Welcome to Grand Canyon University

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Welcome to
Grand Canyon University, Arizona’s premier private
Christian university. Founded in 1949, GCU remains committed to building on its prestigious reputation as an educational institution dedicated to serving students,
community, the greater good, and God. GCU’s academically challenging,
values-based curriculum develops students into critical thinkers, effective communicators,
and responsible leaders. The University’s faculty are experts in their respective fields, committed to individual student success. GCU delivers unrivaled quality and value, with more than 190 academic programs across nine distinct colleges in high-demand employment areas. Take the next step in becoming ready for the workforce of the
21st century by earning your Bachelor’s, Master’s,
or doctoral degree from GCU. Within our progressive
Colangelo College of Business, ethics, servant leadership,
and entrepreneurism are the cornerstones of the curriculum. Our industry-leading hospitality program provides hands-on experience in management of high-level venues, including
our Lope House Restaurant, GCU Hotel, Canyon 49 Restaurant, and the 7,269-yard GCU
championship golf course, designed by famed PGA
architect John Fought. STEM is the future, and
GCU has answered the call of industry demand to develop
innovative new programs across engineering,
computer science, and IT. The fast-expanding College
of Science, Engineering, and Technology recently
opened a new state-of-the-art STEM building for hands-on learning in biomedical engineering, cyber security, and other cutting edge areas. In 2016, the College will
open a second STEM building, measuring over 142,000 square feet. The new GCU recording studio is a 1500-plus square foot
state-of-the-art space for digital recording,
production, and editing. Led by the College of Worship Arts’s chart-topping artist instructors, students are using their
gifts to share God’s message around the globe and here at home. Speaking of home, GCU’s 218-acre vibrant Phoenix campus
features new residence halls, a 7000-seat GCU arena, resort-style swimming pools,
popular dining options, including the picturesque
boulevard known as Lopes Way, and a brand new, one-of-a-kind, 6000-seat soccer stadium. Students participate
in a number of worship and mission opportunities, NCAA division one athletic programs, and theatrical and music productions. The University is growing rapidly. GCU has over 15,000
students on its main campus, with plans to grow that number to 30,000 within the next five years. GCU’s online student body
also continues to expand, with nearly 60,000 students
from around the world. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering degree programs online. Students participate in
innovative digital classrooms, connect with full-time faculty, and enjoy complete access to
our Phoenix campus community. More and more families across the nation are taking advantage of GCU’s unique investor-supported
model, which incorporates public investment to make a
private Christian education affordable. Along with competitive tuition rates, GCU offers generous renewable scholarship and grant opportunities. Grand Canyon University
is here to help students find their purpose. To learn more about all that GCU offers, please contact your advisor today, or visit

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