284 reviews
  1. Lamoni, IA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Graceland University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Other
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Scores Range
760-960
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Graceland University

Cost

Net Price
$17,969/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,923/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,003/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,064/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,538/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,446/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,255Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
55%
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%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
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%

After Graceland University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Graceland University Reviews

284 reviews
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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.
The Graceland Enactus program, something I am involved in, just started a program to help students connect with alumni to help them along their path toward finding a career outside of school. The faculty also helps a student when they are trying to find an internship/career. Since the town is so small, there aren't that many employers that come to Graceland, but we make up for it through Enactus when we put on events and get speakers to come in and provide students with valuable life information to help them. Also, Des Moines is only an hour away and Kansas City is two hours, so we're not completely in the middle of nowhere!
  • College Junior
  • Feb 2 2016
  • Value