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

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Grand Canyon University

Cost

Net Price
$19,775/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,688/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,648/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,302/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,974/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,119/ 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
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.670 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.669 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,177Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
64%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.11 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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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
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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Grand Canyon University Reviews

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Grand Canyon University is an amazing accredited school! The student life is lively, the courses are rigorous, the staff/teachers are motivated, the dormitories are inviting, and the school spirit is seeping out of every crevasse and pore. Every walk of life is welcomed at this school, regardless of race, sex or religion, which gives every student a priceless sense of belonging. GCU is a place where thousands of people proudly can call their second home, which is a critical reason why I adore this school so much. The campus offers delicious dining options and easy-to-use meal plans. Additionally, the facilities and buildings at Grand Canyon are consistently being updated and renovated with new additions and better modifications being installed each year. There is always a lot of construction going on, which tends to be annoying, but is truly a good thing because it lets me know that our campus will become even better.
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GCU is a very special school. It is in a very poor neighborhood, but you don't feel that way when you are on campus. Everything is clean, the campus is well protected, and the school spirit is electric. Amongst the huge diversity on this rapidly-expanding campus, the student life is amazing and never fails to get people plugged in and feel valued. There are plenty of ways to give back to the community, join various student-led organizations, or attend a thrilling sports event on home turf (not to mention the nursing program, which is top notch...seriously). This school shows much promise for the future. Just look at the amazing alumni that come out of this place!
First of all... LOPES! For the school being newer, students at GCU have great school spirit. The environment is so positive, and people in general are incredibly nice. When I first applied, I was assigned an Admissions Advisor who has been with me every step of the way. I was unsure whether I even wanted to go to GCU, and he helped me compare with NAU and ASU. He looked for as many scholarships as he could and really got me set up for my attendance, and it was so smooth. He was supportive, non-judgmental, didn't pressure me when I was still undecided, and was super personable. My Academic Counselor has been great, and the Online program for Business Management has been very user friendly. You're also able to test out of classes which saves so much time and money! Ultimately, this is such a great school and I highly recommend it's awesomeness!