Grand View University

Grand View University

Des Moines, IA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
55%
45%
student ratio
1,910
total students
Tuition Cost $25,836 | $25,836
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $19,738
August 15
fall application deadline
96%
acceptance rate
Minimally Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
21
act composite

Overview

Community and Engagement

At Grand View University, students are immersed in a way of growing, discovering, and learning that is called the Viking Experience. It's not so much a program as it is a way of life that unites students with the campus community and prepares them for their lives ahead. It's a web of people, services, and opportunities that characterize the unique college experience students have at Grand View. With challenging academics, encouraging professors, championship athletics, and experiential opportunities, students establish their interests, reach their goals, and carve their niches in the world.

Grand View appreciates and respects the dignity and worth of each individual, honoring a community of open interaction, personal integrity, active intellectual engagement, and academic honesty among students, faculty members, and staff members. Grand View embraces students from all backgrounds and traditions.

Des Moines: Opportunities for Internships and Experience

With a metro population of well over half a million, Des Moines offers opportunities and activities for everyone. The city's many cultural attractions, sporting events, and downtown nightlife -- in addition to an array of campus activities -- provides students with a well-rounded life outside of the classroom.

The opportunities in Des Moines go beyond mere diversions. As the capital city of Iowa, Des Moines is a center of government, business, research and finance. Many nationally recognized companies call Des Moines home, including Meredith Publishing, DuPont/Pioneer, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Principal Financial. In fact, Des Moines has been ranked #4 Best Mid-Sized City for Making a Living and also ranked in the Top 10 Hippest Mid-Sized Cities in America, among many other accolades. The city provides students with a great place for internships and job opportunities! 

The result is that the majority of Grand View University students have challenging internships, graduate with significant experience and are prepared for successful careers. For almost two decades, nearly 100 percent of Grand View graduates -- each year -- have secured jobs or gone on to graduate school within six months of graduation.

A Wide Range of Academics for a Diverse Student Body

With Grand View's 40 undergraduate majors, 29 minors and five pre-professional programs, students find the majors that are right for them. 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. This faculty commitment, combined with a rigorous curriculum and practical experience, creates a quality academic grounding that serves Grand View alumni well.

Although the largest concentrations are in business administration, nursing, biology, kinesiology and education, the smaller programs have outstanding reputations as well. For example, Grand View's graphic design graduates win awards across the Midwest, and pre-professional students consistently gain acceptance to graduate and professional schools. Grand View University also offers five master's degree programs: Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Master of Science in Nursing (clinical nurse leadership and nursing education), Master of Education, Master of Science in Athletic Training and Master of Science in Sport Management, as well as online and accelerated evening majors for nontraditional students.

Vibrant Student Life and Championship Athletics

Grand View is a member of the Heart of America Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Twenty-four men's and women's varsity sports teams compete at the national level, with athletic scholarships available to qualified student athletes. Viking teams consistently excel in their conferences and nationally, winning not only championships but also All-American Scholar-Athlete honors. GV wrestling has won six NAIA national championships and men’s golf and shooting sports both took home national titles in 2017.Viking football took the NAIA national crown in 2013! 

Student life is an important part of any college experience. Grand View University has more than 40 clubs and student organizations that help students connect outside of the classroom. Among the opportunities available are an active student government, leadership program, campus ministries, choir and wind ensemble, academic clubs, a brand new eSports team, honor societies, Diversity Alliance, as well as opportunities to study abroad.

An Unparalleled Value

With affordable tuition and generous financial aid, Grand View University is one of the best educational values in the Midwest. Many students find that the cost of Grand View is comparable to a state university. After grants and scholarships, 83 percent of 2017 full-time, residential GV first-year students paid tuition, fees, and room & board that were comparable to or less than the published in-state prices at Iowa's public universities. GV COMPLETE, in which all incoming first-year students are enrolled, allows students to develop a four-year financial plan and a four-year academic plan before they even start classes; students who stay on their plans will reduce costs because increases in tuition, room and board are limited, minimize borrowing and graduate in four years.

Year over year, Grand View outscores its peers on the National Survey of Student Engagement for presenting an academic challenge and outscores similar institutions nationwide in measures of effective teaching. A challenging curriculum coupled with first-class teaching leads to the high-level skills that land jobs for Grand View grads.


Location & Contact

1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316-1599
USA

Mr.Ryan Thompson

Director of Admissions

Phone: 515-263-2810
Fax: 515-263-2974
Email: admissions@grandview.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Graphic Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sports Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

96% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied886
    • Accepted856
    • Acceptance Rate96%
    • Enrolled1,910
    • Female Applicants501
    • Females Accepted487
    • Female Acceptance Rate97%
    • Male Applicants385
    • Males Accepted369
    • Male Acceptance Rate95%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.26
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 15th September 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 15th September 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 21 18 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$25,836
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,836
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$680
    • Room and board *$8,834
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$19,738
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$23,261
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$21,440
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,535
    • Average Grant Aid:$9,015
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$17,665
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 78%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 27%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,910
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.53%
    • Black or African American6.82%
    • White or Caucasian67.65%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.22%
    • Asian2.67%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.22%
    • Two or more races6.27%
    • Unknown or International Student8.78%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.84% representing 21 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students7% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 45%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Nursing Student Association, Art Club, Science Club, Education Club, Business Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other night security patrols

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Yes Yes
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Bowling No Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes Yes Yes
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Rifle No Yes Yes
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Yes Yes
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes
    • Wrestling No Yes Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Bowling No Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Rifle No Yes Yes
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball No Yes Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Yes Yes
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty222
    • Full-time Percentage40%
    • Part-time Percentage60%
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 1,732 students to 131 faculty


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