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Grand View University

Des Moines, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate98%

Grand View University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Grand View University. The acceptance rate at Grand View University is 98%. Last year, 1,886 students applied to Grand View University and 1,856 were admitted.

If you are applying to Grand View University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Grand View University for fall semester should hear back from Grand View University by 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 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Mean SAT Score 1049
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 5%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 36%
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 8 15 September 15

Want to Apply Early to Grand View University?

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

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

More on Grand View University Admissions

Is Grand View University Challenging To Get Into?

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

In 2022, Grand View University accepted 98% of all applicants, approximately 1,856 from the 1,886 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.

For Students Waitlisted to Grand View University

Grand View University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Grand View University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Grand View University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Grand View University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Alumni/ae Relations Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience 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. Make sure to check in 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 3.4. Grand View University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 68% submitted a class rank. At Grand View University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 71% 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 9.7%
3.75 and 3.99 19.5%
3.50 and 3.74 20.1%
3.25 and 3.49 14.3%
3.00 and 3.24 13.4%
2.50 and 2.9 17.1%
2.00 and 2.49 5.4%

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 is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 5% of Grand View University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 36% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Grand View University?

To be competitive with other Grand View University applicants, you should strive to earn between 860 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Grand View University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 860, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Grand View University student is 1049.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Grand View University students scored 600 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 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

To be most competitive at Grand View University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Grand View University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 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.

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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 decide if you want to to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Grand View University's acceptance rate?

✅ Grand View University has an acceptance rate of 98%.

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

❌ Grand View University does not offer early decision.

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Grand View University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


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 98%. This means that the institution accepts 98 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

860 - 1170


Math SAT Range

460 - 600


Reading SAT Range

450 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


860 to 1170


860 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Grand View University students is 1049. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Grand View University, while applicants with SAT scores between 860 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 860 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Grand View University.

Grand View University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Grand View University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. 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

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