Grand Canyon University: Narrative Description

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3300 W Camelback Rd., PO Box 11097
Phoenix, AZ 85017-1097
Tel: (602)249-3300; Admissions: (602)589-2855; Fax: (602)589-2580; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 90-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $5.4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $21,749. Total enrollment: 4,113. Faculty: 274 (97 full-time, 177 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 823 applied, 69% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 10 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,327 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 282 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 14 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 30% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Retention: 76% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $21,630 includes full-time tuition ($14,500) and college room and board ($7130). Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Fleming Library with 75,905 books, 82,561 microform titles, 1,174 serials, 404 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $258,654. 119 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Phoenix College

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