Grand Canyon University Reviews

  • 566 Reviews
  • Phoenix (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,050
58% of 566 students said this degree improved their career prospects
51% of 566 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 10/23/2019
  • Degree: Counseling
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This school is great! the staff and teachers really care about your success. I love the curriculum. I started my Bachelor's degree there in 2016 and completed it on time. They have a wonderful math tutoring service to assist in a wide range of hours for online students. The tutors are very patient, and will make sure that you are confident prior to ending your session. I am glad that I continued on to my Master's program there as well and will be graduating soon. I get random calls to check up on me to see if I have any concerns. I would recommend this school to friends and family."
Miranda Underwood
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2019
  • Degree: Special Education
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The initial reason I chose Grand Canyon University to pursue my Masters Degree is because of how many recommendations I got from friends who pursued the same degree. Unfortunately my experience has been far different than theirs and I am extremely disappointed that I chose to get my Masters Degree here. While there are some professors who are very helpful and care about their work, many do not care and it ruins the experience. So many of my professors gave assignments that were hard to understand, and when asked for clarification, they stated this is GCUs curriculum. I was left in the dark to complete many of my assignments on my own and it was very nerve-racking never knowing if you were going to get an A or an F because you are doing what you think you should. I have had professors belittle me by making comments like Why would you do this? Makes no sense in the comment section of a rubric. My student services counselor forgot to send in an extremely important document that I sent to her regarding grant money and I was unable to receive the grant which cost me an additional $5,000. When asked if there was anything more I could have done to prevent this, they stated, you could have called to remind me. I called multiple times and left voicemails with no response! So unprofessional and in all honestly, a disgrace to masters programs everywhere. I wish I could go back and change my mind on where I wanted to pursue this degree. I do NOT recommend this school for anyone until they get more organized and friendlier professors."
Graduate Student
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2019
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"After starting my education with GCU I found out after the fact that this college hires mostly adjunct professors to teach their online classes. These are people who have no experience teaching. Some times you will get a great teacher but the majority of the time it will be other full-time working professionals who are part-time adjunct professors teaching to make extra money. They are not full time faculty nor are they set up for tenure. I wish I had know what this meant prior to enrolling online for my master's degree. If you are lucky enough to get a full time faculty professor they are GREAT and worth every penny! As for the adjunct professors they are not worth half of what I am paying to get my master's degree."
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I would not recommend this school. All they care about is getting your money. Once they have it they could care less if you have problems or your overall school experience. The teachers aren't great and I am really sorry I wasted my time and money with this school. I would encourage others to think twice before enrolling."
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2019
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Attended this school July 2019 and wanted to take a break to save some money took two classes and was told that everything was good then later I looked at class schedule and had seen that I was signed up for over 10 classes recurring it was to my surprise that I had no idea that this was set up, I thought I signed up for 3 classes for starters I also found out that the school holds your financial aid checks, will send them back , and not tell you the correct information when receiving funds. They will lie to you it's not a good financial aid department be careful, ask questions, look at your student portal find out what you are being charged. I only asked how to read the award letter when calling and to make sure that I am understanding things correctly I have gotten hung up on, sighs, financial aid reps asking like they do not want to be at work and talking very fast rude and unprofessional."
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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!"
Jay B
  • Reviewed: 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."