Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 527 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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

I've always believed in the saying "the cream rises to the top." That thought is certainly true at GCU. Although most for profit schools are upon difficult financial times, GCU has found a way to rise above and continue to provide a excellent education for it's students. The school mascot is an antelope, and the motto of the diverse student body is 'rise up.' That motto is carried across all facets of the school. You see and feel it everywhere! Not only in the education you receive, but the friendliness of the staff and instructors. I would definitely recommend furthering your education at GCU!
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University offers a wide range of classes and the opportunity to attend a physical campus or receive your education online. For online students like myself, it allows us time to work full time while pursuing our education. I find the classes engaging, applicable to current issues, and not too overwhelming with the workload.
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Degree: Substance Abuse Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty is absolutely amazing. They offer personal insight and professionalism in everything they do in the classroom. Student base is varied and this also gives an added perspective to learning. Student advisor and financial staff are second to none. I have been offered two positions based on my academics and school reputation. This absolutely is the best place to further ones education.
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

Pursuing a graduate degree was a personal goal of mine for several years while on active duty. I found a degree plan that was perfectly suited for me at Grand Canyon University. My younger sister was the person who introduced me to the program after her completion of an undergrad degree. The university provides several different options to pursue a degree that will fit within a schedule of a young working professional. My program allows me to focus on one credit at a time at a pace that is supported by the fact that I'm still serving in the military. The professors and other students have provided me with several different personal perspectives about leadership styles and organizational behavior that will benefit me and the people I manage throughout my career. I still communicate with my admissions advisor to schedule future classes that work within my schedule and can monitor my progress and my anticipated graduation date directly on my student portal. I have already referred another service member to this school and would continue to recommend it to anyone interested in a degree.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University is an excellent choice for a privatized Christian university and was less expensive than I realized it would be. When I started the program I had a decent amount of the tuition in my bank account already and the advisement team worked flexibly with me to ensure a payment plan that would work for both of us. My program, along with the majority of nurse practitioner degrees, was entirely online which complicated learning difficult concepts or subject material. I will be starting the clinical didactic portion of the program in six months and the advisers have been a great assistance in ensuring I have everything lined up appropriately for placement.
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Degree: Web Design
Graduation Year: 2016

Several times throughout my degree program, I was humbled by the entire staff and faculty's committment to student success. While a distance learning degree always has its frustrations and is never perfect, despite those hiccups, I always had instructors and advisors always willing to step up and overcome alongside me. The Christian atmosphere of the school helped keep me grounded while in my studies, and it opened doors for meaningful conversations with instructors without the fear of being mocked.
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

I have received excellent customer service from GCU and the professors have been great in preparing the curriculum as well as their commitment to the students. I would highly recommend Grand Canyon University to other students and peers. I have received excellent services and has met the requirements that I was looking for in an online education.
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Pursuing my master's degree via online classes through Grand Canyon University was the best decision for me. It allowed me to log into class on my own time. I currently have a full time job, while working on completing my degree. The teachers are very helpful and fairly easy to get in contact with. The student services staff check in with you before the start of any new class and sometimes in-between just to make sure things are going well. The students are very friendly and professional as well. We have weekly discussion questions and everyone, whether they agree or disagree with another student's opinion, is very respectful.
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

I really enjoy the online Master's program at GCU. All my professors have been very attentive and really try to help you understand what you are learning. The students constantly encourage each other and give useful feedback. I feel like I am getting valuable knowledge from each class I got through.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

GCU has a very good education program. Having known other teachers for many years (my wife graduated a year after we got married), I can say that this program is not the best, but it is still worth the money. GCU had many levels of accountability and support to facilitate greater learning and preparation for a career or advancement in teaching. It helps that the books are digital and included in the cost.
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