College Deliberately: Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is a very large, private for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes culture, religion and career located in the city of Phoenix, AZ. It is known for Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management and Special Education and Teaching.

Grand Canyon University

place 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
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web Web: https://www.gcu.edu/
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Grand Canyon University Higher Learning Commission Accredited 1968-01-01 2027-08-31
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Student Centeredness

1.9 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Bachelor’s degree
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Grand Canyon University is in NCAA Division I without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Baseball Men’s 34
Soccer Men’s 33
Soccer Women’s 30

The complete list of sports at Grand Canyon University is available for members.

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Tuition for Grand Canyon University is in the 40.5 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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