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Tuition

$24,550

$24,550

not including room and board

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 802
Declined + 874
Total Received 1,676
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1  :  13

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Professions
  2. Education
  3. Business Administration
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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, on the Missouri border, 75 miles south of Des Moines.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,222
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Other Christian
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Codes

SAT 6249
ACT 1314

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

1,495

undergraduate students

727

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
22%
400-499
38%
300-399
28%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
16%
500-599
32%
400-499
32%
300-399
16%
200-299
4%
30-36
8%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
24%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
49%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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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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Lamoni, IA

169-acre campus in Lamoni (population: 2,285), 75 miles south of Des Moines; branch campuses in Centerville, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines and in Independence, MO. Served by bus; airport serves Des Moines and Kansas City; train serves Osceola (30 miles). School operates transportation to airport 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
72%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
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
14%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
22%
400-499
38%
300-399
28%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
16%
500-599
32%
400-499
32%
300-399
16%
200-299
4%
30-36
8%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
24%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
49%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority 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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 802
Declined + 874
Total Received 1,676

Admissions Contact

Kirk Bjorland
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 866 GRACELAND
F: 641 784-5480
admissions@graceland.edu

Cost

Tuition $23,180
Room & board $7,890
Additional fees $350
Books & supplies $1,020
Total $32,440
Average Financial Aid - $18,973
Total with Avg. Aid $13,467

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,973

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,911,612
State $644,423
Institutional $6,811,398
Other external $255,531
Total $10,622,964

Non-need-based

Federal $47,743
State $3,939
Institutional $3,183,648
Other external $119,686
Total $3,355,016

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Mascot
Yellowjackets
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Art/Studio Art
Art/Visual Communication
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
Basic Sciences
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Ministries
Collaborative Learning/Teaching for K-12 Educators
Communications
Computer Science/Information Technology
Criminal Justice
Differential Instruction
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Family Nurse Practitioner
Film/Theatre/Performance Studies
Fitness Administration/Management
Health
Health Care Management
Health Services
History
Human Services
Instructional Leadership
International Studies
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Nurse Educator
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Organization/Leadership
Physical Education
Psychology
Publication Writing/Design
Recreation
Religion
Religion/Philosophy
Sport Management
Web Design
Wellness Program/Management
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Undergraduate

67%

1,495
students

Female
58%
866

Male
42%
629

Graduate

33%

727
students

Female
86%
625

Male
14%
102

undergraduateFull-time

79%

1,187
students

Female
55%
647

Male
45%
540

undergraduatePart-time

21%

308
students

Female
72%
219

Male
28%
89

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

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 Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

92

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • 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 34
Countries most often represented Canada
Colombia
French Polynesia
Mexico
Serbia
Venezeula
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ruma Mariteragi
International Admissions Counselor
641 784-5384
maritrgi@graceland.edu

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