Grand View University Overview
Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Grand View University is a private not-for-profit institution. Des Moines is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Grand View University Known For?
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Grand View University.
- In 2017-2018, 41% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Grand View University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,200 a year. That's about 6% more than their peers at other schools.
Grand View University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Grand View University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Grand View University has earned from around the web.
|#27||Highest Paid Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Graduates||College Factual|
|#27||Highest Paid Liberal Arts General Studies Graduates||College Factual|
|#37||Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service||College Factual|
|#40||Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates||College Factual|
|#43||Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#53||Highest Paid Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Grand View University?
Contact details for Grand View University are given below.
|Address:||1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316|
How Do I Get Into Grand View University?
You can apply to Grand View University online at: www.grandview.edu/admissions/first-year/requirements
Admission Requirements for Grand View University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||recommended|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Grand View University?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.
Average Test Scores
About 7% of students accepted to Grand View University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 590.
Can I Afford Grand View University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Grand View University, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $7,341 a year. That adds up to $29,364 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Grand View University is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Grand View University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 125 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,589 full-time undergraduates at Grand View University, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Grand View University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||123|
|Hispanic or Latino||70|
Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Grand View University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 27 countries are represented at Grand View University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Rwanda, and Brazil.
Online Learning at Grand View University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Grand View University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 29th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Grand View University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||38%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||9%|
|Human Resource Management||38%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||25%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||25%|
|Political Science & Government||12%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Grand View University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Grand View University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Political Science & Government||#55|
|Computer Software & Applications||#94|
|Human Resource Management||#195|
Grand View University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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