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: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The staff has been incredibly helpful to me and have made my life so much easier!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2018

One of the things I love about Grand Canyon University (GCU) is the assignment of a graduation team upon acceptance into the University (at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels). The team is comprised of an enrollment counselor, student services advisor, and a financial aid counselor. These individuals work together to provide the student with a fulfilling and pleasant academic journey. While GCU is an amazing school to attend, improvements on the online classroom platform could be beneficial (chat between classmates in the classroom) to students on all academic levels.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

The professors are top notch providing real world materials at a challenging pace. GCU is growing faster than they can handle, but in a few years when they catch up with the growth they will be no room for complaints.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm just starting Grand Canyon University online for my Master's in Public Health. I'm excited and can't wait to explore the many opportunities available for the program.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I have so impressed with GCU so far. My professors have called me the day before class started to introduce themselves and ask how they can pray for me (which I was surprised and touched at, since I am in an online program). The faculty and staff have been incredibly supportive and easy to get in touch with. All of my questions have been answered professionally and patiently (even when I ask questions that I know are repeating). It seems like the faculty care not only about my academic success, but want to invest the time to make sure that I am growing in my faith as I continue with my studies. I really do not have anything negative to say about this university.
4.13 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Though GCU is not a popular school, it is growing - and in a good way. The administration is not only aiming to make this a large-scale university, but they want it to be a quality one as well.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros considerably out weigh the cons of the GCU online education graduate program. The advisors are dedicated to student success. My enrollment advisor helped my dream to become a graduate student to being one in two days. She even called me the Friday before my wedding to congratulate me on our new beginning together. The online technical support and professors are knowledgeable and timely. The GCU library is an amazing addition to locating scholarly journals and tutorials for student success. The online forum creates a learning environment that is like family we work together to reach a common goal. The collaborative group projects further provide real life experience that will be used in the classroom. The GCU mission is aligned with personal goals as well as meets WA State Standards in all curricula areas to become a highly qualified teacher. Rubrics are provided to ensure all steps are completed to graduate and have a successful career after graduation. The cons include not seeing the school campus, not attending school events like games, and the distance needed to travel to walk with my graduating class. Thanks for your time and consideration. Tashona
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I enjoy the foundation being laid as well as the rigorous content being taught. I know I chose online, but it is difficult sometimes not seeing the teacher directly.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of my graduate program is that it enables me to learn from professors working in counseling and providing strategies and understanding of ethics codes related to my field of study. The cons to this graduate program is students are not allowed to take more than one class at a time especially when they are able to handle the work load.
4.63 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I have only begun my program recently. I left many sections blank as I don't yet have an opinion on many of these topics. From what I have seen so far, I feel that this program will be great for me and my education plan.
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