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Grand Canyon University

General Information

For-profit institution
 

Year founded: 1949
Affiliation: Christian, nondenominational
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,693
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Website

http://www.gcu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissionsground@gcu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: August 25
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Karilyn Van Oosten
Admissions office telephone: (800) 800-9776
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 25
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $100
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Neither required nor recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 0 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 0 N/A
Total academic units 11 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: N/A
Overall acceptance rate: N/A
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 26%
Total applicants: 3,837
Total acceptances: 1,016
Total freshman enrollment: 477
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: N/A
Male acceptances: N/A
Male freshman enrollment: 164
 
Female applicants: N/A
Female acceptances: N/A
Female freshman enrollment: 313
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 37%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: 66%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 15%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 31%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 13%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 - 560
Math: 440 - 510
Combined: 890 - 1070


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 4.3%
600-699 11.1% 4.3%
500-599 37.8% 41.3%
400-499 46.7% 45.7%
300-399 4.4% 4.3%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 12%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 18 - 23


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 24.0% N/A N/A
18-23 54.0% N/A N/A
12-17 22.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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