Grand View University

Des Moines, IA, USA
3.94 Average Rating

Grand View University is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Iowa, Des Moines. GV offers 40 academic programs on their 50-acre urban campus, where students are immersed in the university’s Viking culture. On top of undergraduate options, Grand View also offers graduate programs, teaching endorsements, and pre-professional preparation. With downtown Des Moines so close, students have access to internships, recreational opportunities, and cultural experiences throughout the little-big city.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
96%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
78%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
94%
Submitting ACT
4%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 969
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,000
Total Number of Undergrads
1,760
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
29%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,442
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$28,678
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,678
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,244
Books and Supplies
$816

Aid & Grants

0
100
88%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,672
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,393
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$11,822

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
79%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,050
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
43
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
52%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Vikings
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Heart of America Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Des Moines
Minneapolis
Omaha
Denver
Kansas City
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
98%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.94 Average Rating
I would give Grand View University an excellent rate. They are very helpful in many ways. It has many majors to offer and the major that I was interested in.
Brian from Des Moines, IA

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