Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 521 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • 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

4.5 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!
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.
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.
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