Phoenix, AZ 85017
Open Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Class Hours: Vary based on location and class. Please contact your enrollment counselor for a list of class schedules.
As a private Christian university, Grand Canyon University is home to a thriving campus community in Phoenix. With more than 160 academic programs across eight colleges, GCU caters to both traditional students with campus-based degree programs and
working adults through convenient evening and online learning options.
Both our in-person and online classes involve engaging interaction with classmates and individual attention from instructors who care about your success. Whether you're a traditional student or a working professional, you are part of our campus community. Enjoy exclusive student benefits, cheer for the Lopes on Game Day, walk in your commencement ceremony and more!
In fall 2014, GCU welcomed more than 10,600 students to its 179-acre campus. Never a dull moment, student activities include concerts, barbeques, dances, pizza parties and movies on the lawn.
College sports are big on campus. GCU Arena was expanded for fall 2014 as home to the Lopes men's and women's basketball teams, major concerts and other events. GCU joined the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in fall 2013 with 22 Division I sports, the most of any school in Arizona. Our teams continue to exceed expectations during their first seasons in Division I.
GCU offers several modern fitness facilities across campus. Papago Apartments is home to the largest student fitness center, which offers advanced cardio and strength training equipment as well as the Sanctuary inside the Student Recreation Center. To unwind, students can visit Thunderground at Thunder Alley, which boasts a six-lane bowling alley and live music venue.
There are also plenty of on-campus dining options. The Student Union features an extensive, all-you-can-eat cafeteria with eight different stations including a Mongolian wok and salad bar. Other food options include popular eateries like Subway, Chick-fil-A, Qdoba, Peet's Coffee & Tea and more.
Student housing demand continues to grow with the student body. As of fall 2014, GCU has eight suite-style residence halls and two on-campus apartment complexes (Papago and North Rim). Our campus also boasts three resort-style swimming pools, perfect for lounging and soaking up the Arizona sun.
Four new suite-style residence halls are currently under construction and are scheduled to open in fall 2015.
Our available programs span eight distinct colleges and continue to grow rapidly to stay ahead of fast-changing future employment demands. Our new engineering, science and information technology programs are focused on preparing exceptionally competent graduates to enter the dynamic and highly competitive workforce of the 21st century. A new campus "home" for STEM programs is scheduled to open in fall 2015 with full construction of the building estimated to be completed in fall 2016.