#16 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

Grand View University

Des Moines, Iowa

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Student Population
Grand View University overview
Location Des Moines, Iowa
Online grandview.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Grand View University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Grand View University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,765 prospective students applied, and 1,757 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 291 enrolled in the school.  1,498 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 259 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $30,224 plus fees of $640. Grand View University is ranked 964 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Grand View University overview
SAT 920/1080
ACT 17/22
GPA 3.3
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Grand View University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$848
Other Fees$640
Room and Board $10,520
Budget for Other Expenses$2,940
Total One Year Cost$45,172

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$43,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
41% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Grand View University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 18%
Business 17%
Education 8%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%

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