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Grand Canyon University
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  • 4 Year
  • PHOENIX, AZ

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

3300 W CAMELBACK RD
PHOENIX, AZ 85017
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
From Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, nonprofit, private Christian university. GCU provides affordable, transformative higher education and is dedicated to serving students, the community, the greater good and God.

GCU’s nine distinct colleges offer more than 200 academic programs, including over 150 online programs. As of fall 2018, approximately 20,500 ground students are expected to attend GCU’s vibrant, growing campus. Decades of experienced leadership deliver flexible online education for more than 75,000 online students who need the convenience of independent learning. For working professionals, on-campus evening classes are kept small and meet once per week.

GCU is proud to be ranked as the No. 7 Best College Campus in America by NICHE 2018 Best Colleges. Also, the four-year graduation rate for traditional students has climbed to 58% for the 2014 cohort.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$21,332 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,933 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
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. 810 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 809 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Social Work

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Social Work (Non-Licensure) program offers a diverse set of courses aimed to increase the understanding of human behavior. This program concludes with a capstone course, in which students integrate and apply previous learning through the creation of a project to reflect their knowledge and skills.

Online

Online Programs Offered
38
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
38
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    17%
  • On Campus
    16%
  • Online
    68%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,406 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
40,591
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 90 responses
  • Outgoing
    42%
  • I'm an online student
    37%
  • N/a
    6%
  • typical
    4%
  • kind
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%
  • Arrogant
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 151 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 151 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 857 responses
  • Teachers care, God is present, great experience !
    29%
  • Flexible schedule
    12%
  • All around excellence
    12%
  • Fun and Enjoyable College Experiance
    10%
  • I enjoy what I have experienced at the school
    7%
  • Flexible schedule with facilitators who care!
    6%
  • Reliable
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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