Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$12,860

$18,296

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
34%
500-599
48%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
51%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
42%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,691
Declined 2,787
Total Received 16,478
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Public

21,019

undergraduate students

3,014

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Grand Valley State University, founded in 1960, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,322-acre campus is located in Allendale, 12 miles west of Grand Rapids and 12 miles east of Lake Michigan.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 24,033
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

1,391-acre campus in Allendale (population: 26,059), 12 miles from Grand Rapids; branch campuses in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Muskegon. Air, bus, and train serve Grand Rapids. School operates transportation to Grand Rapids. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Grand Rapids, MI
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Kent County International

Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale
49401

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Alternative Breaks
  • Hospitality and tourism Management Club
  • Dance Troupe
  • Colleges Against Cancer

Top Events

  • Campus Life Night
  • Homecoming
  • President's Ball

Fun Facts

  • Rivals Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University compete to see who can raise the most money for charity in their annual Battle of the Valleys.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
84%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
34%
500-599
48%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
51%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
42%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.7

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,691
Declined 2,787
Total Received 16,478

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 70
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,860
Room & board $8,820
Books & supplies $700
Other fees $470
Total $22,850

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Fencing, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Squash, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Fencing, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Squash, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biopsychology
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Teacher Education
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Dance, General
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geochemistry
Geography
Geography Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Health Communication
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Neuroscience
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Operations Management and Supervision
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Radio and Television
Reading Teacher Education
Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Russian Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Psychology
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Taxation
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Women's Studies
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

24,033

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

21,019
students

Female
60%
12,623

Male
40%
8,489

13%

3,014
students

Female
69%
2,075

Male
28%
846

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

18,810
students

Female
61%
11,372

Male
39%
7,438

11%

2,302
students

Female
55%
1,251

Male
45%
1,051

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 24%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
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

1,306

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 24

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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