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Grand View University
Grand View University 1200 Grandview Ave Des Moines, IA 50316 Phone: (515) 263-2800
  • General Information
    About Grand View University

    The Mission Grand View engages, equips, and empowers students to fulfill their individual potential and serve society. Committed to the development of the whole person – mind, body and spirit – and to preparing students for successful careers and responsible citizenship both in their communities and in a diverse and changing world, Grand View offers a liberal arts education that: Challenges students to inquire with a disciplined and critical mind, communicate effectively, and display an awareness of the global issues that affect us all. Creates a community of learners where differing perspectives are welcome, where friendly interaction is the norm, and where intellectual and personal integrity is expected and modeled. Offers a supportive environment where students can engage in community with others, discern life purpose, and grow in leadership. Affirms Christian faith and ethics as a vision for life, a vision that enhances our respect for the diversity and dignity of all people, for relating to others, and for the pursuit of lifelong learning. Informed by its Danish Lutheran heritage, Grand View is a School for Life.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 689
    Percent Admitted 95%
    Men Admitted 92%
    Women Admitted 97%
    Full Time Retention Rate 70%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 380 500
      Math 390 510
      Writing 330 460
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 23
      English 17 22
      Math 17 23
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,201
    Native American 6.0
    Asian 54.0
    African American 128.0
    Hispanic 61.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,686
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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