Grand Valley State University: Ranking & Review

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Allendale
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United States
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World
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1249801
Top 5%

Grand Valley State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate81%78%83%
Applicants17,5336,73010,779
Admissions14,1845,2318,937
Enrolled undergraduates4,1171,5552,557
Enrolled total (including graduate students)25,0499,95315,096

1,786 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

347 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores3,149
Percent of students submitting SAT scores76%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
575
Math
565

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,219
Percent of students submitting ACT scores54%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
24
ACT Math
23

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $30. Application fee for graduates - $30.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Grand Valley State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$24,244$29,314
Off-campus$20,654$25,724
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,150 and other expenses per full academic year.

Grand Valley State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,012 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$12,306$17,376
Fees for full-time undergraduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$512$722
Tuition for Full-time graduates$16,053$16,053
Fees for full-time graduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$669$669

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services29471441,093
Health Professions and Related Programs770223711,064
Education11125312448
Public Administration and Social Service Professions207234441
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs31321334
Social Sciences50221271
Psychology24522267
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2218220
Biological and Biomedical Sciences14547192
Visual and Performing Arts1183184
English Language and Literature & Letters1668174
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1656171
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12430154
Engineering12021141
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities106106
Mathematics and Statistics103103
Natural Resources and Conservation27577
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies103343
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4040
History122739
Physical Sciences3737
Legal Professions and Studies2626
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies12324
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2020
Philosophy and Religious Studies88
Grand Total914,4471,068715,677

A total of 4,538 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Grand Valley State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,139 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate65%62%67%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 57%

General info

Alternative namesGVSU
Grand Valley State
Grand Valley
Founded1960
MottoEducating students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementGrand 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.
Colorsblue, black, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,721
Instructional FTE1,347
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.gvsu.edu
Address1 Campus Dr
Allendale, Michigan, 49401-9403
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population18,000
Phone6163312020
Fax+1 (616) 331 2000

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