Tuition & Fees

$30,420

$30,420

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
13%
500-599
49%
400-499
35%
300-399
3%
600-699
12%
500-599
49%
400-499
38%
300-399
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
9%
18-23
58%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
46%
12-17
31%
30-36
4%
24-29
14%
18-23
63%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,744
Declined + 1,260
Total Received 3,004
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Private (nonprofit)

1,180

undergraduate students

812

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 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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,992
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Other Christian
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Lamoni, IA

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.

Graceland University
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140-1698

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
15%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
13%
500-599
49%
400-499
35%
300-399
3%
600-699
12%
500-599
49%
400-499
38%
300-399
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
9%
18-23
58%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
46%
12-17
31%
30-36
4%
24-29
14%
18-23
63%
12-17
19%

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

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,744
Declined + 1,260
Total Received 3,004

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

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,742

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,750
Room $3,490
Board $5,610
Additional fees $670
Books & supplies $1,320
Total $40,840
Average Financial Aid - $24,742
Total with Avg. Aid $16,098

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,885,559
State $834,051
Institutional $11,051,980
Other external $267,247
Total $15,038,837

Non-need-based

Federal $30,789
State $13,899
Institutional $2,833,050
Other external $97,253
Total $2,974,991
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Financial Aid Deadline

Other
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Talia Brown
Executive Director for Enrollment Management
talia.brown@graceland.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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 Directors

Brady Mckillip (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Agricultural Business
Allied Health
Art/Graphic Design
Art/Studio Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science/Information Technology
Criminal Justice
Data Science
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Family Nurse Practitioner
Health/Movement Science
Hispanic Studies
History
Instructional Leadership
International Studies
Liberal Studies
Literacy Instruction
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Organizational Leadership
Psychology
Religion
Social Media Marketing
Sociology
Special Education
Sport Management
Theatre
Web Design
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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

1,992

total students

23%

in-state

77%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

59%

1,180
students

Female
58%
687

Male
42%
493

41%

812
students

Female
87%
706

Male
13%
106

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

1,023
students

Female
56%
567

Male
44%
456

14%

157
students

Female
77%
120

Male
23%
37

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
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
  • 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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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

International Student Contact

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

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