of Service, Quality of Education, and Theft of Govt Property. Please do not go to this university.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Terrible experience. I had to change my degree from an Ed.D to Ed. S. Due to poor guidance and being reassigned 3 different chairs. Then, in new program, got my account blocked for 2 weeks and had no access to my resources and nobody returned emails or calls to help me resolve the issue. Very stressful. Several academic counselors hung up on me rather than work towards supporting me in resolving the issue.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is so unorganized. The instructors are mostly adjunct staff. They are usually doing this as a part time job and usually only last for one or two semesters. They often say that they don't get paid very much and this is demonstrated in their efforts. The curriculum curriculum often changes in the middle of the course. This is due to their violations with the state boards from what I hear . Communication with staff is minimal and administration is almost impossible. The attitude of administration is unacceptable. Just not a very good learning experience. You are lucky if you run into one of two good instructors but they don't stay long because of the poor organization of the program. Program not recommended

3 out of 5
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Degree: Special Education and Teaching, General
Graduation Year: 2017

In theory, using an on-line educational route can be convenient, but it can also be quite daunting. GCU offers a variety of degree and graduate programs that can meet almost any need. The classes are shorter than most traditional classes, and, depending on the student, this can be either helpful or can cause some issues if one is not understanding the material. The student that will fare best in this type of environment is one who is self-motivated and capable of going above and beyond in order to get the resources needed, which is not always easy. The professors are generally helpful, but, again, this can be subjective depending on the class (they are human, after all). The biggest issue I had with the degree program is that there were often assignments given that were unrelated to the course work, although they they were relevant to my degree. If I had a professor who was engaged then he or she would take the time to explain and give examples, but there were, quite frankly, times that I did not receive the help that I requested. The courses require a time commitment each week, and the time frame is not what one would find at a brick and mortar institution. For example, Christmas is the only real break that is granted throughout the school year, so that is something to take into consideration, as well. At this time, I maintain a 3.98 average and have finished all of the requirements for my degree, but this was a labor of love for me, so it was well worth the time and money (this is a private institution, as well, so it can be pricey, although my financial education specialist worked with me, especially since I am a military spouse. ASK QUESTIONS~ this will take you far). Overall, this was a positive experience for me, although it might not be the same for all. My recommendation is to research and read more reviews in order to see if this is the right fit.

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