Grand View University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Grand View University
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Grand View University Admissions Overview:

Grand View University is an accessible school, as its acceptance rate of 97%. Students with solid grades and good test scores are likely to be accepted. For most applicants, requirements include a completed application (found online), high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. For complete details and other important information, be sure to visit Grand View University's admissions website.

Campus visits are welcomed, and interested students should get in touch with the admissions office with any questions about the application or visiting process.

Admissions Data (2016):

Grand View University Description:

Grand View is a private liberal arts university located in Des Moines, Iowa. The university is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is devoted to educating the whole student -- mind, body and spirit. Students come from over 30 states and 11 countries, and the school caters to both traditional undergraduates and adult students.

Students can choose from 38 majors and 29 minors. The curriculum has a liberal arts foundation but is very much career focused. Professional fields such as nursing, education and business are among the most popular. Students will get to know their professors well, for academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17.

In athletics, the Grand View University Vikings compete in the NAIA Midwest Collegiate Conference for most sports. The college fields eleven men's and eleven women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,971 (1,910 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,474
  • Books: $816 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,172
  • Other Expenses: $2,770
  • Total Cost: $37,232

Grand View University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,672
    • Loans: $7,050

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Graphic Design, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 25%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Volleyball, Wrestling, Baseball, Track and Field, Bowling, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Bowling, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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