Grand View University

Des Moines, IA

Grand View University

Des Moines, IA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$29,960

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

54%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,463
Declined 63
Total Received 1,526
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Private

1,731

undergraduate students

158

graduate students

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School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,889
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

35-acre campus in Des Moines (population: 215,521); branch campus in Johnston. Served by air and bus; train serves Osceola (35 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Des Moines International

Grand View University
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50316

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Nursing Student Association
  • Art Club
  • Science Club
  • Education Club
  • Business Club

Top Events

  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

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

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • night security patrols

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
66%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
300-399
6%
700-800
6%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
36%
300-399
8%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
58%
12-17
27%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.3

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,463
Declined 63
Total Received 1,526

Admissions Factors

Very Important

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
geographical residence
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

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

Intramural Sports Women

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

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Game and Interactive Media Design
Graphic Communications, General
Graphic Design
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Services, General
Information Science/Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sports Communication
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

1,889

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

1,731
students

Female
54%
942

Male
47%
815

8%

158
students

Female
54%
86

Male
29%
46

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

1,591
students

Female
54%
852

Male
46%
739

10%

166
students

Female
55%
90

Male
45%
76

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 67%
Student 4 year graduation rate 43%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

229

Transfer students enrolled

12%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
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

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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

  • 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

Not Reported

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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