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Grand View University Admission Requirements

Des Moines, Iowa

Chances of getting into Grand View University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
92%
Admission Difficulty for Grand View University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Grand View University and can I get accepted? The school has a 92% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,469 out of 1,597 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Grand View University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Grand View University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
10%
SAT Scores for Grand View University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Grand View University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1020

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

Grand View University typically requires 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 #22 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Grand View University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >95%
1015 to 1110 Avg + 92%-95%
920 to 1015 Avg - 87%-92%
825 to 920 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 825 Low <80%
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Grand View University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for Grand View University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Grand View University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 23 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Grand View University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >96%
20 to 23 Avg + 92%-96%
18 to 20 Avg - 88%-92%
16 to 18 Reach 83%-88%
Less than 16 Low <83%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will 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 92% 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Grand View University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 897 700 1,597
Accepted 834 635 1,469
Acceptance Rate 93% 91% 92%
Enrolled 161 168 329
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 26% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
40

Applicants have 40 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Grand View University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Grand View University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Grand View University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

92% of those who apply are granted admission to Grand View University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1110. 10% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.