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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
13%
500-599
49%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
49%
400-499
37%
300-399
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
13%
18-23
63%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

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

1,038

undergraduate students

701

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,739
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Community of Christ

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
  • Metropolitan area: Des Moines
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Des Moines International

Graceland University
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA
50140-1698

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Black Student Union
  • Latin Club
  • Enactus
  • Social Equality Alliance
  • Communication Club

Top Events

  • New Year's in November
  • Final Fling
  • Air Band Competition at Homecoming

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
70%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
13%
500-599
49%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
49%
400-499
37%
300-399
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
13%
18-23
63%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.36

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,493

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,650
Room & board $9,440
Additional fees $670
Books & supplies $1,320
Other fees $1,660
Total $43,740
Average Financial Aid - $5,493
Total with Avg. Aid $38,247
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Design and Visual Communications, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Organizational Leadership
Physical Sciences
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other

1,739

total students

28%

in-state

72%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

60%

1,038
students

Female
56%
586

Male
44%
452

40%

701
students

Female
85%
594

Male
15%
107

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

898
students

Female
57%
508

Male
43%
390

14%

140
students

Female
56%
78

Male
44%
62

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 66%
Student 4 year graduation rate 32%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

97

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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