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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Grand Valley State is an above-average public university located in Allendale, Michigan in the Grand Rapids Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,810 undergraduate students. The Grand Valley State acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Marketing, Education, and Finance. Graduating 67% of students, Grand Valley State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,300.

About

1 Campus Dr
Allendale, MI 49401
About Grand Valley State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Grand Valley State University Rankings

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

GVSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1250
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$16,860 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,930 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 220 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 250 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 250 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    88%
  • Some
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,810 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,302
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 163 responses
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Good people
    16%
  • Hard working
    15%
  • Sociable
    12%
  • Rich
    5%
  • Unique and hardworking
    4%
  • Not very friendly toward " outsiders"
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 281 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 339 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 175 responses
  • Opportunities
    25%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Cares about student success
    13%
  • Academic
    11%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Undergrad
    8%
  • Expensive
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 153 responses

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