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Grand Valley State is a public university in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 2,997 graduate students. Of the 33 graduate programs offered at Grand Valley State University - Graduate School, only 1 is offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Grand Valley State University - Graduate School are Social Work, Teaching, and Business. 53% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
Address
318C DeVos Center 401 W Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
2,997
Part-Time Grad Students
1,577
Research Assistants
191
Teaching Assistants
73
Racial Diversity
  • White
    81.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    5%
  • African American
    4.7%
  • Hispanic
    3.5%
  • Multiracial
    2.2%
  • Asian
    1.7%
  • Unknown
    0.8%
  • Native American
    0.4%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Driven
    67%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • N/A
    17%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Competitive and intense
    33%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    17%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    50%

Professors

Poll
83%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.6 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 6 responses
  • $100K+
    17%
  • $75K-$100K
    17%
  • $50K-$75K
    33%
  • $25K-$50K
    33%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 6 responses
  • $50-$75K
    33%
  • Did not graduate yet
    67%
83%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.6 responses
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$43,712
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Median Home Value
$96,279
National
$184,700
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31 reviews
So far my experience with Grand Valley University has been great so far. Ia m currently enrolled in the Medical Dosimetry Master's program at GVSU. This is a program where all of the didactic classes are online and my clinical experience I attend in person. I live in Illinois, so I have never been on campus at GVSU. However, even without being on campus I can tell that I will enjoy this school very much. MY professor has been great with communication and keeping me in the loop when it comes to starting school and getting everything ready to begin classes in the fall. The only thing I would change about this school is that I would prefer if the school utilized "canvas" as their online program for classes instead of "blackboard". I feel that blackboard is harder to navigate and can be more confusing. I have enjoyed everything else with this university so far.
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I have not started the program yet, but it will be great! I will start this fall, working on my Master's to become a K-12 Reading Specialist.
I have recently applied to Grad School at Grand Valley State University. I received my BA in Special Education 2 years ago; through an online college. I loved how GVSU was prepared to tell me about their program. They were also very supportive and encouraging. The Director of my desired Master's program offered to meet via Zoom with me the following morning. She answered all of my questions and gave me information about the program. I left the meeting feeling prepared to start the program.