Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 516 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

3.42 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Quality education that is affordable for everyone.
4.92 out of 5.0
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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.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Different expectations for level of knowledge from each instructor. Poor communication from some of the academic advisors. Great library services. Poor planning for required doctoral residencies.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I am online . I do not have any problem with the university. I do have contact with my advisors. The con is there is there is not scholarship or program for students with financial needs.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

I like the flexibility of having classes online since I teach full time. Unfortunately, the academic support staff help can be limited since time because is an element. My academic counselor has change 4 times during my program. They work the same hours we do as teacher so it can be difficult getting in touch with then.I love the library services.They have helped me find resource materials quickly!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The online system of LoudCloud is possibly the best system I have ever used. It is accessible, user-friendly, and organized with a calendar of discussions and assignments noted from the minute you log in. I feel that the education I have received is of high quality, but the tuition was not high. The courses are four credit/ 8 week courses, allowing enough time to learn and apply the material, but not overdoing it by only taking one class at a time. This was not the first online institution I applied and took courses with, but it is the one I will finish with. Because I am comfortable and surrounded by a successful atmosphere, from the online system to the faculty, I feel as though I can succeed and my GPA reflects such. I have no faults with this institution and I recommend everyone who is looking to earn a degree online to put Grand Canyon University at the top of their list.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

As a parent returning to school I needed a graduate program that was convenient and has a top notch support network. Grand Canyon University has everything I was looking for and more! My graduate program is available entirely online, offering me the flexibility to work with my parental and job responsibilities. The support is fantastic too! The advisors are always available and more than willing to answer questions and walk you through any aspect of your personal educational journey. GCU also offers many additional resources for the online community such as efficient tech support and wonderful interactive experiences on and off campus with their charitable and athletic programs. I am proud to be a Graduate student and Lope!
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