Students Say

Grace College and Seminary augments the classic liberal arts education with an emphasis on the “Biblical values of character, competence, and service.” Educationally, Grace College offers “a great mix of teaching styles and quality professor-student interaction.” Most importantly, “the faculty really cares about getting to know the students and helping them succeed individually and as a class.” A freshman reports, “The professors offer so much of themselves and you can tell they are devoted to serving Christ through teaching at Grace. I feel challenged academically and spiritually here.”

Overview

Applicants
2,237
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

40%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 580
SAT Math
460 - 600
ACT Composite
21 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Religious Affiliation / Commitment

Overall

Students Say

Grace College and Seminary augments the classic liberal arts education with an emphasis on the “Biblical values of character, competence, and service.” Educationally, Grace College offers “a great mix of teaching styles and quality professor-student interaction.” Most importantly, “the faculty really cares about getting to know the students and helping them succeed individually and as a class.” A freshman reports, “The professors offer so much of themselves and you can tell they are devoted to serving Christ through teaching at Grace. I feel challenged academically and spiritually here.” Prospective students should be aware that religion is an important aspect of the academic experience at this evangelical Christian school and “every single faculty member will begin class, not by requirement, but by choice, with prayer. They will also try to incorporate a Biblical approach to the class in any way they are able.” Most students choose Grace precisely for its strong spiritual focus; others would like the school to encourage “a more lively, worldly, and interactive environment,” rather than leaning so heavily on religion.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
31:1
Total Faculty
76
with Terminal Degree
30

48
Men
28
Women
1
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
30 - 39

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
92%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral
Doctoral Other
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
77
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,321

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,465

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,846

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,750

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$23,290
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Given its location and religious affiliation, its not too surprising that “the vast majority of students here are Caucasian, conservative, republican, middle-class, evangelical Christian, heterosexual Americans.” As such, many students share an interest in “dynamic worship and contemporary Christian music.” A freshman adds, “The students at Grace are very dedicated to their studies and their personal spiritual growth. You can tell that these students are here because they want to be.” Despite some common denominators, “no two Grace students are exactly alike. We share basic beliefs and a lot of us have a common background, but the student body represents lots of different talents, interests, and personalities.” “Most students are social, kind, and sensitive to others’ moods and feelings,” and there are plenty of social outlets for any type of person. A sophomore tells us, “You never have to eat alone, and you can always find someone who wants you to tag along with them to Wal-mart or Steak n’ Shake, even if you’re not that popular.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,530
Out of State
34%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

1.06%
Asian
3.62%
African-American
3.32%
Hispanic
83.40%
Caucasian
3.92%
Unknown
1.36%
International

57% female
43% male
34% are out of state
80% are full time
20% are part time

Overview

Students Say

When they aren’t studying, many Grace students participate in intramural sports, and “during the spring, summer, and fall seasons, outdoor activities are very popular.” On weeknights, students “do homework, watch TV, drive to fast-food or Wal-mart, or update Facebook,” along with “hanging out at the coffee shop on campus,” “playing games,” or “going down the hill to one of the many small restaurants.” By most standards, campus life is “very conservative” and “alcohol and other drugs are very uncommon.” The vast majority appreciates the wholesome college atmosphere, though some feel that students don’t need a curfew and “should be able to drink off-campus (because if you are 21, you are legally allowed to do it).” Located in the beautiful resort town of Winona Lake, off-campus attractions are limited to a few restaurants and a movie theater. However, the Student Activities Board offers on-campus programs that are widely attended, “such as $1 unlimited Taco Bell night, bowling night, [and] laser tag night.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
74
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
75

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
9
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
8

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Lancers)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lancers)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
22

Average Number of PC's per Lab
5

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
93%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Address
200 Seminary Drive
Winona Lake, IN 46590

Phone
574-372-5100

Email
enroll@grace.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Gordon Recreation Center
Coffee/Sub shop

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Village at Winona
North Pointe Cinemas

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
574-372-5100

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
enroll@grace.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Fort Wayne International Airport South Bend Regional Airport Taxis

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Fort Wayne: US 30 W to Warsaw. Turn left (South) onto CR-250 E. Turn right (West) onto Wooster Rd. Campus on left.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Hampton Inn and Suites Ramada Plaza Warsaw Comfort Inn
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Key Stats

2,237
Applicants
1,530
Size
91%
Acceptance Rate
1060
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists