Grand Canyon University Reviews

2.85 out of 5 stars
(566 Reviews)
58% of 566 students said this degree improved their career prospects
51% of 566 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Vfraz - 5/7/2019
Degree: Business
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."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Grand Canyon University - 5/3/2019
Degree: Business
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"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Kate - 4/23/2019
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019
"These people are crooks. I ahd to take a year off, with just an externship to finish. Yesterday, they tell me that my degree requirements have changed, and that I will need to take an additional SEVENTEEN classes, and that I'll need to take out at least $20,000 in additional loans to cover it....and gee, they offer excellent Masters degrees after I'm done. I'm walking away from wasted $50,000 and feel sick. Do not make the same mistake I did. All these people care about is your money, period."
1.0 out of 5 stars
GCU STEALS MONEY - 4/18/2019
Degree: Business
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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jay - 3/22/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Was charged for a class I did not attend, I withdrew from college at the end of my current courses I passed. Had medical issues, stayed in communication the entire time. My financial advisor said there would was zero balance on student account, 3 months later I return to GCU to start back into program and I owe $540 dollars. Its not about the money, its about honesty and integrity, this college lacks both. When asked for verification that I started course or even logged into course, I got the run around for a year. Dont be surprised if you find charges on student account for courses you did not attend. Stear clear from this college, scammers"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lily - 3/14/2019
Degree: Business
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"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Lexy - 3/12/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"This is an amazing university that offers top of the line products to use within the simulation lab. GCU is the only university in AZ that leads an immersive simulation program, which aids in the progression of the nursing practice. They teach off of evidence-based practice and make sure to keep information up-to-date. Very affordable! Staff and faculty are beyond supportive."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Chris - 3/8/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I graduated with a PhD in less than four years. It is true that the path to success is not laid out for you by faculty at GCU, but the information and resources are readily availible to those who are self driven. If they had a flaw it ia that they accepted too many students and did not put enough emphasis on the research requirements early. That has changed now with the new dean, learners find out what is required from the start now. More drop in the first year rather than during the dissertation stage. If you want a degree mill, GCU will frustrate and disappoint you. It was hard and AQR has high standards for competition and publication. If you want to learn and do good research you will enjoy most of the experience."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Brit Abbey - 3/7/2019
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"I would NEVER recommend this college if you are doing this online and you do not have a broadband service! They recently switched the system for online classes and without broadband it will not load! Living in a small area I am one of the lucky ones that struggles to upload homework or see grades. Most of the time I have to travel elsewhere to submit documents which defeats the purpose of it."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Winters - 3/4/2019
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2019
"This school is disciplined adult learners. I thought the professors were fair and responded in a timely manner to any questions or concerns. The school is exactly what I expected and I am glad I knocked out a degree without having to take any tests. The last instructor I had was hell bent on not giving me an A, so I ended with an A-. This was the worst part of attending this school. I'm not complaining. If you are looking for a program that is self directed and timely, I would recommend this school. If you need to be coddled through assignments, or need a lot of additional instruction, perhaps a brick and mortar education is a better idea."