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

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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I love everything about this school. The professors are understanding and thorough with the classes and the assignments. All around the entire faculty is always there if you need assistance with anything. The programs follow my interests as well as my degree. I have also learned a lot more in my graduate program then in any other program I have taken at other colleges. The courses are very informative.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2014

Online advantages: The ability to do my work before, after, and between other life responsibilities. That worked for me - a full time teacher, wife, mother, church volunteer, and writer. The comment posting process forced me to participate which is something I may not have done otherwise. I caught up with current technology (almost) and learned how to use the internet more for real world purposes. Online disadvantages: I missed a warm bodied professor telling stories to help me learn a concept. During the 18 month program, I discovered how much I need the teacher's verbal interaction in order to retain my learning. I struggled to overcome difficulties in using the internet for research and for class assignments.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that I have equally both pros and cons when it comes to my MBA/MSL Program at Grand Canyon University. The pros are that the professors are educated with many years of experience in the field they're teaching, I believe with that, I am getting the most out of my courses. I enjoyed all of my professors so far. I like the Cohort program which is what I am enrolled in because it allows me to do assignments and discussion posts online and come to class once a week to interact with the professor and my classmates face-to-face. The one thing that I find ineffective when it comes to GCU is that it takes me awhile to hear back from my academic adviser. I also find it inconvenience for students that they do not have a financial department. The academic adviser is also the financial adviser, When I have a specific question regarding financial aid and cannot get a hold of my adviser because she manages from 60-100 students at a time, it gets very frustrating. I believe that if GCU can separate academic and financial advisers into two separate department instead of one, they will be successful in making things easier for their students.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I have loved my experience with GCU. I have earned a bachelors and a masters there and am currently working on my doctoral degree in special education.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

I have obtained a tremendous amount of knowledge through this program. I have been able to apply all new skills to daily work. Looking forward to putting more skills to work!
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the program are that the instructors are accessible and extremely helpful. A few cons are that some academic advisors are not as helpful as they should be.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program is fully online. In addition to the rigorous academics, GCU offers an amazing community of students and an academic adviser who sticks with you for the duration of your degree. I have found GCU's use of technology to be outstanding. Although I do not see my colleagues or professors face to face, I feel connected due to their use a system called LoudCloud - which keeps students and professors accountable, tracks your progress, and allows for discussions. I feel like I am getting a thorough education without having to juggle the traditional classroom experience.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Pro: -Ability to start classes anytime. -Ability to do homework anywhere with an internet connection. Con: -You must purchase textbook from university. -No scholarships except one $500 enrollment one. -No travel scholarships.
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

This is my first year, but I am learning and enjoying my academic journey. Grad school is giving me the ability to solidify my knowledge.
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