Grand Canyon University

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world rank  525

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Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a for-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Phoenix (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Arizona. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Grand Canyon University (GCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 71 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. GCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym GCU
Founded 1949
Motto Find Your Purpose
Colours Purple and white

University Location

Address 3300 W Camelback Road
Phoenix
85017 Arizona
United States
Tel +1 (800) 800 9776
Fax +1 (602) 589 2861

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 3300 West Camelback Road, Dept M100
Phoenix 85017
800 800 9776
800 800 9776

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Grand Canyon University's Library
Grand Canyon University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 38,391 physical volumes, 1,633 physical media, 21,717 digital/electronic medium and 148 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Grand Canyon University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 12,052 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1968


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

iTunes U

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Open Education Global

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