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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?

489 Undergraduate Awards
$27,098 Avg Cost After Aid
93% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#21 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Grand View University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Grand View University

Contact details for Grand View University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316
Phone: 515-263-2800
Website: www.grandview.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-View-University/315068091675
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrandViewUniv

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

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Grand View University?

93% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 93%, Grand View University is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Grand View University  ( 440 to 560 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Grand View University  ( 450 to 590 )
200
800
Grand View University received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Grand View University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Grand View University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Grand View University  ( 18 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford Grand View University?

$27,098 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
6.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Grand View University is $27,098. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

1,589 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,761 undergraduate students at Grand View University, with 1,589 being full-time and 172 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Grand View University

There are also 125 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,589 full-time undergraduates at Grand View University, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Grand View University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Grand View University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Grand View University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 52
Black or African American 123
Hispanic or Latino 70
White 1,037
International Students 58
Other Races/Ethnicities 249

Geographic Diversity

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

110 Took All Classes Online
399 Took At Least One Class Online
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Grand View University. In 2017-2018, 399 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Grand View University has changed over the last few years.

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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%
General Business/Commerce 10%
Human Resource Management 38%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 25%
Liberal Arts General Studies 25%
Political Science & Government 12%
Social Sciences 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
Marketing #172
Human Resource Management #195
General Business/Commerce #233
Social Sciences #249

Grand View University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Health & Physical Education 0 43 0 10 53
Nursing 0 44 0 0 44
General Business/Commerce 0 39 0 0 39
General Psychology 0 37 0 0 37
Finance & Financial Management 0 32 0 0 32
General Biology 0 25 0 0 25
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 25 0 0 25
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 24 0 0 24
Accounting 0 21 2 0 23
Marketing 0 23 0 0 23
Human Resource Management 3 18 0 0 21
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 19 0 0 19
Human Services 0 18 0 0 18
Design & Applied Arts 0 18 0 0 18
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 16 16
Social Work 0 12 0 0 12
Computer Information Systems 0 9 0 0 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 8 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 0 8 0 0 8
Computer Software & Applications 4 3 0 0 7
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 7 0 0 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 0 7 0 0 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 6 0 0 6
Journalism 0 5 0 0 5
General English Literature 0 5 0 0 5
Romance Languages 2 3 0 0 5
Business/Corporate Communications 0 4 0 0 4
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 3 3
Applied Mathematics 0 3 0 0 3
International Business 0 2 0 0 2
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 2 0 0 2
General Education 0 0 0 2 2
History 0 2 0 0 2
Legal Support Services 0 2 0 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Programming 0 1 0 0 1
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Music 0 1 0 0 1
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 16 473 2 31 522

References

*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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