About Grand View University

Founded in 1896, Grand View University. is a Private college. Located in Iowa, which is a city setting in Iowa, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,910 full time undergraduate students, and 61 full time graduate students.

The Grand View University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 88 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Grand View University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate96%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range850-1070
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at GVC are considered Less Selective, with ,19% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 38 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

63% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 40% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Grand View University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
58%
“We know about current events and vote”
42%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
42%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
25%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
58%
“They keep regular office hours”
42%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
58%
“We know about current events and vote”
42%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
42%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
25%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
58%
“They keep regular office hours”
42%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Grand View University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    31 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    20 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    33 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    34 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    34 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    34 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    34 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    34 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Grand View University?

17 Students rated Grand View University

Caydance - 05/03/2024

I love it here and would recommend the GVU campus to anyone! I feel safe, involved, and understood. The area is diverse and allows me to grow intellectually. I hope to help others make the choice to come to GVU and help them achieve their goals in life.

Grant - 05/29/2020

Grand View is in the center of East Des Moines on a busy road. When I attended in 2009, football was just getting the program started, and wrestling was just starting their NAIA dominance. New students were coming in from all over the county and it was an exciting place to be. Different teams had their on campus rivalries that would boil over at times, but the campus life was a lot of fun. There were parties, but if that wasn't your thing there was plenty else to do, and good people supporting you to do it.

Tracey - 05/25/2020

Grand View University is the most open bigoted environment for students of color. Students of Color should not attend Grand View they will come out of that college not prepared for anything. They will learn 4 words White Privilege. and White Supremecy. You will hear the N-word all day on campus from the football players. I am making a film documentary to warn black students or any students of color to include immigrants not to attend Grand View. Do not be fooled by what they place on their web page of smiling black kids. Their tenured Professors will speak to students of color with contempt and micro-aggressions. If you plan to Grand View be ready to film and record at a seconds notice. I am warning it is the most black-hating and open bigoted environment. The same for the state of Iowa

Sue - 02/09/2020

What used to be a pretty strong academic program has become weak as athletics has taken over the priorities on campus. Many good teachers moved on, programs were shut down. The leadership should be ashamed of thinking sports with guns is appropriate. This place is a mess.

Grand View University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Grand View University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Grand View University is 96%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Make sure you start early when looking at different schools. Many families rush into this process and find out later on that this was not what they were expecting/wanting for education. Also, make sure to really think about what you would like to do every day of your life, there are times I still wonder. Go to the school for you, not anyone else.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    this for college in general not my school, just that i would have to study more. i have nothing negaitve to say about Grand View College.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Lazy

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  5. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Taking classes at night mainly, I didn't feel that I had an advisor to help me thru the processes. That I was on my own a lot of the time.

    Read all  7 answers
  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My college, Walden University, is an online school providing many degrees opportunities for undergraduates who want to achieve an higher education.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates at Grand View University are not only some of the most open minded people I have ever met, but are also some of the most dedicated to getting the most out of their educational experience.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I am able to run cross country and track and be a nursing major.

    Read all  4 answers
  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The food. It is either undercooked, over cooked, or old. Any way you put it, the food is bad.

    Read all  3 answers
  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    One should attend this school if they want to take advantage of the opportunities that the city of Des Moines has to offer. One should attend this school if they like the small school setting or if they would like to play a sport at the college level.

    Read all  3 answers
  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Its fun.. The people here are really nice and the classes aren't that hard, as long as you pay attention and do your work you will be fine.

    Read all  3 answers
  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    We are best known for getting out into the comunity. Whether is be students volunteeing from nursing, or visiting highschoolers and teching them what they should be looking for, to the visit days or multicultural days., and what living in Des Moines has helped our school so much with is helping us achieve 100 percent job inturns while in college and job placement.

    Read all  2 answers
  13. What's unique about your campus?

    The small class sizes make professors very approachable and it is eaiser to ask questions during class.

    Read all  2 answers

Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

1,910

Total Undergrad Enrollment

61

Total Grad Students

18%

Out-Of-State

78%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

43

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

36%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
69%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Grand View University receive some sort of financial aid. 37% were awarded federal grants. While 79% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$25,474

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$816

Books and Supplies

$8,172

Room and Board

34,462

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,273
$30 - $48K
$16,670
$48 - $75K
$17,271
$75 - $110K
$19,734
$110K & UP
$22,812

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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