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Study abroad at Graceland University

Graceland University is a progressive institution located in the close-knit community of Lamoni, Iowa. The University also has a campus in Independence, Missouri, just outside the vibrant city of Kansas City.

Since 1895, Graceland University has been developing students into people who will change the world by giving them the best experience and education possible. The University is grounded in the liberal arts, and values learning, wholeness, and community.

At Graceland, you can choose from 35 areas of study, including 31 undergraduate majors, three master’s, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. There are programs available from a wide variety of subjects including accounting, art, business, IT, mathematics, and beyond.

Graceland prides itself on its campus community and offers 42 student clubs and organizations you can get involved in. There are 20 varsity teams to cheer on, and more than half of the students at Graceland take part in intramural sports.

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Why study at Graceland University?

  • Practical experience

    Students have opportunities for experiential learning and internships with seasoned industry professionals

  • Student to faculty ratio

    Gracelands student to faculty ratio of just 15:1 means you can stand out in small classes

  • Financial help

    99% of Graceland students receive financial aid

Life as an international student

Graceland is proud of its international and multicultural campus, with around 10% of the student community coming from overseas, representing 32 different countries.

Graceland’s positioning in both academics and geography offers a unique opportunity to international students to pursue studies in a university environment while enjoying the best of the American heartland.

The University understands how difficult the transition to studying abroad can be. That’s why their Intercultural office offers a number of services designed to help you during your time at Graceland.

They offer a transition class that can help you adjust to life at Graceland, and you can also get advice on things like immigration, regulations, and general counseling.

Campus housing is available to all international students, and freshmen are assigned a two-person room to help you meet new people and integrate into the campus community.

Student reviews for Graceland University

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  • Daniel Flores
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    Graceland University Business economics
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    I have improved a lot academically and athletically as Graceland facilities allow me to do everything what I need to get the best out of me. The Lifting Room, Gym, Library, Cafeteria, and all classes are so close that I can use my time advantageously. There is a great environment in the dorms, and although my sport’s program was not fully what I expected, the friends and relationships I created made me realize that there are other forms to be happy rather than only depending on a sport.
  • Austin Wheeler
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    Graceland University Sports Management
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    I have been at Graceland University for one semester only, and can say with confidence that attending this institution has changed my life for the better. Being a student athlete on the baseball team, we have access to facilities almost 24/7, which gives us the ability to train when others rest. Having a small campus makes the student life experience far more enjoyable, as faculty and peer members build close knit relationships with one another. Professors are driven to get their students to the next level, whether that be an internship experience or source of reference. This campus is beautiful during all seasons, and the unique architecture of restored buildings throughout the university only adds value to the students' experience. I love it here, and am beyond excited for the future of my time as a Yellowjacket.
  • Zoi Akrivaki
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    Graceland University Sports Management
    Tell us about Graceland University
    Graceland is a small college with really kind and friendly people! If you have any problem dont hesitate to ask for them. Also if you live on campus all the buildings are close to each other so there is no problem go by walking. The only disadvantage if you want to see big cities like Kansas City and De Moine you have to go by a car and is 1-2 hours far.
  • Johan Carlsson
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    Graceland University Business Administration
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    It’s super nice I like how close and convenient it is, the social life is good and with our “housing system” everyone becomes a big family.
  • Max Schichtel
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    Graceland University Computer Science
    Tell us about Graceland University
    The social life is the best thing about Graceland. The way the students and teachers interact with each other is very warm and friendly. For everyone with a hard time making social contacts it is very easy at Graceland. Most of the students are willing to help and support. It is a great opportunity to make friends and contacts for life. I feel like Graceland has a great network of Alumni. Meeting Alumni is always nice and because it is such a small and family like university there are interesting conversations.

What Graceland University says

  • Emily McPhee

    Emily McPhee

    Graceland University International Recruiter and DSO
    Emily McPhee says

    An education from Graceland University is more than a degree. Here, we’re focused on building leaders.

    Through every educational opportunity we provide, both in and outside the classroom, we’re creating positive communities, relationships, and experiences that develop our student’s potential to lead meaningful and productive lives.

    International students can apply to any program our university offers. With 31 undergraduate majors, nine pre-professional programs, three master’s degrees, and one doctorate program, your future is in good hands when you study at Graceland University.

    Depending on the degree international students choose they will find that we have a high placement rate for professional positions and graduate schools.

Student life & facilities

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Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: US$19,950 per year


Prestigious Honors Scholarship

  • Amount: Up to full tuition and is renewable for up to four years.
  • Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.75. Minimum ACT/SAT composite score


Ackerley Computer Science and Technology Scholarship

  • Amount: Award amount varies up to US$8,000 and is renewable for up to four years.
  • Requirements: Minimum high school GPA 3.5 and ACT 26 (math and composite). Enroll full-time and declare CSIT major. Willing to participate in all CSIT activities

Wildermuth Asian - Technology Endowed Scholarship

  • Amount: Award amount varies from US$500 to US$1,000 and is renewable for up to four years.
  • Requirements: Citizen from an Asian/Pacific Rim country. TOEFL score of 500 (paper) or 61 (internet). Grade equivalent of 3.0 GPA in high school. Enroll full-time and declare CSIT major. Willing to participate in all CSIT activities

Honors Scholarship

  • Amount: US$1000 renewable for up to four years.
  • Requirements: Be able to participate for at least 4 semesters in the Honors Program, have a minimum high school or college cumulative GPA of 3.50, demonstrate outstanding writing skills, and score a 25 or higher on the ACT (1200 or higher on the SAT). In lieu of test scores, the applicant may also answer one of two 250 word Alternative to Testing questions on the honors application. (Not available for Prestigious Honors Scholarship recipients).


Graceland University

Lamoni Campus Address: 1 University Pl, Lamoni, IA 50140, USA | Independence Campus Address: 1401 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050, USA

Graceland University is located in the small town of Lamoni, which offers international students a friendly and supportive local community.

There is also a campus in Independence, Missouri, located just outside Kansas City. The Independence Campus, situated in an Kansas City urban setting, our commuter campus in Independence, Missouri is home to our nursing and seminary programs, and offers access to our education and business program.

Visa requirements for Graceland University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the USA, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements