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Grand Canyon University (commonly referred to as GCU or Grand Canyon) is a for-profit Christian research university in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States. Founded in 1949 as a non-profit liberal arts college, the university was purchased by Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOPE) in February 2004. The university is the first, and only, for-profit to participate in NCAA Division 1 athletics. As a non-profit, the university had briefly participated in NCAA Division 1 athletics, from 1995 to 1998, winning several conference titles. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in education, liberal arts, business, science, engineering, math, Christian theology, and health care through its eight colleges. The university does not offer two year degrees programs. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifies GCU as a research university with moderate research activity.

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  • I just want to say - they will call you five hundred times in a row to get you to enroll. I would have enrolled if they didn't harass me so much. There are other schools that don't harass me such as Phoenix and Walden. I had to block three of their phone numbers. I just wanted emailed information. I asked for that specifically- then they called forever and every moment of three days a week

  • Went to the scholarship award reception where afterwards they invited us all to the basketball game. As we were preparing to go inside the guy, who lead us from the dining hall to the arena, was unsure of where we were supposed to sit. He then told us to head over to section 107. Once we were actually inside the section was already filled. The guy then told us to fill any seat on the next section over. We only got to stay there for about 5 minutes before we had to move again since someone had bought tickets for those seats.So we went to customer service to ask where to sit and the lady said we can sit wherever there was an empty seat but she said if someone else bought those tickets for those seats we have to move again,and again and again.They need to be more organized before inviting those coming from another event. Especially since the event was a dress to impress attire and so most of us weren't expecting to attend a sports game and even more to be constantly moving around.

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  • Professors are amazing and the school is wonderful--so long as you fit their cookie cutter mold. The moment you want to transfer or have a problem with housing or run into other trouble, the administration is seriously lacking. It takes weeks to get a reply and even then you're met with a lot of people who can't really help you. If you fit their mold and will never run into any issues, the school is wonderful and the campus is warm and welcoming. The professors truly love their students. Unfortunately the administration is not nearly as genuine or concerned with the students purpose so much as they are concerned with getting financial compensation.

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  • Cautionary Tale... Update from Previous.... So naturally, someone saw my previous detailed review and called to pretend to be concerned. I received one call and an email. I was suggested one of GCU's links, that proved to not be valuable and the other, I was not able to register. I have a masters from this school that does not mean much of anything. I urge you to do your research; and make sure that this school's program offers what you need to be able to progress. Even though I researched, I wish maybe I would have gotten a second opinion and compared other programs. Check everything several upon several times before accruing the debt... and just when you think you're sure this is the school for you... Have someone you trust look at it with you. If this only help a few people, to not make the same mistake of going here that I have.... then that is all that I could ask for.

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  • A for-profit scam that preys on vulnerable students who don't know better. Please go and get a degree at a different institution that isn't trying to proselytize and make a buck off of you simultaneously. Their recruiters have no actual morals (despite being "Christian") and WILL harass you unless you pay up

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