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

1.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are the diverse online community. The cons are the inability to be able to really relate to such great people.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Convenience and flexibility of taking classes online. Cons: No face-to-face interaction with professors or other students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

I am an online student so I have never visited the campus. I am currently unable to speak to the questions related to location (safety, transportation, etc.) I am also paying out of pocket and cannot comment on financial aid. Please take this into consideration when you see my rating.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The support given to students is exceptional. I could see how I am developing as a doctoral student.The only con is that there are no financial aides or scholarships available to me as an international student. Funds have to be paid out of my pocket.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Opens up more opportunity to work in the chaplaincy area and a wonderful opportunity to obtain degree faster with 4 credit hours.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is entirely online, and for that reason, I will comment on the pros and cons of that aspect. Being enrolled in an online program has many benefits, and I really enjoy the flexibility that I have within the program. I also feel that the courses are more inclusive because of the online nature of the classes. Students have the ability to connect and interact in ways that reserved students might not normally do in a regular classroom setting. The Grand Canyon staff has also been very helpful and available when I have had questions or concerns. I definitely feel supported in my program and my educational goals. Getting started was a very smooth process. The cons of an online program come with the territory. Sometimes I miss the learning that takes place in an in-person setting. I like seeing students and professors face to face. While online interactions can also be authentic, they can also have the tendency to seem robotic and faceless. I am only very early into my program, but I hope that some professors in my future courses include video lectures. I'm not sure if this will be the case, but that would significantly help students who feel a little disconnected while navigating an online classroom.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the support of the school and the online flexibility. I do not support the timed quizzes that does not allow you to review your wronged answers.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that the graduate program is a major benefit to society as it prepares students to be experts in their chosen fields to help society move forward. However, I believe that the greatest detractor is financial support beyond student loans, especially for needy students.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the online set up for my graduate program. As teachers it works great to discuss with others and collaborate and learn how to best educate our students. Also, the staff and professors are great to work with and are super friendly. One con, is the cost of this school. It is very expensive, more than my undergraduate from another out of state school.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

GCU is great at making education accessible. They are very helpful in the setup process and take the time to check up on your progress. Prompt service and expert help from counselors are always the case. The one con deals with price. It is a expensive, but worth the money necessary to attend.
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