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Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI, USA
3.98 Average Rating

Grand Valley State University is a public liberal arts institution with three regional campuses in western Michigan. GVSU offers undergraduate degrees in 91 academic fields of study. For students who wish to experience another culture during their college careers, GVSU hosts numerous study abroad programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. To promote sustainability on campus, GVSU features 25 LEED-certified facilities and a community garden.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
91%
Out of State Students
8%
0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1090
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Other January 7, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
25,049
Total Number of Undergrads
21,937
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
31%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
65%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,491
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$11,832
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,704
0
100
67%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%
Average Aid Per Year
$3,944
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
425
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Grand Rapids
Detroit
Chicago
Saginaw
Lansing
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
85%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
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 and all very welcoming. Nice profs, good learning, beautiful campus, lots to do, great food, and nice dorms! This is definitely a 5-star school!
Gabriel from Auburn Hills, MI
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 away from Home. As any other university, the student gets what they give in to the program, and in to their life on campus. I have absolutely no regrets, and am completely happy with the decision to live on campus, and be involved.
Staci from Brookfield, IL

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