Grand Valley State University Reviews
Rating 3.73 out of 5 3,816 reviews
No problems so far other than a few bad professors. But you'll have that type of problem at every college you go to.
Some of the professors are uhh...not too good. However, the campus is gorgeous and I love my friends, my education, and my opportunities!!
I wish I would have gone here first. I thought it was a great community filled with lots of great activities and a gorgeous campus.
I am a Education Major and was learning to teach virtual as well as classes virtual. We were all still learning about online and what we could do. Make sure to be flexible and understanding of what your professors are going through and that this is new for them as well.
Switching from in person to an online atmosphere was an absolute whirlwind. Despite this crazy change, Grand Valley State University took huge steps toward making an online semester accessible and useful for students. Because of the hard work of the staff at Grand Valley, I have adapted pretty quickly. While taking online classes, I have continued to meet with my professors one-on-one if I have any questions, collaborate with my peers if necessary, and strive for academic greatness.
Online learning is not my preferred method of learning, but the school has done it adequately. The professors are all very helpful and cooperative.
I have loved my time at Grand Valley and am prepared for another two years here at their graduate school.
I love the people that go here, but the food is mediocre and very repetitive. The professors are usually extremely nice, thoughtful, and care about their students; although, like all schools, there are a few that are dicks.
Some classes are extremely difficult to keep up with online. Like labs, for example, are very difficult to complete and understand online.
The university has plenty of resources catered to the needs of all students, most are free of charge or have little cost. THere are hundreds of different campus organizations for students to be apart of to help build more connections on campus.
I was slightly worried about my online experience at GV considering it is my first year, but I have been completely fine. It is disappointing in the aspect of not getting that regular learning experience and making friends, but opportunities are still there. I found that all online or all in person is the best, hybrid is too confusing and too stressful. Most of my professors communicate quickly and efficiently as well.
Grand Valley State University has a beautiful campus first off. Everyone on campus is always social and there to help, it is super easy to make friends. A lot of students end up communicating regularly through group chats and similar ways as well. The professors communicate very well. Also the campus is the perfect size and in the perfect location.
Grand Valley is full of wonderful faculty members who want their students to achieve in and out of the classroom. It is a very inclusive campus that offers hundreds of extracurricular activities to students.
I feel as if there could be a broader standard for online classes at GVSU. Each professor and class is handled so utterly differently it can give you whiplash. There is little to no set standard for online classes and I merely wish they had established some criteria. Also, some professors truly do not know how to operate online, and they could certainly use a little training. Some of my professors understand that there is a lot going on and have a little mercy but some of them seem to be out for your blood when it comes to understand technical and personal difficulties.
Grand Valley is a fairly good colleges. The class choices are diverse and they value a liberal education. The Professor's are a mixed bag but there are far more gems than duds. Their COVID response has been somewhat adequate, definitely lacking but better than a lot of other schools. Overall, I am genuinely happy I chose GVSU.
Overall, it has been great. I feel like I’m at home when I’m at campus. Everyone is so open and caring that you feel like you can accomplish anything.
Like most the adjustment to completely online is very hard. Learning how to practically teach yourself materials and keeping yourself accountable.