Graceland University

Lamoni, IA

Graceland University

Lamoni, IA

Tuition & Fees

$31,320

$31,320

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
10%
500-599
55%
400-499
33%
300-399
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
48%
400-499
36%
300-399
8%
30-36
4%
24-29
16%
18-23
47%
12-17
31%
6-11
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
40%
12-17
36%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
23%
18-23
51%
12-17
22%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,461
Declined + 1,053
Total Received 2,514
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Private (nonprofit)

1,038

undergraduate students

701

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 1,739
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
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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
34%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
31%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
10%
500-599
55%
400-499
33%
300-399
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
48%
400-499
36%
300-399
8%
30-36
4%
24-29
16%
18-23
47%
12-17
31%
6-11
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
40%
12-17
36%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
23%
18-23
51%
12-17
22%

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 1,461
Declined + 1,053
Total Received 2,514

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Essay
Interview
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
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

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,852.00

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 - $22,852
Total with Avg. Aid $19,228

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 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

1,739

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 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
10%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
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

43%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

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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