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Tuition & Fees

$25,474

$25,474

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
36%
300-399
28%
500-599
29%
400-499
57%
300-399
14%
600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
36%
300-399
28%
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
52%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
49%
12-17
26%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
67%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 770
Declined + 14
Total Received 784
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Private (nonprofit)

1,921

undergraduate students

67

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 6251
ACT 1316

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School Facts

Grand View, founded in 1896, is a church-affiliated university. Its 35-acre campus is located in Des Moines.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,988
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Des Moines, IA

35-acre campus in Des Moines (population: 207,510); branch campus in Johnston. Served by air and bus; train serves Osceola (35 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Grand View University
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
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
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
36%
300-399
28%
500-599
29%
400-499
57%
300-399
14%
600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
36%
300-399
28%
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
52%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
49%
12-17
26%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
67%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 15
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

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 770
Declined + 14
Total Received 784

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Ryan Thompson
Director of Admissions
P: 800 444-6083
F: 515 263-2974
admissions@grandview.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,236,834
State $4,469,002
Institutional $9,662,336
Other external $229,126
Total $17,597,298

Non-need-based

Federal
State $94,427
Institutional $2,023,191
Other external $151,603
Total $2,269,221

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Conference
Mascot
Vikings
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics
Art Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Church Music
Clinical Nurse Leader
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Digital Media
Elementary Education
English
Graphic Design
Graphic Journalism
Human Services
Individualized Program
Journalism/Public Relations
Kinesiology/Health Promotion
Liberal Arts
Management Information Systems
Mass Communications
Multimedia Communication
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Nursing Education
Organizational Leadership
Organizational/Technical Studies
Paralegal Studies
Photography
Physical Education
Political Studies
Psychology
Public Relations
Secondary Education
Social Work
Spanish for Career Professionals
Sport Management
Sports Management
Studio Art
Teacher Leadership/Urban Education
Theatre Arts
Theology
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Undergraduate

97%

1,921
students

Female
55%
1,048

Male
45%
873

Graduate

3%

67
students

Female
67%
45

Male
33%
22

undergraduateFull-time

85%

1,634
students

Female
54%
880

Male
46%
754

undergraduatePart-time

15%

287
students

Female
59%
168

Male
41%
119

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: September 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

92

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

Not Reported

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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