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Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University. is a college. Located in Arizona, which is a city setting in Arizona, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 46,297 full time undergraduate students, and 29,537 full time graduate students.
The Grand Canyon University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 353 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Grand Canyon University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at GCU are considered Selective, with ,246% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Grand Canyon University.
368 Students rated on-campus housing 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
241 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
380 Students rated campus food 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
431 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.
432 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 66 % gave the school a 5.0.
424 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.
425 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
434 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.
446 Students rated Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyons staff made my online learning experience worthwhile. However, if you’re not Christian and let that be known to other classmates you get treated differently. I do know that GCU is a Christian school but, you have to expect that there will be non Christian students who don’t deserve to be discriminated against.
Grand Canyon University is such an amazing school. I have had so many opportunities, even though I have only attended one semester of school. As a freshman, it is recommended that you choose the housing that is the most inexpensive, but requires you to live with 5 additional people. It has allowed me and my roommates to grow out of our shells, as we were all a bit shy. We had people to hang out with and relate to, and after a long day of classes and activities, we were able to unwind and relax with them.
Professors here are amazing as well. Class sizes are extremely small compared to some community college classes I've attended, and I feel like I was able to connect to my professors, and with my classmates as well.
There are many options for food, as well as on campus jobs. If you needed, you wouldn't even have to leave campus. Everything you could need is just within a short distance walk.
Another great thing about GCU is the campus culture. The events are mostly student run, and everyone is so inviting and wants you to be involved. They make me feel like I truly belong and matter, which is why I love Grand Canyon University.
It is such a fun place to be. It is very community filled and that is what I love. People are super friendly. There are so many ways to get involved. It is easy to access staff. Learning here is way better than anywhere else. I highly recommend GCU.
Grand Canyon University was a fun college to go to. It labels itself as a private Christian university, but a significant portion of the students are not religious or belong to a different religion. I made great friends there and enjoyed the academic side of my degree. I also became very involved in the theatre program and had a lot of fun helping put together shows. However, I would not recommend this school if you're not Christian. They say "everyone is welcome," but especially if you live on campus religion is pushed on you.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Grand Canyon University is 56%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I'm not sure the person I was as a high school senior would have given the person I am now the time of day, because I wasn't interested in school then. But if I could have such a discussion, it might go like this: "Lynn, the time will come when what and how you want to study will be available; keep your eyes open for that opportunity. It will happen when you least expect it, and when it doesn't seem possible to attend school, learn the material well, and get the grades you deserve--but you need to know that it is possible, and it will happen for you. Even though you will care for family members with disabilities and lose at least one parent before it happens, that will only be a temporary detour on yoru journey. You have the power to leave this world better than you found it, and when you find the right place and time to get the education you want, take a chance on yourself and don't look back. You can do this. You will do this."
How you never know what is going on and that everything is online.
Grand Canyon University is a private Christian school where noone is afraid to be themselves.
Most of my classmates are hard working, focused, and determined as most of them also work full-time and have families to take care of like myself.
I wish i would have listened to everyone else who kept telling me to stay focused. My first year I was surrounded by temptation. I strayed off course and my studies fell behind. I was an honor student in high school but I ended up failing my first year of college due to partying. I started a different school the following fall and aced my schedule. I had to leave school a year before graduation due to financial instability. Now I am 29 years old trying to finish up my degree online when I should have already graduated.
Someone who like smaller sized campuses, and probably christian.
I consider the feeling of acceptance is the best thing about Grand Canyon University. The moment I walked onto the campus I felt accepted, no matter what skin color or walk of life you came from. Once you were on campus you were one of their own. It was an amazing feeling that can't be traded for anything else in the world. It is truly a one of a kind campus and faculty.
My advisory team and the librarians. My advisors keep me focused and invest their time and effort on mye personally. The librarians have helped me a numebr of times to find the one reference I absolutely need and cannot find, and always have answers for me in moments. Between them It's like having a full team of experts assisting me with keeping my studies on track and on topic. All this in addition to the professors and tutors who help with any challenges I have in the classroom.
This university has a strong Christian based environment. It would probably not suit anyone who is not a Christian or interested in learning about Christianity.
What I find unique about Grand Canyon is that they do not pressure you to become a Christain just cause they are a Christain based university. They are very welcoming and want everyone to feel at home if they are out of state. The school in general turns no on down and tries to help you with whatever questions or problems you have. The programs offered there are very efficent and will end up helping you in the long run.
Empowerment of the student; an affordable private university education; superior support. GCU has the best librarians to assist with research, excellent enrollemnt and academic advisors, and outstanding professors ready to help students to excel.
In all honesty I dont find anything to be frustrating. I feel the school is still building to become a better campus for its students and future students so that they feel safe and welcomed. The olny thing that is kind of a damper on the school is that the neighborhood is not the safest but the school makes sure to keep it secured 24/7 for our safety.
The academics are very interesting.
I absolutely love going to GCU, the class sizes are a lot smaller than ASU or NAU for sure it gives the student a lot of one on one time with the teachers. The professors are always willing to help out and open their schedule to meet with you. The people there are also very kind and my adviser is so helpful every time I have a question.
The main stereotype that other individuals in my community believe about online schooling is that it is not actually a school and that the students are wasting their time and money attending a school in this online manner. This stereotype is not accurate because as long as the University is accredited the students are not wasting their time or money in attending an online University.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
99% of students
attending Grand Canyon University receive some sort of financial aid.
42% were awarded federal grants.
While 71% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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