Grand Canyon University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Proprietary

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Arizona


Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is Arizona's private university. The prestigious Christian university is regionally accredited and recognized as offering some of the best online education programs in the nation by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business, Technology & Learning Magazine, Online Education Database (OEDb), and more. GCU offers online and campus-based bachelor, master's and doctoral degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Doctoral Studies and College of Fine Arts and Production. GCU emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergrad students as well as the working professional.

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Total Students: 22025
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Faculty: 52

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 424:1
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Contact Information

3300 W Camelback Road
Phoenix Arizona 85017


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Main Phone: 800-800-9776

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Admissions Contact:
(800) 800-9776

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Athletics Contact:
Keith Baker
Director, Athletics
(602) 639-6054

Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Applicants with 24 or more transferable credits from an accredited, GCU-approved college, university, or program may be accepted to the University if they have an unweighted GPA of 2.25 or above. With less than 24, a minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The University generally accepts courses from accredited, GCU-approved colleges, private Christian universities, universities, or programs provided the work is not of a highly specialized nature and a grade of C or better is earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
GCU will accept a maximum of 90 hours of transfer credit, no more than 84 hours of which can be lower-division in 120 hour programs; or a maximum of 98 hours of transfer credit, nor more than 83 hours of which can be lower-division in 128 hour programs.

Test Scores for Applying:
You must submit official standardized test scores if you have less than 24 transferable credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
You may be asked to submit letters of recommendation if you do not qualify for admission with the minimum academic requirements.

Essay(s) required:
You may be asked to submit an essay if you do not qualify for admission with the minimum academic requirements.

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There is no application fee to apply.

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