Tuition & Fees

$28,110

$28,110

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
20%
400-499
53%
300-399
19%
200-299
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
22%
400-499
50%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
19%
18-23
47%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
24-29
27%
18-23
40%
12-17
33%
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
53%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,181
Declined + 1,259
Total Received 2,440
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Private (nonprofit)

1,446

undergraduate students

784

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Professions
  2. Education
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 6249
ACT 1314

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Fun Facts

  • Graceland University Coach LD Weldon trained two athletes to achievement in the Olympic Decathlon: Jack Parker (Bronze, 1936) and Bruce Jenner (Gold, 1976).
  • Graceland University graduate Jeff Criswell was offensive tackle for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, and Kansas City Chiefs over a stretch of 12 years.
  • Graceland University graduate Teresa Carpenter received the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1981. One of her winning stories, published in the Village Voice, was about an institutionalized psychiatric patient who killed his wife on a three-day pass.

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School Facts

Graceland, founded in 1895, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 169-acre campus is located in Lamoni, IA, near the Missouri border, 75 miles south of Des Moines.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,230
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Other Christian
Accredited by •  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Lamoni, IA

169-acre campus in Lamoni, IA (population 2,404) 75 miles south of Des Moines. Served by bus; air serves Des Moines and Kansas City; train serves Osceola (30 miles). School partners with TransIowa to offer shuttle service to/from these two airports for major holidays and at beginning and end of school year.

Graceland University
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140-1698

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
20%
400-499
53%
300-399
19%
200-299
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
22%
400-499
50%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
19%
18-23
47%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
24-29
27%
18-23
40%
12-17
33%
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
53%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,181
Declined + 1,259
Total Received 2,440

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Scott Briell
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 866 472-2352
F: 641 784-5480
admissions@graceland.edu

Cost

Tuition $27,500
Room $3,300
Board $5,180
Additional fees $610
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $37,840
Average Financial Aid - $22,282
Total with Avg. Aid $15,558

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,282

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,922,196
State $869,415
Institutional $10,540,422
Other external $321,435
Total $14,653,468

Non-need-based

Federal $25,266
State $7,104
Institutional $2,228,966
Other external $94,570
Total $2,355,906

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Heart of America Athletic Conference (HEART)
Mascot
Yellowjackets
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Agricultural Business
Art/Graphic Design
Art/Studio Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science/Information Technology
Corrective Exercise/Performance Enhancement
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Curriculum/Instruction in a Quality Classroom
Curriculum/Instruction/Collaborative Learning/Teaching
Differentiated Instruction
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Family Nurse Practitioner
Health
Health Care Management
History
Human Services
Instructional Leadership
International Studies
Liberal Studies
Literacy Instruction
Management in a Quality Classroom
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Organizational Leadership
Physical Education
Psychology
Publication Writing/Design
Recreation
Religion
Religion/Philosophy
Social Media Marketing
Spanish
Special Education
Sport Management
Technology Integration
Theatre
Theatre/Film
Web Design
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Undergraduate

65%

1,446
students

Female
59%
847

Male
41%
599

Graduate

35%

784
students

Female
85%
670

Male
15%
114

undergraduateFull-time

80%

1,166
students

Female
56%
652

Male
44%
514

undergraduatePart-time

20%

280
students

Female
70%
195

Male
30%
85

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

34%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

trimester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 21
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Egypt
Kosovo
Nepal
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kevin Brown
Director of Admissions
641 784-5149
brown@graceland.edu

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