C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
99%
SAT Scores Range
830-1040
ACT Scores 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
$18,276/ 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
    $15,939/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,095/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,482/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,094/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,542/ 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
1,679Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
38%
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 Grand View University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
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

Grand View University Reviews

318 reviews
All Categories
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.
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Grand View University is a great college if you like small class sizes as well as sports. Grand View focuses a lot on student athletes, but also on those students not involved in sports. If you are coming from a small high school and want to keep you class sizes the same size, this is the school for you. I love the small class sizes because it allows the professors to get to know you, you are not just a number. My biggest class I have had consisted of 30 students. It is a closer knit atmosphere, where you cannot walk to class without seeing someone that you know. I love it here and would recommend this school to anyone that likes the close knit community along with the small class sizes.
I love GVU!! It's just a great school with so much diversity, it's amazing. The classes are small and the professor actually knows you. The staff are outstanding. Over summer I had so many questions about my FAFSA and scheduling and the professor was always around and helped me and replied to my email ASAP. The atmosphere at GVU is nothing like I seen before. All the students talk to eachother there isn't cliques at GVU. Everyone knows everyone and they all get along. I'm so happy I chose Grand View to be the school I get my bachelors from!! Class of 2017!!