|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Grand Valley State University Students||6%||19%||66%||10%||4%||2%||0%|
|All Bold.org College Students||11%||21%||38%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
These schools are similar to Grand Valley State University in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
77% of students
The academic experience was excellent, and I do feel that I received a wonderful education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I liked that there are many resources available to help students succeed. For instance, tutoring is free and available to all students.
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.
Gv is amazing.
Don't buy a meal plan
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.
Laker bowls. bad professors.