21,937
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,093
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
80
80%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Related Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Cell And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business/commerce Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management And Services Related Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
Taxation Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Health Communication Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Computer Teacher Education Checkmark
Elementary Education 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
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Middle School Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Physics Teacher Education Checkmark
Reading Teacher Education Checkmark
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Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education Checkmark
Special Education&-gifted And Talented Checkmark
Special Education&-individuals With Emotional Disturbances Checkmark
Special Education&-individuals With Hearing Impairments Checkmark
Special Education&-individuals With Intellectual Disabilities Checkmark
Special Education&-individuals With Multiple Disabilities Checkmark
Special Education&-individuals With Orthopedic And Other Physical Health Impairments Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Occupational Safety And Health Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Writing Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
Germanic Languages Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Diagnostic Medical Sonography And Ultrasound Technology Checkmark
Family Practice Nursing Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration Checkmark
Health Professions Related Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology Checkmark
Occupational Health And Industrial Hygiene Checkmark
Occupational Therapy Checkmark
Physical Therapy Checkmark
Physician Assistant Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Therapeutic Recreation Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Assistant/paralegal Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Statistics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biopsychology Checkmark
International/global Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Related Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Geochemistry Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology Checkmark
Social Psychology Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Administration Checkmark
Social Work Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Photography Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17,509
Applied
14,168
Accepted
21,937
Enrolled
81%
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Female Admissions

10,779
Females Applied
8,937
Females Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,730
Males Applied
5,231
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.6
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 May 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer July 24th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 530 620
SAT Math 530 610
ACT Composite 24 21 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,484
In-state
17,762
Out-of-state
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Fees

8,690
Room & board
4,345
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

10,093
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,902
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,337
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,296
Avg. Loan Aid
3,440
Avg. Grant Aid
5,409
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
67%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

21,937
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.35%
Black or African American 4.82%
White or Caucasian 81.85%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.32%
Asian 2.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 3.51%
Other 0.43%

Gender

Male (41.2%)
Female (58.8%)

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 27%

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
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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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
Student patrols Checkmark
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 Checkmark 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 2 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

1,768
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,183
Part-time - 585
Male - 836
Female - 932