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

1.0 out of 5 stars
Larson - 9/18/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"What a terrible experience, this place is by far the worst fraud currently being perpetrated on the American Students. Faculty are mean and uncaring across the board, and few are trained in the subjects they are actually teaching. Administration only care about keeping you enrolled in classes and paying tuition. At one point I was actually attacked verbally by my student services advisor Daryl Snow, in an email format. During the email he claimed I was an ignorant f!@#."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Terra U - 9/13/2017
Degree: MBA in Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018
"The master's program I chose fits well with my career path. I am challenged by the courses as long as you are on top of the course work you are given ample time to complete the assignments. Financial aid was easy to work with. Student web page is easy to navigate."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Michael G. - 9/9/2017
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"Scam fraudulent school. The degree they gave out are not accepted at most work places. They financial department is a joke. Instructors are all uneducated and clueless about the subjects they teach. You are better off looking for other legitimate colleges around Arizona. Let this be a warning before you try to attend."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Gail Jones - 8/19/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"Very disorganized. Found out I made the Presidents list...two months after I graduated on cheap copy paper I can't even frame. Got put on probation for posting a paper I wrote from a previous degree at another college saying I was promoting plagiarism. The instructors are hit or miss, my last one set everyone into groups for a group project that didn't exist and wouldn't answer questions and kept talking about deliverables and keeping it simple. Will not be going there for my MSN or recommending it to anyone else! Beware!"
2.1 out of 5 stars
Ian - 8/19/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Terrible school. Go anywhere else. The teachers are great and the small classrooms are great but that's literally it. Nothing, I repeat, nothing else about this campus is any good. The rules require all of their students to be treated like little kids, the student advisors are constantly being replaced because of how bad they are, the fines for anything as minuscule as smoking in a designated smoking area can be up to 500$ and the food options are horrid. Also, good luck transferring to another school because the credits essentially force one to stay. Unless, of course, you want to ask another 4 classes at your new university."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dana C - 8/18/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"I choose GCU because they not only offered a duel degree in education but I was also able toget the Teach grant. This grant is very important to me as I need as much loan fogivness as possible. My academic advisor is amazing, the teachers have beed great . I have learn so much. I am starting my internship next week. Supper excited. I WOULD RECOMEND GCU."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jeff K. - 8/10/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I applied for this doctorate program. They indicated that I needed 1 stats class. I took 4 stats courses. 2 were titled stats on my transcripts. Met all requirements, the advisor indicated that my stats couldn't be counted. I even took advanced stats. They waived acceptance letter in my face and then wanted me to pay for additional stats courses. Admissions counselor wanted me to locate stats course syllabus from 20 years ago to prove that stats was stats. No way, some scam. I know peers graduating but this program has changed. Of course in addition to 42k I was going to need to buy now remedial stats courses. I told them forget it and stopping here. The application process is inhumane and abusive. Earlier in life I would have been shattered. Stay away! Also, look at higher ups at university web site. Faculty like VP of student services does not list their contacts on web site. Faculty that are open to students at most institutions are not available to students here. Try to call and speak to some of them. Receptionist will say I cannot provide those in executive team their ext. And wont transfer you either. Now looking into other opportunities."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jeff K. - 8/10/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I applied for this doctorate program. They indicated that I needed 1 stats class. I took 4 stats courses. 2 were titled stats on my transcripts. Met all requirements, the advisor indicated that my stats couldn't be counted. I even took advanced stats. They waived acceptance letter in my face and then wanted me to pay for additional stats courses. Admissions counselor wanted me to locate stats course syllabus from 20 years ago to prove that stats was stats. No way, some scam. I know peers graduating but this program has changed. Of course in addition to 42k I was going to need to buy now remedial stats courses. I told them forget it and stopping here. The application process is inhumane and abusive. Earlier in life I would have been shattered. Stay away! Also, look at higher ups at university web site. Faculty like VP of student services does not list their contacts on web site. Faculty that are open to students at most institutions are not available to students here. Try to call and speak to some of them. Receptionist will say I cannot provide those in executive team their ext. And wont transfer you either. Now looking into other opportunities."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Alex Muqatish - 8/10/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"I have a great experience in GCU, but my journey so far is taking a lot my time for study and to keep my GPA high. I like my professors as they are very responsible and responsive all the time, they are always there to answer my questions regarding to my assignments. I love the fact that GCU world ranking is 758, this makes me feel that my doctoral degree is worthy. I believe that those students who left bad feedbacks about GCU were poor students and unable to pass their courses. I have never had any problems with my consuler as she is calling all the time, following up my progress, and gives so many valuable advices. All my respect GCU"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Swede - 8/3/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I attended Grand Canyon University, transcripts show that I have completed everything and gotten nearly straight A's, the administration has blocked my graduation despite the fact that I have completed the parameters of the program as outlined by the admissions paper work, again with newly perfect scores. Of course in hind sight I have found that NONE of the programs offered by the graduate school are respected or accepted in my state. I learned a great deal, despite the education they didn't deliver as offered, and am left with tons of debt."
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