Grand Canyon University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (383)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.