Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 528 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: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently still attending GCU. I have had some major set backs with my daughter's health. GCU Staff and Instructors have been influential in my educational career assisting in tutoring, guidance and emotional support. With my daughter's health and subsequent medical procedure's I fell behind and was unable to finish a course because my time was spent between my oldest daughter that was in the hospital, work and my youngest daughter who is just over 2 years old. My guidance counselor and instructors were so very helpful in assisting me in meeting what goals I could and have given me the chance to begin again to finish my Master's as well as cement a solid future for myself and my children, who I will encourage to attend GCU as well! It is a fabulous, Christian Based school that leads students in their quest to fulfill a faith based life and career. I would recommend GCU to anyone who asked.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University is great for online education. The classes are easy to navigate and a fair amount of work for those working full time like I am. An online degree is completely doable from GCU. If I ever need anything I know that I can rely on my assigned student services advisor.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA in Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University has allowed me, as an active duty member to obtain my Bachelors degree and pursue my Graduate degree. The instructors are knowledgeable and always willing to take the extra time out of their schedule to assist the students. In addition, the student advisors are very helpful to adjust the students class schedule to meet their busy schedules. GCU is an excellent school that I highly recommend.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2001

Grand Canyon University has been a very welcoming college, even with me pursuing my degree online. My counselor and advisor are in constant contact with me to make sure I understand everything that is happening. They have helped me to navigate the online system, answered my questions, and have help me with my financial aid. I recommend this college to those who are looking to further their education by using an online college.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

I have been pleased with the advising from the counselors at GCU and they have always made themselves available when needed to reach them for questions and/or advise. I have felt the course outline and material covered has been helpful and comparable to the what has been being covered. I would highly recommend GCU to others who are pursuing their degree.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Grand Canyon University is a great university. I would highly recommend this university especially the doctoral program because of the integration of the dissertation into the curriculum. That way there is no scramble at the end to do the entire dissertation, it gets completed while you are still in classes ideally finishing at the same time your classes end or slightly there after.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University is one of the only schools that has aloud me to continue to work full time and pursue this degree online. I knew that this is what I wanted to do but had a very difficult time finding a school that would be a good fit for my schedule. I was originally going to attend on campus but when my work schedule changed, they were happy to convert me to the online program. They take the time to train you to navigate their online platform, check in on you regularly to ensure you are doing well or if they can be of more assistance should you need it. They also have great tutoring services both on campus and online as well! The enrollment advisors are great and very helpful. However, the financial aid office is not great at helping you pursue scholarship opportunities once you start classes. If you are military affiliated, they do give you a scholarship to start that is good for your entire degree plan as long as you do not take a prolonged leave of absence so I did give them 4 stars for that!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University is a school that someone can call a home. It's not just for education. It's a place where you can go and be friends with your professors and classmates. It's different than just a typically university where as theirs thousands of students. GCU has a smaller class of students and everyone who needs help can get hep when needed. It's a small school that is getting bigger everyday. If you live in the Phoenix,AZ area you will see how they are creating more and more building down the road. Lastly, Grand Canyon is a school that will reach to a national level one day for their education. The sports at the school will get better and better now since basketball is transitioning to NCAA D-1 level. Also, if you love soccer as much as I do, then you'll enjoy the HUGE SOCCER FIELD THEY HAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CAMPUS. Grand Canyon is a place where I can call home. Ether you are doing your education online or in person. You will always have someone there when you're in need.
3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Although Grand Canyon University is a Christian-based institute of higher learning, their student demographic draws on a variety of backgrounds. During my studies I had classmates of nearly every imaginable political, social, and religious stripe. This provided for some interesting dialog when discussing psychological concepts and theories which in turn contributed to a deeper understanding of a given topic's subjective nature. Course instructors were, for the most part, competent professionals in their field who made reasonable efforts to assist students in their success (granted, there were rare exceptions to this, as could be expected in most any university). Although the degree I earned does not prepare for independent licensure, it is a solid foundation broadly applicable to a variety of industries, resulting in a career change for me upon graduation. While the occasional spiritual aspects that tend to work their way into conversations may be a turn-off for some, keep in mind that not only is this a Christian university at its heart but also exposes the non-religious to a representative sample of a large percentage of society, granting unique insight regarding how a good number of Americans view and approach problems. Definitely recommended!
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2010

This college has been wonderful in helping me to reach my goal in obtaining my Master's degree in Reading Teacher Education. They have gone above and beyond in helping me to apply, find funding, and are available for any questions that I may have. The counselor that I am working with is also there to help me in scheduling of classes with the promise of help with classes, if needed.
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