Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 518 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

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4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel the pros of my program is that I am learning more about the justice system. I believe that by the end of my program I will be filled with useful knowledge and be able to enjoy the career I would like to have.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Grand Canyon University has a positive environment about them academically and socially. It is a christian school that has values that keep each student moving forward in a positive aspect. The environment makes the student believe that no matter what happens in life we can always prevail with hard work, dedication, and faith. Faith in moving forward with an education that will take you many places is what helps me get through my day and weeks in class. I have had many obstancles while in class from changing jobs, child sick, death in the family, changes in family situations, and instead of not being given chances to prove I am a worthy student my professor kept me in their prayers. That is the type of school I love, one where the faculty will help you in all aspects including spiritually. My spirituality has diminished in the past years and I did not know what to do I felt lost even though I always knew where I was going. When I started going to Grand Canyon University I felt the loving atmospher and the support that graduate students will need and seldomly find because many programs feel that once you graduated from the undergraduate program that you don't need that support anymore when that is not the case. We as graduates have more obstacles because we have to find solutions while having a family and full time jobs and with GCU, they offer the support I need to keep going with life and school and give me the spiritual guidence and support I was thirsty for.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

I am not getting the connection with faculty that I'd like being online. I have a different instructor for each course and cannot use them as a reference.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2012

It was interesting, but once you graduate there is not really a great deal of follow-up outside of harassing your for payment.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program in counseling is quite demanding due to daily submission requirements for the online program. However, the faculty and staff provided daily assistance to student to achieve success in their field of study. This has led to an effective learning environment in Grand Canyons online community.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2009

I enjoyed my program at GCU. They even offered me a job as a Student Teacher Supervisor.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe that the pros of the graduate program are that it is online, which allows me (an overnight staff member) more flexibility to work and attend classes. Also, it allows me the freedom to be disciplined in other areas because I know what my schedule will be each day and week for due assignments. The cons are that I do not have a present instructor to mentor me through the process nor the accessibility/convenience of speaking with a professor after class. Another con is that times in the past the network was down for maintenance and I could not access the portal, but also there is the expected technical difficulties that occur when information technology is involved .
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Quality education that is affordable for everyone.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

My experience with Grand Canyon University has been wonderful. The scores I marked low were simply because I am strictly an online student and I didn't feel it applied to me. For an online program, GCU is great at keeping lines of communication open and making sure that all students are educated about their programs and have access to the resources they need to be successful. My academic advisor checks in monthly to see how I'm doing and to make sure I'm on track. They are friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, and communicate well. Since this is my first all-online experience, I have nothing to compare it to, but have been very pleased overall.
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

First day of enrollment I am pleased with the staff.
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