Grand Canyon University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (367)
I LOVE GCU!! I attended another college online before transferring to GCU and it was the best decision ever! The assignments are due the same day every week, no matter what class or instructor, the work load is duable if you still want to have a life (worked fulltime, married 3 kids), no exams, no test, and I learned so much. I wasn't just completing assignments to obtain a grade but instead it was applicable with the real work world. My counselor and my financial counselor were both wonderful, I never had a poor instructor. I cannot stress enough how wonderful GCU is! I have taken a 6 month break and will be starting my MSN Edu with GCU in January- I hope to teach online for GCU one day.
I loved it! The professors there were helpful, professional, and well-educated. I did my schooling online, but loved how I still had due dates and deadlines to meet. I definitely recommend at least checking out the campus and the degrees that they offer.
Even though I have just started GCU online. I am in my 5th course, I have had nothing but good experiences. My instructors are always involved and my counselor checks in often. I always get quick responses when I have questions. Im sure I will have an instructor here and there that I do not agree with but isn't that like every other school.
Do not attend this school. They only want your money. Do not contribute to this for profit organization. Attend a University that really cares about your academic success. GCU is fools gold if they call run away they only want your money. Unfortunately, I found this too late in my academic journey.
I obtained my BSN online from the University of Phoenix in 2014, but registered for my online MSN at GCU because their per credit hour cost is significantly lower. I was a traditional student for my ADN and I have had 8 years of clinical experience before enrolling in my MSN. I too have had similar, less than acceptable, experience as some of you with actual conversations with financial aid officers and student advisers. Initially they are more than eager to meet your needs and then phone calls and check-ins become few and far between (However, this seems to be the case with many colleges/universities). The only time I hear from my student adviser is when I have to pay for my next/upcoming course- this is a little disappointing. All that said, the curriculum is comprehensive and professors are both knowledgeable and prompt with their responses. I cannot speak for other programs, but if you are a self-motivated individual looking to further your nursing degree with an emphasis in education, I recommend this program. Best of luck!
This university is the biggest waste of money ever! Profs use Wikipedia as source material. No teaching (1/2 hour lecture, class dismissed) No tests, no homework, no cafeteria, no social life. Very much a community college experience. Expensive and complete waste of time and effort. I'm transferring and all of my roommates are transferring. I found another friend is losing her roommates to transfer also.
Excellence in online education - this is GCU. They take best practices seriously, from enrollment advisors to professors. I'm a professional in Distance Education and I know what I'm talking about when I say that GCU is solid. Every person involved has answered all of my questions, many of them very detailed and even obscure. The curriculum is very well designed and the instructors are very responsive. In reading some of the other reviews, it is obvious that some individuals did not read the student handbook and/or are just lazy. I reaped benefits in my job just 2 weeks after beginning coursework at GCU, and I recommend it to anyone who is a good candidate for online education.
If you need an honest answer on whether or not to attend this school- DONT! They're supportive until you're accepted, and then all help goes right out the window. Not only was the "application process" a joke, but it's clear they allow anyone who qualified for financial aid in. They're not concerned with quality students, it's all financial for them. The professors are a joke, they do not respond to questions, the advisors are even worse. They call you constantly to check in, but when a real problem comes up they are no where to be found. I've sent several emails to them stating that I work during the day, and yet they continue to call during the work day. It's a business.When they call YOU, you're asked to identify yourself by name, telephone number and address. If you call me, this is an inconvenience, especially when I'm at work. There is nothing personalized about your experience, and conversations you have with them is forgotten five minutes after hanging up the phone. You are not a person to GCU, you're a number and a cash cow. Don't expect to receive support, and don't expect anyone to help you once you begin classes. If I could do it again, I would have chosen a different school 100%. It's been over 7 days and I'm still waiting for a phone call back from my advisor. Good luck if you choose GCU, I promise you'll be disappointed. The only reason they're getting 5 stars for financial aid services is because when it comes to money, this school is on their game. Go figure.
Completed BSN and continue MSN right now. Great counselors (C.C. and D. are the BEST) because they have so much patient with me, never hung up until my last breath with questions (I bet some were silly and repetitive). Instructors are great! They are very helpful and guide you through out. So please don't be nervous. Stay calm! Read your materials, and answer your classmate posts. Ask professor if you have questions. They check into class every day and answer any question you may have. I love all of them. I do study very day by reading my classmates' posts and reply to them. I love study at home instead of coming to class. Even though I don't see my classmates (on line) but I feel so close to them due to everyday reading and communicating with all of them. I love CLC project because you don't have to do so much work BUT you will learn so many things from reading, edit, ect. your GROUP's posts in CLC paper. What more can I say? I LOVE GCU and highly recommend whoever want to pursue BSN or MSN, PHD from GCU. You will be happy because instructors are very helpful. After earned BSN I received an increase in my salary, and feel much more confident about my career an RN. I won't stop here and I hope you all do the same.
I completed RN-BSN at GCU and just LOVE IT! I am just starting MSN in Education. It has been GREAT for the first five weeks. My professor Dr Cheryl Williams is great and so glad I am in her class. I would love to be in her class for my next two courses. She communicate well with students. She's very positive. Students learn a lot from her posts replies to you. Of course school is very stressful and no school is easy. But instructors at GCU are VERY HELPFUL! I LOVE this school and have nothing to complaint about. I do study every day and working two RN jobs. If I can do it...everyone can! All my instructors are very knowledgeable, kind and understanding. They do understand your stress, your school and work. No one make things difficult for students. Professor Steve Arnett real cool and great. He wrote me a paragraph in my post encouraged me to go on with MSN (I didn't think I would do it). Thanks to Professor Arnett and my counselors...I feel much better now about MSN programs. My two daughters also are nurses and I (as their mother) strongly encourage them to start MSN program with GCU. Library staffs also GREAT. Everyone are so helpful and professionals. After graduated I received salary increased from my two jobs and I feel much more confident in my position as a nurse (and future MSN). Don't be discouraged by reading some negative comments about GCU or staffs. And the cost for both programs are not bad. Actually much cheaper compare to MOST colleges I checked out. Many nurses in my hospital are current students or graduated from GCU and they also LOVE this school. They given us nurses scholarship money to attend school and happy that hospital nurses really love GCU.