Phoenix, AZ
Grand Canyon University


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Recent Reviews

Linda
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Grand Canyon University starts 4 credit classes this year. I'm not really sure what else they are known for. I do know they...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Grand Canyon University starts 4 credit classes this year. I'm not really sure what else they are known for. I do know they are a Christian college, and everyone seems to want to help the students suceed in their endeavors to get an education.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I would say the obstacles I faced were minor in comparison to what I I faced later. The benefits of having a college education at the beginning of my work career would have made a big difference in the decisions I have made. I would have been better prepared to make decisions. I wouldn?t be struggling to find a job. I have always had a job until now, but times are harder and jobs are scarce. If I had gotten my degree right out of high school, I would be the one making the decision to keep someone or let the go. My children?s lives have been affected by my lack of a degree. They would probably be more settled and secure if I had my degree because I would have had more confidence in my abilities. I realize after going to college for two years that I can succeed and make top grades. It?s never too late to get your degree, but life is a lot easier if you get it while you are younger. College gives you the confidence to succeed in life.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

This is my first year for attending this university. I attended Tulsa Community College for my 1st two years. I am now going back to school to complete my BS degree. So far, I have really been impressed with the counselors I have dealt with. They all seem more than willing to help me succeed in getting my degree.

catherine
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I have not considered any other schools. I did attend cosmetology school, but I didn't have the living on campus experience. ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I have not considered any other schools. I did attend cosmetology school, but I didn't have the living on campus experience. So far the college experience is different for me. I think its because I'm not fresh out of high school and I had a chance to experience the real world. I do find it unique my school doesn't have a football team.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Stay focused and don't procrastinate on school work. Pace yourself, homework and chores come before plessure. Taking a break is not a good idea, the time goes fast. Its only four years of your life, furthering is your choice. A high school diploma does not guaranty a job, especially a good job. If you desire a six figure income, you must have higher education. Most importantly, your parents cannot support you your entire life. At some point you must realize its not cool to live with your parents when your almost thirty years old. Getting financial aid is not easy when your almost thirty.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I known what I need to feel at home. I wish I would have know driving is a good idea no matter how long or short the drive is. I wish I knew I would need more than clothes and $500 to survive. I wish I knew taking a break after high school was a bad idea.

Jennifer
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise myself to have stayed in college. I started college at age 16. I would tell myself that even though it was har...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise myself to have stayed in college. I started college at age 16. I would tell myself that even though it was hard to learn in a normal teaching environment that it would be worth it. Worth it to not have to be working full time and attending school at the same time.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is the fact that because I attend online it seems as if the academic advisor and my finacial aid advisor are not on the same page.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The only peeople who should not attend the school that I attend are one who do not want to deal with religion. For I attend a christian college.

Whitney
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and offer advice to myself as a high school senior, I would definitely stress the fact that you ha...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and offer advice to myself as a high school senior, I would definitely stress the fact that you have to study in college. I graduated from high school with a dual seal with distinction diploma and as an Honor Roll student. Back then, the course work came easy for me and I never had to study. Once I got to college, and I realized that I actually needed to study, I did not know how. I feel that if a course could be designed for high school students to literally teach them how to study, that it would be a great aid for the students and we wouldn't see such a drop in GPA for college freshmen.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that I am able to finish my Bachelor's degree completely online and it is a Christian-based college. It allows me to still work and prepare for our first child coming in September because I am able to do the school work at my own convenience.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is not necessarily a bad thing. With online courses, you must dedicate a certain amount of time each week to be able to keep up with the discussion with your other classmates. I feel that this can be very beneficial to many and be an aid in time management, although the amount of time you must put in may be frustrating for many.

Lindsey
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I definitely tell myself to study harder. Make better grades and apply myself more. Be sure you make the right decisions when...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I definitely tell myself to study harder. Make better grades and apply myself more. Be sure you make the right decisions when it comes to who you hang around. Listen to your parents, you are the child and they are the adult. Focus more on your studies and becoming successful. Don't let anyone tell you, you can't achieve your goals.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who has the will power to succeed!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I do not find anything frustrating about Grand Canyon University.

Christopher
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise myself to find a school that provides smaller classes size-wise. Go to school first, then apply for OTS in th...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise myself to find a school that provides smaller classes size-wise. Go to school first, then apply for OTS in the military. Last, study more and more often.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing is walking to each class.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The person who should not attend this school is the person who does not want to succeed.

Edna
Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates are older students juggling work, family, or both.

Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates are older students juggling work, family, or both.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school senior I was very excited about the world possibilities ahead of me. It is common for a young person to feel empowered to conquer the world. At 18 you are full of youth, energy and excitement. At the same time however, one may fail to think carefully how a decision can affect your future. I would tell mysefl (and I know I would not have listened) that a boy is not worth it. Don't hold on to a boy thinking he will run away. Choosing love is not a catastrophe, but you just have to deal with the choices you make. I think that one of the most important steps in making the transition from high school to college is realizing that the transtion is a great time to grow up and mature. Be a little selfish and analytical about thinking about your future. Know that your choices will create a domino effect in your life. Don't look just at the now or short future. Really think about your future. Work on the areas of your life that you know will make you succesful in college and life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I do the on-line program which is best for people with previous college experience who appeal to a flexible studying environment that allow them to fulfill other responsibilities.

Pam
Describe the students at your school.

A wonderful mixture of age, race, religious and social backgrounds.

Describe the students at your school.

A wonderful mixture of age, race, religious and social backgrounds.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I may have a different perspective on this question than most. I am returning to college after a 25 year absence. If I could return and talk to myself as a high-school senior, there are several things I would say. First and most importantly, I would remind myself what my parents always taught me. A college education is the foundation for the rest of life. I would have to remind myself that the dreams I had for my life and carreer as a young child must be followed. Do not allow anything to cause you to stray from your goals. There is absolutely nothing more important in your life right now than a college education, it will open up the world for you. College is a transition. It is a time to explore ourselves and the world, through knowledge. Apply yourself completely, don't get distracted. There will be freedom you may not have had before in making daily decisions. Always remember that every decision you make, no matter how trivial it may seem, will affect the rest of your life. Enjoy your time at college, learn all that you can. A college education is the foundation for everything.

Daniel
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Grand Canyon University is the only school that helped me cut though the financial red tape so I could return to school.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Grand Canyon University is the only school that helped me cut though the financial red tape so I could return to school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Present Day Self: I know this might sound exactly like what your parents and your teachers are telling you, but you need to listen to me carefully. Next year you will be going off to college and you will fail out of your first year. High School Self: Sure... PDS: It's true. You go away to college and even though you stand by your conviction now, that you will not just party while you are there... HSS: (Sarcastically) I fail out. PDS: Yeah you do. The only thing you have to show for your first year is a blurred memmory of nights at the frat houses and days of all night cram sessions before tests, because you told yourself, I could do it in high school so why not now. That and student loan debt of about $12,000. HSS: That won't happen. I won't let it. PDS: That is what I said. But unless you stop thinking that you pass by doing all nighters like you did in High School you will end up like me. Twenty nine years old and still trying to finish my degree online because of my attitude during my first year.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish i would have listened to everyone else who kept telling me to stay focused. My first year I was surrounded by temptation. I strayed off course and my studies fell behind. I was an honor student in high school but I ended up failing my first year of college due to partying. I started a different school the following fall and aced my schedule. I had to leave school a year before graduation due to financial instability. Now I am 29 years old trying to finish up my degree online when I should have already graduated.

Christopher
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ability to supply an education to those in need.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ability to supply an education to those in need.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Focus more on your work than everyone else around you and homework is SO important!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Commiteed to succeeding and someone that likes heat.

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