Grantham University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (55)
This School has been great. The BSEET is ABET accredited. How many online degrees can say that? Not many! I spend about 3 hours on my school work 5 days a week. When I've taken classes like Calculus and Physics, I normally need 3 hours at 7 days a week. The classes are the same as any brick and mortar school. I used lectures from larger universities to help with learning at time and I've compared coursework to my friends at a local university. This school is great! The teachers will respond in a timely fashion and many times the other students can help you in the forums. They do a great job getting class participation and make you feel like you really are in a classroom. I highly recommend the school. Most people complaining, complain due to funds and the financial side of things. I've was lucky and my job paid for it, so I can't speak from that side of things. Good Luck!
I highly recommend Grantham University. I spent three decades in the Military and after retiring I soon found out all the scary badges and tabs didn't mean a whole lot to many potential employers in the civilian world. For many of the jobs a College Degree was a prerequisite to even get your foot in the door. Thanks to Grantham those doors are now open. As an older student having grown up in the age of the typewriter I initially felt a little technologically challenged but the instructors at Grantham were very patient and professional. It is an experience you will not regret.
Read some reviews on here and here's the honest truth. If you're not self-motivation, an online education is not for you. That's not just at Grantham, that's anywhere! While there are professors to help you, it's primarily up to YOU to do the work and research to "teach" yourself. I've doubled up on classes as taking one at a time isn't overly challenging or time-consuming, and I work a full time job and have two young kids at home. I'm down to my last 4 classes and have a 4.0 GPA, and I spend about 2 hours a week doing all the work, per class. Some professors are better than others and will provide quality feedback, while others are just collecting an easy check. Again, you'll have good and bad professors no matter where you go, this isn't exclusive to Grantham. Granted, I haven't had money issues, tuition reimbursement, so I don't know how the school would act or handle it if I did, nor have I had to withdraw for any reason. I do, however, have a gripe that they only allow 2 classes at one time, and no more than 12 credit hours in a 16 week period. I think this is extremely shortsighted when it comes to highly motivated people. My adviser is good at communicating with me, the Dean for Technology was, admittedly, useless when I brought my concern to her about taking more classes, as she just cited the school policy, completely ignoring my GPA and outstanding academic posture. Overall it's an okay school, some good, some bad, but again, that's like any other school.
They enrolled me in administration rather than education, and charged me for a class that I didn't need. After that, they locked my account, refused to answer my calls, and still is refusing to make this bill available to me so that I can go to another school. They were supposed to bill me a set amount each month to be taken out automatically, and they never did that once! absolute nightmare. INSANELY unprofessional.
I'd like to start by saying thank you to the Staff of Grantham for playing a major part in my decision to pursue my degree. Serving my Country in the military, raising a family, and working on my degree was challenging but not impossible. My experience with Grantham (I completed my Associates and Bachelors) was great. It took me a lot longer to get my degrees more so than the average person because I was deployed several times during my studies. I would take a course or two and then stop and start again. The staff was great, they gave me much support, guided me in the right direction whenever needed, and kept in contact with me during the entire process. The Student Representatives were awesome and the Professors professional and challenging. It was not easy and it took a lot of self-discipline and motivation in my part to study online even with life happening. I know some people who attended Grantham had opposite experiences (for whatever reason) and I can only say how unfortunate and I hope that you found what you were looking for if you decided to move on from Grantham. I gained a lot of knowledge from my studies at Grantham that have and continue to serve me well in my career and personal endeavors. For those of you who may be considering attending Grantham please do your part in ensuring you are meeting your part when registering and then of course taking courses. Speak to your advisor early and often and be sure to engage early with you professors if you are having issues. Good Luck! Thanks Again Grantham University.
I have two classes left to earn my degree and presently am at a 3.7 GPA. My experience at Grantham has been very rewarding and although the workload is challenging since I have a family and work a full time job, the student success class I had when starting my courses has been with me even to this point as that class was choke full of reusable information and really set me on the path to maintaining solid time management skills. My student advisors and instructors (most) have been helpful as well as knowledgable with the feedback given to help me improve my understanding of whatever topic I am weak in (i.e. database administration, art, etc.). I had an issue when I started at this University with the financial aid section and was very upset with Grantham on a whole. When investigating further I realized it was mainly my fault as I did not do/complete my part even with reminders from financial aid department and my student advisor. I took responsibility (owned it) and corrected my actions and it has been smooth sailing from that point. From my perspective, the school staff on a whole are very supportive and certainly want to help students to succeed becuase as you succeed so does the institution (school) no matter the name, it's called a win-win situation. Do your part (follow policy/rules) and your experience with college will be successful (overall).
I completed the MS in performance improvement program in 2014. At the time, I found Grantham to be extremely flexible with my schedule. I was also on a monthly payment plan and had two years to pay off the degree after graduating. I was working full-time and was even able to take a 2 month break for my wedding and honeymoon. Then, jump right back into the program once I was back in the states. Fast forward to today, and I've owned an educational business for the last 2 years. I employ over 20 people and what I learned from my classes has made me better at training these individuals; increasing overall performance and producing measureable results. I quit my job in order to start the company from scratch. I wouldn't have had the knowledge or confidence in doing so without Grantham.
Great school for those already working in the field they are going to school for! If you are electronics tech, hr professional, admin professional, or IT professional, this is a good school for you. You can use your real word experience and apply it toward your degree.
I graduated from Grantham in January of 2013. In October of 2016 I enrolled at American Intercontinental University for my MBA which is a regionally accredited university and will graduate August of this year. And, I am enrolled to start Capella university in October of this year for my DBA. I hear the knock on online university's and how they are a for profit entity and all they want is your money. Well what do you think the major university's are. Before I attended Grantham the year before I attended a major university. While there I worked from 11pm to 6am and I am living proof that all of these schools are the same. To them you are just a number or ssn. While there I was pursuing my degree in software engineering. If you had an issue in class the instructor would tell you to go see the tutors in the either Math or English lab. Problem with that was most of them did not speak good English and if you wanted help from the instructor they would tell you I have 90 to 120 students per class and don't have time to deal with your one problem. Then if you had an assignment that was due but, you had to work or something came up and you needed a little extra time to turn it in SO SAD TOO BAD!!!!!!!! You were told you should have planned better because you knew the due date of the assignment ahead of time. These online schools are there for your convenience. If you don't do your research to know what school best fits you then you will have a bad experience. If you are not self-motivating then you will have bad grades. After being in both systems I say it's up to the individual as to what is important to them. And for all of the for profit stuff. Before I could get my degree conferred with Grantham I had to pay my previous school $4200 dollars for the last semester because 1) I had a student loan and 2) I transferred before the end of the semester. So who is after money. YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And if you are keeping up with the industry standards go and get a certificate along with your degree. That is where the money is at now
Amazing program that is 100% accredited by ABET. Grantham is 1 of a few ABET online accredited programs and is easily one of the best bang for your buck schools. For those who don't know, ABET is a huge deal for Engineering programs that almost every engineering job requires. Do not spend time at any school that doesn't have this. They do an awesome job creating an online environment where you really feel like you know your classmates. Interaction with classmates is a strict requirement and you will not pass without initiating in conversations as a group. I'm very impressed and I would recommend to anyone.