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  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 1,589 undergraduate students. The Grand View acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Human Services. Graduating 50% of students, Grand View alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,600.
1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference

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.

Grand View Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1110
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,946/ 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
$19,516/ 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
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,589Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
172
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
51%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Athletic
    63%
  • Student
    25%
  • creative
    6%
  • Outgoing
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Small
    35%
  • Different
    17%
  • Home away from home
    4%

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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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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The school has been a great experience for me so far! The professors are helpful and class sizes allow for a personal experience. There are resources available for assistance. The dorms are dorms! Campus involvement is encouraged and there are a variety of ways to become involved and participate. They have a great leadership team that gets students involved! There is a very diverse population on campus! The majority of students are involved athletically as well! So far it has been a good experience and look forward to the upcoming years!
From the first day I called Grand View to tell them I wanted to go back to school, they were nothing but helpful. They got me in for meetings when I wanted to visit and determine if it was best for me to come back. I met with an advisor to go over how my credits would transfer in and what my schedule would look like for the school year. They gave me the advice I needed to help me realize I wanted to go back to school and help me with my next career choice!