Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 532 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

4.17 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.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is an eye-opener. The knowledge gained so far is unmeasurable. The mode of instruction is superb and well cut for the program.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Good baseline program for becoming a nurse practitioner. Some of the assignments feel like busy work for an easy grade. Hopefully the hands on portion will be more beneficial to me. The neighborhood around the campus is sketchy, I'm glad I'm in the online program.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the graduate program is that it is convenient for me since that I am taking the program online, and my professors and counselors are very helpful and are always there to answer any of my questions. The cons are that since the program is online, I am not able to meet with my professors or classmates in person, and the workload is a lot since that classes are only eight weeks long.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Make no mistake, no one is going to breeze through this program. A common error is because Grand Canyon University is "private" and "for profit" that they won't fail or expel students who fail to meet standards.... WRONG!!!!! I have had to work every bit as hard as my friends attending public institutions. Be prepared to study, and ensure plenty of time is alloted to do so, because you are going to LEARN at a level unlike anything experienced. This program is NOT for those who require total, absolute guidance or scheduling; students must be self-directed and self-reliant in order to succeed!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Many of us trying to obtain a graduate degree are working professionals. Grand Canyon University understands this and attempts to make returning to school as easy as possible. Infrastructure, resources, and instructors are all top notch. Another great plus for Grand Canyon's Nursing program is that classes are offered weekly so it is never too late to start class!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The biggest pro regarding Grand Canyon University is the level of communication I experience with all staff members. I have several academic advisors who keep me in the loop with regularity. If ever I have a question, both administrators and instructors respond quickly and efficiently. I feel supported every step of the way, and a large part of that is due to the program's commitment to regular communication. The only con that I have experienced actually has nothing to do with Grand Canyon University. Ideally, I would have enrolled in a program with courses taking place on a physical campus. However, as I am a full-time teacher, the only option for me would be to take evening courses. I could not find a program in Hawaii that accommodated my needs, so I turned to an online institution. While this wasn't my ideal academic situation, Grand Canyon University has offered me an alternative that fits my needs. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this program. It has been an excellent experience, and is allowing me to complete my education goals with ease.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros are having higher knowledge and so much support, Cons were having to write my own opinions in APA format, kind of silly
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The MBA program at Grand Canyon University is a wonderful program and I highly recommend it to everyone.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, the program is rigourous and beneficial for those aspiring to be literacy coaches. The classes are made to be engaging and informative, however, the faculty that have been chosen for the classes are not up to par for the program.
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