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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
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Graceland is a private university located in Lamoni, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,061 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Graceland acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Nursing, Elementary Education, and Business. Graduating 50% of students, Graceland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
About Graceland University...
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
56%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1070
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$18,302/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,468/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
94%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
94%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,061Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
342
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
54%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Busy
    36%
  • Athletic or artist
    29%
  • Bored
    21%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Committed to excellence, supportive of students
    46%
  • Professor that care
    23%
  • Extremely Liberal
    8%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Strict
    8%
  • Terrible
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Graceland University Reviews

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Graceland is an excellent school where students have incredible opportunities to be involved outside of the classroom. Those opportunities are what helped me get my job today! The culture is so community focused and everyone there wants to help students succeed and exceed their potential. The academics are excellent as well. Many of the faculty are extraordinary in their accomplishments and dedication to students. The experience Graceland offers is unlike anything else, from excellent academic programs, athletic opportunities, honors program, Enactus, student government, and beyond. As long as you are willing to go out and get involved you will have a rich and engaging student experience!
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Graceland University has a main campus in Lamoni, IA and then a sister campus in Independence, MO. I am in the BSN-RN program which takes place in the Independence campus. The faculty in both locations are absolutely wonderful to work with. They care about your success and making sure that you always have what you need to be successful! I would not choose a different place to receive my BSN-RN anywhere else! The ratings that I gave are in reference to the sister campus in Independence, Mo
There are more activities available than anyone could possibly have time to participate in. If you get involved, you will love it! Professors actually care about their students. There are lots of opportunities to network and gain leadership skills. Strong alumni connections can often lead to jobs upon graduation.