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Graceland University

Lamoni, IA

At A Glance

Main Address

1 University Pl

Lamoni, IA 50140-1641

www.graceland.edu

Admission Office

1 University Place

Lamoni, IA 50140

(641) 784-5196

Fax : (641) 784-5480

admissions@graceland.edu

Contact : Deborah Skinner

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Type of School

Small

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Church Of Christ

Community of Christ

College Board Code: 6249

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 45.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,038

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 193

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 73.0%

Average financial aid package : $26,273.00

In-State Tuition : $31,320.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $31,320.00

School Calendar

Trimester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Rural Community (<2,500)

Rural

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Additional campus in Independence, Missouri and online.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Trimester

Student-faculty ratio : 14 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 45.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 66.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 27.0%
Business/Marketing : 18.0%
Education : 12.0%
Parks And Recreation : 9.0%
Psychology : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B C
Organizational Leadership B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design B

Education
Education, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Special Education and Teaching, General B M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing M
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B
Nursing Practice D
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics B
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies B
Sustainability Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Design and Visual Communications, General B
Music Performance, General B
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

136 Public computers, available in: Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, ultra-centrifuge, -80 degrees freezer

Geographic Location : 75 miles from Des Moines, 110 miles from Kansas City, MO.

Rural Community

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,038

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 193

Degree-seeking undergrads : 972

Graduate enrollment : 701

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 28.0%

Out of state students : 72.0%

Part Time students : 8.0%

Percentage of males : 42.0%

Percentage of females : 58.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 9.0%

Asian : 1.0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 10.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 8.0%

White : 60.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 6.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : No tobacco, alcohol, or drug use on campus. On the Lamoni campus, residence hall living is required of all students unless approval is received from the Residence Life Office. A limited number of students with Senior status are approved to live off campus each year. Seniors receive priority. Students exempt from this policy are: students who are 23 years of age or older, military veterans, married students, or students living with legal dependents.

Student Newspaper : The Tower

Student Newspaper URL : http://gracelandtower.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 95.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 78.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Theme Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Yellowjackets

Sport Member : NAIA

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Intercollegiate

Club

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Economically disadvantaged students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Study skills assistance

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Handball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rodeo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Other Sports : disc golf club. dance team: Gadets (coed), tapeball, dodgeball, kickball, glow in the dark dodgeball, glow in the dark capture the flag.


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 2,514

Admitted : 1,461

Enrolled : 193

Somewhat selective 58.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

Application Essay

Interview

Recommendations

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

To be considered for acceptance to Graceland, an applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED high school equivalency certificate/diploma and qualify in two of the following three criteria: Rank in upper 50% of the class, Have a grade point average of 2.50 or above based on a 4.00 system, Have either a minimum composite ACT score of 21 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1060. Meeting two of the three criteria does not guarantee admission to Graceland University and applicants may be asked to provide additional information to support their application for admission.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 12.0%

Top Quarter : 34.0%

Top Half : 70.0%

Bottom Half : 30.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 13.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 15.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 16.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 23.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 4.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

600 - 699 : 9.0%

500 - 599 : 56.0%

400 - 499 : 33.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

600 - 699 : 8.0%

500 - 599 : 48.0%

400 - 499 : 36.0%

300 - 399 : 8.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 52.0%

12 - 17 : 22.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 20.0%

18 - 23 : 40.0%

12 - 17 : 36.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 16.0%

18 - 23 : 47.0%

12 - 17 : 31.0%

6 - 11 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: A student who scores a 3 will be granted credit for a one-semester course or the first half of a one-year course. He/she will be permitted to enroll in a year long course at the beginning of the second semester. Scores of a 4 or 5 may merit credit in a one-year course.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

2

Social Studies

0

3

Foreign Language

0

1

Academic Electives

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 27.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 71.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

450 - 550

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

470 - 570

ACT Composite

18 - 24


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

--

All

4

6

--

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 1400 (4 s.h.)

All

4

8

BIOL 1400 (4 s.h.) & BIOL 1500 (4 s.h.)

All

Calculus AB

3

3

MATH 1510

All

4

6

MATH 1510 (3 s.h.) & MATH 1520 (3 s.h.)

All

Calculus BC

3

6

MATH 1510 & MATH 1520

All

4

9

MATH 1510, MATH 1520, & MATH 2510

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 1430 (WV-CHEM 1431)

All

4

8

CHEM 1430 & CHEM 1440 (WV-CHEM 1431 & CHEM 1441)

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 2350

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CSIT 1100

All

4

6

CSIT 1100 & CSIT 2010

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CSIT 1100

All

Drawing

3

3

ARTS 1230

All

4

6

ARTS 1230

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 0030

All

4

6

ENGL 0030 & ENGL 0031 (Comp)

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 0030

All

4

6

ENGL 0030 & ENGL 0040

All

Environmental Science

3

3

BIOL 1260

All

European History

3

3

HIST 0040

All

4

6

HIST 0040

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

4

9

--

All

5

12

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Latin

3

6

MFLG 0040

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 1300

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 1320

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUSC 1150

All

4

6

MUSC 1150 & MUSC 1160

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 1410

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHYS 1420

All

Physics B

3

4

PHYS 1410

All

4

8

PHYS 1410 & PHYS 1420

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 1300

All

Research

4

3

ENGL 1100 Discourse I

All

Seminar

4

3

ENGL 2100 Discourse II

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

4

9

--

All

5

12

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

SPAN 0040

All

4

9

SPAN 0040

All

5

12

SPAN 0040

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 1380 Statistics

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 1300

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 2410

All

4

6

HIST 2410 & HIST 2420

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 1310

All

4

6

HIST 1310 & HIST 1320

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

50

6

College Composition Modular with Optional Essay

50

6

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

5

French II

59

12

German I

50

6

German II

60

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

6

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

63

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 71.0%

% of loans / jobs : 29.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 90.0%

% Judged to have need : 93.0%

% that were offered aid : 93.0%

% that had need fully met : 12.0%

% of need met : 73.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $26,273.00

Avg non need-based aid : $21,361.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $25,143.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $44,984.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Sherri Brenizer

Financial aid office phone : (641) 784-5051

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $950.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Study and Faith Scholarship; 50% tuition; for Community of Christ members. Faith Commitment Grants; up to $500 for other faiths. Merit scholarships: up to $16,500; for incoming freshmen based on GPA and ACT/SAT. Fine Arts, Athletic and Computer Science scholarships available.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Job Skills

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$31,320.00

$31,320.00

$31,320.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$31,320.00

$31,320.00

$31,320.00

Room and board:

$9,440.00

$9,440.00

$5,810.00

Books and supplies:

$1,320.00

$1,320.00

$1,320.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,660.00

$1,660.00

$1,660.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,460.00

$1,460.00

$1,460.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$45,200.00

$45,200.00

$41,570.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$45,200.00

$45,200.00

$41,570.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Rodeo

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Available

Wrestling

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 468

Transfers admitted percentage: 43.0%

Transfers admitted: 203

Transfers enrolled percentage: 20.0%

Transfers enrolled: 97

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $31,320.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $9,440.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $9,440.00

Additional estimated expenses: $2,905.00

Costs per credit hour: $950.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser