Grand View University

About Grand View University

Grand View offers a high-quality education to a diverse student body in a career-oriented, liberal arts-grounded curriculum in Des Moines, Iowa. Students find a winning combination of high-quality programs and student experiences that prepare them for career and life success. With approximately 2,000 students, an average class size of 16, students get to know their professors and other students well. They learn independence and seek responsibility in Grand View's educational environment.

About Our Students

FALL 2019 ADMISSIONS   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2019.

Middle 50% ACT Range for Freshman Class   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2019.

English 17 - 23
Mathematics 17 - 24
Reading 19 - 25
Science 19 - 24

The ACT has four tests (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science), each scored on a range of 1-36, and an optional writing test (scores are not reported here...check with the institution). In the ranges provided for each section below, 25% of freshmen admitted to this institution in the fall of 20192017 scored the same as or lower than the first number. Fifty percent of admitted freshmen received scores between the two numbers given, and 25% of admitted freshmen received a score the same as or higher than the second number provided for each section.

FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT   Numbers are for degree-seeking undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2019.

Graduate Student: A student that holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. Students formerly designated as first-professional students are now captured in the graduate student enrollment numbers.

Average High School GPA of the Freshman Class

GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE   Percentages are for the origins of first-time freshmen enrolled in the fall of 2019.


Women 55%
Men 45%


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What Students Pay

Price of Attendance in 2019 - 2020   Note: Numbers are estimates only for full-time undergraduate students living on campus in academic year 2019 - 2020. Room & Board: This figure assumes double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals per week (or the maximum meal plan). Books and Supplies: These costs include the average cost of books and supplies for a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus. Unusual costs for special groups of students (for example, engineering or art majors) are not included unless they constitute a majority of the students at the institution. Transportation: These costs include two round trips per year to the hometown of a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus. Other Expenses: These expenses include average costs for a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus, for clothing, laundry, entertainment, medical (if not a required fee), and furnishings.

Estimated Tuition & Fees$26,516
Estimated Room & Board$8,834
Estimated Books & Supplies$816
Estimated Transportation$566
Other Expenses$2,204

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FALL 2020 Tuition and Fees History   These figures represent typical tuition for a full-time undergraduate student for the full academic year (generally September to June) plus required fees or those charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in tuition (for example, registration, health, or activity fees). Optional fees such as parking and laboratory use are not included.

Our Graduates

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About Our Faculty

Faculty Information   Student Faculty Ratio: Ratios are for full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent instructional faculty for the fall of 2019. Full-time equivalent equals all the full-time individuals plus one-third of the part-time individuals. Faculty and students in stand-alone graduate programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students are not included in the ratio calculations. Undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants are not included as faculty. Full-Time Faculty with Highest Degree: Full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2019 who held a doctorate, first professional, or the highest degree available in their field. Instructional faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.

Student Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree: 62%

Undergraduate Class Size   Undergraduate Class Size:This table reports on the number of classes by class size that was offered in the fall of 2019. Number of Classes:This is the number of classes per semester. A class is an organized course offered for credit, and not a subsection such as a laboratory or discussion section. Not included in this table is distance learning classes, noncredit classes, individual instruction such as thesis research and music instruction, independent studies, co-operative programs, internships, foreign language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes.

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 338 145 2 0 485

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Life on Campus

Grand View University has created a vibrant and welcoming community where everyone belongs. With over 800 students living on campus, residence life offers exciting opportunities to form meaningful relationships, ensure academic success and enjoy life as a member of the GV family.

Campus Safety

Grand View is located in a safe urban residential neighborhood, which many faculty and staff call home as well. The University employs typical safety measures such as electronic keycard access, security patrols and emergency telephones in all campus areas. The campus experiences few safety problems.

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