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
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  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 (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
3300 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$21,168/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,613/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,230/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,563/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,014/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,847/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.678 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.677 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,177Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
74%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.19 responses
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  • Teachers care, God is present, great experience !
    26%
  • Flexible schedule
    12%
  • Fun and Enjoyable College Experiance
    11%
  • All around excellence
    11%
  • I enjoy what I have experienced at the school
    7%
  • Flexible schedule with facilitators who care!
    6%
  • Reliable
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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GCU is a great 4-year. The activities board comes up with fun, free ways for students to socialize, take a break from homework, and just have a genuinely positive time. It is a private, Christian university with stricter rules than many public universities, and they do enforce them. It is a dry campus, meaning no alcohol or drugs are permitted regardless of age, and it has no Greek life. It is truly a place for students who are serious about their education and pursuing their goals. GCU's campus is safe, gated, and patrolled by campus security as well as the Phoenix police department. This is necessary considering that GCU is not located in the best part of Phoenix. It was a conscious decision to settle GCU in this location in order to provide students the opportunity to help the less fortunate and help better the surrounding area. The dorms are new and very spacious compared to many public universities. GCU is the way to go. Lopes Up!
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Grand Canyon University is a welcoming, diverse and unique college. The students and staff are very kind and considerate. I've noticed that the students mix well together and are free to be themselves and take in new people that they will soon create a new relationship with. The campus is very neat, clean and safe which I value greatly. The security guards are kind, but they still are strict to the rules, which is amazing. The atmosphere that GCU has is so different from the rest. The Havocs are very wild and supportive and make very own want to be on a sports team just to be recognized by them or they make everyone want to join their "squad". Grand Canyon University is a magnificant, focused and fun college as I've seen, and I recommend it to any and everyone!
When I started classes at GCU (online) I felt like I had great support team and it was easy to reach out when I needed to. About the beginning of the third year that support was gone. Two name specifically Renee Ryder and Jennifer Brown (Student Service Counselors) were gone. They were great by the way! I do not know where they went and probably never will. I started being contacted by my current Student Service Counselor and there has been very little help or direction provided by this person. I have not heard from a Student financial Advisor in at least a year. I have read several review and have found other students who have experienced this. I am in my fourth year and am struggling to get through this. Giving up is not a choice as that is not in my worth ethic. Financing may be what puts thing on hold. Please do your homework! I thought I did, but up until the this year when I was so heavily invested it turned for the worst.