Grand Canyon University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (284)
I had the WORST experience withGCU. Not only were the classes at a community college level at best, but all the staff, counselors, instructors, and departments are uninterested with helping you at all. Some even made it worse. Unexpected bills and fees when leaving after only one semester. I am now in thousands of debt all because of charges made as I was in the process of withdrawing. All they want is more and more money. And when I went back to try to negotiate some of it I was treated rudely and told that my debt was a "learning lesson" about going to college and finances. Not worth the amount of money they charge even if you can afford it. WATCH OUT FOR ALL THEIR HIDDEN FEES
BEWARE Read reviews. We got taken for 11,000 dollars. This place did us really dirty. DO NOT ENROLL WITHOUT CHECKING REVIEWS. A Christian University they ARE NOT. It's all great till they get your money, then you loose importance, FAST! We lost at least 11k in cash. Tough, get moving. Even trying to hit us with moving out incorrectly fee. WARNING
I would definitely choose a different program if looking for an RN to BSN program. This school really is concerned about profit. Instructors are ok. Some are not interested in helping you with any issues at all. When counselors are approached they are really good with telling you what you want to hear, with no follow through. These people are not consistent or knowledgable. One of my instructors, Lisa Arends, was extremely unhelpful, unprofessional and rude. The group projects are horrific. Don't expect anyone to care if you end up doing the entire project alone, or with limited help from other group members. This program is horrible and feels like a big waste of money,
My experience at GCU have been amazing. My counselors were very supportive through out my program and the professor were always available. As an online student i felt like i had to be my own administrator at times. Although my counselors were helpful I made sure i knew when i needed to do my tests and turn in certain paperwork. For example I was very proactive when it came to my observation hours. Their are times i had to find the school myself especially during the summer when schools were out. Basically you have to ask a lot of questions to make sure everything go as plan. This is especially important for student teaching and other internships. Overall I would not change my experience at gcu for the world. Go Lopes!
I would recommend this school to anyone that needs to go online. There are some difficult issues such as understanding how your financial aid works and you have to keep track of sudden "administrative" charges that were not there when you made arrangements. If you know how to write at a college level and document properly they will correct things in your favor. I have a full time job and one month before graduation I was able to use my education to land a great new position with the Federal Government. The Health Care Management lead professor is great and helpful. I only had one professor that I could not get along with. Long story short I received a 3.98 B+, yes I know but I figured everyone would round up. I also did not fully understand why I needed to take and pay for two "religion" classes but I'm glad I attend them I learned more than I knew I was missing. I hope this helps.
Grand Canyon University has an excellent graduate program. The professor's were helpful and understanding, with the exception of one professor but the school because of my GPA stepped and helped me out tremendously. I would recommend GCU without hesitation 100%.
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!