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
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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
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.678 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.677 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,543Undergrads
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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GCU is a wonderful school filled with caring professors, great friends, and lots of fun events to go to. I love living on campus and having access to resources all around me, and having a safe environment to be in. It's a Christian university, which is good if you're a Christian, but I imagine could be awkward if you're not. Another minor issue, that is still annoying, is they don't have a football team, or a super strong music program. However, other majors have wonderful opportunities and resources available, and our basketball season is "lit". So, come on down and be a Lope! You'll be welcomed and helped in every possible way.
I am a freshman at Grand Canyon University (GCU) and cannot imagine being more happy at another university. The primary reason why I chose to go to GCU is because of the faith people share about Jesus. I also wanted to surround myself with those with similar values and principles as myself and people who are willing to courageously share the Gospel. Not only is GCU faith-based, campus is filled with a lot of spontaneous moments and people; for instance, some students are definitely not afraid to wear a onesie in the classrooms. One thing I wish change at GCU is having a roller-skating rink in the department next to the GCU Hotel. Other than that, I am proud to be a Lope, who receives motivation in every aspect of life, everyday!