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Graceland University

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About Graceland University

Graceland University a private, four year liberal arts university educates students for advanced study, for productive careers and for rich lives. Its student body is a targeted, yet diverse group that includes persons of different ages, backgrounds and national origins who share a commitment to learning. Its curriculum, firmly rooted in the liberal arts tradition and enhanced by career-oriented practical experiences, affirms different styles of learning and prepares students to become competent professionals. Its highly qualified faculty excel in teaching and engage in scholarly, creative and professional activities. Together with the administration and staff, they care deeply about students.

Graceland offers a learning environment for the residential as well as the non-residential student that nurtures personal growth. Its challenging academic program stresses the joy of lifelong learning, the rigor of intellectual discipline and the relationship of both to a satisfying professional and personal life. Its size fosters genuine concern for the individual while providing fellowship and a sense of belonging. For the residential student, its rich co-curricular program of interest groups, athletics, student government, residential life and leisure activities provides opportunity to develop interpersonal skills, relationships, creativity and leadership.

Campus information

Lamoni Campus:. It is a beautiful, welcoming campus that spans 170 acres in the rolling hills of southern Iowa. Our sports complex boasts an artificial, field-turf football field, a new Olympics quality outdoor track and a best-in-the-conference soccer complex. The Helene Center for the Visual Arts is the envy of other schools, and the Resch Science and Technology Hall offers superb facilities and industry-standard equipment. Forty-eight  student apartments opened in the fall of 2011. Our regional performing arts hub, the Shaw Center features a 625-seat auditorium, a 100-seat recital hall, a fully customizable black box theatre, a beautiful new lobby and atrium and a stunning outdoor amphitheater.

Independence Campus: It is the home to Graceland’s School of Nursing and Community of Christ Seminary. Graceland’s online programs are operated on the IC, which was opened in 1999. The student-friendly, 55,000-square-foot facility is equipped with cutting-edge learning tools and resources including a comprehensive wireless network, nursing skills lab fitted with cameras to record and play back demonstrations and an award winning nursing library. The IC also offers teacher education and business programs.

Lamoni Campus: the main, residential campus is located in Lamoni, Iowa about an hour south of Des Moines. 

Independence Campus: Our Independence Campus (IC) is located in Independence, Missouri and is home to Graceland’s School of Nursing and Community of Christ Seminary. Graceland’s online programs are operated on the IC, which was opened in 1999. 


Graceland offers two kinds of housing; dorm style residence halls and apartments. Priority for the  apartments is upper classmen (junior or senior standing). 

Graceland University has extra long mattresses which are longer than 76 inches. These extra-long beds require specifically-sized sheets, comforters and blankets. Therefore, Graceland University is providing the Residence Hall Linens program to our students and families. On move-in day it's important to have those XL sheets that can be hard to find. Our goal is to make sure every parent and student is ready with the right size sheets, so we offer a huge variety of custom-sized linens guaranteed to fit your residence hall bed and to last until graduation. We also provide a selection of extra-long thermal blankets, extra-long mattress pads, pillows, storage solutions, extra-long comforters and anything else you will need.

  • Graybill Residence Hall
  • Gunsolley Residence Hall
  • Tess Morgan Residence Hall
  • Walker Hall
  • Small/Thomas Apartments


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Education and Teaching 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 3


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