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

5.0 out of 5 stars
Its up to you. - 6/12/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"If you are not a self-starter and not stay in contact with your advisor. You will be just a number if you fail to communicate. You as a student are paying for it, you have to build a relationship with GCU staff to communicate, it is like this any where else. Those who claim that they know of no one has completed a degree program, well I have. I have completed a Bachelors, and two Master's degrees, because I was self-motivated, did not make excuses as to what went wrong. Of course I some issues at GCU, but having open communications will help, no matter what school you attend. The people who complain are the ones that will not get anywhere and still not have at least one degree. People who complain needs to stop and start setting their goals and just do it, get your degree. Online is not for the complainers and those that are not self-starters or self-motivators. Learning online is much harder and some people except to be baby sit, and let the university do all the work for you. You want a degree and if you are serious about your education, just start and get it done, when its over, you have a degree you can apply on your resume."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Robert S - 6/9/2017
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"It is impossible to get a hold of anyone. They have switched financial advisers on me over five times. They will take your money, and also make sure they continue to do so with their "must take three classes" for the financial aid to work out properly, or their way of auto scheduling classes for you. The actual class wasn't horrible, and the professor was very cool so that's why I give it a 2, but please save yourself a headache and go to a community college."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Chris - 6/5/2017
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2018
"The school seems to care up front but once you are in you no longer have anyone supporting you. Online classes are a joke. All you are doing is research then write then research and write. Discussion questions have to be done the same way. I have spent my 1st week doing nothing but reading and writing in A PA format. When you do get someone to discuss issues you are having their reply is "well you are in a masters program" duh this is my 3rd masters and none of the others had me up for 3 days straight just trying to put something I. A PA format for a discussion. Then you get the "well we want to make it as close to a ground class as possible" if that was the case I have never heard someone talk in class using A PA format or having to do 3 hours of research just to reply back to something someone said. Let's get real here and actually teach a class rather than giving an assignment then having the student figure it out for themselves."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous/disgusted - 5/31/2017
Degree: Substance Abuse Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018
"All the awful reviews are true. anyone interested in class action suit? 95.00 per class to rent an ebook (whether you need it or not. Disgruntled field coordinators...Emphasis on papers rather than knowledge. Practicum sites are not interested in GCU students. Obtaining practicum site is tedious and is basically brushed off by the school. Pick another school where one get his/her money's worth"
4.0 out of 5 stars
KK - 5/27/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"So far I have really enjoyed my classes. Being able to go to school online while working full time is a huge bonus. I am currently taking classes for my major, and love them. I do have a nursing background so that has helped when it comes to the healthcare part. I would definitely recommend GCU to others. A family member just graduated from Cal Baptist and stated the professors there spoke highly of GCU."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth Wood - 5/23/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"Honestly, the nursing program was very disorganized. I had a lot of great experiences with individual professors and students but the overall program was unpredictable and stressful. It did teach me what kind of nurse I wanted to be and the kind I didn't want to be. It also prepared me to be aware of the constant changes in the medical field and made me a more flexible person as far as change goes. I was able to get a great job soon after graduation and I do give credit to much of the networking I was able to do while attending this school. Now I am pursuing my Doctoral degree in nursing and look forward to advancing my career."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Andrea Snyder - 5/15/2017
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"When it comes to going to school its all about figuring out what school your going to go to along with it being the best. The idea of just going to a certain university because of it reputation is a great aspect that is why you should go to Grand Canyon. This school has everything you could possibly need in order to maintain and finish your degree. The administrators are a great asset to you and helping you full fill your educational dreams and goals. The campus life from what I have experienced is a very close group even though it has thousands of students it still gives you the close atmosphere. As a high school student or anyone wanting to go to college I would pick this one over the others any day."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Anthony Hernandez - 5/3/2017
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017
"Online university education is not for everyone, it is for self-starters and self-motivated individuals. It depends how much you put into research and learning, that you will get a return. The advisors were helpful. The school does more for students for its students, than most online university degree program and is military friendly. If a student are not wqilling to put the time and effort. I chose GCU because having a campus student body and physical campus shows employers an active university and not a virtual campus."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Joseph Buliingler - 5/2/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"This university is a joke and the degree you get with it is worthless. Honestly. GCU is the laughing stock of college degrees and that has definitely translated into my job search. After graduating GCY with a masters degree in business (a relatively stable degree in today's job market ) I have been on a job hunt for over a year and a half. I graduated as a cum laude with a 4.0 gpa, so grades are not an issue here. The issue that has been persistent (according to employers) is that my degree is virtually useless due to the fact it's from a GCU. Granted, there are plenty of universities that fall under the same standards and outcomes that GCU does, but I am mainly speaking for how GCU is HIGHLY regarded by mainly employers as a degree generator rather than conditioning and preparing students for real line of work. Do NOT go here."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Homeworklance.com - 4/23/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"Highly recommend. Very user friendly format and lots of support. I received both my BSN and MSN degrees from GCU. will recommend this school to anyone that's ready to get it done quick . I would go back for my PHd if I ever decide to pursue. I was an online student and referred a friend who also had a great experience."
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