Grand Valley State University (GVSU)

Allendale, MI

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GVSU Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Review

Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Grand Valley State University

Alumnus - Grad Year 2008

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 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.

Academics

I was enrolled in the School of Communications which offered several types of classes in fields like advertising, film, etc. Most of the classes were small in size which really helped those who wanted to learn one-on-one. Professors were readily available to help you as well.

College Life

Student life at GVSU is comparable to the big state schools. There are a lot of various clubs and organizations one could join if desired. Greek life was prominent only because of the smaller school size. Athletics were highly valued as well, especially the football team.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

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.

Academics

Grand Valley offers many courses and opportunities. The Frederick Meijer Honors College classes seem very well put together and the professors seem very helpful. Grand Valley offers many chances to study abroad and expose yourself to new cultures and people. The academic advisors are there to help you make decisions to reach your goals and become successful.

College Life

There are several clubs at Grand Valley and many opportunities for students to get involved. There are several social opportunities and chances for you to meet new people. The campus is very safe and allows students to be walked to classes if they feel unsafe. There are many athletic teams with very nice stadiums.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

The school lay out was just the perfect size. The classroom halls and the dorm halls were all close by and walking distance. The campus also offers a free bus that will you take you to and from their other campus. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming and was very interested in what I want to major in and my thought on the school. I've never been to a cleaner campus, also. Very well maintained with perfectly cut green grass everywhere. They also had bike paths and walking paths through the nature park for free time.

Academics

The class sizes are perfect. An average of 27 students and the professors always seem to know who you are. They also understand that they are not your only class so they don't load your work load. Easy spreading your homework and projects out and the campus provides many places to study.

College Life

There are over 200 clubs and the school is number one in athletics in it's division. Students get in free to varsity sports with their student identification card. This helps allow students to be more interacted with their school's sports.


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