Graceland University

Lamoni, IA

Graceland University

Lamoni, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$31,320

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
540
25th
440
75th
540
25th
480
75th
26
25th
14
75th
23
25th
16
75th
26
25th
15
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,716
Declined 805
Total Received 2,521
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Private

1,119

undergraduate students

807

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Graceland University, founded in 1895, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 170-acre campus is located in Lamoni, IA, near the Missouri border, 75 miles south of Des Moines.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,926
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Other

Social Networks

170-acre campus in Lamoni (population 2,267) 75 miles south of Des Moines. Served by bus; air serves Des Moines and Kansas City (118 miles); train serves Osceola (30 miles). School operates transportation to airport for major holidays and at beginning and end of school year.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community

Graceland University
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA
50140-1698

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • Graceland University Coach LD Weldon trained two athletes to achievement in the Olympic Decathlon: Jack Parker (Bronze, 1936) and Caitlyn 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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
31%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
540
25th
440
75th
540
25th
480
75th
26
25th
14
75th
23
25th
16
75th
26
25th
15

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,716
Declined 805
Total Received 2,521

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Completion of college-preparatory program

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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

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
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

86%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$22,076

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,650
Room $3,630
Board $5,810
Additional fees $670
Books & supplies $1,320
Total $42,080
Average Financial Aid - $22,076
Total with Avg. Aid $20,004

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,308,852
State $790,151
Institutional $11,255,595
Other external $257,589
Total $14,612,187

Non-need-based

Federal $27,159
State $4,037
Institutional $1,634,444
Other external $64,318
Total $1,729,958

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 866 472-2352
F: 641 784-5242
myfinancials@graceland.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

dance team, disc golf, indoor soccer, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

dance team, disc golf, indoor soccer, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, disc golf, dodgeball, flag football, glow-in-the-dark capture-the-flag, kickball, soccer, softball, tape ball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Agricultural Business and Management, General. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Nursing Education. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other. yes
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management. yes
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Professions
  2. Education
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,926

total students

19%

in-state

81%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

58%

1,119
students

Female
56%
631

Male
44%
488

42%

807
students

Female
85%
688

Male
15%
119

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

835
students

Female
52%
437

Male
48%
398

25%

284
students

Female
68%
194

Male
32%
90

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

15%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

trimester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Colombia
Kosovo
Nepal
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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