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Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

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Overview

Grand Valley State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Allendale, MI, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI  49401
United States
Contact Ms. Jodi Chycinski
Director of Admissions
Email: go2gvsu@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-2025
Fax: 616-331-2000

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Chinese Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Cell/cellular And Molecular Biology Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration/management Checkmark
Human Resources Management And Services, Other Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Health Communication Checkmark
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Computer Teacher Education Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Emotional Disturbances Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Hearing Impairments Including Deafness Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Multiple Disabilities Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Orthopedic And Other Physical Health Impairments Checkmark
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Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Geography Teacher Education Checkmark
German Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
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Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Reading Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Occupational Safety And Health Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Germanic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer And Ultrasound Technician Checkmark
Family Practice Nurse/nursing Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist Checkmark
Occupational Health And Industrial Hygiene Checkmark
Occupational Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Physical Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Physician Assistant Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Therapeutic Recreation/recreational Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Assistant/paralegal Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Biopsychology Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Natural Resources/conservation, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies, Other Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geochemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Psychology Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Photography Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15,415
Applied
13,535
Accepted
20,405
Enrolled
88%
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Female Admissions

9,845
Females Applied
8,764
Females Accepted
89%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,570
Males Applied
4,771
Males Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.7
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 520 620
SAT Math 520 610
ACT Composite 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

13,576
In-state
18,844
Out-of-state
13,576
In-district
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Fees

9,000
Room & board
5,650
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

11,297
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,606
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
9,730
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,901
Avg. Loan Aid
4,684
Avg. Grant Aid
9,025
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
68.2%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
22%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

20,405
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
8%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.01%
Black or African American 4.08%
White or Caucasian 81.92%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.34%
Asian 2.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 3.84%
Other 0.29%

Gender

Male (39.4%)
Female (60.6%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 24%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Campus Life Night, Homecoming and President's Ball

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Habitat for Humanity, Alternative Breaks, Hospitality and tourism Management Club, Dance Troupe and Colleges Against Cancer

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No Division 2 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rowing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 2 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rowing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,563
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,137
Part-time - 426
Male - 715
Female - 831
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