Grand Canyon University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (355)
When it comes to going to school its all about figuring out what school your going to go to along with it being the best. The idea of just going to a certain university because of it reputation is a great aspect that is why you should go to Grand Canyon. This school has everything you could possibly need in order to maintain and finish your degree. The administrators are a great asset to you and helping you full fill your educational dreams and goals. The campus life from what I have experienced is a very close group even though it has thousands of students it still gives you the close atmosphere. As a high school student or anyone wanting to go to college I would pick this one over the others any day.
Online university education is not for everyone, it is for self-starters and self-motivated individuals. It depends how much you put into research and learning, that you will get a return. The advisors were helpful. The school does more for students for its students, than most online university degree program and is military friendly. If a student are not wqilling to put the time and effort. I chose GCU because having a campus student body and physical campus shows employers an active university and not a virtual campus.
This university is a joke and the degree you get with it is worthless. Honestly. GCU is the laughing stock of college degrees and that has definitely translated into my job search. After graduating GCY with a masters degree in business (a relatively stable degree in today's job market ) I have been on a job hunt for over a year and a half. I graduated as a cum laude with a 4.0 gpa, so grades are not an issue here. The issue that has been persistent (according to employers) is that my degree is virtually useless due to the fact it's from a GCU. Granted, there are plenty of universities that fall under the same standards and outcomes that GCU does, but I am mainly speaking for how GCU is HIGHLY regarded by mainly employers as a degree generator rather than conditioning and preparing students for real line of work. Do NOT go here.
Highly recommend. Very user friendly format and lots of support. I received both my BSN and MSN degrees from GCU. will recommend this school to anyone that's ready to get it done quick . I would go back for my PHd if I ever decide to pursue. I was an online student and referred a friend who also had a great experience.
These people showed up marketing at my job. Never heard of them. Not one person completed the program. Once the advisor gets you on board, you are on your own. They don't care about the quality of your work, only quantity. Don't waste your $!! Graduation rate is very poor for this financially failing college.
Grand Canyon was an awesome school. I always tell people when they ask me about it that I had a great experience with the staff, students and my advisor. The support you get with the staff isn't the average type of support. I could schedule with any advisor if I needed some help or needed to get something done. They call and check on you to make sure things are going well. I wish they had the program for MSW so I could go back but I will always be Lope!
This university had the best and smoothest admissions process I have ever seen. One minute I was simply gathering information, and the next thing I knew, I was accepted and then enrolled. They wanted me there, and not just to get my money, but they believed in me. I still get calls and emails monthly from advisors just to check on my progress, and not because they have to. They are always caring and professional. The instructors have been great. They actually teach you what you need to know, instead of expecting you to already know it all. Even the professors want every student to succeed, and it is contagious to the point where even the students cheer each other on. I am learning so much and am so encouraged here.
Veterans please stay away this school is up to no good. No leadership, online school is a joke, this school needs improvement. I found out that GCU monitors social media such as facebook and will expell students if they are not of Christian faith. I came to GCU because I was led to believe that I didn't have to be of Christian faith to attend, however this is false information don't believe in the lies and empty promises this school will serve up. Other highlights of my time spent at GCU involves issues with stipend not being issued.
Excellent school; Great experience; I cannot speak for anyone else, but my experience was great! What I saw with others is that if they put forth the effort and completed the work as assigned then there was no issue. Only those that did not fair so well grumbled and complained. It was a tough program but I learned a lot. My advisor was great and now my friend just started her first class there and was able to get my old advisor. I now have a MSN from another college and will be returning to GCU in the Fall to begin my DNP.
The enrollment process was a nightmare. And then I was bounced between two different counselors who never told me the same thing. My professor was non-existent as he felt free to access YouTube videos were an acceptable substitution for teaching. Vague directions with specific expectations. Just not a positive support network. I stayed for one class and then left as quickly as I could. They charged me nearly $2,000 without applying financial aid for a non-education with an absent professor. Sounds fair, right?