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
TJM - 9/16/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"Absolute garbage. GCU is a total scam. The education they offer is worhtless. They treat teachers and students beneath contempt. All they care about is shoving their sick religious ideas down your throat and cashing your checks. Go to another school. Any other school. Dig ditches. Don't go here."
1.0 out of 5 stars
C.Brown - 9/14/2019
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"After 4 years and 4 months of online classes, I cannot pass the Arizona State test nor can I pass the Texas State test to become a teacher. NOT one course prepared me for these test. I have had to search for study material on my own at my own expense to try to become certified. Since I have completed my degree apparently my student advisor cannot return any emails or calls. Grand Canyon University does NOT prepare their online students to become teachers. The classes they require you to take does NOT cover the information on the State Test."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rose - 9/12/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"This school has been phenomenal. The faculty are highly skilled and very easy to talk to and work with, even online. I have learned a lot, the syllabus is set up to really help each student win and it takes only 8 - 10 hours a week to do the work. The thing that sets GCU ahead of the rest is that each student gets a graduation team of four counselors, tech support and a librarian who are there for you and actually respond quickly."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/10/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"For me, GCU is not living up to the reputation it has nor the hype it markets. I am an online student and the classes are not organized, some of the messaging from teachers on upcoming work and assignments have noting to do with the assigned reading material, and when you ask a question, you get very canned and lackluster answers such as "GCU sets the curriculum."As others have stated, most teachers are simply there to look like a college professor but do not have a clue how to coach, lead, or teach a thing.Honestly, if I thought I could finish my last few classes elsewhere I would but I am so close it is not worth the effort. I will NOT be enrolling at GCU for my Masters!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jay B - 9/1/2019
Degree: MBA in Finance
Graduation Year: 2019
"This was the biggest waste of money I have ever spent. Do not go here. The instructors do not care about you whatsoever, the advisors are horrible and I had 4 of them in a year because they kept quitting. Please save yourself from this absolutely horrible experience. I have finished but many employers have literally laughed at me for having GCU on my resume."
1.0 out of 5 stars
frustrated - 8/30/2019
Graduation Year: 2032
"I am at my quitting point. I just returned to the doctoral school after taking years off. I am the point now that I feel they don't want people to complete the program while running up student debt and milking you out of the pocket money. When I attended my second residency I did not feel positive because one of the leaders told me no one wanted to know about my subject. Even though I had gap article to support it, I feel the staff member is someone who has a lot of clot with GCU. and I feel I waisted my last five years still at prospectus stage. I thought about hiring outside people to help me finish this process, but I seen other reviews that with help they still are having issues getting pass a certain stage. I will not recommend this school to anyone. if this is how Christian schools are I hate to attend a non-christian university."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Matt - 8/21/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Im currently about 75% of the way through my ADN to BSN program at GCU. The program is fine. I saw some others saying how it is so tough and I wonder how they got their ADN. This program is much easier than my ADN from a community college. Im not a great student or great paper writer, but I have got straight As in this program. That is a lot different than my Cs and some Bs in my ADN. It does take some time each week, but they give you a rubrics to follow. If you just answer the questions you will do fine. Each teacher has their own quirks on what they want, but by the second paper you should be getting almost full points. The only question is how much of this am I actually using as a med/surge nurse and the answer is probably not much. It might be helpful to people that dont have much job experience, but for me it makes me think on some topics, but is more paying to get another piece of paper that keeps me employed."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Cyndie - 8/19/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2020
"Beware of this school online!! My daughter attended Grand Canyon University pursuing an education teaching degree. She suffers from several medical issues. One required hospitalization for several weeks. Even with a doctor’s statement (which they refused to accept) they gave her failing grades for the classes she missed while hospitalized. This destroyed her grade point average. She was not allowed to drop the classes or makeup the work. I would NEVER recommend this school. Anyone can get sick, have an accident or get in a car wreck. If you do, you can kiss your scores goodbye. In what way is this a Christian University."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Melissa Nemeth - 8/18/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"This program is so much more work than the ones my friends have chosen. There is a paper, an extensive project, 2 discussion boards and 6 replies spread over 3 different days required for each class. Balancing this work with your job and a family is nearly impossible. I will not be using them for my Master's degree because this is ridiculous."
1.2 out of 5 stars
Robert Pecot - 8/16/2019
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019
"GCU was the worst experience I have ever had. Do your homework and beware of this program. I have my doctorate and could not be more disgusted in my experience. A rotten, dishonest, flawed organization to say the least. The most frustrating part is the program could be absolutely wonderful, but they do not listen."
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