Tuition & Fees

$28,678

$28,678

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
9%
500-599
44%
400-499
44%
300-399
3%
600-699
6%
500-599
50%
400-499
38%
300-399
6%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
13%
400-499
44%
300-399
38%
200-299
5%
30-36
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
54%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
43%
12-17
39%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
43%
12-17
33%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,469
Declined + 128
Total Received 1,597
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Private (nonprofit)

1,760

undergraduate students

125

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 6251
ACT 1316

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,885
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Des Moines, IA

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.

Grand View University
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
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
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
9%
500-599
44%
400-499
44%
300-399
3%
600-699
6%
500-599
50%
400-499
38%
300-399
6%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
13%
400-499
44%
300-399
38%
200-299
5%
30-36
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
54%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
43%
12-17
39%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
43%
12-17
33%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 15
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

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,469
Declined + 128
Total Received 1,597

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Ryan Thompson
Director of Admissions
P: 800 444-6083
F: 515 263-2974
admissions@grandview.edu

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,187

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $27,972
Room & board $9,336
Additional fees $706
Books & supplies $836
Total $38,850
Average Financial Aid - $21,187
Total with Avg. Aid $17,663
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 444-6083
finaid@grandview.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Sarah Freestone
Director of Financial Aid
sfreestone@grandview.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Football, Powderpuff Football, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Troy Plummer (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Conference
Mascot
Vikings
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Church Music
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Digital Media
Elementary Education
English
Game Design
Graphic Journalism
Human Services
Individualized Program
Interactive Design/Game Development
Journalism/Public Relations
Kinesiology/Health Promotion
Liberal Arts
Management Information Systems
Mass Communications
Multimedia Communication
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Organizational/Technical Studies
Paralegal Studies
Photography
Physical Education
Political Studies
Psychology
Public Relations
Secondary Education
Social Work
Spanish for Career Professionals
Sport Management
Sports Management
Studio Art
Teacher Leadership/Urban Education
Theatre Arts
Theology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

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

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

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

1,885

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

1,760
students

Female
55%
972

Male
45%
788

7%

125
students

Female
67%
84

Male
33%
41

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

1,589
students

Female
55%
866

Male
45%
723

10%

171
students

Female
62%
106

Male
38%
65

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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
5%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

97%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: September 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

92

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Brazil
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Rwanda
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Lupita Aquino
Admissions Counselor
515 263-6169
laquino@grandview.edu

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