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

Student Life List

Total Enrollment live On Campus Description
2,230 70% Graceland University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,446, with a gender distribution of 41 percent male students and 59 percent female students. At this school, 70 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 30 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Graceland University is part of the NAIA.

Student Body

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Total enrollment 2,230
Total undergraduate enrollment 1,446
Total graduate enrollment 784
Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members 0.4%

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

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Degree-seeking women 58.2%


Students living on- and off-campus

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Students who live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing 70%
Students who live off-campus 30%

Types of campus housing available

coed dorms (11%)
women's dorms (30%)
men's dorms (43%)
apartments for married students (1%)
apartment for single students (15%)
special housing for disabled students
other housing options


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Collegiate athletic association NAIA

Clubs & Organizations

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Air Force ROTC Not offered
Army ROTC Not offered
Navy ROTC Not offered