Grand Canyon University

7,612 reviews
  1. Phoenix, AZ
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Grand Canyon University is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
3300 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Website

Grand Canyon University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$19,761/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,442/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,369/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,249/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,837/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,890/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.780 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.659 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.658 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,482Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
65%
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  • Teachers care, God is present, great experience !
    26%
  • Flexible schedule
    12%
  • Fun and Enjoyable College Experiance
    11%
  • All around excellence
    10%
  • I enjoy what I have experienced at the school
    7%
  • Flexible schedule with facilitators who care!
    6%
  • Reliable
    4%

After Grand Canyon University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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Reviews

7,612 reviews
  • Excellent
    2698
  • Very Good
    3055
  • Average
    1606
  • Poor
    166
  • Terrible
    87
The courses, curriculum, and instructors at GCU are all absolutely amazing! They are a group of incredible human beings from a variety of backgrounds, culturally diverse, various upbringings, and come from all walks of life. They not only support and care about their students, they care about one another, and they care about themselves. They are leaders and they teach their students to be leaders by example. They teach in many different styles, depending on the need of the student. There are tons of courses offered; everything from addiction and family counseling to forensic science to nursing. There are a number of bachelor's programs as well as master's degree programs and doctorate programs available. They offer traditional classes on campus as well as online classes. Both are equally challenging with high quality education and instruction. That's how they produce high quality graduates, who are high quality human beings, become hight quality professionals, who live high quality lives; being in service to others, bringing high quality to all.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
GCU is the best! They not only provide a top notch, state of the art, technologically current education; but, they also provide spiritual growth as well. They do more than educate the mind of each student, but they educate the heart and the soul as well. The instructors give each student an extremely personable experience, yet always remain very professional. They quickly and skillfully address all questions and concerns, help the student in any way they can; all the while they provide encouragement and support to the student, guide them through many challenges, and watch them grow! This university is one of a kind because the entire staff all works together as a whole, creating the richest experience possible, educating each student in order to grow personally and professionally. This university is unique because it is founded on basic Christian principals such as 'be in service to others,' and learning to be "selfless" instead of "selfish." It's education of the whole! GCU not only educates the mind; but, it educates the heart and soul.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
Grand Canyon University, was honestly a great choice. I was extremely hesitant when applying here but once I came out to the campus and I got to experience the actual atmosphere of Grand Canyon I automatically knew that I wanted to go there. The professors are extremely helpful and they are extremely intwined with their students. They actually care about the students and their education. They emphasis actually learning the material that you are learning. Instead of them shoving something that is irrelevant to what your degree program is they will teach what you actually need to know to be successful in your own field of study. Most of the professors also hold content clinics for the students who are personally struggling with the course the professors will hold these study groups to assist the students as much as they can. The atmosphere alone is just beautiful! It is honestly just like a tight knit community everyone knows each other and everyone is nice to each other. We're one big happy family!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago