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GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY - [GCU], PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Phoenix, ArizonaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1949Established Year
  83284Enrollment

Grand Canyon University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

The Grand Canyon University, located in Arizona was established in 1949 in Prescott. Later, in 1951, the University was shifted to Western Phoenix. The University is ranked at 99th position in terms of best colleges for education in America out of 790 colleges by Niche 2020 rankings. It gained full accreditation by the commission on the institution of higher education in the year 1968. Initially, the university was Baptist-affiliated and was owned by the Arizona Southern Baptist convention. Thus, they focused on religious studies only. Later on, the university became self-owned by the trustees. Grand Canyon University offers programs in more than 200 academic areas of study and over 150 online courses.

Grand Cayon University Rankings

  • Ranked 42 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked 6 in Best College Dorms in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked 19 in Best College Campuses in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked 29 Best College Food in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked 33 Best Online Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked 67 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America by Niche in 2020.

Highlights

Establishment Year1949
Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Total Enrollment90,253
Types of Degrees offeredBachelors/Masters/Doctorate
Student-Faculty Ratio20:1
Acceptance Rate73%
Student-Retention Rate66%

Grand Canyon University Campus

Grand Canyon University Campus

The University has a luxurious campus of more than 250 acres area with essentials such as state-of-the-art GCU Stadium and GCU hotels, and loop shops. The university has over 70 students clubs and organizations, with 22 learning communities that provide a learning platform for like-minded people.

Moreover, they have a department of spiritual life which offers the students various religious services such as Bible studies, and mission trips. The University is ranked at 19th position for having the Best college campus in America by Niche 2020.

Residence Facilities at Grand Canyon University 

Residence halls, as well as apartments, are available for students at GCU campuses. The residence halls are available in Acacia, Camelback, Canyon, Chaparral, Cypress, Ironwood, Juniper, Ocotillo, Prescott, Saguaro, Sedona, and willow with the cost ranging between $1,925 to $ 2,600. Apartments are located in Agave, Antelope, Cactus, Diamondback, Encanto, Jerome, North Rim, Palo Verde, Papago, Roadrunner, Sonora, Ponderosa. 

The students also need to choose a meal plan from various options available. For students who need an accommodation during summers, summer housing is provided. The rent is quite moderate and includes facilities such as the internet, electricity, and cleaning.

Programs offered at Grand Canyon University

The university offers over 200 courses including bachelor degree courses, dual degrees, BS programs, Masters’s degrees, and over 150 online courses as well. Bachelor degree courses are available in fields of business management, engineering, and technology, criminal justice, governance, and public administration, language and communication, medical study and sciences, nursing and health care.

Grand Canyon University also offers a golf management degree, BS in behavioral sciences, and a master’s in psychology. The university also promotes sports by offering various courses in the sports domain.

Master’s degree courses are available in various fields. Some popular courses are masters of Arts in Christian ministry, Masters of Arts in history, and Master of business administration. Doctoral programs are offered as Doctor of education, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of nursing practice. 

Top Programs in Grand Canyon University

ProgramsFees Per Annum
BSc Applied Business Analytics$16,500
BSc Computer Programming$16,500
BSc Information Technology$16,500
MBA Sports Business$15,930
MBA Finance$15,930

Application process

International students who want to seek admissions at Grand Canyon University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

How to Apply: The candidates seeking admission must register and apply online on the official website of the university.

Application Fee: The university charges no application fee. 

Basic Admission Requirements: The admission requirements vary according to the course selected. However, English language proficiency proof is mandatory. 

Cost of attendance 

The cost of attendance includes expenses of tuition fees, housing, books and study material, personal expenses and everything one needs while studying in university. The approximate costs of living are mentioned in the table below. All the expenses are in dollars and are annual charges.

ExpenseCost ( in USD)
Annual tuition fees16,500 USD
Accommodation2700-5100
Books and study material800
Personal expenses5700

Scholarships and Financial aid for international students

Grand Canyon University offers student loans and various scholarships for international students to study in the US. Online application and submission of transcripts are required to avail the scholarships and loans. Some of the scholarships awarded by the university are:

  • Priority registration awards- The scholarship amount varies between 125 USD - 800 USD according to the number of students eligible for the award. It is renewable annually up to 8 semesters.
  • Grand Canyon University awards- the scholarship offers $ 1000 to Arizona residents and 250 USD to out of state new students.
  • Canyon Christian school Consortium awards- the scholarship gives $4000 to students living on-campus and 1000 USD to students living outside the campus.
  • CSET awards- This award is available to those candidates who are enrolled in computer science, information technology, computer programming or engineering courses in the University. The awards amount is 500 USD and is given annually.

