Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI
4-year
Large
Suburban

Questions and Answers about Grand Valley State University

Sean W.
1 month ago
Am I allowed to paint the dorm room when I move in?
Kearstyn W.
1 month ago
Does GVSU offer transportation between the campuses and/or surrounding areas?
Taylor G.
2 months ago
Does Grand Valley State University have a public chart of credits that transfer from IB, CLEP, or AP courses?
Alyssa D.
3 months ago
Does GVSU have free parking anywhere on campus?
Ella S.
4 months ago
Does Grand Valley State University accept dual enrollment credits?
Kaeleigh P.
4 months ago
Are freshmen allowed to have cars on Grand Valley State University campus?

Majors offered at Grand Valley State University

Biggest majors
Marketing
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Finance and Financial Management Services

Academics at Grand Valley State University

1050-1240
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
21-27
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (83% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Grand Valley State University demographics

81% White
5% Hispanic
5% Black
3% Multiracial
2% Asian
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Common careers for Grand Valley State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)70k
Software Engineer69k
Physical Therapist (PT)68k
Human Resources (HR) Manager63k
Mechanical Engineer62k
Software Developer60k
Financial Analyst54k
Based on 15,078 student responses
48.7kAvg. Early Career Pay
82.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
49%in High-Meaning careers
11%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University financial aid

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Loans per year

Student reviews of Grand Valley State University

by Bold.org students

3.7

5

4

3

2

1

Recommended by

82% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Safe campus
Commuter-friendly
Grace Balog
Biomedical Sciences
Health Sciences
Mental Health
Genetics + 2 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The academic experience was excellent, and I do feel that I received a wonderful education.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I did not like how Grand Valley State University handled the Covid-19 pandemic. Because of this, I would not recommend Grand Valley State University to students.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Even though you might not know anybody at first, people here are welcoming and one can make friends really quickly. From sports clubs to organizations, there are many ways to get involved and feel like you belong here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some classes are in different parts of the "campus" so there is sometimes a lot of commuting. GVSU has an Allendale and Grand Rapids campus.

Josh Britton
Video Editing and Production
Volunteering
Social Media
Soccer + 9 others

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

Coming in during COVID made eating and socializing tough. The dining halls were closed and I was confined to my dorm. There were no club meetings or sporting events. I'm sure things are better now, but if COVID is still a thing when you apply, it won't be a great campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Dining halls are limited. Most only have two options, since there is a shortage of workers none of the other options are open. There are quite a few horrible professors in the biomedical sciences department, but you'll have to stick it out because there aren't many better options. Classes with good professors fill up very quickly.

Maria Gavina Nunez
Photography and Photo Editing

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked that there are many resources available to help students succeed. For instance, tutoring is free and available to all students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some of the professors are not the best at teaching; you as a student have to teach yourself in some courses. But, always reach out and ask for help, and you will be fine.

Arianna Kraljic
Biology
Jewelry Making

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Gv is amazing.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Don't buy a meal plan

Jody Fuller
Babysitting And Childcare
Child Development
Mental Health
Running + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked the small campus feel with a larger student body. The buildings are nice and updated. dorms are nice. academics are challenging depending on your major.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Laker bowls. bad professors.

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