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Chances of getting into Grand View University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
95.9%
Admission Difficulty for Grand View University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Grand View University and can I get accepted? The school has a 96% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,463 out of 1,526 applicants were admitted making Grand View University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Grand View University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Grand View University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grand View University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
10%
SAT Scores for Grand View University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Grand View University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Grand View University?

Grand View University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #20 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Grand View University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >98%
1020 to 1120 Avg + 96%-98%
920 to 1020 Avg - 93%-96%
820 to 920 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 820 Low <89%
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Grand View University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for Grand View University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Grand View University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Grand View University?

Admission data indicates that Grand View University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Grand View University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Grand View University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >98%
19 to 22 Avg + 96%-98%
17 to 19 Avg - 94%-96%
15 to 17 Reach 91%-94%
Less than 15 Low <91%
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Grand View University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Grand View University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Grand View University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Grand View University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Grand View University accepts 96% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Grand View University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 26% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

64% of Grand View University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Grand View University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 64%
Bottom 50% of class 36%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Grand View University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 891 635 1,526
Accepted 856 607 1,463
Acceptance Rate 96% 96% 96%
Enrolled 162 170 332
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 28% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
147

Applicants have 147 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Grand View University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Grand View University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Grand View University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Grand View University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Grand View University prefer SAT or ACT?

10% of students submit their SAT scores to Grand View University. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Grand View University?

96% of those who apply are granted admission to Grand View University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Grand View University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1120. 10% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Grand View University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.