Grand View University

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General Information

Admission Office

1200 Grandview Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50316-1599

(515) 263-2810

(800) 444-6083

Fax: (515) 263-2974

Contact: Diane Johnson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1200 Grandview Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50316

(515) 263-2800

Total undergrads: 1,936

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 345

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,887


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 95%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B,C
Business – General B
Entrepreneurial Studies B,C
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B,C

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Communications Technologies

Graphic Communications B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B


Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Art Therapy C
Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance B
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Applied Mathematics B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B,C

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Grand View University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (515) 263-2800
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,889
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 50%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,382 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $30,508
Out-of-state Tuition: $30,508
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,702

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Grand View University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Grand View University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 271
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 14
Education 51
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 111
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 31
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 5454

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Grand View University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $30,508
Out-of-state $30,508
Books and supplies $836

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,631
Out-of-state $6,631

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 328 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 328 100% $19,702
Student loan aid 251 77% $7,391

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,630 93% $16,762
Federal student loans 1,249 71% $7,024

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Grand View University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Grand View University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,526 635 891
Percent admitted 100% 96% 96%
Percent admitted who enrolled 22% 27% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Grand View University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,889
Undergraduate enrollment 1,800
Graduate enrollment 89

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Grand View University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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