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Grand Valley State University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

24,541 Students

81% Admitted

  • 25,049 full time
  • 5,067 part time
  • 8,016 men full time
  • 11,458 women full time
  • 16,697 applied
  • 13,877 admitted
  • 3,865 enrolled

21,937 Undergraduates

$11,520 Tuition/Year

  • 3,555 Graduates
  • 168 Non-Degree
  • $11,520 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $9,364 room & board
  • $700 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Lakers
School Colors: Blue, black, and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Staci from Brookfield, IL
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  • GVSU has not only the most beautiful, warm and welcoming campus I have seen (from visiting eight schools in total as a high school senior), it is truly a Home…

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  • Gabriel from Auburn Hills, MI
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  • Grand Valley is a really cool school! Homeschooled all my life, I arrived here and felt instantly accepted and comfortable. The Christian groups on campus are wonderfully diverse…

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  • Ashley from Ohio
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  • Grand Valley State is one of the most beautiful campuses inside and out. Not only am I attracted to the nature that surrounds me, but the student-faculty relationship is like…

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  • Rachel from Ionia, MI
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  • grand valley is a great school, it is very easy to get connected and find a community. the professors are awesome and want to help you succeed and find your…

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  • Katelyn from Midland, MI
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  • due to its closed campus layout and can do attitude from staff and students alike, grand valley state university gives resonates with an energizing feel of a small community with…

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Mission Statement

Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship and public service.

Grand Valley State University
  • Located in Allendale, MI
  • Public
  • 24,541 students enrolled
  • 81% admitted
  • $11,520 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kaitlyn from Maple Rapids, MI
  • I am a current student here

    I definitely enjoy being here, even though my roommates are bad. The campus is great, the staff friendly and informative, and the opportunities for anything are limitless.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful, but I don't feel as though I fit in. Maybe the idea of the whole 'college experience' just doesn't fit my personality. The professors and the other students are usually very nice, though.

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  • 5
  • Mercedes from Detroit, MI
  • I am a current student here

    The University is definitely campus friendly and beautiful. You surely meet life-long friends here at Grand Valley. The extracurricular activities are AWESOME and you can create your very OWN clubs!!

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  • 4
  • Taylor from Grand Haven, MI
  • I am a current student here

    The people here are nice, and as I said, the diversity is great. You will find many people with similar interests, as well as getting to know others that are different.

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