Student & Graduate Reviews
Vfraz - 5/7/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"I was an on campus student. Best experience of my life and I actually had mixed emotions about graduating because I enjoyed it so much. Great Christian environment and numerous opportunities to be very social and have fun. Very positive vibe. Fantastic campus with pools and gyms and sporting events so their is a lot to do. All my friends who went their really liked the school and I made some life long friends. My counselor set out my classes required to graduate so I was able to clearly understand what was needed so I graduated in 4 years and got a great job when I graduated. Dorms are all pretty much new. I dont understand all the negative comments about the money. GCU told me the yearly cost up front and it never changed. The cost is also very reasonable compared to other 4 year colleges. I guarantee in a few years GCU will be a highly visible well known school across the country as their academic are great and their D1 sports teams are also up and coming."
Grand Canyon University - 5/3/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"As a Student Veteran, Grand Canyon University didn't provide the services to the veteran population as good as other schools. They are all about the moneys veterans bring to the school. They also treat the Army ROTC program the same way with limited space"
GCU STEALS MONEY - 4/18/2019
Graduation Year: 1999
"I signed up for GCU and withdrew from classes. They took loan money out front the department of education to pay for it. However they lied to me about the amount they took. Then since I withdrew from the classes they should have returned the money because I never attended. But they did not and now the department of education is coming after me for more money! GCUl is s******* me over in several ways! They say I did not withdraw on time so they can charge me I say no I wanted to withdraw but your school would not process the withdraw in time and forced me on a HOLD STATUS for years UNTIL THE FINALLY TOOK MY "NO I WILL NOT COME BACK TO THIS SCHOOL" STATEMENT AND WITHDREW ME, SO I WAS WITHDRAWN AFTER DEADLINE BECAUSE THEY FORCED ME TOO! I am filing a complaint with the department of education today! DO NOT GO HERE THEY WILL STEAL MONEY FROM YOU AND S**** YOUR CREDIT UP FOR LIFE!"
Lily - 3/14/2019
Graduation Year: 2021
"This is the best online school. Will graduate in 2021. No complaints at all. Everyone is nice to me especially the professors and counselors, the IT group and the librarians. They are the best of the bests. Academic curriculum is hard but that is why you can learn. I love it. Thanks GCU staffs"
tessa - 9/17/2018
Graduation Year: 2018
"honestly i felt so frustrated when i was there. First of all, i took a technology class hoping to learn stuff related to technology but all i did in the class was to write papers and i did not learn anything about programs or technology. My major frustration was that the school was so disorganized. no one knew where the tutoring center was or where a specific office was. The school have good intentions but they just need to be more organized and improve their systems. the books were "included" in the tuition but the books were online and most of the time the book would not load which was very frustrating. I ended up buying some of the books because it was just a nightmare to use the online book. the platform is not the best one and is not very friendly. i did not have a good experience at GCU. I wish my college experience would have been different."
Avery Orange - 2/27/2018
Graduation Year: 2016
"Reading the other article about GCU where much different then my experience. I have earn a Bachelors and just completing my Master here at the University, I have nothing but great things to said about this institution. Of course there are stubbing block but you will get them at every university. It is hard to satisfy everyone but from the blocks of instruction , the professor , enrollment counselor as well as the student advisors they all receive nothing but praise for a job well done. GCU, Thanks for giving me the information and the tools to go further with the journey that I have chosen to take. I would recommend this University to everyone who has the discipline to do the work and earn their education. With that said I would love to become a part of the servant staff."
BP - 12/11/2017
Graduation Year: 2017
"I would strongly advise not enrolling in this university. I chose this do to work commitments because of the online program. It began well but quickly turned south. Academic Adviser/Counselors could never be contacted. Either busy or would call you back specifically when you requested for them to not call you back. Changed the degree requirements halfway through my program. At one point due to a move for work I took time off from the program and they automatically dis-enrolled me, even though I had specifically communicated to my Academic Adviser/Counselors what was going on. They are a For-Profit institution and will suck every penny they can out of you. Class wise, if you do not have above a 3.0 GPA they will not allow you to take more than one class at a time, extended your graduation date. There was no instruction by the instructors/professors. Post into the discussion questions and turn in your assignment on Sunday night and you'll never hear from the instructor. Being a online student I was told I may not even be able to walk at graduation because 'spots fill up so fast' Total joke of a School. I wish I had never attended here."
Woori Ko - 7/17/2017
Graduation Year: 2019
"You have to work hard. You actually need to put into work. Financial aid and school adviser are great. They have very good degree program. You can also adjust your speed to taking classes. You do not have to locked up in traditional form of study. Online course is 7 weeks program and it is short enough to concentrate and long enough to learn much of information. If you do not think this Grand Canyon University can bring you what you promised it is on you not the school. Better be ready for some challenges. These professors are hard on you and will make you work."
Joseph Buliingler - 5/2/2017
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Former Student - 12/4/2016
Graduation Year: 2015
"I attended GCU for 3 terms before transferring to another school. My opinion, Grand Canyon is a great school and fosters a good learning environment. The instructors and advisors were helpful and provided timely responses to any concerns I had. The reason I transferred is I discovered that their doctoral business programs do not have an ACBSP accreditation. The bachelor and master programs are accredited. I understand that the school has to go through a process to receive the accreditation, but a degree from a non-accredited program can have adverse effects on my job search once I graduate especially when pursuing a career in academia. I do not discourage anyone from enrolling in their DBA programs, I would suggest doing your research and determine if the accreditation criteria will make4 a difference in your particular career area. You can go to www.acbsp.org to learn more about accreditation if you want to learn more about it."