Alumni

The University has some very famous people as their alumni. Candy ransom, Tim Salmon, Efrain Escudero, Chad Curtis, and Horacio llamas are some of the notable alumni on the list. 

Students aspiring to become one of them should contact the university officials. A number of attractive benefits and activities are offered to the alumni of the university.

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Grand Canyon University Overview

Institution TypePrivate
Student Population122158
FAFSA Code001074
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$16,500 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTSCheck Detailed Score-6- -
Reading-5.5--
Listening-5.5--
Speaking-5.5--
Writing-5.5--
TOEFLCheck Detailed Score-78- -
Reading-18--
Listening-17--
Speaking-20--
Writing-17--

Grand Canyon University Acceptance Rate

66.9%

Acceptance Rate

32734

Total Applicants

122158

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

26.7%

Male

73.3%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program66.9%
Total Applicants105253
Total Enrolled70436
Graduate
Graduate Programs66.9%
Total Applicants77288
Total Enrolled51722

Grand Canyon University Enrollment

Enrollment
Grand Canyon University Enrollment122158
Undergraduate Enrollment70436
Graduate Enrollment51722
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate41.1%

Attendance Cost

$16,500

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$16,500 / Year
Post Graduate Program$17,250 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,550 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$5,700 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,550 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,700 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,700 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$5,700 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
8062077487287229

College rating

based on 4 students ratings

8.8/10

8.3/10academic
8.8/10infrastructure
8.5/10placements
8.8/10faculty
9.8/10extracurricular
8.5/10accommodation

Reviews

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Ariana pellerin, UNITED STATES Ba in history for secondary education
Grand Canyon University
Current student , Batch : 2021
10
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

AMAZING GCU

I wanted the best accredited online college. Every post I saw was about how amazing Grand Canyon University was. I put in a form for more information and not even five minutes later I got a call from someone giving me information and letting me ask questions. We also got me applied. There was no application fee or anything. I chose Grand Canyon University over other colleges like King's College in New York and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Louisiana because it was so much more convenient and affordable for me. I graduated from Lafayette High School in the top 10-15 % And I do believe that Grand Canyon University came to me when I needed it to. It has definitely been the best experience of my life so far. Everyone there is so helpful when it comes anything that I have questions about. And they are constantly checking on you making sure that you are okay.


Course Curriculum - 

I think it's very good. I just wish the classes lasted a bit longer so that I can really get into detail about the information I am learning.

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faculty
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infrastructure
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Aquila, USA Bachelor in biology
Grand Canyon University
Current student , Batch : 2022
8
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

LOPES UP

They provide a free trip to visit the school and spend the night. The trip includes airfare, room, and board. This trip allows you to see the campus even if you live far away that you might not have been able to do otherwise. The dorms and apartments are a lot nicer than many other colleges. Gcu is a private Christian college but very affordable which put it high on my list.


Course Curriculum - 

It's not so good and not so bad. It is average.

6 /10
academic
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faculty
9 /10
infrastructure
9 /10
accomodation/food
7 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
10, Sep 2019 read more
D
Dominique, USA Elementary eduacation
Grand Canyon University
Current student , Batch : 2020
9
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

DOM GCU RECIEW

The top two reasons I chose this school was because it's a Christian school and affordable. Being a Christian is a huge part of me and I wanted to attend a school that helped me keep my faith close.


Course Curriculum - 

It's great! The curriculum is relevant to what we are being taught. I have switched my major and found that the curriculum is consistent across the board. I don't have the thought where I am wondering when I would use the information.

10 /10
academic
10 /10
faculty
8 /10
infrastructure
9 /10
accomodation/food
8 /10
placement
9 /10
extracurricular
12, Mar 2019 read more
A
Alexa, USA Biology
Grand Canyon University
Current student , Batch : 2019
8
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

GCU IS GREAT BUT IT'S GROWING TOO QUICKLY

Close to home and heard a lot of good things about the community on campus. I wanted somewhere where I knew my faith would grow and also where I could have independence. I had a lot of friends who went here too so that helped.


Course Curriculum - 

The curriculum is good for the most part but sometimes I feel like it might be a little too easy or surface level. For a college, a lot of work is just busy work. I would prefer to have less work and more exams.

7 /10
academic
8 /10
faculty
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infrastructure
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accomodation/food
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07, Mar 2019 read more
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