Graceland University

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Overview of Graceland University

About this school

Graceland, founded in 1895, is a church-affiliated university. Its 169-acre campus is located in Lamoni, on the Missouri border, 75 miles south of Des Moines.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,404
    • Men:614 Men (43.7%)
    • Women:790 Women (56.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Graceland University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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
-
2
Foreign Language
-
1
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
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 University Place
City, State, Zip
Lamoni, IA 50140
Phone
(641) 784-5196
Fax
(641) 784-5480
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
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
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
2 of the following: minimum high school GPA of 2.5, rank in top half of class, or minimum SAT score of 960/ACT of 21 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is 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
56% of 2,800 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 1,389 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 1,411 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
276 (18%) of 1,572 admitted students enrolled
Women
119 (14%) of 830 admitted students enrolled
Men
157 (21%) of 742 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.23
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
460-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
38%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
7%
• Score 500 - 600
34%
• Score 400 - 500
56%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
16%
• Score 18 - 23
65%
• Score 12 - 17
18%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,240 (68.9%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,760 (20.64%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,320 (3.11%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,120 (7.35%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Graceland University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001866
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
246 (96.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
229 (93.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
229 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
35 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$26,960
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 229 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,367
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 205 (89.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,922
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 80 (34.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
13 (5.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,323

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
993 (88.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
920 (92.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
888 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
124 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$24,479
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 867 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,085
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 779 (87.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,428
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 250 (28.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
151 (13.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,231

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,120
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
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
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$905

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


63

Part-Time Faculty


20

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


57%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% 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: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
430,263
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
179
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


Graceland University provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


62.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Publishing
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Writing, General

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, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Education, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice

Master's Programs of Study (12)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


2,336

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Des Moines

Campus Size


170 acres

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lamoni
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Osceola

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


71% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


29%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not 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
Yellowjackets
School Colors
Navy blue and gold

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, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Graceland University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, black student union, latin club, enactus, social equality alliance, communication club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,061

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,404
Women
790
Men
614

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.1% Asian
  • 9.9% Black/African-American
  • 9.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 56.0% White
  • 17.9% Unknown

International Students


3.1% from 26 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


858

Student Resources

Study resources