Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Grand Canyon University is providing me with an opportunity to complete a graduate program in Professional Counseling while still residing in a rural community. The student and financial advisers are competent and responsive. The workload is appropriate and the texts are quality.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros of Grand Canyon University Online: The freedom to "attend" class at your convenience. The classes do not dictate your day to day schedule so much as a traditional classroom. The cost is very affordable. The program is condensed. Cons of Grand Canyon University Online: Not having face-to-face interactions with your classmates.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

By completing my graduate degree online, GCU has afforded me the ability to have a flexible schedule with excellent technological support!
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

(Some categories do not apply and are left blank intentionally. I am attending online.) Grand Canyon University fills a need for those of us not physically located near a University to attend face to face classes. Due to a move, I had to disenroll from my program and wanted to find somewhere that I could get started again quickly. Grand Canyon offers that opportunity with classes starting every month. The admissions process was ridiculously simple and may fool some into thinking that classes will be the same, but the academic challenge is there and you can't expect to waltz in and get a degree you don't work for. The distance learning program is extremely responsive to students and provide support throughout the process.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my program is the establishment of a graduation team that consists of an enrollment counselor, financial aid counselor, and an academic counselor (student service advisor). They are supportive of students from the beginning of the their academic journey to the end. I also love how the academic counselor calls periodically to check on students in the duration of their program. The only con I have is that instant chat is not available on the online classroom system (LoudCloud). Instant chat would allow students to converse with fellow classmates regarding the coursework without waiting for an email.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I Graduated from GCU in 2012 with my MSN and loved the ability and flexibility the school had to offer. I am now ready to begin my Doctorate studies and feel very blessed that GCU can once again meet my educational goals. The only con that I can foresee in this program is the lack of one on one connection that is needed in while writing a dissertation. However the program does offer two class residency where I go up to GCU and meet with committees that can help give me feedback on my dissertation.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I have attended colleges before, but my experience with GCU, is far the best quality of school, I have ever encountered.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I am an online graduate student. Grand Canyon University was great for me because I could attend class when I wanted to, since there are no set times that classes meet I could be more flexible. This was great because I work full time and have a family to care for in the evenings. I also liked this program because it was more affordable than my local university and still provided a quality education. I learned about many new concepts in the field of early childhood education. The cons of this graduate program is not having face to face contact with other students and instructors because it is an online program, and not having a connection with other students.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Grand Canyon University is an excellent choice to receive an online Masters degree in Elementary Education. The program is flexible where students can work and complete their classes online one at a time. It also features an online learning community where students can interact with each other within a discussion post forum and complete assignments. The LoudCloud feature is a unique computer system where it allows students to easily network with professors and organize their classroom resources. The university offers plenty of support from student service advisors, professors as well as enrollment advisors. Lastly, the student education specialist will work with students throughout the program assisting them through their practicum and student teaching experiences. Even though students must make their own arranges for the practicum experience, it offers a variety of financial aid award packages and exhibits a positive learning community where students and faculty can encourage each other throughout the program. Grand Canyon is a great choice to receive a Christian education in Elementary Education.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

It's a professional program. you can go on the higher position with this degree in a organization. This program makes a professional career in my life. This program is very expensive. Besides its really hard to find grant or scholarship specially international student.
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