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An Accredited Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona

Grand Canyon University is a private Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. We offer a wide range of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that you can earn on campus and online. Our dedicated faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

Though we are a Christian university, GCU welcomes students from all backgrounds and denominations. Our mission is to ensure that our students reach their fullest potential and earn a degree. Because of that mission, our dedication and our rich history, we firmly believe that GCU is the only Christian University of its kind. Learn more about GCU today!

Why Live in Phoenix as a College Student

Phoenix is a vibrant city, brimming with opportunity with a growing Millennial population. Residential students on GCU’s main campus benefit from all that Phoenix has to offer. Along with a booming population and job market, here are some of the best traits about Phoenix, Arizona:


Housing affordability1


Millennial population growth1


Job growth in 20182


Wage growth1


Startup survival rates1


Startups overall1

1 Among cities with a population above one million. Retrieved from AZ Big Media, Phoenix overtakes NYC in Top 10 best cities for start-ups, in July 2019.
2 Retrieved from Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix saw second-highest employment growth in 2018 in January 2019.

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