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B-
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
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Grand View is a private, Christian university located in Des Moines, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,574 undergraduate students. The Grand View acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 50% of students, Grand View alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,600.
About Grand View University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
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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
93%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1150
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,442/ 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
$17,072/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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.28 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,574Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
214
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
48%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Athletic
    63%
  • Student
    25%
  • creative
    6%
  • Diverse
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    41%
  • Small
    36%
  • Different
    18%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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

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The overall atmosphere of the campus radiates friendliness! It has a sense of comfort while being away from home. The staff are super willing to help out in anyway to help with your personal success. The accessible resources on campus are super helpful, which can range from personal need to school need. I’m addition to the staff, all of the students on campus are friendly and inviting! There’s never any hesitation to talk to anyone or even ask questions. There’s a lot of cultural involvement at Garnd View including that of an organization from one of the staff members. Aside from the academic side of campus and the resources, the dormitory aspect of campus is more of the hangout place. While it is an area to get work done, it’s the spot at the end of the day for everyone to hang out, take naps, and just relax.
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Grand View University helped me discover my future career, which has been the most valuable thing I have gotten out of college! Without GV, I would be headed down a career path that I wasn't passionate about. Professors are helpful, available, and flexible with student athletes. I would highly recommend GV to incoming college students.
Grandview University is a very welcoming University with a wealth of community service. Grandview is a small private college with the right class sizes and professors who care and make sure you achieve your goals/dreams! I choose Grandview for their diverse population and course offerings and a plus the campus is beautiful! I developed so much, and was involved with four campus organizations. And President Henning is a hands on President. I could go on about Grandview it was my best choice and excellent learning environment. I would invite everyone to take a campus tour to West Des Moines to visit GrandView University!