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

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.
3.38 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

The experience at GCU has been good overall. I've encountered many instructors that care even on the graduate level, which is helpful to career development. The cohort classes are long, but worth it. I can't wait to graduate in the next 6 months!
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013

I returned to school after 15 years of RN experience gaining my BSN, and then my FNP. One of the biggest reasons I chose GCU was because I liked the idea of not having to take an entrance exam to get into the grad program, and I found the online BSN program fit perfectly into my work and life schedule. The graduate program is completely different. It requires a huge amount of time, and even after stating that I feel it still lacks in the hours required for clinical training. A big problem for me was finding my own clinical sites. Although the school helps to find a clinical site, it is not guaranteed, and the student is expected to search at least 3 locations and fill out a request for assistance to find their clinical locations. This was problematic in my pediatric rotation, because the locations I found did not cover well-child exams, and I got no experience in that skill. Some of my classmates could not find adequate pediatric clinical locations to gain the skills required on the final clinical evaluations. Moving from the RN role to the provider role is quite a challenge (especially with now almost 19 yrs experience), on many levels. Another key skill I had to learn and research on my own was "presenting a patient", which was expected of me when being precept-ed by MDs. MDs are accustomed to hearing presentations of patients by medical residents, and when I was not able to present at the level of 3rd-4th yr. medical residents I was working with, I found my confidence level sink. Overall I still like GCU, I like the campus, atmosphere, and most of the nursing faculty are highly recommendable. This school does have over a 99% first-time pass rate on the boards (the other main reason I chose GCU).
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

The pros of the graduate program include being able to complete the program in 2 years, having an assigned academic counselor and financial advisor, and support from the university. The cons of the graduate program include some of the instructors being inconsistent, some of the class information needs to be updated, and some of the instructors are spread too thin. The university does a great job at getting feedback from the students and making an effort to make improvements.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

The current graduate school I am attending is Grand Canyon University. I love Grand Canyon University because the quality of the lectures and the quality of the discussion forum questions are the best I ever encountered. For example, the discussion questions are very easy to understand and it provides flexibility. Moreover, the instructors are very helpful and their very consistent with grading scales. The other pros of my graduate program are the accessible of the financial advisers and the academic counselors. They always answer my questions clearly and very concisely. The technology is very easy to understand and help and the friendliness of my classmates are very topnotch. Fortunately, there are no cons because of the religious background of the school. I would recommend this school because there is a valuable requirement for success in this school.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Grand Canyon University's online education is challenging. The flexibility is great.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm looking forward to continue my education in Psychology with GCU. I truly believe that this university will stand by its motto of "find your purpose."
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

This is the best program experience that I have experience at the graduate level. So grateful and thankful for Grand Canyon University!!!
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