7,669 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 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

7,669 reviews
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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.
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!
If looking for a good exciting college experience, GCU is recommended for anyone! Yes it is a Christian university, yes it was amazing programs! Does not matter your major, everything is available for future jobs, training, and other opportunities. Something that should be taken into consideration of changing will be the way the finances are taken care of and as well the counselors on ground. They tend to just want to contact you when they need something done, however when you are in need, they are a little hard to contact.