Graceland University

Graceland University has challenged students for more than 100 years to embrace learning as a lifestyle. Students are encouraged to pursue a variety of intellectual choices through the universitys firmly-based liberal arts tradition. Its rich history of diversity, acceptance and intellectual pursuit found on the original campus in Lamoni, Iowa, have been taken to the second campus in Independence, Missouri, satellite sites and programs offered on- line. Graceland attracts students from across the United States and around the world. The graduates of this diverse non-sectarian student body are prepared to meet the challenges in this increasingly complex world.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1895 Other Trimester $47.4 million 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140 (641) 784-5000
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Iowa Lamoni 923

Tuition & Expenses

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Room and board $8,480 (2017-18)


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Average need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $20,199
Students who received need-based scholarship or grant aid (freshmen) 84%
Average non-need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $14,327
Average non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $3,588

Financial Aid

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Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees 1%
Average total indebtedness of 2016 graduating class $30,676
Graduating students who have borrowed (any loan type, 2016) 80%


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Average need-based self-help aid award (freshmen) $4,879
Students who received need-based self-help aid (freshmen) 74%