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Grand Valley State University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

24,541 students

83% admitted

  • 19,474 full time
  • 5,067 part time
  • 8,016 men full time
  • 11,458 women full time
  • 16,697 applied
  • 13,877 admitted
  • 3,865 enrolled

20,818 Undergraduates

$10,078 tuition/year

  • 3,555 Graduates
  • 168 Non-Degree
  • $10,078 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $8,300 room & board
  • $1,000 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Lakers
School Colors: Blue, black, and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Staci from Brookfield, IL
  • 0
  • GVSU has not only the most beautiful, warm and welcoming campus I have seen (from visiting eight schools in total as a high school senior), it is truly a Home…

  • Jun-18-2012 Read More
  • Katelyn from Midland, MI
  • 0
  • due to its closed campus layout and can do attitude from staff and students alike, grand valley state university gives resonates with an energizing feel of a small community with…

  • Feb-13-2012 Read More
  • Gabriel from Auburn Hills, MI
  • 0
  • Grand Valley is a really cool school! Homeschooled all my life, I arrived here and felt instantly accepted and comfortable. The Christian groups on campus are wonderfully diverse…

  • Apr-09-2012 Read More
  • Taylor from Grand Rapids, MI
  • 0
  • Grand Valley has some pretty awesome academic programs, and the sports are top notch. The social life, however, is pretty non-existent. You have to find your own things to do.…

  • Aug-16-2012 Read More
  • Jordan from Allendale, MI
  • 0
  • Grand Valley is a very welcoming environment, for any and all students. There are many campus resources to help you not only pass, but excel in classes. There are over…

  • Aug-27-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship and public service.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kaitlyn from Maple Rapids, MI
  • Jan-01-2012 I am a current student here

    I definitely enjoy being here, even though my roommates are bad. The campus is great, the staff friendly and informative, and the opportunities for anything are limitless.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-31-2011 I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful, but I don't feel as though I fit in. Maybe the idea of the whole 'college experience' just doesn't fit my personality. The professors and the other students are usually very nice, though.

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  • 5
  • Mercedes from Detroit, MI
  • Dec-20-2011 I am a current student here

    The University is definitely campus friendly and beautiful. You surely meet life-long friends here at Grand Valley. The extracurricular activities are AWESOME and you can create your very OWN clubs!!

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  • 5
  • MacKenzie from Muskegon, MI
  • Dec-11-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I also have several friends who attend GVSU so I'm not going to be too lonely :) I also enjoy the campus.

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  • 4
  • Taylor from Grand Haven, MI
  • Nov-15-2011 I am a current student here

    The people here are nice, and as I said, the diversity is great. You will find many people with similar interests, as well as getting to know others that are different.

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