B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
Graceland University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Mormon
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
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Graceland University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
810-1020
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,547/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,747/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,848/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,992/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,492/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,821/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
93%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
93%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,167Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
43%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Busy
    45%
  • Athletic or artist
    36%
  • Bored
    18%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Committed to excellence, supportive of students
    60%
  • Professor that care
    30%
  • Extremely Liberal
    10%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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When it comes to Graceland University there is a lot of things that I personally would like to see be changed. Things like the food served in the commons, certain professors, and some academic changes need upgraded. However, even though it has all of these things that most students complain about, Graceland is a diverse school! People come from all over the world just to go to Graceland and get their degrees! It is beautiful! I love it and would not want to go anywhere else for school!
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I personally fell in love with Graceland when I stepped onto the campus for the first time. Graceland has such a family oriented feel to it, just a safe, positive,and warm atmosphere. I couldn't ask for a better student life; with Graceland being on the smaller end you really feel the sense of community, it is one huge family! Graceland's profferers are one of a kind, they truly want to see you succeed, and they really get to know you, thanks to the awesome student teacher ratio. Overall, Graceland has been outstanding to me, and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else!
Graceland University is a unique Liberal Arts School. We have a focus on stimulating academics and invigorating campus activities. Professors are easily accessible with regular office hours as well as email communication. We have a great small little community-- professors even will have students over for home-cooked dinner sometimes, especially for international and long-distance students. We don't have Greek life, but each hall in the residence buildings makes up a House that also incorporates students living off campus. The Houses are a great source of community and activity and we have campus-wide activities that revolve around House competitions throughout the year.
There are few restaurant and shop options, but most students find creative activities to occupy their down time.
We have great class sizes-- few over 30, and some as small as 7 students. Overall, Graceland has a thriving environment and excited students. There are familiar faces to be seen anywhere on campus.