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Grand Canyon University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityA Research AvailabilityA+
Research FundingA- Graduate PoliticsA+
Errand RunnersA+ Degree Completion-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]A Sufficient PayA-
CompetitivenessA+ Education QualityA+
Faculty AccessibilityA+ Useful ResearchA+
ExtracurricularsA Success-UnderstandingA+
Surrounding CityA+ Social Life/EnvironmentA+
"Individual" treatmentA+ FriendlinessA+
SafetyA+ Campus BeautyA
Campus MaintenanceA+ University Resource/spendingA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
GCU is a pretty decent school with lots of programs offered both on campus and online. It's not the easiest school to get in to, and it's not the hardest either ( around 65% of applicants overall are accepted, so it's respectable).

I earned by B.A on campus, and graduated with a 3.5 GPA from a great university. When I moved I had to consider going to graduate school by distance. I researched Grand Canyon University and made the choice to go because I was really impressed by the courses offered in GCU's Masters in Counseling program. The main reason I chose GCU is because they offered the program I wanted by distance and after studying the course descriptions and licensing requirements in my state I knew it would prepare me to become an excellent professional counselor.

The classes are challenging and I'm earning my Masters degree from a regionally accredited private school that has an actual ground campus, and a student to faculty ratio of 12:1.

I noticed that some of the Education majors gave negative reviews on the basis that the classes were not challenging and repetitive. I'm sorry to say that has nothing to do with the quality of education you receive at GCU, but everything to do with your major! Most Education majors say that their classes are not challenging whether they're degree is done on campus or by distance at ANY school.

Keep in mind that whether you're an on campus or a distance student, all students should know that the quality of one's education always boils down to how motivated they are in their major and how much work they're willing to put into their degree.

I would highly recommend GCU!

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