Grand View University

Grand View University
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50316
Year Founded: 1896
President: Kent Henning
Enrollment: 2,000
Grand View University

At Grand View, you’ll find a modern, metropolitan campus where students unlock their potential. Built on a strong foundation, we are preparing students to change the world through successful careers and service to community. Grand View University offers a high-quality education to a diverse student body in a career-oriented curriculum. At Grand View, students find a winning combination of high-quality programs, experienced professors and caring individuals. Grand View stands out from other universities because of its partnerships with leading businesses in Des Moines, which has led to challenging internships and stellar job placement—for more than two decades nearly 100 percent of GV graduates have found jobs right after graduation. 

Distinctive Facts & Features

Grand View University is a liberal arts institution offering a high-quality education to a diverse student body in a career-oriented

  • Grand View has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1
  • 40 Undergraduate, four graduate and 10online programs
  • More than 10,000 GV alumni are living and working in Iowa
  • 99% of GV students receive financial aid
  • Grand View has 26 men’s and women’s athletic teams, including women's wrestling and national championship teams in wrestling, football, volleyball, men's golf and shooting sports
Student Profile
  • Male: 45%
  • Female: 55%
  • In-State Students: 84%
  • Out-of-State Students:14%
  • International Students: 2%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 40
  • Number of Graduate Majors: 4
Most Popular Majors
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Kinesiology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Art & Design
  • Tuition: $30,508        
  • Room & Board: $9,334
Financial Aid Data
  • More than 99% of our full-time day students receive financial assistance.
  • The average financial aid package for new first year students exceeds $27,500, with more than $20,400 in scholarships and grants. 
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Average Class Size: 16
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Heart of America Conference
  • Students Participating in Sports Activities and Intramurals: 60%
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs and Organizations: 40+

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