Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$13,244

$18,844

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,535
Declined 1,930
Total Received 15,465
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Public

23,127

undergraduate students

3,866

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 26,993
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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI
49401

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 1
Application deadline (final deadline) May 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,535
Declined 1,930
Total Received 15,465

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

73%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,717

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $13,244
Room $6,382
Board $3,350
Books & supplies $740
Total $23,716
Average Financial Aid - $6,717
Total with Avg. Aid $16,999

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,292,841
State $3,118,794
Institutional $37,618,981
Other external $3,024,350
Total $70,054,966

Non-need-based

Federal $20,140
State $59,736
Institutional $17,089,100
Other external $2,300,514
Total $19,469,490

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Linguistics.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Bioinformatics.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biopsychology.
Biostatistics.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Studies.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Teacher Education.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Earth Science Teacher Education.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
French Language and Literature.
Geochemistry.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Science.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
Microbiology, General.
Music, General.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Neurobiology and Behavior.
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Philosophy.
Photography.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies, Other.
School Psychology.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
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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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

26,993

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

23,127
students

Female
59%
13,688

Male
41%
9,439

14%

3,866
students

Female
71%
2,738

Male
29%
1,128

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

19,978
students

Female
60%
11,971

Male
40%
8,007

14%

3,149
students

Female
55%
1,717

Male
45%
1,432

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 30

Winter: December 1

Spring: April 15

Summer: April 15

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 69
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
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