Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 517 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 75,834 (46,297 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 100% part-time, 0% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,555
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

Most of the items above don't pertain to me because I do work online but overall Grand Canyon is a great school
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Grand Canyon Univeristy was a an excellent choice for my Masters of Science in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner Program. It has high quality learning facilities and a great learning center with tutors available. As all nursing programs can be, GCU was a little unorganized. Also a little pricy for comparable programs.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

During my graduate school, I have gain much knowledge regarding administration. The courses are challenging and it takes dedication. On the other hand, it was difficult to take these classes while working due to the requirements.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I love GCU! It's a great university and has definitely been a wonderful avenue to achieving my academic goals.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I and no issues with Grad school, I just see it as very busy like compared to graduate school.
1.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are that instructors and very accessible and timely in responding to questions. The cons are that the education quality is not great and the overall program is not laid out well.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018

Very straight-forward direction and program. Counselors respond quickly and truly assist. The web based training and programming are easy to use and provide great knowledge gains.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I have attended other online colleges prior to this and found the staff to be very helpful and pleasant to work with and eager to answer questions. I also found the cost to be very reasonable with still giving me the program that I needed for my career. I am pleased with the support and encouragement with this program.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm currently in the online ACNP program, it is definitely an interesting way of learning. It is self-driven education with help from the online instructors. The course work is appropriate, time lines and deadlines are manageable as long as you focus and don't procrastinate. I am one year in and have learned so much. The biggest con for me is the procrastination factor. If I'm not held accountable to being in class on a specific day, I have a hard time focusing, but that's me, not the program.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Ability to seek a education online is my pros. The cons is not being able to actually meet my fellow classmates face to face.
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