Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 527 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

3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

My graduate program was a wonderful experience. The information provided was directly related to my program. All instructors were knowledgeable in thier areas of study and provided helpful and insightful information to the topics that were discussed. All instructors were easy to interact with and responded back to online questions in a timely manner. My financial and program counselors were also knowledgeable and helpful. This is a school I would highly recommend.
1.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

The pro of the program is the obvious benefits of online study. That includes time flexibility. The negatives are several: No access to directors Faculty is slow to respond to inquiries The assignment description and grading feedback is poorly done. Sometime there is no specific feedback. There is no career assistance or support. This program does not offer an internship or fellowship.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Enrollment and Student Services staff go above and beyond the call of duty to assist those in need. The demonstration of professionalism and personalizing communication sets the University apart from others.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I enjoy my experience at GCU and feel I receive a great amount of academic knowldege
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros - use of videos, online materials to support learning, & residency Cons - Lack of professor feedback in timely manner, support from advisor to assist with funding college degree, & consistency with every professor (i.e. What one professor may allow in ones writing is not the same for other professors, so it makes it hard to be consistent)
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Very supportive staff so far. They guide you to resources and have great follow up skills!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Can not rate some areas as I have never been to the campus. So far I have been impressed with the University graduate program.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I was unable to answer some of the questions since I am an online learner therefore I am unsure of campus security and living quarters. I am very happy with my classes and my instructors are extremely helpful
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2107

Grand Canyon University (GCU) Masters Program offers a variety of avenues for adult learners to access. I am currently in a blended on-site cohort/online class that allows me to work full time while going to school. The school has a great reputation in the community. Previous students I have talked to have not had a hard time using their degree to translate it into a rewarding career. The professors are knowledgeable, accessable and accomplished. For example, I had one professor who was solely responsible for achieving magnet status for a local hospital, a daunting task for any group of people. I had another professor who serves on the board of directory for the American Nurses Society and was instrumental in a establishing several professional nursing organizations. Professors like the ones mentioned serve as inspiration to students like me to promote the nursing profession with an advanced degree. The pros outweigh the cons of the graduate program. However, tuition cost was almost a barrier to enrolling in this program. I will be paying off student loans that I have accumulated throughout the program. Furthermore, when it comes to the clinical experience placement, I experienced some trouble and little assistance from the school when selecting an available site. That being said, I have had a great experience in GCU's graduate program and I recommend it to anyone considering an advanced degree in nursing.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The staff has been incredibly helpful to me and have made my life so much easier!
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