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 920 to 1120 on the SAT exam, or 17 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the GVC average GPA (2.80 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 96% with 23% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll.

Overall GVC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Grand View University was reported as 95.9% in Fall 2020 with over 1,530 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 ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • GVC Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Grand View University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Grand View University have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants 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

  • 2016-2017: 96.6%
  • 2017-2018: 92.7%
  • 2018-2019: 92.0%
  • 2019-2020: 95.9%
  • Projected GVC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 87.7%

How Does GVC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for GVC is sixty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mercy College of Health Sciences97.8%
Drake University67.6%
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary62.5%
Simpson College80.5%
Central College65.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to GVC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 550
Math470 - 570
Total Score920 - 1120
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 22
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