Undergrad Profile


At Grand View, we’ll help you plan and finance your whole four-year degree from day one. Reduce costs, minimize borrowing, and graduate on time.


AT A GLANCE

GV Facts
• Des Moines, Iowa
• Approximately 2,000 students from 30 states and 17 countries
• 40 undergraduate majors
• Five master’s degrees
• Average class size of 16; 13:1 student-faculty ratio

Athletics:
• NAIA national championship athletics; member of Heart of America Conference
Men’s: Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball, wrestling
• Women’s: Basketball, bowling, competitive dance, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball
• Co-ed: Cheerleading, eSports, shooting sports 

GV Students Shine
• Viking wrestlers, six NAIA national championships, 2012–2017
• Viking football, NAIA National Champions, 2013
• Eight conference championships, 2015–2016
• Four Emerging Iowa Artists, Des Moines Arts Festival, 2015 and 2017
• National championships in men’s golf and shooting sports, 2017
• Radio Station of the Year, Iowa College Media Awards, 2010–2017
• Business Human Right Award, Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission, 2015
• President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, 2006–2016

Paying for college is one of the main topics on the minds of students choosing a college—and their parents. And so is staying on track to get a bachelor’s degree in four years. 

At Grand View University, we’ll personally guide you to a quality education that’s affordable—in fact, at a cost comparable to or less than the published prices of state schools for 83% of our 2017 freshmen. Our GV Complete Plan is a personal program tailored precisely to your family’s circumstances. It helps you plan and finance an entire four-year degree, reduce costs, minimize debt, and graduate on time. It’s a four-year commitment we make to you right at the beginning, and one we follow through on every step of the way. You won’t find this level of personal attention to both finances and academics anywhere else. 

Innovation at Grand View doesn’t stop there. We are continually updating our programs to align with our ever-changing world. From our new Game Design and Interactive Analytics major to our eSports team, Grand View will challenge and inspire you. You’ll learn how to solve problems, be an effective communicator, and be a good global citizen. A Grand View education will give you the skills you need to pursue your career goals and ensure a bright future. As a Lutheran-affiliated university, we value and encourage diversity, honoring a community of open interaction, personal integrity, active intellectual engagement, and academic honesty.

For more than a century, Grand View’s strength has been its faculty—their commitment to academic challenge supported by the close relationships they establish with students.