#13 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 1,810 prospective students applied, and 1,756 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 294 enrolled in the school.  1,576 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 298 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $29,076 plus fees of $716. Grand View University is ranked 752 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Grand View University is rated within the lower 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very Easy
Grand View University overview
SAT 910/1120
ACT 18/23
GPA 3.3
Applications Accepted
Grand View University overview
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$836
Other Fees$716
Room and Board $9,920
Budget for Other Expenses$2,900
Total One Year Cost$43,448

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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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153375 IPEDS survey data for Grand View University.

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