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Graceland University, Lamoni

Lamoni, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

About Graceland University

Graceland University Overview

Graceland University is a private, religious school in a rural setting in Lamoni, Iowa. Graceland University was founded in 1895 and the school presently has around 1,520 students per year, which includes 962 undergrad students. Graceland University provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

Student Activities at Graceland University

Interested in music or performing? At Graceland University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Graceland University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Graceland University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Graceland University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Graceland University on the Student Life page.

2022 Graceland University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 23%
Tuition $31,250
Percent of Need Met 66%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $29,334

Is Graceland University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better sense of what Graceland University offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Graceland University

Around 68% of applicants get into Graceland University each year. Last year, 2,528 students applied to Graceland University and 1,723 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Graceland University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 70% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Graceland Universityreturn for their sophomore year. Around 41% 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% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Graceland University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Graceland University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Graceland University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Graceland University meets 66% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Graceland University full-time are awarded $29,334 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $47,774 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Graceland University.

Based on this information, how does Graceland University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Graceland University a good school for you?

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Where is Graceland University Located?

Graceland University is located in the rural setting of Lamoni, Iowa, less than an hour from Des Moines.

If you want to see Graceland University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Lamoni, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Des Moines International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Graceland University and Lamoni are like without leaving home.

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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

Not available

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Graceland University ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 26

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Graceland University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

870 - 1080


Math SAT Range

480 - 540


Reading SAT Range

440 - 540

Graceland University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Graceland University is like? There are approximately 1,520 students enrolled at Graceland University, including 962 undergraduate students and 558 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 31% percent are from IA and 69% percent of students are from other states.


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