|Setting:||Small Town Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) offers the large number of academic programs and student life activities of a large university and the benefits of a smaller one.
Located in Allendale, Michigan, Grand Valley State University has additional campus centers in Grand Rapids and other nearby cities.
GVSU offers more than 200 programs of study, including more than 81 bachelor’s degrees. Undergraduate majors include:
- Biomedical Science
- Chinese Studies
- Classical Studies
- Creative Writing
- Criminal Justice
- Tourism Management
Grand Valley State’s College life boasts more than 300 student clubs and organizations. While GVSU’s offerings are numerous, students still benefit from small classes and close contact with faculty.
The undergraduate admissions department requires applicants to submit an online application, an application fee, transcripts and ACT or SAT scores. In addition to GPA and test scores, the admissions department also evaluates class ranking and classes taken. They also consider extracurricular activities.
Grand Valley State University offers need-based federal financial aid awards like loans, grants and work-study. Grand Valley State also awards scholarships. Some examples of scholarships are performing arts scholarships, academic scholarships and scholarships for transfer students.
67% of students gave Grand Valley State University 5 stars overall.
GVSU is a good solid alternative for those who didn't want to go to the other state schools but wanted to still gain the same experience and knowledge, if not more, due to the smaller class sizes and attentive professors/counselors. GVSU has been growing fast and becoming more liberal which will only benefit the conservative area.
Grand Valley State University has a great atmosphere. The people and staff are very friendly and willing to help. The campus is beautiful, and the dorms are very nice. Touring the Frederick Meijer Honors College made me realize that I'd love to be a part of an academic community such as the honors college. I am very excited to attend GVSU next year and be exposed to the opportunities they have to offer.
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Dr
Allendale, MI 49401
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Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.
Seasonal average temperatures for Allendale, MI
|Full-Time Undergrad Students||23,556|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||28,906|
- Latino: 4%
- African American: 5%
- Caucasian: 85%
- Asian: 2%
- Unknown and Other: 3%
|Unknown and Other||3%|
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