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Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI, USA
3.98 Average Rating

Grand Valley State University is a liberal arts institution and one of the largest universities in the US in terms of enrollment. There are three regional campuses in Allendale, Holland, and Grand Rapids, and associated centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. GVSU is committed to sustainability with 25 LEED-certified sites and a community garden, landing it among The Princeton Review top “Green Colleges.” Marketing, psychology, and finance are among the top majors for undergraduates.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 24
Average SAT Composite: 1090

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
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 big dreams. having just celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, which is still fairly young for a university, gvsu is still looking to grow and improve itself; in this way, each student attending grand valley and the university itself are growing each year. this being said, grand valley is an inspiring atmosphere to be a part of and i would recommend it to anyone who is considering taking the next step in furthering their education.
Katelyn from Midland, MI
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

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