Grantham University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (50)
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.
Although I wish the accredadation was ranked higher, as a full time employee with a family to feed, Grantham was a great fit for my professional schedule. The class material and professor input were both challenging and rewarding. Should I decide to work on my graduate degree at another university most to all my credits will transfer. Keep that in mind when choosing the best distance degree program for your schedule, transferable credits.
This school is a joke! I have NEVER IN MY LIFE heard of a school not allowing you to review your UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS because you owe them $300!! I could totally understand them not giving you an official copy of your transcripts, but to not be able to anything online because of a collections hold is ridiculous! They don't even care about working out a payment plan with you either! It is all or nothing! What school doesn't want a student to return and get money from them? Wait...Apparently this one! I am more than happy to setup a payment plan for the balance, even though financial aid was used and then changed and then owed a balance...So confusing and they don't even care to explain any of it to you either! They get you in the door with all the great words and helpfulness, but as soon as you are in and can't get out, they treat you like garbage!! They don't care about you being successful or anything else, just want your money!! DO NOT ATTEND HERE UNLESS YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THEM SCREWING YOU OVER!!
I had to withdraw from the program on 7/19/16 and my course started 7/6/16. The reason was due to my employer losing our contract and all of us set to lose our jobs so tuition reimbursement was not allowed. I notified the school as soon as I found out. Now almost a year later, I received a call from collections as they are charging me 400 for classes that I never took. I never received anything from them saying I had a bill. All this school cares about is money. I wouldn't waste my time if I were you.
For the record, I did not graduate from Grantham; I withdrew from that place in 2016. I started in 2012 and the admission seemed nice and helpful. Once I started classes, things changed. The first term is three classes that are all due on the same days. It says it is self-paced, but some of their reading assignments are ridiculous (4-5 CHAPTERS in a week), the discussions have nothing to do with the reading material and sometimes, neither do the assignments. I used my Post 9/11 GI Bill to go here and it's been nothing but a headache since I also have a full time job and was covered shifts at work (, only giving me one day off a week because I put my foot down and told my supervisor I wasn't working 7 days straight.) I worked overnights then, so it was difficult to get a hold of my instructors in a timely manner, if they responded at all. I was emailing them WEEKLY to let them know that my assignments would be late and I explained that it was due to my work schedule and I was still docked points for it being late. Which leads me to my next point, the tempo. I felt that the tempo was TOO FAST, so fast that It was far too easy to get behind. The lack of communication didn't help this matter at all. I didn't really feel I learned anything or even had time to learn anything, I got behind and owed them payments, but I have a zero balance and trying to request my transcript and currently fighting with them over a hold. I wouldn't wish this school on my worst enemy.
I am a current BACJ student at Grantham and am very happy with my studies so far. I was surprised when I read some of the negative comments, I have not experienced any of those issues. Everyone I've encountered has been extremely helpful from my Student Advisor to my Professors and Instructors. They offer a pay as you go program which has been instrumental in my returning to college studies. I wish they had a Masters Program in Criminal Justice.