GVC Description

Through its unique combination of educational programs, Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa helps to nurture each student’s individual gifts and interests.

Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grand View College is grounded in such Lutheran values as intellectual growth, and independent thinking and, therefore, do their best to nurture each student’s individual ideas.

Grand View is a four-year school, but also offers additional learning options. To meet the needs of working adults, for example, Grand View offers an accelerated bachelor’s degree program that allows students to earn a degree in a shortened period of time.

Another way that Grand View honors the individual is in its individualized major option, which allows students to develop their own course of study, or major.

Grand View College also offers less common majors and degrees, such as a bachelor’s in Paralegal Studies, only one of a few, and a certificate in Art Therapy.

More traditional academic courses may be pursued as well. With close to 40 majors available, students may obtain degrees in education, business, nursing or psychology.

Since class sizes remain small, individual expression is also fostered within the classroom, mainly through class discussions.

Students from any program may use the career services center to help them define their career path and search for employment.

Campus life includes access to student housing, sports teams, and student organizations, including a music and theatre arts group.

Students needing financial aid may qualify for loans, grants, work-study and/or scholarships. Contact Grand View College for more information.
Minneapolis, 6 hours from Chicago, and 3 hours from Kansas City.

Quick Facts about Grand View College

Region

Midwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Vikings

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$20,648

Out-of-State Tuition

$20,648

Retention Rate

68%

Enrollment

1,967

Year Established

1896

GVC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

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100% of students gave Grand View College 4 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I enjoyed the small classes and really getting to know my professors!

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GVC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
1,936
Freshman Class
317
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,967

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
98%
Graduate
2%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
92%
Part-Time
8%

Gender of Students

Women
48%
Men
52%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
3%
African American
7%
Caucasian
74%
Asian
2%
Unknown and Other
14%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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