Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 535 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CCNE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 69,444 (43,295 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 100% part-time, 0% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,124
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of pursuing this graduate program is to make me a better leader and to assist me in further developing my employees. Being prior military, I am a firm believer in duty and honor and I feel it is my passion to give back. The cons of this program is, of course, the cost of such a program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I thoroughly enjoy having a diverse group of students to communicate with in our online discussion boards. Students graduated with their undergraduate degree from different schools around the country so they are bringing a new perspective into the subject. The university is conveniently located in the downtown area near the light rail system and on bus routes which makes shopping and getting out easily accessible for students without transportation. My enrollment advisor has been very helpful throughout the process of registering and outlining the expectations for the rigorous coursework in a graduate level learning environment. He has been completely honest and upfront regarding the pricing, course requirements and the program. I am a new student at the University so I am not sure what the workload will be, so far it has been exactly what I expected. I have visited the ground campus and find that it generously accommodates a social life for students with a bowling alley on the campus, eateries, ping-pong and pool tables, multiple swimming pools and a host of social events on weekends. The online campus also encourages socialization with a community board for students to connect with each other.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

GCU offers a flexible online schedule that is great for working adults. However the educational requirements I feel are not challenging enough and thus do not prepare students enough for what they need for licensing.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

I love my online graduate program at GCU. It offers me the ability to complete my degree in the comfort of my home setting at my convenience, but offers the structure and guidance of my instructor to assist me in a successful and fulfilling graduate experience. I currently have no cons that I can think of as this is a great program!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

I am just starting with GCU and as an online student, there are facets I cannot comment on.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I absolutely love this program and my university. I work full time with children and families, and it is absolutely wonderful to be able to apply what I am learning in the classroom to my job and my life the very next day. It is also very lovely that the online program allows me to work full time and continue my learning and education.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I love my grad program.. it's very time consuming because on top of one major assignment a week there is also three discussions. I don't like to fact of textbooks being online
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Online access tool is intuitive. Courses begin weekly. Textbook costs are nominal. Instruction is top-notch. Cons: Student Service Advisors turnover rate creates an inconsistent experience for learners.
1.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The counselor is very supportive of my decision to pursue my doctorate degree and is reliable when I need him.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Enjoying this program and the challenges, it is providing! Looking back on what I have learned thus far and I am amazed of my new knowledge base. Excited for the next class.
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