Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 529 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
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.75 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

After lots of research I choose this school because of the positive reputation and programs offered. I also consulted with high level management at my company who are currently attending and I liked what they had to say.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I really like this school. Although it is vigorous, it's a challenge I gladly welcome. 95 percent of my classes are online. The other is residencies I need to complete face to face.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Grand Canyon University has been the best choice for me in choosing a Graduate Program. Everyone from admissions to enrollment counselor to the professors have been great to work with in preparing me for school and classwork. I have yet to experience anything to make me regret my choice in programs or schools.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017

The academic counselor answers all the pertinent questions about the requirements in the academic program.
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