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Grand View University

Des Moines, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

Grand View University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Grand View University, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Grand View University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 15.

Grand View University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Grand View University's admissions stats.

Grand View University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 11%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 89%
Waitlist No

Grand View University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Grand View University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes August 15 September 15

Considering Applying Early to Grand View University?


Grand View University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


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How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Grand View University?

Getting into Grand View University is not difficult. Grand View University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Grand View University accepted 96% of students, approximately 1,463 from the 1,526 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Grand View University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Grand View University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Grand View University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Grand View University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Grand View University during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Grand View University for more information on admission factors.

Grand View University Application Requirements

To apply to Grand View University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Grand View University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Grand View University?

Students admitted to Grand View University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 80% submitted a class rank. At Grand View University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Grand View University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Grand View University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Grand View University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Grand View University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 11% of Grand View University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 89% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Grand View University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Grand View University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Grand View University students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Grand View University?

To be most competitive at Grand View University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Grand View University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Grand View University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Grand View University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Grand View University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15. Applicants should hear back by September 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Grand View University during the following terms:

• Fall Term


Grand View University Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Grand View University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Grand View University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Grand View University accept transfer credits?

✅ Grand View University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Grand View University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Do I have to submit test scores to Grand View University?

❌ No, Grand View University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Grand View University's acceptance rate?

✅ Grand View University has an acceptance rate of 96%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Grand View University?

❌ Grand View University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Grand View University?

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

96%

How hard is it to get into Grand View University? Grand View University is a less selective institution. The Grand View University acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.

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Grand View University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Grand View University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Grand View University is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Grand View University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Grand View University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Grand View University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Grand View University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

470 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

450 - 550

Grand View University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.3

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Grand View University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,889

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

96%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$63,046

Out-of-State

$63,046

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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