Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Excellent Academic Advisor support Quality Residency Qualified Instructors/Professors Reasonable tuition cost Cons: Difficulty connecting to other students due to distance
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Here are the major benefits of attending GCU online: 1. Ease of access to the online classroom. 2. Faculty and Support Services are very accomidating and help with my hectic work schedule. 3. Course work is very engaging and applicible to my current work environment. 4. Log in anywhere you have an internet connection. Because my job is on the go, I can be in the classroom anywhere. Here are some things GCU can improve on: 1. More video resources in the lectures to provide commentary on current events that reveal theortical frameworks described in text books.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Grand Canyon University is an excellent school. From the moment I first applied I have been guided by the counselors and instructor. The pros of the program are the curriculum, workload, and quality of educations. The only con I have at this moment is that I do not live near the college so I do not get to experience campus life.
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