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Grand Canyon University Arizona

You can succeed. Brilliantly. We will help you. We've been at this for more than 55 years. GCU is one of America's best private universities for providing real academic excellence. That means real jobs in the real world where real Christians make a difference.

Academic Reputation

Grand Canyon University is committed to providing you with sound academics and faithful, personal attention from caring faculty. Our professors are visionaries, which means you'll learn how to incorporate your faith with the discipline you pursue.  

United States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsWith four colleges and more than 60 academic programs to choose from, Grand Canyon University offers a solid education for students entering practically any field. The curriculum is demanding, which means you'll stretch your talents and perfect your skills.

Consistently mentioned by US News and World Report and the Student Guide to America's 100 Best College Buys, the Canyon education will engage and enrich your mind, heart, and spirit

Christian Environment

"'For I know the plans I have for you, ' declares the Lord.   'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for hope and a future. '"  Jeremiah 29:10 - 13

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At Grand Canyon University, you'll be a part of a student body that comes together through mutual faith to actively seek the Lord's plan. You'll experience the celebration of faith at weekly chapel meetings called 'The Grand Celebration'

through our campus and community ministries, and on mission trips.

Get Involved

The college experience encompasses more than just attending class.   At Grand Canyon University you will have the opportunity to get involved on many levels.

  • United States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsOoze Ball - Annual Mud Volleyball Competition
  • Annual Banana Party
  • Intramural Athletics
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Festivals
  • Concerts
  • Carnivals
  • Coffee Talk
  • Participate in Clubs and Organizations


International Students

Grand Canyon University is looking forward to receiving your international application. GCU is a Christian university with more than 4, 000 full time students, so each person receives individual attention instead of being lost in a sea of faces. GCU welcomes a diverse group of students from many language groups.

Each year, they converge on Phoenix, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.  

Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, is located less than 200 miles from the breathtaking Grand Canyon National Park, 400 miles from the cool Pacific Ocean and only 150 miles from our neighboring country, Mexico. The weather is very warm, the skies are bright blue, and the people are friendly. What could be more perfect? 

The International Student Organization at GCU is made up of both international and American students. Through this organization, students set up a network of friends for life. They encourage each other, plan events on campus, organize outings off campus, help each other with school work, share understanding about the US and its citizens, and teach others about their countries.

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, Judeo-Christian university offering bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing, education, business, science and the arts. Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (

www.higherlearningcommission. org ; 312-263-0456).


Grand Canyon University

Office of Admission

3300 West Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ 85017

Cindy Rabenstine

Director of Admission

1. 800. 800. 9776

or 602. 589. 2855