Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 535 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

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Grand Canyon has been incredibly supportive and a good way to start on-line education. The classes have not been as rigorous as I experienced in a brick & mortar school but have provided opportunities to learn at my own pace.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

I take online classes so transportation and campus safety do not apply to me.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The online program has been easy to navigate. I have found the teachers to be very helpful and supportive.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The only reason for the lower star rating is that I am an online student and could not rate the qualities of campus life. In regard to my actual academic program, I certainly felt that my courses provided relevant material that will help in my professional development. All topics covered are issues that are currently being faced in today's public school system. The instructors in each class were extremely available and most gave extensive feedback. The assignments were explained well and provided a very good overview of the daily teaching experience. I would be hard pressed to supply a negative comment as I feel this has been a totally worthwhile endeavor.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

GCU online university is well worth it to a working professional
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I do not have answers for questions that require my being on campus. Overall, I have felt included and challenged with every course and have developed good relationships with fellow students.
1.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

An easy-to-use online experience. The courses are taught by professionals in the field. The workload can be heavy at times, but it is manageable (I am a working mother). Professors are accessible and friendly. Assignments are easy to turn in, and requirements for posting and responding to other students are fair. Classes are offered one at a time, and are intensive/condensed for 8 weeks, rather than having several classes at a time that last a semester. This is great for being able to focus on the topics individually. However, the intellectual level has been low so far, and the program is not particularly challenging... although I am still only in my 4th class.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Undoubtedly, the diversity of the adjunct and local staff professors is one of the greatest and most challenging aspects of GCU. Each professor, hailing from different educational background, as well as from different parts of the country, often, makes for a constant change in the learning environment and in the educational level of each course. This assures the student a high level of education and preparedness for real-world, occupational successes. I truly appreciate the heart of each of the professors, as they strive to bring value to the learning experience and to instill core values that translate into each student's career, so well.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are that Grand Canyon provides a well planned Graduate program at an affordable price when comparing others, staff is very friendly and available. Cons are you don't have that the classroom interactions with Instructors and classmates face to face , all communication is done online in chat discussions. I'm a Counseling major so I enjoy viewing individauls responses when interactions . It provides deeper insight to how they feel and whats not being said verbally when communicating.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

GCU has a vibrant counseling program. The professors are leaders in the profession and bring vast knowledge about best practices for counselors. I had been in 3 other graduate programs; however, GCU staff encourages and walks with students so they are successful and finish well. I highly recommend GCU.
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