Grand View College (GVC)

Des Moines, IA

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Grand View College

Grand View College Student Essentials

Grand View College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Vikings
Website: www.grandview.edu
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

About GVC

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.

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GVC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

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

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

Overall Rating

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


GVC Map & Location

Grand View College
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316


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Getting Around GVC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Des Moines, IA

Winter
Dec
34
18
Jan
31
14
Feb
36
19
Spring
Mar
49
30
Apr
62
41
May
72
52
Summer
Jun
82
62
Jul
86
67
Aug
84
65
Fall
Sep
76
55
Oct
63
43
Nov
48
31

GVC Students

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

Ethnic Diversity:

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

Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%
Women 48%
Men 52%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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