Grand View University - Des Moines, IA Grand View is a not-for-profit liberal arts university offering bachelor's and master's degrees. It is a private institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Founded more than 100 years ago in 1896, Grand View offers a high-quality education to a diverse student body in a career-oriented, liberal arts–grounded curriculum at two campus locations in greater Des Moines, IA, a metropolitan area of more than half a million people. Grand View welcomes traditional students and adult learners representing a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds.

At Grand View, students find a winning combination of high-quality programs, experienced professors, and caring individuals. With 2,200 students (around 1,700 full time), an average class size of 17, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1, students get to know their professors and other students well. They learn independence and seek responsibility in Grand View's educational environment. Learning is an interactive process at Grand View—students engage in lively discussions, work on real-world projects, and participate in career-related work experiences. Grand View welcomes and supports students from all walks of life, geographies, religions and ethnicities. The university's non-Caucasian enrollment approaches 20%, and there are approximately 30 states and 17 countries represented on campus. About 70% of fulltime undergraduate students are from Iowa. Approximately 800 students live on campus.

More than 40 majors

Grand View offers 40 majors that lead to bachelor’s degrees. Our academic departments have close relationships with central Iowa employers through advisory councils, internship programs and consultation. So, Grand View’s programs have a real-world perspective you can use on your very first job after graduation. Although our largest concentrations are in business administration, nursing, and education, many smaller programs have outstanding reputations for excellence. For example, our graphic design programs win awards across the Midwest, and our pre-Artprofessional programs are highly regarded among graduate and professional schools.

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