Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 532 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CCNE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 69,444 (43,295 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 100% part-time, 0% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,124
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011

Great education. My income has doubled in the two years since I graduated. I am very pleased.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

It opens my horizon and make you critical thinker. it facilitates problem solving .
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

The accessibility, availability,follow through, and great attitude of my student advisor has been quite impressive. The dedication of the professors has been amazing.. The Doctoral community network online, which provides access to building supportive, friendly relationships with professors and students, as well as resources and tutorials has been fantastic! The academic rigour is definitely challenging...as one would expect from a doctoral program, and then some...The professors and fellow students really push each individual to think deeply, work hard, and reach past previously set goals..The mission is to use our knowledge and skills to empower and serve others. There has only been one aspect of GCU that I did not appreciate...In the midst of my program, I found out that they were redesigning my program for prospective students.I really wanted to substitute one of the ethics classes for a behavioral health class.I had already taken an ethics class at that point,, and the preferred class would have been much more beneficial f or me, but I was not permitted to switch. I also believe that a few business administration classes would have been helpful since it was an organizational leadership degree.Many of us hope to run our own departments or agencies, so that would have been appreciated.. I am very proud to be a GCU doctoral candidate..Overall I have been very happy with my experience with GCU, and would be honored to become a professor with this university!!I'm glad I chose GCU, and would do it again..in a heartbeat! I can't wait for graduation this year!
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is off to a great start. I enjoy the diversity and appreciate the support my professor have brought to the table. The business program is not as established as the other programs and there are a lot of last minute changes.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2013

The graduate program is relatively challenging and affordable. The major flaw with the system is that it is not built on solidifying its strength and values for the ultimate benefit of the student. For example, I majored in Public Health, which is a great program; however, the school did not put-up more effort to accredit it with the body that will enhance its image. I guess, that is why the total cost of attending the program is much cheaper than any other one I had researched.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I have a 4.0 in this program. The online programs are tough. Hours are different than traditional students (no spring break for example). Technology, at this point, should be changed. For instance, ebooks are only readable on Adobe Reader XI (and only on a desktop computer, so no reading on your Nook, iPad, etc. on the go). It's been difficult to get a hold of one of my advisers. Also, as it's an online school with the traditional campus in Arizona, they have a limited knowledge of what is required for my license in my home state. However, the program is fast, intensive, and heaps a ton of responsibility on the student. As a graduate student you are expected to post a certain number of days a week. I would say it's more difficult than my past classroom setting classes. I do miss listening to others over reading posts.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

So far my school experience as be amazing. They are extremely helpful and very accessible. You have a personal enrollment counselor who is always there for you. The classes are challenging and rewarding. I highly recommend GCU!
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I answered all 10 stars for the campus related ones, ebcause it's my home! i do feel the program is rigorous and that the professors are very knowledgeable. So far they are also very supportive. The courses have been what I expected.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a very competitive program. I enjoy working with people from such diverse backgrounds.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Grand Canyon University is a Private Christian University that provides a well diverse, quality, and affordable education to anyone. I love Grand Canyon and I am proud to be a graduate and student of such a fine learning institution.
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