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

3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

My experience at GCU has been outstanding. The instructors, professors, and other academic staff are excellent and very knowledgeable. They communicated often with the class and made sure you were receiving all the information needed to transition in to the work force of your choice.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I have really enjoyed my graduate program thus far. I am a full time online student and despite all my concerns in the beginning I have yet to be let down or discouraged. My courses are interesting and well paced, my professors are knowledgeable and readily available to me and each student participates and encourages one another. While I do miss a classroom environment sometimes and the campus comradery I enjoyed during my undergrad I do appreciate the freedom and the ability to continue working full time that being an online student allows.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I am a first time fully online student so I am feeling the challenges of taking online classes and balancing them with teaching, working on my other certifications, and coaching. It is very challenging but I am very excited to see where I go with this. I think that GCU really provides great support from it's staff and for the programs that it has. I get phone calls from my advisor and professor to see how I am doing and if I need any help. I feel really welcomed and that I am able to truly learn in this environment.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

A lot of mistakes was made with my financial aid which came out the last few weeks of school before I graduated.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Flexible course start times. Supportive faculty and staff!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of a graduate program are that an individual can grow professionally and the personally. The cons of a graduate program are that it gets expensive and that many tiimes a person does not get paid enought when the graduate program is finished.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I love the GCU Graduate program. it is the best and most helpful online graduate program I have attempted.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program is that I will be able to teach children which is something I have always dreamed of doing as a career. I will also be prepared for all the challenges that may arise during my teaching because of Grand Canyon University Online. I have no cons about my program thus far.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Some pros to being apart of Grand Canyon University's online community is just that- It is a community! The colleagues I began my journey with are the same group that are keeping me motivated, enlightened and eager to progress to the next course. By interacting with the online community I am gaining insights and perspectives from my others and I am becoming comfortable expressing my ideas, opinions and highlighting areas that I need to gain a better understanding of without feeling judged or stupid. Some cons to this program include the amount of group work-- almost every course, the number of times required for full credit when logging onto the online community, and lastly, the type of system the college uses for the community (Loud Cloud). Its user friendly however, it is not compatible and frequently has glitches. Overall, the faculty and staff and more than willing and dedicated to see their students succeed!
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

tough, required a lot of work but it is manageable
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