Grand View University

1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, United States
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Overview of Grand View University

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,788
    • Men:793 (44.4%)
    • Women:995 (55.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Grand View University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1200 Grandview Avenue
City, State, Zip
Des Moines, IA  50316-1599
Phone
(515) 263-2810
Fax
(515) 263-2974
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
September 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
93% of 820 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 444 applicants were admitted
Men
92% of 376 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
567 (75%) of 760 admitted students enrolled
Women
297 (72%) of 415 admitted students enrolled
Men
270 (78%) of 345 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
450-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
45%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
440-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
9%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
50%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
22%
• Score 18 - 23
64%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $27,518 (68.13409923739725%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,178 (22.724571654947013%)
  • Other Expences: - $824 (2.0402099633554522%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,868 (7.101119144300287%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Grand View University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
298 (90.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
266 (89.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
265 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
95 (35.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$24,649
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 235 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,395
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 203 (76.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,373
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 64 (24.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
61 (18.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,667

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,422 (90.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,287 (90.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,286 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
332 (25.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$20,886
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,169 (90.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,763
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,112 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,104
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 180 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
255 (16.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,250

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
90%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,426
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Junior Miss, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


89

Part-Time Faculty


133

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


25%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 56% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
210,304

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
336
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Grand View University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


31.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Communication

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Organizational Management
  • Sports Management
  • Urban Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


207,510

Nearest Metropolitan Area


25 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
10.7 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Des Moines
Nearest Bus Station
Des Moines
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Oceola

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


55% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


45%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Viking
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Grand View University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, nursing student association, art club, science club, education club, business club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,574

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,788
Women
995
Men
793

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.8% Asian
  • 7.0% Black/African-American
  • 4.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 69.4% White
  • 9.1% Unknown

International Students


2.8% from 38 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


48

Student Resources

Study resources