Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 515 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
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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.
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.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

So far I am new in the program, but my enrollment counselor has done very well to answer any questions and to keep me updated with anything I need to do. My initial course has helped prepare me well for my future workload and to stimulate thought and to educate myself and my fellow students on the expectations of the school and how to utilize the university website and writing resources and APA style guidelines (I am in an online program). The curriculum so far is based on servant leadership and leading in a way as to grow others and it has been a fantastic journey thus far. I also went and checked out the campus which is very state of the art and has great resources for students and has community outreach programs. The cons so far would be that the discussion forum times out quickly and that is so far the only negative. I have learned to save my work in the event that this occurs so that I may easily resubmit if need be.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

I chose this university because all the information was right there on the website, in an easy to follow format and the adviser knew everything about the program.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I love my graduate program at GCU. I professors are scholars and professionals within the field and are always available to help.
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