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Grand View University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Des Moines, IA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1200 Grandview Avenue
City, State, Zip
Des Moines, IA 50316-1599
Phone
(800) 444-6083
Fax
(515) 263-2974
E-mail
admissions@GrandView.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
September 15
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
96% of 1,526 applicants were admitted
Women
96% of 891 applicants were admitted
Men
96% of 635 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
561 (38%) of 1,463 admitted students enrolled
Women
288 (34%) of 856 admitted students enrolled
Men
273 (45%) of 607 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 and Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
36%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
450-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
42%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
14%
Score of 18 - 23
58%
Score of 12 - 17
27%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 14%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 66%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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