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Graceland University


Established in 1895, Graceland University is a private liberal arts University with approximately 1,000 students on its Lamoni, Iowa campus. With over 50 academic majors and programs and a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Graceland offers students a variety of classes in a close, personal setting.

At Graceland, we believe in educating the whole person. We want to see our students thrive academically, socially, spiritually and physically. Our caring community will become your home during this important time in your life, so we strive to make your college experience memorable.

At Graceland, over 33 percent of our students participate in the fine arts. Nearly 90 percent participate in intramurals and 50 percent participate in our athletic programs, which offer 22 varsity and numerous junior varsity teams. Becoming a part of our inclusive Residence Life “House” System will make you feel welcome from the moment you step on campus—and there are over 50 clubs and organizations you can join! Clubs and organizations are primarily student initiated and student-driven, so it’s very possible that if you have a special interest, there is already a club or organization devoted to it.


Graceland is composed of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, C.H. Sandage School of Business, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education, School of Nursing and Community of Christ Seminary. Our Lamoni campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities such as the newly renovated $16 million Shaw Center, The Helene Center for the Visual Arts, Resch Science and Technology Hall, and the new Fitzgerald Fitness Center. 

Graceland University is ranked in the top 20 Best Online Education Programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, including our Bachelor’s programs (No. 5), graduate Education programs (No. 11), and graduate Nursing programs (No. 5). We have also been named a Best College in the Midwest by The Princeton Review.

Graceland is a private college with the affordability of a public institution. Our financial aid advisors work hard to ensure nearly 98 percent of the student body receives financial assistance in the form of scholarships and grants for academics, music, theatre and athletics.

For more information about visiting or attending Graceland, registration, curriculum, tuition, financial aid packages and scholarships, please visit us on the web at, call 866-GRACELAND, or write to the  Admissions Office, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140.
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