B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

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Test Scores and GPA for Grand Canyon University

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
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.666 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.665 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%
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.7 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 713 responses
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  • Teachers care, God is present, great experience !
    26%
  • Flexible schedule
    12%
  • Fun and Enjoyable College Experiance
    12%
  • All around excellence
    11%
  • 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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Grand Canyon University Reviews

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Grand Canyon University is an amazing accredited school! The student life is lively, the courses are rigorous, the staff/teachers are motivated, the dormitories are inviting, and the school spirit is seeping out of every crevasse and pore. Every walk of life is welcomed at this school, regardless of race, sex or religion, which gives every student a priceless sense of belonging. GCU is a place where thousands of people proudly can call their second home, which is a critical reason why I adore this school so much. The campus offers delicious dining options and easy-to-use meal plans. Additionally, the facilities and buildings at Grand Canyon are consistently being updated and renovated with new additions and better modifications being installed each year. There is always a lot of construction going on, which tends to be annoying, but is truly a good thing because it lets me know that our campus will become even better.
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Grand Canyon University is an exceptional school that provides a positive atmosphere and institutional effectiveness which further en chances the students overall college experience! The school offers a wide variety of opritunities for students and allows for exclusive mentorships and networking events that distinguish the school. Overall, Grand Canyon University offers an environment that is exclusive to them. The leadership, dedication, and efficiency is imbedded into every aspect of their institution. Only at this university one is guarenteed to discover their purpose!
I can not think of a better college for me than Grand Canyon University. The professors are very knowledgable and have a great amount of actual field experience, professors also teach the classes, not the teacher assistants like at most colleges. The class sizes are relatively small which allow the professors to get to know their students, and they truly care about their student's education. The atmosphere at GCU is unlike any other college I have heard of. There's an abundance of clubs and intramural sports for students to join and become involved with the school. GCU offers many academic scholarships, and the dormitories and apartments available are of great quality. With most of the campus being fairly new there are very few problems that arise. Lope country is the best country and I am so thankful that I have chosen Grand Canyon University!