Phoenix, AZ
Grand Canyon University


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Recent Reviews

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

Highly intellectual institution with positive high moral christian standards.

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

Highly intellectual institution with positive high moral christian standards.

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

College is the time where you will find out who you are, what your made of, and how strong your beliefs our. Don't ever be afraid to explore all the options presented to you. For in the process you will find the school that will best be suited to your needs and those of your family.

What's unique about your campus?

That I am able to attend online classes and live in another state. Even though I am nowhere remotely close to the campus I believe I am getting a good education and making great friendships pn;ine. The professors are also very helpful when it comes to any matters concerning the class.

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

I would tell students and parents to research local schools, and other schools that interest them. It's important to know wh...

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

I would tell students and parents to research local schools, and other schools that interest them. It's important to know what different schools are known for in their academic profile, and it all depends on the career students want to achieve. Once finding the right school, it would be beneficial for students to get involved with the freshman activities schools usually have for new students. It's a great way to find friends and peers that have the same interests you do in school. It is also helpful to go to those activities because it allows students to know where everything is located in the school. Lastly, it's very beneficial to get involved in the school activities-even if it's going to the school games or joining a club. Joining a club helps students interact more with others that share the same interests also. Clubs can be exciting, and they stand out in resumes. Researching and doing activities will help students and parents make the correct choice in what school would be the most beneficial for academic needs, and activities will make the most out of a college experience. It will allow many to make everlasting memories.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about my school is that students are able to choose if they would like to go to school online or on campus. This school has a strong online program. I enjoy going online because it better fits my schedule, and the faculty is helpful and responsive. Students in the classroom are always encouraging, and helpful to their fellow classmates. No one feels left out of the class, and it's easier to feel more encouraged to speak up of opinions and about the subjects.

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

I wished I knew about their education program before I picked my first major. I took a few classes that were not necessary for the education major, so if I had known about the program, I wouldn't feel like I wasted some time in some of my classes.

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

I would encourage both the students and the parents attend the campus and an applicable orientation meeting about the college...

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

I would encourage both the students and the parents attend the campus and an applicable orientation meeting about the college/university. I would look into all aspects of the campus - availability and price of housing, environment, location, cost of tuition, etc. One thing I would recommend is sitting down with an academic advisor and discussing the options and career paths available to study at the university. Once a decision is made, I would encourage the student to be fully engaged in their schoolwork. They should stive for excellence in the classroom and strive to be involved in as many campus activities as possible in order to enjoy and get the most out of their college experience.

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

The location and the low-quality of the surrounding area. Parking is horrendous here. I commute every day so that isn't cool either.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone seeking a quality education who wants a christian background. Low class sizes are nice.

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

Research and visit. If you are playing a sport, research the coach more than anything.

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

Research and visit. If you are playing a sport, research the coach more than anything.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Party Animal. Someone who wants to go to a big school with big classes. Someone who would like to be in a crazy fraternity or sorority

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

That it has such great roots and intentions but it seems like the staff (other than teachers) are unorganized. The trachers are great but they don't seem to be paid enough

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

My advice to students would be to continue your schooling until you achieve your degree. I stopped attending school for 17 ye...

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

My advice to students would be to continue your schooling until you achieve your degree. I stopped attending school for 17 years, and I regret it every day. I am now trying to keep up with students that are half my age. Do it now, you will never regret it! To parents, I would have to say that they need to encourage their children to acomplish a degree. My dad was right, I needed to keep going to school. I was stubborn and I wanted to start earning money. Without a degree to fall back on, I was frequently looked over for job opportunities. An education lasts forever!

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

I wish I would have known that it is a complete lifestyle change, and I wish I would have gone to school when I was younger.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing to me is that most students are young enough to be my own kids!

Jeremy
Describe the students at your school.

Eagerly willing to assist and help those that struggle.

Describe the students at your school.

Eagerly willing to assist and help those that struggle.

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

Make sure that your goals are clear andd concise to you. Listen to what every college has to offer and speak with those that have attended and currently attend. Make sure that your goals meet with what they tell you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Discimminating people that are racist and full of hate.

Angelina
Describe the students at your school.

We all had different practices and learning styles related to the field we were studying, but we grow as a whole, learning fr...

Describe the students at your school.

We all had different practices and learning styles related to the field we were studying, but we grow as a whole, learning from each other and working together.

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

Learn as much as you can. Always watch your surrounding. You can learn about things outside the class, and from others as well. Don't take the easy way out sometimes doing things you would normaly never do will teach you more about yourself then any thing else. Learn but still have fun, and never feel you have to hide a part of yourself.

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

You can always find something you dislike in a place if you live there long enough. However, I always try to focus on the positive. The Grand Canyon University offers the programs I need for my field. They have a learning enviroment that is perfect for me. If there was somehing about it that bother me I wouldn't attend the school.

Mary
Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates have been helpful, serious, friendly,studeious,creative, cooperative and christians.

Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates have been helpful, serious, friendly,studeious,creative, cooperative and christians.

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

I am a parent and a student so I will offer both types of advice. First of all , dont be scared. You can do it! College can be scary for parents when they think about safety, expence and there baby leaving home. Just pray a lot and talk to the colleges you are interested in. Go to the campus and contact the financial aide personell they are there to help you . Remember that you raised you child and they will do what you taught them. Especially when they are in trouble. Encourge them to talk to you, but remember that they are now becoming adults and they want to have some responsibility. To a student I would say, dont be afraid to ask for help. You have other students, your parents, financial advisors, academic advisors, teacher , counselors and clergy on your side. You are not expected to know everything, that is what school is all about , learning new things.Dont forget that your parents are your greates advocates. Trust them , let them help you . Call them and ask advice if you are not sure about something. Do your best , try not to worry and trust in God.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I think the most frustrating thing is when I have had a professor that is too liberal. Sometimes they dont make it clear what they expcet. I am a very science type person . I dont do as well in Pscyology type courses because there is too much wiggle room. I like things black and white, not much gray area. I am a very artistic and creative person, but I like things to be clearly defined.

Johnie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a private Christian college.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a private Christian college.

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

I chose a Christian college due to my deep faith, however after attending GCU, I recognize many aspects of the college that are not biblically sound. I would first and foremost advice a student to call academic advising and ask the same question to at least 5 different advisors and see if you get a lot of different answers. Nothing is more frustrating then to find out that you were advised the wrong information and you are the one that has to pay the price! Second, I would advise to look up the grant and scholarships that the school offers as to help pay for the burden of college costs. It is important for us to try to get supplemental tuition cost assistance to help elivate the cost of financial aid after graduation.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The desire that companies have to hire GCU nursing student grads and the 99% pass rate of the NCLEX after first try.

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