Grand Canyon University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (367)
Excellent school; Great experience; I cannot speak for anyone else, but my experience was great! What I saw with others is that if they put forth the effort and completed the work as assigned then there was no issue. Only those that did not fair so well grumbled and complained. It was a tough program but I learned a lot. My advisor was great and now my friend just started her first class there and was able to get my old advisor. I now have a MSN from another college and will be returning to GCU in the Fall to begin my DNP.
The enrollment process was a nightmare. And then I was bounced between two different counselors who never told me the same thing. My professor was non-existent as he felt free to access YouTube videos were an acceptable substitution for teaching. Vague directions with specific expectations. Just not a positive support network. I stayed for one class and then left as quickly as I could. They charged me nearly $2,000 without applying financial aid for a non-education with an absent professor. Sounds fair, right?
I received my BSN from Grand Canyon University through their fast track program on their Scottsdale campus. The small class sizes were amazing and allowed the professors to take interest in each student throughout the program. I believe I was adequately prepared for my nursing career after completing this program. I have and will continue to recommend students to this program.
Grand Canyon help me achieve my degree within three years. They have helped me make sure I am on track with my classes and the teachers were great. Most of my teachers helped me achieve my goals by guiding me to the right places out of education like different career opportunities and ways to pay back student loans. GCU is a great school to find your purpose and reach your fullest potential.
Save your money and go to a school that is actually interested in teaching you. GCU hires teachers across the country that are not involved in the online system, do not grade in any reasonable time and are simply lazy. Furthermore, they are far from qualified, I received a message from Tennant Leary, a professor that stated "I like meant to deduct 10%", I'm not sure of any level of education where a prof's articulation in that manner is acceptable. GCU is unwilling to do anything about their poor instruction quality and simply say they will work with the teacher.
I read some rough reviews for this school before I started and thought, "the staff can't be that bad." Well I should have listened. They are terrible at their job. They don't actually teach, they just grade things. And the advisors leave out all the pivotal information that is needed for you to start teaching. You only find out once they told you that you missed a deadline by a month...which they never actually told you there was a deadline, or a process. This school is a total joke. PLEASE attend any other university. This for-profit school just wants your money. The first people you talk to are great, then once you're in, the forget about you and you become $$$ in their eyes. STAY AWAY.
Hello my name is B. H., if you are looking into a university that will give you the skills you need to get into the grad school of your choice .Grand Canyon University is the way to go.!My degree is Bachelors of science with emphasis in Pre-Physician Assistant.. this degree has prepared me for what is to follow.. PA school!!! this program has all the prerequisites that PA programs are requiring and more . This is a very rigorous program but with the help of your professors and advisers you will be successful! the professors will help you in any way they can .. your Advisers will give you the tools you need to get into grad school...This has been an amazing experience for me, not just academically but spiritually as well.. Go Lopes!!
My school Grand Canyon University was pretty tough as far as the schoolwork went, but the support that came with my experience was exceptional. There wasn't a time where I felt like the staff wasn't on my side. They encouraged me and did what they could to help me succeed. This is a Christian based school so everyone is helpful and pleasant. I think the fact that it was a faith based school helped throughout my time there because it reminded me that I can accomplish all my goals as long as my faith was strong.
STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT stress this enough! This school is most definitely a joke. The instructors are NOT helpful except for a select few. The assignments are VAGUE, IRRELEVANT and unnecessarily tedious. The program is NOT friendly to working professionals. The turn around time for assignments is often not reasonable especially if you work full time and have a life other than working on school stuff. The forum is a joke. I could have taught myself all the information I have learned thus far. Nothing new. Nothing fascinating. Just a lot of work in a very short amount of time often with little to no feedback. ***********STAY AWAY! This online program is not worth your time and money************
Grand Canyon University was an overall good school to complete my bachelors at. The teachers were very easily available to answer questions, however some where pretty harsh on grading- which is a good thing.. sometimes! Some of them really tried hard to make you think twice and put in a lot of effort, while some where more laid back and showed more flexibility in their teaching styles. The housing options made it a fun atmosphere especially with so much going on. Concerts and basket ball games are the best! I really advise to try and live on campus because students will make a lot more connections and be more apt to head to the library or favorite food spot to work on homework because it is so close and you can literally walk there! I would advise for future students to take the time to really try hard in classes and make the effort to study because it really will help them in their future whether it be for their career or for another job they might get out of college. I made the mistake of slacking off and just trying to get by in some classes- and now it really shows when I don't know things about skinner or Freud and I'm a Psych major! However, when I really applied myself and challenged myself- it paid off because I now work for a great company working with autistic kids and I'm on my way to obtaining my masters at ASU! All in all, GCU has great teachers, a fun campus life, and the students who go there are passionate, good people who all have the same goals as you- to finish college and get their diploma!