Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 535 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

1.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros - price and accommodation - small class size Cons - Not particularly good teaching
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: -Good graduate school - Materials are accessible for each class -Discussion questions -Most teachers respond to my concerns instantly Cons:- Hard to get in contact with financial counselors and acadmic counselors -
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

I am enrolled in a cohort with a group of women that I know well. There have been some issues as I am sure many students have and GCU has been involved in rectifying the issues. The Tempe campus however, feels much more distant than it should. I do not feel a part of the GCU community.The campus staff has not made students feel apart of GCU. It is quite expensive and I loved the idea of being an alumni, I just wish they would do more for the students off campus.To give you an idea of what I mean, our campus is a call center for GCU with a small number of classes. Parking is mainly for staff as is everything else. It also seems that they have had trouble securing relevant facilitators. Looks as if there is a strong need for educators in this field and I am willing and ready to fill that gap!
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Some of these categories do not apply since I am attending the online program. I do enjoy the school so far. The only issue I am having is that I am unable to rely on the school to assist in placement for field experience. I know there are difficulties as I am in a different state from the campus, but it makes it hard to comply with the program. Otherwise, the classes are extremely interesting!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Implementation of LoudCloud still present some problems because is a new system. There are features not functioning well. My current instructor lacks efficiency and takes long time to return grades and respond.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in General Psychology online program is excellent so far. The faculty and staff are always available to discuss questions or concerns and make frequent check-up calls throughout the duration of the program to answer any questions students may have. I have only taken two classes so far, but the online navigation is user-friendly and discussion engagement is highly emphasized, leading to challenging and insightful discussions that reinforce the reading material and many written assignments.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

The program was very informative and challenging. Most of the instructors were very helpful and knowledgeable and responded quickly when I had questions or was confused. The program was easy to follow and each course helped me further my knowledge about the subject.
1.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

Grand Canyon University's online program has provided me with a great deal of knowledge about the field of counseling. I felt relatively prepared to begin my internship and work directly with clients. I had a foundation of the primary theories and techniques, ethics, and cultural competencies. The professors were always prompt in answering questions and I felt that the assignments were related to the subject matter, as well as what to expect in the field. However, GCU does not meet the requirements of licensure in my state, Michigan, and as far as I know, they have not alerted any students in my state of this. I am going to have to look elsewhere to get the required classes met and pay more in tuition, without getting reimbursement from GCU. Additionally, the support staff - academic and financial advisers - are terrible. Advisers are intermittently changed and often do not return emails or voice mails within their 24 hour turn around. I would be forced to talk with multiple advisers, who would provide differing responses.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros to being an online student is that you can work full-time and attend graduate school full-time as well, and complete your work on your own time. The con is that you must be accountable for your own readings, work, and participation in your online classroom. That can be a con for an individual that is not well versed in time management.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The support offered a Grand Canyon University is absolutely awesome. You recieve every opportunity to be successful in your course of study.
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