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
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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
12:1
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
2,553Undergrads
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
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  • 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
$29,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
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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My overall experience at Davenport University has been positive. I am pursuing a Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree, from Davenport University. I have a 3.89 grade-point-average. I am on pace, to graduate, and with highest honors. Most of my community college credits transferred and to Davenport University. Davenport University's online Human Resource Management program has been beneficial, because it enabled me, to work, virtually, and from remote locations. Davenport University's policy that pertains to the use of Google Docs should be changed. In several of my courses, instructors enabled students and to use Google Docs. Google Docs enabled these students, to change, and manipulate the other students' works' quality, which is unacceptable. I believe, Davenport University should ban the use of Google Docs, because it creates confusion and conflict.
Tuition rates continue to rise, but not the standards. Hit or miss with the professors, most just copy and paste stuff off of the internet and call it a quiz. If you aren't an athlete, good look making friends. Terrible financial aid service, they always, always get something wrong. Constantly messing up financial aid or scholarships, or taking money away. High turnover rate for employees. Overall feels like an extremely expensive, average-joe community college, and that's the type of education you get. For goodness sake, their motto is "It's not what you know, it's who you know". They don't teach here, they just help you build connections and take your money. This "non-profit" university also pays their president 3/4 of a million dollars for a salary, yet have had a 40% increase in tuition in the past 7 years, if that tells you anything about this school. They just take and take from their students. Major regrets coming here, would not recommend.