Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 521 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • 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

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

It's an online program and allows me to work while continuing my education. It's relatively easy to get into the school, no hoops to jump through. They make the process smooth. No cons that I have encountered.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program no unnecessary courses. Great curriculum. Loud cloud can be upgraded.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Advisors are awesome. Their customer service skills are great. They take the time to listen and also call you before and after each class seeking feedback about my experience. Some of the instructors are hands-off but for the most part the instructors add value to the online learning experience by sharing their knowledge and asking probing questions.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

A difficult course load but I'm learning a lot of new concepts.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The PRO's of the grad program at GCU are that the university is Christian, there are advisors available any time. There are online chats for support with library or tech support. The online class environment is better than most in class work environments I have been in. The only CON so far is the cost is not easily covered.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

I love being in an online program, it helps with my busy schedule. I like that I am able to call in to speak with my enrollment counselor however contacting my class instructor or my academic/financial counselor is another beast all together. It can be kinda difficult to make contact with these two individuals as they are very busy individuals. I am still quite new to the program as it is only my second out of ten classes but I think this just makes it so that I have a fresh perspective on the school and program. I think the program is very informative if you know where to look for information however it can be quite difficult to contact people if you live outside of the Arizona time zone. Anyway, overall it is a great school and program.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my degree would be that you gain the ability to do research but the cons would be you have to really know someone who have taken the doctoral journey and have successfully completed their works so that you can get help along the way or move to the campus so you can get the assistance needed.
1.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cognitive Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: The program is available online. Cons: No scholarships are available. High Tuition cost.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: 1) Online classes offer flexibility for non-traditional students. 2) Academic advisors are top-notch and make themselves available within a reasonable time. 3) Excellent student portal and learning system. Cons: 1) More tutoring options are necessary for online graduate students - especially whiteboard sessions for online graduate-level students. 2) Career services, interviewing etc. are available for local students and is top-notch, but should be advertised more.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

GCU on line was convenient and challenging. I have been able to apply what I learn to my job as a chemical dependency counselor. The work load at times was great, considering the classes are only 8 weeks long. However, would not have changed a thing.
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