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

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

7,697 reviews
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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!
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Grand Canyon University is a great private Christian University! The spiritual growth of everyone there is amazing, and all the professors work their hardest to help us; for example, the have a learning lounge which is always open to students who need help with their academics. I love the atmosphere there and our safety is their top priority having tons of campus security all over campus, and a guard at every entrance. However, I will say all of the restaurants there are very unhealthy and they have no official dining hall, they charge for the use of their washer and dryers, and provide the students who live on campus with nothing, not even a fridge, only the bed, desk, and other furniture. Overall, it is a great school and I do not see myself at any other institution.
I am currently an online student through Grand Canyon University, and I love it! The classes are seven weeks each and teachers are more then willing to help answering any questions. The amount of religion and academics discussed equal each other out in the class room. Most colleges have councilors that are hard to get ahold of however, at GCU they actually call you every once and a while to check up on you. The councilors are there for support and care for you one hundred percent. I would recommend Grand Cannon University to any one I have truly loved my experience with them.