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Grand Canyon University Reviews of Bachelor's in Special Education

14 Reviews

Locations:   Phoenix (AZ) 

Annual Tuition: $17,800

83% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Special Education

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Special Education

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Reviewed: 4/6/2023

Degree: Special Education

Do not go to GCU, they do not care about your education, your career, or your “purpose,” they care about your money. They have great counselor that bring you in and get you set up then during your time with them you have about 10-12 different counselors who never respond to emails. They continually mess up grants and scholarships leading you to pay out of pocket or if unable to have to take out dreaded student loans. They advertise they haven’t raised their tuition in years but they sure know how... Read More


Reviewed: 1/26/2021

Degree: Special Education

Dishonest! Everything that has been said in the reviews regarding the integrity of this school and their staff is true. They only care about making money and do not follow the "Christian" beliefs they shove down your throat. Do not waste your time with them.


Reviewed: 2/13/2020

Degree: Special Education

I withdrew from GCU & my financial aid paid for all of what I took in school. GCU is trying to charge me for a course I never took nor logged into. I checked my financial aid & they paid everything there was owed to GCU. GCU is not a school I will recommend to anyone.

Halley Parker

Reviewed: 2/1/2020

Degree: Special Education

I’m not sure how this school gets so many negative reviews. I’m in my junior year and have had nothing but positive experiences. I think it really comes down to people not reading instructions and not wanting to do the work. Online classes can be very time consuming but my instructors have been so nice and helpful!


Reviewed: 2/20/2019

Degree: Special Education

When I first start this program I specifically express my concern about taking (English class) to help me better my grammar and language. I took Eng 101 and was lucky I pass the class. Call many times been frustrating with most of the class assignments due to my poor grammar, I end up failing in 2 different classes. I request support and they told me I could call for (tutor) the one offer only 15 minutes per call. For me to continue this program I had to pay $1,513 due to the class I didn't pass.... Read More


Reviewed: 2/13/2018

Degree: Special Education

I found staff to be so inexperienced and disorganized, especially the financial team. Teachers were less than accessible. And for a university that claims to be "Christian" I found their attitudes much less than that. All the characteristics that I expected from a "Christian" institution were lacking, i.e. excellence, humility, grace, mercy, truth.

andi waddington

Reviewed: 2/16/2017

Degree: Special Education

In theory, using an on-line educational route can be convenient, but it can also be quite daunting. GCU offers a variety of degree and graduate programs that can meet almost any need. The classes are shorter than most traditional classes, and, depending on the student, this can be either helpful or can cause some issues if one is not understanding the material. The student that will fare best in this type of environment is one who is self-motivated and capable of going above and beyond in order to... Read More


Reviewed: 10/11/2016

Degree: Special Education

I am currently in my second year at GCU and I have no complaints! My instructors and advisors are always available when I need help and the coursework is understandable and useful to my education! I am an online student and I have not had any trouble! I recommend GCU to anyone looking to pursue an online education!


Reviewed: 6/29/2016

Degree: Special Education

I choose GCU online because I wanted to be able to work more at my company and I thought it would allow the flexibility of me taking the classes and doing the course work when I had the time(weather that be at 6am before I went into the office or at 9pm at night) Boy was I wrong, the first class I took the teacher wanted us on during certain hours of the day, not only was I on the other side of the map and 4 hours a head of their time so that already complicated things with talking with the advisers... Read More


Reviewed: 3/17/2016

Degree: Special Education

I have been going to GCU a little over a year. I am doubling up on some classes so I can into my student teaching next year. There classes are achievable and my experience will all personnel has been problems. This is my third college so I have found it is important to ask questions if you are not for sure of something. This is not a scam school but it is expensive. I have qualified for pell grants and teach grants to help off set the tuition. This is a very good school.

Brittny Harris

Reviewed: 10/23/2014

Degree: Special Education

I did a lot of research before deciding on this school. I was able to get a dual degree in Elementary Education and Special Education in the same time it would of take me to get one. I was hired as a Special Education teacher within three months of graduating. The principal that actually hired me graduated from Grand Canyon as well. I was able to easily get into a very reputable Masters program at the University of Nevada Reno with my degrees. My only issue was that the staff changed constantly which... Read More


Reviewed: 11/26/2013

Degree: Special Education

I love the classes and I think most of the teachers come from a good place but like any other place it only takes one to spoil it for everyone. I have had to retake classes because the teacher and I did not see eye to eye so they would give your two point under a passing grade and you must retake the whole class to get a new teacher and get a A in the class. They play with your money they tell you that you owe or that it is their mistake but because you are the students you will have to pay. They... Read More

Jason Robinson

Reviewed: 6/19/2013

Degree: Special Education

This review is based solely on my experience as a fully online student majoring in Elementary and Special Education. You should know right away that many of the teacher education courses require 15-20 practicum hours to be completed in an actual school setting. You will not be completing all of your course work online. My first two GCU classes were what I call “Welcome to College” and “Welcome to Online Courses” courses. They were extremely easy and redundant, especially since I had taken so many... Read More


Reviewed: 4/23/2013

Degree: Special Education

Grand Canyon University's online education program allows me to work full time and earn my degree at the same time.

My online experience has been wonderful!!! The instructor are awesome and the academic advisers are very helpful. I would recommend GCU to all of my friends.


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