C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Davenport University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Independent Great Lakes Region
Address
6191 Kraft Avenue S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Davenport University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$16,742/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,969/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,649/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,018/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,925/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,925/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,524Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    44%
  • Team motivated
    19%
  • Independent
    15%
  • Focused, goal-oriented
    11%
  • Motivated and social
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
37%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Get where the world is going.
    75%
  • Student Dedication for advanced learning
    15%
  • Awesome place to get a great education
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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I think Davenport University is an amazing college for anyone who wants a more family type feel to their experience. When I am on campus, I get greeted by a ton of people and I do not know half of them. Everyone there is super friendly and they are willing to help me with anything I need. My professors are amazing and very considerate as long as you communicate properly with them! The campus is beautiful and I love the modernized designs of their newer buildings! The campus may be small but it is not so small that you get bored on campus! There is always something to do or someone to meet and I love that aspect of campus life!
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I am currently attending Davenport and I love it! There are so many people who are all different and who each have a story to tell. Davenport is a diverse university and that opens the doors for so many opinions and perspectives. I think it's important to listen to and view situations from multiple angles and Davenport gave me the opportunity to do so. DU also has many clubs and sports teams to be a part of. There is something for everyone. My professors and classmates are patient and helpful. They are willing to put in the extra time to help you understand and make sure you get the help you need. I have loved attending classes here!
When I visited Davenport, I loved the campus, dorms, and how modern the buildings were. I liked the class size of business classes, some only having 6 kids in them. The flexibility of scheduling Davenport offers is very helpful, as it allows you to work with professors to figure what is best for you. My favorite thing, however, was the job guarantee Davenport offers to the Business students. If you do not get a job in 6 months after finishing your degree, Davenport will pay for further education you may want. I strongly suggest this college, because they focus on what is best for their students.