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Grand Canyon University
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  • 4 Year
  • PHOENIX, AZ

Report Card

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

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Grand Canyon is an above-average for-profit, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 22,293 undergraduate students. The Grand Canyon acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 45% of students, Grand Canyon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,400.

About

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

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.

GCU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$21,644 / 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
$10,225 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 830 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 906 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 905 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    20%
  • On Campus
    13%
  • Online
    66%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,293 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
43,577
Undergrads Over 25
53%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 186 responses
  • I'm an online student
    30%
  • Outgoing
    28%
  • Welcoming
    16%
  • kind
    9%
  • typical
    5%
  • nice but judgmental
    4%
  • N/a
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 247 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 247 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 953 responses
  • Teachers care, God is present, great experience !
    30%
  • All around excellence
    11%
  • Flexible schedule
    11%
  • Fun and Enjoyable College Experiance
    10%
  • I enjoy what I have experienced at the school
    8%
  • Flexible schedule with facilitators who care!
    6%
  • The teachers actually care
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 8 responses

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