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What is Grand Canyon University Known For?

GCU Students smiling and doing the "lopes up" hand signal

By Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business

What is Grand Canyon University known for? The list could potentially be endless! However, if we had to narrow it down, we’d say that GCU is most known for:

  • Christian values
  • Campus community
  • High-quality online degrees
  • NCAA Division I sports teams
  • New STEM degree programs
  • Helping to revitalize West Phoenix

Check out more information about a few of these areas to see what makes GCU stand out.

Christian Values

Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier private Christian college with a deeply rooted biblical mission. The university is committed to its Christian beliefs, values and practices within the context of a missional community. As a missional community, GCU welcomes students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and walks of life.

GCU’s community is largely united in following and sharing the love of Jesus Christ through selflessness and service. You have the opportunity to join in a variety of activities, from weekly Chapel services to global mission trips. You can also participate in community outreach projects.

If you are interested in studying theology, GCU offers degree programs in areas such as Christian studies and worship arts.

Campus Community

If you ask students what they love most about GCU, many will say the amazing campus community. Small class sizes help you connect with peers and faculty, while campus resources help you get the real college experience. GCU’s main campus is rapidly expanding, and has recently added two state-of-the-art STEM buildings, residence halls, dining options and more!

High Quality Online Degrees

GCU’s online degree programs provide a high-quality education to nearly 60,000 students from around the world. Study online to earn your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in education, business, liberal arts, nursing and more. Join our innovative digital classroom, connect with full-time online faculty and enjoy complete access to GCU’s main campus community.

Grand Canyon University’s online degree programs give dedicated students the opportunity to further their education at times that work best for their schedule, while staying connected with classmates and faculty.

To learn more about the variety of unique opportunities at Grand Canyon University, visit our website or contact us today by filling out the form at the top of the page!

About Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Digital Marketing Assistant

Jessica Meyer is a senior at Grand Canyon University. She was raised in Tucson, AZ, but recently moved to Phoenix to attend traditional classes at GCU. Jessica is majoring in marketing in the Colangelo College of Business. It is her first and last year studying at the main campus, and she wishes her time at GCU could last longer! She loves GCU so much, that she hopes to continue to work for GCU’s marketing department after graduation. When she’s not studying or working on campus, she likes to practice and perform with her dance team and spend time with her friends and family.

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