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Grand Canyon University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityD+ Research AvailabilityB-
Research FundingB- Graduate PoliticsB-
Errand Runners- Degree CompletionB-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]C+ Sufficient PayB+
CompetitivenessB Education QualityB
Faculty AccessibilityB- Useful ResearchA
Extracurriculars- Success-UnderstandingC+
Surrounding City- Social Life/Environment-
"Individual" treatmentB- FriendlinessB-
SafetyF Campus Beauty-
Campus Maintenance- University Resource/spendingB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
Reading these reviews can be a difficult task. The responses range from the course work being too difficult, to not difficult enough. As hard as it may seem, both are true. With the online format you receive education precisely equivalent to the amount of effort put in.

I think one of the other challenges is the significant number of professors, which total more than 2,000,in the online format. I have taken 500 level courses which were very difficult and then followed up with a 600 course that was a piece of cake. The difference was completely attributed to the professor, which is not unlike any institution or format.

My review of this university is similarly mixed. While I feel that I have learned a significant amount from some courses, others have left me feeling cheated. However, the number of positive outcomes outnumber the negative interactions. At the end of the day, if you want to get by doing the minimum, the online format allows you the opportunity, in some instances, to do so successfully. However, it is just as likely that students with determination and initiative will be able to take advantage of the opportunity afforded by this university. This will require you to be a self starter, intelligent, disciplined and financially capable of taking on a difficult venture.

My review is neutral, but take caution when looking into the opinions of others. While this university has a high acceptance rate, little more than 35% of students who begin school here actually finish. This translates to a significant amount of persons, all unable to finish the program, that might be inclined to attribute their inability to succeed to something the university did. This is due to an external locus of control and individuals who exhibit this type of characteristic are rarely successful.

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