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Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

At A Glance

Main Address

3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017-3030

www.gcu.edu

Admission Office

3300 West Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ 85017-8562

(877) 533-7017

Fax : (602) 589-2017

campusadmissions@gcu.edu

Contact : Sarah Boeder

Executive Vice President

Type of School

For-Profit

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 4331

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 41.0%

Total undergraduates : 49,556

In-State Tuition : $17,800.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $17,800.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 41.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 57.0%
Education : 15.0%
Business/Marketing : 11.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 7.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B D M
Business/Commerce, General B
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance, General B
Hospitality Administration/Management, General B
Management Science B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General B
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Sciences, General B M
Information Technology B M

Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B M
Education, General M
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs B
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision M
Educational/Instructional Technology M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
Music Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education M
Secondary Education and Teaching B M
Special Education and Teaching, General B M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels D M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor M

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B
Engineering, General B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician B

English Language, Literature & Letters
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Critical Care Nursing M
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management B M
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor M
Nursing Administration M
Nursing Practice D
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician B
Public Health, General M
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling B M

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B D M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Psychology
Psychology, General D

Public Administration & Social Services
Community Organization and Advocacy B
Human Services, General B
Public Administration M
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science B
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies M
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management B
Forensic Science and Technology B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies M
Religious Education B M

Visual & Performing Arts
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General B
Cinematography and Film/Video Production B
Dance, General B
Digital Arts B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Graphic Design B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

95 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Unique Facilities : cadaver laboratory

Very Large City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 49,556

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : --

Graduate enrollment : --

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : No alcohol, drugs, weapons, drug paraphernalia, spice or candles allowed. Smoking allowed outdoors only.

Student Newspaper : News, Notes & Antelopes

Student Newspaper URL : http://news.gcu.edu/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 53.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 40.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Lopes

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division II

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Financial aid counseling

On-campus daycare

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Writing center

Learning center

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Considered

Level of Applicant's Interest

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT or ACT

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Admissions based on graduation from high school (or GED) and academic potential demonstrated by 2.25 GPA or standardized test scores. Any student willing to uphold the University's vision and mission and who is open to possibility of spiritual as well as intellectual development is encouraged to apply.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Certain restrictions apply to these programs. Credit will only be given when it does not duplicate credit previously earned and is not for a course more elementary than one for which the student has earned college credit. CLEP credit will be given only for examinations completed after July 1965.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Foreign Language

0

1

English

0

4

Math

0

4

Science

0

3

Science Lab

0

1

Social Studies

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

6

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

6

--

All

Art History

3

6

--

All

Biology

3

8

--

All

Calculus AB

3

3

--

All

Calculus BC

3

6

--

All

Chemistry

3

8

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

6

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

--

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

--

All

Environmental Science

3

3

--

All

European History

3

6

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

7

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Latin

3

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

Music Theory

3

6

--

All

Physics 1

3

3

--

All

Physics B

3

6

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

Psychology

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

--

All

Statistics

3

3

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

2

--

All

United States History

3

6

--

All

World History: Modern

3

6

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

60

4

College Algebra

50

3

English Literature

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Chris Linderson

Financial aid office phone : (800) 800-9776

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$17,800.00

$17,800.00

$17,800.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$17,800.00

$17,800.00

$17,800.00

Room and board:

$7,800.00

$10,400.00

$1,600.00

Books and supplies:

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,400.00

--

$2,400.00

Transportation expenses:

--

--

$1,600.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$29,200.00

$29,400.00

$24,600.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$29,200.00

$29,400.00

$24,600.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 84

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

High School Transcript

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Applicants with below standard record admitted on probation, course load limited to 12 hours, 2.0 GPA required to continue. Applicants with at least 60 semester hours of transferable credit and 2.0 GPA admitted without condition.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $17,800.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $7,800.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,400.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser