Tuition & Fees

$11,994

$17,064

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
51%
400-499
11%
700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
57%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
44%
18-23
45%
12-17
3%
30-36
15%
24-29
36%
18-23
42%
12-17
7%
30-36
7%
24-29
46%
18-23
38%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,168
Declined + 3,341
Total Received 17,509
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Public

21,937

undergraduate students

3,112

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Education
  3. Biomedical Science
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Codes

SAT 1258
ACT 2005

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 25,049
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Scholarships

Allendale, MI

1,391-acre campus in Allendale (population: 17,579), 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.

Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
34%
500-599
51%
400-499
11%
700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
57%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
44%
18-23
45%
12-17
3%
30-36
15%
24-29
36%
18-23
42%
12-17
7%
30-36
7%
24-29
46%
18-23
38%
12-17
9%

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

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,168
Declined + 3,341
Total Received 17,509

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

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,093

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,994
Room & board $8,600
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $21,594
Average Financial Aid - $10,093
Total with Avg. Aid $11,501

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $30,578,276
State $4,172,775
Institutional $31,602,292
Other external $2,775,939
Total $69,129,282

Non-need-based

Federal $64,457
State $75,344
Institutional $10,618,382
Other external $1,346,008
Total $12,104,191

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 748-0246
F: 616 331-3180
go2gvsu@gvsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Michelle Rhodes
Director of Financial Aid
rhodesmi@gvsu.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

Lacrosse

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Crew, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Golf, Golf Scramble, Kickball, Racquetball, Roller Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track And Field (indoor), Volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Tim Selgo (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Lisa M. Sweany (women's)
Senior Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Lakers
School colors
black, white, and blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising/Public Relations
Allied Health Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Art Education
Art History
Art/Studio Art
Athletic Training
Audiology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biostatistics
Business
Business Economics
Cardiovascular Sonography
Cell/Molecular Biology
Cellular/Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Classics
Clinical Dietetics
Communication Studies
Communications
Comprehensive Science/Arts for Teaching
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dance
Data Science/Analytics
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education
Education Technology
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
English Literature/Language
Entrepreneurship
Exercise Science
Film/Video
Finance
French
General Business
Geography
Geology
Geology/Chemistry
German
Global Studies/Social Impact
Health Administration
Health Communications
Health Information Management
Higher Education
History
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Human Resources Management
Information Systems
Information Technology
Instruction/Curriculum
Integrated Science
Interdisciplinary Engineering
International Business
International Relations
Leadership
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Literacy Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Dosimetry
Medical Laboratory Science
Medical/Bioinformatics
Multimedia Journalism
Music
Music Education
Natural Resources Management
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Safety/Health Technology
Occupational Therapy
Operations Management
Philanthropy/Nonprofit Leadership
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science/Government
Product Design/Manufacturing Engineering
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public/Nonprofit Administration
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic/Imaging Science
Religious Studies
School Counseling
School Psychology
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Language Pathology
Sport Management
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Taxation
Theatre
Therapeutic Recreation
Women/Gender Studies
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Education
  3. Biomedical Science

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

25,049

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

21,937
students

Female
59%
12,898

Male
41%
9,039

12%

3,112
students

Female
70%
2,172

Male
30%
940

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

19,373
students

Female
60%
11,582

Male
40%
7,791

12%

2,564
students

Female
52%
1,316

Male
48%
1,248

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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
5%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Countries most often represented Australia
China
Saudi Arabia
Spain
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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Lists & Rankings

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