Grand Canyon University Reviews

2.87 out of 5 stars
(561 Reviews)
58% of 561 students said this degree improved their career prospects
52% of 561 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.0 out of 5 stars
The long journey - 7/3/2018
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"Please be careful in this program! ESPECIALLY NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS!They do assign a counselor to your case to help with a smooth transition.However,in my case, my counselor had no idea of what the program requirements were for out of state residents. ( The program claimed to meet the mandates of New Jersey) She was clueless and did not seem remorseful about it.I think the goal is to get students to enroll and then you are left to your own graces. As such, I went through a lot of hassles to get information independently in order to obtain my Principal License. I had to obtain my license in Arizona, then apply for reciprocity in New Jersey. I graduated in 2017 and it took almost a year to obtain the license, the process was draining,expensive and discouraging. On the other hand,I would like to add that the professors and the online instruction was a great and informational process. I did obtain great knowledge through the Educational Administration Program."
2.0 out of 5 stars
RN to BSN Nursing - 6/27/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"RN to BSN program. Mostly writing without real current application. Allowed an instructor that was very degrading to ASN nurses with a personal ax to grind with ASN nurses to be a professor in the program. Complaints were not addressed. Given this instructor was allowed to continue and in the capstone 490 class for graduation allowed for continued discrimination and degradation of mature ASN nurses pursuing a BSN degree to graduate. This is an antrosity to the development and growth of nurses in their pursuit of higher education and clearly against the ANA goals. Other professors were great and unfortunately the deliberate discrimination allowed of this one professor cannot allow me to recommend GCU. Discrimination of any type cannot be tolerated. This is from an A graduate regardless of the discrimination. Others were not so blessed. It left me distrustful of education institutions of religion nature."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Nursing - 6/16/2018
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2018
"The 490 nursing class appears to be a way to coherce another quarter of tuition with poor professors that tries to find ways to fail students vs educating. GCU for some reason does not manage that student professor and the instruction and instructor was so poor that it over shadowed GCU ."
1.1 out of 5 stars
anonymous - 6/12/2018
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2021
"If you are a hardcore religious fan this is your school, they try to use religious courses as being critical to your degree. I was going for the Elementary Education to become a Teacher. In this degree list of courses was at least 5 religious courses that were not an option. They force it down your throat. Avoid this place at all costs if you are one of free will, free thinker."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Karen M. - 6/11/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"Attending Grand Canyon University has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I started taking classes with GCU as they visited my work. I had a great experience with a very patient recruiter and have found the staff genuinely try their best to help. There are times when it takes a bit for the left hand to understand the right hand's intent, but in general, everyone is sincere in their effort to make the experience successful. I had to take a break in my studies to move and followed my advisor's instructions on how to do it with an email request and a form. I was able to pick up where I left off with my courses and am pleased to say I have completed my "four-year" degree. Christians aren't perfect people, they are just people that know they are loved and want to share love. This program worked well for me as I was working full-time and needed to take one class at a time."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Leann M - 6/11/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"PLEASE DONT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL A BUNCH OF SCAMMERS. All they care about is money. They could care less if you excel or fail they just want there money. I dealt with M. H. and J. B. They charge $2000 per class and do not care about anyones finances or financial hardship. They dont try and help you at all especially if you have things going on working full time kids etc. please dont waist your money on this school they preach about Christianity but just want your money ."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Yuppie - 5/13/2018
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018
"My experience was mediocre. I can say that my experience was not bad but I did encounter to much turn around. This school uses Christianity to sell a product,your money. Keep in mind for people pursuing a grad degree in counseling. It would be better to choose a school that is CACREP. Unfortunately this school is not. Personally I should had did the social work program at another school"
5.0 out of 5 stars
charles Bullock - 5/9/2018
Degree: Ministry
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am a senior at GCU that had many learning disabilities growing up but I have been main stream at GCU. I have a GPA of 3.74 now it is do to the grate gift of God and staff at GCU. All my life I have never found people that have put so much time and care in to my future and they are their for you as well so call today and find your purpose at GCU."
5.0 out of 5 stars
J.Bell - 5/8/2018
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"For the past 11 years since earning my Bachelor's degree, I had been on a slow, reluctant search for a graduate program. I am wanted the advance degree but I also knew it would place a financial and daily demand on a schedule that had been free of course work for a decade. Not to mention, I wasn't much if a tech type of person so online courses were not even seriously considered. It all changed when the most caring, no nonsense Grand Canyon University representative visited my school recruiting, as well as celebrating one of my colleagues who had graduated from there. She encouraged me to apply and allow them to research possible financial aid eligibility. They found my aid and had me enrolled by December 2017. The experience has left me speechlessly pleased with a growing sense of accomplishment. Each instructor has shown tremendous patience. The student counselor and tech department have been very responsive and thorough with whatever my concerns were. I am on my 4th online GCU Grad course, angrowing in knowledge and readiness for the 21st century classroom. I would not change ANYTHING about my GCU experience!!"
2.1 out of 5 stars
School of Ed. - 5/3/2018
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2018
"Hello! So I just graduated April 2018, and I received the Masters in Education leading to a credential in multiple subject and frankly, I am highly dissapointed that the school lacks communication regarding specific requirements from outside states. I live in CA and I was never told that I needed a CLAD authorization which is an authorization to teach language learners. (their SEI requirement) which caused me to add additional testing after the program ended. Do not waste your time going here if you live in CA. CA's schools has this authorization embedded in their teacher programs so I would go that route. If you go here, you will end up taking additional courses which will cause you to add to your debt. Now, I have to pay 3000 for a course in CLAD certification and add 9-12 months which I could be searching for employment. So disappointed and sad."
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