Grand View University (GVC)

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GVC can be found in Des Moines, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly two thousand students are enrolled at GVC.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to GVC. A score in the range of 1140 to 1370 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the GVC average GPA (2.71 - 2.97) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 95% with 39% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall GVC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Grand View University was reported as 95.4% in Fall 2013 with over 807 college applications submitted to GVC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • GVC SAT Scores: 1140 - 1370
  • GVC ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • GVC Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Grand View University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Grand View University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Grand View University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 94.8%
  • 2010-2011: 92.0%
  • 2011-2012: 93.1%
  • 2012-2013: 92.5%
  • 2013-2014: 95.4%
  • Projected GVC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 93.8%

How Does GVC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for GVC is seventy-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
AIB College of Business68.9%
Simpson College88.0%
Central College65.8%
Grinnell College35.1%
William Penn University57.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to GVC (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading380 - 450
Math400 - 480
Writing360 - 440
Total Score1140 - 1370
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 23
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