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Tuition & Fees

$10,752

$15,408

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,967
Declined + 3,153
Total Received 18,120
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Grand Valley State University, founded in 1960, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,237-acre campus is located in Allendale, 12 miles west of Grand Rapids and 12 miles east of Lake Michigan.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 24,477
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 1258
ACT 2005

Public

21,235

undergraduate students

3,242

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
44%
18-23
47%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
39%
18-23
43%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
49%
18-23
37%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Allendale, MI

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Allendale, MI

1,304-acre campus in Allendale (population: 17,579), 12 miles from Grand Rapids; branch campuses in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Muskegon. Airport, bus, and train serve Grand Rapids. School operates transportation to Grand Rapids. Public transportation serves campus.

Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
17%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
44%
18-23
47%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
39%
18-23
43%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
49%
18-23
37%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,967
Declined + 3,153
Total Received 18,120

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jodi Chycinski
Director of Admissions
P: 800 748-0246
F: 616 331-2000
go2gvsu@gvsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,752
Room $5,480
Board $2,600
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $19,832
Average Financial Aid - $9,280
Total with Avg. Aid $10,552

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,280

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $31,470,642
State $2,185,257
Institutional $25,238,626
Other external $2,271,555
Total $61,166,080

Non-need-based

Federal $49,212
State $19,593
Institutional $7,033,708
Other external $733,707
Total $7,836,220

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Lakers
School colors
black, white, and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising/Public Relations
Allied Health Sciences
Anthropology
Art Education
Art History
Art/Studio Art
Athletic Training
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biopsychology
Biostatistics
Broadcasting
Business
Business Administration/Management
Business Economics
Cell/Molecular Biology
Cellular/Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Classics
Communication Studies
Communications
Comprehensive Science/Arts for Teaching
Computer Information Systems
Computer/Information Science
Criminal Justice
Dance
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education
Education Technology
Engineering
English
English Literature/Language
Exercise Science
Film/Video
Finance
French
General Business
Geochemistry
Geography
Geology
German
Health Communications
Health Sciences
Higher Education
History
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Information Systems
Instruction/Curriculum
Integrated Science
International Business
International Relations
Journalism
Leadership
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Literacy Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Medical/Bioinformatics
Music
Music Education
Natural Resources Management
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Safety/Health Technology
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science/Government
Professional Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic/Imaging Science
Religious Studies
School Counseling
School Psychology
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Language Pathology
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Taxation
Theatre
Therapeutic Recreation
Women/Gender Studies
Writing
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Undergraduate

87%

21,235
students

Female
58%
12,304

Male
42%
8,931

Graduate

13%

3,242
students

Female
68%
2,192

Male
32%
1,050

undergraduateFull-time

87%

18,686
students

Female
59%
10,956

Male
41%
7,730

undergraduatePart-time

13%

2,549
students

Female
53%
1,348

Male
47%
1,201

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

87%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 30

Winter: December 1

Spring: April 15

Summer: April 15

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 69
Countries most often represented China
Germany
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jodi Chycinski
Director of Admissions
616 331-2025
chycinsj@gvsu.edu

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