C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Grand View University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316

Grand View 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
98%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
780-1120
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Grand View University

Cost

Net Price
$17,315/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,899/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,450/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,199/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,627/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,116/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,634Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Athletic
    60%
  • Student
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Small
    38%
  • Different
    19%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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Grand View University Reviews

324 reviews
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From my first interaction on campus to now in the middle of my junior year, I have felt a sense of community at Grand View that I have never felt anywhere else. Grand View quickly becomes a home. The students, faculty and staff become family. Your major becomes your love. Grand View makes sure that every moment of your experience is memorable. I was scared as a commuter student that I would not feel a part of the community but student life quickly made me feel welcome. Grand View is the best college in my opinion. I would not have hoped to go anywhere else.
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I really enjoyed my first semester at college at Grand View! The teachers got to know me personally and made me feel like I could go to them for help, whether it was for the class or for another class they didn't even teach. I got to know many people on the small campus which made the transition from home so much easier.
Going back to school after being out of school for 15 years, I was scared. Des Moines Area Community College made me feel at home. Then attending an university, I didn't think it was possible. The class size are small, teachers work with you one on one, students are very helpful, and the campus itself is beautiful which makes for beautiful people. If they didn't have the faculty and students that they have, I'm not sure where Grand View University would be.