Student & Graduate Reviews
Anonymous - 7/25/2017
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"I have had a terrible experience all around at GCU. I am a diligent student. My instructors, advisors, counselors, and evaluators can never answer my questions and are never on the same page. I think they are in a transition period but there is a major lack of communication. I feel like all of the assignments are busy work and I never receive quality feedback. I have to fight to obtain simple receipts for reimbursement purposes. Furthermore, they delayed the date of my graduation by a month without any consultation on my behalf. I am about to have my first formal evaluation which is worth 200 points and I never even received written directions or a rubric. When I asked my evaluator what type of artifacts I needed to submit, he said, "You know PowerPoints and stuff." I have attended 3 colleges and am obtaining my third degree at GCU and have never had an experience this awful."
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."
Disappointed - 7/10/2017
Graduation Year: 2018
"In one of the dissertation course the professor, who was my assigned chair didn't respond to my assignments. After many attempts to contact him, he emailed me that I was not one of his students. He was confused on how to find his students from GCU. So all the students in his course were not getting any support. I asked for the course to be reset as the school did not provide any service. I paid for the reset and they failed me out of the program after passing all the coursework and complaining about their lack of support for the dissertation portion of the program."
Adomanu Cynthia - 7/7/2017
Graduation Year: 2018
"I should have read reviews before signing up for a class. paid so much money on books that I could have gotten free online. Sent professor 5 emails to discuss issues in the class, claimed he never received any of my emails. Counselor claimed to she called me several times and was not able to reach me. I don't like when people lie to cover themselves."
Psyched OUT - 7/3/2017
Graduation Year: 2050
"I read the poor ratings before signing up for classes. I figured that the students who wrote poor comments were most likely poor students and that I would surpass those students because I did very well in my bachelor degree programs and career. I was so wrong and have a huge student loan to prove it! I never had the same counselor or instructor for very long. Many did not make it through the semester. Students without jobs, careers, or ambition tend to perform best. They were able to sign into the computer every morning making meaningless, uneducated comments for "points". Other students are supposed to comment on their ignorant posts. The whole progam is a joke. It is established for attendance, not content. There graduation rate seems to be very low for a reason. I wonder if there is a noted graduation rate for their online campus only? I am sure that it is very low. None of my friends graduated from their masters program either. They have great marketers for their online program, but that is all!"
Taylor L. - 6/30/2017
Graduation Year: 2017
"The smaller class sizes really helped me to focus, and feel engaged in each topic. The faculty is approachable, and strive to make each student a success in the class. The campus is expanding, and the new dorms are prettier than most apartments! The culture at school is inviting and accepting. While they don't have a football team, I enjoyed watching basketball games, coached by a legend (Thunder Dan Majerle), and the lacrosse team, which was a new sport for me."
Alexa Kucharo - 6/29/2017
Graduation Year: 2015
"My name is Alexa K. I am a 23 year old graduate student with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University. When I was a child I wanted to be a veterinarian. I was fascinated with animals! When I was in high school, two of my grandparents passed away with the assistance of hospice and compassionate registered nurses. After such a positive impact the nurses left on me, I had my heart set on becoming a registered nurse. Through a program offered in high school, I was able to become a certified nursing assistant. I worked in a long term care facility throughout my four years of college. Shortly after I graduated, I took the state boards and became a registered nurse. I have been working as a registered nurse for two years now. I absolutely loved Grand Canyon University! They were such an incredibly fun four years! I met my best friends that will be my lifelong friends. I ended up living with them on campus sophomore to senior year. The dorms were great and the pools were refreshing! I loved the class sizes and my professors. They were always available to talk to and provide help with studies. Nursing school was stressful and our professors knew that. They were great with helping us cope and de-stress. I loved that Chapel was offered on a weekly basis. This was also a great way to help take my mind off of studies. The university was always great at having fun events planned for us to attend. GCU has expanded so much since I have graduated. I am sure they have even more to offer now! I recommend GCU to everyone if you want to have a great college experience."
knorth - 6/29/2017
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2017
"My experience with GCU online RN to BSN program was wonderful. All my credits transfered, the work load was easy to manage with organizational skills. I worked full time as a Med Surg RN. Don't let bad reviews scare you away. I loved it so much I am actually trying to see what I can do to teach for the school. The assignments were doable, they required the work but it was manageable. Upon starting the program I was nervous about the workload and working full time. Assignments are due on sundays by midnight, requires 2 initial discussion posts by Wednesday and Friday and 6 responses, all writing is required to be in APA format. Most papers were 3-4 pages long, 10 of my courses were 4 weeks long and my capstone project was 10 weeks long. I highly recommend the program."
Frustrated - 6/12/2017
Graduation Year: 2018
"Very poorly run! Very disorganized. Definitely don't care about the students. They will change guidelines in the middle of the program making it next to impossible to finish the degree! Not worth the time or money! Most professor just give a grade without any explanation or even reviewing the work. I have had five different advisors in two years."
Teddy Thadeus Calhounes III - 6/12/2017
Graduation Year: 2016
"Well, for 34,000 in student loan debt at a 4.25% interest rate ($4.00 bucks a day) did help get me a job at 47k annual plus benefits; but, honestly, I could have always faked the transcripts and just said I went to school there, watched some YouTube videos on basic and intermediate accounting, and would have wound up basically at the same place I am now..just without the 34k of debt. My advice to you is go to a cheaper college, self fund college, or just don't go at all. I was an online student and bluffed my way through the courses..waste of time, personally, and a mistake at best. Can't say I enjoyed this school at all. God help us all..1 TRILLION in student debt..with a T, baby!"
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