Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 530 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
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4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

I'm an online student so some of the above do not apply to me.
3.83 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

PRO: the most amazing support system I have witnessed and empowering professors CON: Wish i could have most interaction with the professors, but this is an online program
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I believe the program to be relevant to my future career field. As a veteran educator, I feel that the topics covered so far have been helping to better prepare me for the type of teaching position I will seek. The instructors have been knowledgable and are always available if you require some additional assistance. Becoming enrolled was very easy and the advisors have been very helpful in making sure that I was comfortable with all that is involved in working in the online environment.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Grand Canyon University offers a fantastic online program. The workload is not overbearing and can easily be completed while working full-time. I was specifically impressed with the ability to obtain a student teaching site within my preferences. The placement specialist asked for a list of three schools in my area that I would be interested. She secured a placement at my second choice. She was very helpful in working with me to meet my preferences. I am very happy with my overall experience at Grand Canyon.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

GCU is a great place to get your education. The discussions are pertinent to the subject. Fellow students are supportive and willing to help one another to achieve their very best. If you have a question, there is someone you can ask at anytime. I am thankful I have been a part of this journey at this institution and I know my future is bright.
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