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About Graceland University

Graceland University is a private, religous school located in the rural setting of Lamoni, IA, less than an hour from Des Moines.

Founded in 1895, the institution currently enrolls around 1,520 students a year, including 962 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Graceland University

Acceptance rate: 68%

Average GPA: 3.22

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

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Graceland University Acceptance Rate 2021

The acceptance rate at Graceland University is 68 percent. Out of 2,528 applications received, 1,723 students received an admissions offer.

The average high school GPA for a student at Graceland University is 3.22 /4.0.

Is Graceland University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Graceland University, around 70 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 283 students who started at Graceland University as first-time freshman, 86 graduate within four years.

Around 41 percent of students who started at Graceland University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $45,066 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Graceland University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Graceland University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1 University Place Lamoni, IA 50140

Campus Setting: Rural

Graceland University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Graceland University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Graceland University is Continuous processing.

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Graceland University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Graceland University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Graceland University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Graceland University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

480 - 560


Reading SAT Range

470 - 550

Graceland University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Graceland University is like? There are approximately 1,739 students enrolled at Graceland University, including 1,038 undergraduate students and 701 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from IA and 72% percent of students are from other states.


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