Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 516 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

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4.75 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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.
1.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

It provided a rigorous program that provided me with the skills and knowledge needed to go out into the workforce. It did not provide enough career support upon graduation.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I love that I take one class at a time and that in each class the teacher logs in and participates nearly everyday. I like that the online program requires the student to participate in discussions and turn in assignments on specific days each week so the work can never pile up. The support from the teachers as well as the administration is over the top. The one improvement I think they could make is to make all of their material more compatible with tablets and iPads. The program is well worth the investment.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program are many because I have the opportunity to help many individuals as well as changing their lives. With right guidance I am capable of guiding them in the right direction as well as capable of teaching my patients how to learn new skills in their life. I am excited to know that as a professional counselor I can make a difference in people's life. I honestly don't see many cons and the only one that I can think about is stress. This profession can become stressful because as a counselor I need to learn how to cope with my stress as well as my patients' stress and issues. The right candidate for this profession is able to balance stress and separate professional from personal life.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

I love the online classes and accessability to the discussion forums no matter where I am. I like working at my own pace but having the stability of knowing when my assignments are due. The staff is always readily available and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The program is fast-paced yet offers instruction that is engaging and valuable. I have some trouble working in collaborative groups with the online classes because it is hard trying to get with group members to complete assignments. Also, some members may not have the work ethic I do and that is frustrating when my GPA is involved. I hope that GCU will soon create an app that is capable of allowing students to answer discussion questions in the forums. Otherwise, my experience in this program is pleasant and memorable!
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: competitive tuition, Ease of technology use, accessibility of staff Cons: Lack of scholarships available to graduate students
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