Grand Valley State University: Review & Facts

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Grand Valley State University is a large four-year, public school with 23,350 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1960 and is the only school located in Allendale, Michigan.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
112
Good
At Grand Valley State University you can get your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Grand Valley State University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 112 majors. The most popular concentrations are Medical, Education, Biology, Management, and Marketing and Advertising. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings against other colleges.

It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
83%
Good
The rate of student retention at Grand Valley State University is high at 83% (well above Michigan average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Grand Valley State University is average - 69%. About 9% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Grand Valley State University is decent: 16:1. Learn more about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$19,200
High
Average tuition costs are high, $19,200 per year.

Read the details about Grand Valley State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
88%
Easy
According to recent data, 15,465 applications were submitted and 13,535 were accepted, so it is easy to get admitted at this school.

The school will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at Grand Valley State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,400
Medium
Grand Valley State University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Grand Valley State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Grand Valley State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 6,100 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable - approximately $6,400 a year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Grand Valley State University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Grand Valley State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403, USA
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