Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 518 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

4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros definitely are the interaction and relationships of students. Each student learns form one another and is required to respond to each other's posts, leaving each student an opportunity to learn and grow from others, which is one of the biggest parts of learning in my opinion. However, teacher interaction or standards for word aren't always challenging or what I felt a graduate program level standard should be. Sometimes it just felt too easy.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Grand Canyon is an excellent university because I am able to be a full time employee, mother and a full time student as well. I will be able to reach my dream of becoming a Special Education teacher at the same time doing my normal life. I feel very supported by the university staff as they are always willing to help and guide me in the right direction. The instructors are awesome an the lessons are well planned and right at target with my degree program. I have nothing to say but good things about Grand Canyon University and I am so glad I picked them to continue with my education. If someone is interested or has the passion to pursue their dream of obtaining a bachelor degree, Grand Canyon University is the right choice.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are accessibility of program and odds of completion. Drawbacks are access to internships and scholarships is minimal.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2011

Completing a Master of Art in Teaching was very beneficial to me because I expanded my knowledge base significantly and was also better at my "craft"; which is teaching. I learnt new and current teaching strategies and methodologies which I was able to share with my colleagues. It was a very time consuming program, but through hard work and dedication I completed it within 14 months. There were a few challenges which i had to deal with; as it relates to the availability of research materials and the fact that most of the text were in the e format, so during the hurricane season it was difficult to get access if there was a power outage, strong winds or even a hurricane.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is excellent for those whom are working full time. There are alot of paper and discussion board posts but no tests or finals which is awesome! I havent enjoyed some of the teachers, some seemed lazy others seemed snooty. None seemed to be on track and very educated. But its all about self teaching yourself
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I do not attend ground classes, so questions about the campus do not apply to me. My experience at Grand Canyon University has been invaluable. I have learned so much and stretched my knowledge beyond what I had imagined.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013

The pros of my graduate program, that it is designed for the full time working individual, very computer friendly, and staff is mostly supportive. The cons of the program include, the time difference of the school, reaching the advisor sometimes can be a challenge, and the documentation of how financial aid is divided can be confusing.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Grand Canyon university is very clear and consice when your attend each individual course. The classes are very organized, all the materials you need are either sent to you via email or they are within the class portal. You have 8 week to complete each course and discussions & assignments are due the same time every week so that you don't get confused or forget to do homework. The discussion are great because they relate to the readings for the week and they also have research and personal input that is including in them. Which makes the discussions really interesting. The advisors are very great with communicating with you, calling and checking in with you for documents, classes and financial obligations you have and they are quick to call you back. You also have access to your professors through email and phone. I just really enjoy the steadiness yet clarity at this university. It was the best decision by far that I have made in order to further pursue my career in education!!!! I would recommend this Grand Canyon University to anyone who has a bust schedule and are wanting to further their education!!!
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The best pro is that it is an online college allowing me flexibility to work full time, work part-time, and attend the graduate program full-time. I would like greater academic challenges and opportunities to take classes concurrently; however, the program is designed to be successive, therefore, each class builds upon the last eliminating the option to take multiple classes simultaneously.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The staff at GCU is great. They are very supportive and give lots of encouraging feed back. So far my experiance has been great.
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