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READ REVIEWS.Quite BrightEnglish
READ REVIEWS. READ REVIEWS before attending this school. They are For Profit. They did us a really crappy turn. Still chasing down an incorrectly charged fee. Take it out of the thousands you kept. Thieves and liars. READ REVIEWS Save yourself enormous trouble. READ REVIEWS
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
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When I first looked for schools to goQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
When I first looked for schools to go with GCU's first impression was awesome. The advisor and counselor I have are truly great and helpful. I am getting my Bachelors in Business Management with an Emphasis in Business Intelligence and my last two courses in BI is where the teaching has been going down hill. It is as if the so called professors have no clue in what they are teaching and cannot direct you properly in what is needed to be successful in the classroom. For instance Business Programming, the professor had us download software and programs which did not even work with reporting services and when you attempted to send him messages or call you would be ignored. The professor I have now is not as bad, but it looks like it is turning into a routine of ignorance
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A+, Faculty Accessibility: C+
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While the professors are mostly excellent (one niceQuite BrightBiology
While the professors are mostly excellent (one nice thing, very rarely are T.A.s teaching classes), the administration IS A NIGHTMARE STRAIGHT FROM THE DEPEST DEPTHS OF HELL. First they messed up my course walk by giving me classes for the nursing program, not pre-med. The counselor assumed that I was nursing without looking at my documentation because almost every female who goes there is. Then I had to retake the pre-med version of those classes. When I signed up for a dual degree, they gave me a double major instead and now it's too late to change that. When I had to retake some of those classes, I could only do it at a CC back home and they approved the courses as transfers long enough to get me in the classes they were prerequisites for. They then promptly removed the approval for this classes and tried to get me to TAKE THEM A THIRD TIME and even better, PAY THEM FOR RETAKING THEM AS TAKING THEM WOULD MAKE ME GO OVER MY CREDIT LIMIT. The counselors change every few months with no notice and minimal training so they know nothing. The reason for this is to keep their "hire straight out of graduation" percentage artificially high to influence prospective students, so GCU hires their own students as counselors after they graduate until that student can find a more permanent job. At which point they leave and their position is filled (i.e. all their students once again have a new counselor). When applying to graduate school, I needed to send in-progress transcripts to the PA school application portal. Even though I went into their office to tell him to, my counselor just didn't do it. They figured they would "wait until I graduated and send a finalized transcript" butty that point, the application cycle was closed and I had wasted over $600 in uncompleted applications. The administration is absolute hell and I wouldn't wish dealing with them on my most hated enemy.
4th Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Individual Value: F
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