Grand Valley State University (GVSU)

Allendale, MI

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Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University Student Essentials

Grand Valley State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Lakers
Nickname: GVSU
Website: www.gvsu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $10,078
Out-of-State Tuition: $14,568
Retention Rate: 82%
Enrollment: 28,906
Year Established: 1960

About GVSU

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:

  • Art
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Engineering
  • Film
  • Nursing
  • 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.

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GVSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Grand Valley State University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2008

Overall Rating

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.


Overall Rating

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.


GVSU Map & Location

Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Dr
Allendale, MI 49401


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Getting Around GVSU

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

3/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Allendale, MI

Winter
Dec
35
25
Jan
30
20
Feb
34
22
Spring
Mar
43
28
Apr
56
38
May
66
48
Summer
Jun
75
58
Jul
79
64
Aug
79
62
Fall
Sep
72
55
Oct
59
44
Nov
46
35

GVSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 23,556
Freshman Class 4,016
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 28,906

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 85%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 4%
African American 5%
Caucasian 85%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%
Women 63%
Men 37%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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